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Middle East

Australia's interventionist foreign policy - time for a rethink
The tragic Sydney café siege of earlier this week, which resulted in the death of three people, raises quite a few serious questions.

17.12.2014 12:27

‘Israel practices a policy of flagrant anti-Semitism’
Israel’s “Jews only” policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, which is backed by the US, would be considered anti-Semitist in other states given the fact that Arabs are also Semitic people, Professor James Petras of Binghamton University told RT.

17.12.2014 10:23

European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood 'in principle'
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 MEPs voted in favor, while 88 were against.

17.12.2014 12:06

Palestine resolution: US ‘unresolved’ ahead of Security Council meeting
The Palestinian Authority is filing a UN resolution demanding a full Israeli pull-out from the occupied territories within two years. Meanwhile, the US is unsure what it wants to see from the resolution.

17.12.2014 08:48

Pakistan revokes ban on death penalty after Taliban school siege
After the bloody Taliban attack on an army-ran school that left 132 students and nine teachers dead, Pakistan intends to relinquish its moratorium on death penalty.

17.12.2014 07:56

​Blair whitewash? Ex-PM prepared to face CIA torture inquiry into UK complicity
Tony Blair will face an inquiry into British complicity in the CIA's torture of terror suspects. The former prime minister’s decision came to light following Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that the probe would not be judge-led.

16.12.2014 09:16

66 journalists killed in 2014, murders ‘more barbaric’ – Reporters Without Borders
At least 66 journalists have been killed this year, says Reporters Without Borders, adding that the murders are becoming increasingly barbaric. Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq and Libya have been named the deadliest countries for reporters.

16.12.2014 09:38

‘’Loon’ wolf terrorist attacks to become the norm’
Counterterrorism measures make it difficult to dispatch groups to attack the West, so terrorist organizations may stick to the strategy practiced by al-Qaeda, and call upon individual amateurs instead, Middle East expert Max Abrahms told RT.

16.12.2014 07:24

141 people, mostly students killed by Taliban in Pakistan army school seizure
At least 141 people, most of them students as young as 12, have been killed and more than 100 others injured in a Taliban seizure of a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, according to provincial authorities.

December 16, 2014 17:00

Canada pressures US to pass Keystone XL as falling oil prices threaten project
The Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense to build, thanks to falling global oil prices. However, Canada's natural resources minister is in Washington to push hard for the project’s construction.

15.12.2014 21:13

​The Prez, the FSA, and the Caliph: A Zero Problem Policy?
Prime Minister-turned-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (aka the Prez) performed a remarkable U-turn some years ago - a U-turn that transformed Bashar Assad from a "brother" of his into a "bloody handed dictator.”

15.12.2014 12:35

Palestinians to seek official UN resolution for Israeli pullout in 2 years
The Palestinians are to seek a UN resolution for a two-year deadline to an Israeli pullout from the occupied territories. They will also ask for East Jerusalem to become their capital and attempt to ban Israeli settlement-building under international law.

15.12.2014 08:37