More than a quarter of world's population now live in "democratically backsliding countries," says International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
During the two-day meeting, the G7 foreign ministers will join sessions on Ukraine, China and the Indo-Pacific as well as Iran and Africa, among others.
The attack comes as Moscow prepares to annex Ukrainian four regions into Russia after an internationally criticised vote as part of its military offensive against Ukraine.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns that the longer the conflict continues, the more difficult it is to reach a “just and mutually acceptable” solution.
In modern warfare, many nations strive to reach a high degree of "information dominance," which guarantees them superiority and affects the enemy's morale and decision-making
The speed of Ukraine's fightback against Russia's offensive has apparently caught Moscow's military off-guard, bringing swathes of territory Russia had controlled for months back into Ukraine's fold.
OPEC+ says in a statement that it has decided to reduce output by 100,000 barrels per day in October, returning to the production level of August.
Antonio Guterres expressed his gratitude to Türkiye for providing a platform to help resume Ukrainian grain exports to the world via the Black Sea.
Under the Türkiye-brokered deal, the joint coordination centre was set up in Istanbul to carry out inspections at harbours’ entrances and exits, and to ensure the safety of the routes.
Ukraine is preparing for the shipment of stuck grain this week and de-mining will take place "exclusively" in the shipping lanes required for grain exports, says country's infrastructure minister.
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline has started annual maintenance, worrying Europe of a possible extended shut down due to the Ukraine conflict.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have a thorough exchange of views on international and regional affairs with particular emphasis on the situation in Ukraine.
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