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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

Egypt

Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels
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Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels

Saturday 25 February 2017
Egyptian army forces detonated a commercial tunnel in Gaza Strip, killing Palestinian workmen and injuring five others on Saturday.
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Jordan, Egypt Held Secret Talks with Israel Last Year: Report
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Jordan, Egypt Held Secret Talks with Israel Last Year: Report

Monday 20 February 2017
An Israeli daily claimed in a report that leaders of Jordan and Egypt have held a secret meeting with Israeli regime authorities to push a peace initiative
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Tensions in Israeli-Egyptian Ties after Aoun’s Visit
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Tensions in Israeli-Egyptian Ties after Aoun’s Visit

Friday 17 February 2017
-Egyptian ties with the Israeli regime have taken a nosedive after the Tel Aviv quietly withdrew its diplomats from Cairo after a visit by Lebanon’s president.
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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties
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Lebanese President Backs Hezbollah , Pursues Constructive Regional Ties

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Lebanese president is pursuing constructive ties with Arab states while maintaining his policy of backing Hezbollah resistance Movement.
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With Trump Taking Office, US-Egypt Relations Likely to Heal
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With Trump Taking Office, US-Egypt Relations Likely to Heal

Saturday 28 January 2017
The strained American-Egyptian ties could recover as new American leader counts on alliance with Cairo.
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Islands Dispute Ice over Egyptian-Saudi Relations
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Islands Dispute Ice over Egyptian-Saudi Relations

Tuesday 17 January 2017
As Egypt overrules a deal to transfer Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, relations between Cairo and Riyadh seem to be getting colder.
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Egyptian Court Rejects Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Regime
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Egyptian Court Rejects Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Regime

Monday 16 January 2017
A top Egyptian court issued a final ruling on Monday rejecting a government plan to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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Arab States Have Phobia of Iran-Egypt Thaw: Egyptian Analyst
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Arab States Have Phobia of Iran-Egypt Thaw: Egyptian Analyst

Sunday 25 December 2016
Saudi Arabia raises anti-Egyptian strains in a bid to win Egypt back and get it in its side in Syria crisis.
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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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Iran-Egypt Thaw Possible?
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Iran-Egypt Thaw Possible?

Saturday 24 December 2016
Tehran and Cairo are presently closer than any other time in stances on regional issues.
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Saudi, Qatar Alliance against Egypt, will other Arabs Follow?
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Saudi, Qatar Alliance against Egypt, will other Arabs Follow?

Friday 23 December 2016
An apparent alliance is shaping up with Saudi and Qatari regimes engaging in evidently hostile acts against Egypt
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Egypt-Saudi Relation Further Deteriorated over Ethiopian Dam Visit
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Egypt-Saudi Relation Further Deteriorated over Ethiopian Dam Visit

Wednesday 21 December 2016
The visit of high-level Saudi delegate to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a short visit to the country on Friday was faced with anger in Cairo
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Saudi Arabia behind Attack on Egyptian Coptic Church?
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Saudi Arabia behind Attack on Egyptian Coptic Church?

Tuesday 13 December 2016
Egyptian Coptic Christian community is mourning a deadly terrorists attack on Sunday that killed 24 people, most of them women and children.
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Egyptian Army Helps Russia Demine Aleppo, Syria
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Egyptian Army Helps Russia Demine Aleppo, Syria

Wednesday 7 December 2016
A group of Egyptian military personnel arrived in Syria to help the Russian military in demining mission in Aleppo
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Egypt Supports Syrian Army: President
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Egypt Supports Syrian Army: President

Wednesday 23 November 2016
Egyptian president says his country will support Syrian national army in its fight against the terrorist groups in the country

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