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Iraq

10 killed by car blasts at two luxury Baghdad hotels
Two central Baghdad hotels have been rocked by explosions that reportedly killed at least 10 people, according to police and medical sources.

28.05.2015 21:39

ISIS issues propaganda magazine in Russian
Islamic State has issued the first edition of a propaganda magazine in the Russian language. Appealing to the would-be terrorists, the publication features a "brief history" of the militant group and calls for readers to support it.

27.05.2015 20:21

Iraq to increase oil export to new record high, price war intensifies - media
Iraq is ready to increase its crude exports to a record 3.75 million barrels per day in June, continuing OPEC’s strategy of ousting US shale producers from the market.

27.05.2015 12:27

To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition
It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

27.05.2015 11:03

​Iraq Diary, Day 8: Does the DIA report talk about ISIS roots?
We return to Baghdad, and my social media feeds are buzzing over a released DIA report from 2012 that talks about US policy in Syria.

26.05.2015 22:15

​ISIS rise provoked by outside interference into Middle East, North Africa – Putin
There was previously no terrorism in countries where Islamic State militants “now prosper” until outside forces “not sanctioned by the UNSC” interfered, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, stressing the “serious consequences” that followed.

26.05.2015 20:06

‘Iraq is scapegoat in US fight against ISIS’
The US is contradicting itself saying the Iraqi army has no will to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) as they also claimed to have trained the Iraqi military so they could provide security within the country, defense consultant Moeen Raoof told RT.

26.05.2015 12:14

US ‘perception management’ deceives public on foreign policy
As US proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, the US is constructing a narrative that’s sometimes very different from that on the ground, Ross Caputi, a former US Marine, revealed to RT.

26.05.2015 09:05

​'US not engaged in major war': Obama Memorial Day remark slammed
Barack Obama has made a speech, saying that this Memorial Day is the first in 14 years without major US war. Critics and social media users slammed him as hypocritical, saying the US remains involved in military conflicts and proxy wars.

26.05.2015 05:52

‘We pledge full US support’: Biden backpedals after US slights Iraqi army
A day after the US Defense Secretary questioned the Iraqi army’s “will to fight” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists, Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi PM Haider Abadi to reassure him of continued American support in the fight against IS.

26.05.2015 00:06

‘US air campaign against ISIS creating more jihadists’
As Islamic State forces make dramatic advances in both Iraq and Syria, the US Defense Department is making a scapegoat of Iraqi forces, which has been criticized for lacking the will to fight the jihadists, security analyst Ivan Eland told RT.

25.05.2015 07:57

‘No will’ to fight ISIS? US Defense Sec blasts Iraqi troops
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has lashed out at the Iraqi army, which last week abandoned the major central city of Ramadi, as well as millions of dollars’ worth of equipment, to the Islamic State, despite reportedly outnumbering the jihadists 10-to-1.

24.05.2015 20:45