TOKYO: The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one “comfort woman” for every 70 soldiers, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents it had reviewed, shedding a fresh light on Tokyo’s involvement in the practice.
“Comfort women” is a euphemism for the girls and women – many of them Korean – forced into prostitution at Japanese military brothels. The issue has plagued Japan’s ties with South Korea for decades.
A roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 15 people, including eight children, as a crowd passed to celebrate a wedding.
The explosion happened on Wednesday in the northern Kunduz province, an area known for militancy, and follows almost daily attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State group.
The White House on Tuesday was put in lockdown, as fighter jets were scrambled in Washington following an airspace violation, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
U.S. Capitol Police and the U.S. Secret Service did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment. The White House did not immediately provide comment.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there.
His trip included a visit with Nechirvan Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan region in Iraq, and also a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to discuss the unrest and protests over corruption that have rocked the country.
Here is the video which Erdogan has shown to Trump and US senators at the White House yesterday— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) November 14, 2019
It is about Syrian Kurdish YPG/ SDF leader Mazloum Abdi
You can hate Erdogan but this video summarises the feelings of millions of Turkish citizens on Abdi pic.twitter.com/rLOQDp72ha
An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took a dark turn when Erdoğan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.
Why it matters: The meeting hosted by President Trump included five Republican U.S. senators who’ve been among the most vocal critics of Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria and attacks on the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS.
At the Chinese University of #HongKong's No. 2 Bridge, an "immigration checkpoint" is set up, where people entering the campus are searched to make sure they are not undercover police or other hostile parties.— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) November 14, 2019
Photo: Stand News. pic.twitter.com/T5Mo9LfJvz
In one video circulating on Twitter, students at CUHK have established check points around the campus’s perimeter to stop any undercover cops from entering.
The situation in Hong Kong went from bad to worse on Thursday, as the unprecedented weekday protests – a violation of the tacit agreement between the pro-democracy movement and the business community not to disrupt weekday commerce -continued for a fourth day on Thursday.