• Russia proposes Syria ceasefire starting March 1; U.S. calls for immediate stop in fighting (AP)
  • Turkey ends 'successful' military operations against Kurdish militants in Cizre (AP)
  • Reports: Six dead after teacher opens fire at school in south of Saudi Arabia (AP)
  • Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 59; 76 are still missing (AP)
  • Turkey's Erdogan: UN must prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria, stop Iranian 'massacre' (Reuters)
  • MK Yakov Margi meets with Crimean leader, despite Ukrainian legal ban (Haaretz)
  • Death toll in Syrian war is 470,000, The Guardian reports (Reuters)
  • 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)

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