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ISIS militants blow up Prophet Jonas’ tomb in Iraq – video
The shrine of Jonas – revered by Christians and Muslims alike – has been turned “to dust” near Iraq’s Mosul. Footage of the event was posted online, and witnesses said it took ISIS militants just an hour to stuff the mosque with explosives.

25.07.2014 15:39

‘Google must not be left to censor history’ – Wikipedia founder
The power to “censor history” should not be left in Google’s hands, Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales warned, after the search engine giant revealed it had approved over 90,000 so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ requests.

25.07.2014 11:07

The Cyprus issue: 40 years' resolution and the matter of natural gas
​Last Sunday, 20 July 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of Turkey's direct involvement on the island of Cyprus.

24.07.2014 10:14

‘Palestinians are Warsaw Ghetto prisoners of today’
In January 1943, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto mounted one of the most heroic and courageous acts of resistance human history has ever seen.

23.07.2014 11:51

​Lessons from the Liberation of Majdanek
July 23 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most important liberations of World War II. On that day in 1944, troops of the Soviet Second Tank Army liberated the Majdanek death camp near Lublin in Poland.

July 22, 2014 12:33

​Palestinian Artist: ‘My pen is my weapon’
Dr Alaa Allagta, a well-known Palestinian artist and author of political cartoons talks to RT about why all aspects of Palestinian life are politicized including the arts.

21.07.2014 10:06

​Refusing to share: How the West created BRICS New Development Bank
One of my high school history teacher’s favorite topics was the European revolutionary movement of 1848, or as he would put it, time and again, ‘the turning point where Europe failed to turn’.

21.07.2014 07:25

Thousands take to the streets of Vienna in Gaza protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Almost 11,000 demonstrators have attended a pro-Palestinian protest in the Austrian capital Sunday between the Hofburg Palace and the Rathaus town hall, in anger at Israel’s military campaign which has killed more than 400 people already.

20.07.2014 19:33

‘Forced into service’: 89yo Nazi camp guard fights extradition to Germany
An 89-year-old former concentration camp guard who was accused of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews, claims his work in Waffen SS was not voluntary and he was “forced into a service he did not want to enter.”

19.07.2014 11:12

Epic fail: Israel's ambassador to US lambasted on Twitter during #AskDermer Q&A
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer received fierce backlash on Thursday as he defended his country’s Operation Protective Edge offensive on Gaza during a Twitter Q&A.

17.07.2014 14:29

Court rules Dutch peacekeepers liable for 300 deaths in Srebrenica
The civil court in The Hague has ordered compensation to families of 300 male Bosnian Muslims who found shelter in the Dutch UN peacekeepers’ compound in Srebrenica in July 1995, but who were later handed over to Serbian forces.

16.07.2014 17:23

Nationalists seek to change Russian flag to Tsarist imperial standard
A lawmaker from the populist nationalist party LDPR has prepared a motion to change Russia’s current white, blue and red state flag to the black, yellow and white flag adopted by Russian emperors in the late 19th century.

16.07.2014 07:20

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