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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

Libya

Boat Sunk off Libyan Coast with 110 Migrants Onboard
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Boat Sunk off Libyan Coast with 110 Migrants Onboard

Sunday 15 January 2017
A boat carrying more than one hundred migrants has sunk off the coast of Libya in what is expected to be the worst such incident this year
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Fake Weapons Used to Hijack Libyan Plane to Malta
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Fake Weapons Used to Hijack Libyan Plane to Malta

Friday 23 December 2016
Hijackers of the Libyan airplane that was forced to land in Malta used fake weapons.
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From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi
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From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi

Thursday 20 October 2016
In the 42 years that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, Western views went from considering him a cartoon villain to believing him a model of international conduct – and back to villain again, when the West backed an armed rebellion against him.
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US Doubles Airstrikes on Libya
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US Doubles Airstrikes on Libya

Tuesday 18 October 2016
The US military has more than doubled its airstrikes against Libya in less than a month, Reuters News Agency reported on Tuesday
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What are Riyadh’s Drives for Presence in Africa?
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What are Riyadh’s Drives for Presence in Africa?

Monday 17 October 2016
The kingdom boosts presence in Africa to expand influence as it develops new more competitive policy in the region.
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ISIS Attack Leaves 65 Causalities in Libya
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ISIS Attack Leaves 65 Causalities in Libya

Monday 3 October 2016
The ISIS terrorist group attacked the Libyan city of Sirte, leaving 65 people dead and injured
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Israel’s Digital Colonialism in Africa, Asia through ‘Free’ Internet
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Israel’s Digital Colonialism in Africa, Asia through ‘Free’ Internet

Tuesday 27 September 2016
The Israeli regime is collaborating with Facebook to provide free internet access to Asian and African countries in what is seen a digital colonialism.
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ISIS, Opportunity in North Africa
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ISIS, Opportunity in North Africa

Monday 19 September 2016
looking at the increase in ISIS’ defeats in Syria and Iraq, it is clear that bases of this terrorist group are going to be in their most vulnerable position since 2014
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Colonial Christianity: The Origins of the Oppression of African Women
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Colonial Christianity: The Origins of the Oppression of African Women

Thursday 25 August 2016
Unbeknown to many, most of human history took place in Africa, where women were equal, if not superior, to men
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What is Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?
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What is Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

Sunday 7 August 2016
US eyes pacifying the critics who say Obama helped ISIS’ presence in Libya by inaction in post-revolution years.
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Arab Summit Kicks off in Nouakchott
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Arab Summit Kicks off in Nouakchott

Monday 25 July 2016
“Hope” is the theme under which Arab leaders are convening the 27th Arab Summit in the Mauritanian capital.
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Where is Libya Headed?
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Where is Libya Headed?

Monday 25 July 2016
despite the initial hopes and efforts, a powerful and popular government did not form after the fall of Gaddafi. Instead, multiple parallel governments backed by various militia groups came on board, which caused many intense battles in the region.
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ISIS Terrorists Spreading Across Africa: UN Chief
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ISIS Terrorists Spreading Across Africa: UN Chief

Tuesday 19 July 2016
UN Chief warns that ISIS terrorists may spread in other parts of Africa as they are dislodged from Libya .
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South Africa Urged to Stop Israeli Bid for AU Observer Status
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South Africa Urged to Stop Israeli Bid for AU Observer Status

Sunday 17 July 2016
The South African government has been urged to block the Israeli apartheid regime from attaining observer status in the African Union.
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Eyes on Africa; Netanyahu Tours Africa, Aims Strong Toehold There
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Eyes on Africa; Netanyahu Tours Africa, Aims Strong Toehold There

Saturday 16 July 2016
The Israeli prime minister visited four African countries in bid to expand influence in the naturally wealthy African states.

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