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Middle East

US fights ISIS...while aiding ISIS
As the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) rages on, the US has stepped up its air campaign, combining destructive bombs with anti-ISIS leaflets.

31.03.2015 13:41

Will Yemen kick-off the 'War of the two Blocs?'
There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen.

31.03.2015 11:41

‘PRESS logo makes you target’: Killing journalists should be war crime, AP chief says
The Associated Press boss has joined the outcry over the killing and kidnapping of journalists, proposing to make it a war crime. His words come shortly after Ukraine made the list of top 5 deadliest destinations for reporters in 2014.

31.03.2015 07:26

​Rendition victim 'blocked from achieving justice' by UK govt – lawyers
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is refusing to assure the legal team representing a Pakistani man suing the government over his rendition that secret client-lawyer communications intercepted by spies won’t be used at trial.

30.03.2015 14:07

​‘Human rights law should not apply to the battlefield’ – UK think tank
Britain must scrap the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in times of warfare because British soldiers cannot fight under the restraints of “judicial imperialism,” a right-wing think tank has claimed.

30.03.2015 14:52

Causing genocide to protect us from terror
A report called Body Count has revealed that at least 1.3 million people have lost their lives as a result of the US-led “war on terror” in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s a report which should have made front page news across the world.

30.03.2015 11:19

‘Saudi Arabia airstrikes pave way for ground invasion of Yemen’
The strategic agenda of Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen is to prepare for a ground operation by disabling the Houthis’ military might and getting them to withdraw from military bases, Yemen-based journalist Yousef Mawry told RT.

30.03.2015 08:30

Yemen crisis: Britain must ensure UK arms not used in Saudi airstrikes – charity
The British government must offer assurances that weapons manufactured by UK arms firms are not being deployed in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against Yemen, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has warned.

30.03.2015 08:27

Clear & president danger: Poll shows Republicans more scared of Obama than Putin
A third of Republicans in the United States believe President Obama is a more imminent threat to their country than Russian President Vladimir Putin. They believe the same about Syria’s Bashar Assad, a poll has revealed.

30.03.2015 07:45

Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military force - Egypt’s president
Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force at a Sharm el-Sheikh summit, hosting Egyptian President Abdel Sisi has announced. The meeting was dominated by the situation in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia leads a bombing campaign against rebels.

29.03.2015 10:23

‘Watching the Hawks’: New show for millenials who prefer to ask hard questions
Millenials are not easily sold with news and ideas fed to people by corporations and the mainstream media, because they prefer hard questions being asked, Tyrel Ventura, a host of RT America’s new show Watching the Hawks, told Larry King’s Politicking.

29.03.2015 06:15

Arab nations move closer to unified military force as Yemen conflict escalates
Arab leaders hope to fulfill a long-held dream of creating a joint military force as they meet in Egypt this weekend. The project has been given more impetus in the wake of the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to battle Shia Houthi rebels.

27.03.2015 15:26