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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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Somalia

26 Dead as Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Hotel in Somali
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26 Dead as Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Hotel in Somali

Sunday 14 July 2019
At least 26 people, including journalists and politicians, have been killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack on a hotel in southern Somalia
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Russia-Africa Summit: Why Is Africa Growing Important for Moscow?
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Russia-Africa Summit: Why Is Africa Growing Important for Moscow?

Sunday 27 October 2019
Sochi hosted a summit between Russia and African countries on bilateral cooperation, signaling that it wants to return to Africa.
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90 Killed in Somalia Capital as Truck Bomb Hits Checkpoint
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90 Killed in Somalia Capital as Truck Bomb Hits Checkpoint

Sunday 29 December 2019
At least 90 people were killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint.
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Al-Shabaab Militants Attacks US Base in Kenya
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Al-Shabaab Militants Attacks US Base in Kenya

Sunday 5 January 2020
Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a US military base in Kenya. The base -- known as Camp Simba -- is located in Lamu county, near Kenya’s border with Somalia.
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Ethiopia Confirms Shooting down Kenyan Cargo Plane in Somalia
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Ethiopia Confirms Shooting down Kenyan Cargo Plane in Somalia

Sunday 10 May 2020
Ethiopian troops in Somalia confirmed shooting down a Kenyan cargo plane carrying aid supplies earlier this week, which resulted in the deaths of all the six people on board.
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Roadside Bomb Hits Minibus in Somali Capital, Kills Six
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Roadside Bomb Hits Minibus in Somali Capital, Kills Six

Sunday 31 May 2020
A roadside bomb has killed at least six people near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
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UAE’s Influence Expansion In Horn Of Africa: Goals, Tools
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UAE’s Influence Expansion In Horn Of Africa: Goals, Tools

Thursday 12 November 2020
The UAE is working to deepen its influence in Horn of Africa for security and economic interests using investment and partnership.
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Suicide Attack Kills 5, Including 2 Turks, in Somalia
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Suicide Attack Kills 5, Including 2 Turks, in Somalia

Sunday 3 January 2021
At least five people, including two Turkish citizens, have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday.
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Somalia’s President Calls for Election, Pulling Country Back from Brink of Civil War
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Somalia’s President Calls for Election, Pulling Country Back from Brink of Civil War

Wednesday 28 April 2021
Somalia’s President called for a presidential election and a return to dialog, dropping his controversial decision to extend his own mandate and pulling the country back from the brink of civil strife for the moment.
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Tel Aviv Granted AU Observer Status: How Would This Benefit Israelis?
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Tel Aviv Granted AU Observer Status: How Would This Benefit Israelis?

Monday 26 July 2021
19 years after its ouster, the Israeli regime rejoined the African Union (AU) as an observer member on July 22. A statement published by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Tel Aviv has relations with 46 African countries and in recent years, it resumed ties with Chad and Guinea, and earlier this year normalized ties with Sudan.
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Algeria Trying to Revoke Israel’s Observer Status in African Union
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Algeria Trying to Revoke Israel’s Observer Status in African Union

Wednesday 2 February 2022
In July 2021 Israel was granted African Union’s observe status. The move caused outcry by some members that are critical of Israeli occupation of Palestine.
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West Africa Bloc Chairman: Mali Coup Set Dangerous Trend in Sahel
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West Africa Bloc Chairman: Mali Coup Set Dangerous Trend in Sahel

Friday 4 February 2022
Mali has been in political instability for years and this caused worries to other African states.
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Somali Leaders Reject ’Illegal’ Deal with American Oil Company
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Somali Leaders Reject ’Illegal’ Deal with American Oil Company

Sunday 20 February 2022
Somalia’s president and premier have nullified an "illegal" deal signed between the country’s energy minister and an American oil company.
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As Hunger Spreads in Somalia, Babies Start to Die
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As Hunger Spreads in Somalia, Babies Start to Die

Wednesday 25 May 2022
Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi’s twin granddaughters. Babies Ebla and Abdia lived only a day.

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US Marks Independence Day with Mass Shooting: 6 Killed, Dozens Injured

US Marks Independence Day with Mass Shooting: 6 Killed, Dozens Injured