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Turkey steps up support for Qatar

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Saudi Arabia expected to grow more aggressive under new crown prince

Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks...

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Russia demands probe of US downing Syrian aircraft

Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman...

Australia says to resume air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Australia said on Thursday it would resume air strikes into Syria, ending a two-day suspension implemented after the downing of a Syrian military aircraft...

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Turkish PM calls on banks to lower interest rates

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British YPG fighters release statement on Grenfell disaster

British fighters in the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have released a video statement on the Grenfell Tower fire which authorities say...

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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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