Video: U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer.   Read more from Shafaqna: US sanctions ending dollar dominance: Russian expert Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic…

UNICEF representative in Iran quoted a speech by Imam Ali (A.S) at a conference

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SHAFAQNA- Will Parks, the representative of UNICEF in Iran at the National Conference on Child Friendly City, held in Isfahan, cited the words of Imam Ali (A.S) who said that "Treat children with a kind of feelings of respect and personality." He…

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan call for expansion of bilateral relations

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SHAFAQNA- During the Iranian foreign minister's visit to Iraq and the country's Kurdistan region, Iran and Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have emphasized the importance of expansion of bilateral relations in various sectors. The…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine announces outcome of its work in reviving Karbala's cultural and scientific heritage

SHAFAQNA- The Division of Revival of the Cultural and Religious Heritage of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine announced the outcome of its work in reviving the scientific and cultural heritage of Karbala’s scholars within the project of reviving…

Efforts to oust Muslim vice-chair of Texas county GOP failed

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SHAFAQNA- An attempt to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim failed. The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram. In…

Photos: Zarif meets Ammar al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived in Baghdad this afternoon on a 5-day visit for talks with the neighboring state’s officials. In the first day of this trip, Zarif had a meeting with the Head of the National…

Thousands of orphans get full care

SHAFAQNA- According to the official statement issued form al-Ayen Organization for social care that the number of orphans reaches 31,186 in the middle of Iraq, 20,697 in Baghdad and 4,504 in the north. The statement also refereed that the…

Islamic center Hamburg invited devotees for I'tikaf

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Center Hamburg has invited Muslims to participate in a Spiritual Retreat called “I'tikaf”. The announcement in their Website read: The Islamic Center Hamburg is very pleased to invite all sisters and brothers to…

Last stage of tracking paths of Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) to Kerbela

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SHAFAQNA- Kerbela Center for Studies and Researches has announced launching the last stage of the project of tracking the paths that Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) took when he came to Kerbela. The center’s media office stated that…

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…

US: Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Young Muslims from across the US have spent their weekends clearing trash from national parks affected by the partial government shutdown. In Philadelphia, more than a dozen volunteers gathered in the rain on Saturday to clear rubbish…

Zarif: EU's delay in implementing the system meant Iran would look elsewhere

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SHAFAQNA- Zarif told in New Delhi that the EU's delay in implementing the system meant Iran would look elsewhere. Instead of waiting for the European Union to develop financial mechanisms bypassing US sanctions, Iran will focus on cooperation…

New Year honors: meet UK’s Muslim good samaritans

SHAFAQNA- The following list gives insight into those who have made it to the honor list this year. Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Ruby Khalid Bhatti: The award signifies a  reward for his services to young people and…

Video: Unveiling new lattice-enclosed tomb of martyrs of the Taf Battle after installation

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Unveiling the new lattice-enclosed tomb of the martyrs of the Taf battle after installation.   Read more from Shafaqna: The Supreme Religious Authority: Reviewing the Taf tragedy is important historically,…

Video: Palestinian children are violently arrested by heavily armed Israeli army

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SHAFAQNA- They're Palestinian children Only in Palestine, after passing through metal gates, Palestinian children are violently arrested by heavily armed Israeli army.   Read more from Shafaqna: Paraguay’s embassy move…

Iran’s FM Zarif dismissed a new US claim on Iran on UNSC Res. 2231

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SHAFAQNA- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed a new US claim that Iran's launch of space rockets and missiles breaches a Security Council resolution that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Washington has already violated…

Zarif suggests US and Israel Withdraw From Earth!

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SHAFAQNA- The United States and Israel have quit UNESCO after announcement in 2017. The allies cited "anti-Semitism" and "anti-Israel bias" as the reasons for their exit. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has censured US and Israel recent decision…

Saudi Arabia to host third round of Taliban peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- The United States and regional countries meet in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks for the next round of peace talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia confirmed on Saturday they would be hosting the next round of…

New astronomical observatory near Imam Ali Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali, represented by members of the Board of Directors, and in attendance of the President of the Shia Endowment Sayyid Alaa al-Mousawi unveiled the new astronomical observatory at the Safi Safa Shrine. The…

NUMBER OF BAHRAINIS STRIPPED OF THEIR NATIONALITIES EXCEEDS 800

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SHAFAQNA- Salam for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR), said that the number of Bahrain's citizens whose nationalities were revoked, exceeded 800, with the increasing use of the judiciary for punishment despite international convictions. After…

Shahrestani: Nowadays Eastern and Western people have admitted to the truth and moderation of Shia

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SHAFAQNA- A group of heads and professors of Iraqi universities visiting Iran, met Hojatoleslam val-Muslimin Seyyed Javad Shahrestani in Qom.  According to Shafaqna reporter, Hojatoleslam Val-Muslimin Shahrestani talked about the duties and…

Mourning ceremony of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A) in Paris

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khoei Association in Paris, France commemorated the martyrdom of Lady Fatima al-Zahra (S.A) on the 40th day of the prophet Muhammed’s martyrdom with the participation of Dr Murtada al-Khaliq and the reciter Mulla Muntadhar al-Saedi.

Syrian army enter Kurdish-held town of Manbij

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : The Syrian army have entered the Kurdish-held town of Manbij in northern Syria for the first time in years on Friday, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town from a threatened Turkish offensive.  Syrian…

Sheikh Isa Qassim met Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim met Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani in Najaf. Ayatollah Sistani wished Bahrain everlasting security and stability. In this meeting, after greeting and welcoming Sheikh Isa Ghassim, Ayatollah…

IRAQ IS READY FOR ANY DANGER OF US WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi popular mobilization forces is ready for any possible threat against the backdrop of  a US withdrawal from Syria. "Our forces in Nineveh province are large and sufficient and we have ready-made forces", Assistant Commander…

More than 1,000 Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

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SHAFAQNA- More than 1,000 Syrian refugees left Lebanon Monday to return to Syria after liberation their home towns from the clutches of foreign-sponsored ISIS terrorist groups. General Security said 1,103 refugees returned to Syria Monday…

Rouhani: Jesus Christ promises peace friendship justice freedom for everybody

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: President Rouhani sent a message of congratulations to the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on the birthday of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and beginning of year 2019. Here is the full text of President…