Greetings Readers,

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

  • Sixteen Afghanistan police killed in U. S. airstrike. (Official)
  • North Korea snubs South Korea over potential military talks.
  • U. S. bans American tourists from going to North Korea.
  • North Korean economic growth reported highest in 17 years.
  • Taiwan reports Chinese jets flew over island’s defense zone.
  • Indonesia President Wododo urges police to shoot drug dealers.
  • Philippine President Deterte extends Mindanao martial law.
  • President Duterte states he will never visit ‘lousy’ America.
  • Thailand’s ex-politico Yinguck faces possible 10 years prison term.
  • Israel bans Palestinian men under 50 attending Jerusalem Mosque.
  • Four Palestinians, three Israelis killed in West bank, Mosque violence.
  • Abbas Freezes contacts with Israeli government over Mosque violence.
  • Bitter fighting begins at first Syrian army thrust into Raqqa.
  • Pentagon says Iraqi ISIS leader Baghdadi may not be dead.
  • Saudi King Salman orders Security Directorate shake up..
  • Siemens cuts relations with Russia over breach of Crimea sanctions.
  • Iran F.M. Zarif states Iran is 100% in compliance with nuclear treaty.
  • Trump to Iran release American citizens or face serious consequences.
  • Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns after six months.
  • Trump asks attorneys of his authority to grant pardons to staff.
  • Intel reveals Justice Secretary Sessions contacts with Russians.  
  • Entertainer Justine Bieber banded in China for bad behavior.
  • Global economy to grow 3.7 percent in 2017. 

       (News items gleaned from Network.NewsAsia. BBC, CNN, and Aljazeera)

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All the Best to you.

Ron Miller