The violent protests that continue to plague Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer, has brought military-grade hardware onto the streets in a frightening display of force. How did America get here?
Records published under Britain’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act have compounded concerns that the UK government lobbied US officials to keep Britain’s role in CIA torture and rendition out of a soon-to-be published Senate report.
Reports indicate that Kurdish and Iraqi forces have all but taken back the key Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants. However it is rigged with explosives which, together with other issues, could lead to hundreds of thousands killed in just days.
Muslim militant guerrillas in the Philippines have pledged their support to the Islamic State organization that now controls large amounts of Iraq and Syria, terrorizing locals and carrying out mass executions of those not willing to join them.
A website owned by a young Polish man has unwittingly helped the Islamic State spread their propaganda around the globe through the posting of videos and images, as numerous social platforms are outlawing material from the militant group.
The EU’s foreign affairs council has said after a meeting in Brussels that some of the bloc's members will respond to the Iraqi Kurds' call for military aid, given they have Baghdad’s consent. The EU also reiterated its commitment to Iraqi unity.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he's “not happy” that a suspected 19-year old jihadist managed to slip through airport security on his brother’s passport and fly to the Middle East, before he was picked up in the UAE.
The UN has declared the highest level of emergency in Iraq as the ISIS advance threatens minority groups in the country as the Security Council urged Iraq's new PM to form an inclusive govt to preserve state integrity and ease sectarian tensions.
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.
Hillary Clinton criticized her former boss President Barack Obama in a new interview, citing the “failure” of his administration to contain the spread of Islamic jihadists in Syria who are now marching through Iraq.
As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed US President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq “to protect American personnel,” but has ruled out the use of British military force in the country.