The confirmation comes as China continues to increase military pressure on Taiwan, including repeated missions by Chinese warplanes in Taiwanese air defence zone.
Clashes erupted as national forces and paramilitaries engaged in fighting with members of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa in an operation to recapture the strategic town of Guricel.
Provincial counterterrorism department says militants opened fire on police triggering a gun battle that left nine “terrorists” dead.
Rights group calls for a halt in forcible eviction of Afghan Hazaras and others and urged the Taliban to try land disputes according to the law.
Countries are increasingly wielding military exercises as a foreign policy tool, but they fall short of aspirations and threaten regional stability.
The two countries decided to set aside offensive rhetoric and focus on intensifying bilateral relations through constructive talks.
Houthis warn they are “on the edges of” Marib as Saudi-led coalition says it targeted nine of the rebels’ military vehicles south of the city.
Founded by a former US Special Forces veteran, the Phoenix School of Bravery is one small private military organisation that trains Armenians, including teenagers and children.
A new Save the Children report reveals the social impact of Myanmar's military coup since the military takeover unfolded in February.
Several reports of friction in the Taliban leadership raised questions over the group's cohesion since it announced an interim government earlier this month, but analysts say, the Taliban is more united today since the fall of its regime in 2001.
At least 1,200 residents of a Hazara-dominated community were ordered by Taliban fighters to leave their homes in Daikundi province, declaring the land as "disputed".
The Taliban sees the UN as a path to gain global recognition, sanctions relief and international aid assistance, but it is the West that holds the trump card.
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