North Korea has relaunched the "Mass Games" titled "the Glorious Country" that involves a formation of glowing drones, lasers and stadium-sized gymnastics shows to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's founding.
The new UN envoy for Myanmar has told authorities in her first visit to the country that those behind atrocities and attacks against persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state “must be held accountable.”
Libya's rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday, trying to give stalled UN talks a new push.
After winning the presidential elections, in a televised message, President Hassan Rouhani said: “I am committed to my announced plans and whatever I have declared [during the election campaign] and I will go forward with firm determination and your continued support.”
A Syrian minister says any effort aimed at reconciling the conflicting sides in Syria should be carried out within the country, stressing that any action taken to that end outside of Syria will be “fruitless".