Tensions in the Pacific run high between the U.S. and China over the independence of Taiwan and territorial claims in the South China Sea.
The president said peace was "probably going to be happening" despite reports of continuing exchanges of weapons fire along the disputed Kashmir border.
"Don't threaten us with killing. We are thirsty for martyrdom and eradicating arrogance," Major General Qassem Soleimani said.
"The sovereignty of Gibraltar is unchanged and is not going to change," said Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson.
The Netherlands became the latest European country to restrict campaigning for Erdogan's drive for sweeping new powers.
Regional stakes high given North Korea's threat to test an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Technical failures in the Russian air force make a disaster at Latakia very likely.
Tensions are high after insurgent attacks last week left roughly 90 dead.
The North Korean military have stepped up operations with parachute drills increasing by 20 times, according to an insider