Brigades of military forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have launched an offensive on the port city of Hodeidah, according to media reports.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will use as intended S-400 air defense systems purchased from Russia, if it is necessary.
On Tuesday, the International Red Cross and the UN withdrew their international aid workers from the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, fearing a coming attack by pro-government forces backed by the US, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A top Afghan commander has said that 77,000 Taliban militants are battling the Afghan government – more than double the estimates from US and Afghan officials about insurgent strength.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian army discovered an arms cache in Syria’s Homs province, seizing more than 8,500 pieces of ammunition, the Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Syrian army is reinforcing its air defenses near the Golan frontier as tensions with Israel continue, a Syrian army commander said on Tuesday.
The initiative comes amid the inland lake's drastic depletion after years of drought.
The Jews who lived in Galilee 2,000 years ago were multicultural, archeologists said after examining names written in Greek on the ossuaries found in a millennia-old Tiberian catacomb in Israel.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five Afghan police officers were killed in a coordinated attack by the Taliban movement on a security forces compound in Afghanistan's southeastern Ghazni province on the first day of the ceasefire between the government forces and the militants declared by the authorities, the Khaama Press News Agency reported.
An Anglican priest has blasted the notorious NGO, the White Helmets, for keeping injured Omran Daqneesh, the boy, whose bloodied and dusty face became the “symbol of Aleppo’s suffering,” without treatment for nearly an hour to take a picture of him in a propaganda exercise against the Syrian government.
The Turkish government is poised to invade northern Iraq, ostensibly in pursuit of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who it claims are terrorists, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may just be positioning himself to further consolidate power in Turkey, an expert told Sputnik.
The Syrian army has defused a total of 18 improvised explosive devices, four mines, and seven projectiles in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk located south of Damascus, Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said in a statement on Monday.
Israeli authorities were caught on video excavating portions of the historic Bab al-Rahma cemetery next to Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. The cemetery is believed to contain the final resting places of two companions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Palestinian radical movement Hamas will continue protests on the Israeli border until the organization achieves all its goals, Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the political bureau of Hamas, told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group has returned to the Eastern Mediterranean to continue operations against Daesh, the US Navy said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian intelligence forces have identified and arrested 27 terrorists, who were planning to carry out terror attacks during the holy month of Ramadan (May 17-June 14) and on International Quds Day (June 8), the Tasnim News Agency reported Monday citing the Iranian Intelligence Ministry.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Qatari government has taken the United Arab Emirates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial body of the United Nations, over continuing human rights violations against Qatar and Qatari citizens by Abu Dhabi, Qatar News Agency reported Monday.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian government troops backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces have prevented militants from breaking out of the Al-Tanf area in Homs toward Palmyra, the Russian reconciliation center said.
The incident occurred in an airport in Crete when the couple was returning from Greece to Israel.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday that militants of the Free Syrian Army had already brought canisters with chlorine to a settlement in Deir ez-Zor to stage another "chemical attack against civilians."