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‘Blair has finally gone mad’: London mayor ridicules ex-PM over Iraq
Tony Blair’s essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles – instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the “unhinged” former PM.

16.06.2014 10:00

‘Black flag of jihad will fly over London’: Alarm over UK-born Iraq fighters' threat
Terror alerts, 9/11-style bombings and murders of British citizens will soon come to London’s streets, according to chilling threats from UK citizens fighting alongside Islam’s most violent terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq.

16.06.2014 05:28

​Islamist terrorism factories steaming in top gear
It was a bad week for blowback. So it goes. Tit-for-tat. Violence begets violence, as every schoolboy knows.

16.06.2014 08:20

ISIS 'greatest national security threat since 9/11,' lawmakers warn
Prominent US Republicans say the recent success of Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS in Iraq and Syria poses a danger not only to the stability of the Middle East, but also to US national security.

16.06.2014 03:56

ISIS 'execute' 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, post gruesome pictures (GRAPHIC)
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.

16.06.2014 02:04

US preparing for direct dialogue with Iran over ISIS threat in Iraq – report
The US is getting ready for an open dialogue with Iran to discuss Iraq’s security concerns and ways of responding to radical Sunni militia that have been gaining ground in western Iraq, The Wall Street Journal quoted senior US officials as saying.

15.06.2014 23:42

US evacuates Baghdad embassy staff as ISIS militants overrun another town in northwest Iraq
Sunni insurgents led by ISIS jihadists captured the northwestern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Sunday, reports say, as the militants continue their advance on Baghdad. The US says it is relocating some of its embassy staff to other Iraqi cities.

15.06.2014 20:02

Blair: Iraq invasion not to blame for rising extremism – Syrian war is
Apparently, the bloody wave of Islamic extremism gripping Iraq is an internal occurrence and was in no way facilitated by the Western invasion. This is former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s version of events concerning the entire Middle East.

15.06.2014 13:53

US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq – report
Over a decade after the US and UK invaded Iraq in 2003, the military allies have created a joint 'counter-terrorist' team to send to the country. British officers are already on their way “to prepare for possible air strikes,” The Sunday Times reports.

15.06.2014 17:31

Pentagon deploys aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf in case of Iraq op
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered that the USS aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush be moved to the Persian Gulf in case Washington decides to use military force in Iraq following the rise of attacks by an Al-Qaeda offshoot movement.

14.06.2014 16:49

Strange bedfellows: Iran, US to cooperate against Sunni jihadists in Iraq?
In light of recent military gains by a ‘too-extreme-for-Al-Qaeda’ jihadi group in Iraq, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Tehran may consider cooperating with Washington to battle the extremist threat.

14.06.2014 11:21

'Multiple groups may be joining ISIS jihadists in fight against Iraqi govt'
The relative ease with which insurgents have taken control of major cities in Iraq suggests former military officers and others may have joined forces with jihadists to target Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government, Edmund Ghareeb told RT.

14.06.2014 02:20

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