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‘Israel led by lunatics, tough talk on Iran just demagogy’

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned threats by Israel and the US to strike Iran. This comes after Tehran rejected as a ‘political move’ the latest report by the IAEA which claimed the country has doubled its nuclear capacity. For expert opinion on the story, RT talks to Eric Draitser, who’s a geopolitical analyst […]

No-fly zone over Syria ‘not ruled out’ by France, UK

Britain and France say they’re not ruling out any options in Syria, including a military-enforced no-fly zone. The deadlocked UN Security Council has again held a meeting on the crisis, with Turkey also pushing for the creation of a buffer zone. Professor Paul Sheldon Foote of California State University, who specializes in Middle Eastern affairs […]

Creative Chaos: ‘Outlaws, smugglers US proxies in looting of Syria’

The world’s biggest global body outside the UN – Organization of Islamic Cooperation – is suspending Syria’s membership. Iran’s the only member of the bloc to have openly spoken out ‘against’ sidelining Damascus. But several member countries, like Qatar and Saudi Arabia are pushing to mobilize support for Syrian rebels. Syria’s opposition steps up calls […]

‘Intervention into Syria already underway’

The escalating militarization of the Syrian conflict only favors foreign players’ interests, claims Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute of Policy Studies, and an activist on the Middle East. “Almost none of the players are taking into account the interests of the people of Syria,” she told RT. TRANSCRIPT: http://on.rt.com/k2qa33 […]

Annan resigns as Syria envoy: ‘Finger-pointing, name-calling in UNSC’ to blame

Kofi Annan is stepping down from his role as Syria envoy, blaming ”finger pointing and name calling” at the UN Security Council. Annan’s been the key figure in the international hopes to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the crisis in the stricken country. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/gfnylx RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us […]

War Voyeurs: Israeli tourists watch Syria battles from safe distance

Armed with binoculars and cameras, tourists in Israel are flocking to the Golan Heights in the hope of seeing the bloody conflict in neighboring Syria, sparking a trend among tour operators – READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/gkxqbh RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on […]

Aleppo On Eve of Battle: Clashes heat up in Syria key hub

Fighting continues in Syria’s key city of Aleppo, with troops trying to halt a rebel advance. The country’s commercial hub has been plagued by fierce street battles for several days, since opposition fighters began their assaults. RT’s Oksana Boyko is one of the few international reporters still in Syria, and brings us the latest on […]

Ballots, Not Bullets: ‘Syrians want peace, rebels want blood’

The Syrian rebels continuing their assault on the country’s key cities say they have been inspired by last week’s attack in Damascus. Activist Haitham Alsibahie, feels the violence by the opposition fighters is making it impossible to find a political solution. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us […]

US stance on Syria ‘justification of terrorism’ – Lavrov

Moscow has hit out at Washington over its comments on last week’s blasts in Damascus which killed President Assad’s key aides. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the US practically justified terrorism. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/b/102728491539958529040 RT (Russia […]

Russia, China veto western-backed Syria resolution at UN Security Council

Full story and details http://on.rt.com/cbaba6 Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that threatened Syria with more sanctions. ­It was the third time in nine months that Russia and China used their powers as permanent members of the 15-nation council to block resolutions on Syria. There were 11 votes in favor […]