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‘Shameful’ UK scheme to resettle Syrian refugees condemned
A group of prominent UK celebrities have written a strongly-worded open letter to PM David Cameron denouncing Britain’s resettlement program for Syrian refugees, suggesting it lacks compassion and humanity.

26.01.2015 15:51

West’s tributes to late Saudi King reveal hypocrisy not democracy
Hypocrisy is not usually regarded as a virtue of leadership, yet judging by the gushing tributes paid to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah by various Western governments and establishment figures on his death, there are those who believe it should be.

26.01.2015 13:01

Islamic State militants ‘behead Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one’
Tokyo has said that the video reportedly showing one of the Japanese hostages held by Islamic State appears to be “highly” credible. The hostage claims on camera his partner was executed and says the jihadists want him swapped for a female suicide bomber.

23.01.2015 21:11

Pentagon dispatches first batch of US forces to train Syrian rebels
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending the first wave of about 100 US forces to the Middle East in the coming days to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants.

24.01.2015 08:04

Kurds angry at being snubbed by ISIS-fighting UK conference
Members of the US-led international coalition fighting the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) met in London, but the high-profile event’s participants doesn’t include those doing most of the fighting on the ground – the Kurds.

24.01.2015 08:51

London mayor brandishes AK-47 on Iraq frontline during trade talks
London Mayor Boris Johnson met British troops assisting Kurdistan against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Thursday during a surprise visit to crisis-ridden northern Iraq.

23.01.2015 11:52

ISIS sets up English-speaking brigade to target Western countries
The Islamic State has created an English language group of fighters, whose aim is to bring the terrorist organization’s fight to the West. The first step is to send foreign fighters back home after they have completed their training.

23.01.2015 07:41

Japan says won’t pay hostage ransom to ISIS as deadline looms
Japan will not pay a $200 million ransom for two of its citizens captured by the Islamic State, said PM Shinzo Abe.Tokyo has less than 24 hours left to respond to the jihadists’ threat to execute the Japanese nationals on Friday if the ransom is not paid.

22.01.2015 18:07

​London hosts terror talks to combat ISIS
London is hosting foreign officials from 21 countries to discuss a coordinated international effort to halt the efforts of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadist group.

22.01.2015 12:43

‘Obama lying to the world about ISIS’
If President Obama was serious in his intention to destroy ISIS, he would cut the US funding for the terrorist group and get John McCain behind bars for his ugly role in the whole Middle East business, geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl told RT.

21.01.2015 13:07

Syrian artist denied UK visa will miss his own exhibition
One of Syria’s most prominent artists has been denied a visa to travel to the UK for the opening of his own exhibition in London.

20.01.2015 13:59

​British jihadist stabs man who insulted Prophet, boasts of escape to Syria
A radical Islamist who skipped bail after stabbing a football fan in the head with a pen has joined the Islamic State in Syria, where he boasted online of his easy escape from the UK.

20.01.2015 10:04