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Iraq

​US dodges accusation of killing Iranian advisers in Iraq
The US has indicated no involvement after accusations from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which said an American drone strike killed two of its military advisers helping the Iraqi forces fight against the radical Islamist organization Islamic State.

30.03.2015 13:03

Causing genocide to protect us from terror
A report called Body Count has revealed that at least 1.3 million people have lost their lives as a result of the US-led “war on terror” in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s a report which should have made front page news across the world.

30.03.2015 11:19

70 women, including 9 schoolgirls, left Germany to join ISIS – report
More than 70 German women, nine of whom are schoolgirls, have left their home country for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State, the president of the German Domestic Intelligence Service (BFV) said.

29.03.2015 20:06

Arab nations move closer to unified military force as Yemen conflict escalates
Arab leaders hope to fulfill a long-held dream of creating a joint military force as they meet in Egypt this weekend. The project has been given more impetus in the wake of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to battle Shia Houthi rebels.

27.03.2015 15:26

​‘Mideast unrest causes oil spike, but it’s only temporary’
The risk of political instability in Saudi Arabia always goes along with a spike in the oil price as it has been the largest producer of crude oil in the world, Amir Handjani, lead director at RAK Petroleum, told RT.

27.03.2015 14:07

5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts
One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation's conflicts.

26.03.2015 14:17

US launches Tikrit airstrikes as Iraqi offensive stalls
The US announced Thursday that coalition forces had carried out 17 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit ahead of an assault on the city by the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen from the Popular Mobilization units, now under way.

26.03.2015 18:59

Anti-Shia victim blaming & its roots in Iranophobia
Since ISIS exploded onto the world stage last year, a common meme to have gained traction is that had Iraq's Sunni Arabs been given a bit more power, there would’ve been no ISIS. This is a dangerous fallacy that ignores some uncomfortable realities.

26.03.2015 11:19

Artifact destruction by ISIS is act of ‘heritage terror’ – Islamic art professor
Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT.

26.03.2015 01:46

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

‘Organized provocation:’ Islamists clash with Kurds on North London street (VIDEO)
Police, Kurdish protestors and Islamists clashed on Sunday in Wood Green, North London, after an altercation broke out at an ‘Islamic roadshow.’ Footage of the confrontation was published online.

23.03.2015 17:15

Anti-Russian propaganda is ‘unconvincing’, because Western narrative is false
You really couldn’t make it up. Almost 24 million people in the EU are unemployed. The Greek debt crisis has yet to be resolved. An Islamic State terrorist attack in Tunis, just over 100 miles from Italy. The ever-worsening problem of climate change.

23.03.2015 12:51