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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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Why’s Barzani Seeking Salih Removal from Iraqi Presidency at any Cost?
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Why’s Barzani Seeking Salih Removal from Iraqi Presidency at any Cost?

Tuesday 8 March 2022
Barzani knows well that after rival Talabani, Barham Salih built a leadership face for PUK and so can reunite the rival of KDP.
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Mossad Presence in Kurdistan Region Obvious, Iran Strikes a Message to Erbil: Expert
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Mossad Presence in Kurdistan Region Obvious, Iran Strikes a Message to Erbil: Expert

Thursday 17 March 2022
Iran launched a missile strike on a Mossad spy base in Erbil, destroying the site that collects data on Iran and coordinates sabotage inside Iran.
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More Iranian Strikes If Kurdistan Region’s Officials Fail to Remove Israeli Bases: IRGC Spokesman
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More Iranian Strikes If Kurdistan Region’s Officials Fail to Remove Israeli Bases: IRGC Spokesman

Friday 18 March 2022
Last week a missile strike by Iran destroyed a major Israeli intelligence compound in Kurdish region’s capital Erbil.
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Kurdish Region’s Dam Projects an Emerging Dispute Case with Iraqi Central Govt.
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Kurdish Region’s Dam Projects an Emerging Dispute Case with Iraqi Central Govt.

Saturday 16 April 2022
The Kurdish government recently signed an agreement to construct new dams, triggering fears of greater environmental and water crisis in lower Iraq.
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Erdogan-Barzani’s Joint Plot against National Iraqi Interests
Analysis

Erdogan-Barzani’s Joint Plot against National Iraqi Interests

Thursday 21 April 2022
The Turkish president and president of Iraqi Kurdistan region seem to have an agreement targeting Iraqi sovereignty, interests.
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What’s behind American Sanction Waivers for Kurdish-held Syrian Regions?
Analysis

What’s behind American Sanction Waivers for Kurdish-held Syrian Regions?

Sunday 15 May 2022
Under development goals, the US seeks to take political and economic privileges from so-called waivers from sanctions for Syrian Kurds.
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Erdogan Plays with ’Safe Zone’ Fire in Syria
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Erdogan Plays with ’Safe Zone’ Fire in Syria

Thursday 26 May 2022
Erdogan announced a plan for military action in northern Syria that can trigger tensions and even confrontation with Damascus and Kurds.
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Would Kurds Strike  Deal on Iraq President Post?
Analysis

Would Kurds Strike Deal on Iraq President Post?

Saturday 28 May 2022
The two main Kurdish parties have been talking a solution in recent days as state political crisis continues in Iraq.
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Is Erdogan Planning Kurdistan Region’s Split from Iraq?
Analysis

Is Erdogan Planning Kurdistan Region’s Split from Iraq?

Wednesday 15 June 2022
Turkish military action in northern Iraq is driven by expansionist policy and aims to help Kurdistan region export gas without Baghdad permission.
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Barzani and KDP Main Losers of Al-Sadr Coalition Gamble
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Barzani and KDP Main Losers of Al-Sadr Coalition Gamble

Sunday 26 June 2022
Barzani made a strategic mistake putting all his eggs in al-Sadr’s basket and abandoning contacts with Shiite coalition post-election.
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Iraqi Kurdistan Gas Exports Squeezed by Federal Court Ruling
Analysis

Iraqi Kurdistan Gas Exports Squeezed by Federal Court Ruling

Sunday 3 July 2022
Iraqi federal court ruled in February that all Kurdistan region’s gas and oil contracts are invalid, wreaking havok to KRG’s financial arteries.
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Iraq Limbo: SCF Activities and Tangible Progress towards Stalemate End
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Iraq Limbo: SCF Activities and Tangible Progress towards Stalemate End

Tuesday 5 July 2022
Shiite Coordination Framework is leading efforts to a new government and there are signs progress is being made.
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What Does Tehran Summit Mean for Syrian Kurds?
Analysis

What Does Tehran Summit Mean for Syrian Kurds?

Saturday 23 July 2022
Though American allies, Syrian Kurds are left to the mercy of Turkey. However, Tehran summit brought them hope for protection from Syrian government.
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Turkey Ready to Cooperate with Syria against Kurdish Militants
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Turkey Ready to Cooperate with Syria against Kurdish Militants

Sunday 31 July 2022
Turkey is ready to assist the Syrian government in its efforts to flush out members of the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militant group from energy-rich areas in northeastern Syria.
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Turkey Bombs Iraqi Kurdistan Villages amid Ongoing Incursions
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Turkey Bombs Iraqi Kurdistan Villages amid Ongoing Incursions

Monday 19 September 2022
The Turkish military announced an operation in April targeting PKK fighters.

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37 More People Killed, 92 Injured in Floods in Pakistan

37 More People Killed, 92 Injured in Floods in Pakistan