Blood and Chaos: Russian Journalist Recounts 2003 Baghdad Bombings

Russian journalist Alexander Minakov in IraqInternationalIndiaAfricaDenis BolotskyAlexander Minakov was incredibly fortunate to survive the US invasion of Iraq. The Russian television reporter was in Baghdad on the morning of March 20, 2003. As American bombs began to pound the Iraqi capital, Minakov found himself at the center of the massive blitz.He sought to leave the […]

Pakistan’s Leaked Tapes Scandal: ‘When Prize Is Power All Coincidences Align’

Supporters of Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party attend a rally, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.InternationalIndiaAfricaAneela RashidLast Sunday, dozens of recordings of private conversations in the house of the Pakistani Prime Minister were leaked online, raising questions about security inside the building. Sputnik contacted a political candidate, the representative of Mianwali district […]

‘Scale of Devastation Is Extreme’: Women & Children’s Survival at Stake in Pakistan’s Jacobabad

Women flood victims in Jacobabad district, Sindh, PakistanInternationalIndiaAfricaAneela RashidJacobabad is famous for having one of the world’s oldest camel racing competitions, held every February. But this year, devastating floods and extreme heat have made the area one of the least happy places in the country — and probably in the South Asia region.Jacobabad is the […]

Belgian and Luxembourg Business Continue to Work on Russian Territory, Expert Says

 / Go to the mediabankThe Taras Shevchenko walkway (right) along the Moscow Embankment. The photo also features a view of the Hotel Ukraina, the Russian House of Government, and the Moscow Mayor’s Office. / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaDenis BolotskyIn an interview with Sputnik on the sidelines of the XV Verona Eurasian Economic Forum, chief executive of […]

US Holds World Hostage to Its Nukes, Ex-American Intel Officer Says

US nuclear weapons test in Nevada in 1957InternationalIndiaAfricaEarlier this week, Pentagon released nuclear posture, which suggests that the US doesn’t rule out use of the nuclear arsenal against non-nuclear threats – which contradicts previous pledges by the Biden administration.Scott Ritter, a military analyst and former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, explained Sputnik why Washington adopted […]

Democrats Can’t Stand Free Speech, Paralyzed by Challenging Opinions, Republican Campaigner Says

The symbols of the Democratic(L) (donkey) and Republican (elephant) parties are seen on display in Washington, DC on August 25, 2008.InternationalIndiaAfricaEvgeny MikhaylovAs the midterm elections are approaching, Republicans believe they have a good chance of taking over the House of Representatives and boosting their position in the Senate and state legislatures across America, while the […]

Democrats Hope to Keep Voters Motivated by Stoking Fear as Trump Hints at 2024 Run, Scholar Says

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Delaware, Ohio, to endorse Republican candidates ahead of the Ohio primary on May 3.InternationalIndiaAfricaAmericans are casting their ballots in the midterm elections across the country, and polls suggest there may be a major red wave, with Republicans […]

‘I Dreamt to Be Professional Cricketer’: Polio-Afflicted Scientist Shares His Ordeal

A Pakistani man warms himself beside a fire during last sunset of the year 2006 on a hill above Karachi, 31 December 2006InternationalIndiaAfricaAneela RashidAccording to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), since 1988, cases of the polio virus have dropped by 99 percent worldwide, from more than 350,000 to just five cases in Afghanistan and […]