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McCain insists on sending US ground troops to Syria and Iraq
​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.

21.10.2014 15:48

ISIS earned $2mn per day on illegal oil trade prior US-led strikes – report
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.

21.10.2014 14:48

​‘Truth blocked in US through mainstream media’
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.

21.10.2014 11:57

America’s $7.6 billion war on Afghan drugs fails, opium production peaks
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.

21.10.2014 06:16

You've been Facebooked! Govt to mine terror suspects’ social media data
Social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be asked by the UK government to automatically hand over information about suspected extremists who use their online services.

20.10.2014 15:34

​British mother rescues wounded jihadi son from Turkish-Syrian border
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).

20.10.2014 11:11

​Why do we know nothing about ISIS?
“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.”

20.10.2014 11:49

How Muammar Gaddafi’s death reshaped destinies
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.

20.10.2014 09:21

US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani
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.

20.10.2014 05:02

Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report
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.

19.10.2014 16:44

‘Even animals don’t do it’: Kobani siege survivors on ISIS brutality
A Kurdish activist and his wife, who have witnessed ISIS atrocities in Kobani for several months and documented some on photo and video, met RT’s Murad Gazdiev to speak about what they’ve seen.

19.10.2014 09:53

10 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria – watchdog
At least 10 civilians have been killed in coalition airstrikes against Islamic State forces in eastern and northeastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

18.10.2014 16:16

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