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Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers says Germany’s Schulz

The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's...

US military says crisis communications link with Russia ‘in use’

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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar

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Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis – trade minister

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Gulf States tell Qatar to limit Iran ties, shut Turkish base,...

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Turkey’s Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

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Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers says Germany’s Schulz

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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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Israeli Air Force attacked Jabhat Al-Nusra on Saturday in Golan Heights

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