The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
The Malaysian Prime Minister also expressed disappointment over the lack of progress on the ASEAN five-point peace plan.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
Legislation to set up the anti-corruption watchdog is set to be introduced to parliament on Wednesday.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors to explain the "hostile" and "interventionist" stances of the media's coverage of Mahsa Amini's death
Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.
The EPA has launched the Office of Environmental Justice and Civil Rights aimed at helping minorities disproportionately affected by water and air pollution.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Two lawmakers briefed by the South Korean intelligence agency said Pyongyang may carry out its nuclear test between October 16 and November 7
South China Sea: US FM says Washington opposes any unilateral change to status quo on Taiwan
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this week. Blinken said Washington opposes any unilateral change to the status quo concerning Taiwan, and that the US policy on Taiwan remains the same.
Blinken met with the ASEAN foreign ministers in Cambodia aside from attending a security-focused meeting of over 27 countries with the food crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, the situation in the Taiwan Strait, and the unrest in Myanmar. Blinken and the ASEAN bloc pledged to upgrade their relations to a strategic partnership.
“We and countries around the world believe that escalation serves no one and could have unintended consequences that serve no one’s interests, including ASEAN members, and including China,” said Blinken.
Blinken said during the meeting that cross-strait stability is in the interests of the region. The top US diplomat’s comments follow a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in 25 years, drawing the ire of China, which claims Taiwan as its territory.
China ramped up its military activities near the island on Thursday, firing multiple missiles as it carried out its largest military drills around Taiwan. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Beijing has made the utmost diplomatic effort to avert any crisis, but it will not allow its core interests to be targeted.
The military activities by China have also led to protests from Japan, as five Chinese ballistic missiles landed in its exclusive economic zone, according to Japanese defense minister Nobuo Kishi Thursday.
Wang also canceled a meeting with Japan’s foreign minister Hayashi Yoshimasa following Beijing’s ire toward the G7 statement that urged China to resolve its disputes around Taiwan in a peaceful manner. Wang also refused to meet with Blinken despite being in attendance
The 10-member bloc also warned of possible miscalculation in the Taiwan Strait and a “serious confrontation” between major world powers. The bloc said that tensions could lead to “open conflicts and unpredictable consequences” and called for restraint.
“ASEAN stands ready to play a constructive role in facilitating peaceful dialogue between all parties,” the bloc said in a statement.
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