Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
us Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the additional aid would boost humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.
China's continued cooperation with Russia and its conduct toward its neighbors and the South China Sea make the Communist nation a security threat, says NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
Washington is reportedly in discussions with Australia over the building the latter's first nuclear-powered submarines, according to Western officials familiar with the matter.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
The British defense ministry noted that guaranteeing a Black Sea Fleet in Crimea was a reason for Putin's annexation of the region in 2014.
UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tom Andrews warned countries not to take any measures that would legitimize the junta's planned elections.
The USS Ronald Reagan will be arriving in the port city of Busan on Friday, the South Korean Navy said.
The acting UN human rights chief also called on Iranian authorities not to further harass women who do not comply with the hijab rules.
US: Authorities report spike in weapons smuggling to Haiti, Caribbean
Authorities in the United States have seen an increase in weapons being smuggled into Haiti and the Caribbean in recent months. Officials have also sought to boost efforts to counter the trade that has played a part in rising gang violence in Haiti and crime in the region.
Officials in the US reported that there was a spike in weapons that are being smuggled into Haiti and in the Caribbean over the last several months. This follows reports of brutal gang violence in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and countries such as the Bahamas and Jamaica, where there are increasing incidents of firearm-related homicides.
“Not only have we seen a marked uptick in the number of weapons, but a serious increase in the caliber and type of firearms being illegally trafficked,” said Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations Miami, Anthony Salisbury.
“We have been ramping up our efforts to stem the flow of illicit weapons into Haiti and the Caribbean,” Salisbury added.
An example of seized firearms by authorities that were bound for Haiti included handguns and a range of semi-automatic weapons, one of which was identified as a sniper rifle.
Haiti is still under an arms embargo since the 1990s, and the embargo has since been amended to allow some exceptions for exports of weapons to Haitian security forces.
Legal exports of weapons from the United States usually require licenses from US authorities. Guns from the US are known to be acquired from straw buyers, some of whom identify themselves as ultimate end users of guns but later export them illegally.
Meanwhile, the Russian foreign ministry said it was engaging in quiet diplomacy with the United States on a potential prisoner swap, including WNBA player Brittney Griner. Griner was sentenced by a court in Russia to nine years in prison early this month on drug charges.
The Kremlin said Washington was undermining efforts to secure a prisoner swap through its “megaphone diplomacy” over the case.
“Quiet diplomacy is on the way and should bear fruit if Washington allows it, and not fall into propaganda through media hype to score points before an election,” said foreign ministry spokesman Ivan Nechayev.
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