Ahead of a new round of talks between the rival delegations of the Syrian administration and the opposition National Coalition, the Voice of Russia has interviewed Bouthina Shaaban, Syrian presidential advisor and member of the government delegation, who shared her insight into some of the controversies that have dented the peace process.
For more than 10 years, Princess Alanoud has been deprived of the right to see her daughters. Since 2001, their father, the King of Saudi Arabia, has been in fact keeping them under home arrest. In an interview that she gave exclusively to the Voice of Russia, Princess Anud accused the world's media of a "conspiracy of silence" against her situation that can hardly be called a normal one for the 21st century.
The Syrian military has discovered a warehouse containing chemical agents in a suburb of Damascus. Yara Saleh, a Correspondent for the Al-Ihbariya Syrian information channel, who was among the journalists who inspected the site of the disturbing find, has given an exclusive interview to The Voice of Russia. She says that the discovered warehouse was also a laboratory where shells were loaded with poisonous chemicals.
The emergency regime introduced by the Egyptian authorities will last for "the shortest possible time". This came as a statement by Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi in a televised appeal to the nation. Previously, interim President Adly Mansour signed a decree on introducing the state of emergency in Egypt for a period of a month. Its introduction provides unlimited powers to the army and security agencies, including detention of criminal suspects. In an interview with Voice of Russia member of the Political Bureau of the Egyptian Tagammu Party Sharif Fayad assesses the situation and proposes several solutions to the crisis.
The United States has reopened the majority of its embassies in the Middle East and North Africa after temporarily closing them amid security concerns in the last days of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. The closures followed what the U.S. Department of State said was an imminent attack threat by al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Ali Bin Masoud Al-Mashani, an Omani political analyst, suspects other reasons to be behind the sweeping embassy shutdowns. He shared his views with the Voice of Russia.
Ten years ago on July 22, 2003 in Mosul, Iraq, after a shooting that lasted for hours, American paratroopers and Special Forces killed Saddam Hussein’s two sons – Uday and Qusay, as well as Qusay's 14-year-old son Mustafa. Faheem Al-Sourani, a correspondent of the Voice of Russia, asked Saddam Hussein's personal lawyer Ahmed al-Najdawi, who lives in Jordan, about the story behind one of the most famous 'American operations' of the century.
According to the world health organization, 34 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported worldwide. The epicenter of the new disease, apparently, is the Arabian Peninsula. The vast majority of deaths are registered in Saudi Arabia and two more patients died there last Sunday.
If the current tendencies in Libya's political life continue, the country will cease to exist as one state. Yousef Shakir, a former advisor to Gaddafi, gave such a forecast in his interview with the Voice of Russia.
An extensive network of criminal groups specializing in human organ trafficking is acting in the border areas of Syria. The bandits have an enormous amount of money at their disposal and do not hesitate to eliminate anyone who hinders them. A representative of the Commission of the Syrian Ministry of Health tasked with investigating abductions and organ harvesting allegations gave an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia.