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27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Agency) – A lack of knowledge about the laws of jurisprudence, the principles of jurisprudence, and convictions is a problem that has plagued the extremist Salafis today. Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi stated: “Today we, the Muslim people, are in need...
SHAFAQNA – The United Nations has described as “shocking” the ongoing crisis of displaced Iraqi people and Syrian refugees, stressing that the international community is failing the litmus test of handling the conflict in the two Arab countries. “Since I was last here in Iraq, another 2...
SHAFAQNA – Raed Saleh, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin wants to create a contract with the Muslim community similar to the one between the town hall and Christian and Jewish groups that grants them official status. The SPD began drafting a contract with Berlin's diverse...
SHAFAQNA – Seyed Hossein Mousavian in an article published by IRNA wrote: This month’s horrific twin attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris claimed the lives of 17 people. The shootings were prompted by Charlie Hebdo’s previous publication...
SHAFAQNA – Two successive emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people. WHO said that the emergency response campaign significantly...

Religious Questions

Prostration

Prostration

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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

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Other Religions

Interfaith dialogue bridge gaps: Pope Francis

Interfaith dialogue bridge gaps: Pope Francis

Monday, 26 January 2015

SHAFAQNA – Amid growing tensions worldwide, Pope Francis has praised dialogue between Muslims and Christians as an effective antidote to violence, in a bid to bid to brid...

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Middle East

Portugal’s stance on Iran’s nuclear issue

Portugal’s stance on Iran’s nuclear issue

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the European Union (EU) can play a more active role in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries o...

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Asia-Pacific

Reuters.com/ Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

Reuters.com/ Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japan...

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Europe

Anti-jihadist raids net five in France, three in Belgium

Anti-jihadist raids net five in France, three in Belgium

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA - Police in France and Belgium arrested eight suspected militant Islamists on Tuesday in dawn raids three weeks after jihadists killed 17 people in Paris."A part...

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Americas

Reuters.com/ Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC

Reuters.com/ Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 but was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, will be ...

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Africa

Reuters.com/ Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

Reuters.com/ Tunisia premier in talks after parties reject cabinet

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SHAFAQNA - Tunisian Prime Minister-designate Habib Essid began new negotiations over his cabinet on Monday after most political parties said they would oppose his initial...

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