The drowning of hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean is a crime against humanity, the ultimate responsibility lies with Western governments that have proved themselves the enemy of everything good in the world and a friend to everything bad.
Ex-Liberal Democrat chief Lord Ashdown has called for new measures to tackle human trafficking networks operating across the Mediterranean, warning current policies give rise to “drowning refugees” while traffickers remain unfazed.
Six men arrested in the United States over the weekend, after a joint terrorism task force investigation, had been working for 10 months to join the ranks of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL).
To solve the refugee problem the EU countries, many of which are NATO-members, should criminalize the arms trade and abolish war in Syria and Libya, Jan Oberg from the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research told RT.
Australia and Iran have agreed to share intelligence to combat Islamic State militants fighting in the Middle East. The arrangement was made in Tehran during a visit by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.
While ISIS appears to be run by religious fanaticism, it instead has been functioning more like a secret intelligence service, calculating every operation and drafting plans of a covert Syrian takeover for years, files seen by Der Spiegel have revealed.
Bashar al-Assad warned about the growing threat from “Scandinavian” Islamist extremists fighting inside of Syria, where the battle against Islamic State amidst a protracted civil war has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.
Three asylum seekers, who fled war-torn Syria, made their way to Britain without passports and were later arrested, have been told they were ill-advised when they arrived in the UK and so they can appeal their convictions.
Over past decades, the pre-fabricated myth of an elusive “Iranian bomb” was never the real issue between the US and Iran; the issue was how to subdue – or “isolate” - a powerful, independent nation that refused to toe the exceptionalist line.