The US State Department recently released a propaganda video in English to counter gains made by the Internet-savvy militant group Islamic State. Yet the use of the extremist’s own violent footage may have the opposite effect, critics say.
The Chinese foreign ministry strongly questioned the intentions of the United States over the weekend with regards to an Asian territorial dispute that has attracted the opinion of US Secretary of State John Kerry.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has attracted the ire of Israel following his latest failed attempt to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, and American officials are warning that a wider rift in relations could come with serious repercussions.
Unless something miraculous happens in the parliament in Baghdad, and they choose a different Prime Minister, which probably may not happen, it is very likely that Iraq will split up, former security policy analyst at the Pentagon Michael Maloof told RT.
Washington has secured “acceptable assurances” from Iraqi authorities shielding US Special Forces from local law. The deal comes as US forces are set to begin advising the embattled Iraqi army as Sunni militants continue their surge across the country.
After three Israeli students went missing, Israel launched a massive manhunt and door-to door-searches in the occupied West Bank, grabbing dozens of Palestinians. PM Netanyahu accused Hamas of “kidnapping” the teens, though no evidence has been disclosed.
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa released the Secretary of State from a subpoena to testify before a committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, alleging Kerry was attempting to “distract” from the panel’s work.
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told NBC News that although he would “like to go home” to the United States, his first priority is to see that vast government espionage programs he helped expose are “reformed.”
The current nuclear talks between Iran and the so called 5+1 (the UN Security Council Countries plus Germany), is clearly not only a technical problem, it is actually a plain political negotiation with many layers of meaning.
It’s not the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation that is derailing the peace process, but reluctance on the Israeli side to accept the Palestinian people, former Palestinian negotiator and Fatah party member, Nabil Shaath, said on RT’s show ‘In the now’.
NATO must return to its original goal of fending off Russia, seizing the chance presented by the Ukrainian crisis to sever Europe from Moscow and move it closer to America, the US secretary of state said. Or else the bloc’s global leadership may be lost.