1. U.S. President says he will call Saudi Arabia’s king to find out what happened to a missing Saudi journalist.
  2. Ministers from the Asia-Pacific countries hammering out a proposed free trade deal have agreed to meet again to try and achieve a “substantial conclusion” to the pact by yearend.
  3. Anwar Ibrahim has won a decisive victory in Malaysia’s parliamentary by-election, paving the way for his return to frontline politics in the country.