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Middle East

Israeli soldiers kill 16yo Palestinian wielding butcher’s knife
A Sixteen-year-old Palestinian armed with a large knife was shot dead by Israeli troops in eastern Jerusalem. Israeli police said he tried to attack border patrol officers near a checkpoint.

25.04.2015 02:09

Millions worldwide mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Armenians from around the world have been taking part in public memorial services, to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million of their ancestors at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

24.04.2015 20:51

Migrants take risky journeys to escape ‘poverty, hunger, insecurity’
People are desperate to escape from the warzones in Syria or Libya where they are facing a profound hunger, Zina Aga, Iraqi Palestinian writer who lost a cousin as he attempted to flee Syria by boat told RT.

24.04.2015 13:28

‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’
American drone-strike strategy in the Middle East is counterproductive because killing civilians, even if it’s accidentally, breeds more al-Qaeda or other radical militants, defense analyst Ivan Eland told RT.

24.04.2015 10:02

​UN human rights chief compares UK tabloids to ‘Nazi’ propaganda
UK tabloids like the Murdoch-owned Sun that compared immigrants to ‘cockroaches’ recall the dark days of the Nazi media attacking those they sought to eliminate, according to the UN’s human rights chief.

24.04.2015 11:45

No ‘swooshing’: ISIS reportedly bans Nike because it sounds like ‘sex’ in Arabic
Unverified reports suggests that the Islamic State has banned Nike apparel because the brand’s name sounds like the term for sexual intercourse in Arabic. Militants have reportedly been ordered to get rid of smutty-sounding sportswear.

24.04.2015 05:23

Armenia, Turkey still at odds a century after 1915 massacre
As Armenians mark 100 years since over a million of their countrymen and women were slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks, Yerevan and Ankara are still unable to find common ground on the sensitive issue and begin diplomatic relations.

23.04.2015 20:14

30% of Afghan security forces involved in drug trade – Russian narcotics watchdog
Almost a third of Afghanistan’s security forces have turned to drug trafficking, Russia’s narcotics control agency reports. The watchdog’s director Viktor Ivanov blames foreign troops and fighting in the drug-rich region.

23.04.2015 14:41

‘US fighting ISIS and its enemies at the same time, which makes no sense’
The US refuses to address the prime sponsors of extremists in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia; instead it destabilized Syria which has been fighting against ISIS and al-Qaeda, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT.

23.04.2015 10:56

New Saudi op in Yemen to cause more ‘chaos, violence and genocide’
Both Saudi operations in Yemen backed by the UK and US governments are about wiping out civilians and reducing population in the region without any regard for life, Lawrence Freeman, Africa Desk Editor at Executive Intelligence Review magazine, told RT.

22.04.2015 09:44

UK, France call for Israeli-Palestinian UN deal, resolution being drafted
Britain and France are urging the UN Security Council to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, while New Zealand has begun drafting a resolution on the issue. This was prompted by the US saying it may “reassess” its position on the stalled talks.

21.04.2015 23:31

‘Israel is elephant in the room in Iran-US relations’
Israel is a key obstacle to the US-Iran thaw since the growing regional economic influence of Tehran presents a number of geopolitical and strategic stumbling blocks for Israel and its hegemony in the Middle East, political analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

21.04.2015 10:57