November 23, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed Russia will play a key role in negotiating a peace deal for Syria.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed grave concern over Myanmar’s military operations against the Rohingya Muslim minority. He called them ethnic cleansing.
3. Seven crew members of a tuna fishing boat based in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa who went missing in the Pacific have been rescued.