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Iraq

​Jihadi John apologists? Boris Johnson tells CAGE to ‘target terrorists, not British spies’
London Mayor Boris Johnson condemned the research director of human rights charity CAGE on Tuesday over the organization’s portrayal of wanted Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John.’

03.03.2015 17:17

‘Jihadi John’ accused MI5 of threats, denied extremism in tape recording
A recording of the man identified as Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’ has emerged in which the fighter denied being radicalized and complained that UK security forces were putting “words in my mouth.”

03.03.2015 09:04

ISIS leaders pull back from Tikrit amid massive Iraqi assault on stronghold – reports
The Islamic State is reportedly pulling back from Tikrit as Iraqi troops, backed by a Shiite and Sunni alliance and led by a top Iranian general, allegedly managed to retake parts of the strategic city in a major counter-offensive against the militants.

03.03.2015 03:18

Russian reflection on the role of the UN
The United Nations has been and remains the cornerstone of the international system. The goals, principles and rules sealed in the UN Charter are a vital source of international law and the basis of the code of conduct on the international stage.

02.03.2015 13:13

King of Jordan wants to wage 'WW3' on ISIS
King Abdullah of Jordan has called the battle against the Islamic State “World War 3” in what is a “generational fight” to overcome these “outlaws of Islam.” Speaking to CNN, he implored all religions to come together, adding “this is our war.”

02.03.2015 12:52

ISIS too reliant on oil, can’t survive without new territories – report
The Islamic State must expand “in order to maintain its financial management and expenditures in areas where it operates,” international investigators with the Financial Action Task Force said, explaining the group’s projected strategy.

28.02.2015 08:42

Pentagon walks back plans for spring offensive against ISIS stronghold Mosul
Facing criticism, the Pentagon announced it has pushed back plans by Iraqis to mount a major attack to regain Mosul from the Islamic State. The Pentagon now says the assault might occur in the fall, but even that date is tenuous.

28.02.2015 01:14

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria
The scandals that have erupted around the exposure of Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams as having lied about their wartime experiences provide us with a glimpse into the nature of corporate media.

27.02.2015 11:24

ISIS militants destroy ancient statues, relics in Iraq (VIDEO)
The Islamic State has posted a video online showing a group of militants destroying ancient statues and other artifacts, saying they are symbols of idolatry. Some of the objects date from the seventh century BC. Specialists say the damage is incalculable.

26.02.2015 16:54

‘Beautiful man’? ISIS killer Jihadi John ‘radicalized by UK govt,’ claims charity
Following the identification of the British extremist formerly known as Jihadi John, thought responsible for the execution of a number of ISIS held hostages, a charity has blamed the UK government for his radicalization.

26.02.2015 14:50

Corruption: Chronic UK disease infecting establishment, dragging country backwards
Just as the British government announces the deployment of troops to Ukraine as ‘advisors’, it is rapidly becoming apparent that the average Member of Parliament in the UK is as crooked as Uri Geller’s cutlery.

25.02.2015 15:35