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By mistake? US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, 'civilians killed'
US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

29.09.2014 14:10

'The Terrorists R Us.' The Islamic State 'Big Lie'
Under the auspices of the UN Security Council, with president Obama chairing the session, the US has called upon the international community to adopt strong measures, at national and international levels, to curtail the recruitment of IS fighters.

28.09.2014 19:12

Too hot: Top FIFA official says 2022 Qatar World Cup will move due to heat
A top FIFA official says the 2022 World Cup won’t be held in Qatar because of dangers faced by players and fans in scorching temperatures. The Gulf State, which has faced repeated allegations of corruption, says they want to move the event to winter.

22.09.2014 17:24

World Cup ‘slaves’ scandal: Qatar holds 2 UK rights researchers over ‘emigration violations’
Qatari authorities have confirmed they are holding two British researchers who are investigating the 2022 World Cup facilities, which is linked with a scandal over poor working conditions and dozens of deaths of foreign workers.

07.09.2014 14:08

US journalist freed in Syria after 2 years in captivity
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released by his kidnappers to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, Syria after being held captive for nearly two years by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front. The Qatari government is said to have negotiated his release.

24.08.2014 21:17

US allies cultivated Islamic State. Now IS plans to 'raise flag of Allah in White House'
As the Islamic State tears through minority communities in northern Iraq, the extremist terror group, that owes its ascendance to funding from US allies in the Middle East, sent a message to the White House: We’re coming for you.

08.08.2014 14:12

Qatar bans migrant labor in summer heat after ‘World Cup slaves’ criticism
Qatar has approved new measures to improve conditions foreign laborers, including giving them a siesta. The move follows international criticism over 'World Cup slaves' as Doha prepares to be the first Arab host of the football tournament in 2022.

20.07.2014 17:01

US sells $11bn worth of arms to Qatar
Washington and Doha have signed the largest arms deal of the year, preparing to enhance Qatar’s military capabilities with $11 billion-worth of Apache assault helicopters, PAC-2 missile defense complexes and Javelin man-portable anti-tank missiles.

15.07.2014 04:59

All you need to know about ISIS and what is happening in Iraq
As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs.

18.06.2014 13:23

FIFA investigator: 'I had access to Qatar bribe docs before media leaks'
FIFA investigator Michael Garcia said he had prior access to the "vast majority" of data recently disclosed by media which reportedly reveal millions of dollars in bribes to help Qatar secure the 2022 World Cup.

12.06.2014 10:04

‘Millions to Thailand’: New charges in Qatar's World Cup case as Sony, Adidas call for probe
Qatar is facing fresh corruption allegations over winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup – how an official used high-level contacts and resource wealth to boost the emirate’s bid. The scandal has prompted FIFA sponsors to call for investigation.

08.06.2014 12:11

​Violence-riddled Iraq to receive dozens of F-16 fighter jets to 'combat terrorism'
Iraq accepted its first F-16 fighter jet from Lockheed Martin on Thursday to be employed in the nation's fight against "terrorism," a top official said. Nearly 800 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in May amid relentless sectarian violence.

06.06.2014 20:35

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