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‘Today the West is bombing ISIS in Syria, tomorrow it will be Assad’
The UK supports the new reality of US interventionist policies abroad, which includes bombing sovereign nations without legal basis, as it is considering airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, says international affairs commentator Marko Gasic.

03.07.2015 10:22

​RAF may lack aircraft to bomb Syria – expert
Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) may lack the warplanes to extend combat operations into Syria, even if Prime Minister David Cameron was to force and win a vote to do so in the wake of the Tunisia massacre, according to a military aviation expert.

03.07.2015 08:37

Libya rendition, torture evidence should be heard in secret – UK govt
Westminster is pushing for evidence relating to Britain’s alleged complicity in Libya torture and rendition to be presented to a high court judge in secret. It concerns 12 men who are attempting to sue the British state.

01.07.2015 12:08

60,000-migrant burden: EU leaders agree to share, but still don’t know how to go about it
Frustrated with a lack of unity and fiercely opposing Brussels calling the shots, EU leaders argued until Friday morning, before coming to a consensus on sharing the 60,000-person migrant load on their doorstep. But with “much, much more argument” ahead.

26.06.2015 11:35

Libya warns EU on migrant operation – ‘sign of frustration by West-installed forces’
Libya hasn’t got the aid promised by the West in 2011, today it’s against the potential EU naval operation in the Mediterranean saying Western countries can’t create a greater crisis, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire website.

24.06.2015 10:28

Benghazi attack suspect 'killed by US airstrike' on ISIS in Iraq
A notorious Islamic State militant has reportedly been eliminated in a US drone attack in Iraq. The man is believed to have been among the organizers of the assault by Islamists on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

23.06.2015 05:37

EU migrant crisis: ‘We can’t have every member saying “not on my patch”’
To stop the unfolding migrant tragedy, the EU has to process people before they get into Europe, to distinguish between economic migrants and those in need of protection, says Keith Best, former chief executive of Britain's Immigration Advisory Service.

16.06.2015 12:27

US conducts ‘counter-terrorism’ airstrike in Libya, unsure of result
The Pentagon has announced it conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda-associated militant, but could not be completely sure that it succeeded. The Libyan government, meanwhile, has claimed the strike killed the notorious Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

14.06.2015 21:30

‘EU migrant crisis - direct consequence of Western Europe colonial practice‘
To deal with the migrant crisis the EU has to change its relations with the countries of the global South, to implement a policy to integrate migrants into the EU and to ensure they won’t be socially discriminated, says human rights activist Ajamu Baraka.

09.06.2015 11:55

ISIS beheads Libyan soldier in front of children for ‘educational purposes’
Masked militants from the Islamic State group have beheaded a soldier in front of a group of children, aged six to eight years old, outside a mosque in Libya for “educational purposes.” The jihadists have released photographs of the execution.

05.06.2015 10:49

‘ISIS and Al Qaeda – working in tune with Western strategic designs’
The West, despite its claims to be in a “War on Terror,” has been in alliance with the most sectarian forces to weaken Syria, Iran and Libya – rather than cooperating with them against ISIS, said Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist.

02.06.2015 10:44

​'US not engaged in major war': Obama Memorial Day remark slammed
Barack Obama has made a speech, saying that this Memorial Day is the first in 14 years without major US war. Critics and social media users slammed him as hypocritical, saying the US remains involved in military conflicts and proxy wars.

26.05.2015 05:52