Chile quake-triggered tsunami waves reach Japan

SHAFAQNA - Waves triggered by the massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile and dozens of aftershocks, have reached Japanese coasts, where authorities issued a tsunami advisory.A wave of some 70 centimeters (28 inches) has been recorded in…

Indonesia Muslims Divided on `Eid Al-Adha

SHAFAQNA - As millions of Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate `Eid Al-Adha, Indonesian Muslims remain stuck in the middle between the government and religious groups who are at loggerhead over the day to begin the major Islamic feast. “We…

Archbishop of Brisbane calls on Catholics to open doors to Syrian Muslims

SHAFAQNA - THE Archbishop of Brisbane wants Catholics to open their churches and schools to persecuted Syrian Muslims. Archbishop Mark Coleridge will today urge the tens of thousands in his archdiocese to take in hundreds of Syrian refugees…