A number of events such as the President’s visit Joko Widodo to United States of America until Thailand sharing marijuana trees made international news over the weekend.
The development of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine also still dominated global news on Thursday (13/5).
Here’s yesterday’s international flash.
Taliban prohibits men and women from eating together in Herat Afghanistan
The Taliban has banned men and women from eating together and visiting parks at the same time in the western city of Herat.
Reported AFP, Thursday (12/5), Afghanistan is a very conservative and patriarchal country. However, men and women eating together in restaurants are commonplace — especially in Herat, a city long considered liberal by Afghan standards.
A Taliban official at the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Crime in Herat Riazullah Seerat said authorities “have instructed that men and women be separated in restaurants”.
Thailand Will Give 1 Million Cannabis Trees to Homes
The Royal Thai government will provide one million cannabis plants for free to homes in the country from June.
The gift of the plant was made to celebrate the new rule that people are allowed to grow marijuana in their homes.
Kim Jong-un orders North Korea Lockdown Tight after the first Covid findings
North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un orders territorial closure (lockdown) strictly after his government confirmed the first Covid-19 case on Thursday (12/5).
“Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un called on all cities and counties across the country to completely lock down their territory,” the North’s state news agency KCNA reported.
The reason Jokowi was not welcomed by top US officials when he arrived in Washington
President Joko Widodo’s visit to the United States on Tuesday this week was widely discussed. One of them was because the number one person in Indonesia was not greeted by Uncle Sam’s officials when he arrived at the Andrews Military Base.
However, a spokesman for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said it was nothing extraordinary. Because, according to Faizasyah, President Jokowi’s visit to Washington DC this time was to attend the ASEAN-US Summit, not a bilateral visit.