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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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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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China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II
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China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II

Wednesday 8 February 2017
China has recommended the US to refresh its history about the World War II after US statements about China-Japan disputed islands.
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China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government
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China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government

Monday 6 February 2017
Chinese government has agreed to provide the Syrian government with more than 16 million dollars’ worth of humanitarian aids
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China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles
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China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles

Saturday 4 February 2017
A senior Chinese official called on the US government to stop making troubles for Beijing as the bilateral ties may get harmed
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?

Wednesday 1 February 2017
The US might be planning nuclear weapons attack on Russia and China as Washington seeks to know if the two countries can survive a nuclear strike.
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War with Trump’s US Practical Reality: China
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War with Trump’s US Practical Reality: China

Monday 30 January 2017
Military officials in China say the idea of going to war with the US under current President is becoming a practical reality
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Is Trump Provoking War with China?
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Is Trump Provoking War with China?

Thursday 26 January 2017
US Defense Secretary is expected to visit Japan and South Korea in a clear indication of West Asia’s importance to Trump and expected tensions with China.
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Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?
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Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?

Tuesday 10 January 2017
-In further escalation of Beijing-Washington ties Taiwanese (China Taipei) President met senior US Republican lawmakers in Houston on Sunday.
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India US Tool to Take on China
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India US Tool to Take on China

Saturday 7 January 2017
The US shifts focus to East Asia as it sees China is arriving as a major global actor.
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China to Send 6,000 Construction Workers to Israel
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China to Send 6,000 Construction Workers to Israel

Thursday 5 January 2017
Alwaght- China will send thousands of construction workers to Israel in a bid to boost the regime’s housing program.
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China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria
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China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria

Tuesday 6 December 2016
The UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo Russia and China was vetoed by Russia and China that believe such a Truce would only permit militants and terrorists to regroup.
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Trump Intentionally Provoked China with Taiwan Call: Washington Post
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Trump Intentionally Provoked China with Taiwan Call: Washington Post

Monday 5 December 2016
The recent phone call between US president-elect and Taiwanese leader was an intentional move to anger China
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Iran Signs Military Cooperation Pact with China
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Iran Signs Military Cooperation Pact with China

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Iran and china signed an agreement to boost their military and defense cooperation as well as the fight on international terrorism
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China Preparing for Disputed Waters Drill 1 Week after US Patrol
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China Preparing for Disputed Waters Drill 1 Week after US Patrol

Thursday 27 October 2016
Chinese navy is getting ready for drills near the disputed islands in the South China Sea, after a US warship sailed through the waters where Beijing asserted sovereignty
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Myanmar’s Muslims; Defenceless, Deserted, Down-trodden
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Myanmar’s Muslims; Defenceless, Deserted, Down-trodden

Saturday 15 October 2016
The Myanmar’s Rohingya are making headlines again but their plight is yet to be addressed.

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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