Commenting on Bosnia and Herzegovina currently being in the grip of a migrant crisis during an interview with Sputnik Serbia, political analyst Andjelko Kozomara predicted that the crisis would unlikely show any signs of abating in the immediate future.
Sunday Mail journalist Peter Hitchens has tweeted that London allocated hefty sums for the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He questioned the group's independence given that the organization defines itself as not linked to any political body. Sputnik discussed the matter with Fulvio Scaglione, independent Italian journalist and writer.
British politician George Galloway has offered one thousand pounds for the unmasking of mysterious online figure Philip Cross. Cross has been accused of editing or deleting chunks of information from a certain cluster of Wikipedia accounts. George Galloway told Sputnik that his Wikipedia page was edited 2,000 times by Cross.
George Soros' Open Society Foundations is planning to shutter its office in Budapest, citing what it calls a "repressive political and legal environment." Speaking to Sputnik, Czech-born Swedish journalist Vavra Suk explained what was really behind the NGO's decision, and what comes next.
Academic, journalist and political commentator Gevorg Mirzayan explains why NATO's Eastern flank, as well as the countries of the former Soviet expanse aspiring to join the Western alliance, are being set up have their security and geopolitical ambitions thwarted.
MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker said that Russia has committed a flagrant breach of international law. In a speech to European security chiefs in Berlin, the director-general also called on the need to “shine a light through the fog of lies.” Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Ludwig Watzal, editor and freelance journalist.
Addressing Tehran's calls to the European signatories to save the Iran nuclear deal after Washington's withdrawal from the agreement, Iranian political analyst Abdullah Mehraban has told Sputnik that all this will most likely be a tough nut to crack.
Ecuador and the UK are in talks to reach an agreement on Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. In a recent interview, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said that the two sides “have the intention and the interest that this be resolved.” Sputnik discussed this with Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
The outcome of the May 12 parliamentary vote in Iraq plays directly into the hands of Tehran, analysts told Sputnik predicting that Iran's influence in the region would increase as Iraq's leading Shiite parties are about to take the majority of the seats in the country's parliament.
China's influence in North Korea remains strong, however, it does not mean that Beijing is eager to render economic assistance to Pyongyang in violation of the UN sanctions regime, analysts told Sputnik, commenting on a Japanese media story about purported secret talks between the Chinese and North Korean leaders.
Russian investigators have collected evidence refuting claims made by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s informant Grigory Rodchenkov. Russia's former director of the Anti-Doping Center, Grigory Rodchenkov, has claimed that the urine samples of Russian athletes had been swapped during the 2014 Olympic Games.
A day after Israeli soldiers killed 59 unarmed Palestinians, the families buried their dead, including an eight-month-old-baby, on the day known as Yawm an-Nakba, which commemorates the estimated 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a controversial proposal that will tax big businesses to reduce homelessness and provide more affordable housing in the city, a decision that has met with strong opposition from multiple businesses, including mega-retailer Amazon.
The transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14 was accompanied by violent clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The violence has triggered a harsh response from Muslim states threatening to impair Israel's relations with regional Arab powers.
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says Quito and London "have the intention and the interest" of reaching a "definite agreement" on the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking to Sputnik, renowned journalist John Pilger, a personal friend of Assange, said that the move is a betrayal by Ecuador's new president.
Following violent clashes at the Gaza Strip during the opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinian factions now ponder on how to proceed and what should be done in order to make the US leadership change its mind.
US President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this month to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has drawn condemnation from Tehran and members of the P5+1 for potentially undoing years of negotiations and diplomatic progress.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - Donald Trump is probably seeking more concessions from China in the ongoing negotiations over trade disputes between the world’s top two economies, by offering to re-evaluate a previous decision from the US Commerce Department that threatened the survival of Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, experts told Sputnik.
MI5 chief Andrew Parker has accused Russia of every crime in the book, from "malign activities" and "media manipulation" to cyberattacks, the use of force, "criminal thuggery," and "bare-faced lying…coupled with ridicule of critics." Speaking to Sputnik, writer and public speaker David Icke explained what's behind Parker's tough-guy talk.
Addressing the European security chiefs in Berlin, MI-5 Director General Andrew Parker stressed the need to "shine a light through the fog of lies," after accusing Russia of what he called "a flagrant breach" of international law.
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