Japan launched a next-generation satellite "Himawari-9," aiming to further improve meteorological services in the Asia-Pacific region.
A prince of Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud family was given lashes in a prison in Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, a Saudi newspaper report.
The attacks by Abu Sayyaf along the sea border have paralyzed trade and commerce in the region, said the Philippine President.
An new analysis of the final moments of the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight suggests no one was controlling the plane when it plunged.
Fidel Ramos is a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte but has recently turned critical of the maverick leader.
Villagers along the frontier have been evacuated to safer places as tension escalated in the disputed Kashmir region recently.
Russia said the failure by the West to rein in Islamists had indefinitely delayed the negotiation process.
The order is aimed at ensuring that the SDF is ready to intercept projectiles from DPRK at any time.
The visit comes a year after the UN investigator aborted a visit citing a lack of government assistance.
Japan's Kyodo News agency says journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka was reporting on the battle to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State.