One day after Islamic State militants claimed to have seized the central Iraq city of Ramadi, regional officials say government soldiers are fleeing the area. Raw video from the city purports to show Iraqi soldiers rapidly fleeing the city in a variety of military vehicles.
The battle for Burundi has centered on control of the country’s influential radio stations. VOA’s Gabe Joselow reports from the capital, Bujumbura, that private and government media have both been casualties of the recent political violence.
The United States and China voiced their differences over territorial disputes in the South China Sea during a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to Beijing Saturday and Sunday, with both countries calling for steps to reduce tensions and promote stability.