Governments 'must address corruption to defeat IS: TI

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 03:41 Written by

So-called Islamic State (IS) will never be defeated unless the corrupt conditions that help it to thrive are addressed, a new report claims.

Transparency International accuses western governments, including the UK and the US, of ignoring corruption as a major driver towards terrorism, notably in the Middle East.

Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 03:40 Written by

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 03:40 Written by

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off western criticism and defended Moscow's actions in Ukraine and Syria, has died in New York, aged 64.

We're not in Iraq to seize oil: Mattis

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:07 Written by

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, said the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.

Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 04:07 Written by

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.

The Tel Aviv regime does not want peace and tranquility in Syria in order to pursue its agenda, which is "balkanization" of the Arab country, says Jim W. Dean, a managing editor of the Veterans Today from Atlanta.

Russia's foreign minister has called for an end to an outdated world order dominated by the West, even as US Vice President Mike Pence has pledged his country's "unwavering" commitment to its transatlantic allies in NATO.

A chilling warning that tens of millions of people could be killed by bio-terrorism was delivered at the Munich security conference by the world’s richest man, Bill Gates.

Iraqi forces launch offensive on west Mosul

Monday, 20 February 2017 03:59 Written by

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has  announced the launch of a military assault aimed at taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group.

The US will be "unwavering" in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference.