Russian police have arrested more than 700 people at the country's biggest anti-government protest in five years. The protest was organized by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is among those arrested.
Russia used its veto twice in 24 hours to deny a new mandate to the UN team looking into chemical weapon attacks in Syria. Moscow said it would not extend the mandate of the probe without fixing its "fundamental flaws."
Anti-government protesters have gathered in 80 Russian cities to support jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Police detained over 262 people at the rallies which took place on Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday.
Russia's hopes of competing in the Winter Olympics suffered a major blow after the World Anti-Doping Agency ruled that the country was yet to fulfill two key demands that Moscow said have a "political character."
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after 20 days in detention for unauthorized protest. Police arranged the release to take place away from assembled journalists.
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