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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

Palestine

Palestinian Fractions Agree on Unity Govt.
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Palestinian Fractions Agree on Unity Govt.

Wednesday 18 January 2017
The two main Palestinian fractions, Hamas and Fatah, have agreed on forming a new unity government after a series of negotiations in Russia
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Israeli Forces Shot Dead Palestinian Teen Protestor
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Israeli Forces Shot Dead Palestinian Teen Protestor

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Israeli armed forces shot a teen Palestinian dead amid protests against illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank
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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinian Protesters
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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinian Protesters

Monday 16 January 2017
Israeli armed forces attacked a rally by Palestinian protesters who demanded a release of the bodies of those killed by the regime’s forces
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Palestinian Authority, Pope Discuss US Embassy Relocation
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Palestinian Authority, Pope Discuss US Embassy Relocation

Sunday 15 January 2017
Palestinian authority raised the possibility of US embassy relocation in his recent visit with Pope Francis
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US Embassy Relocation Assault against Not Only Palestinians, But Muslims: Al-Aqsa Mufti
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US Embassy Relocation Assault against Not Only Palestinians, But Muslims: Al-Aqsa Mufti

Saturday 14 January 2017
The religious authority in the al-Aqsa Mosque warned against a possible relocation of US embassy to al-Quds
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Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds
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Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds

Thursday 12 January 2017
US President-elect intends to relocated the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Al Quds in a move set to have grave consequences in implemented.
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Palestinians Urge Muslims, Christians to Protest US Embassy Relocation
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Palestinians Urge Muslims, Christians to Protest US Embassy Relocation

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Palestinian leader urged the West Asian nation to protest the potential relocation of US embassy in Israeli occupied territories
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Why Palestinians Carry out Attacks against Israelis?
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Why Palestinians Carry out Attacks against Israelis?

Tuesday 10 January 2017
There are moral justifications behind Palestinians’ attacks against Israelis that render them great acts of resistance.
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No Water, No Electricity, Children Dying Unnecessarily: Israeli witness in Gaza
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No Water, No Electricity, Children Dying Unnecessarily: Israeli witness in Gaza

Monday 9 January 2017
Salah Haj Yahya, 50, who lives in Taibeh, runs a mobile clinic on behalf of Physicians for Human Rightsand leads medical teams going to Gaza. We met at a Tel Aviv café, on a Thursday morning.
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Gaza Cloaked in Desperation: Israeli Doctor
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Gaza Cloaked in Desperation: Israeli Doctor

Monday 9 January 2017
-An Arab Israeli has described the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip as desperate following a crippling blockade imposed by the Israeli regime since 2007.
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Facebook Persistently Colluding with Israeli Regime: Hamas
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Facebook Persistently Colluding with Israeli Regime: Hamas

Sunday 8 January 2017
Alwaght- Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, rebuked Facebook for closing some 120 pages and accounts that were in support of the Gaza-based movement.
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Palestinian Authority Warns US over Relocating its Embassy to Al-Quds
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Palestinian Authority Warns US over Relocating its Embassy to Al-Quds

Saturday 7 January 2017
Palestinian authority warned future US government that relocating their embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds is a “red line” for the Palestinian nation
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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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Israeli Forces Detain 15 Palestinians, Including Minors, in West Bank
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Israeli Forces Detain 15 Palestinians, Including Minors, in West Bank

Tuesday 3 January 2017
Israeli security forces arrested 15 Palestinian civilians in a military raid in the West Bank, Maan news site reported on Monday
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Palestine to Be Recognized as Sovereign State in 2017: Abbas
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Palestine to Be Recognized as Sovereign State in 2017: Abbas

Sunday 1 January 2017
Top Palestinian authority says Palestine will be a states in the New Year as he welcomed the adoption of a resolution in the UN Security Council

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Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US

Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US