Last August the Peshmerga forces garrisoning Iraq's Sinjar range, crumbled under a sudden Islamic State offensive, leaving only a small force of PKK and YPG fighters as well as local Yazidi militias to fend the mountain. But now the Peshmerga are back in force and have set their sights on the reconquest of Sinjar City, which straddles the Islamic States main supply route between Mosul and Raqqa. I
Harold Adrian Russell Philby, better known to the world as Kim, was an Englishman who spied for the Soviet Union. Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence but who decided to operate as a double agent, that was until he defected to the Soviet Union in 1963. It was around this time that it was revealed that Philby was in fact a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five.
The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal wi
In a century riddled with unrest, World War II remains the epic tale. An event of unparalleled impact, even now we are uncovering new information about secret weapons and villainous tactics, about extraordinary heroism and boundless shame, about a time where one life or one bullet or one bomb separated infamy and glory, defeat and victory, tyranny and freedom. These are the untold stories of World
Press TV goes deep into "liberated territory" were there is no Syria army and no way out. They must accept the presence of armed guards because kidnappings and looting is the law around here, this is especially true for journalists with camera crews. The bodyguards themselves are members of the so called "Freedom Fighters" but require payment, which is the norm within such Syrian liberated areas.
VICE News travels to Nigeria, one of the wealthiest countries in Africa, in order to embed with their army which has recently been ramped up due to it's fight against the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram. This group has been wreaking havoc in Northern Nigeria since 2009, using bombings, abductions and beheadings to instil terror. This conflict with Boko Haram has caused a state of emerg
A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Following the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003, Iraq has become a stranger to peace. In 2011, with rise in the conflict in neighbouring country Syria, coupled with the tension and insecure Iraqi government, a new group emerged by the name of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", previously a branch of Al-Qaeda. On the 29th of June 2014, the group proclaimed itself as the "Islamic State" under
A passenger plane explodes in the sky, smoking charred metal and bodies strewn across the countryside, soft toys, suitcases and passports litter the ground. This details the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the plane that was shot down by separatists in Ukraine on the 17th of July 2014, killing all on board, this included 283 passengers and 15 crew. Channel 4's Dispatches get in tou