A string of bombings has killed at least 96 people in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, Ur district and the northern city of Baiji, adding to the worst year of violence since US troops began leaving the country in 2008.
The Hague-based chemical weapons watchdog has begun to examine the chemical arsenal report supplied by the Syrian government, which has thus met the first deadline of a US-Russia brokered deal to have the arms under international control.
Over 4,000 Syrian children have fled the nation without any adult supervision, a United Nations agency said, stressing that children are extremely vulnerable to abuse and exploitation when they do not have a chaperone.
UK spy agency GCHQ carried out hack attacks on telecoms firm Belgacom, data divulged by Edward Snowden has revealed. Fingers initially pointed to the NSA when Belgian authorities reported a “foreign state” had invaded the networks of the state company.
Maaloula residents, forced to flee their homes when the Christian village was taken over by jihadists, have found refuge in Damascus. Many live in fear having not overcome the shock of what had happened. RT managed to speak to some.
An encryption algorithm with a suspected NSA-designed backdoor has been declared insecure by the developer after years of extensive use by customers worldwide, including the US federal agencies and government entities.
Bolivian President Evo Morales will file a lawsuit against the US government for crimes against humanity. He has decried the US for its intimidation tactics and fear-mongering after the Venezuelan presidential jet was blocked from entering US airspace.
The EU’s main problem in regards to Syria is “lack of political will,” former MEP Glyn Ford told RT as he discussed NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen’s speech which stated that a military strike option should be kept open.
Syria’s deputy prime minister said that neither side is strong enough to win the country’s civil war. He denied reports, however, that the government would call for a ceasefire if the proposed Geneva peace talks take place.