At least 50 soldiers and pro-government militiamen have been killed in a massive suicide car bombing, in the central province of Hama in Syria, activists allege. Two separate attacks in Damascus reportedly killed several civilians, injuring many.
The Libyan city of Bani Walid is reported to be under heavy attack from pro-government forces and militias. Witnesses say that more civilians are being killed by shelling, while houses are engulfed in flames.
The Libyan army is continuing its assault of the anti-regime stronghold of Bani Walid for the second day. A year after the killing of Colonel Gaddafi the Libyan government seeks to crush the remnants of his loyalist followers entrenched in the town.
Twenty people have been killed and another 200 injured on Friday after tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets to protest against an anti-Islam film. Police fired teargas and live ammunition to disperse rioters.
An aggressive US foreign policy coupled with Islamophobic American attitudes is the reason for the fiery global backlash to a recent anti-Islam film, Middle East expert Lawrence Davidson explained to RT.
A UK court has struck down a $5.6 billion lawsuit filed against Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich by his former partner Boris Berezovsky. The case recalls the 1990s disputes over Russia’s natural resources.
Attacks on journalists have intensified in Syria. RT's Tessa Arcillia talked to friends and colleagues of the killed French journalist Gilles Jacquier, who say reporters' deaths play to the benefit of the Syrian opposition.
The dust is slowly settling in the Damascus, where Syrian govt troops have repelled rebel forces. Authorities are now encountering spasms of social unrest, as residents try to reassemble the pieces of their broken lives.
After seven years of preparation, the Olympics have finally arrived in London. But not everyone is filled with pride as the world’s best athletes make their mark in the British capital. Instead, many are choosing to avoid the Games at all costs.