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​Britain at ‘cliff edge’ as ISIS recruitment rises, must offer ‘counter-narrative’ – MPs
Britain is on a “cliff edge,” with men, women and children preparing to flee to join the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), MPs warned on Thursday.

26.03.2015 10:08

‘There can be only homegrown political solution to Yemen Houthi crisis’
A solution to the Yemeni conflict can’t be produced outside the country and the Saudi-led international intervention which violates the sovereignty of Yemen will only worsen the situation, political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT.

27.03.2015 11:55

Assad: Anti-ISIS coalition doesn’t want to get rid of Islamic State completely
The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.

27.03.2015 02:08

Anti-Shia victim blaming & its roots in Iranophobia
Since ISIS exploded onto the world stage last year, a common meme to have gained traction is that had Iraq's Sunni Arabs been given a bit more power, there would’ve been no ISIS. This is a dangerous fallacy that ignores some uncomfortable realities.

26.03.2015 11:19

Artifact destruction by ISIS is act of ‘heritage terror’ – Islamic art professor
Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT.

26.03.2015 01:46

ISIS has recruited 400 children in Syria since January - report
At least 400 children have been recruited in Syria by Islamic State militants over the past three months. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the so-called 'Cubs of the Caliphate' have received military and religious training.

24.03.2015 18:07

British girl among medical students ‘volunteering as medics in Syria’
A 19-year-old British girl is among nine young medical students feared to have traveled to Syria to volunteer as medics in Islamic State-controlled territory.

24.03.2015 13:34

Gaddafi gone, but much more instability, violence in Libya
As Libya has been in disarray since the fall of Gaddafi it’s very hard to say exactly what qualifies a civilian strike, who is combatant and who is not and which side is affiliated with which radical groups, Patrick James, Middle East expert, told RT.

24.03.2015 12:22

‘Organized provocation:’ Islamists clash with Kurds on North London street (VIDEO)
Police, Kurdish protestors and Islamists clashed on Sunday in Wood Green, North London, after an altercation broke out at an ‘Islamic roadshow.’ Footage of the confrontation was published online.

23.03.2015 17:15

Afghanistan: No end for Obama’s endgame
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to the US has sparked a new debate on the future of Afghanistan which for centuries played a special role, remaining unconquered by superpowers repulsing offensives with old British rifles and Kalashnikov’s.

23.03.2015 11:45

Twin suicide bombings kill dozens at Kurdish new year celebrations
Over 50 people have been killed in twin attacks by suicide bombers who detonated explosive-laden cars in the Kurdish crowds in northern Syria during a celebration of the Persian New Year, Newroz. More than 100 were injured, according to Kurdish sources.

21.03.2015 02:25

Tunisia museum attack: Who’s behind it, what are their goals?
Groups like IS, which could be behind the Bardo Museum shootings, have a long history of collaborating with the West and may have attacked tourists just to maintain their anti-Western façade, says independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook.

19.03.2015 08:40