Asia, Middle East, U. S. News Briefs to be read in two minutes or less.
- Since Thursday 21 killed amid Iranian nationwide demonstrations.
- Over 450 demonstrators arrested in Tehran alone.
- Trump denounces Iran as a brutal corrupt regime.
- Trump accuses Iran of consistent lies and deceit.
- Iran P.M. Rouhani says Trump should say home attend domestic affairs.
- Nurdogan reiterates possible intervention by foreign influences.
- One U.S soldier killed and four NATO wounded in Afghanistan.
- Trump tweets Pakistan not doing enough to tackle terrorism.
- Trump says, Pakistan playing a double game with U. S. and terrorists.
- U. S. Ambassador to Pakistan called in over Trump negative tweets.
- U. S. to cut 255 million from Pakistan military aid package.
- Frances’ Macro Prime Minister to make China State Visit 8-10 January.
- Korea preparing for high level North-South meeting in Seoul 9 Jan.
- North Korea keen on talks but stops at discussing nuclear arsenal.
- President Moon says better relations will ease peninsula tensions.
- Israel passes law which will preclude Palestine sections in Jerusalem.
- Israel files 24 complaints against Palestine with U.N.
- Israel law makers passed legislation to annex Palestine West Bank.
- Trump considering Palestine aid reduction due to lack of cooperation.
- McDonald Hong Kong restaurants increase prices by 2%.
(News items gathered from channelnewsasia, France24, BBC, and CNN)
All the Best to you and have a good year ahead.