The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday.
Yemen's armed Houthi movement and and its political allies formed a new government on Monday, the Houthi-run state news agency reported.
Rebels stormed an Indian military base in Kashmir Tuesday, triggering a gunbattle that left two army officers and a militant dead.
An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a US military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz, US officials said.
US State Department assistance for Philippines law enforcement has been diverted to maritime security and human rights training.
Japan culled over 300,000 chickens and ducks after a highly contagious form of bird flu was found in 2 locations in the north of the country.
The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to impose new sanctions on North Korea for its fifth and largest nuclear test.
Police figures show Duterte's anti-drug campaign killed over 2,500 people.
The Israeli military says it has carried out an air strike in Syria on a building used by IS militants to attack Israeli forces.
Space World amusement park closed the attraction Sunday after a flood of criticism on social media.