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Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque:...

SHAFAQNA- Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group reportedly plans to restart a $26.6-billion project to expand the Grand Mosque in the...

Wahhabism at Saudi Arabian foreign policy’s service

SHAFAQNA - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle...

Iran, Turkey exchange views on Iraqi KRG

SHAFAQNA- Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri held high-level talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Trump silent on imminent unjust 14 Saudi Shia executions

SHAFAQNA - With the fate of 14 men facing execution in Saudi Arabia hanging in the balance, rights groups...

Al-Musawara neighborhood totally destroyed, Saudi Arabia says

SHAFAQNA- According to Eastern Province’s secretariat on Tuesday, the demolition of the neighborhood has been fully completed in preparation for...

Saudis to withdraw from Yemen, UAE daydreams leading West...

  Mohammad bin Salman has confessed to two former US officials he "wants out" of the 29-month bloody war he...

Iraq begins operation to liberate Tal Afar from ISIS

SHAFAQNA - Mohammed al-Khudari, a spokesman for Iraq’s Defense Ministry, announced that the Iraqi Air Force launched Tal Afar...

14th Quran recitation contest held in Turkey

SHAFAQNA - The 14th edition of a Quran recitation contest for staff of custodianships of holy places was organized...

Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, under house arrest for over...

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini regime continues to hold Islamic Scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, under house for over 80 days...

Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

SHAFAQNA- Jordan is barring the Israeli ambassador to Amman from returning to the Arab country until legal action is taken...

Gaza Three Years After the War: Ten Critical Observations

SHAFAQNA- Three years ago this summer, on July 8, Israel launched the deadliest attack on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip; the...

Deadly dengue fever outbreak in northern Pakistan

SHAFAQNA- More than 350 people in the northern city of Peshawar have been diagnosed with dengue hemorrhagic fever, a local...

Palestinians decry annulment of Jerusalem residence permits

SHAFAQNA- Gaza’s Ministry of Awqaf (religious endowments) has condemned Israel’s decision to annul residence permits for thousands of Jerusalem’s Palestinian...

Iran Quds Force commander vows to annihilate Daesh

SHAFAQNA- Quds Force Commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in reaction to brutal beheading of an Iranian military advisor by Daesh...

Israel to tear down Palestinian school, commercial buildings in...

SHAFAQNA - Israel on Tuesday issued demolition notices for a Palestinian school and some commercial buildings in the West...

Al-Azhar Scholars Answer Colombian Students’ Questions on Islam

SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s al-Azhar Islamic Center has dispatched a delegation of Muslim scholars to Colombia. According to IINA, members of the delegation...
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UN slams “brutality” of Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations has condemned the recent Saudi airstrike on Yemen as an example of disregard for civilians'...

Nuclear security expert doubts UN treaty can lead to...

SHAFAQNA- The treaty, adopted on July 7, was approved after months of talks in the face of strong opposition from...

Iran upholds sentences for Saudi Embassy attackers

SHAAFQNA- Ten individuals involved in the attack on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran in January 2016 had their prison sentences...

Saudi Arabia Politicizing Hajj: Qatar

SHAFAQNA- Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that Qatari citizens have been told they can only enter...

Iran’s Leader urges Saudi Arabia to ensure Hajj security

SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Saudi Arabia to ensure all Hajj pilgrims’...

Saudi Shias told to leave Awamiyah or die

SHAFAQNA- Local sources in the al-Awamiyah town in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-populated Eastern Province say the locals have been told to either...

Karbala to Host Int’l Quran Competition

SHAFAQNA - An international competition on Quran memorization, recitation and interpretation is planned to be organized at the courtyard of...

Qatar FM: Saudi-led bloc of states undermining mediation efforts

SHAFAQNA- Qatar’s foreign minister, who is on a visit to the US, said that the negative behavior of the Saudi-led...

Ten Myths about Israel

SHAFAQNA- Particularly, in the US and some European States, the Israeli and Zionist versions of history are widespread. Israel’s narrative...

Yemen Cholera Worst on Record and Numbers Still Rising

SHAFAQNA- Massive aid effort and cease-fire needed as rainy season approaches. The number of people with cholera in Yemen is now...

Mohammed bin Nayef forced from power by younger cousin...

SHAFAQNA - The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was reportedly forced from power by his younger cousin over claims...

Saudi Arabia – Bin Salman’s Coup Is a Model...

SHAFAQNA- Someone wanted the public to know that the new Saudi clown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MbS) took up his new position...

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