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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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Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat
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Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat

Thursday 16 February 2017
Tunisia has renewed a state of emergency in place since a 2015 terrorists attack amid an increasing threat posed by ISIS terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq.
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African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
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African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Wednesday 1 February 2017
African countries slammed a policy by the US president than bans citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from traveling to the country
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Refugees Face Execution, Torture in Libya: Report
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Refugees Face Execution, Torture in Libya: Report

Sunday 29 January 2017
People inside refugee camps in Libya are facing daily cases of executions, torture and other systematic rights abuses
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Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky
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Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky

Sunday 22 January 2017
The Nigerian government has blatantly defied an order by the country’s high court calling for the release of Islamic movement leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
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Boat Sunk off Libyan Coast with 110 Migrants Onboard
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Boat Sunk off Libyan Coast with 110 Migrants Onboard

Sunday 15 January 2017
A boat carrying more than one hundred migrants has sunk off the coast of Libya in what is expected to be the worst such incident this year
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Nigerian Shiite Minority Rejects President’s Claim, Accuses Army of HR Violation
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Nigerian Shiite Minority Rejects President’s Claim, Accuses Army of HR Violation

Sunday 1 January 2017
Rejecting claims by Nigerian president that Shiite should renounce violence, the country’s Shiite group said they have never been violent
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Nigerians Rally to Support Bahraini Opposition Leader
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Nigerians Rally to Support Bahraini Opposition Leader

Sunday 25 December 2016
Hundreds of people took to the streets in Nigeria to support the leader of Bahraini opposition who faces a trial in the country
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Fake Weapons Used to Hijack Libyan Plane to Malta
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Fake Weapons Used to Hijack Libyan Plane to Malta

Friday 23 December 2016
Hijackers of the Libyan airplane that was forced to land in Malta used fake weapons.
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Israeli Regime’s State Sponsored International Terrorism
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Israeli Regime’s State Sponsored International Terrorism

Thursday 22 December 2016
The Israeli regime, world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, has been implicated in the assassination of a Tunisian scientist.
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Tel Aviv behind Tunisian Aviation Engineer Assassination?
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Tel Aviv behind Tunisian Aviation Engineer Assassination?

Saturday 24 December 2016
The Tunisian engineer supported a Palestinian drone production program.
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Church Collapse Kills 160 in Nigeria, Higher Toll Feared
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Church Collapse Kills 160 in Nigeria, Higher Toll Feared

Sunday 11 December 2016
At least 160 were killed in a church collapse in Nigeria while local mortuaries are overflowing and the toll could yet rise further still.
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Nigeria Relocated Muslim Leader to Unknown Place after Freedom
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Nigeria Relocated Muslim Leader to Unknown Place after Freedom

Sunday 11 December 2016
Reports have emerged that Nigerian army has relocated Sheikh Zakzaky to an unknown location on Sunday morning
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Nigerian Police Kills Baby Girl among 100 others in Mourning Rituals
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Nigerian Police Kills Baby Girl among 100 others in Mourning Rituals

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Nigerian Police shot dead a 2-year old girl as well as 99 others in the latest round of violence against Shiite Muslims in the country
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Nigerian Women Sexually Abused by Security Forces after Fleeing Terrorists: HRW
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Nigerian Women Sexually Abused by Security Forces after Fleeing Terrorists: HRW

Tuesday 1 November 2016
The women and girls in displaced people’s camp in Nigeria are sexually abused by security forces
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Tunisia Detains Two US Citizens over ISIS Ties
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Tunisia Detains Two US Citizens over ISIS Ties

Wednesday 26 October 2016
The security forces in Tunisia arrested two US citizens over connections with the ISIS terrorist groups

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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