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AP/Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko prepared to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend before […]

presstv.com/India drops talks with Pakistan over Kashmir

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-India has called off forthcoming foreign secretary-level talks with neighboring Pakistan after Pakistani Ambassador to India Abdul Basit met Kashmiri pro-independence leaders in New Delhi. Spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry, Syed Akbaruddin, said Monday’s meeting between the Pakistani envoy and leaders from the political front Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) […]

PIC/ Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Israeli warplanes bombed on Tuesday evening different targets in Gaza Strip in a new violation of the 24-hour truce mediated last night by Cairo. Local sources said that Israeli airstrikes targeted agricultural lands east of Badawiya village north of Gaza Strip, the Zaytun neighborhood in Gaza City, and Maghazi refugee camp. […]

onislam.net/UK Muslims Deplore Graves Desecration

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The Muslim community in Manchester’s Oldham city have vented anger over the desecration of several Muslim graves in Chadderton Cemetery, in the assault identified by police as “racially-motivated” attack “This has upset the community. It doesn’t matter who is buried here, Muslim or not,” Abdul Chaudhary Wahad, a volunteer at Al-Madina […]

Ma’an/Israeli airstrikes target northern Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Israeli warplanes targeted an open area in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, after the army reported three rockets fired from the coastal enclave. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.  Another airstrike targeted al-Mughazi in central Gaza and an open area in Deir al-Balah.  The […]

alalam.ir/Grand Mufti calls for rapid Saudi stance change on ISIL

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism … have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said. He cited militants from the ISIL, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global Al-Qaeda terror […]

Differences between moral and materialistic enjoyments

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The human being has 2 types of enjoyments, first type are those related to one of the senses which exist in a person and occurs by establishing a connection between one part of the body with an external element, like enjoyment of eyes by looking, ears by listening and […]

Three Shias, 1 Sunni Muslim shot martyred in Karachi

SHAFAQNA – At least Three more Shia Muslims and a Sunni Muslim were  shot martyred by takfiri terrorists of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ)  in Karachi early on Monday.Jafar Hussain Ansari and Kashif Rizvi embraced martyrdom after the takfiri terrorists opened bullets on them in Katti Paharhi Area of North Nazimabad. The bodies of martyres were were […]

Pakistan : MWM stages sit-ins

SHAFAQNA –  Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslmeen (MWM) Pakistan has started to stage sit-ins in different Parts of the country, where a leading sit-in has was witnessed in Karachi at Numaish Chowrangi, after MWM Sindh chapter general secretary Allama Mukhtar Imami announced on Sunday that the MWM would stage sit-ins from Monday on the main thoroughfares and highways in […]

ISIL has kidnapped 3,000 women, girls: Amnesty International

SHAFAQNA – Takfiri ISIL militants have kidnapped up to 3,000 women and girls from the Izadi community in northern Iraq over the past two weeks, Amnesty International says.Donatella Rovera, the Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, said the kidnappings took place in villages east of Mount Sinjar, where people have taken up arms against the ISIL […]

cbsnews.com/Reacting to Ferguson, a vacationing Obama keeps his distance

SHAFAQNA – Holder, Mr. Obama said, will meet with the Justice Department personnel and FBI agents conducting a federal criminal investigation into Brown’s death. Holder will also meet with other community leaders whose “support is so critical to bringing about peace and calm in Ferguson,” Mr. Obama said. What Mr. Obama did not say on […]

Chaos and confrontation on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Violence flared up once again into anger, chaos and confrontation on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as police fired tear gas and stun grenades into the air sending protesters fleeing for cover and gasping for breath. Now in its second week, the protests started by the shooting of an […]

abna.ir/Kurdish, Iraqi Forces in Control of Mosul Dam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have pushed terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) out of Mosul dam, state television reported on Monday. The television station quoted Lieutenant-General Qasim Atta, a military spokesman, as saying the forces were backed by a joint air patrol. […]

PIC/ Malaysian solidarity delegation arrives in Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Members of a Malaysian governmental delegation reached Rafah border crossing on Monday morning in solidarity with the Palestinian people and to check out Israeli crimes in Gaza Strip. Dato Seri Aziz Rahim, a representative of the Malaysian government and civil society institutions, Palestinian Ambassador to Malaysia Anour Aga, and Malaysian Ambassador […]

presstv.com/1000s of Yemenis stage massive anti-government protest

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Tens of thousands of people have held a huge anti-government rally in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, in response to a call by senior Houthi leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi. The protesters gathered in Change Square on Monday before parading in the center of the capital, where supporters of the Houthis had converged. The […]

Ma’an/Ceasefire deal to be signed in Cairo

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Palestinian sources in Cairo told Ma’an that a ceasefire agreement is being prepared after 15 days of Egypt-sponsored negotiations. The Israeli delegation has left Cairo to inform the cabinet before it convenes at 9 p.m. to discuss the agreement.  The sources said Egyptian legal consultants were preparing the documents.  Egypt is […]

alalam.ir/US airstrikes hit ISIL positions near Iraq dam: Pentagon

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-US warplanes and drones carried out 15 air strikes on Monday against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants battling for control of a major dam in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said. Fighter jets, bombers and unmanned planes destroyed nine ISIL positions and eight vehicles around the Mosul […]

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) : The Ja’fari School

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- At the time of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the city of Medina had a different look. The general massacre of its residents by the soldiers of Muslim ibn Uqbah left the survivors with a feeling of hopelessness, to the extent that those with weak faith turned to musical performance to overcome […]

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) : On The Quest for Knowledge

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- ‘Unwaan Basri was 94 years old when he heard about Imam Sadiq’s (PBUH) high level of knowledge in all matters. Therefore, he wished to acquire knowledge only from the Imam, who had just entered Medina. However, the surveillance the government had placed upon the Imam, along with the Imam’s own overscheduled hours, […]

Interpretation of Sura Hud – Verses 69-71

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- The Angels sent by Allah first meet – Abraham Abraham’s wife given the glad tidings of Isaac and – Jacob Abraham pleads for the people of Lot but asked to leave the people to have their own earning – The Angels appear to Lot – Lot admonishes his people who […]

bbc.com/ Obama: Air strikes on Iraq dam ‘to protect US interests’

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- US air strikes in support of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake the country’s largest dam are aimed at protecting US interests there, President Obama says. The failure of Mosul dam may put US staff and facilities, including the US embassy in Baghdad, at risk, Barack Obama warned Congress in a […]

Alwefaq/ Alaali: political naturalization is a heavy weight on Bahrain’s economy

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-“The political purpose behind naturalizing foreigners is to change the demographic structure and to destabilize political security in Bahrain”, said Dr. Hasan Alaali, the Secretary-General of the National Gathering Society. The Bahraini opposition parties have launched a media campaign to highlight the serious consequences of naturalizing tens of thousands of foreigners […]

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait to abide by UN blacklisting of citizens

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.  The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday intended […]

Westerners should try to understand Islam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- JOHN G. Stackhouse states Islam’s scriptures forbid forcible conversion (“Peace under Islam requires submission”, 18/8). He is referring to one verse in the Koran. However, several stronger verses abrogate this weaker verse. These stronger verses demonstrate the duality in Islam and, unlike Western logic, there are two contradictory positions on […]