Chief of Staff Mohammed Baqeri who came to Turkey for a three day visit, after he made a visit to Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar, came together with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Presidential Palace.
On 16th August 2017, the United States designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a specially designated terrorist organization led by an internationally recognized terrorist. Foreign Office of Pakistan, in its weekly briefing, reacted to this US decision that, “The designation of individuals or groups supporting the Kashmiri right of self-determination as terrorist is completely unjustified.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, at a meeting with members of the public in Dushanbe on July 11, 2017, called on Tajik women to give up Islamic clothing, arguing that hijab is supposedly an alien culture for Tajik women.
A newly-released report on China's "left-behind children" said that nearly one-third of rural students were left behind by their parents, with eight percent claiming that their parents' death had no effect on them.
Media outlets reported on Bill Gates recent visit to Tanzania, where the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation set aside 777 billion Tsh to finance development projects in agriculture, health and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "The ruling, independent, Palestinian state, which is the capital city of East Jerusalem within the boundaries of 1967, should be revived in the shortest time."
On the 7th of August, UNICEF resident representative in Yemen, Meritxell Relano stated that 201 children have been killed in the ongoing war in Yemen since the beginning of 2017. She also reported that 347 children had been maimed and 377 boys recruited in the ongoing fighting in the country this year.