Foreign ground troops to Syria would return home “in coffins” – FM
"Any ground intervention in Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, will be considered an aggression," Walid al-Moallem said.
Google testing wireless charging systems for self-driving cars: report
Google engineers are now testing multiple chargers in California, where its prototype vehicles undergo completely driverless testing.
Turkey pledges “to keep borders open” for Syrian refugees
EU reminded Cavusoglu of Ankara's international obligations and of the help Brussels was providing to help cope with the problem.
Dürer, Goya, Rubens on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts
The exhibition brings together more than 130 works of art, drawn from one of the oldest and most impressive private collections in Europe.
Little-known work by Eugène Delacroix on loan to the Clark Art Institute
The study, The Martyrdom of Saint Sulpicius (c. 1847–50), is relatively unknown, having only been exhibited once in 1930.
Finance Minister asks EU to pay Austria for additional refugees
Austria and neighboring Germany threw open their borders last year to hundreds of thousands of people pouring into Europe.
Armenia strengthens border checks for timely detection of Zika carriers
The Ministry of Health has issued manuals on genetics, standards of identification, treatment and prevention of Zika virus.
Coldplay announce intimate London gig in February
Last month, it was announced that Florence + The Machine, Bloc Party, Jamie xx, Lianne La Havas and more are set to play in living rooms.
Slipknot unmasked in new BBC documentary
Some members of the metal band known for their visual imagery still rarely appear in public without their masks.
Deftones roll out new track , “Prayers/Triangles” from “Gore” album
The band are also set to perform at Download 2016, alongside the likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Rammstein.
Rock band The Monkees "to release first album in 20 years"
In a post on the official Monkees fan site, a new album entitled “Good Times” has been listed on Amazon.
North Korea moves rocket launch window to Feb 7-14, Seoul says
The launch would be in defiance of repeated warnings by governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.
Azeri troops fire 5600 shots in Jan 31- Feb 6 ceasefire violations
Karabakh army units continue controlling the situation on the contact line, retaliating only in case of extreme necessity.
Somali troops, AU recapture key Shebab-held port: army
"The Somali forces and AMISOM peacekeepers took Merka again and now the situation has returned to normal," an official said.
“Narc” alum Jason Patric to star in “Wayward Pines” season 2
Patric will play Dr. Theo Yedlin, a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.
Gabriele Muccino to helm Vladimir Nabokov-based “Laughter in the Dark”
Muccino’s credits include “Playing for Keeps,” “Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”.
HBO rethinking “Lewis and Clark” Casey Affleck miniseries
Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's book, the miniseries hails from executive producers Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Ed Norton.
Thai prison boxing flick “Champion” in the works at Storyscape
“Champion” follows the journey of an American who is locked up overseas and must learn Muay Thai in order to fight for his freedom.
Afghan talks seek participation of “as many Taliban groups as possible”
Taliban representatives have been notably absent during the process and analysts caution that any substantive talks are still a long way off.
USA Network renews invasion drama “Colony” for 2nd season
The series follows a husband and wife struggling to survive and bring liberty back to the people of Los Angeles following an occupation.
China bans retired officials from practicing religion
China's constitution guarantees religious freedom, but in practice religious activities are tightly controlled.
Colombia links Zika virus to nerve disorder deaths
Earlier, Brazilian scientists said they had detected for the first time active samples of Zika in urine and saliva.
Glendale to host fundraiser for Armenian Genocide memorial Feb 18
To mark the massacres’ centennial, Armenian Genocide memorials were unveiled in Las Vegas and at Fresno State in 2015.
Fierce clashes reported near Aleppo as thousands flee
In the past few days, the Syrian army backed by Russian air power has made a series of gains in Aleppo province.
Ethan Hawke to topline “24 Hours To Live” assassin thriller
The film follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily.
Zack Pearlman joins James Franco, Bryan Cranston comedy “Why Him?”
Pearlman has appeared on “Key and Peele” and “Workaholics,” and could recently be seen in Nancy Meyer's “The Intern.”
Messaging app Wiper launches movie subscription service
To avoid spying and privacy concerns, Wiper uses encryption technology to let users communicate with extra assurances of privacy.
Twitter to surface most relevant or timely tweets on top
An algorithmic timeline represents a way for Twitter to elevate popular content, and could solve some of it signal-to-noise problems.
Jennifer Lopez’s "Shades of Blue" renewed for 2nd season
The series centers on Lopez's Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is forced to work in the FBI's anti-corruption task force.
Google Hangouts to use peer-to-peer connections to improve call quality
Google confirmed that Hangouts is getting peer-to-peer functionality on all platforms (Android, iOS, and web), not just Android.
Netflix picks up David Lynch doc “My Beautiful Broken Brain”
The streaming giant released the 1st trailer for Lotje's Sodderland's story of rehabilitation and recovery from a traumatic hemorrhagic stroke.
"Orange Is the New Black" hit series renewed for 3 more seasons
Netflix has picked up the prison-set series for season 5, 6, and 7 with Jenji Kohan continuing to serve as a showrunner.
Karabakh troops silence Azerbaijani attacks on contact line
Azerbaijani troops fired over 1500 shots from various caliber weapons, including 60- and 82-mm mortars, and TR-107 rocket launchers.
Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt team up for musical comedy
The two actors first worked together in “Havoc,” a 2005 Anne Hathaway thriller, and also teamed up for Paramount’s 2008 Iraq War drama “Stop-Loss.”
Poland, Denmark back deal to keep Britain in EU
Negotiators from all 28 EU countries meanwhile held a first discussion in Brussels of the package put forward by Donald Tusk.
Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts “for promoting terrorism”
"We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism," the company said, adding that it had increased its report reviewing teams to react faster.
Bella Heathcote joins “50 Shades Darker” as Christian Grey's ex Leila
Jamie Dornan is returning as the kinky billionaire in the upcoming "50 Shades of Grey" sequel while Dakota Johnson is back as his love interest.
NASA discovers large icebergs on Pluto
New Horizons scientists believe that these iceberg clusters are smaller, less mature versions of nearby mountains.
Apple to reportedly accept damaged iPhones for trade-in
The program will allow Apple Stores to give credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons.
Argentina offers $6.5bn cash deal to end $9bn debt battle
"This is the first time Argentina makes a formal offer to the holdouts," said Argentina's government in a statement.
Powerful quake hits Taiwan, kills at least five
A powerful earthquake toppled a 17-story apartment building in southern Taiwan, killing at least five people, including a 10-day-old girl.
Turkey erases traces of Armenian Genocide in Urfa
Numerous Armenian children found shelter in the orphanage, Urfa becoming their last stop during the heinous massacres of 1915.
“Antichrist” latest film banned by French court amid ratings furor
The drama, which scooped the best actress prize for Charlotte Gainsbourg in Cannes, has seen its operating visa revoked.
Awesomeness Films books rights to next Lauren Oliver novel “Replica”
Lauren Oliver’s YA book centers on Lyra, a replica – human model – who was born, raised and observed in a clandestine research facility.
Freeform’s “Dead Of Summer” horror drama series adds cast
The network announced that series creators/executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis ("Once Upon A Time") will direct the 1st episode.
VivaCell-MTS Personal tariff plan provides more Internet, airtime
Users will receive a package of 10000 MB of Internet and 350 minutes of airtime against the previous 2500 MB and 250 minutes, respectively.
U.S., Japan, South Korea aim to track North’s rocket starting Feb 8
South Korea has said its Aegis destroyers, its Green Pine anti-ballistic missile radar and early warning and control aircraft Peace Eye are ready.
Hong Kong Film Festival to honor William Shakespeare
Marking the 400th anniv. of Shakespeare’s death, the HKIFF is to program 3 vastly different film interpretations of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”
Ad Vitam nabs long-awaited espionage thriller “Smoke and Mirrors”
The film stars Eduard Fernandez as a Madrid-born businessman who is shopped by his own government but still supported by his faithful friend.
Somalia's Shebab group recaptures port from AU troops
The historic port, some 100 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu, was captured in August 2012 by African Union troops.