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'Russia’s Influence in Syria' Making US Search for 'Compromise’ to End Crisis

Russia's involvement in Syria has changed the rules of the game, Reda Shehata, former assistant of the Egyptian foreign minister, said. According to him, now the US understands that the settlement should involve all parties, including the Syrian government.

'Combination of Errors' May Have Resulted in 2013 Syrian Chemical Attack

Syria has accused French intelligence services of being behind the 2013 chemical attack in Damascus. The corresponding statement was made by Syrian ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari earlier this week. Sputnik spoke to former British Army senior counter-terrorism specialist Major Chris Hunter.

Syrian Deminers Begin Mine Clearance in Liberated Darayya - Source

Engineer troops of the Syrian army started the demining of roads and buildings in Darayya, a southern suburb of Damascus, a Syrian military source told RIA Novosti on Saturday.

Enjoy Breathtaking Timelapse Footage of Yellowstone National Park in US

The Yellowstone National Park is known for its wildlife and numerous geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular places in the park.

Article 5: Trump is 'More Right Than He Knows About US NATO Pledge'

While Joseph Biden continues to assure the US' NATO allies of Washington's strong commitment to the principle of collective defense, American academics and journalists highlight that the Alliance has de facto become a "dangerous anachronism."

PKK Militants Say Truck Bomb Attack in Turkey's Cizre Kills 118 Servicemen

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed on Saturday that 118 Turkish servicemen were killed by a truck bomb attack in the southeastern town of Cizre a day ago, according to a statement issued by the PKK.

Russia, China Developing Alternative to Boeing, Airbus Passenger Jets

Moscow and Beijing are developing a new passenger aircraft with a super flight range. According to the manufacturer, the aircraft will compete with Western air carriers, Boeing and Airbus, despite the fact that the new project is currently not in high demand by the customers, according to AeroTelegraph.

Delegation of Italian Lawmakers Planning to Visit Crimea

A delegation of Italian lawmakers is planning to visit Crimea, Alexei Pushkov, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman in the lower house of the Russian parliament, said on Saturday.

Colombian President Signs Decree on Ceasefire With FARC Insurgents

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed on Saturday a decree introducing ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group.

Joe Biden 'Is a Good Soldier of US Administration'

Joe Biden has been shaping the face of American foreign policy for decades. But now - as his term is winding down and reports suggest he will leave office with President Barack Obama - the question remains whether he is distinctive in any memorable way for his work in the international affairs.

Russian Detained in Armenia Suspected of Money Laundering, Technology Transfer

Russian national Sergei Mironov was detained in Armenia's capital Yerevan on the US authorities' request on suspicion of money laundering and illegal technology transfer, his lawyer said Saturday.

This is Why US, Europe Cannot Agree TTIP Trade Deal

If the controversial TTIP deal is approved it will be one of the most important Barack Obama's achievements. However, the deal has faced significant opposition from European companies, EU and some American politicians. Currently, the deal is unlikely to be approved before the US presidential election in November.

Military Music Festival Kicks Off With Gurkha Pipes, Japanese Dance

Twenty two military, police and folk bands from all over the world will be performing before live audiences in the Russian capital as “Spasskaya Tower” festival kicks off. Besides Red Square, which is the main venue for the festival, performers will be playing in Moscow’s parks and even at the city’s four railway stations.

Embassy Verifies Reports on Detention of Russian in Armenia on US Request

The Russian Embassy in Armenia is checking reports on detention of Russian citizen Sergei Mironov in Yerevan airport on the US request, the embassy's counsellor Oleg Shapovalov said on Saturday.

German Right-Wing Group Protests Against Immigration on Top of Brandenburg Gate

Up to nine members of the far-right Identitarian Movement group mounted on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday to hold protest against influx of migrants to the country, Der Tagesspiegel newspaper reported, citing poli...

Daesh Affiliate May Plot Terror Attack in Belgium

An alleged Daesh affiliate might be planning a terrorist attack in Belgium, local Het Laatste Nieuws news outlet reported Saturday.

Italy Quake: 'Migrants Who Have Nothing Help Europeans in Need'

Refugees in Italy’s southern region of Calabria are donating money to help survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit the country earlier this week. Sputnik discussed the refugees' involvement in rescue operations with Giovanni Maiolo - local coordinator of Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy.

NATO's Stance on Russia Makes Arms Control Deal in Europe Impossible - Envoy

There are no grounds for a new arms control deal in Europe, as long as NATO continues to stress the need to deter Russia, Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Saturday.

Sukhoi Aircraft: All Creations of the Legend of Russian Aviation

Exactly 20 years ago the Sukhoi aviation military-industrial complex was established. Initially, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was created in 1934 by one of the founders of the Soviet aviation, Pavel Sukhoi.

Turkey 'Was Working on Ground Incursion in Syria For Two Years'

Turkish leadership contemplated launching a military incursion in northern Syria two years ago, but it was repeatedly postponed due a deep freeze in relations with Russia in the wake of the Su-24 incident, opposition from high-ranking military officials and Washington's concerns, Hurriyet reported, citing an unnamed senior military source.

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