Despite high tension between Iran and Israel, neither side is currently interested in escalation to a large-scale war. But there is always risk of a ‘black swan’ like the US choosing Iran as a target for an exemplary beating.
RT’s upcoming documentary ‘The Road to Raqqa’ gives a harrowing insight into the de facto capital of the failed Islamic State and the coalition of local factions and foreign fighters who fought for five long years to recapture the city.
At least 50 pro-Syrian government fighters have been taken captive by Kurdish forces in the Syrian town of Qamishli in the mostly Kurdish-controlled Hasaka province after fierce fighting entered a second day, various media report.
Dozens of US and Arab officials say the Obama administration communicated with Syrian counterparts for years. This follows other reporting that the US military indirectly sent intelligence to the Assad government to head off a calamitous regime change.
Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday presented the State Refugee Security Act of 2015, a bill empowering governors to “opt out” of refugee programs. But the press conference ended with a focus on Donald Trump’s plan for a total ban on Muslim immigration to the US.
The Syrian conflict has changed dramatically with Russia entering, but where is it going? Is the world order itself changing? Will Assad stay in power? What is ISIS going to do under a continuous rain of missiles? Tim Kirby and Robert Bridge will...