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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."
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.
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.
South Korea raised the level of cyberattack alert to prevent possible North Korean aggression in the cyberspace, a local military official said Sunday.
Switzerland will manage consular affairs of Saudi Arabia in Iran, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel Jubeir, said Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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, snakes, dogs and other animals were married in the capital of Peru.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have discussed the Syrian settlement during a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said Sunday.
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 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.
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.
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.
The suspects reportedly confessed that they arrived in Greece together with Paris attackers under the guise of refugees.
According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the two students killed in the Medical University dormitory fire were Indian nationals.
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.
A ground operation by foreign troops in Syria would be a full-fledged war, the Russian prime minister said.
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.