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‘There can be only homegrown political solution to Yemen Houthi crisis’
A solution to the Yemeni conflict can’t be produced outside the country and the Saudi-led international intervention which violates the sovereignty of Yemen will only worsen the situation, political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT.

27.03.2015 11:55

‘Bergdahl may face confinement, but not a significant term’
It’s unlikely the US military will seek a long prison term for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who is charged with desertion, mostly because of years he was held as a prisoner by the Taliban, says military defense lawyer Daniel Conway.

26.03.2015 14:20

‘US competes with China, Russia to remain the big dog on the block’
The US doesn’t see Russia as a real threat, but political and economic rivalry is behind its narrative as Moscow and Beijing are forming alternate poles of global power and finance, says Dr. Conn Hallinan, a columnist at Foreign Policy In Focus.

26.03.2015 13:50

‘Yemen crisis: clearly a failure of US foreign policy’
The US, which not long ago called Yemen an example of successful counter-terror strategy, underestimated the power of the Houthis in the country as they have already gained control over several cities, said Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire.

26.03.2015 09:53

‘To neutralize, they shoot suspect 10 times’ – ex-Philadelphia officer to RT
Fear, anger, hate, and sometimes a lack of proper training drive police officers to fatally shoot criminal suspects – even if they're armed with a screwdriver or a knife, human rights activist and former Philadelphia officer Grigory Krasovsky told RT.

25.03.2015 14:12

‘No Arab, GCC country has time or capacity to save situation in Yemen’
Yemeni President Hadi had repeatedly asked Gulf Cooperation countries to send aerial support to help his forces, but now that Houthi forces are moving towards Aden the time has passed, Baraa Shiban, Reprieve's Yemen Project coordinator, told RT.

25.03.2015 15:04

‘EU has very poor capability in terms of understanding Russia’s concerns’
A report on EU-Russia relations by a UK House of Lords committee admits that the EU totally miscalculated Moscow’s reaction to the developments in Ukraine because of a lack of Russian experts, says Lord Peter Truscott.

25.03.2015 14:16

‘UK’s boosting of Falklands defense not sensible politics, terrific waste of money’
The UK government should row back its plan to spend millions of pounds to bolster defense in the Falklands as it won’t bring it additional votes in the upcoming election, or win any friends in Argentina, says Chris Nineham of the Stop the War Coalition.

25.03.2015 08:49

​Union chief: Armed cops should help TSA at airports
The president of the workers union that represents Transportation Security Administration employees says that armed police should patrol airports across the United States as TSA agents continue to come under attack.

24.03.2015 13:31

‘Obama, Ghani need each other for political survival’
President Obama needs Afghanistan to show he is successful despite a failed Mideast policy, while Ghani’s survival as Afghan president depends on an influx of US money and presence of American troops, former State Department official Matthew Hoh told RT.

24.03.2015 12:18

Gaddafi gone, but much more instability, violence in Libya
As Libya has been in disarray since the fall of Gaddafi it’s very hard to say exactly what qualifies a civilian strike, who is combatant and who is not and which side is affiliated with which radical groups, Patrick James, Middle East expert, told RT.

24.03.2015 12:22

‘Provocation against Russia’ – MPs blast fresh US Congress call to arm Ukraine
Several lawmakers, including the chair of the State Duma Foreign Relations Committee, have called the US Congress’ call to send “lethal aid” to Ukraine a threat to the peace process and a direct provocation aimed at Russia.

24.03.2015 10:11