While the globe is preoccupied with the coronavirus and economic meltdown, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pursuing his neo-Ottoman ambitions by projecting his country’s power on two fronts in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The External Affairs Ministry said in statement that a meeting between Indian and Chinese military commanders at a border post in the Himalayan region on Saturday took place in a "cordial and positive atmosphere.”
Authorities have carried out a sustained crackdown on alleged followers of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen since the failed coup in July 2016, when 250 people were killed.
Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 were cadets and the rest were staff and their family members, he said. Most had no symptoms. Seventeen were still in hospital on Saturday.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper made known his regret at having accompanied Trump to the presidential photo opportunity in front of St. John's on the day of the Lafayette Square confrontations.
Thursday's main simulation saw Taiwan fighter jets, warships and ground troops repelling an enemy attempt to land on a beach in the central city of Taichung in an operation involving some 8,000 service members.
Azerbaijan's defence ministry denied the claim that its helicopters and tanks had been hit.
UK search and rescue authorities are taking part in the search of the crash site. Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force base that hosts the US Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing, known as the Liberty Wing. The base is about 80 miles (130 kilometres) northeast of London.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Israeli troops earlier had been in ambush following "irregular” activity in the Golan Heights. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967 and later annexed the territory.