Taliban Spokesman: We just negotiate with US

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SHAFAQNA- Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the publication of the negotiating team's list with the Taliban is pointless because the group know US as the only decision maker. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid,…

Indonesia: Political use of mosques banned

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SHAFAQNA- The Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques for political activities. According to Iran's Cultural Adviser in Indonesia, the Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques as means of practical political…

Afghan MP: Fight Against Terrorism is the most Important goal of Region

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SHAFAQNA- President of the Afghan Parliament said that Combating terrorism and strengthening regional cooperation is the most important goal of the governments of Tehran, Kabul, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad and Ankara. “Terrorism has never…

Video: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?

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SHAFAQNA: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: We will continue to be in Mosul and support Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A French artist paints the homes of…

Javanese and Sudanese Traditional Wedding Costumes

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: Traditional Asian dressing can both delight and confuse non-Asians. Heavily influenced by conservative yet imaginative culture, clothing which originates from most parts of East and Southeast Asia are both colourful…

Photos: King Faisal Mosque in Marawi, Philippines

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosque: The biggest mosque in Marawi City, this structure is located in Mindanao State University. It is named after the former king of Saudi Arabia who also financed its construction. The structure is noticeable for…

Video: Over 50% of Afghan refugees are children

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SHAFAQNA- Did you know over 50% of Afghan refugees are children? Learn more about Afghanistan and how UNHCR is helping families displaced by conflict and drought.    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Canadians are opening…

Photos: Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain's prisons.   Read more from Shafqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you... What were the recommendations of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)…

Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change

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SHAFAQNA- Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why women are the agents of change.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan…

A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet in China

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SHAFAQNA- A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad, Eid Milad Un Nabi, in China.   Read more from Shafaqna: A RARE PICTURE OF ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF BEIJING IN 1908            Photos:…

EU signs aid package for Afghanistan worth $535m in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union and Afghanistan have signed a financing agreement worth millions of euros for development of diverse sectors of the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The aid agreement made on Tuesday at the Geneva Conference on…

A rare picture of Islamic university of Beijing in 1908

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SHAFAQNA- In 1908, the Ottoman caliph Abdülhamid II opened up an Islamic university in Beijing to educate China's Muslims.

Video: Demands for Justice grow louder

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SHAFAQNA- "My husband was shot and killed. Three of my children had their throats slit. And then they hacked their bodies to pieces.” Horrific account from Rohingya refugee Momtaz Begum, who says she’s far too terrified to return. Read…

Video: Thousands to escape fighting in two Hazara-majority districts in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands have fled to escape fighting in two ethnic Hazara-majority districts in Afghanistan. Taliban militants have been battling Afghan special forces and ethnic Hazara militia in the previously safe districts of Jaghori and Malistan…

Photos: Al Azhar Mosque in Padang, Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosques:  UNP Al Azhar Mosque, located near the main gate of the UNP is one of the newly established buildings in the campus center UNP. The mosque is adjacent to the Al Azhar mosque old ones that will be torn down in the…

Video: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan.   Read more from Shafaqna: Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan from Jaghori, Malistan Afghanistan: Hazara Shiites under Taliban attack in a war never…

Photos: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S) in Lucknow India

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SHAFAQNA: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S.) in Lucknow India. Read more from Shafaqna: Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.) Narrations from Imam Hasan al-Askari (as) The Eleventh Imam, Hasan ibn ‘Ali…

Afghanistan: Hazara Shiites under Taliban attack in a war never seen before

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of Shiites have fled their homes in two Hazara-dominated districts to escape the “absolute terror” of escalating violence by Taliban, with some describing the violence as the worst they had seen in the 17-year conflict. The…

ASEAN call for 'accountability' in Rohingya crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations call for those responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit , reflecting…

After 17 Years, many Afghans blame US over endless war

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SHAFAQNA- Seventeen years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, the war is dragging on, many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and…

Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan from Jaghori, Malistan

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SHAFAQNA- As Taliban attacks continue, over 250 Afghan families displaced to Bamyan from two districts in Ghazni province, local officials in Bamyan province said Tuesday. According to a survey commissioned by the delegation, more than 250…

Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour over atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Leading international human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it is stripping Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top honor over the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The…

Indian Muslims are upset about bans on prayers in Taj Mahal

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SHAFAQNA- Indian Muslims are upset about a Nov. 5 order that restricts pray at the mosque located inside the compound of India's national landmark Taj Mahal, except on Fridays when the mosque is only open to locals. The Archaeological Survey…

A Shiite center received a grant worth 75,000 $ from Australian government

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SHAFAQNA- According to alforatnews, The Australian government allocated $ 75,000 to the Islamic Center of Shiites within the context of its country Special Grants to Religious Places. The Shiites Association of Australia announced in a statement…

Moscow Halal Expo was held in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA- On November 1-4, the 9th International Halal Exhibition, Moscow Halal Expo 2018 took place. Over the years the event has turned into the largest platform for halal business development in Russia. The 9th International Halal Exhibition…

UN warned: any attempt to return Rohingya Muslims would risk more deaths

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SHAFAQNA- The pledge to begin returning the Rohingya comes just days after UN investigators warned of an "ongoing genocide" against the Muslim minority in Myanmar. But, chair of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar, warned that the conditions…

A video from inside the Indonesian plane during the fall

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SHAFAQNA: Cries of Allah-o-Akbar (God is great) and La-elaha-ela-Allah (there is no god except Allah) of Indonesian plane Travelers from fear and flight in bad weather, in the video allegedly related to the crash of the Lion Air in Indonesia.   Read…

India held the 26th Annual Hussain Day Convention

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Under the title “Rise above Hate”, The 26th edition of the Hussain Day convention was held in the Indian city of Bengaluru . Eminent dignitaries from around the world attended and participated in the international…