Ukraine`s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal.
President Barack Obama`s new Pentagon chief said Saturday the United States was seriously considering slowing the pace of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as the country faces a growing Taliban insurgency.
Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger`s southeastern Diffa region on Feb. 6, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Thursday.
Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces in the east of the country has left 15 government soldiers dead and 30 wounded over the past 24 hours, Ukraine`s defence minister said Saturday.
Sri Lanka's new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move toward reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.
Top Indian and US officials on Thursday held talks here to finalise military-related outcomes, especially Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, during the upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.
Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine`s city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev`s military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed.
Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in attacks by separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said on Friday as fighting raged at the international airport in the big eastern city of Donetsk.
Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats on Friday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless.