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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

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2 Saudi Forces Hunted by Yemeni Snipers
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2 Saudi Forces Hunted by Yemeni Snipers

Sunday 19 February 2017
Sniper members of Yemeni popular forces managed to hunt down a couple of forces during a recent mission
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Yemenis Honor Martyrs as Saudi Brutality Continues
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Yemenis Honor Martyrs as Saudi Brutality Continues

Saturday 18 February 2017
Yemenis have come out massively in the capital Sana’a to mark the Martyrs’ Day amid continuing two year Saudi-led brutal aggression on the country.
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Saudi Regime Buys Offensive Weapons in War Preparations
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Saudi Regime Buys Offensive Weapons in War Preparations

Friday 17 February 2017
The Saudi regime and other Western-backed Arab states are buying more offensive military weapons amid concerns of war preparations.
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Yemen’s Army Fires Missile at Saudi Airport in Retaliatory Attack
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Yemen’s Army Fires Missile at Saudi Airport in Retaliatory Attack

Thursday 16 February 2017
Yemen’s army has fired a long-range missile at a Saudi Abha airport in the Kingdom’s southwest region of Asir.
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Saudi Attack on Funeral Ceremony Kills 6 Yemeni Women
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Saudi Attack on Funeral Ceremony Kills 6 Yemeni Women

Thursday 16 February 2017
Saudi warplanes attacked another funeral ceremony in Yemen killing at least 6 women
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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties
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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Lebanese president is pursuing constructive ties with Arab states while maintaining his policy of backing Hezbollah resistance Movement.
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Yemeni Forces Shoot Down Saudi Drone
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Yemeni Forces Shoot Down Saudi Drone

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Yemeni army forces supported by Ansarullah resistance movement fighter managed to shoot down a Saudi military drone
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy

Wednesday 15 February 2017
- Turkish President has visited Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a bid to shore up his country’s badly economy.
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Saudi Arabia Expels 40,000 Pakistani Workers amid Economic Pressures
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Saudi Arabia Expels 40,000 Pakistani Workers amid Economic Pressures

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Due to economic pressures, Saudi Arabia has expelled as many as 40,000 Pakistani workers during a four months period
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Yemeni Forces Capture City near Saudi Border
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Yemeni Forces Capture City near Saudi Border

Monday 13 February 2017
Yemeni forces and fighters of Ansarullah resistance movement capture a city near Saudi border north of the country
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Saudi Arabia to Bomb Yemen’s Hodeidah despite UN Warning
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Saudi Arabia to Bomb Yemen’s Hodeidah despite UN Warning

Monday 13 February 2017
Saudi Army warned the residents of Hodeidah city in Yemen that the city will be targeted by airstrikes in next few days
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Consequences of CIA Chief Visit to Saudi Arabia
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Consequences of CIA Chief Visit to Saudi Arabia

Monday 13 February 2017
The recent visit by to United States spy, CIA chief Mike Pompeo, to Saudi Arabia is bound to have negative consequences in the region.
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Saudi Airstrikes Kill 10 Yemenis in Latest Aggression
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Saudi Airstrikes Kill 10 Yemenis in Latest Aggression

Sunday 12 February 2017
Warplanes of Saudi air force raided different Yemeni cities killing at least ten people
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Reasons behind Team Trump’s Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
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Reasons behind Team Trump’s Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Sunday 12 February 2017
The new US administration wants more arms sales to Arab allies to secure economic profits as well as other gains in the region.
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Saudi Crown Prince Medaled by US Spying Agency
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Saudi Crown Prince Medaled by US Spying Agency

Saturday 11 February 2017
Saudi Crown Prince was awarded a medal by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for his cooperation on intelligence gathering operations

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Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements

Palestinians Protest at Ba`alin Village over Israeli regime Illegal Settlements