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Iraq

Nuclear deal or no nuclear deal? That is the question
As neocons are working to destroy Iran's tentative nuclear deal, US President Obama will have to either reinvent America's policy or give in to Israel's lobby and Saudi Arabia's paranoiac fear of Shia Islam.

17.04.2015 12:07

Women and girls recall ‘systematic rape’ by ISIS militants – HRW
Twenty Yazidi women and girls, including one as young as 12, who escaped from ISIS captivity, had been subjected to “systematic rape and other sexual violence” at the hands of the jihadists in Iraq. Their accounts have been revealed in a new report.

15.04.2015 19:36

Obama sending $200mn in humanitarian aid to Iraq as ISIS battle rages
President Barack Obama announced the US would pledge an extra $200 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq after meeting with the country’s prime minister and stating that women and children are being displaced in the battle against Islamic State forces.

14.04.2015 23:17

Blackwater guards jail sentence ‘is symbolic punishment, smokescreen’
The jail sentence for four former Blackwater security guards responsible for the deaths of fourteen civilians in Iraq looks like a symbolic punishment, Iraq war veteran Emily Yates told RT. She doesn’t see this trend for further punishment will continue.

14.04.2015 09:07

​Ex-Blackwater guards get life, 30-year sentences for Baghdad massacre
Four men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater were sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

13.04.2015 13:32

Christians in peril – because of Western foreign policy
Easter should be a time of celebration for Christians, but for those of the faith living in the Middle East, there hasn’t been too much to celebrate in recent years.

13.04.2015 03:52

Appalling ISIS video shows ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud being razed to ground
A video allegedly showing Islamic State militants using bulldozers and explosives to destroy the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud has been posted online. The UNESCO cultural site near Mosul is one of Iraqi’s greatest archaeological treasures.

12.04.2015 21:59

Hillary Clinton: What to know about her recent controversies, scandals
Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state (and senator, and First Lady), will reportedly announce her 2016 presidential run Sunday via social media. Expect these recent Clinton scandals to surface again (and again) for the duration of her candidacy.

10.04.2015 18:10

‘Saudi bombing will have horrendous impact expanding far beyond Yemen’
The air campaign in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia with US coordination will have terrible consequences bringing further destruction and creating millions of refugees, Sara Flounders, Co-director, international Action Center, told RT.

10.04.2015 07:19

'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