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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.