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Calm reigns in northeast Syria as fragile US-Turkey ceasefire holds

The truce sets out a five-day pause to let Kurdish-led militia pull out of a "safe zone" Turkey has vowed to create in territory extending 30km deep into Syria.

October 19, 2019

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Students were protesting demands by the Trump administration that South Korea pay more to help cover the costs of keeping US troops in the country.

October 19, 2019

Japan won't join US coalition, to send own troops to Hormuz

Instead of joining US coalition, Japan will send a separate force of ships and planes to protect merchant vessels in Middle Eastern waterways.

October 18, 2019

South Korea police detain 19 students at US envoy's residence

They were unhappy with the United States' demand of a 500% hike in the costs for the upkeep of some 28,500 troops in the Republic of Korea.

October 18, 2019