Women activists have urged heads of state to come together and demand the Taliban uphold women's and girls' rights.
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
Latvia's foreign minister said the country would not issue visas to Russians looking to flee from mobilization.
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.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
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Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida also called for reforms in the UN system that gives Russia veto power.
The USS Ronald Reagan will be arriving in the port city of Busan on Friday, the South Korean Navy said.
Truss reportedly informed Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid about her review of relocating the British embassy to the contested city.
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.
The alliance has deployed its reserve troops to Kosovo for training amidst fears of unrest among local Serbs.
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.
Myanmar coup: ASEAN bans junta from future summits until progress is made on peace plan
The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to ban Myanmar’s ruling generals from future meetings. The bloc agreed that the ban would be in place unless the junta makes progress with the agreed peace plan.
During the ASEAN summit last week, the foreign ministers of the member countries agreed to ban the ruling generals from future meetings until the junta has shown progress and compliance with the peace plan.
Speaking at a news conference at the end of the summit, Cambodian foreign minister Prak Sokhonn, who is also the special envoy to Myanmar, said the junta “must act in a way that shows progress is made, then we will be able to act on a decision to show progress.”
The ministers criticized the lack of progress the junta made on the peace plan agreed upon between the bloc and coup leader Min Aung Hlaing back in April 2021, not long after the generals seized power and ousted Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in February.
The ministers also demanded that the so-called State Administration Council take action to comply with the plan before the regional summit in November.
The ministers expressed their disappointment in the lack of progress and lack of commitment by the authorities in Myanmar to implement the five-point peace plan. The ministers also warned Myanmar in the joint statement, referencing Article 20 of the ASEAN charter, that the leaders of the bloc may also take action for non-compliance.
Myanmar’s state-owned news outlet, the Global New Light, reported that the junta rejected the statement by ASEAN, and said that it would continue to follow its own peace plan. Junta-appointed foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin was not allowed to attend the meeting and the foreign ministers’ retreat. Min Aung Hlaing was also not invited to the last summit.
During the meeting, the ministers also said they may reconsider the peace plan should the generals execute more political prisoners, following the execution by the junta of four activists linked to Myanmar’s resistance movement.
“If more prisoners are executed, we will be forced to rethink…our role vis a vis ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus,” said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the bloc’s current chair.
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