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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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Iran Hails Qatar’s Success against Saudi-Led Pressures
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Iran Hails Qatar’s Success against Saudi-Led Pressures

Wednesday 6 January 2021
Iran hailed Qatar’s success in resisting Saudi-led pressure and extortion after Saudi Arabia lifted on Monday its land, air and maritime siege on Qatar.
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Cooperation Council’s Summit: Fragile, Imposed Détente
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Cooperation Council’s Summit: Fragile, Imposed Détente

Thursday 7 January 2021
Saudi Arabia announced it would lift blockade on Qatar and reopen borders. But the friendship gesture could not hide their standing division.
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Qatar Calls on Persian Gulf states to Engage in Talks with Iran
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Qatar Calls on Persian Gulf states to Engage in Talks with Iran

Tuesday 19 January 2021
Qatar urged member states of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to negotiate with neighboring Iran on their differences
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Iran FM Welcomes Qatar’s Call for Arab States to Begin Talks with Iran
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Iran FM Welcomes Qatar’s Call for Arab States to Begin Talks with Iran

Wednesday 20 January 2021
Iran’s Foreign Minister welcomed his Qatari counterpart’s call on the Persian Gulf Arab countries to launch negotiations with Iran, saying the Islamic Republic has been demanding neighborly cooperation towards establishing a strong West Asia.
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Cold Peace? Egypt-Qatar Relations on Edge Despite Détente
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Cold Peace? Egypt-Qatar Relations on Edge Despite Détente

Monday 1 February 2021
The two countries reconciled two weeks ago but they are far from becoming normal partners.
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UAE Hired American Hackers to Spy on ’Enemies’: Paper
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UAE Hired American Hackers to Spy on ’Enemies’: Paper

Sunday 7 February 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly has hired a group of hackers, who once worked for US intelligence agencies, to spy on its neighbor Qatar and other countries.
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Qatari FM’s Tehran Visit: Goals and Messages
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Qatari FM’s Tehran Visit: Goals and Messages

Wednesday 17 February 2021
Qatar’s top diplomat discussed bilateral ties with Tehran officials. But that was not all. He possibly carried messages to Iran from Saudis and West.
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Hadi-Doha Reconciliation: A Saudi Trap for Qataris?
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Hadi-Doha Reconciliation: A Saudi Trap for Qataris?

Thursday 11 March 2021
Mansour Hadi of Yemen sent his FM to Qatar for reconciliation. But the visit has Saudi goals behind it.
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Doha Trilateral Syria Meeting: Goals, Repercussions
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Doha Trilateral Syria Meeting: Goals, Repercussions

Monday 15 March 2021
Russia, Turkey, and Qatar announced new initiative for Syria conflict. But there are questions about its goals and outcomes as it rivals other processes.
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Doha-Baghdad Relations Boost: Persian Gulf Monarchies Rival on Iraqi Ground
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Doha-Baghdad Relations Boost: Persian Gulf Monarchies Rival on Iraqi Ground

Thursday 18 March 2021
Iraq and Qatar are heading ties expansion. Iraq is increasingly becoming a rivalry scene of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
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What Does Make Qatar Quietly Improve Its Military Power?
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What Does Make Qatar Quietly Improve Its Military Power?

Monday 5 April 2021
The Qatari leaders believe they need to diversify their military partnerships as they learn from the Saudi-led blockade.
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Saudi King Invites Qatari Emir to Visit Riyadh: Report
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Saudi King Invites Qatari Emir to Visit Riyadh: Report

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud reportedly has invited Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to visit the kingdom.
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Qatar to Embrace First Parliamentary Election With Tribal, Sectarian Filters
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Qatar to Embrace First Parliamentary Election With Tribal, Sectarian Filters

Wednesday 18 August 2021
Sheikh Tamim seeks to pose as a fan for democracy, but he cannot hide his fear of power gain of rival tribes via vote.
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UAE Eyeing Afghanistan Foothold, Amid Qatar Strong Sway
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UAE Eyeing Afghanistan Foothold, Amid Qatar Strong Sway

Sunday 5 September 2021
Abu Dhabi knows it its hard to build influence in Afghanistan as rival Qatar is a key player there.
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UAE-Qatar Détente Efforts: Is It a Cold Peace?
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UAE-Qatar Détente Efforts: Is It a Cold Peace?

Saturday 9 October 2021
UAE plays peace with Qatar as it see it a need to change amid emerging new order. But this is hardly a real peace as their generic policies remain conflicting.

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Terrorist Attack at Shiite Mosque in Afghan City of Kandahar Kills Dozens

Terrorist Attack at Shiite Mosque in Afghan City of Kandahar Kills Dozens