Syria meeting between Turkey, Iran, Russia receives broad media coverage in Arab, Iranian press
Russian's sports minister has alleged of a doping scandal at the Sochi Games
Floods have halted trains and leave cars submerged in the Sochi
Around 20,000 Circassian resistance fighters gathered in Kbaada on May 21, 1864. They were surrounded by around 100,000 Russian soldiers. In the end, the Circassians chose martyrdom above surrender.
The Caucasus Peoples Congress elected a new leader and urged unity in the stuggle for an independent Caucasia.
Rescuers found the bodies of two women beneath the snow after the midday avalanche on a slope called Labyrinth at Rosa Khutor
The US and UK will also not send official delegations to Sochi, Russia.
Asker Sokht, was reportedly arrested on Friday for planning anti-Olympics protests in the city, causing outrage in the community.
As Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Circassians remember the hundreds of thousands of their people who were slaughtered and forced out of their homeland by the Russian tsar in the 1860s.
Erdogan praised the sport complexes built for the organization, and expressed hopes that the games will serve as a symbol of peace and freedom.
Opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics to be held on Friday.
The Russian authorities have made no room for a mosque for Sochi's 20,000 Muslim residents, claiming that there was already a mosque nearby, referring to a one-room wood-frame building 50 miles away in a village of just 180 people, nowhere near the city's near light rail line.
"I am certain that everything will be done to ensure the security of the athletes and all the participants of the Olympic Games," IOC President Thomas Bach said.