Freedom and democracy are said to be guarantees of human rights, but as the NSA spying scandal recently showed, that isn't always the case. RT’s Oksana Boyko is joined by the founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, to discuss the issue.
Snowden’s actions are sincere, Apple co-founder and computer engineer Steve Wozniak told RT’s Oksana Boyko, adding that he himself hopes to have the courage to make an equivalent sacrifice if needed out of love for his country.
The US spy chief has admitted Al-Qaeda might be behind recent suicide bombings in Syria. While rebels threaten they will have to make an alliance with jihadists if they don’t see more help from the West.
When America insists on international bailouts for the eurozone it simply wants to rescue the money of its own investors, Hans-Werner Sinn, the President of the IFO Institute for Economic Research in Munich told RT.
More clashes and street fighting are being reported in Syria’s capital. RT’s Oksana Boyko reports of “new intense clashes being heard” in Damascus “just outside the steps of the hotel UN observers are staying at.”
The dust is slowly settling in the Damascus, where Syrian govt troops have repelled rebel forces. Authorities are now encountering spasms of social unrest, as residents try to reassemble the pieces of their broken lives.
Fierce fighting continues in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where government troops and the rebel army have been battling for more than a week. Pro-Assad forces claims they have managed to recapture several areas, while rebels deny the reports.
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has friends in the region poised “to strike out” in the event of an intervention into Syria, says a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The warning was particularly sent to “hated” Arab countries.
In war-torn Syria, even Ramadan has become a new political front as the government and the rebels disagree over when the holy month starts. The sides have also not ceased fighting, with new reports about fresh clashes in Aleppo.