A spokesman for Myanmar's military placed the blame of the attack on the Arakan Army , an ethnic armed group seeking greater autonomy of the restive Rakhine state. A spokesman for the Arakan Army, denied responsibility.
President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
The religious seminaries educating more than four million students, often from poor backgrounds, have long been accused of links to extremism. But there is more to meet the eye.
The dangerous escalation between Pakistan and India should not be swayed by the media frenzy that currently operates parallel to reality and its terrifying consequences.
Pakistan’s military spokesman says that Indian military aircraft crossed into its territory in the disputed Kashmir region and that Indian jets “released a payload” hastily in a forest area.
The violence earlier this week between the Berom, indigenous farmers, and the Fulani, nomadic cattle herders, took place in Jol, a community part of the Riyom local government area of Plateau state, said military spokesman Major Adam Umar.
Nigeria's military said they rescued more than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria from the jihadi group Boko Haram. The hostages were consisted mainly of women and children.
Syrian regime media first reported that missiles were fired at the Shayrat air base near Homs and an air base in the capital Damascus. However state TV later said a false alarm had triggered air defence systems, and there was no attack.
The latest attack follows a deadly raid on a security convoy in Egypt's North Sinai on Monday in which 18 police officers were killed.
Daesh control over Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, has reportedly been narrowed down to just a few metres.
Over 76,000 people have been infected by the mosquito-borne disesase in the first six months of this year, a record figure that far surpasses last year's total of 55,000.
Hundreds of Syrian rebel fighters and their families depart Barzeh for opposition-held Idlib province in northwest Syria as part of the deal.
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