Three US lawmakers want to block a proposed $110 billion sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, as those weapons could be used in the Yemeni war, making Washington a party to the bloody conflict.
US President Donald Trump's first official trip to Saudi Arabia proves that "terrorists" sent by Riyadh to Syria and Iraq play into US hand, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said Thursday.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed in a report on Thursday that the Pentagon is unaware whether $2 billion worth of military equipment sent to Iraq has ever reached its final destination.
Leader of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has accused Saudi Arabia of financing Daesh terror group and of committing atrocities in war-torn Yemen, describing the actions of Riyadh as a "state terror."
Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, provincial officials said, an attack likely to raise concerns in Beijing about its huge investment plans.
Israel has reduced its supplies of electricity to the Gaza Strip after Palestinian authorities refused to pay the monthly bill in full earlier in the week, local media reported Thursday.
On May 22, the last group of militants and their family members withdrew from the district of Al Waer in Syria's Homs within 24 hours, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the city. The third largest city of Syria is now completely under the control of Syrian government forces.
All conditions for the organization of visits by the experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the Shairat airbase in Syria to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons have been created, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
The situation in northern Syria is very likely to escalate in the near future, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
The US-led coalition strike on March 17 against a structure in Iraq’s west Mosul triggered explosives planted by the Daesh terrorist group and resulted in 101 civilian casualties, Operation Inherent resolve investigating officer Brig. Gen Matthew Isler said in a briefing on Thursday.
The British government operated an "open door" policy allowing Libyan exiles and British-Libyan citizens to join the 2011 civil war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, even though some had been deemed security threats – and the father of Manchester attack bomber Salman Abedi may have been among them.
German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused Turkey of imposing an "entry ban" on the vice president of the German Parliament, Claudia Roth, in the highest profile intervention in the growing spat between the two countries.
Following Monday's terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena, the UK authorities are highly concerned with the large numbers of British citizens who have traveled abroad to join Daesh and are now returning back.
Saudi Arabia is intent on preventing other Gulf monarchies from fostering closer ties with Iran, Iranian political analyst and former chief editor of the Mehr News Agency, Hassan Hanizadeh, told Sputnik Persian.
Moscow considers Washington's attempts to justify the latter's coalition airstrike against Syrian troops near the town of al-Tanf over an alleged threat to US and Syrian opposition forces as unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Libya has been struggling with political conflict and a collapsing economy since 2011. The last three years have seen an even further degradation of the already dire situation.
US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia that ended up in signing of a colossal arms deal with Riyadh has shown that the American leader is making a "spectacular and confusing U-turn" in the Middle East policy, violating his campaign vows to avoid the entanglements in the region, according to political observers.
The US Air Force is requesting millions of dollars for a squadron operations center in Qatar, construction at Incirlik airbase in Turkey, and F-35 facilities in the UK, the Defense Department’s 2018 budget request document revealed.
Iraq’s Interior Minister on Wednesday ordered a full and transparent investigation into alleged abuses perpetrated by an elite Iraqi police unit participating in the campaign to oust Daesh militants from Mosul.
As Yemen teeters on the brink of a cholera outbreak, the US continues to carry out military operations that frequently result in still more civilian deaths. Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear spoke with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, about how US operations are making a bad situation in Yemen even worse.
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