17:04 GMT 03.10.2017
During a two-year aerial campaign Russia and its allies have managed to create a powerful coalition in Syria that thwarted the US' attempts to split the region up, experts told Sputnik. However, the war is far from being over, especially in light of the looming threat of Iraq's disintegration after the Kurdish independence vote of September 25.
18:23 GMT 29.09.2017
The Russian air campaign in Syria, which started two years ago, has dramatically changed the course of war in the country, Turkish military expert Dr. Celalettin Yavuz said, emphasizing the role of the Astana talks launched by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran and the creation of four de-escalation zones in the country.
17:59 GMT 28.09.2017
Having realized that they lost in Syria the US has shifted to "Plan B" to maintain control over the oil-rich regions of the country, military analyst The Saker told Sputnik. The Russo-Syrian advance in Deir ez-Zor has endangered the US plan, prompting the Pentagon to target the Syrian Arab Army and Russian military personnel on the ground.
08:30 GMT 22.09.2017
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Beijing is interested in restoring stability in Myanmar, which is currently being engulfed by the Rohingya crisis, experts told Sputnik. China's concerns about the potential upsurge in Islamic extremism in the country have geopolitical grounds as Myanmar serves as an alternative energy route for Beijing.
17:38 GMT 05.09.2017
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18:22 GMT 04.09.2017
The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar, which had caught its second wind in August 2017, appears to be a crisis long in the making: the conflict between the countries Buddhists and Muslims actually originates from the 19th century.
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The Syrian Arab Army has finally managed to liberate the province of Aleppo from Daesh, according to the Syrian Ministry of Defense. Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported that nearly half a million internally displaced Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of this year.
17:24 GMT 09.06.2017
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There is a lot of hypocrisy on the side of Saudi Arabia and the United States toward the unfolding Qatar diplomatic crisis, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik, adding that the Saudis are far ahead of the Qataris in supporting the most radical ideological centers in Europe and around the world.
13:59 GMT 17.05.2017
11:39 GMT 09.05.2017
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a terrorist group intent on establishing a caliphate in Southeast Asia, has reportedly rebuilt itself in recent years following a decline in 2007, the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) asserted, adding that the group responsible for 2002 bombing in Bali has also invested into creating its militarized force.
08:58 GMT 14.04.2017
The Muslim Association of Sweden (SFM) may lose state support for inviting lecturers whose controversial statements could be interpreted as the promotion of misogyny. For instance, SFM speakers taught that women were not allowed to go out without permission, wear perfume or show skin. The SFM retorted that its own board includes women.
13:13 GMT 12.04.2017
From 'Violent Extremists' to 'Islamist Terrorists': Sweden Warming Up to Israeli Methods Against Terrorism
The deadly recent truck attack in Stockholm has left Sweden in shock and prompted politicians and pundits to ponder ways of possibly putting an end to such attacks altogether. Several Swedish experts believe that it is high time Sweden learned from Israel's experience in combatting terrorism.