Asia, Middle East, U. S. News Briefs read in two minutes or less.
- U. S. Sec. of Defense Mattis in Jakarta for military strategy talks.
- Indonesia deports alleged Hamas bomb maker.
- Hong Kong freedom protest leader sentenced to four years.
- Malaysia arrests two men suspected of colluding with ISIS.
- Pakistan disallows most Muslim international charities.
- Turkey extends ground and air campaign against Syrian Kurds.
- Turkey warns U. S. ahead of impending military attacks.
- In a speech U.K. Defense Ministry warns of threat from Russia.
- Russian official says U. S. attempting to regain influence in Syria.
- V. P. Pence received warm welcome in Israel, Palestinians decline.
- U. S. will relocate Tel Aviv Embassy to Jerusalem prior to 2020.
- U. S gov. shut down ends, Dems get assurance of DACA approval.
- Trump position on immigration for Dreamers still unclear.
- Trump to attend world economic forum at Davos.
- 8.2 earthquake south of Kodak spurs tsunami alerts Canada, U. S.
- U. S. Olympic therapist being tried for near100 athlete sex abuses.
- German serial killer nurse charged with additional 78 murders.
(News briefs gleaned from channel.newsasia, France 24, BBC, and FOx)
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