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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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Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?
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Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?

Sunday 19 February 2017
Recent events point to weakening Turkey-Russia ties especially regarding Syria with Ankara seen as moving back to the opposing US-led camp.
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Russian Strategic Bombers Destroy ISIS Bases near Syria’s Raqqa
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Russian Strategic Bombers Destroy ISIS Bases near Syria’s Raqqa

Friday 17 February 2017
Russia has used long-range strategic bombers to destroy ISIS terrorist group the facilities near the Syrian city of Raqqa.
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New US Administration’s Anti-Russian Stances Set to Mount
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New US Administration’s Anti-Russian Stances Set to Mount

Saturday 18 February 2017
The US officials call for military superiority to Moscow to help influence any negotiations on a verity of issues.
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Putin says NATO Pushing Russia to War
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Putin says NATO Pushing Russia to War

Thursday 16 February 2017
Russian President Valdimir Putin says US-led NATO military alliance is constantly trying to draw his country into war.
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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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Russia Warns US against Excluding Iran from Anti-Terror Efforts
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Russia Warns US against Excluding Iran from Anti-Terror Efforts

Monday 13 February 2017
Russian foreign minister warned the US government against efforts to exclude Iran from the fight on terrorism
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Saudi Blockade of Yemen Created Disastrous Humanitarian Situation: Russia
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Saudi Blockade of Yemen Created Disastrous Humanitarian Situation: Russia

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Russian envoy to the United Nations says Saudi Arabia’s almost two-Year aggression on Yemen has made humanitarian situation disastrous in the already impoverished country that is faced a media blackout as Riyadh prevents journalist from going to Yemen.
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Amnesty Interracial Report Information War against Syrian Govt.: Russia
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Amnesty Interracial Report Information War against Syrian Govt.: Russia

Wednesday 8 February 2017
A senior Russian lawmaker rejected the latest Amnesty International’s report on alleged mass executions and tortures in Syrian prisons as part of information campaign against the Syrian authorities.
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Russia Paints US Anti-Iran Rhetoric as Irrational, Emotional
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Russia Paints US Anti-Iran Rhetoric as Irrational, Emotional

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Russian envoy to the United Nations denounced American officials’ anti-Iran rhetoric as Irrational, saying "In international life, you have to differentiate between your emotions, what you want to see and what you have the right to expect from another country”.
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Russia Says Fox News Should Apologize over Insulting Putin
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Russia Says Fox News Should Apologize over Insulting Putin

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Russian government says US Fox News channel should apologize for insulting Russian president during an interview with the US president
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Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syria Ceasefire in Astana
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Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syria Ceasefire in Astana

Monday 6 February 2017
Representatives from Iran, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations have gathered in the Kazakh capital to discuss the Syrian ceasefire
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Half of Russians Want Headscarf Ban Removed
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Half of Russians Want Headscarf Ban Removed

Wednesday 1 February 2017
New polls show that half of the people in Russia are opposed to the current ban on wearing headscarves in schools
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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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Why Can’t Tel Aviv Bear Moscow-Tehran Strong Relations?
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Why Can’t Tel Aviv Bear Moscow-Tehran Strong Relations?

Monday 30 January 2017
The Israeli leaders are worried that a Russian-Iranian alliance can build hurdles ahead of their expansionist policies.

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