Former senior advisor Ahn Jong-beom is the second person held in an influence peddling scandal that rocks South Korean presidency.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has opposed the restoration of relations with the United States which were suspended in 1980.
Japan will provide aid worth 800 billion yen to Myanmar over five years to support its peace-building and development efforts.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has approved plans for a national referendum to be held on Dec 11.
The Syrian rebels quickly dismissed Vladimir Putin's call to leave Aleppo’s eastern, besieged districts.
The court dismissed the plea Wednesday, citing lack of evidence to prove Pakistani citizenship.
At least 20 dead, 39 rescued in Indonesian boat capsizing off the island of Batam about 5 am.
Prosecutors asked the Seoul Central District Court to approve an arrest warrant for Choi after two days questioning her.
Fox Business Network reported citing two US officials that the DPRK planned a missile launch in next three days.
This is the highest-level shake-up yet since President Park's administration was rocked by a scandal involving a friend.