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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

Bahrainis Continue Protests against Activists Executions
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Bahrainis Continue Protests against Activists Executions

Saturday 21 January 2017
Hundreds of people in different parts of Bahrain demonstrated to protest the recent execution of three activists arrested during pro-democracy demonstrations
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Bahrain Resorts to Gang Raids Deterring Protests
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Bahrain Resorts to Gang Raids Deterring Protests

Wednesday 18 January 2017
Bahraini regime has resorted to using gang violence to deter the growing protests inside the country
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Protests Continues in Bahrain over Execution of Anti-Regime Protestors
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Protests Continues in Bahrain over Execution of Anti-Regime Protestors

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Protests continues on the streets of Bahrain after the regime executed three pro-democracy protesters despite the public outrage
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Drives behind Bahrain Regime’s Clampdown on Opposition
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Drives behind Bahrain Regime’s Clampdown on Opposition

Tuesday 17 January 2017
The government in Bahrain is cracking down especially on opposition leaders to disorganize the protest movement.
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Bahraini Islamic Resistance Declares Popular Uprising over Execution of Protesters
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Bahraini Islamic Resistance Declares Popular Uprising over Execution of Protesters

Monday 16 January 2017
The Islamic resistance movement in Bahrain declared a popular uprising in response to the execution of three young protesters
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Bahraini Regime Faces Intl Condemnation over Execution of Protestors
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Bahraini Regime Faces Intl Condemnation over Execution of Protestors

Monday 16 January 2017
Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the unjustified execution of pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain amid a popular outrage
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Bahrain Executes Three Protestors amid Public Outrage
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Bahrain Executes Three Protestors amid Public Outrage

Sunday 15 January 2017
Bahraini regime has executed three anti-government protesters the day after a mass demonstration denouncing the death sentences
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Bahrainis Protest Death Penalties for Opposition Figures
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Bahrainis Protest Death Penalties for Opposition Figures

Saturday 14 January 2017
Bahraini protesters condemned the regime over confirming death penalties for three opposition figures
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Bahrain Steps up Crackdown on Opposition: HRW
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Bahrain Steps up Crackdown on Opposition: HRW

Saturday 14 January 2017
Human Rights Watch says Bahraini regime has stepped up its crackdown on opposition figures and groups
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UK’s Cameron Visits Bahrain amid Al Khalifa Ongoing HR violation
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UK’s Cameron Visits Bahrain amid Al Khalifa Ongoing HR violation

Friday 13 January 2017
Alwaght- Pro-democracy activists voiced concerns after UK’s Former Prime Minister David Cameron mad a visit to Bahrain for talks with the Persian Gulf Tiny Island’s officials.
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Bahrain Confirms Death Sentence for Three Protesters
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Bahrain Confirms Death Sentence for Three Protesters

Tuesday 10 January 2017
Bahraini judiciary system has confirmed the death sentences issued against three protestors by the primary courts on Monday
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Bahrainis Rally in Support of Their Spiritual Leader
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Bahrainis Rally in Support of Their Spiritual Leader

Sunday 8 January 2017
Bahraini protestors rallied on Saturday to support their opposition leader against state threats of trial over false accusations
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Bahrainis Hold Mass Rallies in Support of Their Spiritual Leader
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Bahrainis Hold Mass Rallies in Support of Their Spiritual Leader

Friday 6 January 2017
Alwaght- Bahrainis have held mass rallies for a second straight day to support their leader Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim whom the ruling Al Khalifa regime tries to put on trial.
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Behind Scenes of Bahrain’s Jaw ’Prison Break’
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Behind Scenes of Bahrain’s Jaw ’Prison Break’

Wednesday 4 January 2017
A jailbreak that was reported on Sunday at the notorious Jaw prison in Bahrain has raised more questions than answers
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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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Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent

Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent