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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

Yemen

Yemeni Forces Kill 15 Saudi Mercenaries in Taizz
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Yemeni Forces Kill 15 Saudi Mercenaries in Taizz

Saturday 21 January 2017
Yemeni forces have has killed more than a dozen militiamen loyal to the resigned and Saudi-backed president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in the country’s southwestern province of Taizz.
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Yemen Resisting Saudis Who Fight on Behalf of Israel: SPC Head
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Yemen Resisting Saudis Who Fight on Behalf of Israel: SPC Head

Tuesday 17 January 2017
The head of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council says his country is fighting Saudi mercenaries who in fact are fighting on behalf of Israeli regime
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Saudi Warplanes Kill 6 Yemenis in Latest Attack
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Saudi Warplanes Kill 6 Yemenis in Latest Attack

Sunday 15 January 2017
During a new round of airstrike against Yemeni people, Saudi warplanes bombarded northwestern parts of the country killing at least 6 people
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Yemeni Forces Kill Two Saudi Soldiers in Retaliatory Attack
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Yemeni Forces Kill Two Saudi Soldiers in Retaliatory Attack

Saturday 14 January 2017
Yemeni army forces killed two Saudi forces in their latest retaliatory attack after Saudi aggression against the Arab country
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Saudi Airstrike kills 7 civilians in Western Yemen
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Saudi Airstrike kills 7 civilians in Western Yemen

Thursday 12 January 2017
Latest rounds of Saudi airstrike against Yemen’s residential areas have killed at least seven civilians.
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Saudi Airstrike Hits School in Yemen, 8 Killed, 15 injured
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Saudi Airstrike Hits School in Yemen, 8 Killed, 15 injured

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Saudi warplanesattacked an elementary school in the northeast of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing at least 8 Yemeni children and injuring 15 others.
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Yemeni Forces Killed 8 Saudi Troopers, Mercenaries
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Yemeni Forces Killed 8 Saudi Troopers, Mercenaries

Thursday 5 January 2017
Alwaght- Yemeni army, backed Popular Committees, killed eight Saudi troops and pro-Saudi militiamen in the kingdom’s southwestern border regions of Jizan and Asir.
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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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Saudi Warplanes Began 2017 with Killing 7 Yemenis
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Saudi Warplanes Began 2017 with Killing 7 Yemenis

Monday 2 January 2017
Saudi fighter jets kill 7 civilians in their latest round of attacks against Yemeni people on Sunday
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Yemen 2016 in Retrospect
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Yemen 2016 in Retrospect

Sunday 1 January 2017
Here’s a brief look at Yemen’s year in retrospect.
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Yemen 2016: Winner, Looser of Unjust War
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Yemen 2016: Winner, Looser of Unjust War

Thursday 29 December 2016
Victory in Yemen is in the cards for one side of the conflict as the other prolongs the war to save face.
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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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UN Envoy Seeks Internationalizing Yemen Crisis
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UN Envoy Seeks Internationalizing Yemen Crisis

Monday 26 December 2016
The UN envoy to Yemen is engaged in new efforts aimed at arriving at a ceasefire in Yemen while internationalizing the country’s crisis.
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Yemeni Army Kills 6 Saudi Soldiers
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Yemeni Army Kills 6 Saudi Soldiers

Sunday 25 December 2016
Yemeni army supported by the forces from the popular committees attacked Saudi forces on border line, killing 6 of them on Saturday night
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Saudi Airstrikes Kill 9 Children, Women in Yemen
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Saudi Airstrikes Kill 9 Children, Women in Yemen

Saturday 24 December 2016
The latest round of Saudi airstrikes against civilian targets in Yemen killed a total of 9 people, all of whom were women and children

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Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent

Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent