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On the lash: Saudi diplomats escape drink driving charges in UK
Saudi diplomats who have been caught drink-driving in the UK have avoided any charges on the grounds of diplomatic immunity in spite of the severe punishments imposed in their home country, where they could face public lashings or imprisonment.

16.07.2014 11:48

'UK should be more concerned about its citizens’ activities in Syria'
The concern of the UK government and media is misplaced as they should worry about those individuals fighting in Syria rather than potential threats of their coming back home, Massoud Shadjareh, Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, told RT.

09.07.2014 06:48

​Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 troops at border after alleged Iraqi withdrawal
Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its 800km border with Iraq following an alleged withdrawal of Iraqi border guards amid the ongoing battles against Sunni Islamist militants. Baghdad denied pulling off the guards.

03.07.2014 11:17

HRW accuses Saudi govt. of using malicious spyware on dissidents
Saudi Arabia must clarify whether it has been infecting telephones with malware to spy on political dissidents, Human Right Watch said. The organization claims the government is cracking down on political activists protesting human rights abuses.

28.06.2014 09:07

UK, Aussie jihadists call to join ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is hoping to recruit Muslims from across the globe with the aid of YouTube appeals from English-speaking jihadists. UK, Australian nationals are among the ISIS militants calling to support the insurgency in Iraq.

20.06.2014 13:38

‘In Iraq the US is getting exactly what it wants’
The US wants no stable force in the Middle East, no opposition, no basis for anything that could become a stable economy, exporting oil and competing with it on the world markets, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT.

20.06.2014 09:41

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

Baghdad slams Saudi Arabia for ‘encouraging genocide’ in Iraq
The Iraqi government says that it holds Saudi Arabia “responsible” for the current crisis and has blamed Riyadh for encouraging “genocide” in the country through the backing of Sunni militants.

17.06.2014 15:06

​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

‘Cadbury jihad’ in Malaysia puts choc bars on pork test in S. Arabia
Unease has gripped Saudi Arabia as its Food and Drug Authority scrambles to test Cadbury’s chocolates for traces of pork DNA after two of the company’s products in Malaysia were found to violate the Islamic standard.

01.06.2014 10:54

‘What is our crime?’ Saudi princesses denied food for over 60 days
Deprived of their basic needs, the four Saudi royal princesses kept in 13-year isolation by their father, King Abdullah, have surpassed 60 days without food.

30.05.2014 05:19

Illinois resident tests positive for MERS but doesn’t fall ill
A man in Illinois has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) but has shown no signs of illness, US health officials say. The case may shed light on milder forms of the new deadly virus that kills 30 percent of those infected.

17.05.2014 23:51

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