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21 October 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - Iraq's top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has met with the country's prime minister in a sign of support for his newly-formed government and its struggle against the ISIS extremist group. Iraqi state TV says The Prime Minister, Haider...
Shafaqna (Shia International News Association) Maulana Syed Abbas Nasir Saeed Abqati, 28, the son of prominent Shia cleric Maulana Agha Roohi, was studying at Najaf University in July when clashes with the ISIS broke out in Iraq. He claims to have enrolled for the force comprising civilians and...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The latest car bomb attack to hit Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killed at least 11 people on Monday and left some 26 injured, according to a security source. The bomber detonated his explosives as worshippers at a Shiite mosque in the Sinak area of...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) Director intelligence of American Think tank project Bruce Riedel has said that there are chances of proxy war between India and Pakistan in Afghanistan. He said that all this could happen in few upcoming months. Bruce Riedel said that US has failed...
SHAFAQNA- A woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn’t perform if a solution wasn’t found. She had to leave the auditorium, because wearing a veil covering the whole face is banned in France. The incident happened during...

Religious Questions

Loan

Loan

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Shafaqna (Shia International News Association) - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Loan. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are a...

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Middle East

Presstv/ The torture secrets of Abu Ghraib are coming

Presstv/ The torture secrets of Abu Ghraib are coming

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Once you've seen the Abu Ghraib photos, they're not easily forgotten.

The hooded man, the electrodes, the naked bodies p...

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Asia-Pacific

Huffingtonpost/ Hong Kong Protesters See 'No Hope' In Negotiations

Huffingtonpost/ Hong Kong Protesters See 'No Hope' In Negotiations

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy protests are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations with representative...

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Europe

CNN/ Sweden hunts for mystery submarine

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - There are fears of Russians and it is October, but it's not a Tom Clancy novel. It is a case of international naval intri...

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Americas

PressTV/Obama to bypass Congress on Iran deal: Report

PressTV/Obama to bypass Congress on Iran deal: Report

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - US President Barack Obama will do “everything in his power” to avoid a vote in Congress on any nuclear accord with Iran, ...

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Africa

Third UN employee killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone

Third UN employee killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – A third United Nations employee has been killed by the deadly Ebola virus in the West African country of Sierra Leone.

A...

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Other Religions

AFP/ Australia nixes Burqa/Niqab segregation plan

AFP/ Australia nixes Burqa/Niqab segregation plan

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia’s Par...

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