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Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo Liberated

Aleppo has been divided between government and militant groups since 2012. Operation to liberate the eastern districts of the city started in mid-November and ended on 13 Decembers with driving militants out of the strategic city.
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989

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Turkey Detains 1,600 in Latest Crackdown
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Turkey Detains 1,600 in Latest Crackdown

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Turkish security forces detained nearly 1600 people in its latest crackdown on people it says are linked to militant groups in the country
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Iran Proved Palestine Not Alone: Hezbollah
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Iran Proved Palestine Not Alone: Hezbollah

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Lebanese resistance movement says Iran has proved that Palestine is not alone in a time when some Persian Gulf countries are getting closer to the Israeli regime
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Turkish Airstrikes Kill over 110 Syrian Civilians over Past 2 Weeks
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Turkish Airstrikes Kill over 110 Syrian Civilians over Past 2 Weeks

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Turkish airstrikes have claimed lives of at least 110 civilians in Syria’s al-Bab city over the past two weeks, monitoring group says.
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ISIS Tortures, Rapes Sunni Women in Iraq: HRW
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ISIS Tortures, Rapes Sunni Women in Iraq: HRW

Monday 20 February 2017
ISIS terrorists rape and torture Iraq’s Sunni Arab women in the areas under their occupation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
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Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?
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Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?

Monday 20 February 2017
The new US administration is on an offensive aimed at watering Iran’s influence in Iraq by spreading Iranophobia
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Iraqi Army Advances on in ISIS-Held West Mosul
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Iraqi Army Advances on in ISIS-Held West Mosul

Monday 20 February 2017
Iraqi army is advancing in its recently initiated operation to liberate western parts of Mosul city from ISIS terrorists
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Turkey Backs Off from Incursion into Syria’s Raqqa
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Turkey Backs Off from Incursion into Syria’s Raqqa

Monday 20 February 2017
Turkish government has backed off from his initial plans to occupy the Raqqa city north of Syria
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Jordan, Egypt Held Secret Talks with Israel Last Year: Report
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Jordan, Egypt Held Secret Talks with Israel Last Year: Report

Monday 20 February 2017
An Israeli daily claimed in a report that leaders of Jordan and Egypt have held a secret meeting with Israeli regime authorities to push a peace initiative
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Tehran Pro-intifada Conference:Timing, Messages
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Tehran Pro-intifada Conference:Timing, Messages

Monday 20 February 2017
Conference seeks restoring Palestinian cause as top Muslim priority as some sides sought to cross it off the agendas.
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Hamas to Strongly React to any Israeli Hostility: Envoy
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Hamas to Strongly React to any Israeli Hostility: Envoy

Monday 20 February 2017
Palestinian envoy to Iran dismisses the "propaganda" against new Hamas leader.
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Turkey, US Study Syrian Raqqa Occupation Plan
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Turkey, US Study Syrian Raqqa Occupation Plan

Sunday 19 February 2017
Turkish and US militaries are studying plans to occupy the Syrian city of Raqqa based on what is presented by Ankara
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2 Saudi Forces Hunted by Yemeni Snipers
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2 Saudi Forces Hunted by Yemeni Snipers

Sunday 19 February 2017
Sniper members of Yemeni popular forces managed to hunt down a couple of forces during a recent mission
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Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack
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Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack

Sunday 19 February 2017
Lebanese president warned Israeli regime against any military adventure against his country saying Beirut will respond proportionally
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Iraqi Army Declares Attack on West Mosul
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Iraqi Army Declares Attack on West Mosul

Sunday 19 February 2017
Iraqi military has declared to the civilian population living in the western parts of Mosul city that their attack to fully liberate the city is imminent
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Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?
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Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?

Sunday 19 February 2017
Recent events point to weakening Turkey-Russia ties especially regarding Syria with Ankara seen as moving back to the opposing US-led camp.

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Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements

Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements