U.S. says Russia willing to deploy monitors for Syria ceasefire

Russia has said it is willing to deploy monitors to prevent any violations of a ceasefire in southwestern Syria by Syrian government forces, a...

Turkish police detain producer of Erdogan film over Gulen links

Turkish police detained the producer of a film on the life of President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, accusing him of ties to the Muslim...

UN mediator de Mistura sees direct Syria talks soon

Syria's government and opposition negotiators could soon hold face-to-face talks for the first time, UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday, the penultimate...

Aid agencies stress Mosul civilians need help even as battle for...

The battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul is almost finished, with only a few pockets of terrorists left to be cleared by the...

Qatar unlikely to curb funding of terror groups despite pledge to...

The US-Qatar agreement to curb terrorist funding is unlikely to work because both Doha will not abandon its commitment to support Islamic fundamentalism around...

Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province

A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of jihadist rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on...

EU-Turkey migrant deal impacts mental health of refugees on Greek islands...

The EU-Turkey refugee deal, which aims to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming to Greece, has provoked a mental health crisis among thousands...

Turkey issues detention orders for 34 former state TV personnel

Turkey issued detention warrants on Wednesday for 34 former personnel of the state-owned broadcaster TRT in an investigation targeting supporters of the US-based cleric...

Turkey’s Erdogan says lifting emergency rule currently out of question

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was out of the question under current circumstances to lift the state of emergency in Turkey,...

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...

Turkish envoy urges U.S. to search cleric Gulen’s communications

U.S. authorities should search through any intercepted communications of Fethullah Gulen to seek evidence backing Turkey's accusation that the U.S.-based Muslim cleric orchestrated last...

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EU-Turkey migrant deal impacts mental health of refugees on Greek islands...

The EU-Turkey refugee deal, which aims to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming to Greece, has provoked a mental health crisis among thousands...

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Are we really seeing the rise of a ‘new jihad’?

By Samantha May*In a BBC interview just after the recent Manchester suicide bombing, French scholar Gilles Kepel offered a three-stage chronology of the development “jihadi”...

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Peacekeeping troops a must for peace in Syria: Professor Gilbert Achcar

Kom News spoke to Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies & International Relations at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), on Islamic fundamentalism...
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‘Qatar no terror suspect’, says Turkey’s President Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed disapproval of the sanctions on Qatar in the wake of several Arab countries severing diplomatic relations...

Syrian Kurds aim to link Rojava with the Mediterranean Sea

According to a report by Mark Townsend in the UK Observer, Syrian Kurds are planning to link the autonomous Rojava region in Syria's north...

Five Kurdish YPG fighters killed in clashes with Islamic State in Tabqah

The Kurdish Protection Units (YPG) has released a statement on its website saying it has lost five fighters in clashes with the Islamic State (IS) group...

Kurdish man shot at Diyarbakir Newroz killed ‘execution style’

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