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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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Rise of Trump, ISIS Have More in common Than You Think
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Rise of Trump, ISIS Have More in common Than You Think

Saturday 21 January 2017
Across continents there are many who see themselves as the losers from globalisation, but the ideological vehicles for protest differ markedly from region to region
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Mexico Extradited Narcotics’ King to US
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Mexico Extradited Narcotics’ King to US

Saturday 21 January 2017
Mexico has extradited country’s most famous drug dealer to the US authorities to face new charges
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Trump Pick for US Defense Minister Confirmed in Senate
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Trump Pick for US Defense Minister Confirmed in Senate

Saturday 21 January 2017
The ex-general nominated by the US President-elect, Donald Trump to head Defense Ministry, was confirmed in senate
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Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Affirmation of Controversial Campaign
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Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Affirmation of Controversial Campaign

Saturday 21 January 2017
Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in Washington DC where he delivered an inaugural which sounded similar to his controversial campaign speeches.
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Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be  Espionage Center?
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Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be Espionage Center?

Thursday 19 January 2017
The US plans to construct its biggest consulate complex in the world to be located in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region amid concerns it will be an espionage center.
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USA’s Torch of Democracy
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USA’s Torch of Democracy

Thursday 19 January 2017
The US claims to prioritize spreading democracy across the world when its own allies depend on it to protect their dictatorships.
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US Air Force Increases Support for Turkey’s Incursion into Syria
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US Air Force Increases Support for Turkey’s Incursion into Syria

Wednesday 18 January 2017
The military forces of the United States have promised to increase their aerial support for Turkish forces who are illegally in Syria
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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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Trump Popularity Historically Low before Inauguration
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Trump Popularity Historically Low before Inauguration

Tuesday 17 January 2017
A recent poll shows the US President-elect approaches Inauguration Day with a significantly lower favorable rating than his three immediate predecessors.
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Why Turkey Insists on US Role in Astana Syria Talks?
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Why Turkey Insists on US Role in Astana Syria Talks?

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Turkey has been pushing for the US to be invited in the upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.
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US Instigated Refugee Crisis Trough Regime Change Policies: Russia
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US Instigated Refugee Crisis Trough Regime Change Policies: Russia

Monday 16 January 2017
Secretary of the Russian Security Council says the US government caused the recent refugee crisis in Europe by trying to topple the regimes they do not like
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All Members to Leave EU: Trump
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All Members to Leave EU: Trump

Monday 16 January 2017
US President-elect says all the members of the European Union will leave it after the UK that was the first to do the “smart” move.
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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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US Should Target Iranian Quds Force Commander, Soleimani: American Enterprise
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US Should Target Iranian Quds Force Commander, Soleimani: American Enterprise

Sunday 15 January 2017
An article in the American Enterprise Ideas analytic site encourages US authorities to target the commander of Iranian Quds forces

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Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent

Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent