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Quran Competition Planned in India

SHAFAQNA - The 18th edition of a Quran competition for Muslims in India will be held in the capital, New...

Pakistan: Shia leader wants Muharram events open for all...

SHAFAQNA - The Shia Ulema Council (SUC) on Thursday demanded the government ease security protocols and facilitate the local population,...

Four people killed in bomb blast in southern Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - Four people, including two bomb disposal squad personnel, have been killed in an explosion in southern city...

Britain Announces Ban on Military Training in Myanmar amid...

SHAFAQNA- The British Ministry of Defence will "stop all defense engagement and training of the Burmese military” until it ends...

Pakistani ambassador in Iraq visits Imam Ali’s Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Dr. Ali Rahmani, the Pakistani ambassador in Iraq, visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.). Mohammad Razooqi,...

Muslim Woman Becomes Singapore’s President

SHAFAQNA- Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore's first woman president on Wednesday, after the...

S. Korea pins hopes on halal foods to woo...

SHAFAQNA - South Korea has high hopes that halal food will help breathe new vitality into the local tourism industry...

Mere Condemnation Not to Alleviate Rohingya Muslims’ Sufferings

SHAFAQNA-A Lebanese Sunni scholar urged immediate action to put an end to the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Speaking...

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over...

SHAFAQNA- Muslim countries in Asia and a Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday...

Why aren’t Uyghur Muslims in China allowed to go...

SHAFAQNA - As millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the beginning of Hajj, Uyghur Turks continue to face state-led...

Japan calls for UNSC meeting

SHAFAQNA-Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a UNSC meeting over North Korea's launching of a projectile over...

US could cut aid to Pakistan, wants more help...

SHAFAQNA - The US may cut aid to Pakistan or review its status as a major non-NATO ally if Islamabad...

‘Quran university’ to be established in Baling, Malaysia

SHAFAQNA - Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, a lawmaker representing Baling in Malaysia’s parliament, has pledged to allocate 12.8 hectares...

Pakistan to have enhanced cooperation with Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan top-level civil and military officials during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) have resolved...

Indonesia to hold International conference on ‘Quran and Hadith’

SHAFAQNA - The Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia, plans to organize an international conference on Quran...

Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

SHAFAQNA - Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon...

Five killed during clashes in Kashmir

SHAFAQNA - Two soldiers and three suspected militants were killed in an overnight gunbattle in India-held Kashmir, officials said...

Taliban seize strategic area in northern Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - Taliban militant group seized a key area in the north of Afghanistan after launching coordinated attacks from...

Muslims’ fight for burial ground brings succour to Hindus...

SHAFAQNA - ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ — this pre-Independence era slogan rarely has any relevance in the contemporary day, especially in...

Myanmar Must Protect Rohingya Muslim Rights: OIC

SHAFAQNA - Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation...

China’s Muslims are banned from using their language in...

SHAFAQNA - Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have banned China's Muslims from using their language in schools. Last month, the Hotan...

“Bada Imambada” of Lacknow among largest, oldest Hussianiah throughout...

SHAFAQNA - The Bada Imambara of Lucknow; the capital of Uttar Pradesh (India) is one among the oldest and...

Deadly blast leaves 29 martyrs at Shia mosque in...

SHAFAQNA - At least 29 dead and more than 60 wounded in a powerful explosion inside a mosque belonging...

Discussion in Australia on Muslim rights

SHAFAQNA - Muslim community leaders gathered in Astoria, Queens, New York City, to address legal and social issues facing American...

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

SHAFAQNA - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of...

Muslim Lawyer Steps Down as Chair of Islamophobia Register...

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim lawyer has quit a group she founded three years ago to raise awareness of anti-Islamic hatred, with...

Sydney Interfaith Gathering Highlights Role of Religious Leaders in...

SHAFAQNA-  The 11th interfaith dialogue meeting in Sydney, Australia, was held earlier this week. The participants underlined the need for promoting...

Car bomb explosion near Shiite cleric’s home leaves 24...

SHAFAQNA - At least 24 people have been martyred and 40 other injured by a car bomb in the west...

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