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18 December 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA ( Exclusive ) - Activists revealed that the Saudi authorities have finally released this week sentenced to life imprisonment against nine Shia citizens after more than 18 years after the arrest. They were accused of being behind the Khobar bombing in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1996, which...
SHAFAQNA ( Exclusive) - On the occasion of the celebration of the martyrs, a seminar  was held today Wednesday, December 17th, in the British Parliament, sponsored by Lord Avebury with the participation of Bahraini activists  and Britons. British MP, Jeremy Corbin, spoke at the conference about...
SHAFAQNA- In March this year, EU leaders met to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. In a media statement, British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned Russia and said that the "territorial integrity of an independent nation has been violated" by Moscow's action. "The aspirations of the Ukrainian...
SHAFAQNA- Google has released its annual list of the year’s fastest-rising search requests. Although Google’s list usually comes last each year among other search engines and sites, its rankings typically provide more telling insights into what people were thinking because the company’s...
SHAFAQNA- Sayyed Ali Fadlallah issued a statement on Tuesday stressing that such measures are reprehensible no matter the motivation or objectives, Libanonfiles reported. He said terrorist activities such as this are Haram (forbidden) in Islam and run counter to all religious and ethical...

Religious Questions

Taqiyah (dissimulation)

Taqiyah (dissimulation)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

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

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Middle East

Aljazeera.net/ Palestine vote: 'No one cares about us'

Aljazeera.net/ Palestine vote: 'No one cares about us'

Thursday, 18 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) said that it would submit a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council calling for the end of the 47...

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Asia-Pacific

Reuters.com/ Suicide bomber kills one on outskirts of Afghan capital

Reuters.com/ Suicide bomber kills one on outskirts of Afghan capital

Thursday, 18 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - One policeman was killed and two were injured on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Thursday, in a blast caused by a suicide bomber attempting to enter Ka...

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Europe

AFP.com/ EU insists on Hamas terror status after blacklist removal

AFP.com/ EU insists on Hamas terror status after blacklist removal

Thursday, 18 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - The European Union scrambled to set the record straight on Hamas Wednesday after an EU court ordered the removal of the Palestinian Islamist group from its te...

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Americas

White supremacist charged in Kansas deaths faces competency hearing

White supremacist charged in Kansas deaths faces competency hearing

Thursday, 18 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - A Kansas judge will hear evidence on Thursday as to whether a white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities this year is competen...

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Africa

US helps Egypt despite human rights concerns

US helps Egypt despite human rights concerns

Thursday, 18 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - The United States is once again coming to Egypt's rescue. The Obama administration has allocated $1.4 billion in aid to its close Middle Eastern ally, despite ...

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Other Religions

thetimes.co.uk/ We like your habits after all, Vatican tells US nuns

thetimes.co.uk/ We like your habits after all, Vatican tells US nuns

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

SHAFAQNA - For years America’s nuns have been a thorn in the Vatican’s side, contravening traditional Catholic teachings by campaigning for more liberal positions on gay ...

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