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Blast rocks foreign embassy district in Afghan capital Kabul...

SHAFAQNA - A loud explosion has reportedly rocked the central area of the Afghan capital of Kabul, where embassies and...

Four Rohingya Drown as Refugee Boat Capsizes off Bangladesh

SHAFAQNA - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying...

MUSLIMS BANNED FROM SINGAPORE FOR ANTI-CHRISTMAS COMMENTS

SHAFAQNA - Two Muslim religious leaders were banned from entering Singapore on Monday because they planned to spread anti-Christmas propaganda on...

Taliban kills 15 Afghan policemen in separate attacks

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban have killed 15 Afghan policemen in two separate attacks on checkpoints in the east and...

Senior Afghan official abducted in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar has been kidnapped in neighboring Pakistan, officials said...

Quran Memorization Contest Held in The Philippines

SHAFAQNA - The Iranian Cultural Center in the Philippines organized a Quran memorization competition at the Blue Mosque in Manila,...

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

SHAFAQNA - This country has a poor record of protecting its religious minorities, but we outdo ourselves when it...

Iran, Pakistan discuss border security, regional issues

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from Pakistan Balochistan Province and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minsiter Morteza Sarmadi discussed bilateral and regional...

Japanese Firms Keen to Tap Into Halal Market

SHAFAQNA- Japanese companies active in food, cosmetics, logistics, transportation and storage are keen to tap the Malaysian market in a...

Terrorists Strike Shiite Shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan, Killing 20

SHAFAQNA - A bombing outside a shrine in a remote village of Pakistan’s southern province of Balochistan has claimed...

Another woman stabbed in Karachi despite police claim of...

SHAFAQNA- As the city police chief on Thursday claimed to have made a key arrest in the mysterious ‘knifeman’ attacks...

Malaysia crackdown on Shia Muslims resumes over Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Disturbing reports from Malaysia confirmed that Shia Muslims yet again saw their religious freedom impeded on the...

Pakistani Speaker: Imam Hussein (a.s) noblest example of Quranic...

SHAFAQNA - Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness,...

Philippine Lawmakers Approve Annual National Hijab Day

SHAFAQNA- The House Committee on Muslim Affairs has approved the proposal put forward by House Representative Sitti Djalia A Turabin-Hataman. She...

Afghan Shias fear further attacks on Ashura

SHAFAQNA - The Afghan capital Kabul braced on Saturday for further possible attacks ahead of Ashura, a day after...

Chinese police order Xinjiang’s Muslims to hand in all...

SHAFAQNA - Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered ethnic minority Muslim families to hand in religious...

Muharram Ceremonies among the non-Muslims in Andhra Pradesh, India

SHAFAQNA- By: Prof. Dr. Sadiq Naqvi Osmania University, Hyderabad, India The royal patronage and the participation of the Sultans and nobles made...

Rocket attack hits Kabul airport hours after Mattis, ,...

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban claimed it fired at least six rockets at Afghanistan's main airport Wednesday in an attack...

Hundreds of Bohra community members flock to Karachi to...

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of members of the Bohri community have flocked to Pakistan from all over the world to observe...

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...

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