Monitoring for developments after North Korea reopened cross-border communications with South Korea in another sign of easing animosity between the rivals.
++Running Story – 6-12 January 2018 ++ Covering developments as US-based company sends a ship equipped with submarines toward the search zone for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in hopes it soon secures...
VARIOUS: Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono visits Myanmar.
PRAGUE: The two-day first round of presidential election takes place. The top two finishers advance to the runoffs two weeks later. President Milos Zeman is seeking a second term.
++Running Story – 6-12 January 2018 ++ Developments in Iran after a week of unrest that killed at least 21 people.
++Running Story – 6-12 January 2018 ++ Monitoring developments in Sanaa, Aden, and Taiz after Saudi-led coalition says it will increase its efforts to overthrow the Houthis.
++Running Story – 6-12 January 2018 ++ Monitoring fighting near the northern province of Idlib and government attacks on the rebel-held eastern suburb of Damascus, in Ghouta.
JORDAN RIVER: Catholics mark baptism of the Christ in Jordan River. ::Starts at 0830GMT
Developments in Donald Trump's presidency as probe continues into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
Tensions continue over US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel and President Donald Trump's threat to cut off all aid to the Palestinians.