11-year-old boy killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA- Three Palestinian including an 11-year-old boy has died of his wounds by Israeli troops during weekly protest on the fence at the fortified Gaza Strip border. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

How Beijing violates the rights of Uyghur Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA - Rights groups have accused Beijing of the systematic mass detention of tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in political re-education camps without being charged or tried. It isn't the first time the Chinese government…

Yemeni Americans: anguished by the war, Depressed by travel ban

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SHAFAQNA-The Yemen war has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis  due to the killing of thousands of civilians including children  by the Saudi-led coalition in which the United States would be complicit. As the men at the table…

CANADA: Activists to call for an end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Arms deals are not merely a financial transaction. They are a powerful expression of political support and partnership between two governments. When Stephen Harper signed the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia in 2014 – the…

Iran shares the UN's concern and seeks to avert disaster in Idlib

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SHAFAQNA - An Iranian senior official said Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib. "Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert…

Ripon College bans Sept. 11 memorial because "It May Offend Muslim students"

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SHAFAQNA-  Ripon College in Wisconsin discourages 9/11 Memorial on campus because posters are offensive to Muslim students. The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that…

After Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Childrens, Madrid Cancels Arms Sale Deal with Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA-  The Spanish defense ministry canceled a €9.2-million deal to sell Saudis 400 precision bombs because 0f the Saudi-led coalition’s recent massacre of Yemeni kids. The Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it…

Victory for Muslim women as Court Orders South Africa to Recognize Muslim Marriages

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SHAFAQNA- A court in South Africa ordered that the State was obliged to introduce legislation to formally recognize Muslim marriage as valid for the first time. Muslim men and women are effectively deprived of their right to seek legal…

UN accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in secret prison

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations has accused China of holding as many as a million Uighur and other Muslim people in a vast web of detention camps in the far western Xinjiang province. United Nations' human rights experts have voiced alarm over…

Indian campaign Calls for ending discrimination against Muslims as tenants

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SHAFAQNA- a voluntary groups in India’s Kolkata state runs the campaign Open a Door making it possible for the Muslims to find a place to live. According to Enewsroom, in Kolkata, people were refusing to rent out their apartments or flats…

Al-Azhar: harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, has issued a statement expressing harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished 'regardless of the context or conditions'. Al-Azhar, which has huge influence…

UN experts blames all sides for war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - UN experts have strongly suggested that the various parties involved in the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated war crimes. The group of experts has reason to believe the government of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, are responsible…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Israel attacks Gaza as Hospitals faces lack of fuel

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SHAFAQNA - Israel bomb the occupied Gaza Strip on Wednesday again while Hospitals in Gaza were about to run out of fuel for generators. UN humanitarian coordinator warned that Israel immediately permit the entry of emergency fuel into Gaza. Gaza’s…

Yemen: the grotesque, shameful attack which killed 40 children

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SHAFAQNA - Of the 51 people who died in the Saudi airstrike on August 13, 40 were children. This strike was the worst attack on children since Yemen's brutal war escalated in 2015. Saudi Arabia denies targeting civilians and defended the incident…

Bloomberg: Chinese Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Bloomberg News : A Communist Party-run newspaper issued a harsh rebuke to criticism of China’s security crackdown on its Muslim-dominated frontier, arguing that authorities had saved the region from becoming another Syria, According…

Why Indian Muslims are silent in the face of BJP’s aggressive Hindutva?

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SHAFAQNA- The Print | By: Hilal Ahmed: While Muslim disregard for Modi is in line with national sentiment, Babri Masjid has lost its provocative essence, surveys showed. Why don’t Indian Muslims react to aggressive Hindutva politics?…

The big diplomatic war between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia. The clash between the two countries arose following Saudi Arabia’s move to detain…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

UN warned on The well-being of two million people in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza and Palestinians in Gaza deprived of the most basic elements of a dignified life. The well-being of two million people, half of whom are children, is at stake. Without fuel,…

Chinese Muslims Make the Hajj Pilgrimage Wearing GPS-Enabled Smart Cards

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims from some Chinese regions going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage are wearing tracking devices that allow the government to track them. Some Photos published by the state-controlled China Islamic Association shows Chinese…

Four million muslims risk losing citizenship in Indian state

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SHAFAQNA - India was braced for unrest in its north eastern Assam state after the authorities declared some four million residents to be foreigners, effectively stripping them of their citizenship and raising fears of deportation. The residents,…

Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi was Released from Israel Prison

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SHAFAQNA - The 17-year-old Ahed and her mother, Nariman Tamimi, were greeted by the residents of their village, the activists of Palestine, Israel and other countries, with cheers, banners and Palestinian flags. Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian…

Christians' Life in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - Iraqi Christians live throughout Iraq, from Zakho in north to Basra in south. Iraq is home to some of the oldest followers of Christianity in the world for some 2,000 years. The number of Christian communities in 2003 was 1, 5 million.…