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Gayane Chichakyan

RT equated to ISIS for ‘daring to advocate a point of view’
Following comments from the US overseas broadcasting chief listing RT as a challenge alongside the Islamic State and Boko Haram, critics said the outlet was singled out for “daring to advocate a point of view,” as well as for “competing for viewership.”

24.01.2015 04:53

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram
Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

23.01.2015 10:35

Psaki wiggles out of RT’s Ukraine ceasefire question, bluntly blames Russia (VIDEO)
RT could not get a straight response from US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on Kiev’s role in a breach of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Psaki chose to loudly blame Russia while keeping quiet about the actions of the Ukrainian government.

22.01.2015 22:18

US, UK want to tackle ‘technical issues’ of accessing encrypted private information
Western intelligence agencies must be able to intercept any communications in order to thwart potential terror attacks being hatched by extremist groups, and this must be done without violating citizens' rights, US and British leaders said.

17.01.2015 01:54

Psaki misspoke: Obama not yet signed new anti-Russian bill
US President Barack Obama has not yet signed a bill clearing the way for more economic sanctions against Russia. The US State Department confirmed Jen Psaki misspoke during the press briefing.

17.12.2014 21:28

‘Didn’t say that’ Psaki ducks CIA torture report delay issues
The potential ISIS reaction is a factor in the release of the CIA torture report, the State Department spokeswoman said. Commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s request to delay the report, Jen Psaki told RT “That's not exactly what we said.”

08.12.2014 23:12

Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist, backward-looking’ policy
The US president has lashed out at his Russian counterpart for pursuing what he called a “nationalist, backward-looking” policy. Obama has vowed to maintain sanctions against Russia, but added he doubts they could actually change Putin’s “mindset.”

04.12.2014 07:42

Arrests, protests & 'Xmas carols': Ferguson unrest enters fifth day, c15 detained
Black Friday protests in Ferguson saw activists singing the words “it's a racist time in the city” to a Christmas tune. However, the holiday caroling mood was marred by clashes as police arrested at least 15 people for failing to clear the streets.

29.11.2014 05:45

US launches first ‘offensive’ airstrike on ISIS near Baghdad
The United States launched at least one airstrike against Islamic State militants near Baghdad on Monday, marking the expansion of the US military campaign against the extremist group. The airstrike was reportedly requested by Iraqi forces under attack.

15.09.2014 23:22

‘Terror update:’ Controversial anti-ISIS coloring book featuring tortures hits stores
A US publishing company has chosen to teach children about the crimes of the Islamic State group in a coloring book. The company’s co-founder, who spoke to RT’s Gayane Chichakyan, believes the project is justified as it “tells the truth.”

06.09.2014 06:11

Combat kittens & hipster jihadists: ISIS target kids to spread their cause
Islamic State members may hate Western culture, but they are quick to embrace Western technology that helps spread their message far and wide. The militants’ social media offensive ranges from videos of beheadings to pictures of cute jihadist kittens.

20.08.2014 11:39

Ferguson riots: Clashes, looting in Missouri following vigil for teen shot dead by police
A day of protests and vigils Sunday over the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was killed following an altercation with a Ferguson police officer, turned violent overnight with reports of riots and looting.

11.08.2014 05:24