WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo face an uphill struggle to force other nations to abandon their oil trade with Iran, former European Union consultant Paolo von Schirach told Sputnik.
The Lebanese defence minister ruled out the possibility of military conflict with Tel Aviv in the near future, however.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Odessa Solidarity Campaign, a project of the United National Antiwar Coalition, will deliver a letter to the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington calling on Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an international investigation into the 2014 massacre in Odessa, campaign coordinator Phil Wilayto told Sputnik.
Migrants from Latin American countries have once again resorted to illegal freight train hopping in an attempt to evade measures aimed at curbing illegal migration deployed by the Mexican government. The government measures have already proven their effectiveness, significantly complicating travel by other means of transport.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Foreign media employees in the Syrian province of Hama conducted a staged filming of the "death" of a family due to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian troops, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, head of the Russian Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, said at a briefing Wednesday.
Turkish technology manufacturer Asis Elektronik ve Bilişim Sistemleri A.Ş. has developed an armed drone system consisting of an automatic weapon fixed on a remotely controlled small drone.
After one US Navy SEAL was accused of committing war crimes in Iraq, it revealed a larger system of coverups and a culture that discouraged reporting war crimes and other abuses. Two veterans-turned-anti-war activists told Sputnik that all wars are war crimes and that Americans need to stop romanticizing the military.
A new report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that children under the age of five should not spend more than an hour per day using electronic screens, while infants less than one year old should not have any exposure to screens at all.