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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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Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained under Trump’s Muslim Ban
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Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained under Trump’s Muslim Ban

Saturday 25 February 2017
US immigration staff detained the son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a Florida airport, who repeatedly asked him "Are you Muslim?".
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After Muslims Trump Bans Media
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After Muslims Trump Bans Media

Saturday 25 February 2017
US administration has blocked a number of major media outlets from a press briefing, almost one month after Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
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McCane Made Secrete Visit to Syria
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McCane Made Secrete Visit to Syria

Thursday 23 February 2017
American war-monger senator John McCain made a secret trip to war-torn Syria last weekend to speak with US military officials and militants.
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US Historian Explains Why Israel Crimes in Palatine Goes Unpunished
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US Historian Explains Why Israel Crimes in Palatine Goes Unpunished

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Largest donors and contributors to elections campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were two very pro-Zionist Jewish billionaires
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Three Reasons Behind US Defense Secretary’s Visit to Iraq?
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Three Reasons Behind US Defense Secretary’s Visit to Iraq?

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Trump’s defense chief visits Baghdad to make sure Washington has a place in a post-terror Iraq.
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US Appoints New National Security Advisor after Russia Contact Scandal
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US Appoints New National Security Advisor after Russia Contact Scandal

Tuesday 21 February 2017
US administration has named a new face as its national security adviser after Russia contacts scandal made the first adviser resign
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Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?
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Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?

Monday 20 February 2017
The new US administration is on an offensive aimed at watering Iran’s influence in Iraq by spreading Iranophobia
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Tillerson CEO Rather Than US Secretary of Sates: Critics
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Tillerson CEO Rather Than US Secretary of Sates: Critics

Monday 20 February 2017
The Managing approach of new US Secretary of State has caused a wave of dissent and criticism in his ministry as many say he is the CEO and not the Secretary
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US President Got Misinformation from Fox News
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US President Got Misinformation from Fox News

Monday 20 February 2017
US president says his gaffe about immigrants-related incidents in Sweden was based on a TV report on Fox News channel
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Turkey, US Study Syrian Raqqa Occupation Plan
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Turkey, US Study Syrian Raqqa Occupation Plan

Sunday 19 February 2017
Turkish and US militaries are studying plans to occupy the Syrian city of Raqqa based on what is presented by Ankara
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US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions
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US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions

Sunday 19 February 2017
Amid recent increase in US-China tensions in South China Sea, Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier to patrol the region
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France Warns US against Dividing EU
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France Warns US against Dividing EU

Sunday 19 February 2017
French government has warned the US government against trying to divide the European countries
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Congress Anti-Russianism: Roadblock to Trump-Putin Cozying Up
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Congress Anti-Russianism: Roadblock to Trump-Putin Cozying Up

Sunday 19 February 2017
The Trump’s administration is way away from its ideal of closeness to Moscow as further opposition grows inside.
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Team Trump Linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia: US Pundit Told Alwaght
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Team Trump Linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia: US Pundit Told Alwaght

Sunday 19 February 2017
key members of US government are linked to regimes of Israel and Saudi Arabia so such ties may affect US policy in the region
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US Deports 117 Cubans Since Policy Change
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US Deports 117 Cubans Since Policy Change

Saturday 18 February 2017
US authorities have deported more than one hundred Cubans since changing immigration policy as part of new relations with Cuba

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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