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al-akhbar.com/Warplanes roar over Tripoli as clashes intensify

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Unidentified warplanes flew over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions were heard early on Monday, residents said, in what could mark a sharp escalation of more than a month of street fighting between armed factions. Several Libyan TV channels said planes targeted bases of militiamen from Misrata who have been battling […]

aljazeera.com/Imran Khan’s party quits Pakistan parliament

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The party of Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan has quit the national assembly and vowed to intensity anti-government protests, a day after he called for a campaign of civil disobedience in protest at the government of Nawaz Sharif. “We are resigning from the National assembly, Punjab assembly, Baluchistan assembly and Sindh assembly,” […]

onislam.net/HRW Lambasts Kenya’s Abusive Police

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-An international rights organization has accused Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) of being responsible for a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, urging international donors to halt support for the biased unit. “Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people right under the noses of top government officials, […]

6.1-Magnitude Quake Jolts Western Iran

SHAFAQNA- According to the Iranian Seismological Center, the magnitude 6.1 quake struck 3 kilometers off Murmuri, a small town in Iran’s western province of Ilam, at 07:02 local time (0232 GMT Monday). The epicenter was determined to be at 32.703 degrees north latitude and 47.695 degrees east longitude. Tremors from quake were felt in four provinces. […]

Micheal Brown Family Holds News Conference in Ferguson

SHAFAQNA- The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, plans to address reporters Monday after a private autopsy found that Brown was shot at least six times. The family plans to speak at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. ET. Earlier in the day, […]

‘We drank urine to survive’

SHAFAQNA- Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued on Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine. Two Spanish men were still missing after the boat, which was also carrying Indonesian crew, sank […]

reuters.com/Texas Governor Perry calls indictment politically motivated

SHAFAQNA – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Saturday an indictment against him for abuse of power was a political move that he intends to fight. Perry was indicted on Friday by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in the heavily Republican state, on two […]

ap.com/Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Least 6 Times: Report

SHAFAQNA – An unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy has found. The New York Times reported that the autopsy by Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner, found that one of the […]

usatoday.com/Chaos, violence in Ferguson; National Guard called in

SHAFAQNA – Another night of chaos and violence gave way to an uneasy quiet Monday as residents cleaned up from looting and vandalism and awaited the arrival of the National Guard. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the Guard into Ferguson hours after police cited “pre-planned” acts of aggression by protesters. Sunday night and early Monday […]

Missouri Governor ordered National Guard to Ferguson

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to Ferguson as tensions rise following the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager. The Governor said the National Guard would “help restore peace and order” after days of protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. On […]

WikiLeaks founder will be leaving Ecuadorian Embassy soon

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Julian Assange has told a news conference he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London “soon” after more than two years inside the building. Assange described his next moves alongside the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. It is suggested that the WikiLeaks founder needs hospital treatment for heart and […]

IQNA/French, Bangladeshi Protestors Slam Zionist Attacks on Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-On Saturday, a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Pantheon in Paris to express their support for Palestinian resistance against Israel, Al-Alam news network reported. They carried Palestinian flags as well as placards depicting late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, French World War II resistance leader Jean […]

IQNA/French, Bangladeshi Protestors Slam Zionist Attacks on Gaza

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-On Saturday, a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Pantheon in Paris to express their support for Palestinian resistance against Israel, Al-Alam news network reported. They carried Palestinian flags as well as placards depicting late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, French World War II resistance leader Jean […]