The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in Washington to discuss America's future military presence. The talks come as a suspected CIA drone strike killed nine along the Pakistani border.
Beijing has planned a 10 percent increase to its military budget. The rise in funding is to facilitate the modernization of China's defense capabilities.
HRW says South Sudan's government forces, and the rebels they're fighting against, are still recruiting children to fight in the civil war - despite assurances to the contrary. The government has rejected the report.
European Union foreign ministers have called for greater cooperation with mainly Muslim countries in the battle against terrorism. This came with EU countries on high alert following the recent deadly attacks in Paris.