• A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen on November 13, 2014
    Last update: 04:30 20.04.2019
    04:30 20.04.2019

    Saudi-Led Coalition Starts Operation Targeting Presidential Palace Camp in Sanaa - Reports

    The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015.

  • Syria's President Bashar al-Assad
    Last update: 01:47 20.04.2019
    01:47 20.04.2019

    Russian Representatives, Assad Discussed Syria Constitutional Committee Launch

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Presidential Envoy Alexander Lavrentyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin discussed with Syrian President Bashar Assad the task of forming and launching the Syrian constitutional committee as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.

  • A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen on November 13, 2014
    Last update: 19:19 19.04.2019
    19:19 19.04.2019

    Academic Outlines Three Reasons Why Trump Vetoed Yemen Resolution

    Donald Trump's decision to veto a newly-passed congressional resolution calling for withdrawing support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has prompted serious concerns about the future of the region, analysts told Sputnik, outlining possible motives behind the US president's move.

  • Israeli soldiers holding their national flag patrol a street in the West Bank village of Beit Furik, southeast of Nablus, early on June 20, 2014.
    Last update: 16:53 19.04.2019
    16:53 19.04.2019

    IDF General Vows to 'Remove Threat' of Syrian S-300s if Used on Israeli Jets

    A departing IDF commander has warned that Lebanon will pay the price for Hezbollah’s potential cross-border attack in Israel and weighed in on the deliveries of Russian-made S-300 air defence systems to Syria.

  • Tehran's Friday Prayer interim leader, Kazem Sedighi, during a traditional sermon, warned Iranian officials against having too much trust in Europe’s promises, claiming that European partners were not much different from the United States.
    Last update: 16:51 19.04.2019
    16:51 19.04.2019

    Tehran's Senior Cleric Warns of EU's Possible Deception Amid New US Anti-Iran Moves

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran's Friday Prayer interim leader, Kazem Sedighi, during a traditional sermon, warned Iranian officials against having too much trust in Europe’s promises, claiming that European partners were not much different from the United States.

  • A poster of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
    Last update: 14:54 19.04.2019
    14:54 19.04.2019

    Qatar Proposes Naming Street in Paris After Late Journalist Khashoggi - Reports

    Paris City Hall is set to name one of the city’s streets after a Saudi journalist, who was killed in Istanbul last year. It appears, however, that the initiative is far from spontaneous.

  • Protesters wave their national flags while others burn tires near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
    Last update: 08:30 19.04.2019
    08:30 19.04.2019

    Trump's Peace Plan: A Look at Possible Ways Out of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    US officials have reportedly said that the new peace package will be based on an approach that reflects today's reality. This reality is that the Palestinians and Israelis - as well as rival Palestinian groups - are a long way from reaching a lasting compromise to settle the long-running territorial dispute.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Turkish and U.S. troops conduct joint patrols around the Syrian town of Manbij, as part of an agreement that aimed to ease tensions between the two NATO allies
    Last update: 03:41 19.04.2019
    03:41 19.04.2019

    Turkey 'De Facto' Established Safe Zone in Syria Up to Manbij - Ankara

    ANKARA (Sputnik) - A safe zone has been "de facto" established between Turkey and Syria right up to the city of Manbij in Syria, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.

  • Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces are seen in Al-Swani area in Tripoli, Libya April 18, 2019.
    Last update: 18:55 18.04.2019
    18:55 18.04.2019

    Libyan GNA Accuses France of Supporting Haftar, Halts Cooperation With Paris

    Earlier in the day, it was reported by The Libya Observer that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's army had regained control over the Tamanhint Base following the withdrawal of the South Protection Force loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

  • An aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock (R) on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.
    Last update: 17:20 18.04.2019
    17:20 18.04.2019

    Kuwaiti 'Researcher' Claims Jews 'Slaughter Christian Children' for 'Holiday Pastries' in Controversial Online Video

    The controversial 47-minute-long video, posted on Memri TV's Youtube channel, which has over 10,000 subscribers, triggered backlash as the researcher featured in it made a preposterous claim.

