Saudi Arabia had hammered out plans for an aggressive attack against Qatar, which it considered its only option, a Bahraini expert told Sputnik and explained why this scenario was never implemented.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Monday that the country's defense forces will assist police in countering terrorists' attacks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to discuss the recent developments in the Middle East during the meeting with the president of the Council on Foreign in New York on Monday.
The Syrian government troops have found a storage with over 30 US heavy anti-tank missile systems in the Latakia Province during a demining operation, the commander of the engineering service of the Latakia’s garrison, said.
Israeli authorities have restored access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was restricted two days ago following a deadly attack on police officers, but the Muslim community expressed its protest against the boosted security measures, Israeli police said Sunday.
The second round of negotiations on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union will start on Monday in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
Seoul is ready to fully launch the dialogue with Pyongyang, but depending on what position North Korea would have on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Monday.
Most of the Venezuelans, who participated in the opposition’s so-called popular referendum on Sunday, voted against the decision of President Nicolas Maduro to call for the Constituent Assembly without gaining the support of the nation.
The United States is going to give back Russia’s diplomatic properties, seized by Washington in 2016 over Russia’s alleged interference in the US election, only under the condition that it will receive something in return from Moscow, a senior official from the White House told Sputnik on Monday.
The number of victims of the flash flood, which occurred in the US state of Arizona, increased to a total of nine people, while the search for a missing 13-year-old teenager continues, media reported Monday.
China's GDP in the second quarter of 2017 grew by 6.9 percent over the results of the comparable period in 2016 and in line with the first quarter's growth, which also amounted to 6.9 percent, China's National Bureau of Statistics said Monday.
The Japanese government plans to equip the F-2 multirole fighters of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) with a new, domestically produced hypersonic anti-ship missiles starting from 2018 amid the tensions with China over the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, local media reported Monday.
The hacking attacks on the Qatari news agency that later sparked the diplomatic row between Doha and several Arab states were masterminded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Washington Post reported, citing US intelligence officials.
At least nine people were drowned on Saturday after a flash flood struck swimmers in an Arizona national forest area, while one teenager remains unaccounted for.
Russian National Evgeny Nukulin, accused of involvement in cybercrime activities in Russia and the US, wrote a letter to Donald Trump, where he noted that FBI offered him money and the US citizenship in exchange for lying about hacking the servers of the Democrats in order to defame Trump's election campaign, the Izvestia newspaper reported Monday.
Massive forest fires, which erupted in the Canadian westernmost province of British Columbia, forced evacuation of total of 36,000 people, local media reported.
The protests of women's advocacy group Ultraviolet against US President Donald Trump take place on Sunday as the president attends the US Women’s Open tennis tournament, media reported.
United Airlines, everybody’s favorite airline, has now sent a passenger’s dog to the wrong city.
Clashes between Egypt’s police and citizens took place in Cairo over efforts of local authorities to demolish illegal constructions in a densely populated and disadvantaged neighborhood of Egypt’s capital, which resulted in a death of one citizen, while 19 others were injured, country’s Interior Ministry said.
Following a meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, the French president asserted that the US leader may rescind his intention to leave the global Paris Climate Accord.
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