Video: Awake at night

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SHAFAQNA- From the page to the pod: khaled hosseini shares his story with melissa rfleming in a bonus episode of the podcast Awake At Night.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you... What…

Iraqi Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown

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SHAFAQNA- Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said she plans to build a hospital with prize money in her hometown in northern Iraq for victims of sexual abuse. Murad, The Yazidi survivor was speaking…

Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting 'dangerous escalations' in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world's top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting…

FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. "The…

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…

Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Zarif, Lavrov discussed Syria crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held a phone conversation on Wednesday over a number of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. During the talks, the two sides conferred…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Video: Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women

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SHAFAQNA- Did you know that women are disproportionately affected by humanitarian crises? Here is why...    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change Video:…

Why does Saudi Arabia ban Palestinians from Hajj?

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi Arabia has banned hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with temporary passports from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia. The measure is part of Saudi Arabia's new policy to stop issuing visas…

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city. Earlier representatives from Yemen’s Houthi and the internationally recognised government held direct talks for the first time in Sweden on Sunday in what is seen…

The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women

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SHAFAQNA- Violence against women is a global pandemic. It affects women of all ages, classes and races. The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women. According to UN Women, 37 per cent of Arab women have experienced…

Chabahar’s Inhumane terror attack was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : Terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Chabahar…

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…

Video: Send your New Year wishes to refugee children

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SHAFAQNA- Letters of Love translates and handwrites your well wishes to a refugee child. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Canadians are opening their hearts and homes to Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A…

Video: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?

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SHAFAQNA: How can we help Afghanistan's refugees?   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: We will continue to be in Mosul and support Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A French artist paints the homes of…

Saeed Al-Shehabi: Muslim scholars should do more/ The real problem is politicizing religion

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SHAFAQNA | Ala Moqadas :  “I think, Islamic scholars are generally not doing their job. They should do more. Not just toward their people also among themselves,” Saeed Al-Shehabi, The Secretary Genaral of Bahrain freedom movement and founder…

Yemen peace talks start with Agreement to exchange prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners at the start of peace talks in Sweden that aim to end Yemen civil war that called the "worst humanitarian crisis" by UN. The peace talk is set to last a week in the…

Zarif: Iran will punish terrorists & their masters

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned Chabahar terror attack, saying Iran will bring terrorists & their masters to justice. Javad Zarif‏ reacts to the car bomb attack in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar…

Terrorist attack in Iran's Chabahar: 4 killed, several injured

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SHAFAQNA- In a suicide attack in front of the Police Headquarters in Iran’s Chabahar this morning, 4 killed, several injured. According to early reports, explosion and shooting were heard in Iran’s southeastern port Chabahar near…

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”…

Bahrain: 994 women are detained for demanding “freedom and democracy”

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores…