DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - At least five civilians were killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on the city of Hajin in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province on Wednesday, the Syrian state-run SANA news agency reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tehran has never planned to and will not make missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman said Wednesday.
Despite the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul still being ongoing, some filmmakers have already decided to make documentaries about it.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will continue to test the limits of the US-Saudi relationship and as long as the United States does not take any measures, US Senator Marco Rubio said in a TV interview on Wednesday.
As Iran is working on neutralizing the effect of US sanctions and ensuring continued oil exports abroad, a new threat is emerging, posing a threat to its capital city.
Italy has opened a formal investigation into five Egyptian intelligence agents who are suspected of torturing and murdering Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016. Sputnik looks at what the student was up to in Egypt which might have led to his death.
The Durham University academic spent around seven months in detention after being accused of spying on the UAE for Britain, though he was pardoned and subsequently released in late November.
The two Saudis held high posts in the kingdom, but were sacked after Riyadh announced that Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in a "rogue operation". Saudi Arabia insists that no members of the royal family were connected to the crime.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow hopes that Israel will not violate UN Security Council's resolutions during its ongoing military operation on the border with Lebanon, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Syrian government forces neutralized 23 members of the Daesh terror group in the desert to the east of the Syrian city of Homs, local media reported Wednesday.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have launched an operation they say is aimed at neutralizing alleged tunnels dug from Lebanon into Israel by the Hezbollah organization.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – The Lebanese army is ready for any developments on the border with Israel making efforts together with the UN forces to maintain stability in the area, the army said in a statement.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel will demand the convocation of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to condemn the actions of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council on December 9 despite severed diplomatic ties, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported on Tuesday
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The possible activation of Russian S-400 missile defenсe systems in Syria would pose an increased threat to American troops and US-led coalition forces, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, nominee to head US Central Command (CENTCOM), said during his confirmation hearing in the US Senate on Tuesday.
Qatar is to pull out of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on January 1. Sputnik looks at the history of OPEC, which includes a dramatic siege in 1975.
Tehran earlier warned Washington against limiting its energy exports, vowing to otherwise close the exit from the Persian Gulf. Considering that a significant part of the world's oil exports goes through the strait at the Gulf's mouth, such a blockade could strongly affect the global energy market.
The Israeli Ambassador to the US made the remark during an event held by the Israeli and Polish embassies in Washington to mark 100 years of Poland's independence and 70 years since the creation of Israel.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli Defence Forces tweeted that they were launching an operation to “expose and neutralise cross-border” tunnels that Hezbollah used to attack Israel from Lebanese soil.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German arms company Rheinmetall has been selling weapons to Saudi Arabia despite a complete halt in exports ordered by Berlin after the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ARD reported on Tuesday.