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Press Review - 2015

Turkey arrests 251 suspected militants

Turkey has arrested 251 after launching simultaneous raids targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurdish militants in 13 provinces across the country on Friday, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. Turkey was also determined to fight all “terrorist” groups “without distinction,” the statem...

24/07/2015

Syria’s opposition groups agree on ‘roadmap’

Syria’s two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified “roadmap” for a political solution to the country’s long-running civil war, representatives of the groups said. In Brussels, where the Syrian opposition groups have been meeting, representatives of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and th...

24/07/2015

Yazidi boy recounts ISIL camp experience

Fighters subjected children to forced conversion, ideological brainwashing and training in fighting and killing.

24/07/2015

Turkish F-16 jets carry out strikes against Isis on Syrian side of border

Bombing of Islamic State positions follows deadly terrorist attack reaching into Turkey’s Kilis province that prompted military to move fighter jets to the area

24/07/2015

Chattanooga stirs U.S. Muslims' concerns about radicalization

Addressing his congregation on the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez implored worshipers to combat Muslim extremism in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that killed five servicemen in Tennessee. The suspect, a young Muslim who grew up in the Chattanooga area, also died in...

20/07/2015

What are Iran's conservatives saying about the nuclear deal?

Iran's conservatives are warning that a nuclear deal with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council will not necessarily lead to better relations with the US.

17/07/2015

Iran nuclear talks: Obama warned over concessions

Former senior advisers to US President Barack Obama have expressed concern at the emerging deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

26/06/2015

Somalia attack: Al-Shabab targets diplomat in Mogadishu

A military vehicle escorting a United Arab Emirates' diplomatic convoy was hit by a car bomb in Somalia's capital, killing at least 12 people, police say.

26/06/2015

KSA-France ties at unprecedented levels with strategic defense deals

The sealing of $ 12 billion worth of deals between Saudi Arabia and France is set to take the alliance between the two countries to unprecedented levels. In one of the meetings during his high-profile visit, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, held talks with Frenc...

26/06/2015

Erbil refugee camp prioritizes education

The ongoing rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria and the highly unstable security situation in these countries have resulted in the movement of more than 1.5 million internally displaced people and refugees fleeing into the more secure Iraqi Kurdistan. As camps grew last year, often sheltering people in app...

24/06/2015

Syrian Kurds push deeper into Daesh territory

Kurdish-led forces advanced on Monday deep into territory in Syria held by Daesh, showing new momentum after they unexpectedly swiftly seized a border crossing from the militants last week. The Kurds, aided by US-led air strikes and smaller Syrian rebel groups, have pushed to within 7 km (4 miles) of Ain Issa, a tow...

23/06/2015

Syrian Kurds push deeper into Daesh territory

Kurdish-led forces advanced on Monday deep into territory in Syria held by Daesh, showing new momentum after they unexpectedly swiftly seized a border crossing from the militants last week. The Kurds, aided by US-led air strikes and smaller Syrian rebel groups, have pushed to within 7 km (4 miles) of Ain Issa, a tow...

23/06/2015

UN: War crimes possibly committed by both sides in Gaza

Independent UN investigators find that Israel and Palestinian groups committed serious abuses during 2014 war.

22/06/2015

Islamic State web accounts to be blocked by new police team

A Europe-wide police team is being formed to track and block social media accounts linked to Islamic State (IS).

22/06/2015

Pakistan suspends death penalty during Ramadan

Pakistan has ordered the temporary suspension of the death penalty during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

19/06/2015

Tunisian consular workers freed 'in exchange for Libyan commander'

Ten Tunisian diplomatic staff who were kidnapped by gunmen in Libya have been freed, the foreign minister says.

19/06/2015

Nusra leader: Our mission is to defeat Syrian regime

Abu Mohammed al-Golani in exclusive interview to Al Jazeera says his group has no specific agenda to target West.

29/05/2015

Commission pitches cash for asylum seekers plan

Under the proposal, member states would get a payment of €6,000 for each asylum-seeker coming from Italy or Greece.

29/05/2015

Khamenei backs Iran nuclear team against parliament critics

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised the work of his country's nuclear negotiators after they came under heavy criticism from the conservative camp in parliament. The negotiators, who resumed talks with world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, "are working, making efforts, breaking sweat... to...

28/05/2015

Iraq will never be whole again, so what’s next?

Is there hope for Iraq? It depends on what you are hoping for. It is becoming clearer that there is little hope of destroying Islamic State in Iraq. Islamic State has no shortage of new recruits. Its fighters capture heavy weapons with such ease that the United States is forced to direct air strikes against equipmen...

28/05/2015
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