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Crisis, what crisis? -The al-Qaeda takeover of Syria
This weekend it was reported that al-Qaeda affiliated rebels were “almost completely in control” of the last major government held city in the Idlib province in northern Syria.

27.04.2015 15:32

‘Source of evil’: Saudi religious police launch Twitter account despite moral doubts
Saudi Arabia’s religious police have joined Twitter, in what is seen as a public relations drive, and have already amassed 66,000 followers. Two years the same police warned against using the microblogging service.

27.04.2015 12:55

Yemen rejects peace talks with ex-president amid continuing bombing and fighting
The Foreign Minister of Yemen has rejected peace talks called for by the country’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. This comes as a Saudi-led coalition continues to carry out a military operation against Shia Houthi rebels and Saleh loyalists.

26.04.2015 17:03

115 children killed in month of Saudi-led operation in Yemen – UN
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen as the Saudi-led operation against Shiite Houthi militia forces enters its fifth week, UN agency said, adding that the total number of the dead and wounded kids may be even higher.

25.04.2015 05:51

‘Halal sex shop’ owner denies opening store in Mecca
The owner of an online sex-shop in Amsterdam selling “sharia compliant” items has refuted reports that he plans to open a store in Mecca. He did, however, stress there wouldn’t be anything wrong about setting-up such a shop in the Saudi Arabian city.

25.04.2015 02:59

US Afghan campaign ‘an ignominious failure’
The objective of the continuing US military presence in Afghanistan is an attempt by the Obama administration to avoid the perception of being defeated by the Taliban and other armed resistance groups, Brian Becker from the Answer Coalition told RT.

24.04.2015 09:09

‘We don’t need missiles’: Houthis threaten to attack Saudi Arabia if bombing continues
Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels have threatened to launch an attack on Saudi Arabia if the bombings in Yemen do not stop. The Zaidi group has sent the warning to Riyadh and demanded that UN-brokered political dialogue be resumed in Yemen.

24.04.2015 01:46

Brand new world: The new Saudi exceptionalism in action in Yemen
Despite announcing a respite in its bombing campaign against Yemen, Saudi Arabia is digging its heels in, committing to this war more than it bargained for. What's next for the kingdom as the poorest nation in the Peninsula rises against imperialism?

23.04.2015 13:20

‘US fighting ISIS and its enemies at the same time, which makes no sense’
The US refuses to address the prime sponsors of extremists in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia; instead it destabilized Syria which has been fighting against ISIS and al-Qaeda, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT.

23.04.2015 10:56

Saudi prince promises Bentleys to pilots bombing Yemen, deletes tweet
Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal tweeted an unexpected message for the 100 fighter pilots involved in airstrikes against Yemen – each would be awarded a Bentley. The tweet, which was later deleted, sparked anger online.

23.04.2015 10:39

​‘Halal’ sex shop for Muslims to open doors in Mecca
A sex shop will soon reportedly see the light of day in Mecca – the last place anyone would have thought possible, for an establishment of this sort.

22.04.2015 16:21

New Saudi op in Yemen to cause more ‘chaos, violence and genocide’
Both Saudi operations in Yemen backed by the UK and US governments are about wiping out civilians and reducing population in the region without any regard for life, Lawrence Freeman, Africa Desk Editor at Executive Intelligence Review magazine, told RT.

22.04.2015 09:44