ANKARA, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday called on the government of Iran and Russia to fulfil their responsibilities as guarantor states in Syria, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

DAMASCUS, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- A massive explosion rocked a weapon depot of the Syrian army in the eastern countryside of the northwestern province of Latakia on Wednesday, a monitor group reported.

TOKYO, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Japan's Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga on Wednesday rebuked remarks made by the US military, which claimed that the decision of two helicopter pilots to make emergency landings in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost Prefecture, were correct, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

HYDERABAD (PAKISTAN), Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Professor of Medicine and Pulmonolgy at the Liaqat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro, Dr.Santosh Kumar says the misuse of anti hypertensive and pain killer drugs in treating headaches could be very harmful, the Association Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

COLOMBO, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- A tense situation erupted in the Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe read a statement to the House over a Treasury bond scam committed at the Central Bank, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BEIJING, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to deal with the comfort women issue responsibly, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

TEHRAN, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- China has expanded the search area near the wreckage of an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with a vessel off the coast of Shanghai, China last Saturday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.