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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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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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EU Faces Multiple Challenges: Merkel
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EU Faces Multiple Challenges: Merkel

Sunday 29 January 2017
German Chancellor says the European Union is embattled with growing number of internal and external challenges
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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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US Flawed Interventionist policy Caused Refugee Crisis: German Deputy Chancellor
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US Flawed Interventionist policy Caused Refugee Crisis: German Deputy Chancellor

Tuesday 17 January 2017
German Deputy Chancellor says the US interventionist policy, especially in Iraq, was the main reason for last year refugee crisis that hit Europe
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?
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Separatist Movements in Spain, Independence or Suppression?

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Spain is among EU states with a high number of separatist movements demanding outright independence and thus shaking the increasingly fragile union.
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France
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EU Future in Hands of Germany, France

Saturday 14 January 2017
If Europe loses US support under Trump administration, its powers, France and Germany, might seek a self-reliant bloc.
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria
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Six Reasons Why West Never Attacked Syria

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Syrian government not only declined to fall an easy prey to Western intervention but also made gains that gave it an upper hand.
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Germany Evacuates 54,000 to Neutralize WWII Bomb
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Germany Evacuates 54,000 to Neutralize WWII Bomb

Monday 26 December 2016
German authorities evacuated more than 54 thousand people form the city of Augsburg to defuse a large World War II aerial bomb
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year
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EU Steps up Security Measures ahead of New Year

Saturday 24 December 2016
European countries increased their security measures after a truck attack on a Christmas market in berlin that killed 12 people
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7,000 Terror Suspects at Large in Germany: Ex-MI6 Chief
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7,000 Terror Suspects at Large in Germany: Ex-MI6 Chief

Saturday 24 December 2016
Former chief of UK intelligence says about 7,000 suspected terrorists are moving around freely in Germany
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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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Europe’s Crisis-Filled Christmas
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Europe’s Crisis-Filled Christmas

Thursday 22 December 2016
Europe’s Christmas season this year has been overshadowed by attacks, mass anti-government protest and dehumanizing conditions of refugees.
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Truck Attack Kills 12 in German Christmas Mall
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Truck Attack Kills 12 in German Christmas Mall

Tuesday 20 December 2016
A man drove his truck into the crowd who had gathered at a German Christmas mall killing at least 12 people
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Why West So Concerned over ISIS Loss in West Asia?
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Why West So Concerned over ISIS Loss in West Asia?

Monday 19 December 2016
The Western leaders try to restrict the terrorist group within borders of the countries it holds ground in.

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Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul

Displaced Iraqis with Livestock Flee ISIS in District of Maamoun in Western Mosul