• Blast in Kabul
    Last update: 14:01 28.12.2017
    14:01 28.12.2017

    Terrorists Try to Silence Media - Advocacy Group on Attack of Afghan News Agency

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The bombing attack targeting the Afghan Voice News Agency on Thursday is the latest effort from terrorists trying to silence the media in Afghanistan, which raised awareness among the general public about increasing terrorist acts in the country, a Kabul-based media advocacy group told Sputnik.

  • The House of Lords chamber in Parliament, London, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
    Last update: 13:00 28.12.2017
    13:00 28.12.2017

    EXCLUSIVE Member of House of Lords Baroness Cox: Russia Has Done Right Thing in Syria

    Baroness Cox, a member of the House of Lords, shared her views on the future of Syria, highlighting Russia’s success in “expelling” Islamist groups from the country and giving the Syrian people the right to choose their own future. At the same time in a revealing interview to Sputnik she expressed her concerns (and hopes) with UK policy in Syria.

  • A Boeing OC-135B Open Skies aircraft - the type used in this week's US-Ukrainian overflight over Russia.
    Last update: 04:33 28.12.2017
    04:33 28.12.2017

    Russian Reduction of Open Skies Airfield Access to US May Reflect Worsening Ties

    Russia’s expected decision to reduce the airfields provided for US surveillance under the Open Skies Treaty is part of mutual posturing during the slide toward a new Cold War, analysts told Sputnik.

  • A supporter of former President Alberto Fujimori wears a jacket that says in Spanish Free Fujimori outside the clinic where the jailed leader was admitted the previous day after suffering a drop in blood pressure in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. The former strongman, who governed from 1990 to 2000, is a polarizing figure in Peru. Some Peruvians laud him for defeating the Maoist Shining Path guerrillas, while others loathe him for human rights violations carried out under his government. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
    Last update: 03:50 28.12.2017
    03:50 28.12.2017

    ‘Very Dangerous’: Peru’s President Pardons Former Dictator Fujimori After 10 Years In Prison

    Just six days after he narrowly dodged impeachment on corruption charges, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who ruled the country from 1990 to 2000.

  • The United Nations Security Council begins a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S
    Last update: 03:08 28.12.2017
    03:08 28.12.2017

    Journalist: US ‘Going to Find Themselves Much Weaker’ After Trump’s UN Cuts

    On Sunday, the Trump administration announced that its budget for the United Nations had been shaved by at least $285 million, a move that some critics say will affect the US' role in international matters.

  • ISIL fighters in Afghanistan
    Last update: 21:46 27.12.2017
    21:46 27.12.2017

    Afghanistan Emerges as Daesh's New Foothold in Central Asia – Observers

    The spread of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) in Afghanistan poses a serious challenge to Central Asian states and southern Russia. Speaking to Sputnik, Afghani observers shared their views on the current situation in the country and the prospects for eliminating the terrorist group in the region.

  • Tehran, Iran, skyline showing Alborz mountain range in the distance
    Last update: 20:51 27.12.2017
    20:51 27.12.2017

    Non-Resource Export: Russia to Supply Unique Ore Pretreatment Systems to Iran

    Russia's company Technoros is developing innovative technologies for mining enterprises. The company's complexes are expected to become yet another Russian non-resource export product. One of the first countries to demonstrate its interest in the new systems was Iran, Technoros' general director, Igor Katser, told Sputnik.

    Not by Oil Alone: Russia's Non-Resource Exports
  • In this photo, reviewed by the US Military, a guard leans on a fencepost as a Guantanamo detainee, left, jogs inside the exercise yard at Camp 5 detention center, the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 21, 2009
    Last update: 19:02 27.12.2017
    19:02 27.12.2017

    ICC's Inquiry Into US War Crimes: Will Justice Be Served?

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by different parties including the US military and CIA servicemen on the territory of Afghanistan and other countries since 2003. RIA Novosti political observer Vladimir Ardaev posed the question what impact the probe would have on the US.

  • Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered for a rally at Kim Il Sung Square carrying placards and propaganda slogans as a show of support for their rejection of the United Nations' latest round of sanctions on Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea
    Last update: 18:41 27.12.2017
    18:41 27.12.2017

    Information Smuggling Campaign by US-Based NGOs is Unlikely to Trigger Revolution in N Korea - Analysts

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - Efforts from US-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to smuggle USB flash drives with information banned by Pyongyang into North Korea are unlikely to have expected effects of changing mindsets of the North Korean public, experts told Sputnik.

