China’s Xi to visit Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with the US
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to arrive in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for a two-day state visit amid high tensions between the United States and the two countries, according to a source with knowledge of the trip, an Arab diplomatic source and two senior Arab officials.
Indonesia parliament ratifies law banning extramarital sex
Indonesia’s parliament approved a new criminal code on Tuesday that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail,
. AL JAZEERA
Ukrainians face emergency blackouts after Russian missile attacks
Ukraine has warned of more emergency blackouts, particularly in the Kyiv region, after a wave of Russian missile attacks damaged energy infrastructure that had only just been repaired.
. NIKKEI ASIA
South Korea’s Yoon draws closer to ASEAN, keeping distance from China
President welcomes Vietnam’s PM in latest move of new Indo-Pacific strategy
. THE RIO TIMES
Mexico says that Ecuador will enter the Pacific Alliance
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, hinted that he is willing to sign a trade agreement with Ecuador.