The United Nations human rights agency says at least 232 civilians have lost their lives and 120 women and girls raped this spring during attacks launched by South Sudan government soldiers and their allied forces in opposition-held rural areas.
Three demonstrators, including a teenage girl, have been shot dead by Indian troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as tensions are escalating in the volatile region ahead of the anniversary of the killing of a popular separatist commander.
Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, an attack that Iraqi officials said killed at least 25 paramilitaries and was just across the border from its own territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has no immediate plans for withdrawing troops from Syria, stressing that his country’s military forces would remain in the war-ravaged Arab country as long as it is in Russia’s interests.
South Korea said on Wednesday the issue of US troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is signed.
A total of 30 countries will send some 35,000 soldiers, more than 120 aircraft, 70 ships and 10,000 vehicles to the largest-ever drills held by NATO in Norway, sources in the military alliance have announced.
Some US officials say President Donald Trump has been persuaded not to withdraw troops from Syria immediately, despite his recent announcement that the United States would "be coming out of Syria very soon.”
The Syrian government forces have managed to make further advances on the terrorists’ lines in militant-held Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus, tightening the noose around the foreign-backed terror groups, which have held captive several hundred thousands of people in the flashpoint enclave.
Syrian government forces succeeded Saturday in their deepest push yet into the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, cutting off a major highway that made it hard to move between three parts of the terror-held area, and inflicting a major blow to terrorists there.