  • Michael Heseltine
    Last update: 18:13 27.12.2017
    18:13 27.12.2017

    Corbyn at UK PM ‘Less Dangerous Than Brexit’ Says Thatcher's Ex-Action Man

    Margaret Thatcher’s former deputy Michael Heseltine has suggested a future Labour Government may even abandon Brexit altogether. Heseltine famously resigned from Mrs. Thatcher's government in 1986 after his support for a European rescue of UK helicopter firm Westland was ignored, in favor of a US-led bid.

  • Oil production
    Last update: 15:01 27.12.2017
    15:01 27.12.2017

    Year in Review: Russia-Saudi-Led Oil Deal Makes Prices Rise Despite US Shale Output Boost

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Dmitrieva - OPEC and their non-OPEC allies, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, have succeeded this year in setting in motion the process of rebalancing the oil market, with crude prices increasing and inventories returning to the five-year average despite the US boosting shale oil production.

    Year in Review: 2017 Highlights
  • A man is silhouetted while he blows a Shofar, a ram horn, as the Dome of the Rock (R), located in Jerusalem's Old City on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen in the background December 10, 2017
    Last update: 03:49 27.12.2017
    03:49 27.12.2017

    UN’s Rejection of Trump’s Jerusalem Move ‘Set Israel Back in Many Ways’

    On Wednesday, 128 members of the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution that rejected US President Donald Trump's acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • This 18 November 2000 DOD filer shows Corporal Allen Dantes, a Manila, Philippines native and Private First Class Ric Johnson, Newark N.J. native, both from Javelin Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), launching the first Javelin Missile ever to fired by deployed MEU during Exercise Slunj 2000 in Croatia
    Last update: 03:16 27.12.2017
    03:16 27.12.2017

    Analyst: US Anti-Tank Missiles, Rifles in Ukraine Could Cause ‘Serious Escalation’

    The US State Department announced on Friday that they had finalized a deal to supply high-end ordnance to the Ukrainian military, including Javelin anti-tank missiles. Both Washington and Kiev insisted that the weapons were solely for defensive purposes.

  • Palestinians shout slogans during a protest following US President Donald Trump's announcement that he has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City December 7, 2017
    Last update: 21:58 26.12.2017
    21:58 26.12.2017

    Trump to Learn From Palestinians Jerusalem ‘Not For Sale’ - Bethlehem Pastor

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is going to learn that the Palestinian people cannot be bribed to abandon their historic ties to the holy city of Jerusalem, the Reverend Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem told Sputnik.

  • US  Marines
    Last update: 21:46 26.12.2017
    21:46 26.12.2017

    Why Shifting US Marines' Operational Focus to Russia is Bad Idea

    The commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, has recently emphasized Russia and the Pacific region as US strategic goals. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian analysts commented on Gen. Neller’s remark, shedding light on Russia's tactics and defense capabilities.

  • German Bundeswehr soldiers of the 122th Infantry Battalion take part in a farewell ceremony in Oberviechtach, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
    Last update: 21:22 26.12.2017
    21:22 26.12.2017

    EU's PESCO Pact: Viable Alternative to NATO or Much Ado About Nothing?

    Dubbed a potential alternative to NATO, the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) has triggered a heated debate, prompting some observers to suggest that the signing of the EU defense pact has marked the beginning of the end of the transatlantic alliance, while others have thrown the efficiency of PESCO into doubt.

  • Nikab
    Last update: 20:27 26.12.2017
    20:27 26.12.2017

    Fight Against Terrorism 'Must Come From Within Muslim Communities,' Analyst Says

    While it has been revealed that the Al-Qaeda terrorist group has cells in over 80 countries around the world, Radio Sputnik discussed the issue of tackling terrorism with security analyst and political commentator Dr. Manoj Joshi.

  • Connaught Place, New Delhi.
    Last update: 20:19 26.12.2017
    20:19 26.12.2017

    'Demographics, Reforms and Modernization': India Has Capability to Outperform British, French Economies, Analyst Says

    India’s economy may overtake economic powerhouses like the UK and France and become the world’s fifth largest economy by next year, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s 2018 World Economic League Table.

  • FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea
    Last update: 18:41 26.12.2017
    18:41 26.12.2017

    Year in Review: N Korea 'Makes Progress' in Nuclear Program Amid Trump's 'Assertive Signals'

    MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - North Korea made significant progress in its nuclear arms program in 2017, firing a wide range of ballistic missiles and successfully testing its most powerful nuclear bomb in September after US President Donald Trump’s ramped up his harsh rhetoric.

    Year in Review: 2017 Highlights
  • Playing video games
    Last update: 13:44 26.12.2017
    13:44 26.12.2017

    'People Use Video Games as a Coping Mechanism' - Psychologist

    With the World Health Organization planning to include “gaming disorder” in its global list of illnesses, Dr. Anthony Bean, a clinical psychologist, told Radio Sputnik that many people see video games as a means of overcoming frustration and stress of their everyday life.