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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.
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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US-Sponsored Kurdish Militias Release over 600 ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Hasakah
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US-Sponsored Kurdish Militias Release over 600 ISIS Terrorists in Syria’s Hasakah

Friday 16 October 2020
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), US-backed Kurdish militants, have released hundreds of people who were arrested over collaboration with the ISIS terrorist group.
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Fear-shadowed Protests In Northern Syria Against Kurdish Forces, Their American Allies
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Fear-shadowed Protests In Northern Syria Against Kurdish Forces, Their American Allies

Friday 23 October 2020
The protests are rising in Syria’s northeast against Kurdish militias and American who force people out of their homes and loot oil reserves.
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Anger Resurfaces In Iraqi Kurdistan: What Are The Roots?
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Anger Resurfaces In Iraqi Kurdistan: What Are The Roots?

Monday 14 December 2020
Kurdish state employees demonstrate massively in Suleimaniya as living conditions are worsens by months-long salary payment delay.
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New Wave Of Peshmerga-PKK Clashes: What Are the Drivers?
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New Wave Of Peshmerga-PKK Clashes: What Are the Drivers?

Saturday 19 December 2020
The Peshmerga forces and PKK fighters have recently clashed in northern Iraq. More than one reason stands behind the fight.
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War At Ayn Issa Gates: How Will Kurds Decide?
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War At Ayn Issa Gates: How Will Kurds Decide?

Thursday 31 December 2020
Erdogan eyes capturing Kurdish-held Ayn Issa town. Kurds will either seize opportunity and use central government protection or lose it to Turkey.
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Barzanis’ Greenlight To US Stay? Erbil Says ISIS Poses Threats, Baghdad Unable to Help
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Barzanis’ Greenlight To US Stay? Erbil Says ISIS Poses Threats, Baghdad Unable to Help

Tuesday 12 January 2021
Recently, a Kurdish official said ISIS fighter numbers exit near Kurdistan region birders and Baghdad cannot help deter them, and so US is needed here.
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Three Cases Of Turkish Crimes In Afrin
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Three Cases Of Turkish Crimes In Afrin

Tuesday 12 January 2021
Turkish forces have committed crimes along with the aligned militias or have been source of these crimes in the Kurdish town of Afrin northwestern Syria.
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Ankara-Erbil-Washington Coordinated In Turkish Operation in Northern Iraq?
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Ankara-Erbil-Washington Coordinated In Turkish Operation in Northern Iraq?

Sunday 14 February 2021
Turkey steps up attacks on northern Iraq. It seems that a mixture of interests among Ankara, Erbil, and Washington is driving this campaigns.
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Erbil-Baghdad Face-Off in Nineveh Plains
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Erbil-Baghdad Face-Off in Nineveh Plains

Sunday 11 April 2021
Kurds recently claimed ISIS presence in Nineveh plains but the Hashd commanders dismissed them, saying their remarks carry clandestine agenda.
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Barzani Digging for Influence in Baghdad
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Barzani Digging for Influence in Baghdad

Thursday 15 April 2021
Barzani met with nearly all political leaders in Baghdad in adoption of new approach in search of influence.
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Barzani Demands UN Interference in Blow to Trust, Deal with Baghdad
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Barzani Demands UN Interference in Blow to Trust, Deal with Baghdad

Sunday 25 April 2021
The Kurdish region’s president wrote to the UN and Security Council, demanding bigger role and supervision in Iraq to influence central government.
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Baghdad-Erbil Controversial Funding Agreement: What Does Al-Kadhimi Seek?
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Baghdad-Erbil Controversial Funding Agreement: What Does Al-Kadhimi Seek?

Tuesday 22 June 2021
The Iraqi government approved a major funding ptogram to the Kurdish government, triggering opposition from parties.
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Syrian Kurds Ready to Talk with Central Government
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Syrian Kurds Ready to Talk with Central Government

Sunday 4 July 2021
Kurds of Northern Syria say it they are ready to negotiations with the Syrian government.
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PUK Power Struggle: Where Is the Iraqi Kurdish Party Heading?
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PUK Power Struggle: Where Is the Iraqi Kurdish Party Heading?

Saturday 7 August 2021
Bafel Talabani took coup-like actions against his cousin Lahur in a bid to solidify power within the family of ex-Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
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Why Is Erdogan Eying New Northern Syria Operation?
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Why Is Erdogan Eying New Northern Syria Operation?

Tuesday 19 October 2021
Turkey’s president has a set of reasons for Syria military action, with Kurds being the main target.

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Palestinians Celebrate Birthday of Prophet Muhammad in Al-Quds

Palestinians Celebrate Birthday of Prophet Muhammad in Al-Quds