Politics

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

A team of Pakistani ministers and political leaders have reached a deal with protesters. The document provides for the dissolution of parliament and snap elections, RT’s correspondent in Islamabad reports. The negotiation team presented the draft to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who signed the accord. Official sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari also […]

Bringing in the bullion: Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

Bringing in the bullion: Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

Germany’s central bank is set to reclaim some of its vast gold reserves held in the US and France. The move follows an audit criticizing Bundesbank for mismanagement, stating the funds had never been “verified physically.” Bundesbank announced plans to withdraw its entire 374-ton store of gold bullion from the Bank of France in Paris, […]

President Assad outlines political solution to Syrian conflict

Syria’s president has outlined a plan to end the country’s conflict, starting with a halt to international support to “al Qaeda-linked terrorist groups.” The solution proposes a new constitution and government, as well as national reconciliation. President Bashar Assad said that his government had never refused a political solution, but would not negotiate with terrorists. […]

Peers in prayer: Israel may review gender inequality at holy site

Peers in prayer: Israel may review gender inequality at holy site

Pressured by rights activists and foreign Jewish diaspora, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for a review of an Orthodox-backed law which restricts the ways how women can pray at the holy site of the Western Wall. The decision comes amid outrage from women rights activists in Israel and across the Jewish Diaspora in other […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Worst Congress ever back to Washington to avoid government shutdown

Worst Congress ever back to Washington to avoid government shutdown

As US lawmakers return to work on Monday after a five-week recess, they will push aside big issues to once again try to avert a government shutdown before Sept. 30, thereby holding off on issues that could trigger another recession. This Congress is one of the most unpopular and unproductive in modern history, reaching an […]

Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

Leaders of 120 countries have gathered in Tehran to attend 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Summit host Iran is expected to draw up a new peace resolution to solve the crisis in Syria. Nuclear disarmament issues are also on the table. The Non-Aligned Movement represents practically two-thirds of UN member states. The movement was […]

Britain withdraws threat to raid Ecuador’s embassy

Britain withdraws threat to raid Ecuador’s embassy

Ecuador says Britain has withdrawn a threat to raid its embassy to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – easing tensions between the two nations in their ongoing diplomatic standoff. The Ecuadorian government revealed that it received”a communication from the British Foreign Office which said that there was no threat to enter the embassy.” “We consider […]

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Hackers attack Pussy Riot trial court website

Unidentified hackers broke into the official website of a Moscow court which sentenced three Pussy Riot band members to two years in jail. For some time its front page was defaced with obscenities and video clip of a Bulgarian transvestite singer. On Tuesday morning, the website of the Khamovnichesky District Court was unavailable for a […]

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Addressing the hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them for their support, claiming it was their resolve and presence that stopped British police storming the building. “On Wednesday night, after a […]