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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

Qatar

Why Arabic Camp Losing Edge in Syria?
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Why Arabic Camp Losing Edge in Syria?

Sunday 8 January 2017
Qatar and Saudi Arabia witnessed a marked shrink in role playing in Syrian conflict as their backers, like US, withheld support.
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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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US Biggest Supplier, Qatar Biggest Buyer in Global Arms Market
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US Biggest Supplier, Qatar Biggest Buyer in Global Arms Market

Wednesday 28 December 2016
The US government has been the biggest supplier of arms and weapons in the world in 2015, while Qatar has purchased the biggest part of arm supplies
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Winners, Losers of West Asian Proxy Wars
Analysis

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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Secret Behind Persian Gulf Arab Monarchies’ Relative Stability
Analysis

Secret Behind Persian Gulf Arab Monarchies’ Relative Stability

Monday 26 December 2016
Though ruled by despots, Persian Gulf Arab regimes proved resistant to Arab world’s sweeping changes.
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Saudi, Qatar Alliance against Egypt, will other Arabs Follow?
Analysis

Saudi, Qatar Alliance against Egypt, will other Arabs Follow?

Friday 23 December 2016
An apparent alliance is shaping up with Saudi and Qatari regimes engaging in evidently hostile acts against Egypt
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Rifts Still Overshadowing Qatar-Bahrain Relations
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Rifts Still Overshadowing Qatar-Bahrain Relations

Thursday 22 December 2016
Two Arab states’ ties are marred by a territorial dispute, in addition to political struggle under way between them.
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Persian Gulf Monarchs Embrace Britain, Ignore  Palestinian Issue
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Persian Gulf Monarchs Embrace Britain, Ignore Palestinian Issue

Wednesday 14 December 2016
Persian Gulf monarchs ignore Palestinian issue masses and fully embraced Britain.
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Amnesty Slams PGCC States over HR Violations
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Amnesty Slams PGCC States over HR Violations

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Amnesty International condemned member states of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council for hiding human rights violation records
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Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site
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Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site

Monday 5 December 2016
Qatar has blocked domestic access to the main independent news site in the country claiming license issues
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Forming Persian Gulf Arab Union: How Close is it to Reality?
Analysis

Forming Persian Gulf Arab Union: How Close is it to Reality?

Monday 28 November 2016
The members raise the idea of replacing the current council with a union while they have rifts ahead that block their harmony.
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Qatar to Continue Arming Militant Groups in Syria: Foreign Minister
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Qatar to Continue Arming Militant Groups in Syria: Foreign Minister

Sunday 27 November 2016
Qatar foreign minister says his country will continue to arm militant groups in Syria even if the US stops to do so
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What are Consequences of Erosive Conflicts in West Asia?
Analysis

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
Report

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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Anti-Americanism Runs Deep in West Asia
Analysis

Anti-Americanism Runs Deep in West Asia

Monday 7 November 2016
West Asia is rife with anti-US sentiment as the region continues to bear the brunt of Washington’s policies.

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