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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...

The scrabble for water in Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers

By Alberto NegriWater Day is being celebrated in the world, but the wars for the blue gold have been forever igniting a thirsty Middle...

Assyrians celebrate New Year ‘Akitu’ across Middle East

The Assyrian community celebrated the 6767th Babylonian Assyrian New Year on Saturday. Also known as the Akitu Festival, the day marks the rebirth of...

Hoisting of Kurdistan region flag in Kirkuk leads to tensions

Tensions over the hoisting of the Kurdistan region (KRG)'s flag in government buildings in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq, has prompted statements from several parties.The flag...

US Gen. Townsend rebuffs Turkish reporter with ‘political agenda’ against SDF

In a briefing via telephone from Baghdad, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend answered questions regarding the current situation in Syria and Iraq.Townsend first commented on the...

Russia and Iran’s growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

By Clément Therme, École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales (EHESS)Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth...

Trump drops plan to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organisation

The Trump administration has abandoned plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, according to US officials who spoke to the Washington...

‘US-led coalition damaging critical infrastructure in Syria’ says Russian MOD

The Russian Ministry of Defence stated on Tuesday that the US-led coalition appears to be deliberately aiming at Syrian infrastructure in the fight against...

‘Islamic State committed mass public female genital mutilation in Tabqah’

On the way to capturing Tabqah airbase on Sunday, the Kurdish-Arab led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) also freed hundreds of people from three years of...

UNHCR condemns Israeli settlements

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted five resolutions regarding violations of Palestinian rights by Israel, settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian territories, and...

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Islamic State suspect says he met with AKP mayor during Kobani clashes

An Islamic State (IS) suspect has said he met regularly with former Justice and Development Party (AKP) minister and current Gaziantep mayor, Fatma Sahin,...

Italian authorities and lawyer meet journalist Del Grande on hunger strike

Ankara has allowed the Italian consul in Izmir, a lawyer and translator to meet detained journalist Gabriele Del Grande at the detention centre he has been...

Turkey accuses European poll watchers of supporting terrorism

Turkish politicians and press slammed European poll watchers observing Turkey's referendum on Sunday for allegedly “supporting terrorism.”The poll watchers were part of a joint...

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