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‘Fight fire with fire’: Recruit video game developers to tackle radicalization, says peer
Makers of online computer games should be employed by the British government to help tackle the threat of radicalization online, a Liberal Democrat peer has suggested.

15.06.2015 13:39

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry report ‘unlikely to be published for another year’
Tony Blair’s biographer has said the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry report into the legality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq will not be published for at least another year.

15.06.2015 10:00

‘Strategic anti-ISIS plan’ should involve other powers besides US
There is no viable strategy against ISIS in Iraq involving just US advisers or even troops on the ground, without a combination of regional and other powers standing united, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to US Secretary Colin Powell told RT.

12.06.2015 02:56

‘US created conditions for ISIS’: RT talks to Iraqi Shia militia as they leave to fight
An RT reporter has spent a day with a group of Iraqi Shia fighters amid its final preparations for a battle against Islamic State. Blaming the US for the war and the rise of the militant group, they vow to protect their land and religious sites.

11.06.2015 12:42

US considers opening more military hubs in Iraq to fights ISIS
In addition to enlarging a training base in the battered Iraqi Anbar province, the Pentagon is considering opening similar facilities at other sites. The US is also reportedly itching for special operation raids against Islamic State.

11.06.2015 13:59

Nearly 600 ‘martyrs’ of ISIS massacre exhumed from mass grave in Iraq
The remains of almost 600 Iraqi soldiers believed to have been massacred last June by Islamic State militants have been exhumed at the Speicher military base in Iraqi Tikrit, the country’s minister announced.

11.06.2015 11:35

‘US seems to be constantly one step behind ISIS’
The US does have a strategy to combat Islamic State in Iraq but the problem is the US is moving too slowly with it, says Max Abrahms, Professor of Public Policy at Northeastern University.

11.06.2015 12:07

White House hopes new Iraq base will boost Sunni recruitment
The US hopes a new base in Anbar province will spur Iraq’s Sunnis to volunteer for training, the White House said. President Obama ordered 450 more troops to the Iraq facility in hopes of bolstering resistance to Islamic State forces in Ramadi.

10.06.2015 19:32

White House accuses media of ‘junior high insecurities’ after claims Obama snubbed Iraqi PM at G7
The White House spokesman railed at journalists for "telegraphing some insecurities that date back to junior high," following media reports that Barack Obama literally turned his back on Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi at the G7 summit in Germany.

10.06.2015 08:55

Vying for control over water: Why ISIS' grand ambitions put everyone at risk
Beyond the clamor of war hides a more vicious and insidious conflict - ISIS is vying to control water. Away from the sensational headlines, the terror group is working to throw the global economy out of balance in a game of dominoes we all stand to lose.

10.06.2015 15:12

US to build new Iraqi base to train anti-ISIS Sunni fighters
The US has announced plans to build a new military training camp in Iraq's Anbar province, to combat Islamic State and retake the city of Ramadi. Up to 450 troops will be deployed to the base, which will train mostly Sunni volunteers to join the fight.

10.06.2015 13:44

Defeating IS: ‘US didn’t have strategy before, it doesn’t have one today’
To defeat Islamic State there has to be a concerted effort, the US has to coordinate with those fighting the extremists and not to support those associated with them, Said Arikat, former UN spokesman for Iraq, told RT’s In the Now.

10.06.2015 11:38