• Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives ahead of the start of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019
    Last update: 19:09 09.10.2019
    19:09 09.10.2019

    Imran Khan-led Government Breaks Debt Record

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan's government has been borrowing money at record levels under Prime Minister Imran Khan's leadership, according to data from the State Bank of Pakistan.

  • Last update: 19:05 09.10.2019
    19:05 09.10.2019

    Nepal Confirms Chinese President Xi Jinping's State Visit

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Chinese President Xi Jinping will undertake a two-day state visit to Nepal on 12 and 13 October, the country’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission and aviation experts are working at the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing 777
    Last update: 19:05 09.10.2019
    19:05 09.10.2019

    Australia, Netherlands Committed to Achieving Justice for MH17 Victims - Prime Minister

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australia and the Netherlands remain committed to achieving justice for victims of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

  • Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska is pictured on an election poster calling for votes for a referendum on their Statehood Day in Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 21, 2016
    Last update: 18:49 09.10.2019
    18:49 09.10.2019

    Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina: ‘What NATO? I Don’t Want Any NATO’

    Does the Republika Srpska want to join NATO? Why are Balkan politicians afraid of their Western colleagues? What is the role of new US special envoys to the Western Balkans? What influence do Russia and the US have on Bosnia and Herzegovina? The Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, reflects on these questions.

  • Last update: 18:42 09.10.2019
    18:42 09.10.2019

    Kremlin Blasts Bogus NYT Story on Super-Secret Russian Intel Unit Designed to ‘Destabilise Europe’

    Earlier, the US’s ‘newspaper of record’ reported that Russia’s GRU military intelligence service had created an elite but surprisingly frugal and sloppy military formation designed to engage in ‘destabilisation’ operations across the European continent.

  • India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India Pakistan border fencing at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug.13, 2019
    Last update: 18:41 09.10.2019
    18:41 09.10.2019

    India’s Opposition Congress Party Decides to Boycott Local Elections in Jammu and Kashmir

    New Delhi (Sputnik) : India has appointed 63 observers for Kashmir, 79 for Jammu and 16 for Ladakh ahead of elections on 24 October.

  • US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump debate during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016
    Last update: 18:32 09.10.2019
    18:32 09.10.2019

    Twitterquake as Trump Reiterates Call for ‘Crooked Hillary’ to Run for Presidency Again

    The tweet, the second such message by Trump in the past 24 hours, comes amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry against the US President which was initiated by the Democrats last month after Trump’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, part of which was released as a transcript.

  • F-35
    Last update: 18:23 09.10.2019
    18:23 09.10.2019

    Italy to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets Despite Internal Disagreements - Defence Minister

    ROME (Sputnik) Italian Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini said on Wednesday that his country intends to renew its fleet of F-35 stealth-fighter jets despite differing opinions on the program among the ruling coalition.

  • Two U.S. Soldiers keep an eye on the demarcation line during a security patrol outside Manbij, Syria, June 26, 2018
    Last update: 18:21 09.10.2019
    18:21 09.10.2019

    Syria Pull-Out? There's No Indication That Trump's Words Translated Into Actions – Security Analyst


    There are no signs of the much-discussed US withdrawal from northeast Syria and an ending to Washington's illegal presence in the country, contrary to Donald Trump's claims on Twitter, says international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda.

  • Brno
    Last update: 18:20 09.10.2019
    18:20 09.10.2019

    The Leningrad Region Is Presenting Innovative R&D Products in Brno

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - A floating motorised towing vehicle, amorphous fiber for concrete reinforcement, and LED systems for buildings are just a few of the innovative products manufactured by Leningrad Region companies that are on display at an engineering fair in Brno, the Czech Republic.

  • A Chinese flag hangs near a Hikvision security camera outside of a shop in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
    Last update: 18:14 09.10.2019
    18:14 09.10.2019

    Trump Blacklists Chinese Tech Firms, but Hikvision Doesn't Care

    The US$42 billion Shenzhen-listed firm is one of 28 organisations added to a White House list of banned entities by the US leader as his administration redoubles its trade war with China.

