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Iraq

'Geopolitical Robin Hood??' Blair bites back, blames Islam for terror, not Iraq war
Former British PM Tony Blair, who is currently the subject of a public inquiry into the Iraq war, claims “radical Islam” is the “key challenge” the West faces today. He said terrorism is inextricably linked to this “dangerous” variant of Islam.

05.12.2014 18:39

​2 Brits jailed for joining Syria terror group
Two British men who joined rebel fighters in Syria have both received sentences of 12 years and eight months for engaging in the conduct and preparation of terrorist acts.

05.12.2014 13:57

Chechen attack: ‘terrorists get weapons from abroad, linked to Mideast groups’
The weapons used in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Chechnya came from abroad. The terrorists are linked to radical groups in the Middle East and are creating an extremely dangerous situation in the region, Alexander Nekrassov, political analyst, told RT.

05.12.2014 11:31

Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the Pied Piper of hypocrisy
As news comes through intimating that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s wife and children have been arrested by Lebanese security forces, the only surprise is that anyone remains surprised at the sheer hypocrisy of the self-styled caliph.

03.12.2014 16:38

‘Come home’: Sister of absconded British jihadist speaks out
The sister of a British jihadist fighting for Islamic State has made a public plea for his safe return, even if it means facing a prison sentence.

03.12.2014 11:40

Pentagon says Iran bombs ISIS in Iraq, Tehran 'cannot confirm'
Iran has launched airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq in recent days, the Pentagon confirms. According to spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby, the strikes were not co-ordinated with the US military and may be the first of their kind.

03.12.2014 07:30

US claims Iran is bombing ISIS in Iraq
The United States understands that Iran is also bombing areas of Iraq where extremist group Islamic State is operating, a defense official has confirmed, but it will not respond to Tehran’s presence unless there is an immediate threat to US forces.

02.12.2014 15:07

ISIS claims to have developed dirty bomb – reports
So-called Islamic State militants claim to have developed a crude nuclear weapon using materials seized from Mosul University, Iraq. A British extremist boasted of the damage the dirty bomb would do if detonated in Iraq, UK media reports.

02.12.2014 08:36

US coalition launches 55 airstrikes on ISIS over weekend
Hitting Islamic State buildings, vehicles, tanks, and fighting units, the US Central Command said its latest bombing campaign against militants in Iraq and Syria took place over four days and involved 55 airstrikes.

02.12.2014 02:21

‘One of deadliest attacks’: 50 ISIS militants reported dead in Kobani assault
At least 50 so-called Islamic State (IS) militants were reported dead in an intense day of clashes and US-led airstrikes in the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group has said.

01.12.2014 08:36

Iraqi Kurdistan – wet dream for foreigners and the rich
While Iraq is a bloodbath, the Kurdish capital of Erbil promotes itself as an island of stability and prosperity, with many foreigners coming for oil. But underneath the stability there is anger, despair and fear among the local population.

01.12.2014 09:30

Iraq graft probe exposes 50,000 ‘ghost troops’ crowding army payroll
A headcount during the latest Iraq military payroll period revealed 50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’, who don’t work - or don’t even exist - but are paid, the PM told the parliament. The US has spent billions of dollars arming and training the Iraqi army.

01.12.2014 06:44