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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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Saudi Spy Chief Made Secrete Visit to Israeli Regime: Report
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Saudi Spy Chief Made Secrete Visit to Israeli Regime: Report

Saturday 25 February 2017
Head of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate Khalid Bin Ali al-Humaidan made a secrete visit to Israeli regime last week
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Supporting Palestinians without Expectations Duty of All: Iran Leader
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Supporting Palestinians without Expectations Duty of All: Iran Leader

Tuesday 21 February 2017 ،
All Muslim countries have a responsibility to support Palestinian resistance, Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran said addressing the sixth International conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada.
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Tehran Pro-intifada Conference:Timing, Messages
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Tehran Pro-intifada Conference:Timing, Messages

Monday 20 February 2017 ،
Conference seeks restoring Palestinian cause as top Muslim priority as some sides sought to cross it off the agendas.
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Palestinian Cause Should Remain "Central" for Muslims: KIU Leader Tells Alwaght
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Palestinian Cause Should Remain "Central" for Muslims: KIU Leader Tells Alwaght

Saturday 18 February 2017 ،
The Kurdish Islamic Unity Party’s chief calls for fighting corruption to address the challenges facing Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy
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Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms to Boost Turkey’s Stalled Economy

Wednesday 15 February 2017 ،
- Turkish President has visited Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a bid to shore up his country’s badly economy.
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Consequences of CIA Chief Visit to Saudi Arabia
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Consequences of CIA Chief Visit to Saudi Arabia

Monday 13 February 2017 ،
The recent visit by to United States spy, CIA chief Mike Pompeo, to Saudi Arabia is bound to have negative consequences in the region.
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Saudi Blockade of Yemen Created Disastrous Humanitarian Situation: Russia
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Saudi Blockade of Yemen Created Disastrous Humanitarian Situation: Russia

Wednesday 8 February 2017 ،
Russian envoy to the United Nations says Saudi Arabia’s almost two-Year aggression on Yemen has made humanitarian situation disastrous in the already impoverished country that is faced a media blackout as Riyadh prevents journalist from going to Yemen.
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Yemenis New Strategy against Saudi Aggression: "City for City, Capital for Capital"
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Yemenis New Strategy against Saudi Aggression: "City for City, Capital for Capital"

Tuesday 7 February 2017 ،
The Yemeni missile touches the Saudi capital, making a groundbreaking development in the war.
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Yemenis Lose Patience with Saudi Aggression, Hit Regime’s Capital
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Yemenis Lose Patience with Saudi Aggression, Hit Regime’s Capital

Monday 6 February 2017 ،
Yemeni army for the first time carried out a retaliatory missile strike on a Saudi military base in Riyadh, moving the Kingdom’s war on Yemen to a new level.
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US Covered Up 1,000s Airstrike on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan: Report
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US Covered Up 1,000s Airstrike on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan: Report

Monday 6 February 2017 ،
The US army has covered up thousands of its airstrikes in West Asian countries that may have led to thousands of civilians deaths
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Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces’ Anti-ISIS Offensive in Tal Afar
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Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces’ Anti-ISIS Offensive in Tal Afar

Saturday 4 February 2017 ،
As operations to liberate Iraq’s Tal Afar District in Nineveh province continue, The Popular Mobilization Units are playing a critical role in the offensive.
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Voices Rise against Israeli Settlement Plans
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Voices Rise against Israeli Settlement Plans

Wednesday 1 February 2017 ،
Three settlement declarations in 11 days had Palestinians calling for action against the Israeli regime as the EU settled for a regret.
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?
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US Planning Nuclear Strikes on Russia, China?

Wednesday 1 February 2017 ،
The US might be planning nuclear weapons attack on Russia and China as Washington seeks to know if the two countries can survive a nuclear strike.
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Will US Congress Take Nuclear Button from Unpredictable Trump?
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Will US Congress Take Nuclear Button from Unpredictable Trump?

Tuesday 31 January 2017 ،
Donald Trump’s unpredictability and hasty decisions have alarmed lawmakers who have introduced legislation to bar him from unilaterally launching a nuclear strike.
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World Outraged by Trump’s Controversial Orders
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World Outraged by Trump’s Controversial Orders

Monday 30 January 2017 ،
Barely ten days after being sworn in, United States president Donald Trump has courted controversy at home and abroad due to his abrasive executive orders.

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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