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Russia Confirms S-400 Air Defense System Put on Combat Duty in Syria

An advanced S-400 Triumf air defense system on Thursday was delivered and deployed on combat duty at the Hmeymim airbase near the Syrian port city of Latakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

New York Times Slams 'Outrageous' Donald Trump for Mocking Reporter's Disability

Republican front-runner twisted his arms in apparent imitation of reporter's arthrogryposis. The New York Times has criticised Donald Trump as “outrageous” after the Republican presidential front-runner mocked one of its reporters and appeared to imitate his disability. Show More Summary

Ankara Demands Arrest of Journalists for Publishing Weapon Convoy to Syria

A Turkish prosecutor has requested an Istanbul court to arrest Cumhuriyet newspaper Editor-in-Chief Can Dundar and the daily’s Ankara representative Erdem Gul on charges of espionage and treason after the outlet published photos of intelligence trucks with weapons bound for Syria, local media reported Thursday.

Russia Hopes Poland to Stop Persecuting Rossiya Segodnya Reporter

Moscow hopes Poland will reconsider revoking the residence permit of Rossiya Segodnya reporter Leonid Sviridov, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.

How Can Syrian Militants Receive Thousands of US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles?

The footage of a Russian helicopter being destroyed by Syrian rebels with a US-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile has recently been shown by numerous media outlets across the globe.

The Real Thanksgiving Day

From the Archive: On Thanksgiving Day, the United States celebrates the tradition of Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621 to celebrate each other as friendly neighbors. But the reality was not so pleasant, as historian William Loren Katz recalled. By William Loren Katz (Originally published on Nov. 12, 2009)…

UK's Cameron Facing Backlash as He Lays Down Plans for Syria Intervention

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has faced opposition over his plans to join the fight against ISIL in Syria, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warning of the "unintended consequences" of such actions, while the SNP ruled out supporting the proposal without a satisfactory long-term strategy.

'Coward, Insidious Attack' on Russian Su-24 is Aid to Int'l Terrorism

The Russian lower house speaker said the attack was carried out "in the most despicable, cowardly and insidious way," and it was a planned murder and assistance to international terrorism.

Target Malpractice

US Forces Commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Campbell called the deadly bombing of the Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan by US forces "an avoidable accident, caused primarily by human error."

Su-24 Attack to Undermine Turkey's Economy

The downing of a Russian Su-24 jet by the Turkish Air Force will significantly hit bilateral relations between the two countries, harming Turkey's trade and economy in particular, experts told Sputnik on Thursday.

Iraqi Army Cuts Off Final ISIL Supply Line in Anbar

Iraqi troops have closed off the Islamic State jihadist group’s last supply lines in the northern province of Anbar.

Russian Official Slams 'Coward' Countries for Ignoring Turkey's Aggression

Inability of some states to condemn Turkey for the aggressive downing of the Russian plane proves their "cowardice."

The Million Dollar Question: How Is ISIL Selling Oil and Who Is Buying It?

The issue of ISIL and their sale of oil in Syria and Iraq has been a topic of hot debate recently, with both Turkish and Syrian officials accused of enabling and facilitating the group's activities, which has in a large part funded their terror campaign.

'US Airstrikes Still Killing Civilians After Afghan Hospital Attack'

Those responsible for the recent airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz may face criminal and administrative charges, the top US military commander in Afghanistan warned on Thursday.

Russia Regrets US Playing 'Sanctions Games' Instead of Tackling Threats

The irresponsible destruction of Russia-US ties will remain on Washington's conscience, the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement said.

Finland Could Consider Funding Terrorism-Related Travel Criminal Offense

The legislative amendments come in the aftermath of the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks and will be up for parliamentary review in spring 2016.

French MP Proposes Sanctions Against Turkey Over 'Siding With Extremists'

European lawmaker Marie-Christine Arnautu, Vice President for Social Affairs of the National Front spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview regarding the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber by the Turkish Air Force.

Russian Foreign Ministry Advises Russians Against Visiting Turkey

Russia's Foreign Ministry recommended Thursday that Russians refrain from visiting Turkey.

Washington 'Suffers From a Severe Case of Strategic Confusion'

US leaders have long failed to focus their efforts on tackling real challenges and identifying real enemies for a simple reason – they "suffer from a severe case of strategic confusion," Robert W. Merry wrote for the National Intere...

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