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Jakarta Grand Mosque to hold Ramadan fair

SHAFAQNA - To brighten up the upcoming fasting season, the management of the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Central Jakarta,...

Bombing kills 11 family members headed to Afghanistan wedding

SHAFAQNA - Eleven members of an Afghan family, mostly women and children, were killed Friday when their vehicle hit...

China sparks human rights outcry by ramping up DNA...

SHAFAQNA - China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a...

Militarization Of U.S.’ Asian Allies A Boon For Top...

SHAFAQNA - Last week, Taiwan issued a rare public comment announcing its plans to continue buying U.S.-made weapons, stating that...

Why Ramadan is a Big “WooW” for Japanese

SHAFAQNA- There are some solid reasons why Japan and the Japanese are very different from the rest of the world,...

Birth anniversary of Ali Akbar (a.s) observed as Youth...

SHAFAQNA - Anjuman Shari Shiayan Monday observed the birth anniversary of Imam Hussain’s beloved son Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS)...

Afghan Chief Executive thanks Iran for providing education facilities...

SHAFAQNA - Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah expressed his gratitude to Iran for providing education facilities for Afghan...

Halal food services Launched by Japanese logistics giant

SHAFAQNA - Japanese logistics giant Nippon Express is entering the emerging Asian Islamic market by providing a halal food...

First Halal Hotel in Malaysia seeks to profit from...

SHAFAQNA - Just steps away from the iconic Petronas Towers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it's the first...

First Halal Hotel in Malaysia

SHAFAQNA- Halal means permissible under Islamic Sharia law, and can refer to both goods and services. Practicing Muslims account for more...

Saudi to build hundreds of mosques to spread Wahhabism...

SHAFAQNA - Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion) from...

Civilian casualties decline slightly in Afghanistan: UN

SHAFAQNA - Civilians casualties caused by the war in Afghanistan declined slightly in the first three months of 2017,...

China bans religious names for Muslim babies in Xinjiang

SHAFAQNA - Many couples fret over choosing the perfect name for their newborn, but for Muslims in western China that...

Mosque open day in Victoria, Australia aims to strengthen...

SHAFAQNA - Mosques across the state of Victoria in Australia will open their doors next month to strengthen community...

Pakistani ex-army chief leaves for Riyadh to lead Saudi-led...

SHAFAQNA - Retired Pakistani army general Raheel Sharif, 60, has departed for Saudi Arabia to take charge as the...

Pakistan court extends PM Nawaz Sharif corruption probe

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that though there is insufficient evidence to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a...

SHAFAQNA - The Federal Government is making changes to the Australian citizenship overhaul. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton denies the Turnbull...

Prosecutors call for 1yr jail term for Jakarta governor...

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian prosecutors have asked for a one-year prison term for Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on blasphemy charges,...

US ‘Mother of all bombs’ damage shiite village in...

SHAFAQNA - Report from Parachinar has it that the US mother of all bombs (MOAB) which was dropped by...

Mob killing of student by extremist groups sparks outrage...

SHAFAQNA - Viral footage showing the lynching of a 23-year-old university student by sympathizers of Wahhabism and Takfiri groups in northwestern...

Video footage of Kashmiri man tied to Indian army...

SHAFAQNA - Viral video footage is circulating on social media showing a young Kashmiri man tied to the front of an Indian...

AFP to include Muslims in recruitment quotas

SHAFAQNA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is set to allocate a portion of its recruitment quotas for...

Rohingya woman shot dead along Bangladesh border

SHAFAQNA - Bangladesh border guards opened fire Thursday at a boat ferrying Rohingya migrants from neighbouring Myanmar, killing one...

Japan’s Royal Holdings to Expand Halal Food Offerings

SHAFAQNA- Restaurant chain operator Royal Holdings in Japan plans to broaden its halal food menu and step up sales of...

Pakistan says will quit Saudi-led military coalition if it...

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif says Islamabad will quit a controversial Saudi-led coalition if it becomes "sectarian," as...

Six civilians killed, 50 injured by Indian forces in...

SHAFAQNA - Six civilians were killed and at least 50 were wounded Sunday in disputed Jammu and Kashmir when...

Leader of Anjuman Shari Shian concerned about Kashmiri prisoners...

SHAFAQNA - Hurriyat leader and president Anjuman Shari Shian Aga Syed Hasan Almosawi concerned plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing...

News media Muslim coverage driving Islamophobia – New Zealand...

SHAFAQNA - A New Zealand study has linked listening to, watching and reading the news to greater anger towards...

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