The Afghan armed forces are not cohesive and there are problems with checking and investigating recruits, making sure that the army is properly recruited and trained, Middle East expert Deepack Tripathi told RT.
Police on routine patrol throughout Scotland are being given firearms for the first time following the merger of the old eight forces. The move has angered politicians, who felt there should have been a proper debate beforehand.
The UN has expressed its major concern over the plight of the eastern Ukrainian territories and their soaring numbers of refugees. There are 118,000 internally displaced people, and 740,000 have fled to Russia during the crisis.
The situation in eastern Ukraine was described as a catastrophic, full-blown war by Russia's UN envoy, Vitaly Churkin, during the latest UN Security Council meeting. Russia has also called for an international humanitarian mission to be launched.
The suffering of Palestinians and the inhabitants of Gaza, and the Palestinian sacrifices are hardly covered in Israeli media; it is concentrated only on its own sacrifice, Israeli price, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy from the Haaretz newspaper told RT.
The current international space regulations do not guarantee secure space, creating the potential for a possible arms race. Preventing the deployment of weapons in outer space remains one of Russian diplomacy’s the key objectives.
The command in Kiev has blatantly abandoned a group of more than 400 soldiers encircled by the self-defense forces, the senior Ukrainian officer who requested sanctuary in Russia with his men has revealed.