The fight for Mosul has seen periods of swift territorial gains as well as weeks of grueling urban combat with high civilian and military casualties.
Australia has previously been hesitant to throw its support behind Russia's foray into the Middle East.
Malaysian police said the cause of death of the DPRK man still remained unknown.
The landlocked nation has been roiled by an economic crisis since 2016 due to government overspending and declining revenues from commodity exports.
Search for the temple's former abbot who is wanted on money-laundering charges will be intensified.
The Myanmar military claimed the end of a four-month area clearance operations on Friday.
Duterte, who recently suspended the national police from the anti-narcotics campaign, has ordered the military to play a role in his crackdown.
Pakistan’s interior minister said terrorists are using Afghan refugees as facilitators for their acts.
The draft charter was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum last August, pending royal endorsement since last November.
Iran's proven oil reserves of about 160 billion barrels, almost 10 percent of the world's total, rank it fourth among petroleum-rich countries.