August 2, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.US President Joe Biden has announced the death of Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday – more than a decade after the group’s previous head was killed.
2.A senior official in the Ukrainian grain industry welcomed the departure of a ship loaded with grain from the port of Odesa. It was the first shipment since Russia blocked exports in February.
3.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says his speech at the review meeting of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was to show Japan’s strong resolve to uphold the treaty along with other parties. Kishida told reporters after addressing the NPT review conference on Monday that he will lay out a realistic road map to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.