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02 October 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA- (Shia International News Association) Imam Mohammad  Baqir (AS) was born in the year 57 Higri, in the city of Medina. He was 39 years old at the time of the death of his father, Imam Zayn al-abedin (Ýa) (who passed away in 94 Hijri). His name was Mohammad, while his kunya was Abu...
The situation continues just days before the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. SHAFAQNA- Thousands of people from Indian-controlled Kashmir continue to live in relief camps following flash floods and landslides,...
The school is 4km (2.5 miles) from Donetsk airport, where rebels have clashed with Ukrainian troops. SHAFAQNA- A shell has killed four people at a school in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on the first day of classes, officials and witnesses say. Another six people died when a...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) THE history is so long and fraught and the problems so complex that the start of the Ashraf Ghani presidency in Afghanistan cannot immediately be seen as a new beginning in ties between Islamabad and Kabul. There are though fresh possibilities now...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to exclude the opportunity for the Ukrainian government forces to shell civilians in the country's eastern regions, speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kremlin said in a press release...

Religious Questions

 Following a Mujtahid

Following a Mujtahid

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - (Shia International News Association) - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Mujtahid . According to Shafaqna the questions and answe...

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Middle East

How Saudi Arabia ruined the Hajj

How Saudi Arabia ruined the Hajj

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - When Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the ...

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Asia-Pacific

FT / China backs Hong Kong leader CY Leung over use of tear gas

FT / China backs Hong Kong leader CY Leung over use of tear gas

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - China has accused pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong of spreading “chaos” in the Asian financial hub, as it publicly backed CY Leung, chief executive, for t...

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Europe

Prince William warns paparazzi against 'harassing' George

Prince William warns paparazzi against 'harassing' George

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - Britain's Prince William has warned two photographers against trailing his baby son George during walks in London parks with his nanny, saying their behavior a...

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Americas

Reuters /U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

Reuters /U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Still, other data o...

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Africa

Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive

Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Last week, the military claimed a man posing as the Boko Haram leader in videos had been killed and in August 2013 said that Shekau may be dead.

SHAFAQNA - A video has b...

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Other Religions

Pope urges Europe to open doors to refugees

Pope urges Europe to open doors to refugees

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA -  Pope Francis urged Europe to open its doors to refugees Wednesday as he marked the anniversary of a deadly migrant shipwreck off Sicily by meeting with surviv...

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