Greetings Readers,

Asia, Middle East, US. News Briefs to be read in two minutes or less.

  • North Korean ICBM like launch was nuclear capable. (CIA)
  • U. S., South Korea forces respond with military defense drills.
  • South Korea warns of a sixth North Korea nuclear test.
  • U. S. ready in any eventuality with all capabilities available.
  • Putin posits a plan to cut tensions on the peninsula
  • XI, Putin propose reduction in joint U. S., South Korea drills.
  • China, Russia demand withdrawal of THAAD missile system.
  • Philippine army finds over 400 insurgent guns in Marawi City.
  • Prime Minister congratulates Iraqi military on Mosul victory.
  • Saudi Arabia and allies hold crucial Qatar meeting in Cairo .
  • Britain says Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to extremist in U. K.
  • U. S. Sec. Tillerson says action needed to End N. Korean threat.
  • Pew Poll: U. S. favorability sharply down around the world.

(News taken from Channel.NeAsia, BBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera)

All the Best to you.

Ron Miller

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