RT America -- February 17, 2015

US policy enabled Islamic State militants – author

As news of Egypt’s requests for western assistance in its bombing campaign against the Islamic State surfaces, more information about how the extremist group was able to gain a foothold in North Africa is coming to the forefront. RT’s Ben Swann speaks with Vijay Prashad, author of ‘Arab Spring, Libyan Winter,’ about America’s influence and policy, which he says has allowed for the growth of ISIS in the region.

UN approves Russia's resolution on Ukraine, doubts still prevalent

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution put forth by Russian diplomats to end the fighting taking place in eastern Ukraine. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports from New York on the implications of the resolution between Kiev and Moscow, and how it has already affected ties between Russia and other European nations