The United Nations has called for three billion dollars of humanitarian aid to save Yemen from famine and cholera as the impoverished Arab country has been hit by more than two years of a Saudi-led military aggression.
UN calls for $3bn aid for Yemen
Giant oil slicks have reportedly been forming off China's east coast just over a week after a burning Iranian oil tanker in the area, amid warnings by environmentalists that the spill could threaten the marine life there by exposing it to extremely toxic substances.
Oil slick caused by sunken tanker trebles in size off China coast: Official
Germany’s center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has voted in favor of coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, paving the way for Europe’s top economy to work for the formation of a new government following months of political impasse.
German chancellor prepares for intense coalition talks after SPD gives go ahead
The US Republican Party has put forward a minor immigration deal that it hopes would convince Democrats to help end the ongoing government shutdown, which has entered its third day.
Republicans throw in new immigration deal to end shutdown
The military exercises code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) started Monday in the country's south, southeast, and southern Makran regions and northern coastline of the Sea of Oman.
Mohammad Rasoulallah wargames launch in south Iran (Video)
Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to have a visit to Iran on March 5, French media reported on Monday.
Le Drian due in Iran early March
Iran Parliament speaker Ali Larijani in a message extended his condolences to Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on the passing away of one of the latter's close relatives.
Iran speaker issues condoles with Hezbollah chief
The Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri holds telephone conservation with his Turkish counterpart about Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin.
Baqeri discusses Turkey’s military operations with Turkish counterpart
Unions pushing for better safety and wages have vowed a ‘total blockade’ of prisons on Monday as their dispute with the government worsens.
Angered by attacks on prison guards, French unions vow ‘total blockade’ of jails
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month’s Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Seoul: North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace, ease tensions

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