Asia Briefs: Britain to retain troop levels in Afghanistan

Britain to retain troop levels in Afghanistan

LONDON • Britain will keep its current level of 450 troops on non-combat missions in Afghanistan into next year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in a written statement to Parliament.

He explained yesterday that British troops were involved in training Afghan army officers, building capacity in Afghan security ministries and supporting Nato operations in Kabul.


Woman charged with raping husband

SEOUL • A woman has been charged with forcing her husband to have sex with her, prosecutors said, in the first indictment of its kind in South Korea, reported Yonhap news.

The woman locked her husband in their house for 29 hours and forced him to have sex with her, Yonhap reported.

South Korea's Supreme Court recognised spousal rape as a crime in 2013.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 28, 2015, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe