October 24, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. The Japanese government says it is highly likely that freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda has been released by militants in Syria.
  2. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to appear at an economic forum amid allegations that he was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  3. White House National Economic Council director said U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet next month.