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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

Asia and the Pacific

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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Iran Condemns Intl. Community Blind Eye to Myanmar’s Rohingya Sufferings
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Iran Condemns Intl. Community Blind Eye to Myanmar’s Rohingya Sufferings

Thursday 19 January 2017
Alwaght- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the international community for turning a blind eye to the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, urging the Muslim world to unite in support of the persecuted minority, Press TV reported.
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Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?
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Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?

Tuesday 10 January 2017
-In further escalation of Beijing-Washington ties Taiwanese (China Taipei) President met senior US Republican lawmakers in Houston on Sunday.
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India US Tool to Take on China
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India US Tool to Take on China

Saturday 7 January 2017
The US shifts focus to East Asia as it sees China is arriving as a major global actor.
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Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar
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Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar

Saturday 7 January 2017
Iranian Foreign Minister called on the international community to act in order to stop the ongoing massacre of Muslim minority in Myanmar.
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China to Send 6,000 Construction Workers to Israel
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China to Send 6,000 Construction Workers to Israel

Thursday 5 January 2017
Alwaght- China will send thousands of construction workers to Israel in a bid to boost the regime’s housing program.
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Unheard Rohingya Persecuted in Myanmar
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Unheard Rohingya Persecuted in Myanmar

Tuesday 3 January 2017
The voices of Myanmar’s Rohingya people are largely unheard as the international community fails to heed their plight.
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N. Korea to Test Intercontinental Missile: Leader
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N. Korea to Test Intercontinental Missile: Leader

Sunday 1 January 2017
North Korean leader says his country is “in the final stages” of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile
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23 Killed in Indonesian Boat Fire
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23 Killed in Indonesian Boat Fire

Sunday 1 January 2017
A large tourist boat caught on fire killing at least 23 people aboard on their way to northern Indonesian islands on Sunday
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Plane Crash Kills 13 Army Forces in Indonesia
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Plane Crash Kills 13 Army Forces in Indonesia

Sunday 18 December 2016
All 13 people on the board of an Indonesian military airplane were killed when the plane crashed on Sunday
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Tokyo Disregarded US Opposition to Putin Visit: Japanese Daily
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Tokyo Disregarded US Opposition to Putin Visit: Japanese Daily

Monday 12 December 2016
the formal announcement of a visit by the Russian President to Japan was a public disregard of US opposition to the plan
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Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Kills 92
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Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Kills 92

Wednesday 7 December 2016
At least 92 people were confirmed dead after a huge earthquake hits the Indonesian Sumatra Island Wednesday morning
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China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria
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China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria

Tuesday 6 December 2016
The UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo Russia and China was vetoed by Russia and China that believe such a Truce would only permit militants and terrorists to regroup.
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Trump Intentionally Provoked China with Taiwan Call: Washington Post
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Trump Intentionally Provoked China with Taiwan Call: Washington Post

Monday 5 December 2016
The recent phone call between US president-elect and Taiwanese leader was an intentional move to anger China
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Myanmar Muslims Face Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide amid World Silence
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Myanmar Muslims Face Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide amid World Silence

Monday 5 December 2016
Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing ethnic cleansing and genocide of unprecedented proportions in the Buddhist country while the world watches

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