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World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

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Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

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Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

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Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

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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.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
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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Map of  Latest Battlefield Developments in Syria and Iraq on

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Iraqi Parties’ Polarity: Damaging to Iraq, Advantageous to US

Iraqi Parties’ Polarity: Damaging to Iraq, Advantageous to US

Friday 24 August 2018
KDP), led by Masoud Barzani, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), headed Kosrat Rasoul Ali. The post-election Iraqi political developments seem to be moving towards a confrontational polarity between Islamic Dawa Party’s two leading figures al-Abadi and al-Maliki, though this theory ca ...
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Iraqi Politics Back On Track as President Elected

Iraqi Politics Back On Track as President Elected

Thursday 4 October 2018 ،
KDP), led by Masoud Barzani, and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), led by Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, the widow of the party’s founder, were divided over the candidates and this was the main issue lengthening the process. The Barzani family-dominated KDP nominated Fuad Hussein, 72, who is a veteran ...
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Iraqi Kurdish Region’s Government Formation Scenarios

Iraqi Kurdish Region’s Government Formation Scenarios

Wednesday 21 November 2018 ،
KDP) to gain the relative majority of the seats. According to the Kurdish election commission, the KDP won 45, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) with 21, the Gorran with 12, New Generation Movement with 8, Kurdistan Islamic Group with 7, and the “Alliance Towards Reforms”, which is com ...
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What Is Behind Barzani’s Baghdad Visit?

What Is Behind Barzani’s Baghdad Visit?

Saturday 24 November 2018 ،
KDP) on Thursday and the meeting with the officials there, on top of them the new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. Barzani as the architect and implementer of the referendum plan was subject to the highest level of criticism and fury directed from the politicians in the Iraqi political community, w ...
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Turkey, Syrian Opposition Initiative for Kurdish Areas

Turkey, Syrian Opposition Initiative for Kurdish Areas

Wednesday 6 February 2019 ،
KDP) led by Masoud Barzani who over the past years, despite his controversial measures including the referendum and struggle with the central government for Kirkuk or the Turkish airstrikes on the rural areas of the Iraqi Kurdish region, maintained cooperative relations with the Kurdish President Re ...
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Tehran-Erbil Relations Under Nechirvan Barzani’s Presidency

Tehran-Erbil Relations Under Nechirvan Barzani’s Presidency

Sunday 16 June 2019 ،
KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), first since the Kurdish region became autonomous in 1991. At the May 28 meeting, the regional parliament picked Barzani as the president despite objection from the PUK and absence of other political parties’ representatives. Barzani secured 68 y ...
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Kirkuk Governor Election Iraq’s New Contentious Point

Kirkuk Governor Election Iraq’s New Contentious Point

Saturday 27 July 2019 ،
KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two main holders of the power in the Kurdish region, went through a serious cleavage over what kind of role the Kurds should take in Kirkuk after central government control of the city. Al-Jabouri served as acting governor for 21 months as the two par ...
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Baghdad-Erbil Grand Agreement: Too Far Too Close

Baghdad-Erbil Grand Agreement: Too Far Too Close

Saturday 31 August 2019 ،
KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are in a constant power struggle, and their figures and representatives in Baghdad have seen clout shrinkage over the past two years.  Aware of its big weaknesses in the face of Baghdad, Erbil now turns head to Washington to press the central gov ...
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Why Does Baghdad Want To Cut Kurdish Budget?

Why Does Baghdad Want To Cut Kurdish Budget?

Wednesday 29 April 2020 ،
KDP) on stay of Finance Minister Fuad Hussein in his post is the origin of the current crisis between Erbil and Baghdad. Yousef Mohammad Sadeq, the head of the Change Movement in the Iraqi parliament, and Ghaleb Mohammad, a lawmaker from the same party, argue that the main drive behind cutting KRG&r ...
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Will Iraqi Kurds Finally Abandon Seeing US As Grand Savior?

Will Iraqi Kurds Finally Abandon Seeing US As Grand Savior?

Wednesday 24 June 2020 ،
KDP), declared a comprehensive rebellion against the central government led at the time by Abdul Karim Qassem. The outcome was a several-year strenuous conflict with various presidents of Iraq including Abdul Salam Arif, Abdul Rahman Arif, and Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. It was from the mid-1960s that, by ...

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