US and Russia brokered a deal for cessation of hostilities in Syria. The truce, however, failed as Russian or Syrian warplanes fired missiles in the neighbourhoods of al-Mowasalat, Karm al-Jabal, Karm al-Biek, al-Sakhur and Sheikh Khader in Aleppo city, killing and injuring civilians. The Syrian regime forces also used so called barrel bombs dropped from helicopters.
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has reportedly scrambled its fighter jets on 25 September, after eight Chinese military aircraft flew near islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese fighters and bombers flew between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan in a show of force.
The growing tensions in Asia are the ignite point of new arms race. India is one of its main participant. New Delhi is reacting seriously to the growing strength of its neighbours – Pakistan and China.