Lack of birth certificates and documentation in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- The vaccination certificate Leila is holding is the first personal document she has with her name on it. Many children in Rukban, Syria are at risk of statelessness due to lack of birth certificates and documentation, UNHCRSyria tweeted.    Read…

Saudi women launch protest against abaya

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SHAFAQNA- Dozens of Saudi women in a rare protest against the abaya, have posted pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out. Women in Saudi have started a protest against the mandatory rule of following…

Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla

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SHAFAQNA- Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla Sunday while his trial is still ongoing. The Bahraini security forces summoned and arrested Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla due to one of his speeches on 25 October, 2017,…

Convoy of humanitarian food aid sent to Mosul people

SHAFAQNA- Continuing supporting the Iraqi war-torn cities, a convoy of humanitarian food aid has recently been sent to the people of the city of Mosul, Iraq. Sheikh Fahim ElIbrahimey, director of Religious Information Department of the…

Shafaqna exclusive | Sayed Mohammed Baqir Qazwini addresses the issue of identity at the Muslim Convention - Transcript 1

The most important aspect and dimension of our life is our identity. Who are we? What defines us? Many people will look to their professions to define themselves. For example you have a doctor, a lawyer, they take that profession to define who…

The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) visited by the Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali: The Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq, Yasin Iwadh Ismael, had the honor of visiting the  Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. "We had the honor of visiting this holy place and this holy and great Islamic figure, Imam Ali (PBUH)," he…

Highlights of The Muslim Convention Held in Manchester, UK

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  The Muslim Convention started with short lectures from world renowned speakers Shaykh Safdar Razi, Sayed Muhammad Baqir Al-Qazwini, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Hilli, Zahra Al-Hilli, Dr Ahab Bdaiwi all discussing ways to understand our…

EU parliament calls for seek checks on arms sales fuelling Yemen conflict

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SHAFAQNA-The European Parliament said that governments should apply tougher checks on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the kingdom’s coalition in Yemen, Meanwhile the EU is the second largest arms exporter after…

New hate crime tracker in India finds victims are predominantly Muslims

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SHAFAQNA-The election results in Brazil last month came as another troubling reminder of the direction in which an increasing number of countries are careening. In nation after nation, a growing number of people are voting for leaders who stoke…

Iran: US failed to create a consensus around its new sanctions +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Ambassador to the UK  told CNN "the United States has failed to create a consensus" around its new sanctions. In an exclusive conversation with Christian Amanpour, Hamid Baeidineghad said that the oil waivers given to…

Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour over atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Leading international human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it is stripping Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top honor over the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The…

Israeli air attacks kill five Palestinians in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA- At least five Palestinians were killed by Israeli air attacks on the Gaza Strip in the worst violence in this region since the 2014 war. The latest escalation came less than 24 hours after at least seven Palestinians were killed…

At least 149 people, including 7 civilians killed in 24 hours in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- At least 149 Yemenis, including seven civilians, have been killed in the past 24 hours of attacks by the Riyadh-led coalition on al-Hudaydah Port. Medics in hospitals across the city - which is the main gateway for imports and relief…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

UK calls on Saudi to end war in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt called on Saudi leaders to end the war in Yemen. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The United Kingdom has called on Saudi to end…

Iraqi president starts official visit to Kuwait on first Persian Gulf tour

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Saleh started on Sunday an official visit to Kuwait as part of his first Persian Gulf tour since taking office last month. "The aims of this visit are establishing good-neighborliness, economic, development…

Photo: Saudi set to build first nuclear research reactor

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman set the foundation stones for the first nuclear research reactor in Saudi Arabia and seven key projects on last Monday, at the same time US imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran. Crown…

Saudi Arabia Has to be Stopped and This Time It May Get Stopped

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SHAFAQNA- It appears that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has crossed all lines of decency, if there were ever any. In the eyes of many in the West, it crossed them not because it has been brutally killing tens of thousands of innocent people…

Cancer gets a sting with new discovery

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SHAFAQNA- Today a paper authored by 44 scientists was published in the scientific journal Nature, reporting a potential new class of immunotherapy drugs to treat some of the most common cancers. The study shows how these molecules work…

Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad in holy shrine of Imam Ali

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SHAFAQNA- Millions of pilgrims from inside and outside Iraq are gathering in the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) to mark Death Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.     …

Iranian American woman enters US State Congress

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SHAFAQNA- The first Iranian-American woman , Anna Eskamani entered the State Congress in the State of Florida, USA. Eskamani succeeded in defeating Republican candidate, Stockton Reeves, in District 47 of Florida, gaining about 57 percent…

Video: Iran's Message on Trump Sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- “Washington would once again regret its unwise measures”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an online video message on Trump Sanctions Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  tweeted : President…

Moscow Halal Expo was held in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA- On November 1-4, the 9th International Halal Exhibition, Moscow Halal Expo 2018 took place. Over the years the event has turned into the largest platform for halal business development in Russia. The 9th International Halal Exhibition…

Iran vows to pursue Cyber-attack through International Committees

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SHAFAQNA- Referring to the cyber-attack on Iran which is successfully defeated, Iranian Minister of Communication, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said "We are pursuing this hostile act through international committes". Speaking about cyber…

7 Iranians among 38 winners of Entrepreneurship Development awards in Islam world

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SHAFAQNA- The winners of the Entrepreneurship Development Awards in Islam world were announced in Langkawi, Malaysia, while the names of seven Iranians were among the winners. The head of the Secretariat of the International Trade Center…

Iran Guardian Council Rejected CFT Bill

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SHAFAQNA- Spokesman for the Iran Guardian Council stressed that most of the Council's objections to the bill on the Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime were on the content of the bill. Abbas…

Mourning ceremony of Prophet Muhammad (P) in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- Mourning ceremony for the commemoration of the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) will be held at the center of Ahl-al-Bayt (Peace be upon them) in Geneva. At this ceremony, one of the Muslim scholars, Ayatollah Seyed Aqul Gharwi,…