The Soviet Union launched a total of 33 satellites equipped with on-board nuclear power units between 1965 and 1988, in a bid to monitor NATO ships.
An earlier study established that 51 percent of anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden were linked to Muslim extremists, a dynamic described as “importing a conflict originating in the Middle East”.
The Palestinian Authority announced two days of rage in response to the long-delayed peace plan expected to be released by the US administration later today. But while tensions in the PA are brewing, Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, seems to be quite exhausted from the ongoing confrontation with the Jewish state.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Japanese Foreign Ministry is aware of its journalist's detention in Russia, but refrains from disclosing any information on this issue, a spokesman for the ministry stated.
Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, 31, is currently playing on a loan agreement for Inter Milan. The Italian club has, however, reportedly not optioned to acquire him and the former Barcelona star may pursue his football career with Manchester United, starting this summer.
A British citizen, reportedly identified as Ben James Owen, 39, has died at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Baker County Detention Centre in Macclenny, Florida. The cause of death is said to have been suicide by strangulation.
Tasnim News Agency cited emergency services as saying that the bus was travelling from Tehran to Shiraz.
In what has been dubbed one of the most famous UFO videos of all time, a “tic-tac” craft was sighted by two US Navy fighter jets in 2004. Thirteen years after the incident, in December 2017, infrared footage of the encounter was released to the public, with increased speculations ever since that there may be more clips hidden from the public.