After inserting his foot in his mouth several times this week, US Vice President Joe Biden praised at a women’s conference former US senator Bob Packwood for his bipartisanship. Yet Packwood resigned in 1995 after several allegations of sexual offenses.
France has conducted its first airstrike against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in Iraq and destroyed their logistics depot, said authorities. The country became the first nation to join the US in military strikes against IS extremists.
The bodies of eight people – including three journalists – were found in Guinea after an Ebola health team came under attack two days ago, officials said. Meanwhile, the UN plans to deploy a special mission to fight the virus in the worst-hit countries.
The US claims Syrian President Bashar Assad has broken the chemical weapons treaty he agreed to earlier this year, by launching chlorine gas attacks in Syrian villages. It comes as the Senate officially approved a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels.
Islamic State (IS) militants have released a jihadist video game trailer in which the aim is to destroy Iraqi and US forces, Arabic media report. The game, styling itself as a Grand Theft Auto adaptation, appears specifically aimed at young people.
The political crisis in Ukraine is escalating, as for many political fractions autonomy for the eastern regions is anathema since it cuts against their ideology of the centralized country speaking Ukrainian, Alexander Mercouris, legal expert, told RT.
Although many Americans are aware that their local police forces are steadily acquiring military-grade weapons from the Pentagon, news that local school districts are also the beneficiary of the firepower is eliciting an outcry from citizen groups.
There isn't a single type of jihadist - there are people from both poor and rich backgrounds – so it is an issue to do with the individual’s mindset, not personal circumstances, Deputy Director of RUSI Qatar Michael Stephens told RT’s show In the Now.
The US is creating an alliance to end the pandemonium in Iraq and Syria. What America has assembled is a “coalition of the guilty”, the same players that created the forces menacing Iraq and Syria, and hides America’s role creating the disorder.
Dozens of radicals threw sound and smoke grenades as they surrounded Kiev’s presidential building. The radical Right Sector leader threatened Ukraine’s president with same fate as Yanukovich, criticizing the law giving special status to eastern regions.