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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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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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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties
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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Lebanese president is pursuing constructive ties with Arab states while maintaining his policy of backing Hezbollah resistance Movement.
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How Anti-Israeli Arab Agenda Gave Place to Compromises
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How Anti-Israeli Arab Agenda Gave Place to Compromises

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Arab leaders seek advantages from close relations with Tel Aviv as the regional developments make them brave the public fury.
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Obama Foreign Policy’s Legacy for Trump
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Obama Foreign Policy’s Legacy for Trump

Monday 23 January 2017
The new US president is to deal with what Obama administration left for him, majorly the West Asian Crises.
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2016  Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia
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2016 Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia

Wednesday 4 January 2017
2016 will go down in history as one that set the pace for the rapid and inevitable decline of United States influence in the West Asia region.
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Winners, Losers of West Asian Proxy Wars
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Winners, Losers of West Asian Proxy Wars

Wednesday 28 December 2016
Liberation of Syria’s Aleppo marked a game-changing juncture, granting Russia and Iran an upper hand in the face of US-led opposite camp.
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Secret Behind Persian Gulf Arab Monarchies’ Relative Stability
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Secret Behind Persian Gulf Arab Monarchies’ Relative Stability

Monday 26 December 2016
Though ruled by despots, Persian Gulf Arab regimes proved resistant to Arab world’s sweeping changes.
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Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers
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Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers

Wednesday 21 December 2016
In another gunmen attack on Tuesday, unidentified gunmen killed at least four police officers south of Jordan
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Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan
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Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan

Monday 19 December 2016
Unknown gunmen attacked a group of Jordanian border guards killing a number of them and injuring others
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US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants
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US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants

Sunday 13 November 2016
Three American troops who were shot dead by Jordanian guards on November 4 were working with the CIA to train militants fighting against the Syrian government.
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What are Consequences of Erosive Conflicts in West Asia?
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What are Consequences of Erosive Conflicts in West Asia?

Friday 11 November 2016
The West now is encouraged further to intervene in the region as different sides are engaged in a devastating struggle.
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Trump’s West Asia Policies
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Trump’s West Asia Policies

Thursday 10 November 2016
What does Trump have in store for West Asia? And does he really have control over US foreign policy?
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Anti-Americanism Runs Deep in West Asia
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Anti-Americanism Runs Deep in West Asia

Monday 7 November 2016
West Asia is rife with anti-US sentiment as the region continues to bear the brunt of Washington’s policies.
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What Are Effects of Russia-EU Relations on Peace in West Asia?
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What Are Effects of Russia-EU Relations on Peace in West Asia?

Sunday 6 November 2016
Despite unavoidable fears, the EU eyes Moscow’s help to restore order to West Asia to guarantee security of Europe.
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Jordanian Military Guards Kill 3 US Troops in Exchange of Fire
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Jordanian Military Guards Kill 3 US Troops in Exchange of Fire

Saturday 5 November 2016
Three US troops were killed when security forces opened fire at a truck approaching the gate of a military base in Jordan

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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