France may take part in the US bombing campaign in Iraq aimed at crippling the Islamic State militants if it is asked to do so. The US is now calling for an international coalition to defeat IS, but the UK and Germany are reluctant to join in the strikes.
The world would not have been in this crisis if the US had not fractured Iraq and Libya, not fueled the civil war in Syria that gives rise to this type of jihadist extremism as exemplified by the Islamic State, anti-war activist Brian Becker told RT.
Chilean capital is on high alert after three explosions struck the country, causing injuries. Authorities say they are seeking help from foreign security agencies in identifying those responsible for the blasts.
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.
The United States Department of Homeland Security may require the local police forces it supplies with military-grade weapons to repay federal anti-terrorism grants should the items be used to suppress dissent.
Armed militias continue to patrol the United States-Mexico border seeking to repel any migration north, but critics warn that these self-styled ‘freedom defenders’ lingering on private land represent a powder keg that could have “disastrous” consequences.
Three British military bases could be set up in the Persian Gulf to fight the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), a source in the Ministry of Defence said. The bases could be part of a larger US-led offensive to battle militants in Iraq and Syria.
Consumers and companies will be hurt by FCC plans to roll back Title II protections that means that the Internet will no longer be a wonderful playing field where everyone has a voice, activist Liz McIntyre told RT.
The Russian president is starting his visit to Tajikistan to take part in a major SCO summit, discussing ways to boost cooperation and also the political bloc’s policies regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.