MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States does not intend to change significantly its strategy for Afghanistan adopted in 2017 and hopes that its allies will increase military presence in the country, the press service of the US National Security Council (NSC) told Sputnik on Wednesday.
In response to a series of minor earthquakes felt across northern Israel over the past few days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Monday that preparations were underway to reinforce the country’s infrastructure.
An Iranian woman who removed her hijab in public in protest in December says that she was sentenced to two years in prison and given another 18 years as a suspended sentence. Suspended sentences are a legal arrangement that lets a person skip jail time so long as they don’t break any more laws.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry denied media reports about the alleged deaths of Russian servicemen in Syria as a result of an alleged terrorist attack carried out by the Daesh* terrorists.
Syrian sappers working in Gharaz in Syria's southern Daraa province have discovered storage facilities containing US-made TOW anti-tank missile systems.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States may consider granting relief to some countries from economic sanctions that will be imposed on Iran’s oil exports in November, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview on Tuesday that Russia has violated an agreement reached with the United States on a de-escalation zone in southern Syria.
As Anadolu reported previously, the second humanitarian flotilla left on Tuesday the Gaza Strip in hope to break the blockade of the Hamas-run enclave.
Saudi Arabia's air defense forces intercepted a Badr 1 missile fired at the southwestern region of Jizan by Yemen's Houthi movement, Saudi state media reported.
Late last week, the Israeli military hit Syrian Army positions near the Golan Heights in retaliation following a rogue shell that landed east of the fence in the disputed Israeli-Palestinian territory.
A Sputnik correspondent has received an exclusive first-hand look at the situation in the large, sparsely populated but strategically crucial desert territories in the Badia (the Syrian Steppe) following its liberation from jihadists.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Syrian army repelled on Monday night a terrorist attack on a settlement in the country's western Latakia province, a Syrian military source told Sputnik.
Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said that it would be a mistake to think that the new US sanctions against Tehran would have no influence on Iran's economy.
Iranian women are sharing videos of themselves dancing on social media after an Iranian teenager was arrested last week for uploading videos of herself dancing on Instagram.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday named the ministers in new Turkish Cabinet, first to be functioning under the presidential form of government.
A Lebanese woman was sentenced to eight years in prison in Egypt Saturday after posting a video on Facebook in which she criticized sexual harassment she experienced in the country. The court said she was spreading rumours harmful to Egyptian society.
The Syrian president held a meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday discussing the internal, regional and international political situation and Syria's foreign and domestic policy objectives.
The arms injection follows reports that the US has been beefing up its presence in the northern Syrian town of Manbij following a formal withdrawal by the Syrian Democratic Forces last month.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday swore an oath of office in the Turkish parliament in the presence the government members and lawmakers ahead of his assumption of official inauguration as Turkish president after a recent re-election for a new five-year term.
Earlier this year, Riyadh announced plans to allocate more than 80 billion dollars for the construction of 16 nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia over the next 25 years. Right now, Saudi authorities are reportedly trying to wrap up a corresponding deal with their US counterparts.
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