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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

Pompeo seeks to assure Israel-US focus stays on Iran 'threat'

Mike Pompeo underscored US-Israeli efforts in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Iran could exploit a US military pullback in Syria.

October 18, 2019

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Fighting continued in a town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a US-brokered cease-fire went into effect overnight.

October 18, 2019