US involvement in the Middle East, together with the creation of demons might lead to consequences that are going to cause blowback and causalities among US civilians at home, Foreign Policy in Focus columnist Dr. Conn Hallinan told RT.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has built an empire, functioning as both a company and a state: selling oil and trafficking precious art while building a formidable army. But how did it become the world’s wealthiest terrorist group?
Turkish police deployed water cannon and tear gas to disperse a demonstration led by Kurds who were angry that central authorities were not able to prevent a terrorist act committed in a border town by a suspected Islamic State suicide bomber.
Britain’s domestic intelligence agency was unprepared for London’s 7/7 bombings, a former agent has revealed. He said that MI5 was understaffed and that it had generally been ill-equipped for a rise in Islamic terror following 9/11.
Britain acted illegally when it imposed territorial controls on the Chagos Islands without the consent of Mauritius, a UN judgment claims. The ruling may hinder US operations in Diego Garcia, where it holds an airbase on lease from the British.
Lawyers for two men, who claim they were tortured after capture by UK forces, are demanding access to an uncensored version of the CIA torture report from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) team charged with investigating abuses.