Iraq and Syria both declared victory against ISIS late last year, but the jihadis have maintained a presence in the face of pro-government and U.S.-led airstrikes in the latter.
Russia's new stealth jet is reportedly set to be equipped with hypersonic missiles said to be invincible to all current defense systems.
Security forces were set to send in a dozen VBRGs, which had previously been deployed in Kosovo and the Ivory Coast; each VBTG can carry a 7.62 mm machine gun, a 40 mm grenade launcher and a bulldozer-like blade.
As the U.S. threatened to end the INF treaty, Russia's top diplomat said the White House was "preparing the grounds to destroy" the New START as well.
The Peresvet laser complex was placed on experimental combat duty on December 1 after Russian servicemen underwent special training to use the weapon.
The U.S. Navy sailed near the Peter the Great Bay "to challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims" a week after taking on China in the South China Sea.
Peace talks for Yemen's deadly conflict were set to begin in Sweden, just as U.S. lawmakers were considering ending support for Saudi Arabia in the war.
Beijing and Washington vie for influence in the Asia-Pacific as China presses strategic regional goals.
The Syrian Defense Ministry said, "Our air defenses are thwarting hostile targets over the area of Al-Kiswah and are shooting them down."
"We will not hesitate to use military force when our interests are threatened," said the U.S. special envoy for Iran.
The Pentagon on Wednesday identified the U.S. service members killed in central Afghanistan this week by a roadside bomb in what is the deadliest day for American forces so far this year.
A Cowen Research report finds the effects of cutting certain U.S. arms deals to Saudi Arabia "would be limited in duration and scope."
The Russian military's first batch of Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile systems is just the latest reason the U.S. is looking to bolster its Arctic presence.
"These are brave people, these are great people, these are special people," Trump said.
"By 2035, if not before, China will likely be able to contest U.S. operations throughout the entire Indo-Pacific region"
Russian lawmakers think their nuclear doctrine should include "taking a decision to retaliate in case of enemy use of hypersonic and other strategic conventional weapons."
"There is only one thing I still hope for in my 50 years of military service: the reunification of the motherland," Chinese Lieutenant General He Lei said.
North and South Korea have both destroyed 10 guard posts on the demilitarized zone, hoping to reduce tensions and work toward peace.
As the U.S. seeks to rearrange troops to confront Russia and China abroad, the two powers are growing their presence in Africa.
"Trump is someone who dodged the draft himself. Who is he to say that this revered military hero didn't do his job?"
The U.S. and Russia have blamed one another for letting conditions in the Rukban refugee camp get so bad.
The remarks come after Chinese President Xi Jinping told his forces to "concentrate on preparing for war."