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‘American Sniper’ sparks anti-Muslim hatred online – civil rights group
A US-based civil rights group has raised the alarm over a surge in hateful anti-Muslim messages, triggered by the release of‘American Sniper’, a new box office hit that shattered records and made over $180 million in four weeks.

25.01.2015 01:33

Pentagon dispatches first batch of US forces to train Syrian rebels
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending the first wave of about 100 US forces to the Middle East in the coming days to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants.

24.01.2015 08:04

#JeSuisAbdullah? Critics slam glowing Western eulogies for ‘reformer’ Saudi king
Critics are taking Western leaders to task for singing the praises of King Abdullah, the recently deceased 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia, whose regime they claim was marred by countless human rights abuses, warmongering and corruption.

23.01.2015 16:46

Hollywood uses ‘American Sniper’ to destroy history & create myth
The moral depravity into which the US is sinking is shown by American Sniper glorifying the exploits of a racist killer receiving six Oscar nominations, whereas ‘Selma’ depicting Martin Luther King’s struggle against racism has been largely ignored.

20.01.2015 15:12

Muslim women, Israeli settlers and the struggle for Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli settlers come to Al-Aqsa every day, but Palestinians don’t like it. They think the Israelis want to take the mosque away from the Muslims, as they did with the Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron. Crying ‘Allahu Akbar’ is their only weapon.

23.01.2015 08:19

​Less than 100 British jihadists prosecuted for Syria terrorism
Under a quarter of returning British jihadists have been charged by UK courts. More than 500 are suspected of having traveled to Iraq and Syria, according to the Home Office.

23.01.2015 12:55

Iraqi PM: Falling oil price ‘disastrous’ in fight against ISIS
The Iraqi government is warning that falling oil prices are “disastrous” and will hinder its military campaign against the Islamic State unless they get some relief. Meanwhile, plans for a joint US-Iraqi mission to retake Mosul are reportedly underway.

23.01.2015 04:08

OSCE urges upholding of ceasefire as tensions rise in eastern Ukraine
Tensions in eastern Ukraine have significantly risen in the past two weeks, a top OSCE official told RT. He called for an immediate ceasefire, as Kiev launched a massive assault on militia-held areas last week.

22.01.2015 20:48

‘We didn’t even really know who we were firing at’ – former US drone operator
Former US drone sensor operator Brandon Bryant admits he “couldn’t stand” himself for his participation in the country’s drone program for six years – firing on targets whose identities often went unconfirmed.

22.01.2015 20:17

‘Davos geniuses ill-equipped to recognize economic structural problems, address inequality’
It’s doubtful the Davos forum will address unemployment as the participants are more concerned with what model of car they should buy than care about people who work for living, says Curtis Ellis Executive Director of the American Jobs Alliance.

22.01.2015 08:59

US plays ‘instigator’s role’ in Ukraine crisis – Russian UN envoy
Washington has played the role of instigator throughout the entire Ukrainian conflict, said Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin. He added that Kiev authorities have not taken any steps to start dialogue with the militia in eastern Ukraine.

22.01.2015 03:08

Air Force expanded drone fleet to unjustifiable level – Pentagon watchdog
The US Air Force has not adequately justified the purchase of 46 additional armed Reaper drones, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general. The expanded fleet could equal a waste of $8.8 billion, the watchdog said.

21.01.2015 16:04