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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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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?
Analysis

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
Analysis

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?
Analysis

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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What are Trump’s Policies in West Asia Once He Becomes US President?
Analysis

What are Trump’s Policies in West Asia Once He Becomes US President?

Friday 4 November 2016
US policies are expected to see a crucial change if the Republican candidate who seeks moving away from Obama’s legacy becomes president.
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Arab League’s Plan to Invade Syria Faces Serious Challenges
Analysis

Arab League’s Plan to Invade Syria Faces Serious Challenges

Tuesday 25 October 2016
Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar are engaged in secret talks on a plan to launch a US-led military aggression on Syria.
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Analysis of Rise of Novel Conditions in West Asia
Analysis

Analysis of Rise of Novel Conditions in West Asia

Thursday 20 October 2016
The new conditions tend to work in favor of rise of non-state actors that use a chaos-based methods of governance.
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Constructive Chaos Theory: When Terrorism is of Much Avail to US
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Constructive Chaos Theory: When Terrorism is of Much Avail to US

Thursday 13 October 2016
The creative theory sees taking advantage of violence and terror groups in the target countries for aimed goals.

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Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US

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