Iranian-US friendship marks its 61st anniversary this year. However, for one party this friendship is quite burdensome. At least, so it is seems to be for the Islamic Republic as Tehran intends to file a lawsuit against Washington's failure to comply with the provisions of the 1955 US-Iran Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights.
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the assassination of Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. On October 20, 2011 Gaddafi was murdered by opposition fighters near his hometown of Sirte. Radio Sputnik discussed the fifth anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi’s death with Vijay Prashad, author of the book “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.”
The EU is about to claim its first unmanned Mars landing in a joint project with Russian enterprise Roscosmos. Just several minutes ago, the Schiaparelli probe entered the higher layers of the Red Planet's atmosphere. Radio Sputnik discussed the subject with Rene Pischel, Head of the ESA mission in Moscow.
US-led coalition's focus on the liberation of Iraqi Mosul may be explained by the approaching US presidential elections, Soheib Ahmad Kakeh Mahmoud, a journalist from the Kurdish News Network in Iraqi Kurdistan told Sputnik.
This year’s Rhodes Forum, the first held under the auspices of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), attracted more than 300 participants from across six continents. RIA Novosti spoke to the DOC president, political expert and former head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, about the issues raised at this year's event.
Brazilian girl from São Paulo, Gabriela Shapazian, 16, is traveling to Greece for the third time as a volunteer to help refugees. Sputnik Brasil spoke to Shapazian about how her initiative was born and the work that she is doing in Greece.
"I am the happiest person in the world as my girl started to sit down on her own and even utters simple words. Chinese doctors have done a miracle!” said mother of Rosa Zarudnevo as she can barely hold back tears of joy in an interview with Sputnik.
Sputnik spoke with famous Russian director Sarik Andreasyan, one of the highest grossing Russian directors whose film Earthquake may be selected by the National Armenian Film Committee to represent his country of birth for an Academy Awards nomination.
Brazilian activist David Miranda was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro during the municipal elections on October 2. Miranda is the man behind the creation of the Snowden Treaty, a campaign to protect whistleblowers. He spoke to Sputnik Brasil right after getting elected.
The US State Department said the White House had formally suspended talks with Russia over the Syrian crisis, blaming Moscow for failing to live up to its commitments. Spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said the United States is trying to shift blame on Russia for the current situation in Syria.
Thousands of Poles took to the streets across Poland as part of the Black Monday strikes, protesting against new abortion laws currently proceeding through the Polish Parliament. Participant of the protest, Agatha, spoke to Sputnik Polska in an interview about the Czarny protest which stands against the ban on abortions.
Aleppo is the long-suffering city of Syria which the representative of France to the United Nations compared to Sarajevo and Guernica on September 25. Sputnik met with the people involved in the humanitarian help in Aleppo.
Washington has given up its remaining control over the Internet. On Saturday, the contract between the US government and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, expired. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Milton Mueller, Professor of School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology.
The number of refugees receiving social benefits is soaring to new heights in Germany. The Federal Employment Agency reported that about half a million refugees received benefits back in June amid the economic tensions. Sputnik spoke with Navid Nasr, a journalist from Croatia, who said that the statistics hardly looked surprising.
This week will mark the first anniversary of the start of the Russian aerial campaign in Syria. Moscow launched its first airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria at the behest of its government on September 30.
According to information received by a Sputnik correspondent from a source in the command of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a group of American soldiers faced visceral protests from the battalion’s forces on the eve of the operation to free al-Bab.
About 18 legislators representing five regions of Italy which voted in favor of the recognition of Crimea and abolition of anti-Russian sanctions visited the Crimean peninsula from September 23 to 26. Sputnik spoke with a member of the parliament of Italian’s Veneto region, Stefano Valdegamberi.
Richard met Ekaterina in Crimea in 2012. This love story between a Frenchman and a Russian woman is a touching one. However, their story doesn’t have a happy ending yet because the family has been separated due to politics.
In a pitched battle, the Syrian army, assisted by al-Quds militia brigades recaptured a Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday in the north-eastern suburbs of Aleppo. However, by Sunday morning the territory had fallen back under control of the rebels.
A woman has filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer of smart sex toys after finding out that the company was keeping tabs on the customers’ intimate data. Sputnik got in touch with Eve-Lynn Rapp, attorney at Edelson law firm that filed the lawsuit.
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