RT America -- March 18, 2015

US policies purged Christians from the Middle East – senator on US intervention

Sen. Richard Black (R-Va.) has thrown his support behind the Syrian government and its army for its protection of Christian minorities during the country’s civil war, while also condemning America’s policies in aligning itself with the rebel fighters in the region. RT’s Ben Swann has an exclusive interview with the senator and goes deeper into his letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad. He cautions that should Assad be kicked out, the rest of the region would fall to the Islamic State.

More than 20 dead in Tunisia terror attack, mostly tourists

Tunisians are reeling in the wake of a terrorist attack which took place on Wednesday in the country’s capital, killing 20 civilians, the majority of whom were European tourists. While the two alleged gunmen are reported dead, authorities are still investigating other suspects. RT’s Manila Chan reports on how the attack might affect the country after being at the forefront of the ‘Arab Spring.’