  • Turkish troops in Syria
    Last update: 17:50 09.10.2019
    17:50 09.10.2019

    US Senate Finalises Sanctions on Turkey for Attacking Syrian Kurds - Lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) US Republican and Democratic lawmakers are finalising legislation that would impose economic sanctions on Turkey, which has begun a military invasion of northern Syria to clear a border region of US-allied Kurdish forces, Senator Chris Van Hollen said Wednesday.

  • (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 08, 2019 US troops walk past a Turkish military vehicle during a joint patrol with Turkish troops in the Syrian village of al-Hashisha on the outskirts of Tal Abyad town along the border with Turkish troops
    Last update: 17:30 09.10.2019
    17:30 09.10.2019

    Video: Turkish Armed Forces Together With Syrian National Army Launch Operation Peace Spring

    Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military operation in northeastern Syria. He said the operation is aimed against the Kurdistan Workers' Party and Daesh* and is meant to protect Syria's territorial integrity.

  • Berlin, Germany
    Last update: 17:27 09.10.2019
    17:27 09.10.2019

    Extinction Rebellion Activists Try to Block Ku'damm Avenue in Berlin - Video

    For several days Extinction Rebellion protests have been held in different cities around the world, such as Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Sydney.

    'Extinction Rebellion' Climate Activists Stage Protests Worldwide
  • Family and relatives of French Jew Yoav Hattab, a victim of the attack on kosher grocery store in Paris, gather around a symbolic coffin for his funeral procession in the city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Israel geared up on Tuesday for the solemn funerals of four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket amid rising concerns over increased anti-Semitism in Europe. Hattab will be buried in Jerusalem along with other victims of the attack.
    Last update: 17:20 09.10.2019
    17:20 09.10.2019

    Knifings, Bombings, and Gun Attacks: Recent Violent Attacks Against European Jews

    At least two people were killed and several others injured Wednesday in a gun and grenade attack in Halle, Germany near a synagogue on the Jewish religious holiday of Yom Kippur. Wednesday’s incident was not the first, and Jewish communities across Europe have been subjected to violent gun, bomb and stabbing attacks in recent years.

  • A Turkish army officer guides a comrade driving a tank to its new position, after was uploaded from a truck, on the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
    Last update: 17:16 09.10.2019
    17:16 09.10.2019

    Live Updates: Turkey's Offensive Peace Spring in Northeastern Syria Begins

    Last week, Turkey announced that it would launch a military incursion in northeastern Syria to drive away Kurdish militants from the area and set up a "safe zone" in the region to accommodate Syrian refugees there. The US said it would never back the Turkish operation and would withdraw its troops from the Kurdish-held territory.

    Turkey Launches 'Operation Peace Spring' in Northern Syria
  • Nickelback
    Last update: 17:11 09.10.2019
    17:11 09.10.2019

    Nickelback Sees Record Bump in Music Streams After Meme-y Trump Tweet


    US President Donald Trump's doctored video targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, although removed by Twitter due to copyright infringement, has succeeded in generating a storm of response on social media.

  • This photo taken on December 19, 2012 shows an Afghan policeman standing guard as a pile of narcotics is burned by officials on the outskirts of Jalalabad Nangarhar province
    Last update: 16:48 09.10.2019
    16:48 09.10.2019

    At Least 30 Civilians Dead in US Strikes on Afghan Meth Labs, UN Says


    On 5 May, US warplanes reportedly bombed more than 60 methamphetamine labs in western Afghanistan in an attempt to prevent Taliban militants from obtaining an income from drug trafficking.

  • Extinction rebellion demonstrators in London
    Last update: 16:24 09.10.2019
    16:24 09.10.2019

    Activists from Extinction Rebellion Rally At Marble Arch, London - Photos, Video

    Extinction Rebellion launched its two-week environmental demonstrations on Monday, planning to block streets and bridges in London and shut down governmental departments. Around 30,000 activists are expected to engage in the campaign.

  • Police secures the area after a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on October 9, 2019
    Last update: 16:21 09.10.2019
    16:21 09.10.2019

    What is Known So Far About Deadly Synagogue Shooting in Germany

    The incident, which reportedly claimed the lives of two people and injured two more, comes amid celebrations of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.