Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a mosque in Kabul on Monday that killed 30 people and injured dozens.
S.Korean cabinet on Tuesday endorses military intelligence pact with Japan despite public and parliamentary opposition.
The number of besieged Syrians has more than doubled over the past year to nearly one million, said UN.
Six Indian soldiers have been confirmed killed, the Pakistan Army said in the statement.
A lone attacker entered a crowded Shia mosque during a ceremony to carry out attack.
Under new arrangement, the Japanese troops will be allowed to respond to urgent calls for help from UN staff and aid workers.
The announcement came after Saudi-led coalition jets bombed army bases on a mountain overlooking Yemen capital Sanna.
A royal cremation of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will not take place for at least another year.
South Korea's opposition People's Party will start collecting signatures for an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye.
The Syrian govt calls on insurgents to withdraw and saying it would not grant autonomy to the rebel-held east in exchange for calm.