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France probes 'dangerous' forced labor allegations in Qatar
French prosecutors have reportedly launched a preliminary inquiry into allegations that France's leading construction company and a major global player, Vinci, is using forced labor on building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

26.04.2015 13:14

Hillary Clinton: What to know about her recent controversies, scandals
Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state (and senator, and First Lady), will reportedly announce her 2016 presidential run Sunday via social media. Expect these recent Clinton scandals to surface again (and again) for the duration of her candidacy.

10.04.2015 18:10

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

Gulf coalition airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen against rebel Shiite Houthi forces gaining more ground. The mainly Gulf coalition, which also includes the US, is trying to help embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

26.03.2015 06:51

Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi rebels
Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

25.03.2015 23:40

The Middle East oil/nuclear puzzle
US Secretary of State John Kerry may be starting to enjoy the brinkmanship, as he says it’s “unclear” whether the US and Iran would reach a political framework nuclear deal before the end of this month.

17.03.2015 14:45

Eagle’s eye view: Cam-equipped bird flies off Dubai skyscraper, sets world record (VIDEO)
Darshan the Eagle has set a new world record in a breathtaking mini-camera video that shows highest recorded bird flight from the tallest building in the world – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – in an effort to bring awareness to eagle conservation.

15.03.2015 04:49

How Iran and the US intersect in “Syraq”
A cliffhanger debate will take place this Wednesday at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Picture Secretary of State John Kerry, new Pentagon supremo Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey all testifying in the same room.

11.03.2015 08:53

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

​Qatar an ‘important ally,' UK defence sec claims amid terror backing allegations
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised Qatar as one of the UK’s “most important allies” during a meeting with his Qatari counterpart on Monday, amid allegations that the Gulf state supports terrorism.

23.02.2015 17:07

​Gulf States accuse Yemen Houthis of staging coup
The Sunni Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), made up of oil-rich Persian Gulf countries, has blasted the Shiite Houthi rebels for “staging a coup” in Yemen after they announced on Friday they were dissolving parliament and forming a new government.

07.02.2015 21:13

Perpetual ISIS ‘revolution’? Terror group ‘to expand to neighboring states’
The Islamic State is not willing to remain within its current ‘borders’ in Syria and Iraq and will inevitable spread to neighboring countries such as Turkey and Jordan, Middle East expert, Firat Demir, told RT.

05.02.2015 11:46