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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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Bomber Killed after Blast in Bandung, Indonesia
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Bomber Killed after Blast in Bandung, Indonesia

Monday 27 February 2017
Indonesian Police has killed an armed man who has set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in the courtyard of a government building in Bandung city of but has been killed in a shootout with police afterwards.
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Some 600 Workers to Serve Saudi King, His 1,500 Entourage in Indonesia Visit
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Some 600 Workers to Serve Saudi King, His 1,500 Entourage in Indonesia Visit

Sunday 26 February 2017
King of Saudi Arabia is set to pay a 9-day visit to Indonesia after he ends his 4-day visit to Malaysia, another southeastern Asian country.
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US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions
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US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions

Sunday 19 February 2017
Amid recent increase in US-China tensions in South China Sea, Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier to patrol the region
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N Korea Test Fires Ballistic Missile in Direction of Japan
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N Korea Test Fires Ballistic Missile in Direction of Japan

Sunday 12 February 2017
North Korea has test fired on Sunday a ballistic missile in the direction of Japan that landed into the sea before reaching Japan’s territories.
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UN Says Myanmar Muslims’ Death Toll Much Higher than Official Figure, Could Top 1000s
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UN Says Myanmar Muslims’ Death Toll Much Higher than Official Figure, Could Top 1000s

Thursday 9 February 2017
The United Nations has expressed its deep concerns over the possible death 1,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amid the army’s intensified crackdown on members of the minority group
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China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II
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China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II

Wednesday 8 February 2017
China has recommended the US to refresh its history about the World War II after US statements about China-Japan disputed islands.
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China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government
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China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government

Monday 6 February 2017
Chinese government has agreed to provide the Syrian government with more than 16 million dollars’ worth of humanitarian aids
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Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW
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Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW

Monday 6 February 2017
Human Rights Watch says Myanmar military forces have raped Muslim women and girls as young as 13-years-old in their recent attacks on the minority
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China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles
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China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles

Saturday 4 February 2017
A senior Chinese official called on the US government to stop making troubles for Beijing as the bilateral ties may get harmed
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?

Wednesday 1 February 2017
The US might be planning nuclear weapons attack on Russia and China as Washington seeks to know if the two countries can survive a nuclear strike.
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Military’s Violence Displaced 92,000 Muslims in Myanmar: UN
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Military’s Violence Displaced 92,000 Muslims in Myanmar: UN

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Latest UN report on state inflicted violence against Muslim minority in Myanmar says 92,000 of the population have been displaced
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War with Trump’s US Practical Reality: China
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War with Trump’s US Practical Reality: China

Monday 30 January 2017
Military officials in China say the idea of going to war with the US under current President is becoming a practical reality
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Is Trump Provoking War with China?
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Is Trump Provoking War with China?

Thursday 26 January 2017
US Defense Secretary is expected to visit Japan and South Korea in a clear indication of West Asia’s importance to Trump and expected tensions with China.
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87,000 Muslims Displaced in Myanmar: UN
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87,000 Muslims Displaced in Myanmar: UN

Wednesday 25 January 2017
The recent wave of state violence against Muslim minority in Myanmar has displaced at least 87,000 people, UN said
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UN Condemns Decades of Discrimination against Myanmar Muslims
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UN Condemns Decades of Discrimination against Myanmar Muslims

Saturday 21 January 2017
Top UN envoy condemns recent violent clashes in western Myanmar on decades of discrimination against Muslim minority in the country

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