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Middle East

​#ISISmediaBlackout ‘won’t help to reduce number of jihadists’
​Fighting the Islamic State on social media by shutting down their accounts is useless, terrorism analyst Max Abrahms told RT. The group’s violent propaganda is counterproductive and will eventually turn people against them, he added.

06.03.2015 04:55

RT’s special report on the Islamic State: Newly formed, newly armed, newly funded
The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) seems to have swept into Iraq and Syria out of nowhere, leaving death, destruction and fear in its wake. RT takes an in-depth look at where it came from, its financing and weaponry, and whether US involvement is needed.

05.03.2015 23:40

CAGE's untenable narrative on radicalization
The Western public was graphically introduced to the brutality of the so-called Islamic State (IS) last summer when videos emerged of the beheadings of Westerners in Syria.

05.03.2015 14:34

Russia to team up with Asian allies in fight with Islamic State – security chief
The international community should abandon double standards on terrorism and start fighting the threat in line with universally-recognized norms of the international law, holds the head of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev.

05.03.2015 08:36

5 things Netanyahu forgot to tell the American people
This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke with American protocol and delivered a speech before the US Congress without consulting the White House first.

04.03.2015 16:33

Netanyahu predictably tries to whip Congress into hysteria over Iran - just as over Iraq
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli PM and a warmonger delivered his speech to the US Congress Tuesday arguing that the political and economic grip on Iran should be tightened and not loosened.

04.03.2015 12:25

​‘IDF use dogs as weapon to terrify Palestinians’
As the Israeli occupation continues and soldiers are told to make their presence felt and terrify Palestinians in the West bank, violence and abuse of innocent people is going to take place, Achiya Schatz from Breaking the Silence, told RT.

04.03.2015 09:54

American contractor faces cyber slander charges in UAE over Facebook post
An American helicopter mechanic, who criticized his employer in the United Arab Emirates and made disparaging comments about “filthy Arabs” in a Facebook post, was arrested in the UAE, and now faces charges for cyber slander against his employer.

03.03.2015 18:41

​Jihadi John apologists? Boris Johnson tells CAGE to ‘target terrorists, not British spies’
London Mayor Boris Johnson condemned the research director of human rights charity CAGE on Tuesday over the organization’s portrayal of wanted Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John.’

03.03.2015 17:17

​‘Tools of terrorists and tyrants’: IEDs 2nd most deadly weapon on planet – arms charity
UK charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 60,000 deaths from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) across the globe between 2011 and 2013. Besides firearms, the weapons claim more innocent lives annually than any other weapon.

03.03.2015 12:24

The abduction of Suleyman Shah
Turkey, ruled by the Justice and Development Party (or AKP), has over the past years openly opposed Bashar al-Assad's rule in Syria. Still, it took Recep Tayyip Erdogan many years to actually send his troops next door . . . until late February that is.

03.03.2015 14:25

Palestinians boycott Israeli goods over unpaid taxes
Palestinians in the West Bank have begun boycotting Israeli goods. They recently dumped a truckload of milk and yogurt in Ramallah’s main square. They are shunning the products after Israel stopped giving the Palestinian government vital tax revenues.

03.03.2015 13:27