• A bundle of three Soviet RSD-10 missiles prepared for demolition at the Kapustin Yar launch site. The missiles were destroyed in accordance with the INF Treaty.
    Last update: 12:50 11.06.2018
    12:50 11.06.2018

    Neither Russia Nor US Interested in Undermining INF Treaty - Russian Foreign Minister

    ALMATY (Sputnik) - The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has adopted a statement on the Russia-US Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, adding that no state is interested in undermining the INF.

  • Khaled al Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field.
    Last update: 12:43 11.06.2018
    12:43 11.06.2018

    Politically-Motivated Oil Prices Could Help Improve Saudi-US Ties – Scholar

    Saudi Arabia has increased its oil production ahead of an OPEC meeting, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is a sharp turn for Riyadh, which has curtailed output for the past two years. Radio Sputnik discussed this with University of Reading Associate Professor Nafis Alam.

  • Jordanian people and associations chant slogans during a strike against the new income tax law, in Amman, Jordan May 30, 2018
    Last update: 11:16 11.06.2018
    11:16 11.06.2018

    Gulf States Agree to Provide $2.5 Billion in Aid to Jordan Amid Economic Crisis

    Responding to mass anti-austerity protests held in Jordan, a number of Gulf States have offered the kingdom $2.5 billion to help it overcome an economic crisis.

  • Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June 4, 2018
    Last update: 11:01 11.06.2018
    11:01 11.06.2018

    27 People Killed, Up to 50 Wounded in 4 Attacks in Afghanistan Amid Ceasefire

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 19 civilians have been injured and 15 security personnel killed in three separate attacks in Afghanistan, the Pajhwok Afghan News agency reported. According to the TOLO broadcaster, 12 more Afghans have been killed and 31 injured in a fourth attack, a suicide bombing in the south of the Afghan capital.

  • A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is seen in the eastern Deir al Zor, Syria September 12, 2017
    Last update: 09:32 11.06.2018
    09:32 11.06.2018

    US Sent 250 Trucks With Heavy Weapons, Armored Vehicles to SDF – Source

    Sputnik has reached a source in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who said that the United States is continuing to supply armed units under the framework of their operation in Deir ez-Zor province.

  • Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Council (parliament) of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Larijani during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the 12th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. File photo
    Last update: 04:13 11.06.2018
    04:13 11.06.2018

    Iran Parliament Speaker: Tehran Will Not Wait Forever For EU Treaty Decision

    Ali Larijani, speaker of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly, said that if Europe is to save the historic 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal, it must announce decisions “explicitly and swiftly.”

  • Smoke rises from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on March 26, 2015 following bombing by rebels. Islamist fighters have seized 17 checkpoints from Syrian forces in clashes around the city of Idlib that have cost at least 71 lives, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
    Last update: 03:37 11.06.2018
    03:37 11.06.2018

    UN Secretary General Calls for Investigation of Air Strikes in Syria's Idlib

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an investigation into air strikes in the Syrian province of Idlib several days ago, the UN chief's spokesman said in a statement on Sunday.

  • A man tries to open the door of a closed mosque in Vienna, Austria, Friday, June 8, 2018. The mosque is on of the seven mosques which the Austrian government said it’s closing and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on political Islam and foreign financing of religious groups.
    Last update: 22:05 10.06.2018
    22:05 10.06.2018

    Vienna Shutdown of Ankara’s ‘Political Islam’ Triggers Erdogan Fury

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted with fury one day after Vienna announced that it would crack down on ‘political Islam’ by expelling Ankara-funded imams and shutting down seven mosques.

  • An Israeli army tank fires towards the Gaza Strip (File)
    Last update: 20:23 10.06.2018
    20:23 10.06.2018

    Israeli Troops Destroy Hamas Underwater Access Tunnel – Reports

    Israeli forces reportedly destroyed an underground tunnel, which had allowed Hamas to covertly deploy its naval commandos.

  • Smoke rises from a storage site in Baghdad, housing ballot boxes from Iraq's May parliamentary election, Iraq June 10, 2018.
    Last update: 18:34 10.06.2018
    18:34 10.06.2018

    Ballots From Iraqi Parliamentary Vote on Fire in Baghdad Amid Recount Campaign - Reports

    CAIRO (Sputnik) - A fire broke out on Sunday at a warehouse in Baghdad, where ballots from the recent Iraqi parliamentary elections are stored, amid a nationwide campaign to recount the results of the vote, local Alsumaria TV channel reported citing municipal authorities of the Iraqi capital.

