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'Stop arming Saudi Arabia!' Anti-war activists protest UK-backed Yemen airstrikes
Crowds will gather in central London on Saturday in protest against Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. Protesters say the intervention is motivated by Western and Middle Eastern governments’ agenda of quashing remnants of the Arab Spring.

09.04.2015 16:02

ICC unlikely to investigate ISIS leaders over war crimes – prosecutor
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says the chances to probe Islamic State leaders despite evidence of numerous war crimes are low, as they are mostly from non-member states Iraq and Syria.

08.04.2015 17:27

'New Saudi regime more aggressive, seeks hegemony in Mideast'
The older generation of Saudi diplomats was more passive, while newcomers, such as the defense minister, want to assert Saudi hegemony in the Middle East in a more venous manner as we are seeing in Yemen, Danny Makki of the Syrian Youth Movement, told RT.

08.04.2015 08:13

Tikrit mass grave may contain bodies of 1,700 Iraqi soldiers killed by ISIS
Iraqi forensic experts are exhuming mass graves of soldiers believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants in the newly liberated city of Tikrit.

07.04.2015 15:10

Power shift in Latin America
Panama is hosting the Seventh Summit of the Americas on April 10-11. Organized by the OAS – Organization of American States – this event will bring together the heads of state and foreign ministers of 34 nations including, for the first time, Cuba.

06.04.2015 13:17

Pope Francis calls to end 'barbarous violence' & bloodshed in global hotspots
Pope Francis urged to end “absurd” violence, bloodshed and persecution in hotspots around the world in his Easter address, saying the international community must “not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy” in war-torn Syria and Iraq.

06.04.2015 06:07

Iraqi army stands ‘no chance’ if ISIS continues intl recruitment & brainwashing
​Regional armies have “no chance” of defeating the Islamic State horde if the terror group continues its brainwashing and recruiting campaign that replenishes its numbers with foreign fighters, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Der Speigel.

05.04.2015 01:42

Jihadists smash Iraq’s 2,000-year-old statues to dust in new ISIS video
The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) has released a video of jihadist thugs using sledgehammers and AK-47s to smash what appear to be statues and walls in Hatra, an ancient 2,000-year-old city in Iraq.

04.04.2015 16:59

​Vote for peace: Next UK govt must halt MidEast, Ukraine chaos, says Stop the War
The next government must engineer a radical shift in Britain’s foreign and defense policies if it seeks an alternative to chaos in the Middle East, unraveling social services at home and blood money derived from arms sales, an anti-war campaign said.

02.04.2015 10:27

​‘West must offer Islamic State a truce’ - ISIS captive John Cantlie
An article believed to be written by British photojournalist and Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, who has been detained by the terror group for more than two years, says the West will be forced to negotiate a truce.

02.04.2015 08:39

​9 Britons arrested at Turkey-Syria border
Nine British nationals have been arrested by the Turkish authorities while attempting to enter Syria, according to the country’s military.

02.04.2015 08:42

​Conservatives will ‘rip up’ human rights laws, halt war crime claims, say Tory ministers
Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged.

01.04.2015 11:07