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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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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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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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ISIS Deploying Elite Forces to Capture Deir ez-Zor Airport
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ISIS Deploying Elite Forces to Capture Deir ez-Zor Airport

Wednesday 18 January 2017 ،
The terrorist group is mobilizing forces to make new gains after it lost vast parts of its territory across Syria, Iraq.
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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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Israeli Lobby Influences Support for Palestinians
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Israeli Lobby Influences Support for Palestinians

Sunday 15 January 2017 ،
The recent Israeli lobby scandal proves that Tel Aviv works in dubious ways to influence support for the Palestinians.
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Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul
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Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul

Friday 13 January 2017 ،
Terrorists in Syria and Iraq are weaponizing water against civilians as a means of pressure.
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ISIS’ Last Card in Battle
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ISIS’ Last Card in Battle

Wednesday 11 January 2017 ،
Further losses on the ground push the terrorist groups seek new anti-civilian ways.
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Gaza Cloaked in Desperation: Israeli Doctor
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Gaza Cloaked in Desperation: Israeli Doctor

Monday 9 January 2017 ،
-An Arab Israeli has described the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip as desperate following a crippling blockade imposed by the Israeli regime since 2007.
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Saudi Dream of Regional Dominancy “Down in Flames”: British Daily
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Saudi Dream of Regional Dominancy “Down in Flames”: British Daily

Saturday 7 January 2017 ،
The ambitious dream by Saudi rulers to become the dominant regional power is now gone down in the flames
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Turkey’s Destructive Mistakes in Syria
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Turkey’s Destructive Mistakes in Syria

Thursday 5 January 2017 ،
Turkey’s Syria policy has been a failure as even Turkish politicians acknowledge their government’s mistakes.
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2016  Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia
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2016 Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia

Wednesday 4 January 2017 ،
2016 will go down in history as one that set the pace for the rapid and inevitable decline of United States influence in the West Asia region.
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Iran Policy Not Changed 29 Years after Imam Khomeini’s Historic Letter to Gorbachev
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Iran Policy Not Changed 29 Years after Imam Khomeini’s Historic Letter to Gorbachev

Monday 2 January 2017 ،
In 1988, the late founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini sent a historic letter to USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev predicting the fall of Communism.
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Saudi Princes Rise Concern over Power Monopoly
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Saudi Princes Rise Concern over Power Monopoly

Friday 30 December 2016 ،
King Salman appears to be solidifying the power in his son’s hand as key administrations are given to him.
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What Western Media Hides about Aleppo Militants
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What Western Media Hides about Aleppo Militants

Thursday 29 December 2016 ،
Western media downplays militants’ crimes in Syria’s recently- liberated Aleppo as their policymakers continue to hone the image of the groups they fund.
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UN Envoy Seeks Internationalizing Yemen Crisis
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UN Envoy Seeks Internationalizing Yemen Crisis

Monday 26 December 2016 ،
The UN envoy to Yemen is engaged in new efforts aimed at arriving at a ceasefire in Yemen while internationalizing the country’s crisis.

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Anti-Trump Protests in US Turns Violent

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