The situation in Ukraine has not settled. In fact, the government and rebels in the east have both said they experienced the deadliest month of fighting. Eight government soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours.
A peace deal was signed in Minsk in February but clashes have continued on. 6,500 people have died since the Ukrainian revolution turned deadly in April of 2014.
Saudi-backed troops in Yemen have made some moves. Focused on the strategic control of Aden, Yemeni troops supported by the Saudi coalition have reportedly captured the airport from Houthi rebels on Tuesday. Added to that, they’ve also taken a port in Aden from the reigning rebels Wednesday.
United Nations Syria envoy meets southern rebels for the first time. In addition to the meeting in the south, Staffan De Mistura talked to at least eleven other Syria opposition groups in Istanbul this month.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters have moved into Zabadani city near the Lebanese border. And President Bashar al-Assad said the Iran deal would help him and his country, as rebels show worries.
TL;DR | At the top, Ukraine fighting at its worst; Yemeni troops gain against Houthi rebels
In war and conflict, 27 airstrikes were targeted at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by United States and allies — Two suicide bombers killed a Syria rebel leader in Idlib — 12 were killed in Boko Haram raids
20 foreign tourists were arrested in China for “terror videos” — Two French citizens, along with 20 suspected militants, were detained by Mali police — Man executed in U.S.’ Missouri for strangling 19-year-old — Suspect of Islamic State bomb plot held without bail in U.S.’ Massachusetts
In foreign relations, Pakistan says it shot down spy drone on disputed border with India — Bahrain hits back at U.S. on human rights criticism — Rwandan lawmakers back move to approve presidential run for third term — Uganda president calls for unity in Burundi crisis
In courts and global rights, Gitmo Bay board weighs case of alleged al-Qaeda member — International aid charities reluctant to share full scale of fraud — Rights group says Egypt new anti-terror law “deadly blow to human rights”
Family of police chokehold victim renew calls for charges on officer — U.S. president calls for criminal justice reforms by end of year — Judge dismisses counts in Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit case
Obama to hold conference Wednesday afternoon on Iran deal — Security bills in Japan are passed, allowing troops to fight abroad — India watching China in its Indian Ocean thrust amid South China Sea dispute — Global aid in Syria struggles to deliver