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FBI negotiated ransoms for years with kidnappers, gov. source says
Despite US policy banning federal officials from doing business with kidnappers, particularly terrorists, a government source told the Associated Press the FBI has for years negotiated and paid ransoms to kidnappers both domestically and internationally.

01.05.2015 02:14

​Iraq War commander’s security firm probed over alleged $135mn fraud
A private security company run by an ex-special forces colonel, who famously gave a rousing speech on the eve of the Iraq War, is now under investigation by a US government watchdog for alleged fraud.

28.04.2015 11:56

Crisis, what crisis? -The al-Qaeda takeover of Syria
This weekend it was reported that al-Qaeda affiliated rebels were “almost completely in control” of the last major government held city in the Idlib province in northern Syria.

27.04.2015 15:32

‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’
American drone-strike strategy in the Middle East is counterproductive because killing civilians, even if it’s accidentally, breeds more al-Qaeda or other radical militants, defense analyst Ivan Eland told RT.

24.04.2015 10:02

US Afghan campaign ‘an ignominious failure’
The objective of the continuing US military presence in Afghanistan is an attempt by the Obama administration to avoid the perception of being defeated by the Taliban and other armed resistance groups, Brian Becker from the Answer Coalition told RT.

24.04.2015 09:09

​Britain’s ‘dribbling’ strategy: Top general blasts anti-ISIS efforts
Thousands more Western troops should be deployed against the Islamic State according to former head of the British Army General Sir David Richard. He complains that the UK’s strategy in the region is “dribbling” when it should be “clouting.”

24.04.2015 08:39

30% of Afghan security forces involved in drug trade – Russian narcotics watchdog
Almost a third of Afghanistan’s security forces have turned to drug trafficking, Russia’s narcotics control agency reports. The watchdog’s director Viktor Ivanov blames foreign troops and fighting in the drug-rich region.

23.04.2015 14:41

Brand new world: The new Saudi exceptionalism in action in Yemen
Despite announcing a respite in its bombing campaign against Yemen, Saudi Arabia is digging its heels in, committing to this war more than it bargained for. What's next for the kingdom as the poorest nation in the Peninsula rises against imperialism?

23.04.2015 13:20

‘Israel is elephant in the room in Iran-US relations’
Israel is a key obstacle to the US-Iran thaw since the growing regional economic influence of Tehran presents a number of geopolitical and strategic stumbling blocks for Israel and its hegemony in the Middle East, political analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

21.04.2015 10:57

West turning Mediterranean into mass grave
The drowning of hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean is a crime against humanity, the ultimate responsibility lies with Western governments that have proved themselves the enemy of everything good in the world and a friend to everything bad.

21.04.2015 13:23

​Water birth: 25 pregnant sailors airlifted off Royal Navy ships, FoI reveals
Twenty-five expectant sailors have been subject to emergency medical evacuation from Royal Navy warships over the last nine years, official figures have revealed.

20.04.2015 09:16

​No justice served for Afghan women – UN
Afghanistan’s justice system is failing woman as they are often discouraged from pursuing criminal prosecution against perpetrators of violence and most cases are resolved through mediation rather than legal pursuit, said the United Nations.

19.04.2015 13:39