Syria enters French election debate as Le Pen aide calls Assad...

A top aide of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen raised doubts on Thursday about a French intelligence report accusing Syria's leadership of a...

Turkey to release imprisoned lawmakers, claims HDP deputy

Turkey's Constitutional Court will release imprisoned Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, the opposition party's Adana deputy has claimed.Speaking to Turkish language channel KRT, Meral...

France ‘hiding truth’ on suspected chemical attack: Damascus

Syria on Thursday accused France of concealing the real identity of those behind a deadly suspected chemical attack, a day after Paris said it...

Syria denounces Turkish airstrikes, calls for UN action

Syria's Foreign Ministry has denounced Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in the country's northeast on Tuesday, state-run news agency SANA reported.An official source at the...

Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport

Several Israeli missiles hit a Syrian military position southwest of Damascus airport at dawn on Thursday, Syrian state media said.The "Israeli aggression" resulted in...

Turkey sends condolences for killed Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

Turkey's Prime Minister has conveyed his condolences to Kurdistan Regional Government President for the death of five peshmerga in Turkish airstrikes. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke...

Merkel urges Turkey to respond to report on irregularities in referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey on Thursday to answer questions raised by European observers, who found a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's...

Turkey-backed FSA sold Turkish armoured vehicles to Islamic State: military source

According to a claim made in Turkish media on Wednesday, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups sold Turkish armoured vehicles to the Islamic State...

YPJ Spox: We will withdraw from Raqqa if US doesn’t show...

Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) spokeswoman, Nesrin Abdullah, has said that the group's forces will withdraw from the operation to capture the Islamic State's stronghold,...

US military ‘troubled by Turkey airstrikes on SDF and Kurdish forces’

The US Central Command on Wednesday said it was troubled by Tuesday's airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.https://twitter.com/CENTCOM/status/857274031690657793In a series of retweets from Operation...

14-year-old Yazidi boy killed in Turkish airstrike laid to rest

A 14-year-old boy who was killed in Turkish airstrikes on Shingal (Sinjar), in northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region, has been laid to rest.Siviyan Casim was...

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Turkey criticises Donald Trump’s comments on Armenian Genocide

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has slammed comments made by US President Donald Trump on the 102. anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, saying it contained "misinformation...

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By Sossie Kasbarian*April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman state murdered 1.5m Ottoman Armenians. But while...

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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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14-year-old Yazidi boy killed in Turkish airstrike laid to rest

A 14-year-old boy who was killed in Turkish airstrikes on Shingal (Sinjar), in northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region, has been laid to rest.Siviyan Casim was...

SDF continues operation against IS in Tabqa, despite Turkish airstrikes

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured two important locations from the Islamic State in Tabqa.Fighters of the Kurdish-Arab majority SDF completely took the...

Syria enters French election debate as Le Pen aide calls Assad ‘ally’

A top aide of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen raised doubts on Thursday about a French intelligence report accusing Syria's leadership of a...

Syria denounces Turkish airstrikes, calls for UN action

Syria's Foreign Ministry has denounced Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in the country's northeast on Tuesday, state-run news agency SANA reported.An official source at the...

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