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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

Myanmar

Myanmar Govt. Forces Burn Children, Slit People’s Throats, Gang-rapeWomen: Rohingyas to UN
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Myanmar Govt. Forces Burn Children, Slit People’s Throats, Gang-rapeWomen: Rohingyas to UN

Tuesday 28 February 2017
United Nations official Yanghee Lee described Myanmar military crimes against minority Rohingya as “harrowing” acts of violence and discrimination, calling on the country to put an end to its clampdown on the Muslim minority.
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UN Says Myanmar Muslims’ Death Toll Much Higher than Official Figure, Could Top 1000s
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UN Says Myanmar Muslims’ Death Toll Much Higher than Official Figure, Could Top 1000s

Thursday 9 February 2017
The United Nations has expressed its deep concerns over the possible death 1,000 Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amid the army’s intensified crackdown on members of the minority group
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Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW
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Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW

Monday 6 February 2017
Human Rights Watch says Myanmar military forces have raped Muslim women and girls as young as 13-years-old in their recent attacks on the minority
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Military’s Violence Displaced 92,000 Muslims in Myanmar: UN
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Military’s Violence Displaced 92,000 Muslims in Myanmar: UN

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Latest UN report on state inflicted violence against Muslim minority in Myanmar says 92,000 of the population have been displaced
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87,000 Muslims Displaced in Myanmar: UN
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87,000 Muslims Displaced in Myanmar: UN

Wednesday 25 January 2017
The recent wave of state violence against Muslim minority in Myanmar has displaced at least 87,000 people, UN said
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UN Condemns Decades of Discrimination against Myanmar Muslims
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UN Condemns Decades of Discrimination against Myanmar Muslims

Saturday 21 January 2017
Top UN envoy condemns recent violent clashes in western Myanmar on decades of discrimination against Muslim minority in the country
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Iran Condemns Intl. Community Blind Eye to Myanmar’s Rohingya Sufferings
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Iran Condemns Intl. Community Blind Eye to Myanmar’s Rohingya Sufferings

Thursday 19 January 2017
Alwaght- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized the international community for turning a blind eye to the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, urging the Muslim world to unite in support of the persecuted minority, Press TV reported.
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Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar
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Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar

Saturday 7 January 2017
Iranian Foreign Minister called on the international community to act in order to stop the ongoing massacre of Muslim minority in Myanmar.
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Unheard Rohingya Persecuted in Myanmar
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Unheard Rohingya Persecuted in Myanmar

Tuesday 3 January 2017
The voices of Myanmar’s Rohingya people are largely unheard as the international community fails to heed their plight.

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Iraqi Forces Advance on in ISIS-Held Part of Mosul

Iraqi Forces Advance on in ISIS-Held Part of Mosul