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​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects
Muslim extremism has been NATO's enemy-of-choice since the mid-1990's, and now this amorphous opponent has once again assumed the shape of a recognizable organization headed by a similarly tangible figure, worthy of a worldwide campaign of hatred.

01.09.2014 13:36

‘Royal family dominates courts’: Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender
A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT.

01.09.2014 00:03

Liberals' darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals
Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

29.08.2014 14:55

​Supporting Saudi Arabia is supporting violations of human rights
Has there ever been a more vile and repugnant regime than the gang of bloated potentates that rules Saudi Arabia?

29.08.2014 10:41

Islamic State tortured James Foley, other Westerners with harsh CIA tactics
The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program.

29.08.2014 03:29

US & allies should beg Syrian people for forgiveness
After a decade when inordinate amount of resources have been applied to the Middle East, the end result has not been the spread of democracy and human rights, as claimed by the champions and apologists of this crusade.

28.08.2014 15:48

ISIS has 100,000 fighters, growing fast - Iraqi govt adviser
The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups.

27.08.2014 07:08

Islamic State demands $6.6mn ransom for female American hostage
Islamic State militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria. The jihadist group is demanding a ransom of $6.6 million and the release of a Muslim woman from a US prison.

26.08.2014 15:18

‘The ISIS propaganda is a reflection of mainstream Western foreign policy’
The ISIS militia wouldn’t have got anywhere if they were not promoted as enemies by the West, and the West was not bombing them, supporting them at the same time in Syria and in Libya, activist and journalist Sukant Chandan told RT.

26.08.2014 11:20

Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine & 'Pipelineistan'
As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia.

26.08.2014 09:09

Father of suspected 'Jihadi John' awaiting trial for bombing embassies, was a bin Laden lieutenant
The father of the man suspected to be ‘Jihadi John,’ who beheaded journalist James Foley, is awaiting trial in New York for the bombing of two US embassies, which killed a total of 224. He is also accused of being a top lieutenant for Osama bin Laden.

25.08.2014 17:01

Death of James Foley: A lot of questions, no answers
He was 39. Everybody loved him. Everybody called him Jim. Dozens of colleagues changed their avatars on social networks to black to commemorate him.

25.08.2014 12:48

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