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Sweet Dream? Saudi Arabia Mulls Removing Syria’s Assad by Force

Saudi Arabian foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has warned that if the Syrian political process fails, President Bashar Assad will have to be removed "by force."

'Shadow CIA': West Close to Make Concessions to Russia Over Ukraine, Syria

Cooperation with Russia on the Syrian crisis and Western concessions over NATO’s buildup along the Russian border may contribute to easing tensions between Moscow and Washington, Stratfor analysts said.

Provocative US Anti-China Bill Sends ‘Vindictive Signal’

The US Senate has approved a controversial bill aimed to rename a plaza in Washington DC for jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Seoul Raises Cyberattack Alert Amid Alleged North Korean Threat

South Korea raised the level of cyberattack alert to prevent possible North Korean aggression in the cyberspace, a local military official said Sunday.

Key Mediator: Switzerland to Manage Saudi Consular Affairs in Iran

Switzerland will manage consular affairs of Saudi Arabia in Iran, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel Jubeir, said Sunday.

Number of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Conflict 'Hits Record' in 2015

A total of 11,002 civilian casualties, including 3,545 deaths and 7,457 injured, were recorded in Afghanistan conflict in 2015, exceeding 2014 record levels, the UN report revealed Sunday.

Heavily Armed Britons Arrested in Greece Will Be Tried on Terrorism Charges

Two UK nationals arrested in Greece while carrying weapons and ammunition will be tried on charges of planning a terror attack and illegal possession of weapons later on Sunday, a source in the Greek law enforcement said.

Rebellion? Eastern Europe ‘Starts Open Confrontation With Merkel'

Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia have declared their willingness to block the so-called Balkan route to stop the influx of migrants to Europe, German magazine Spiegel Online reported.

Some 2,500 Paratroopers Set to Hold Drill in Northwestern Russia

About 2,500 servicemen from the Russian Airborne Forces will take part in drills in the Russian north-western Pskov Region between February 15 and 20, the Defense Ministry press service said in a statement Sunday.

Hedgehogs, Dogs, Snakes Tie the Knot in Lima Ahead of St. Valentine's Day

Hedgehogs, snakes, dogs and other animals were married in the capital of Peru.

Putin, Obama Welcome Syria Ceasefire Agreement, Discuss Ukraine Settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have discussed the Syrian settlement during a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said Sunday.

Challening Sovereignty? Turkey is Ready to Invade Syria to Crush Kurds

Turkish forces are ready to invade Syria to smash the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, according to the French daily Le Figaro.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mocks UK's Stance on Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told just how different the views of Russian, German and British foreign ministers were on the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis in the form of a good joke.

Middle Eastern Christians Place High Hopes on Pope, Patriarch

Christians in the Middle East hope that Friday’s meeting between Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba will signal the beginning of the long overdue process of Christian reunification.

Forget Cold War: US, Russia Have One Common Interest in Syria

US political analysts and commentators have promoted the idea that countering Russian actions in Syria is the correct policy for the US while any attempt to cooperate would be a mistake.

Austria Detains Two on Suspicion of Links to Paris Attacks

The suspects reportedly confessed that they arrived in Greece together with Paris attackers under the guise of refugees.

Two Indian Students Die in Fire at Russian Medical Academy Dorm

According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the two students killed in the Medical University dormitory fire were Indian nationals.

Thai Police Detain Russian on Int'l Wanted List - Embassy

According to the Russian Embassy in Thailand, local authorities arrested a Russian citizen who was placed on the international wanted list for attempted drug trafficking.

Russian PM: Ground Operation in Syria Will Prolong War

A ground operation by foreign troops in Syria would be a full-fledged war, the Russian prime minister said.

Syrian Militants Receive New Missiles From 'Assad’s Foreign Enemies'

Enemies of Syrian President Bashar Assad have said they received ground-to-ground missiles from their foreign backers. They plan to use the missiles to curb the government forces’ offensive on Aleppo.

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