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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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6 Parties Attend Astana Talks on Syria, US as Observer
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6 Parties Attend Astana Talks on Syria, US as Observer

Sunday 22 January 2017
Delegations of six negotiating parties are confirmed to attend Astana talks on Syria as the US ambassador will be present merely as an observer
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Iran Sends Delegation to Astana Talks on Syria
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Iran Sends Delegation to Astana Talks on Syria

Sunday 22 January 2017
Iranian foreign ministry has sent a delegation to the Kazakh capital of Astana for talks on Syria
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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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Clear Message in Flurry of Diplomacy Between Tehran, Damascus
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Clear Message in Flurry of Diplomacy Between Tehran, Damascus

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Over the last few weeks the flurry of high ranking diplomatic visits between Tehran and Damascus point to Iran’s critical role in solving Syria’s six-year crisis.
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Iran Opposes Disintegration of Regional Countries: NSC Head
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Iran Opposes Disintegration of Regional Countries: NSC Head

Monday 16 January 2017
The head of the Iranian National Security Council says his country is opposed to disintegration of any country in the region
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US Should Target Iranian Quds Force Commander, Soleimani: American Enterprise
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US Should Target Iranian Quds Force Commander, Soleimani: American Enterprise

Sunday 15 January 2017
An article in the American Enterprise Ideas analytic site encourages US authorities to target the commander of Iranian Quds forces
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Humiliated US Navy Shifting Blame after Sailors Captured by Iran’s IRGC
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Humiliated US Navy Shifting Blame after Sailors Captured by Iran’s IRGC

Wednesday 11 January 2017
It is one year since the humiliating incident of the capture of US Navy sailors by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy.
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Iranian Supreme Leader Leads Prayer on Body of  Ex-President
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Iranian Supreme Leader Leads Prayer on Body of Ex-President

Tuesday 10 January 2017
Alwaght- Iranian Supreme leader led the ritual prayers on the body of ex-president before it is planned to be buried in southern Tehran
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Iran Mourns Hashemi Rafsanjani Death, Veteran Revolutionary
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Iran Mourns Hashemi Rafsanjani Death, Veteran Revolutionary

Monday 9 January 2017
Iran plunged into mourning on Sunday following the sudden demise of a veteran revolutionary figure, Hujjat al-Islam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
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Why Saudi Arabia Reluctant to Negotiate with Iran?
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Why Saudi Arabia Reluctant to Negotiate with Iran?

Monday 9 January 2017
The kingdom for now rejects talks with Tehran on the regional issues as it sees itself in a weak position.
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Iran Leader Sends Condolences over Death of ’Old Friend’ Rafsanjani
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Iran Leader Sends Condolences over Death of ’Old Friend’ Rafsanjani

Monday 9 January 2017
Iranian Supreme Leader issued a condoling message for the sudden death of his "old friend" and ex-president Ayatollah Rafsanjani
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Iranian Ex-President Hashemi Rafsanjani Died at 82
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Iranian Ex-President Hashemi Rafsanjani Died at 82

Monday 9 January 2017
Former Iranian President and Chairman of the country’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died after suffering heart attack
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Erdogan Hands Cards to Putin amid Iranian Doubt
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Erdogan Hands Cards to Putin amid Iranian Doubt

Monday 9 January 2017
An analysis piece on al-Mayadeen suggests that, at the negotiating table, Syria’s fate is a game of cards.
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Division in Muslim World, Terror Activities in Interest of Israel: Lebanese PM
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Division in Muslim World, Terror Activities in Interest of Israel: Lebanese PM

Sunday 8 January 2017
Lebanese Prime Minister met a group of top Iranian parliament members as they traveled to Beirut on Saturday
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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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