The date of the tests is not known. North Korean state media released a photo of Kim observing the test-firing of strategic cruise missiles from a patrol boat. In conjunction with the commencement of U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises on Monday local time, Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, is recognized for various qualities, although subtlety is not among them.
Missiles cruise are not banned, but Pyongyang is prohibited from launching ballistic missiles under United Nations Security Council resolutions; South Korean authorities called the report an “exaggeration,” however, the media reported that the missiles, described as “strategic,” were developed to carry nuclear warheads and imply that they can hit their targets without any errors.
After the report came, South Korean and U.S. Forces met in Seoul to kick off the Ulchi Freedom Shield, a large-scale training field exercise. It is the largest number of events ever held in the history of the summit, as well as the largest number of training field drills and computer-hosted simulated command exercises. Kim has long objected to calling them war rehearsals, but it is also the largest number of troops in history participating in the joint exercise.
Expressed South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, “Genuine tranquility is upheld solely through dominant power, not through unilateral pleading or benevolence.” The general populace of South Korea will even participate in a civilian exercise on Wednesday to simulate their reaction to an external attack. They aim to develop backup strategies for North Korean cyber attacks, acts of terrorism, drone assaults, and state-sponsored misinformation campaigns. Specifically, officials from both the United States and South Korea emphasized the significance of Ulchi Freedom Shield in countering the threats posed by Pyongyang.
Last Friday, Prime Minister Japanese Kishida Fumio and President U.S. Joe Biden, hosted a discussion to increase trilateral cooperation, including Indo-Pacific, in response to the growing threats from North Korea.
On Tuesday, August 22nd, Imran Khan, the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, challenges a conviction associated with the sale of government gifts during his tenure.
Cambodia grants its approval for the incoming Prime Minister Hun Manet through a voting process.
From Tuesday, Aug. 22, to Thursday, Aug. 24, the BRICS summit takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
On Wednesday, August 23rd, India successfully executes a lunar mission on the far side of the moon.
Zimbabwe conducts national elections.
Thursday, Aug. 24: The monetary authorities of Turkey and Indonesia decide on their interest rates.
From Thursday, Aug. 24, to Friday, Aug. 25, India will be hosting the G-20 trade and investment ministers.
On Friday, August 25th, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, travels to Greece.
Friday, August 25th, to Saturday, August 26th: Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva travels to Angola.
Saturday, Aug. 26: Gabon conducts general elections.
Bernardo Arévalo, a known anti-corruption crusader who promised to increase investments in healthcare and education, secured only 37 percent of the votes in the electoral contest. This devastating loss for Torres, the former first lady and top candidate, may suspect experts to question her status quo. On Sunday, Arévalo, the leftist candidate from the Seed Movement party, won an overwhelming 58 percent of the vote in Guatemala’s presidential election, signaling a wave of progressive change in Latin America. Institutional attempts to ban his party movement have been made.
In the October presidential runoff, Daniel Noboa, a businessman and candidate of the United Ecuadorian Movement, now faces Luisa González, a surprise winner of the Citizen Revolution Movement’s primary election. González’s victory, with 33 percent of the votes, demonstrates that the top priorities for Ecuadorian voters are boosting the economy, slowing migration, reducing unemployment, and combating crime caused by drug gangs. This success in Latin American politics is not only a win for the leftist Arévalo, but also for the centrist González.
The Riyadh report denies accuracy. The report suggests that the government’s policy may be a part of the official actions of the Saudi force, which could make it a crime against humanity. Human Rights Watch released a report on Monday, accusing Saudi border guards of regularly shooting hundreds of African migrants entering the kingdom from March 2022 to June of this year, and stating that the nature of these killings is “systematic” and “widespread.”
Among the allegations, Saudi Arabia was condemned by Human Rights Watch for forcing African men to rape migrant women and beating migrants, while most of the migrants were said to be coming from Ethiopia and passing through Yemen on their way to the Kingdom.
On Monday, a shooting incident close to the West Bank city of Hebron led to the fatality of an Israeli lady and the harm of an Israeli man. The assault was commended by a representative from Hamas, who described it as a reaction to Israel’s continuous attacks on Palestinian neighborhoods.
On Monday, the United Nations stated that approximately 30 Israelis and over 200 Palestinians have lost their lives in the ongoing violence between the two sides. Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who commended the Palestinians for declaring that the town should be “wiped out,” expressed his approval. The town of Hawara, located near the West Bank, has become the epicenter of the recent regional conflict, with an Israeli settler riot and a shooting incident taking place there. Two Israelis were killed in the attack, which occurred two days after suspected Palestinian terrorists killed them while they were washing their car.