Syrian Kurds are a constituent part of the Syrian population, with many of them opposing the country's federalization or other forms of division, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said on Friday.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sought to reassure the US' Asian allies, saying that North Korea's recent threat to launch a "super-mighty pre-emptive" strike should be ignored.
Russian and Turkish authorities said they want to withdraw mutual restrictions on the supply of agricultural products and are planning to hold a series of consultations in the next two weeks to discuss further steps, the Russian government's website said.
At 9pm on April 20, terror struck once again in the heart of Paris. A gunman opening fire on a police van parked on the French capital's landmark avenue, the famed Champs-Elysees, slaying an officer and injuring two more. The country now moves to elect a new President amidst a potentially toxic climate of political uncertainty and fear.
On April 15, in the western region of Aleppo’s Rashidin, a terrorist attack took place in which a truck was blown up near a convoy of buses carrying civilians. More than 118 people were killed and 224 others injured on Saturday after a bomber blew up an explosive-laden car at the site. Sputnik Arabic spoke with the survivors of the brutal attack.
Self-governance issues in Syria must be resolved within the constitutional framework, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik in an interview, saying there is no reason for Kurdish self-rule once peace is established.
The Russian Defense Ministry will further develop the infrastructure of the Russian spaceport Plesetsk to increase the number of yearly satellite launches, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
Polish MPs have voted in favor of a controversial proposal to build a canal across the Baltic (Vistula) Strip to allow the country’s ships to enter the port of Elblag without crossing Russian territorial waters. However, the project is mainly believed to serve NATO’s interests.
Russia, Turkey and Iran are elaborating mechanism to punish the Syrian ceasefire violators, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
The Wikileaks has published a user guide for CIA's "Weeping Angel" tool which had been based on a MI5/BTSS tool.
On Thursday night, a gunman opened fire on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris, leading to the death of a police officer. According to security expert Dmitry Efimov, this attack is different from other terrorist acts Europe has faced in recent years.
There is no difference between terrorist action in Syria and the military interventions of the United States and Turkey there, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
Militants from the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorist group, (also known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, outlawed in Russia) were responsible for the deadly attack that targeted evacuees coming into Aleppo in mid-April, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has warned that the EU is in for a "pivotal year" with Brexit and the French, German and Italian elections, arguing that poor management of the euro single currency has contributed to economic divergence within its members and rising populism throughout the EU.
Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said on Friday that there was a strong need for the protection of democracy and freedom in light of the recent shooting incident in Paris.
The State National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan announced on Friday the detention of a member of a terrorist group "tasked with carrying out a terrorist attack on the territory" of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Damascus is ready to cooperate on liberation of the city of Raqqa from terrorists with any country including in the West that are willing to fight against terrorism, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.
Crimean Tatars' public activities are not banned in Russia, they can work freely, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
The Indian state of Bihar has seen an almost 60 percent drop in road accidents after it outlawed the sale and consumption of alcohol last year. While 867 people died in road accidents due to drunk driving in 2015, only 326 people died of the same cause in 2016.
Recent media reports about thousands of extrajudicial deaths amid the anti-drug campaign championed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are false, Philippine presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Friday.
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