South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday nominated the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as defense minister.
South Korea names new defense chief amid stalled North Korea diplomacy
As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.
Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes
Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) participated in military drills known as ‘Peace Mission 2018’ in Chelyabinsk on Wednesday.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation holds drills in Russia's Chelyabinsk
Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani Islamic party have called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician's plan for a blasphemous cartoon competition depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Pakistani protesters call for expulsion of Dutch ambassador over blasphemous plan
Myanmar has blatantly rejected the findings of a United Nations (UN) investigation that holds the country’s military responsible for committing genocide against its minority Rohingya Muslim population.
Despite mountain of evidence, Myanmar denies genocide
A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Indonesia.
6.2-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Indonesia
North Korean officials have warned in a letter to the United States that denuclearization talks were “again at stake and may fall apart,” CNN reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
North Korea tells US denuclearization talks may fall apart
Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh on Tuesday challenged the United Nations to ensure Myanmar’s generals stand trial after investigators called for top military commanders to be prosecuted for genocide against the minority.
Rohingya demand justice after UN probe calls for genocide prosecution
Russia will hold its biggest war games next month in nearly four decades, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies.
Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades
Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has announced he would run in his ruling party’s leadership election, which could turn him into Japan’s longest-serving premier.
Japan's Abe says will run for ruling party leadership

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