  • A handout picture released by Iran's Defence Ministry on August 21, 2018, shows the Kowsar domestic fighter jet, a fourth-generation fighter
    Last update: 17:06 18.04.2019
    17:06 18.04.2019

    WATCH Iran Show Off Military Might, Homegrown Tech at Parade Amid US Tensions

    Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Islamic Republic's Armed Forces on Thursday, with parades held across the country and the largest taking place in Tehran.

  • Before and after the strike: JY-27 radar in Damascus International Airport, Syria, 20 January 2019
    Last update: 15:37 18.04.2019
    15:37 18.04.2019

    Satellite Photos Show Chinese Radar in Syria Restored After IAF Attack on Damascus Airport - Reports

    Israeli F-35s reportedly carried out strikes on Damascus International Airport in January, targeting an alleged 'Iranian' presence in the area. Air defences intercepted 30 of the missiles, although some still managed to get through and damage airport infrastructure, including storehouses and a Chinese-supplied radar.

  • This 5 July, 2014 photo shows an image grab showing Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    Last update: 14:31 18.04.2019
    14:31 18.04.2019

    Leaked Terrorists’ Letters Show Daesh Leader Baghdadi ‘Still Pulls Rank’ – Report

    Over the past few years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death has been reported numerous times, but the Daesh* leader has re-emerged each time, even reportedly surviving an assassination attempt in January.

  • Soldiers from the Libyan National Army get ready to enter Rafallah al-sahati Islamic Militia Brigades compound, one of the compound buildings can be seen behind the wall, in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
    Last update: 12:42 18.04.2019
    12:42 18.04.2019

    Armed Groups Attack Haftar-Controlled Air Base in Southern Libya - Reports

    On Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that as many as 205 people have been killed and 913 more injured since the beginning of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive on Tripoli.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by his wife Sara waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
    Last update: 20:07 17.04.2019
    20:07 17.04.2019

    Israeli President Says He Has Instructed Netanyahu to Form New Gov't

    On Tuesday, the final election results showed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party won 35 seats - this gives Netanyahu a right to form the next government.

  • Tripoli Panorama
    Last update: 19:34 17.04.2019
    19:34 17.04.2019

    Haftar-Led Army Accuses Tripoli-Based Gov’t of Bombing Civilian Facilities

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has accused the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) of unleashing airstrikes on civilian facilities in the town of Garyan, south of the Libyan capital.

  • Former member of Pink Floyd, British singer and songwriter Roger Waters performs during his concert of the Us+Them tour in Rome's Circus Maximus, Saturday, July 14, 2018
    Last update: 16:15 17.04.2019
    16:15 17.04.2019

    Roger Waters Claims Madonna's Eurovision Gig in Israel to "Normalise Apartheid"

    Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters is an outspoken supporter of the pro-Palestinian BDS movement and has repeatedly accused Israel of violating the Palestinians' human rights.

  • A general view taken 11 January 2005 shows a Palestinian mosque which was turned into an art gallery by Orthodox Jews in the Galilee town of Safed where the newly elected Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas, was born in1935
    Last update: 16:04 17.04.2019
    16:04 17.04.2019

    SHOCK as Israeli Firm Reportedly Turns Mosque Into Nightclub

    After its redevelopment, the former Al Ahmar (Red) Mosque received a new name, Khan Al Ahmar, in a move to distract attention from its significance to Muslims, the Palestinian online outlet The News stated.

  • This photo released Tuesday, April 2, 2019, by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows pharaonic paintings in the tomb of a noble from the time of one of the earliest pharaonic dynasties, in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt
    Last update: 13:37 17.04.2019
    13:37 17.04.2019

    Millenia-Old Tomb Built Using BURIAL OILS Found in Egyptian Necropolis

    The occupant of the tomb is believed to have been a nobleman who lived over four thousand years ago, and at least a portion of the burial site was inspired by the design of the royal pyramids of that time.

  • The Western Wall and Dome of the rock in the old city of Jerusalem
    Last update: 06:11 17.04.2019
    06:11 17.04.2019

    Jordan Recalling Envoy to Romania Over Decision to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

    AMMAN (Sputnik) - Jordan is recalling its ambassador to Romania in June over Bucharest's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the kingdom's official government newspaper reported.