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​FBI investigates series of bomb & chemical threats against airliners
The FBI is investigating a series of anonymous threats made to US-bound passenger planes on Memorial Day, none of which proved to be credible. One incident involved US fighter jets intercepting and escorting an Air France flight to New York City.

26.05.2015 03:45

'Ditch double standards!' Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front after Palmyra massacre
Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.

25.05.2015 23:00

Cold war games: NATO, friendly air forces brace for large Arctic drills
Finland, Norway and Sweden are readying for one of Europe’s largest fighter jet drills this year – the Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015, kicking off on Monday. Nine northern countries are taking part, with up to 90 aircraft expected in the sky at once.

25.05.2015 10:18

‘Battle of humanity’: Muslim scholars make desperate call to save Syria’s Palmyra
Before Islamic State hammers have a chance to fall on the ruins of Palmyra, a leading Sunni Muslim body is appealing one last time for people to unite “in a battle of humanity” and save what UNESCO calls a historic city of “outstanding universal value.”

25.05.2015 07:10

US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer
The US military’s system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors.

24.05.2015 20:03

US-led wars and arms sales in Middle East ‘very big business’
Washington says it provides arms to the Middle East in the name of defense, but this activity has fomented wars while fragmenting the region, says Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer Coalition.

22.05.2015 14:46

'Are we on fire?' Edge-of-your-seat cockpit footage of VE Day flyover emergency landing
The pilot of a vintage Avenger torpedo bomber who made an emergency landing during a VE Day flyover in Washington DC has released cockpit footage of the incident.

21.05.2015 19:24

Russia launches production of upgraded Mi-26, world’s largest helicopter
The world’s most powerful heavy transport helicopter, the Mi-26T2, is now officially on the production line, Russian Helicopters Corp announced.

22.05.2015 12:28

Starwars one step closer: DARPA’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system.

22.05.2015 15:28

First confession: Pentagon admits 2 Syrian children killed in US airstrikes
The Defense Department confirmed that airstrikes in a November raid near the town of Harim, Syria caused the deaths of two girls. The confirmation comes from an internal investigation of the raid, which was published Thursday.

22.05.2015 00:01

Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition lifts off in Moscow (VIDEO)
The 8th annual HeliRussia exhibition, according to organizers the largest of its kind in Europe and the second-largest in the world, has kicked off in Moscow to show off new “copters built by companies all over the world.”

21.05.2015 15:11

‘Destruction of Palmyra would be a great loss, whole humanity will suffer’
International action is needed to fight ISIS in Syria and to prevent Palmyra, the birthplace of human civilization from destruction, Edmund Ghareeb, Middle East researcher and lecturer, told RT.

21.05.2015 10:59