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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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Tajikistan

Tajik Government’s Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Policy: Goals, Implications
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Tajik Government’s Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Policy: Goals, Implications

Monday 3 February 2020
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are motivating Tajikistan’s crackdown on Islamic groups who strike for positions in politics.
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Rahmon Fifth Term Victory Amid Tajikistan Economic Troubles
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Rahmon Fifth Term Victory Amid Tajikistan Economic Troubles

Wednesday 14 October 2020
The country held its presidential elections and President Rahmon was elected for fifth term, though prospects of economic betterment remain dim.
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Vital Central Asia Transit Corridors and Their Significance for Iran
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Vital Central Asia Transit Corridors and Their Significance for Iran

Wednesday 10 March 2021
Central Asia is the heart of the international transit corridors. Iran can take advantage as all the corridors cross it.
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Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Agree on New Truce after Days of Deadly Border Clashes
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Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Agree on New Truce after Days of Deadly Border Clashes

Sunday 2 May 2021
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed on another truce to end days of clashes at their shared border.
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What Are the Roots of Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Border Clashes?
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What Are the Roots of Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Border Clashes?

Monday 3 May 2021
The two neighbors clashed over the border for a week, as the border dispute stay potentials for a conflict.
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Disarray Hitting CSTO as the US Central Asia Game Gains Traction
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Disarray Hitting CSTO as the US Central Asia Game Gains Traction

Sunday 23 May 2021
The US intensifies its game in Central Asia region with its quest for a host for a military base, hitting the order in already malfunctioning CSTO.
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What’s Behind US Central Asia Military Presence Plans?
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What’s Behind US Central Asia Military Presence Plans?

Wednesday 26 May 2021
The Americans want to stay in Central Asia after withdrawal from Afghanistan to contain Russia and China.
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ISIS Terrorists Moving into Afghanistan: Russia
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ISIS Terrorists Moving into Afghanistan: Russia

Wednesday 28 July 2021
Remnants if ISIS terrorist group are moving into Afghanistan from Syria, Libya, and several other countries, Russia said on Wednesday stressing that Moscow would provide its Central Asian ally Tajikistan with military assistance if any security threats emanate from Afghanistan.
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Iran President to Visit Tajikistan for SCO Summit, Tehran’s Full Membership on Agenda
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Iran President to Visit Tajikistan for SCO Summit, Tehran’s Full Membership on Agenda

Wednesday 15 September 2021
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi is set to travel to Tajikistan this week to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.
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How Is Ukraine Crisis Affecting Central Asian States?
Analysis

How Is Ukraine Crisis Affecting Central Asian States?

Monday 7 March 2022
Ukraine invasion led to Western sanctions on Russia with which West Asian states have extensive economic and security relations.
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Tajikistan Shiite Leader Assassination Sounds the Alarm about Wahhabi and Takfiri Leeway
Analysis

Tajikistan Shiite Leader Assassination Sounds the Alarm about Wahhabi and Takfiri Leeway

Wednesday 25 May 2022
The Shiite leader was assassinated a few days after unrest swept predominantly-Shiite region amid anti-Shiite crackdown.
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Relying on Domestic Capacities, Iran Made God Progress Despite Sanctions: Leader
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Relying on Domestic Capacities, Iran Made God Progress Despite Sanctions: Leader

Tuesday 31 May 2022
Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Monday the West Asian country has made good progress in various fields during past years despite the US-imposed sanctions.
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Tajikistan Pres. Tehran Visit Promises Clear Horizon for Bilateral Cooperation
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Tajikistan Pres. Tehran Visit Promises Clear Horizon for Bilateral Cooperation

Wednesday 1 June 2022
The two countries have a set of shared interests and concerns that invite for boosting partnership.
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Central Asia: China’s Bridge to Silk Road Revival
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Central Asia: China’s Bridge to Silk Road Revival

Sunday 12 June 2022
China is increasingly seeking allies in Central Asia to complete its Road and Belt initiative as Ukraine war blocked its trade routes with Europe.
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Kyrgyzstan Pres. Urges Home Calm after Deadly Clashes with Tajikistan
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Kyrgyzstan Pres. Urges Home Calm after Deadly Clashes with Tajikistan

Tuesday 20 September 2022
Deadly clashes erupted earlier this month between the neighbors, killing over 100 from both sides.

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Israeli Soldiers Guard Jewish Settlers As They Seize Lands of Palestinian Farmers

Israeli Soldiers Guard Jewish Settlers As They Seize Lands of Palestinian Farmers