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Iraq

Foreign intervention ‘100 times more likely’ in oil-rich states – study
Cutting-edge research from British universities has confirmed a belief long held by conspiracy theorists, realists and hawkish neoconservatives alike: oil drives foreign intervention and war.

28.01.2015 11:51

Retired Army General says Obama let Al-Qaeda grow ‘fourfold in last 5 years’
Retired military personnel told senators that the lack of White House strategy makes US combat efforts in the Middle East unwinnable. One general added that “failed” policy has allowed Al-Qaeda to grow “fourfold” since President Barack Obama’s election.

28.01.2015 04:16

West’s tributes to late Saudi King reveal hypocrisy not democracy
Hypocrisy is not usually regarded as a virtue of leadership, yet judging by the gushing tributes paid to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah by various Western governments and establishment figures on his death, there are those who believe it should be.

26.01.2015 13:01

Islamic State militants ‘behead Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one’
Tokyo has said that the video reportedly showing one of the Japanese hostages held by Islamic State appears to be “highly” credible. The hostage claims on camera his partner was executed and says the jihadists want him swapped for a female suicide bomber.

23.01.2015 21:11

Kurds angry at being snubbed by ISIS-fighting UK conference
Members of the US-led international coalition fighting the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) met in London, but the high-profile event’s participants doesn’t include those doing most of the fighting on the ground – the Kurds.

24.01.2015 08:51

Hollywood uses ‘American Sniper’ to destroy history & create myth
The moral depravity into which the US is sinking is shown by American Sniper glorifying the exploits of a racist killer receiving six Oscar nominations, whereas ‘Selma’ depicting Martin Luther King’s struggle against racism has been largely ignored.

20.01.2015 15:12

ISIS sets up English-speaking brigade to target Western countries
The Islamic State has created an English language group of fighters, whose aim is to bring the terrorist organization’s fight to the West. The first step is to send foreign fighters back home after they have completed their training.

23.01.2015 07:41

Iraqi PM: Falling oil price ‘disastrous’ in fight against ISIS
The Iraqi government is warning that falling oil prices are “disastrous” and will hinder its military campaign against the Islamic State unless they get some relief. Meanwhile, plans for a joint US-Iraqi mission to retake Mosul are reportedly underway.

23.01.2015 04:08

​London hosts terror talks to combat ISIS
London is hosting foreign officials from 21 countries to discuss a coordinated international effort to halt the efforts of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadist group.

22.01.2015 12:43

‘Obama lying to the world about ISIS’
If President Obama was serious in his intention to destroy ISIS, he would cut the US funding for the terrorist group and get John McCain behind bars for his ugly role in the whole Middle East business, geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl told RT.

21.01.2015 13:07

Iraq hopeful oil has hit 'bottom'
Oil prices should not fall below the current average of $47 a barrel, Iraq’s oil minster Adel Abdul Mahdi has stated.

21.01.2015 12:06

Blair: 'Don't blame me for Iraq inquiry delays'
Tony Blair insists he is not to blame for the delays in the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry.

21.01.2015 08:49