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Know your place: Al Jazeera America purges CEO after NY Times criticism
There is nothing remarkable about Al Jazeera America replacing its CEO - and everything when it does so a day after the US paper of record attacks the network’s newsroom culture. Was this a network reacting to employee complaints, or “soft censorship”?

19.05.2015 15:24

‘Cut money, arms pipeline to terrorists to stop ISIS, al-Nusra growth’
To arm "moderate" opposition that morphs into ISIS-like groups has been a misguided Western policy, Said Arikat, former UN spokesman for Iraq told RT’s In The Now show. All these organizations subscribe to the same extremist ideology, he added.

19.05.2015 13:42

Global intervention required to stop ISIS destroying ancient sites - Boris Johnson
London Mayor and newly-elected MP Boris Johnson says Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants could sabotage the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra if the international community doesn't stop it destroying age-old artifacts.

18.05.2015 09:04

​‘Psychological victory’: Special op against ISIS chief in Syria put US boots on the ground
The ‘psychological victory’ of US special forces who assassinated a senior ISIS leader in Syria will not have much effect on the battlefield, defense analyst Ivan Eland told RT, noting that US boots on the ground is another violation of international law.

16.05.2015 23:56

Turkish jet shoots down Syrian aircraft after it ‘violated air space’
Two Turkish F-16s has shot down Syrian aircraft that allegedly violated Turkey’s airspace in the southern province of Hatay. Syria says the target was a small unmanned surveillance plane, while Turkey claims it was a helicopter.

16.05.2015 14:21

US special forces kill senior ISIS commander in Syria raid - DoD
US special operations forces have conducted a military operation in eastern Syria, targeting a senior Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) commander and his wife, the US defense secretary has announced. The terrorist leader was killed in the raid.

16.05.2015 12:18

Syrian civil war may drag beyond 2017 – Obama
US President Barack Obama doesn’t see the civil war in Syria ending anytime soon, stating on Friday that it may continue even after he leaves office in 2017. He also objected to the idea that the situation could be resolved by American interference.

16.05.2015 01:13

Force British jihadists into de-radicalization programs, says counter-terror chief
Counter-terror police attempting to cope with growing numbers of Britons drawn to extremist ideologies may request fresh powers to force people to enroll in de-radicalization programs, the UK’s counter-terror chief says.

14.05.2015 15:58

‘US closing eyes to Saudi atrocities – sign of extraordinary hypocrisy for Iranians’
The US is accusing Iran of being a “sponsor of terrorism” while ignoring their Saudi allies are slaughtering Yemeni civilians, funding Al-Qaeda, and have occupied Bahrain, said political analyst at Tehran University Seyed Mohammad Marandi.

14.05.2015 12:10

​British jihadist brides on run from ISIS, trying to return to UK
Twin schoolgirls who fled Britain to become jihadist brides in Syria could be trying to escape from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and return home, reports claim.

14.05.2015 09:45

‘Ageing EU will need more migrants’
Over the next 30 years, the EU will need more migrants to fill gaps in its labor market, says Prof. Heaven Crawley, UK migration policy expert. The EU has a choice, to use the migrants’ influx for its own benefit or create barriers & stir up xenophobia.

13.05.2015 16:02

‘Kerry’s Russia visit shows US seeks to soothe relations’
Kerry’s trip to Sochi to meet FM Lavrov and President Putin demonstrates that the US is now aware that sanctions they imposed on Russia have failed and they are looking for a way out of the row, says Marcus Papadopoulos, editor of Politics First Magazine.

12.05.2015 15:17