A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
The British defense ministry said in its bulletin that Russian forces are likely using anti-personnel mines in the Donbas region, which would lead to many casualties.
The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.
Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards showed support for the Islamic Jihad, condemning the recent Israeli raid on Gaza.
Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.
Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.
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.
The bloc's foreign ministers agreed on banning Myanmar's ruling generals from attending meetings until the junta shows progress on the peace plan.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
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.
Joe Biden voices support for overriding Senate filibuster to codify abortion rights
Following the ruling of the US Supreme Court overturning the landmark abortion rights decision, Congress is facing growing calls to codify abortion rights into law. President Joe Biden, during the NATO summit, expressed support for lifting a Senate tradition in order to codify the right to women’s bodily autonomy into law.
During a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid Thursday, Biden proposed that Senators would lift a legislative roadblock in order to pass a law that would legalize abortion rights nationwide following the court’s strike down of the decision. The Senate filibuster has often been utilized by Republicans in the evenly divided chamber to block or stall Democrat-led bills.
“If the filibuster gets in the way – it’s like voting rights - it should be we provide an exception for this,” said the US leader. With the Senate filibuster, the chamber needs 60 votes to pass the threshold.
However, a spokesman for West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin and an aide to Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema told Reuters that the two lawmakers’ stances on the filibuster remain the same.
White House officials did not disclose other details on what Biden’s strategy would be in order to codify abortion rights. However, the US leader’s stance, along with the announcement of a meeting with state governors on abortion rights, follows the criticism Biden received from members of his own party over his response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
“There has been pressure building up to act and show that we are doing more,” a Biden administration source told Reuters. “The president has always believed something must be done.”
During his final press conference in Madrid following the NATO Summit, Biden also reiterated that Washington and the NATO alliance would be standing by Ukraine as it continues to fight the war being waged by Russia since February. Biden also announced an additional $800 million of military assistance to Kyiv.
“We’re gonna stick with Ukraine, and all of the allies will stick with Ukraine, as long as it takes, and in fact make sure they are not defeated,” said the US leader, who noted that it is not clear when the war would end, but that it will not end with Russia defeating Ukraine.