Posted at 1:31 pm , on October 31, 2016
Greetings Readers. News brief of Asia and the Middle East meant to be read in two minutes or less. After a three-day pause Iraqi forces resume Mosul offensive. Saudi led coalition airstrikes Yemen …
Source: Asia-Middle East News Briefs #62
Posted at 1:24 pm , on October 31, 2016
News brief of Asia and the Middle East meant to be read in two minutes or less.
- After a three-day pause Iraqi forces resume Mosul offensive.
- Saudi led coalition airstrikes Yemen detention facility, killing 60.
- Coalition says bombing was on Houthi communication center.
- Syrian rebels attack east Aleppo killing 36 civilians.
- Ten killed in Baghdad car bomb attack on Shiite market area.
- Afghanistan losing drug war. (Minister)
- Angry New Deli residents choke on fireworks smoke and smog.
- UNICEF says 300 million children worldwide breathe tonic air.
- Turkey detains editor staff of several opposition newspapers.
- South Korea President apologizes for her part in internet leak.
- South Korea President Chi Si Park sacks ten senior advisor.
- Indonesia on high alert due to anticipated government protests.
- Vietnam reports first case of Zika.
- Australia PM defends his position to not allow boat people to enter.
- World Sea piracy plummets to 20 year low.
- Oil prices fall on OPEC ‘non-promise ‘ to cut production.
- Asian markets stall on U. S. election worries.
- U. S. Universal Studies theme park breaks ground in China.
- Pope to Sweden to commemorate Martin Luther memorial.
- FBI Chief my have broken law by reopening Clinton mail case.
(News items gleaned from Channel News Asia and France 24)
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Posted at 2:10 pm , on October 29, 2016
Greetings Readers, Headline news from Asia, the Middle East to be read in two minutes or less. Philippine mayor and 9 bodyguards killed in drug related shooting. Duterte says he will stop cursing a…
Source: Asian & Middle East Headline News #61
Posted at 1:08 pm , on October 29, 2016
Headline news from Asia, the Middle East to be read in two minutes or less.
- Philippine mayor and 9 bodyguards killed in drug related shooting.
- Duterte says he will stop cursing after message received from ‘God.’
- Malaysia purchases littoral coastal security ships from China.
- Pakistan bands Chinese movies and products from importation.
- U. S. and Russian jets have near miss in Syrian airspace. (Pentagon)
- Reported ISIS slaughtered 232 civilians as Mosul offensive pauses.
- ISIS is set to use thousands as human shields near Mosul. (ISIS Denial)
- Saudis accuse Yemen Houthis of launching missile toward Mecca.
- Four dead dozens wounded in Baghdad suicide bombing.
- Rebels launch rocket attack on Syrian government airbase.
- Rebel forces begin counter attack to break Aleppo siege .
- Russian Generals ask Putin to resume Aleppo bombings.
- Putin say another humanitarian pause is needed at Aleppo.
- OPEC schedules meeting to reduce oil production.
- largest ever marine sanctuary created for Antarctica.
- U. S. economy grows a healthy 2.9% in third quarter.
- Flash: Mass protests in S. Korea over presidential scandel.*
- New Clinton email submissions by Wickileak reopen FBI probe.
- Clinton confident newer emails are unimportant.
- Trump claims Clinton email scandal is bigger than ‘Water Gate.’
* At his point details of a South Korean presidential scandal are unclear.
Election 2016: The American people have an important choice to make between an unpopular, careless, greedy former Secretary of State, or a consistent demagogue liar and sex groper. I leave the selection to them.
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Posted at 8:04 am , on October 27, 2016
Posted at 12:33 pm , on October 25, 2016
Greetings reader, Asian news items meant to be read in two point five minutes or less. India kills 18 Maoist insurgents in eastern provinces. Four solders dead in India-Pakistan border skirmish. Ch…
Source: Asia Headline News Briefs #60
Posted at 12:31 pm , on October 25, 2016
Asian news items meant to be read in two point five minutes or less.
- India kills 18 Maoist insurgents in eastern provinces.
- Four solders dead in India-Pakistan border skirmish.
- Chinese President XI consolidates power, discipline in meeting.
- Chinese vice Foreign Minister visits North Korea.
- Duterte in second day of friendship visit to Japan.
- U. S. diplomat says America-Philippine are allies, relations strong.
- U. S. soon to deploy 330 military personnel to Norway.
- Mosul offensive in high gear against tough ISIS resistance
- Turkey states artillery provided for Mosul battle. (Iraq denies it)
- Humanitarian pause in Aleppo fighting ended Sunday. (Russia)
- Gunmen kill at least 59 wound 117 at Pakistan police academy
- Saudi led Coalition has killed 11,000 Yemen civilian so far this year.
- At least 20 dead in Thailand police station bombing.
- Vietnam hunts for 100s of addicts after escape from rehab facility.
- Syrian refugee children labor in Turkish garment factories
- Brazil waives Japan, U. S. visa requirements to enter country
- IMF states presently Pakistan out of economic crisis.
- China HNL group buys 25% in Hilton hotel chain.*
- U. S. stocks gain as Warner, AT&T stocks fall due to uncertainty.
- CO#2 gas in atmosphere hits all time high.
- AirIndia non-stop flight sets world record for commercial aircraft.
- Japan teen skater, Uno, wins Skate America event.
- Shark attacks surfer at Byron Bay, Australia. *
* The earth has nearly seven billion people on it, 4/5th of the globe surface is water, yet each year with heavy promotions by Hollywood, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel documentaries fear is driven into the public mind about sharks. Less than 100 people are killed by sharks each year worldwide. You can look it up on any search engine. Try hippos, bees, and lightening for starters.
New items taken from Channel News Asia, BBC, CNN, and France 24.
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Posted at 2:38 pm , on October 22, 2016
Greetings Readers, Pertinent Asian and Middle East news to be read in two minutes or less. Duterte clarifies: ‘Will separate with U. S. but not severe ties. Massive crowds sing in royal tribu…
Source: Asian News Headline Briefs #59
Posted at 2:37 pm , on October 22, 2016
Pertinent Asian and Middle East news to be read in two minutes or less.
- Duterte clarifies: ‘Will separate with U. S. but not severe ties.
- Massive crowds sing in royal tribute to departed Thailand King.
- Group leader of Bangladesh cafe attack in July dies during arrest.
- U.S. warships maneuver near disputed South China Sea islands.
- Russian FM Lovrov suspects West is aiding Al Nusa to topple Assad.
- China slams U.S. for provocative activity near disputed territory.
- ISIS attacks Kirkuk as diversion to coalition’s Mosul offensive.
- ISIS suicide bomber kills 13 workers in Kirkuk power station, others
- Airstrike north of Kirkuk kills 15 women, wounds dozen others.
- Jihadist sniper kills Iraqi journalist six other as Kirkuk attack ends.
- Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Iraq to review Mosul progress.
- Saudi led coalition blames Hounti rebels for breaking the ceasefire.
- Belgium: EU-Canadian trade agreement in limbo, Envoy goes home..
- GOP candidate Trump booed at NYC charity dinners.
- Obama: Trumps position on election vote is ‘Threat to Democracy.’
(News gleaned from ChannelnewsAsia.com, France 24, Alzeera, and BBC)
Just Look’n: Time Magazine, ‘Trump would overwhelmingly provide the wealthy significant tax breaks than would Clinton.’While on the campaign trail polls report 48% of voters are disappointed with the campaign; 46% are scared; 23% are sad; 15% are excited; and 09% are satisfied.
Among Democrats, 62% say things are better for them while Obama is in office; Republicans report 70% say life is harder under the Obama administration.
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