All sides fighting in the current battle for Mosul have been accused of past human rights abuses, with the worst allegations focusing on IS.
The ministers were sacked in a sweeping move that underlined the fragility of President Ashraf Ghani's struggling government.
The fighting took place as the government troops conducted a clearance operation in western Rakhine state.
Rodrigo Duterte warned he may use his executive power to suspend a legal safeguard against arbitrary arrest and detention.
South Koreans demanded the ouster of President Park Geun-hye in one of the biggest protests in the country in about 30 years.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion in Bagram which killed at least four people and wounded 14 others.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai at 6:43 am on Saturday.
Republican congressional leaders had made clear that they wouldn't consider the TPP trade deal in the remainder of Obama's term.
A global chemical weapons watchdog condemned the use of banned toxic agents by the Syrian govt and terrorists in Syria.
Japan has agreed to sell India civil nuclear power equipment and technology.