The US and Saudis are so intent on pointing the finger at Iran for the oil facility strikes because admitting the Houthis could hurt the kingdom so badly after five years of war in Yemen means facing the war’s complete failure, an expert told Sputnik. However, if they do attack Iran, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has promised it’ll be “all-out war.”
Three couples in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly flogged Thursday for displaying affection in public, an act strictly outlawed in the conservative region.
Former American Airlines employee Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who admitted to sabotaging a 150-passenger plane over wage disputes, was denied bail by a federal judge due to suspicion that he may be “sympathetic to terrorists.”
Days after the death of Sahar Khodayri, an Iranian woman dubbed “Blue Girl” on social media, FIFA President Gianni Infantino issued a statement calling on Iran to reflect on the situation and begin allowing women into football stadiums.
The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) declared a national polio epidemic Thursday after the poliovirus was detected, for the first time since October 2000, in a young girl from Lanao del Sur.
Russia and China have co-sponsored another resolution that stipulates the ceasefire regime should not apply to operations against terrorists from organisations designated by the UN Security Council.
So-called deepfakes are getting more and more sophisticated, with commentators voicing fears that the technology, which started with online pornography, could impact the political realm and take fake news to another level. A new tool presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology already allows for the production of fakes on the spot.
The US president has already faced several attempts by Democrats to start the impeachment process, all of which were unsuccessful after having failed to gain broad support in the House of Representatives.