Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on all Russians for one year.
In a letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the House will pass the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured nuclear plant with the knowledge that Ukrainian forces cannot strike back as the strike killed 13 in the area of Marhanets.
Kim claimed "victory" over the pandemic as his sister, Kim Yo-jong, blamed the outbreak from the leaflets sent across the border from South Korea.
Pelosi praised the Senate's passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and said she will urge the House to pass the legislation as it is.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the incoming members of the Cabinet and new officials under the ruling Liberal Democratic Party must "review" their ties to the Unification Church.
Pyongyang is holding two meetings of its parliament, with the recent meeting reviewing its anti-epidemic policy.
Afghanistan: Religious, ethnic leaders address girls' education during national gathering
Religious and ethnic leaders in Afghanistan all came together this week in the national unity gathering organized by the Taliban. During the event, the issue of girls’ education was addressed despite having no women in attendance.
Reuters reports that the key issue of girls’ education was addressed during the national unity gathering in Afghanistan organized by the insurgent group. It was the first of such gatherings since the Taliban took control of the country again in August last year after the West’s withdrawal.
The gathering comes amidst concerns by the international community over the group’s policies on women and girls, especially girls’ education. No women were present at the gathering amongst the 3,000 male participants.
One attendee at the event that was held in the capital of Kabul, Sayed Nasrullah Waizi of the central Bamiyan province, said girls should be allowed to attend high school. Waizi cited that the girls “will learn and be a good guide for their children in society.”
A spokesperson for the Taliban said the group intends to respect whatever the participants at the gathering decided on girls’ education. However, the final decision would be up to the Taliban’s Supreme Leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada.
Civil society groups have criticized the event for having no female representation. The Taliban’s acting deputy prime minister said women were involved in the event through their male representatives.
Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said women could be included in possible meetings in the future.
During the gathering, Akhunzada, who was in attendance, congratulated the insurgent group for regaining control of Afghanistan since August last year.
“The success of the Afghan jihad is not only a source of pride for Afghans but also for Muslims all over the world,” said Akhunzada, according to the state news outlet Bakhtar News. The reclusive leader, who is based in Kandahar, also received pledges of loyalty from the participants.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a news conference at the end of the NATO Summit in Madrid that Ankara has yet to receive a response from the insurgent group to the proposal that Turkey operate the airport in Kabul with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.