August 30, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The UN Security Council is calling on the global community to provide aid to Afghanistan. This comes as Kabul marks one year since the United States completely withdrew its troops from the country.
2.Ukrainian forces have launched a new counter-offensive against Russian troops in the country’s southern Kherson region. Media outlets in Ukraine reported on Monday that Ukrainian troops had breached the first line of Russian defenses and forced part of the Russian forces to retreat from their positions in Kherson.
3.International Atomic Energy Agency officials have worried fighting around Europe’s largest nuclear plant could spark a catastrophe. Inspectors arrived in Ukraine on Monday to check on the Zaporizhzhia complex for themselves. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi is leading the team. They’ll survey the damage, evaluate working conditions, and check on safety measures.