Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu said China is using its military drills as a game-plan for a potential invasion.
Kyiv has called to make the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility a demilitarized zone as it trades blame with Moscow for shelling the plant.
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.
G7 foreign ministers have demanded Russia to return complete control of the Zaporizhzhia power plant to Ukraine.
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.
A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.
The Swedish government has agreed to extradite a Turkish national wanted for bank card fraud as part of its agreement with Turkey over NATO.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the G7 stance that China resolve disputes around Taiwan peacefully.
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.
Ukraine's Brigadier General said Russian forces have increased air strikes on Ukrainian military positions and infrastructure as Ukrainian troops send reinforcements to Pisky.
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.
The White House said it was discussing pushing the bill banning assault weapons to top lawmakers in another step further from the recent legislation addressing gun violence.
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.
Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.
Iran to execute Swedish-Iranian national convicted of spying for Israel this month
Iran and Israel have been at odds for years over issues that have affected the political environment in the region. Tehran is reportedly set on executing a Swedish-Iranian national convicted of allegedly spying for Israel this month.
A report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news outlet via Reuters says that Tehran is set to execute a Swedish-Iranian national, Ahmadreza Djalali, on charges of spying for Israel. Djalali was arrested back in 2016 during an academic visit to Iran. The country’s judiciary has yet to confirm the report of Djalali’s execution on May 21.
Djalali was accused of providing Israel with information to help in its attempt to assassinate several senior nuclear scientists. Djalali’s wife has denied the charges against him.
The announcement of Djalali’s reported execution this month was made prior to Sweden trying Iranian former prosecution official Hamid Noury.
Noury was arrested in 2019 by Swedish authorities on charges of his involvement in the execution of political prisoners on government orders in Iran back in 1998. Iran’s now-president Ebrahim Raisi was at the time the deputy prosecutor of Tehran.
To note, Swedish law states that courts can try Swedish citizens and other nationals for crimes that violate international law that was committed overseas.
“Sweden and the EU condemn the death penalty and demands that Djalali be released,” tweeted Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde. “We have repeatedly stated this to Iranian representatives. We are in contact with Iran.”
Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian demanded Noury’s release on state media in his call with Linde. Amirabdollahian called Sweden’s trial of Noury “illegal.”
Back in April, the spokesperson for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Behrouz Kamalvandi, cited terrorist attacks on Iran’s Karaj nuclear facility as a reason for relocating its workshop that produces parts for centrifuges for uranium enrichment underground. Back in June 2021, the workshop suffered what Tehran described as a sabotage attempt by Israel.
Kamalvandi also accused the UN watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency of not paying enough attention to “vicious operations” conducted by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
This comes amidst stalled talks between Iran and the West in an effort to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.