  • A general view of Jerusalem's Old City shows the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the foreground as the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, is seen in the background December 10, 2017
    Last update: 17:43 10.06.2018
    17:43 10.06.2018

    Austrian Chancellor to 'Privately' Visit Western Wall of Jerusalem - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem later on Sunday, which will mark the first time in the recent years that a leader of an EU country to visit the holy site, despite it being billed as a "private" visit, The Jerusalem Post reported.

  • Turkish Army tank stands ready near the village of Bamarni in northern Iraq, 30km beyond the Turkey-Iraq border
    Last update: 17:36 10.06.2018
    17:36 10.06.2018

    Turkish Military Already in Iraq, Ready to Advance on Kurdish Base - PM

    According to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Turkish forces are currently based dozens of kilometers inside northern Iraq and could push further to attack the Kurds in the Qandil Mountains. This is where the stronghold of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey, is reportedly located.

  • Service personnel of the Syrian Army on a BMD-1 in the liberated Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk south of Damascus
    Last update: 16:10 10.06.2018
    16:10 10.06.2018

    Assad Says Would Be Impossible to Free Damascus Suburbs Without Russia – Russian Lawmaker

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the liberation of the Damascus outskirts would have proved to be unattainable without Russia’s help, the coordinator of the Russian State Duma group on relations with the Syrian parliament, Dmitry Sablin, told Sputnik on Sunday.

  • In this photo released on July 1, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Australia's SBS news channel, in Damascus, Syria
    Last update: 15:59 10.06.2018
    15:59 10.06.2018

    Assad Calls Douma Chemical Attack 'British PR Stunt' Straight to UK Media's Face

    The US, the UK and France launched airstrikes against Syria in April after accusing Damascus of a chemical attack in the city of Douma. The Syrian and Russian governments have charged the US and UK-funded White Helmet group with staging a false-flag chemical attack in the city to prompt Western military intervention.

  • Israeli soldiers are seen in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel May 10, 2018
    Last update: 15:22 10.06.2018
    15:22 10.06.2018

    Israel Launches 'Surprise' Military Exercise in Golan Heights – Defense Forces

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Israeli forces launched unexpected large-scale military drills in the Golan Heights, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said.

  • A Syrian army soldier makes his way in a tunnel reportedly previously used by rebel fighters in Jobar, a mostly rebel-held area on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on June 2, 2014
    Last update: 09:28 10.06.2018
    09:28 10.06.2018

    WATCH Syrian Army Uncover Vast Tunnel, Trench Network in Homs Region

    An intricate system of underground passageways and fortifications constructed by militants in rural Homs Governorate was seized by Syrian troops.

  • Pilgrims during hajj walk around the Kaaba at the Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca. (File)
    Last update: 05:30 10.06.2018
    05:30 10.06.2018

    Frenchman Commits Suicide at Mecca, Holiest Muslim Site [VIDEO 18+]

    A European-born man committed suicide at the Great Mosque at Mecca, in the proximity of the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine.

  • Houthi militants ride on the back of a patrol truck (File)
    Last update: 02:13 10.06.2018
    02:13 10.06.2018

    Civilians Killed in Houthi Shelling of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan – Reports

    Two civilians were killed in a shelling, carried out on Saturday by Yemen’s Houthi militants on the Saudi southwestern city of Jazan, the Saudi Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported citing Saudi-led Arab coalition’s statement.

  • A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Yunis on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem
    Last update: 01:58 10.06.2018
    01:58 10.06.2018

    IDF Claims Explosive Palestinian Balloon Airstrike Prevented

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday inflicted a warning air strike on a group of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which were preparing to send a batch of explosive balloons over the border into Israel, a IDF spokesperson said.

  • A Syrian government supporter holds up a Syrian national flag as he chants slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018
    Last update: 01:29 10.06.2018
    01:29 10.06.2018

    Russian FM: Moscow Seeks Swift Enactment of Syrian Constitutional Commission

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow stands for early commencement of the work of the Syrian constitutional commission in line with the relevant decision adopted at the National Dialogue Congress in Russia's Sochi in winter, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.