US senator: Saudi Arabia spreads extremist ideology

US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill, January 27, 2016. (AFP photo)

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • In a rare move, several US senators criticize Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia as a country that spreads extremist ideology across the world.
  • Russia describes the first day of the Syria peace talks in Geneva as constructive, but slams the Saudi-backed opposition over setting conditions for the UN-brokered dialog.
  • Israel rejects France’s proposal for reviving the so-called peace talks with Palestinians as Paris threatens to recognize a Palestinian state if the talks do not make progress.
  • UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are facing new allegations of sexual abuse of children amid criticism for failing to effectively stop violence in the country.
  • Amid the rapid spread of the Zika virus in Latin America, Asian governments issue warnings to contain the spread of the disease, which could be linked to birth defects.


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