Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
Kuwait's new ruler, Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad al Sabah, took the oath of office in parliament, pledging to work for the Gulf Arab state's prosperity and stability, a day after his predecessor Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah died in the United States.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its Gulf allies the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, to cut all ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing radical movements and Iran – a charge denied by Doha.
With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way.
Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
Numan Kurtulmus praised Turkey’s development under the AK Party leadership and said his country was taking all necessary steps to establish a humanist world order.
As part of a series, TRT World explores stories of fascinating personalities of African descent whose historical contribution have been largely ignored.
The recent investigation exposing the UAE's cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country's quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East.
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
US President Donald Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was a cutting image of how President Ashraf Ghani's government has become an afterthought.
Four Arab countries cut off all ties with Doha in 2017. Now Kuwait is stepping in as a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as it readies itself with a meeting with the US President.
Does Afghanistan need to reconcile its past?
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