WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — President Joe Biden told Southeast Asian nations the United States would stand with them in defending freedom and democracy and called China’s actions toward Taiwan “coercive” and a threat to peace and stability. Several powerful world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were also in attendance during the virtual East Asia Summit.   Biden also says the U.S. would start talks with partners in the Indo-Pacific about developing a regional economic framework.

Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide $4.2 billion worth of assistance to cash-strapped Pakistan to support its economy after Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh.

Bollywood mega star Shah Rukh Khan is all smiles after his son Aryan was granted bail by the Bombay high court, after being arrested during a massive drug bust several weeks ago.  Fans celebrated in the streets and Khan thanked his legal team.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.