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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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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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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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Spanish, Saudi Kings Meet amid Warship Sale Negotiations
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Spanish, Saudi Kings Meet amid Warship Sale Negotiations

Monday 16 January 2017
Spanish king met his Saudi counterpart in a visit to the country as the two sides are negotiating over the sale of Spanish warships
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France

Saturday 14 January 2017
If Europe loses US support under Trump administration, its powers, France and Germany, might seek a self-reliant bloc.
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Syrian government not only declined to fall an easy prey to Western intervention but also made gains that gave it an upper hand.
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year

Saturday 24 December 2016
European countries increased their security measures after a truck attack on a Christmas market in berlin that killed 12 people
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EU, Arab League Syria Reconstruction Plan, Cover-Up Ploy
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EU, Arab League Syria Reconstruction Plan, Cover-Up Ploy

Saturday 24 December 2016
The EU and the Arab League agreed to Syria reconstruction in an apparent ploy to cover up their negative role in country.
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5,000 Migrants Died Crossing the Mediterranean: UN
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5,000 Migrants Died Crossing the Mediterranean: UN

Friday 23 December 2016
United Nations agencies says 5,000 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe this year.
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Europe’s Crisis-Filled Christmas
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Europe’s Crisis-Filled Christmas

Thursday 22 December 2016
Europe’s Christmas season this year has been overshadowed by attacks, mass anti-government protest and dehumanizing conditions of refugees.
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Why West So Concerned over ISIS Loss in West Asia?
Analysis

Why West So Concerned over ISIS Loss in West Asia?

Monday 19 December 2016
The Western leaders try to restrict the terrorist group within borders of the countries it holds ground in.
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Syria Reconstruction: When Destructive Hands Bid for Rebuilding
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Syria Reconstruction: When Destructive Hands Bid for Rebuilding

Friday 16 December 2016
Saudi Arabia and the EU, two pro-militant sides, offer "conditional" aid to support reconstruction of war-torn Syria.
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Europe Unable to Defend Itself: Ynet
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Europe Unable to Defend Itself: Ynet

Thursday 15 December 2016
Ynet has reported on a classified Israeli document that reveals Europe is incapable of defending itself militarily.
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1,750 European ISIS Militants Returned Home: Report
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1,750 European ISIS Militants Returned Home: Report

Thursday 8 December 2016
Hundreds of European nationals who traveled to Iraq and Syria to join terrorists have returned home, probably with a mission to carry out attacks.
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Europe, Would-Be Security Crises
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Europe, Would-Be Security Crises

Saturday 3 December 2016
The bloc sees it unavoidable to resort to local protection solutions as US security backing seems to go on the wane under Trump.

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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