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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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No Animal in Their Zoo Can Tell Bear What to Do: Russian DM Says Referring to NATO
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MPs Call for EU Action against Israeli Regime
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MPs Call for EU Action against Israeli Regime

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Member of the European Parliament (EP) called for actions beyond words against Israeli defiance in face of international condemnation of its illegal settlements
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US President Not Welcome to Speak in UK Parliament: Speaker
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US President Not Welcome to Speak in UK Parliament: Speaker

Tuesday 7 February 2017
The members of British parliament are demanding that US president should not speak at the parliament during his visit to the country later this year
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UK Mosques Open Doors to Non-Muslims Promoting Understanding
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UK Mosques Open Doors to Non-Muslims Promoting Understanding

Monday 6 February 2017
Mosques in the UK have opened their doors to non-Muslims in an annual event held to increase proper understanding of Islam
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Why Britain Returning to Persian Gulf?
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Why Britain Returning to Persian Gulf?

Sunday 5 February 2017
The former colonial power seeks renewed role and place in the region to take its share from the energy sources there.
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Refugees in UK Placed in Rat-Infested Accommodation
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Refugees in UK Placed in Rat-Infested Accommodation

Tuesday 31 January 2017
‘It is simply unacceptable in 21st century Britain that people fleeing war and persecution are being placed in such disgraceful conditions’
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British MP Banned from Travelling to US by Trump’s Anti-Muslim Order
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British MP Banned from Travelling to US by Trump’s Anti-Muslim Order

Sunday 29 January 2017
The US anti-Muslim that bares those born in seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the country, also prevents a British parliament who has an Iraqi origin
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Western-Arab Camp Seeking Curbing Iran’s Regional Influence
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Western-Arab Camp Seeking Curbing Iran’s Regional Influence

Sunday 29 January 2017
Tehran is now a widely recognized actor and seeks new regional order that is managed by the regional nations.
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UK, US, France War-Games Provoke  Persian Gulf Tensions
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UK, US, France War-Games Provoke Persian Gulf Tensions

Sunday 29 January 2017
Alwaght-In further escalation of global tensions, the US, Britain, France and Australia are set to hold military exercises in the Persian Gulf.
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Theresa May’s Visit to Turkey Betrays British Liberal Values: Guardian
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Theresa May’s Visit to Turkey Betrays British Liberal Values: Guardian

Thursday 26 January 2017
Theresa May will visit Turkey on Saturday for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Trump Creating Major Rift with US Allies
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Trump Creating Major Rift with US Allies

Wednesday 18 January 2017
US president-elect Donald Trump has astonished Washington’s traditional allies by saying that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO has become obsolete.
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Spain is among EU states with a high number of separatist movements demanding outright independence and thus shaking the increasingly fragile union.
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US, UK Complicit in Saudi Crimes in Yemen: HRW
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US, UK Complicit in Saudi Crimes in Yemen: HRW

Monday 16 January 2017
Human Rights Watch (HRW) group says the US and UK government are complicit in the aggressive Saudi war against its southern neighbor, Yemen
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Britain Lends Navy Forces to UAE Drills in Persian Gulf
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Britain Lends Navy Forces to UAE Drills in Persian Gulf

Monday 16 January 2017
British has sent its navy forces to participate in a series of joint drills with the UAE counterparts in the Persian Gulf

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Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul

Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul