November 24, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The Japanese government has decided to release state oil reserves for the first time, after the United States announced the same move to help curb the spike in crude oil prices.
2. The United Nations has ordered the evacuation of family members of its international staff from Ethiopia, as fighting escalates between the government and ethnic minority forces.
3. Chinese and Russian defense ministers have agreed to strengthen the two countries’ military cooperation through joint drills and patrols.