Trump faces criticism for not visiting troops overseas

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump portrays himself as a gung-ho supporter of the US military, but over a year and a half into his tenure the president has yet to visit American troops in a war zone. Since Trump took office, about 60 American service…

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…

"Yemen Genocide About Oil Control" by F. William Engdahl

SHAFAQNA- The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental…

Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation receives the Geneva seat at the United Nations

SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation, His Eminence Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy, stated that the Foundation received the Geneva seat at the United Nations. His Eminence affirmed in a press statement that the Foundation…

German Peace activist: only Islam can help all the human being in the world

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SHAFAQNA- Ala Moqadas : In the sideline of the 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference in Iran, Tehran, Jurgen Grassmann, the German peace activist and Chairman of Quds Arbeitsgroup in Berlin had an Interview with Shafaqna, saying that…

Ayatollah Hakim to Christian priest: Clergymen should propagate the spirit of love and coexistence of all nations

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim, invited the clerics of various religions to propagate the spirit of love, coexistence and interaction among the nations of the world and effort to institutionalize honorable values. Ayatollah Hakim,…

Zarif, Ghani meet in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met in the Swiss city of Geneva on the sidelines of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. Zarif held talks with Ghani on bilateral issues and peace…

First Muslim woman in U.S Congress Slams Gassing Of Asylum Seekers

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SHAFAQNA- The first Muslim woman in Congress, Ilhan Omar criticized the Trump administration's asylum policies, tweeting “This is life and death for asylum seekers! This can’t persist. Seeking. Asylum. Is. Legal.” US agents have fired…

Iraqi President met Pope Francis at Vatican

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. An official reception was held to His Excellency at the Apostolic Palace, where His Holiness Pope Francis was on…

Ayatollah Khamenei call on heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Khamenei invited heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers, saying the rule of the U.S. and the tyrannical system will not serve them. On the occasion of the birth anniversary…

MBS Not Welcome in Tunisia, Say Tunisia protesters

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is on his first foreign tour after news broke about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . While Tunisia's presidency said that Bin Salman was welcome, Tunisia protesters Say MBS Not Welcome in…

Muslims around the world celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Muslims, along with sunni Muslims across the world, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last messenger sent by Allah to mankind, which had a divine message to promote peace and monotheism…

The holy prophet (S.A) lifestyle according to Imam Husayn (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- The Messenger of Allah (S.A) never sat down or stood up except with remembrance (of Allãh); he did not reserve any seat for himself; when he reached a group, he sat down where he had arrived, and he ordered (others) to do the same. In…

German girls volunteer to wear Islamic headscarves in school ‘discrimination experiment’

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SHAFAQNA- The experiment last week saw the volunteers don the hijab as part of an assignment by their teacher at the Geschwister-Scholl comprehensive school in the town of Lünen in North Rhine-Westphalia, German broadcaster WDR reports. The…

Muhammad (S.A.) the Foretold Prophet

SHAFAQNA-Time of Expectation and Hope The prophets of ancient times, especially Hazrat Musa and Hazrat `Isa (A.S.), had given their followers news of the advent of Islam, even to the extent that indications of the special attributes of the…

100 countries will be present in Islamic Unity conference

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SHAFAQNA- Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPS)  said that efforts to create conflict in the Muslim world have failed, and we will celebrate the beginning of this victory on the thirty-second Islamic…

US withdrawal from JCPOA is a blow to Europe security

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SHAFAQNA- Former French spokesperson Mark Finno said the fact that the Trump government unilaterally declared its withdrawal from JCPOA and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was actually considered as a blow to European security. Finno,…

Donald Trump Defends Saudi crown prince despite Khashoggi murder

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump has released a statement defending Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman and saying the US would continue to have a "steadfast" relationship with the kingdom Despite US intelligence reportedly linking…

My Dream Came True

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SHAFAQNA- Angelene McLaren is a journalist who works for a Wisconsin (USA) based Islamic magazine while living in Detroit. A prolific writer and PR woman, Angelene has worked for various magazines and PR firms in the US during the last one…

The Trustworthy

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SHAFAQNA-It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka'aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka'aba was in the lower section of Mecca. It had become old and collapsed. So…

The Prophet, an 'Ummi'...

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SHAFAQNA-One of the specific challenges in the Qur’an to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient of the revelation, prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one of the verses, Allah commands the prophet to say…

Eid-el Maulud: Obaseki salutes Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Obaseki, in a statement, admonished Muslims to uphold the principles of honesty, peace, and dedication to the will of almighty Allah which the prophet exemplified as their supreme guide. While commending Muslims and people of other…

Yemen: The Houthi group said it is ready for a broader ceasefire

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SHAFAQNA- A senior leader from Yemen's Houthi group has announced they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi-led coalition - if the Saudi-UAE alliance battling his movement is prepared to do the same. The Houthi group said it was…

Expert: New Iraqi government wants to provide a new definition of its regional relations

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SHAFAQNA- "The tensions in the region or other international issues can not affect the relations between the two countries of Iran and Iraq, because political links and wills expand these influential relations," Siamak Kakaei , an expert on…

Yemen Clerics: The Normalization of relations with Israel is betrayal of God, Prophet and Martyrs

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen clerics condemned what some Arab states are doing of secret and public normalization relations with Israel, pointing out that this normalization is the implementation of the so-called "deal of the century." The clerics stressed…

Jeremy Hunt in Tehran: JCPOA is a vital component of stability in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office to meet his Iranian counterpart. Hunt’s office said in a statement that, during his meeting with Zarif, he…

Iraq's president met Saudi king in Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq's new President Barham Salih on Sunday met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on his first official visit to the kingdom. Barham Salih’s back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks…

Islamic scholar wins bail in France rape case

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SHAFAQNA- Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday (Nov 15) won conditional release after testifying in an appeals court. A Paris appeals court grants prominent Islamic…