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ISIS mocks Michelle Obama on Twitter, boasts of Iraq victory
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda-inspired Sunni militant group, is mocking Michelle Obama and so-called hashtag diplomacy on social media. The jihadists’ Tweets are also bragging about the capture of Iraqi military vehicles.

21.06.2014 01:12

OPCW urges Syria to ‘redouble’ chemical disarmament efforts ahead of final deadline
UN Chemical weapons watchdog warns that Syria will most likely miss the June 30 deadline for the complete destruction of its chemical arsenal unless the government “redoubles” its efforts to complete the transportation of the remaining 8% of chemicals.

18.06.2014 03:04

‘Black flag of jihad will fly over London’: Alarm over UK-born Iraq fighters' threat
Terror alerts, 9/11-style bombings and murders of British citizens will soon come to London’s streets, according to chilling threats from UK citizens fighting alongside Islam’s most violent terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq.

16.06.2014 05:28

Syrian forces expel rebels from Christian town of Kessab on Turkish border
The Syrian military has recaptured the strategically important border town of Kessab. The predominantly Christian-Armenian town was overrun by jihadist rebels in March, with much blame placed on Turkey for reportedly allowing the crossover to happen.

15.06.2014 03:43

​Militant rehab program in Syria's Homs seeks to heal war wounds
The Syrian city of Homs is slowly returning to relative normalcy after earning a reputation as a violent center of militancy and resistance to President Bashar Assad’s government in the nation’s ongoing civil war, RT’s Maria Finoshina reports.

12.06.2014 00:46

​The return of polio in Turkey: Syrian refugees in Istanbul
Over the past weeks and months, I have often dealt with Turkey's overt and covert involvement in Syria's not-so civil war next door. The country at the moment is home to at least 720,000 Syrian refugees.

11.06.2014 10:02

​US arms flow into Syria could create Somali-style warlords – rebel leader
The wanton arming of Syrian rebels by the United States undermines Washington’s allies in the country’s civil war and could lead to a warlord system similar to that of Somalia in years to come, a Free Syrian Army leader has warned.

11.06.2014 00:29

West has no right to give or refuse Syrian people legitimacy – Assad's advisor
The Syrian election does not need Western endorsement to be considered legitimate, it is the voices of Syrian people themselves that make the vote legitimate, President Assad’s media advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban told RT.

07.06.2014 03:34

Why Syria’s people want Assad
Since the start of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011, voices from Western and Gulf capitals have maintained a common narrative: that the Assad regime lacks popular legitimacy and stays in power by systematically killing its own people.

06.06.2014 08:51

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