BBC news with Kathy Clarkston.
Saudi-led forces have begun a threatened assault to force Houthi rebels out of Yemen's main port Hodeida. Reports say rebel positions are being bombarded from the air and sea. The port is the main entry point for humanitarian aid on which over seven million Yemenis depend.
State media in North Korea is reporting that President Trump has pledged to lift sanctions against the North when relations improve. The commitment was not included in the brief written statement that both leaders signed following direct talks in Singapore on Tuesday.
Japan has expressed concern about President Trump's announcement that the United States is expanding its joint military exercises with South Korea. The Japanese Defense Minister said the maneuvers played an important role in the region's security.
The two parties which won the most votes in Iraq's parliamentary election last month are to form the country's largest political alliance. It's the first step by the nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the Iran-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri towards forming a new government.
A judge in the US has cleared a merger between the telecom's company AT&T and the entertainment giant Time Warner. The Trump administration had opposed the move.
Toyota is to invest one billion dollars in the Singapore ride-sharing app Grab. In return, Grab will help the Japanese company further develop technology to predict when a car needs servicing or monitor driver behavior to help determine insurance premiums.
Researchers in Britain say middle-aged people with slightly raised blood pressure are at higher risk of developing dementia. A study of almost nine thousand people finds that a systolic blood pressure reading of 130 give a 45% greater risk of dementia.
FIFA's annual congress will vote in Moscow today to decide the hosts of football's 2026 World Cup. The choice is between a joint bid from the US, Mexico and Canada, and one from Morocco.