Donald Trump and his transition team may have been wiretapped following the presidential election according to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. He believes the surveillance was conducted legally but nevertheless added he is “alarmed” by the discovery.
It has recently become known that Ivanka Trump will take a seat in the White House. Although she will not receive an official state post or salary, the daughter of the US President Donald Trump will advise her father on a wide range of issues, Politico magazine reported.
North Korea is set to boost its nuclear missile development in the face of American sanctions. That is according to a North Korean diplomat, Choe Myong Nam. His words came as a response to Washington's plans to impose sweeping economic sanctions on the country.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is expected to discuss the “One Belt, One Road” initiative on his official visit to Australia this week. Sputnik spoke with Chinese expert Bian Yongzu in an interview about the upcoming visit and Australia’s and New Zealand’s reaction to the proposal.
WikiLeaks has set conditions for tech companies that they have to follow in order to get details of hacking exploits from the leak of the Central Intelligence Agency’s data. Radio Sputnik spoke with Dr. Timothy Carone, an associate professor in the department of IT and analytics at the University Of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.
On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the organized withdrawal of more than 400 terrorists and members of their families from the northwestern suburb of Syrian Homs. The al-Wyer district remains, in fact, the last stronghold of the armed opposition in this administrative center of the country's largest province.
On March 19, North Korea announced that it had successfully tested a new powerful rocket engine. The peculiarity of the current test unlike previous ones was that Pyongyang made ambiguous statements regarding the purpose of this test.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned that Israel will destroy Syrian air defense systems if it attempts to down Israeli aircraft again. The warning came after the Syrian S-200 air defense system shot down an Israeli warplane and hit another.
Daesh terrorists are looking for an exit route as the Syrian army continues to make progress in liberating Syrian cities and settlements from the terrorists’ clutches. However, if the leaders of Daesh aren’t eradicated in the counteroffensive they may escape and seek another haven.
Moscow’s State ensemble of dance Russian Seasons will perform in Washington on Thursday for the Russian mission in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, the company’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Nikolai Androsov told Sputnik.
The Syrian war and a two-year blockade implemented by Daesh has become a serious trial for the residents of Deir ez-Zor. Such conditions have pushed the civilians toward one solution: private gardening.
China doesn't show any intention to reconsider its trade and investment ties with the Philippines even considering the recent anti-Chinese statements made by Manila on the South China Sea issue.
According to UNICEF the state of affairs of Syrian children has been deteriorating since last year. The organization's latest report published on March 12 suggests that at least 652 children were killed in military clashes in 2016. That is 20% more than last year.
An Iraqi woman from Mosul, Nur al Hadi, spoke to Sputnik Arabic in an interview sharing her story about the last month of life under Daesh rule before the operation to liberate the city commenced on October 17, 2016.
Kickboxing is by no means the most popular sport in Iran among men. That said, a female kick boxer in Iran is definitely no light matter. Shabnam Shahrokhi is breaking stereotypes, as she is the first woman in the country’s history to consecutively hold the title of Vice-Champion of the World in 2015 and 2016.
Almost 35 years have passed since The Falklands War of 1982 took place on the Falklands Islands [the Spanish name is Islas Malvinas] between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Sputnik correspondent Nicolas Ayala visited the islands to meet with war veteran Armando Gonzalez who has returned to the island to share his story with the world.
The United States will increase its oil exports under the Administration of Donald Trump while Western Europe will definitely be a target, former US Assistant Secretary of Energy Chuck McConnell told Sputnik.
The US has sent a new batch of armored vehicles and hardware to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to an SDF source who asked to remain anonymous. In an interview with Sputnik Turkey, the SDF representative shared the details of this new delivery.
China plans to increase the number of its Marine Corps units from 20,000 to 100,000 in order to protect its vital marine communications and growing interests abroad, according to Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post citing military sources and experts.
The Syrian economy has lost over $300 billion since the war broke out in 2011, according to the Syrian economist Khayan Salman. He spoke about the colossal damage to the economy in an interview with Sputnik.
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