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Syria

​‘They’ll be dead in a week’: Veterans question experience of ex-army anti-ISIS squad
Eight men claiming to be British Army veterans say they are preparing to fight Islamic State militants at a secret European training location, but other veterans have aired concerns about the group’s battle skills.

17.03.2015 11:44

‘Kerry, Obama not ready to send envoys for talks with Assad’
US leaders recognize it could get worse in Syria if President Assad is dropped, they say it’s too early to send diplomats to talk with the government in Damascus, Jonathan Steele, columnist for the Guardian on international affairs, told RT’s In the Now.

17.03.2015 10:05

Syrian president waits ‘actions’ from US to back declarations of potential dialogue
Syrian president Bashar Assad has stated that he is awaiting concrete indications that the US really wants to begin dialogue aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict, after Secretary of State John Kerry declared US readiness for such talks.

16.03.2015 20:10

‘Situation in Damascus much better after 2014 elections’
Compared to other Syrian regions and previous years, the situation in Damascus is steady and calm with people getting supplies of fuel and other basic needs subsidized by the government, says political commentator Alaa Ibrahim.

16.03.2015 14:46

‘You’ll squeal like a pig’: Former ISIS hostage describes being tortured by Jihadi John
Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa, who was held hostage by the Islamic State for more than six months, has given a detailed account of his time in captivity, including torture and mock executions at the hands of British-raised jihadists.

15.03.2015 13:09

The real Syrian moderates: voices of reason
While the Western-led, anti-Assad bloc mind-blowingly speaks of arming non-existent “moderates” to fight in Syria, they also continue to demonize and silence the very voices that offer a true means of bringing peace and stability back to the region.

14.03.2015 16:53

​Three short videos explain why RT is worth your time
RT sees its place in the media landscape as a much-needed alternative voice to the mainstream consensus. After all, opinions considered fringe by the mainstream and that only RT dared to broadcast worldwide proved to be right on several occasions.

15.03.2015 14:26

Kerry says US wants to negotiate with Assad… State Dept denies
The US secretary of state appeared to say on CBS News that America has to negotiate with Syria’s president about a political transition in the war-torn country. But later the State Department clarified that John Kerry wasn’t referring to Bashar Assad.

15.03.2015 13:45

Vatican endorses military force against ISIS ‘genocide’
The Vatican’s line on ISIS has taken a new turn, as its ambassador in Geneva suggested that if a political settlement is impossible, military force should be used against the jihadists. He also said the form of intervention should be defined by the UN.

15.03.2015 06:26

Australian criminals secretly sending future jihadists to Syria – report
A criminal group was secretly sending would-be extremists to Syria, documents obtained by Australian media claim, also indicating that a community member made “fake international passports" for future fighters.

15.03.2015 06:38

​Unarmed male civilians majority of Gaza, Syria fatalities last summer – UK report
Far more male than female civilians died from explosive weapons in Syria and Gaza last July, a report reveals. The research refutes any assumption that women disproportionally bear the impact of explosive violence against civilians in war-torn zones.

13.03.2015 10:54

Ten years on, Lebanon's 'Cedar Revolution'
Ten years ago this week, one million Lebanese – a quarter of Lebanon’s population – congregated in downtown Beirut at Martyr’s Square, demanding the departure of Syrian forces from their territory.

13.03.2015 08:33