If Republicans gain control of the US Senate following the November midterm elections, President Barack Obama should expect an old rival in a powerful position to push for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic State was making up to $2 million per day, or $800 million a year, by selling oil at roughly half the official price on the black market before the US-led airstrikes, a new study by a US-based consultant group revealed.
A blockade on the truth in America can be broken by billboard campaigns, like that criticizing Fox News host Sean Hannity, with the involvement of crowdfunding and cryptocurrency, Max Keiser, the host of RT's ‘Keiser Report’, told RT.
Despite Washington spending $7.6 billion on counter-narcotic initiatives in Afghanistan, 2013 witnessed a record surge in the amount of opium poppy cultivation, according to the US inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.
A British mother has traveled to one of the most dangerous areas on the Turkish-Syrian border to rescue her son, who was injured fighting for the Islamist militia Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“Don’t you know that Isis was the name of an Egyptian goddess?” a colleague from Iraq recently wrote me. “Mind you, they never give things names for no reason in the West. Terror, death and fear – that is what we have to cope with day by day.”
It is 3 years since Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was shot by National Transitional Council (NTC) forces. That fateful day when NATO intelligence and military assistance spelled the end of a dictator, the future of our world was reshaped forever too.
The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.