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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

Lebanon

Lebanese Hezbollah Attacks ISIS Terrorists along Northeastern Border
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Lebanese Hezbollah Attacks ISIS Terrorists along Northeastern Border

Friday 20 January 2017
Alwaght- Lebanese Hezbollah movement has attacked ISIS terrorists in northeastern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of them.
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Lebanese Hezbollah Real Winner of Aleppo Liberation: American Weekly
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Lebanese Hezbollah Real Winner of Aleppo Liberation: American Weekly

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement is the real winner of defeating terrorist groups in Syrian city of Aleppo
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Division in Muslim World, Terror Activities in Interest of Israel: Lebanese PM
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Division in Muslim World, Terror Activities in Interest of Israel: Lebanese PM

Sunday 8 January 2017
Lebanese Prime Minister met a group of top Iranian parliament members as they traveled to Beirut on Saturday
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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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Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas Main Threats against Israeli Regime: Report
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Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas Main Threats against Israeli Regime: Report

Monday 2 January 2017
Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement remain as the main strategic threats to Israeli regime
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Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet
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Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet

Wednesday 28 December 2016
Lebanon’s Parliament has approved Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Cabinet on Wednesday, with 87 out of 92 MPs giving vote of confidence to the country’s national unity lineup.
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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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Lebanon’s New Cabinet, Hezbollah Achievements
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Lebanon’s New Cabinet, Hezbollah Achievements

Tuesday 20 December 2016
Lebanon has a new national accord government after the election of a president in October, both events termed as achievements for Hezbollah.
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Lebanon Forms New Government
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Lebanon Forms New Government

Monday 19 December 2016
Lebanese new Prime Minister has selected its new cabinet that should be approved by the national parliament.
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Israeli Regime Admits Releasing Fake Map of Hezbollah Military Positions
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Israeli Regime Admits Releasing Fake Map of Hezbollah Military Positions

Saturday 10 December 2016
Israeli regime admitted that it had released a fake map allegedly showing military positions of Lebanese Hezbollah.
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Lebanon 2016 Round-up
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Lebanon 2016 Round-up

Friday 9 December 2016
Here’s a briefing of the most important Lebanon-related events that took place in 2016.
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What Hurdles Block Hariri’s Government Formation?
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What Hurdles Block Hariri’s Government Formation?

Saturday 26 November 2016
Prime minister-designate is supposed to do the hard job of reaching accords with all sides on cabinet posts.
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Haaretz: Israeli Military Alters Strategies to Keep up with Hezbollah Advancements
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Haaretz: Israeli Military Alters Strategies to Keep up with Hezbollah Advancements

Friday 18 November 2016
Israeli newspaper Haaretz said Israeli military plans to evacuate 78,000 settlers in the event of a war against Hezbollah.
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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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Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US

Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US