Washington looks at Moscow's backing of Damascus with worry, while the American public is preoccupied with the presidential primaries and the Oscars.
- NGO: Syrian Kurds capture most of rebel-held former military airport in north Aleppo (Reuters)
- Seoul: North Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed (AP)
- U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher North Korea sanctions (Reuters)
- Two female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp (AP)
- Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria, Western official says (Reuters)
- Carly Fiorina suspends 2016 White House bid (Reuters)
- Diplomat David Govrin appointed Israel's new ambassador to Cairo pending cabinet approval (Haaretz)
- Russian airstrikes boost ISIS in Syria, says U.S. envoy (Reuters)
- More than 60 people killed in suicide bombings in northern Nigeria, officials say (Reuters)
- Iraq PM says sending ground troops to Syria would be 'dangerous escalation' (Reuters)
- Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Darfur sanctions draft resolution (Reuters)
- Chris Christie suspends 2016 White House run (Reuters)
- Cruz finishes 3rd in New Hampshire's GOP primary; Bush takes 4th, Rubio ends up 5th (AP)
- Saudi King Salman to visit Moscow in mid-March (Reuters)
- Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan faces parole board again (Reuters)
The Syrian opposition has already agreed to negotiate with the regime, but they couldn't participate in talks while their homes were being bombed.
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An Austrian prosecutor's statement says it was justifiable for far-right magazine to call people who were liberated from Mauthausen a 'criminal plague.'
No agreement reached on Russian offer, official adds.
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