Syrian military continues barrel bombing campaign
The Syrian military continued its campaign of barrel bomb strikes on the city of Aleppo on Sunday. At least 83 people have died in the attacks that began on Friday.
A senior leader of an Islamic rebel group was also killed in a car bombing in Aleppo on Saturday. The twin car bombs left 26 others dead.
Israeli officials react to Sec. Kerry’s boycott warning
Top Israeli officials criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he warned Israel about the potential for increased boycotts from Europe if peace talks with the Palestinians fail.
“Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with a gun to its head when we are discussing the matters which are most critical to our national interests,” he said.
IOC pressures Russia to resolve hotel issues
With thousands of journalists and media set to arrive in Sochi on Monday to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics, the IOC is putting pressure on Russia to resolve the problems with hotels. Currently, only six of nine hotels are up and running at full capacity.
According to the Associated Press, IOC President Thomas Bach said the situation would “be solved in the next couple of days.” However, some members of the media who arrived early learned they’re hotel rooms were not ready.