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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

Bahrain

Amnesty Warns against HR Catastrophe in Bahrain
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Amnesty Warns against HR Catastrophe in Bahrain

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Al Khalifa crackdown on protestors and demonstrators in different parts of Bahrain has put the Country on the verge of human catastrophe
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy

Wednesday 15 February 2017
- Turkish President has visited Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a bid to shore up his country’s badly economy.
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Bahraini Security Forces Attack People Marking 6th Anniversary of Their Uprisng
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Bahraini Security Forces Attack People Marking 6th Anniversary of Their Uprisng

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Bahraini security forces clamped down on people who held demonstrations in the country to commemorate their uprising back in 2011
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Six Years after Revolution Bahraini People Lonelier than Ever
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Six Years after Revolution Bahraini People Lonelier than Ever

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Regional and international sides propping up Bahrain’s despotic rulers to guarantee interests in a though regional rivalry.
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Bahrain, Turkey Cooperate on Arms amid Manama Crackdown on Dissent
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Bahrain, Turkey Cooperate on Arms amid Manama Crackdown on Dissent

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Bahraini and Turkish governments have agreed to cooperate in arms industries as Bahrain is under attack for violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests
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Bahraini Police Crack Down Demonstrations Held over Death of 3 Youths
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Bahraini Police Crack Down Demonstrations Held over Death of 3 Youths

Monday 13 February 2017
Security forces in Bahrain clamped down on demonstrators who protested the recent killing of three Bahraini citizens by coast guards
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Bahraini Regime Puts 21 Protesters in Long Term Prison
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Bahraini Regime Puts 21 Protesters in Long Term Prison

Sunday 12 February 2017
Bahraini judiciary issued long term prison sentences for 21 protesters in its latest crackdown on the opposition
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Reasons behind Team Trump’s Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
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Reasons behind Team Trump’s Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Sunday 12 February 2017
The new US administration wants more arms sales to Arab allies to secure economic profits as well as other gains in the region.
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New Protests Erupt in Bahrain As Regime Deliberately Kills 3 People
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New Protests Erupt in Bahrain As Regime Deliberately Kills 3 People

Saturday 11 February 2017
New rounds of protests hit Bahraini cities after security forces deliberately killed three young men trying to flee the country by sea
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Bahraini Opposition Party Was Denied Appeal Request
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Bahraini Opposition Party Was Denied Appeal Request

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Bahraini regime has denied an appeal request handed in by the country’s biggest opposition party that was dissolved last year
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How Bahraini Regime Curbing People’s Uprising?
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How Bahraini Regime Curbing People’s Uprising?

Monday 6 February 2017
The foreign-backed Bahraini rulers showed an iron fist to the peaceful protestors demanding reforms.
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Bomb Explosion Leaves No Causalities in Bahrain
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Bomb Explosion Leaves No Causalities in Bahrain

Sunday 5 February 2017
A bomb exploded in the Bahraini capital of Manama, however the authorities say the explosion left no causalities
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Bahrain Puts Three Protestors in Prison for 15 Yrs
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Bahrain Puts Three Protestors in Prison for 15 Yrs

Sunday 5 February 2017
Bahraini courts have sentenced three pro-democracy protestors to long term prisons for participating in anti-regime demonstrations
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Israeli Regime Trained Bahraini Anti-Riot Forces
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Israeli Regime Trained Bahraini Anti-Riot Forces

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Anti riot forces that Bahraini regime used to suppress pro-democracy protests, were trained by Israeli forces
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Bahrainis Hold Anti Regime Demonstrations
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Bahrainis Hold Anti Regime Demonstrations

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Hundreds of Bahraini people took to the streets on Tuesday to protest regime’s crackdown on political oppositions and execution of pro-democracy protesters

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Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul

Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul