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​'Reduce or stop it': China vows to respond to US 'close surveillance' patrols
Beijing is calling on Washington to scale back, or cancel, aerial surveillance of the Chinese mainland, since such a practice represents a security risk and a deterrent to better bilateral relations - otherwise it is ready to take measures.

28.08.2014 12:42

German air force in catastrophic disrepair – report
The German Air Force is in a slump with terrible funding shortages and a lack of parts, as a pessimistic report by Der Spiegel blasts it ahead of a major NATO deployment in Eastern Europe. Defense officials, however, blasted the assessment as inaccurate.

27.08.2014 11:55

NATO chief eyes more bases in E. Europe to confront Russia
Under the pretext of an 'overt' Russian threat, NATO is pushing for a ‘readiness action plan’ that will bring the Cold War military bloc closer to Russian borders than ever - despite objections from some NATO members.

27.08.2014 08:56

US has ‘no plans’ to coordinate with Syria airstrikes against Islamic State
The US has already began surveillance flights over Syria, American officials say, as Washington contemplates airstrikes against Islamic State targets and confirms there are no plans to coordinate anti-terror attacks with the Syrian government.

26.08.2014 22:15

​US mulls airstrikes in Syria, gets intelligence on Islamic State targets – reports
In order to stop the Islamic State from gaining more power, the United States is prepared to use a variety of options, including airstrikes in Syria without Damascus' consent, if backed by regional and European partners, US officials said.

25.08.2014 23:46

​Egypt and UAE have been conducting secret air strikes on Libya – report
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.

25.08.2014 17:18

Libyan Islamist militias claim Tripoli airport
Jihadist fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday they have “seized Tripoli airport” after several weeks of clashes with nationalist militia men.

23.08.2014 19:58

UK PM lobbied to ramp up military spending amid deep public spending cuts
Prime Minister David Cameron should pledge to increase state spending on Britain’s armed forces for a full five years, according to a pressure group of military experts and retired commanders.

21.08.2014 08:55

​‘US and NATO using ISIS to re-intervene into the region’
One of the ironies is that the US pretending to fight ISIS in Iraq, when it is in Syria, too; Washington is using the ISIS to wage new wars in the region and create new military bases, especially in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq analyst Sami Ramadani told RT.

18.08.2014 12:49

Syrian Air Force strike ISIS positions in Raqqa
Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough.

17.08.2014 23:45

Siege of Iraq’s Mount Sinjar broken, but US ready to continue airstrikes
President Barack Obama has declared that the Islamic State militants’ siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq has been broken and that an evacuation would not now be necessary. However, the US might continue airstrikes to protect US facilities in the country.

14.08.2014 19:34

‘ISIS is manifestation of US imperial agenda for the Middle East’
The US and its Western allies will use the strategic situation on the ground in Iraq to their advantage, Eric Draitser, independent geopolitical analyst told RT, adding that Washington is seeking to dismantle Iraq using ISIS as a backdoor.

13.08.2014 02:56

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