. THE JERUSALEM POST (ISRAEL)
Biden and Israeli leaders discuss Iran nuclear weapons, to sign joint pledge
US President Joe Biden landed in Israel on Wednesday afternoon, launching his first official visit to the country as president.
. REUTERS (UK)
Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues
Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports blocked by Russia and ease the risk of starvation faced by millions, but an end to the war remained far off as heavy shelling continued on Thursday.
. BAHA (AUSTRIA)
Turkey, S. Arabia, Egypt want to join BRICS
President of the BRICS International Forum Purnima Anand said on Thursday that Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia want to join BRICS, adding that a decision on the admission of some of the countries may happen during the organization’s next summit in 2023.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Nation awaits president’s resignation
Sri Lankans are waiting for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a day after he fled to the Maldives to escape a popular uprising against an economic crisis blamed on his government’s mismanagement.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Pacific forum signals reset with Australia, U.S. as China hovers
This year’s Pacific Islands Forum is not likely to be remembered for its climate change agenda, but for reasons such as the sudden absence of Kiribati, the presence of uninvited Chinese officials, and a hug between leaders of two countries that were at odds earlier this year.
. DW (GERMANY)
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to resign
Despite winning a confidence vote, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said he would resign after the populist Five Star Movement, a coalition ally, pulled its support for the government.