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Syria

​Islamist militants capture last Syrian govt stronghold in Idlib province
Islamist militants have claimed full control over the strategic Syrian city of Ariha, with government forces admitting withdrawal from their last stronghold in Idlib province after heavy clashes with al-Qaeda affiliated groups.

29.05.2015 00:32

US and Russia-trained Tajik special police head defects to ISIS, swears jihad
The commander of Tajikistan's special police force, who disappeared in late April, has resurfaced in a Youtube video, where he said he had joined the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, formerly known as ISIS, ISIL).

28.05.2015 15:01

ISIS issues propaganda magazine in Russian
Islamic State has issued the first edition of a propaganda magazine in the Russian language. Appealing to the would-be terrorists, the publication features a "brief history" of the militant group and calls for readers to support it.

27.05.2015 20:21

To beat ISIS, kick out US-led coalition
It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.

27.05.2015 11:03

​ISIS offers fighters free honeymoon, housing bonus, cash to start family
Islamic State fighters looking to tie the knot are in luck – the militants are offering its members a free honeymoon and $1,500 towards their first home. The extremists are also encouraging jihadists to start families, offering a generous $400 per child.

27.05.2015 11:50

​Iraq Diary, Day 8: Does the DIA report talk about ISIS roots?
We return to Baghdad, and my social media feeds are buzzing over a released DIA report from 2012 that talks about US policy in Syria.

26.05.2015 22:15

​ISIS rise provoked by outside interference into Middle East, North Africa – Putin
There was previously no terrorism in countries where Islamic State militants “now prosper” until outside forces “not sanctioned by the UNSC” interfered, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, stressing the “serious consequences” that followed.

26.05.2015 20:06

‘Iraq is scapegoat in US fight against ISIS’
The US is contradicting itself saying the Iraqi army has no will to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) as they also claimed to have trained the Iraqi military so they could provide security within the country, defense consultant Moeen Raoof told RT.

26.05.2015 12:14

US ‘perception management’ deceives public on foreign policy
As US proxy wars continue to rage in the Middle East, the US is constructing a narrative that’s sometimes very different from that on the ground, Ross Caputi, a former US Marine, revealed to RT.

26.05.2015 09:05

​'US not engaged in major war': Obama Memorial Day remark slammed
Barack Obama has made a speech, saying that this Memorial Day is the first in 14 years without major US war. Critics and social media users slammed him as hypocritical, saying the US remains involved in military conflicts and proxy wars.

26.05.2015 05:52

Australian woman abandons kids to live with ISIS
It’s not only young people with nothing to lose, who abandon home to join the Islamic State: an Australian woman has abandoned her children to travel to Syria and live under ISIS. She has become one of more than 100 Australians to do so.

26.05.2015 05:50

'Ditch double standards!' Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front after Palmyra massacre
Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.

25.05.2015 23:00