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…

’Substantial progress’ needed before more Yemen peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said “substantial progress” would be needed before more talks can be held to build on a ceasefire recently agreed by the warring parties in Sweden and to reach a final…

Iran, Iraq stress expansion of energy ties

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban met on Thursday to discuss expansion of bilateral ties in energy sector. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zanganeh was welcomed by…

Beirut to host conference on Bahrain uprising

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: An international conference is planned to be held in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday on the popular uprising in Bahrain. The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Beirut will host the conference, named “8 Years of Repression in Bahrain…

Egypt's Sisi confirms military cooperation with Israel against Sinai fighters

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SHAFAQNA- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in an interview confirmed for the first time that Cairo's military are cooperating with Israel against armed groups in the northern Sinai. Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over…

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…

Zarif : No one allowed to interfere in Tehran-Baghdad ties

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Baghdad enjoy solid relations, stressing that no other country is allowed to meddle with those bilateral relations. "The Iranian-Iraqi ties are solid and we do not allow anyone to interfere…

Arab states have no option but restoring ties with Damascus: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Lebanese writer and analyst George Alam pointed to the failure of Arab countries supporting the terrorists and Syrian government's opponents saying that these countries now have no choice, but restoring ties with Damascus. According…

Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

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…

Israeli jetfighters target Damascus airport

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Israeli warplanes have targeted Damascus International Airport with missiles, Syrian media reported. According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a military source affirmed that the Syrian Air Defense intercepted on Friday…

The baptism ceremony of Jesus Christ (AS), Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: According to the tradition of every year, at the beginning of the new year, the baptism of Jesus Christ (AS) was held at the Church of Maryam e Moghaddas in Shiraz, with the presence of the Priest Golestanian, a member…

ISESCO REACTION TO PRESENTATION OF AN ANCIENT QURAN IN ISRAEL

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SHAFAQNA- In a press conference held in Rabat, Morraco, Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), described the presentation of a historical Moroccan Quran in Israel as…

Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her congressional Office World Map

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SHAFAQNA- Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian Muslim woman in U.S congress, replaced Israel with Palestine on the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC. One of the founding myths of Israel is the non-existence of the Palestinian…

U.S. arrivals in Iran up 27% in 7 months on year

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: A total of 1,665 U.S. nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), an increase of 27 percent year on year. “1,665 Americans visited Iran during…

Expert rules out US claims over Iran destructive role in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Efforts made by Moscow and Tehran to fight terrorism are complementary, and Washington’s claims that Iran plays a destructive role in Syria are not correct, said a senior member of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Saturday. Political…

2 killed, 25 injured due to Explosion in western Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Two people were killed and 25 injured on Friday morning in an explosion in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. "The final casualties from the car bomb…

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Qanats offer clues to ancient way of life in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: For thousands of years, qanat systems have supplied water to agricultural and permanent settlements in arid regions of Iran, tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground…

Erdogan: Trump Is Right on Syria

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SHAFAQNA- “Donald Trump’s plan to pull military forces out of Syria should be put into action carefully and with the right partners", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on…

SAUDI ARABIA: SIX KILLED AND ONE ARRESTED IN SHIITE REGION OF AL-QATIF +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Six people were killed and one arrested in a security operation in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern al-Qatif region on Monday, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. Earlier, media reports said Saudi forces had stormed a small village…

Arab League econ meeting in vain without Syria: Lebanese analyst

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a Lebanese analyst said the Arab League economic meeting in Beirut will be useless without Syria and urged the Lebanese government to invite Syria to pave the way…

Palestinian students ‘compelled to drop dreams because of financial cuts’

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: For students attending schools funded by the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, (UNRWA), uncertainty over the future has become a constant worry, said the agency’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Matthias Schmale. UNRWA…

Photos: Opening of the largest Middle Eastern Church in Egypt

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt's president opened the largest Middle Eastern church on Sunday. According to Al-Youm al-Saba, Spokesman for the Egyptian Orthodox Copts Church announced that the opening ceremony of the largest church in the Middle East was…

Iraq-Turkey ties going in positive direction

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih's visit to Ankara is expected to bolster bilateral relations and displayed their strong determination to deepen relations. On Friday, a statement by the Iraqi  presidency office said  Barham Salih…

Bahram Qasemi warned that Iran's patience on SPV was running thin

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The domination of dollar and the interconnectedness of the European and American economies are the reasons behind delay in the implementation of Special Purpose Vehicle. Mogherini said on Wednesday that efforts…

Photos: Birds migrate to Hawizeh Marshes

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Hawizeh Marshes are the permanent marshes located between Iran-Iraq Border fed by Iran’s Karkheh River and Iraq’s Tigris River and their bifurcations. The marshes are 450 thousand hectares in extent in which a third of…

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…