EU States to Boycott US Anti-Iran Summit

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SHAFAQNA- The US effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran is facing a setback after ministers from several European Union members and the head of the European Union’s diplomacy Federica Mogherini appear ready boycott an…

Religious tourism establishment to introduce Shiism in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- The international group of MC Group in Germany is considering launching of the religious tourism to introduce Shiite culture. Iranian Counselor in Germany, Seyyed Ali Mojani visited Harald Zulauf, head of the MC Group advertising…

MEMORIAL OF SHEIKH NIMR BAQIR AL-NIMR IN LONDON+Photos

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SHAFAQNA- An international group of Bahraini activists presented images of Arab Cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr at the Marble Arch Square in London, commemorating the third anniversary of his execution by Saudi government. Also, pictures…

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HOSTS AN EXHIBITION ON ROHINGYA WOMEN

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SHAFAQNA- The European Parliament opened an exhibition featuring paintings of Rohingya women entitled "Stories of Rohingya: Shock, Flexibility and Hope" to show the plight and suffering of refugee women in Rohingya. "The drawings reflect…

Anti-Iran conference to be held by the US: Why in Warsaw?

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Warsaw will host dozens of countries on February at the request of the US to build pressure on Tehran. The summit was denounced by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on…

Video: Attack on Iran Embassy in Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA- A group attacked the Iranian embassy in The Hague and tried to enter the building by climbing over its fence late Wednesday. A number of attackers were arrested for public disorder after some clashes took place between police forces…

GERMANY: COLOGNE HOST "THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE"

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SHAFAQNA- The Turkish religious authority Diyanet has organized a three-day conference entitled "The Future of Muslims in Europe" in Cologne. Representatives of Islamic religious communities from Germany and Europe, academics, activists and…

Belgium bans Islamic halal way of slaughter

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SHAFAQNA- Jews and Muslims in Belgium are upset about a new ban on the ritual slaughter of animals, which they fear is being driven by hostility to their faith. Animal rights groups praised the new law banning halal and kosher practices, but…

Bahram Qasemi warned that Iran's patience on SPV was running thin

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The domination of dollar and the interconnectedness of the European and American economies are the reasons behind delay in the implementation of Special Purpose Vehicle. Mogherini said on Wednesday that efforts…

Iran's productions broadcasting in Bosnian networks increasing

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The director of the Sahar TV Network announced the development of cooperation and broader broadcasting of the network's products via Bosnian media. Alireza Soleimanizadeh in a meeting with the new ambassador of Bosnia and…

Photos: Events to mark the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra (S.A) in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- The Shia community of Cologne, Germany held a series of events to mark the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra (PBUH). The Mawkib of Abbess Al-Shakeri conducted a ceremony, ”the raid on Imam Ali’s house” play and the Fatima Al-Zahra’s…

Photo: New place of Hussainiyat Imam al-Hassan al-Mujtaba in Stockholm

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SHAFAQNA- The opening of the new place of Hussainiyat Imam al-Hassan al-Mujtaba in Stockholm, Sweden, with the participation of the members of Shia centers from all parts of Sweden.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Karbala commemorates…

German universities seeking to use Quranic teachings

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Academy for Islam in Science and Society (AIWG) of Germany's Goethe University, with a budget of EUR 2.7 million, has formed two research groups on 'Creating Databases for Quranic Interpretations' and 'Quranic Rules '. According…

Attacks on Muslims and mosques dropped in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- According to media reports, the number of attacks on Muslims and mosques has fallen significantly in Germany in first 9 months of 2018 in comparsion to last year. The German authorities had recorded a total of 578 anti-Muslim hate…

VIDEO: Santa rappels skyscraper in Berlin to surprise children

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Santa Claus ditched the traditional chimney and rappelled down a high-rise tower on a downtown public square in Berlin on Sunday (Dec.16) to deliver gifts to children.   Read more from Shafaqna:  Little…

A municipal "Islamic consulting center" sets up for the new year in Bayern, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Eugen-Biser foundation is organizing a municipal "Islamic consulting center in Bayern" for the new year. This Foundation is organized for German people to live in peaceful coexistence and have a democratic community.  For this purpose,…

EUROPE IS WASTING TIME/ IRAN WITHDREW FORM JCPOA IS BASELESS

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SHAFAQNA- Sohrab Sadoddin, the head of the Department of European Studies at the Institute of Iran-Eurica, believes that EU wants to keep JCPOA but it cannot. Therefore Europeans are wasting time. The expert in European Affairs on the role…

Israel demanded Germany to stop funding the Jewish Museum over the Muslim view on Bayt al-Maqdis exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- The Israeli government sent an official letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding Germany to halt its funding for the Jewish Museum in Berlin over an exhibition "that reflects the Muslim view of Bayt al-Maqdis. Prime Minister…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Is 'Gilets Jaunes' a French version of a much more global phenomenon?

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani - In his first speak to the French people after four weeks of anti-government protest (gilets jaunes) movement, Macron said he took his "share of responsibility" for the anger in France and promise to respond…

Mogherini: EU's SPV could be in place by year's end

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union will establish a financial mechanism, also known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran before year end, European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. “I will expect…

Berlin: Authorities are unresponsive to Mosque attacks

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SHAFAQNA- At least 14 cases of mosque attacks have been registered in Berlin since 2016. It was mostly about right-wing and Islamophobic acts of unknown perpetrators, as the Senate administration stated after a request by Greens MPs in a response…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

EU must act soon if it wants to keep the nuclear agreement alive

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US’ pressures. The US pullout from the JCPOA on May 8, and its “illegal”…

Jewish-Muslim cooperation in Scotland against antiSemitism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Council of Scotland and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities have agreed a set of concrete steps to expand cooperation between the two faith communities and to “setting up a ‘ faith-specific social care service. The…

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU's promised SPV

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SHAFAQNA– Iran 's Deputy Foreign Minister said EU needs more time to introduce operational measures, but underlined that Iran cannot wait forever. Despite the US pressures, the European Union continues efforts to provide a financial mechanism…

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…

Photos: Promoting the religion of Islam in Ukraine

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SHAFAQNA- Taghribnews: Promoting the religion of Islam in Ukraine.   Read more from Shafaqna: Islam finds a place in Japan City of Qom Hosts Inaugural Islamic Values Education Conference