The US Department of Justice is looking to prosecute WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange for multiple cases of data dumping. Speaking during a news conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Assange’s arrest a priority of the legal agency.
As a result of the operation aimed at liberating the city of Raqqa in Syria about 10,000 civilians have been evacuated from the city’s north. In an interview with Sputnik, the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Nasir Hec Mansur said that the civilians are in need of humanitarian help.
On April 15, in the western region of Aleppo’s Rashidin, a terrorist attack took place in which a truck was blown up near a convoy of buses carrying civilians. More than 118 people were killed and 224 others injured on Saturday after a bomber blew up an explosive-laden car at the site. Sputnik Arabic spoke with the survivors of the brutal attack.
Following the US "Mother of all Bombs' strike in Afghanistan earlier this week the Pentagon published a video demonstrating a test of a powerful non-nuclear bomb. As political analyst Igor Shatrov told Sputnik Radio, the US is becoming prone to “spectacular” gestures under the new administration.
The US dropped a bomb nicknamed "the Mother of All Bombs" in Afghanistan on Thursday. The Pentagon said it was used on an underground complex of caves and tunnels, believed to be used by Daesh. Some media reported that Daesh denied that the group had suffered casualties in the attack.
The US dropped a 22,000-pound GBU-43 bomb dubbed "the Mother of All Bombs" from a MC-130 plane in Nangarhar Province, targeting underground facilities and a system of tunnels used by terrorists. Sputnik takes a look at the reaction of Afghans to this recent attack.
Radio Sputnik discussed possible motives behind US President Donald Trump's decision to attack a Syrian air base with a member of the Hands Off Syria Coalition movement, Margaret Kimberley.
NASA announced Thursday that alien life could exist in our own solar system. NASA’s robotic space probe, dubbed Cassini, discovered a precondition for the existence of lifeforms on one of Saturn’s moons, called Enceladus. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Caitriona Jackman, a space environment lecturer, from the University of Southampton.
Sputnik Turkey spoke with Cihan Shex Ehmed, commander of the female battalion of the Kurdish YPG and press secretary for the Raqqa operation, about the ongoing campaign to free Daesh's de facto capital.
Sputnik Mundo spoke in an exclusive interview with an Argentine Catholic missionary, Sister Hermana Guadalupe, who has lived in Aleppo for several years. According to her, the image of the peace-loving Syrian moderate oppositionist, promoted by the main Western media, is a “lie.”
Sabbah Zanganeh, a political commentator and an ex-adviser to the Iranian Foreign Minister spoke to Sputnik Persian in an interview about the missile attack by the US on the Syrian Arab Army.
Sputnik correspondent Mikhail Alaeddin witnessed the offensive operation of the Syrian Army in the province of Hama, which resulted in the liberation of the Orthodox Christian town of Mhardeh. There the correspondent met with some of the civilians living in the town.
Hassan Hanizadeh, Iranian political analyst and expert on Middle Eastern issues, spoke to Sputnik Persian about the recent developments in Syria following the US missile strike against the Syrian Arab Army.
The US missile attack on Syria was de facto in the interests of terrorists, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. It was the first direct US strike targeting the Syrian government. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Taleb Ibrahim, Syrian political analyst and deputy director of Damascus Centre for Strategic Studies.
The US missile attack on an airfield in Syria during the Sino-US summit in Florida was an allegedly pre-planned action. It gives signal to China that the US is ready to play the role of a global policeman, be more active on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea region. That is according to Russian experts who interviewed with Sputnik.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump's talks in Mar-a-Lago will be closely watched by China's neighbors in Asia. The deputy director of the Institute of Asian and African Countries at Moscow State University, Andrei Karneyev, spoke to Sputnik about this development.
Faruk Logoglu, former Turkish ambassador to the US spoke to Sputnik Turkey about the Idlib incident saying that it was aimed at undermining the Syrian government and the peace process.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered military personnel to occupy Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea. His plan to build structures and raise the Philippine flag on some of the disputed islands is unlikely to sit well with China, which lays claim to almost all of the South China Sea.
The Turkish city and the province of the same name Izmir, bordering Greece, continues to host a large number of refugees from Syria. Some of them intend to continue their journey to Europe while others dream of returning home after the war ends in their homeland.
The village of Majdal in the north of Hama Province is one of the most important strategic sites that terrorists attacked in late March.
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