U.S. military needs Egypt for access to critical area

The U.S. military is heavily dependent on Egypt to move personnel and equipment to Afghanistan and around volatile parts of the Middle East, complicating U.S. efforts to place pressure on the Egyptian military in the wake of its violent crackdown on protesters. “Egypt has been a cornerstone for the U.S. military presence in the Middle […]

Al-Qaeda, major opposition force in Syria: Analyst

Al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri groups are the centerpiece of anti-government forces in Syria as the entire spectrum of the opposition is basically “fractured,” a political analyst tells Press TV. “What we have in Syria right now is basically al-Qaeda elements really calling the shots in many, many places,” said Nasser al-Omari in a Friday interview. The analyst […]

Hezbollah leader speaks on Beirut bomb, al-Qaeda, & Syria

The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says radical Sunni Muslim militants bombed a Beirut suburb, killing 22 people. Mr Nasrallah’s Shia group supports the government of President Assad in the civil war in neighbouring Syria. “I will go myself to Syria if it is necessary in the battle against the takfiris (Sunni […]

Israel/Palestine Peace Talks: Hostage Negotiations?

Abby Martin speaks with author and political scientist, Norman Finkelstein, about renewed peace talks between Israel and Palestine, and the key role the US plays as a biased actor favoring the interests of Israel above all else. Related video:

Cover story? 400 US surface-to-air missiles
were ‘STOLEN’ from Libya during the Benghazi attack

Four hundred American surface-to-air missiles were ‘taken from Libya’ during the terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a former U.S. Attorney who represents whistleblowers claimed on Monday. He added that the U.S. intelligence community is terrified they might be used to shoot down airliners. Joe diGenova, whose wife Victoria Toensing – a former […]

U.S. eyeing Syria opposition alliances to al-Qaeda

The comments by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, came at the start of a trip to close U.S. allies Israel and Jordan likely to be dominated by discussions about Syria’s conflict and broader regional unrest. Syria’s Western-backed rebels have been clamouring for the United States to make good […]

UK schoolgirl ‘sent hate mail to herself’ before suicide

A teenage girl who committed suicide after being bullied online sent most of the hateful comments to herself, bosses at the social network site Ask.fm have claimed. Hannah Smith, 14, from Leicestershire, England, killed herself two weeks ago after apparently suffering months of abuse at the hands of online bullies who told her to kill […]

Israel backs new Jewish settlement homes

The Israeli government has approved the construction of nearly 1,200 new homes in Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian areas. Construction Minister Uri Ariel said they would be built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to meet the needs of Israeli citizens. It comes three days before peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are […]

Saudi Arabia sponsoring violence in Iraq
– Ex-US envoy to Baghdad

Former US Ambassador to Baghdad Christopher Hill says Saudi Arabia is sponsoring violence in Iraq and represents the biggest challenge to the Iraqi government. In secret US cables dating back to 2009, talking about Iraq’s relationship with its neighbors, Hill said, “Saudi Arabia constitutes the biggest challenge and the problem is more complex in relation […]

Saudi prince defects: ‘Brutality, oppression
as govt scared of Arab revolts’

In recent weeks Saudi Arabia has launched an offensive against anti-regime activists arresting many and sentencing some to years in jail. Total number of political prisoners has now surpassed 40 thousand according to some reports. The crackdown has even forced a member of the ruling family to defect. RT Arabic spoke exclusively to Saudi prince […]

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