On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operation to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists. However, Middle East expert Tallha Abdulrazaq explained to Radio Sputnik why the battle to break the terrorists' remaining hold on the city is unlikely to have any "lightning advances".
New Zealand’s High Court made a decision Monday to uphold a district court’s ruling on the extradition of the founder of now defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, and three co-accused site executives to the United States for alleged fraud.
The Russian Embassy in London refuted The Telegraph newspaper’s report about Russia allegedly masterminding a 2016 Montenegro coup attempt, labelling it "pure innuendo."
The Swedish furniture giant Ikea, which is known for its unrelenting promotion of human rights, tolerance and political correctness, has sparked an outcry by issuing a catalogue that doesn't feature any women; the free glossy publication was released for members of an ultra-Orthodox Israeli community.
There was less unfriendly rhetoric regarding Russia at this year's Munich Security Conference, which wrapped up on February 19, RIA Novosti reported.
The Malaysian Foreign Ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador over the accusations he had made in connection with the death of Kim Jong-un's half-brother.
A delegation of the upper house of Russia's parliament, the Federation Council, headed by speaker Valentina Matvienko will pay an official visit to Vietnam on February 20-22, a spokesperson for the Federation Council press service told reporters.
Senior North Korean officials are preparing for a visit to the United States to hold unofficial talks with former US officials to facilitate the deadlocked dialogue on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, US Media reported citing its sources.
The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has provided 5.2 tonnes of humanitarian aid to over 5,600 Syrian citizens in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
Retired General Jim Jones, the first national security adviser to former US president Barack Obama, has fiercely criticized the president’s actions on Syria, calling it a “colossal mistake” to draw a “red line.”
Ecuador will hold the second round of presidential election and Lenin Moreno, a candidate from the ruling PAIS Alliance party, is currently the leading candidate following the first round of the election, Ecuador's National Election Commission (CNE) chief Pablo Pozo said in a statement.
Russia's T-14 Armata main battle tank leaves behind its US, Israeli and European analogues in terms of technical characteristics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.
South Korea said today that it is "certain" that North Korea is behind the murder of its leader's half-brother a week ago, and that the incident only proves the North Korean leader is growing "bolder."
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, South Korea warned that its northern neighbor could reach a nuclear “tipping point” in just a few years. If the process is not reversed, South Korea will have to live in a state of constant fear.
US President Mike Pence visited the site of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany February 19, during his first overseas trip as vice president, even as the administration he serves continues to be dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism.
The UK Parliament is scheduled to hold a debate on Monday on a petition against US President Donald Trump’s official visit to the United Kingdom which has gathered 1.85 million signatures.
Malaysia, which is working with Interpol on the strange case of the assassination of the half-brother of the leader of North Korea, has identified four more suspects believed to be connected with the incident. According to Malaysian police, all of them had North Korean identification, but they have already fled the country.
Over 217,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul since the start of an operation to liberate the city from the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia, in October 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
US President Donald Trump has used his favorite platform, Twitter, to explain what exactly he meant by his comments about the terrible things happening in Sweden yesterday. Sort of.
Iraqi forces liberated 14 villages in a Mosul neighborhood from Daesh during the first day of the military operation to retake the western part of the city, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, the commander of the operation, said.
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