Turkish forces struck Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on February 13, and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded that the group withdraw from the area it recently captured.
Poland's justice minister says officials have finalized new proposed regulations to punish use of the phrase "Polish death camps" when referring to Nazi concentration camps on Polish territory.
Officials say Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel on February 13 in separate attacks.
Afghanistan has called on Pakistan to find and free a former Afghan provincial governor kidnapped in Islamabad.
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has urged his nation not to observe Valentine's Day, denouncing the romantic holiday as a Western import.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reportedly said that his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.
A fire broke out at a construction site where Central Asia's tallest tower is being built in the Kazakh capital, Astana.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that for an agreement on a cessation of hostilities in Syria to work, it is "critical" for Russia to change the targets of its bombing campaign.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of "repeated aggression" and said sanctions will stay in place until the Minsk II agreement to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of a third world war and a global Islamic caliphate in a combative speech at a security forum.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sharply criticized his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and said the security of Europe and the world are at stake in Ukraine.
Senior diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France met in Munich on February 13 to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and implementation of the Minsk II agreement on steps to end the conflict there.