US denies agreement reached over the future of Manbij, which is currently administered by Kurdish-led SDF. On Thursday, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu had claimed that Ankara had “a preliminary agreement” with the US on Manbij
Malaysian police seize 284 luxury bags, 72 bags of cash and valuables from apartments linked to ex-PM Najib in money laundering probe. The Hermès Birkin bags seized cost between US$12,000 (S$16,105) and US$300,000 each.
The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from Northwest Syria, according to administration officials. The region includes Afrin where Turkish forces battled the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia, exacerbating tensions between Washington and Ankara.
A Hong Kong journalist was arrested and left injured while trying to interview a human rights lawyer in Beijing Wednesday, the second violent incident against the city's reporters in China within a week.
Putin inaugurates controversial bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea. The 12-mile-long bridge that spans the Kerch Strait establishes Russia’s first land connection with Crimea.
Mattis: US will ‘wait and see’ on Muqtada al-Sadr election victory -- When asked whether the apparent election victory of the man responsible for so many U.S. troop deaths in Iraq angered him, Mattis said "We stand with the Iraqi people’s decisions.”