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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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Syria’s Children: “Lost Generation”?
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Syria’s Children: “Lost Generation”?

Sunday 22 January 2017
Syrian children inside and outside the country are missing out on education and are suffering as a result of dire conditions.
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Rise of Trump, ISIS Have More in common Than You Think
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Rise of Trump, ISIS Have More in common Than You Think

Saturday 21 January 2017 ،
Across continents there are many who see themselves as the losers from globalisation, but the ideological vehicles for protest differ markedly from region to region
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Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS
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Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS

Saturday 21 January 2017 ،
After retaking the eastern parts of Mosul, the military forces head to west, where they have to pass through major hurdles.
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Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Affirmation of Controversial Campaign
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Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Affirmation of Controversial Campaign

Saturday 21 January 2017 ،
Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in Washington DC where he delivered an inaugural which sounded similar to his controversial campaign speeches.
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Does Trump’s Son-in-Law Pull Strings on Israeli Issues?
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Does Trump’s Son-in-Law Pull Strings on Israeli Issues?

Friday 20 January 2017 ،
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will aid the president in negotiating a deal between the Israeli and Palestinians but this amounts to conflict of interests.
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How Afghanistan-Pakistan Tensions Push Up Afghan Drugs Production
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How Afghanistan-Pakistan Tensions Push Up Afghan Drugs Production

Friday 20 January 2017 ،
Frequent border blockades negatively affect Afghanistan fruit exports and encourage a return to opium production.
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Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be  Espionage Center?
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Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be Espionage Center?

Thursday 19 January 2017 ،
The US plans to construct its biggest consulate complex in the world to be located in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region amid concerns it will be an espionage center.
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USA’s Torch of Democracy
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USA’s Torch of Democracy

Thursday 19 January 2017 ،
The US claims to prioritize spreading democracy across the world when its own allies depend on it to protect their dictatorships.
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Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge
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Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge

Thursday 19 January 2017 ،
Turkey, as ever, uses force-based ways to find solution for the Kurdish cause, something tried for past four decades.
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Clear Message in Flurry of Diplomacy Between Tehran, Damascus
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Clear Message in Flurry of Diplomacy Between Tehran, Damascus

Wednesday 18 January 2017 ،
Over the last few weeks the flurry of high ranking diplomatic visits between Tehran and Damascus point to Iran’s critical role in solving Syria’s six-year crisis.
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Trump Creating Major Rift with US Allies
Analysis

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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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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India’s Caste System, Social Inequality, Demonetization
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India’s Caste System, Social Inequality, Demonetization

Tuesday 17 January 2017 ،
For over a millennium one of the recurring debates among Indian philosophers was whether this world was real or a mere dream. To be more precise, the claim was, we are all part of Maha Vishnu’s dream as He sleeps peacefully on a giant serpent, with a lotus blooming from His navel.
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Coming Syria Peace Talks; Empty Hands of Militants, Their Supporters
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Coming Syria Peace Talks; Empty Hands of Militants, Their Supporters

Tuesday 17 January 2017 ،
Aleppo liberation left anti-Damascus militants empty-handed while Astana peace negotiations date is arriving.
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Drives behind Bahrain Regime’s Clampdown on Opposition
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Drives behind Bahrain Regime’s Clampdown on Opposition

Tuesday 17 January 2017 ،
The government in Bahrain is cracking down especially on opposition leaders to disorganize the protest movement.

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Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US

Over 1 Million Marched against Trump in US