Russia raises spectre of permanent or 'world war' if Syria talks fail

Medvedev, speaking on the eve of a security conference in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire.

Assad 'deluded' if he thinks there is a military solution in Syria: US

Assad said in an interview with the news agency AFP published on Friday that he would keep 'fighting terrorism' while peace talks took place and would retake the whole country.

NATO-Russia Council not yet possible, Stoltenberg says

As NATO accelerates its biggest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia, the alliance wants to talk to Moscow about improved military transparency.

Assad vows to retake whole country, warns could 'take long time'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has vowed in an exclusive interview to retake the whole country, further blaming Europe for the refugee crisis.

Red Cross rejects Saudi call to leave Yemen conflict zones

The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross often necessitates crossing frontlines and securing access to combat zones, the ICRC's Rima Kamal told AFP.

Czech president urges expelling economic migrants, 'jihadists': Reports

The only way of solving the migrant crisis is the deportation of economic migrants and those who incite religious violence, religious hatred,' Milos Zeman said

Congressional Black Caucus endorses Clinton for White House

Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have built strong ties with African-Americans over the past decades.

51,000 displaced since Russian air strikes on Aleppo began: UN

The air strikes have been blamed for derailing UN-backed talks aimed at ending Syria's nearly five-year conflict and for threatening Europe with another huge influx of refugees.


Is Zika virus the next Aids-like sex scare?

"Consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of sexual transmission of many infections, including those caused by other viruses," the Centres for Disease Control s


Assange tells UK, Sweden to respect UN finding

Assange hailed a "significant victory which has brought a smile to my face."

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