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”?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.