Preparations underway to hold 14th Martyrdom Spring Annual International Conference

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussein Shrine and El-Abbas Shrine are continuing their preparations to hold the 14th Martyrdom Spring Annual International Conference at the beginning of the month of Sha’ban A.H.   Ali Kadhim Sultan – preparatory…

Ensuring Stability, Security Main Need in Post-Daesh Iraq says Iraqi official

SHAFAQNA - Speaking to IQNA on the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Jabouri said cleansing Iraqi territories form Daesh elements was a great victory and precious achievement. “The…

Analysis: Is Jordan Breaking Alliance with Saudi Arabia, West?

SHAFAQNA - Sources at Jordan's parliament have reported that the speaker of Jordanian House of the Representatives Atef Tarawneh is completing arrangements for a high-ranking delegation visit to Tehran. The same sources have added that the…

Abbas: Palestinians to ‘slap back’ for Trump Beit-ul-Moqaddas move

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SHAFAQNA- The Palestinian president railed at US President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested…

Erdogan: We will nip US-backed 'terror army' at Syria/Turkey border

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States over its support for the creation of a 30,000-strong “terror army” on the country’s southern borders with Syria, vowing to crush the force before it was…

First death anniversary of late Ayatollah Rafsanjani held in Tehran

SHAFAQNA - The first death anniversary of chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was held in Tehran on Thursday with the participation of a number of senior officials. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,…

Lebanon to Host Int’l Quran Competition

SHAFAQNA - According to Lebanon24.com website, Quran activists from different Arab and Muslim countries are expected to take part in the contest. It will be jointly organized by the Dar al-Ifta of Lebanon and the “Resolve and Salvation”…

11 Saudi Princes arrested over demonstrating in Riyadh Royal Palace

SHAFAQNA - Saudi authorities made a fresh round of arrests of royal-family members as a group of princes staged a protest at the royal palace over the non-payment of their electricity and water bills, Okaz newspaper reported. The royal guard…

UN's envoy condemns US interference in Iran's internal affairs

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou deplored Washington's meddling in Iran's internal affairs through its support for the recent riots. Khoshrou made the remarks in a Wednesday…

Palestinian youth killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

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SHAFAQNA- A Palestinian youth was killed on Wednesday after he was shot by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. “Musab Firas Tamimi, 17, was killed after he was shot in the neck from…

Iranians hold nationwide rallies to denounce riots, support Islamic Republic

SHAFAQNA - People from all walks of life held rallies across the country on Wednesday to denounce riots and support Islamic Republic. The demonstrators renewed their allegiance to the Islamic establishment and slammed the recent violent…

Saudi warplanes kill 23 civilians in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Nearly two dozen civilians have been killed and several others injured when Saudi military aircraft carried out separate airstrikes against residential areas in Yemen as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment…

Humanity Supports Palestine: Turkish PM

SHAFAQNA - Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim underlined the support of the world’s Muslims and Christians for Palestine. “Both the Muslim world and the Christian world, in short humanity, looked out for the rightful cause of…

Iran to Hold 35th Int’l Quran Contest in April

SHAFAQNA - The 35th edition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s International Quran Competition will be held in April, the organizers announced. The capital city of Tehran will host the international event on April 19-26, 2018. The Awqaf…

Over 500 Bahrainis stripped of their citizenship since 2012

SHAFAQNA - The number of Bahrainis who had their citizenship revoked since 2012 surpassed the 500 mark this week. In recent months, Manama has stepped up citizenship revocations amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent. Many of those who…

Overnight 4.2 earthquake hits northern Iran leaving 1 dead, more than 50 injured

SHAFAQNA - A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s Alborz Province early on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 57, according to local media. The quake, with a depth of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), hit some 39 kilometers…

Little Santas flock onto Aleppo streets at Christmas, 1 year after liberation

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SHAFAQNA - Dozens of children dressed in red-and-white Santa Claus costumes danced around a fir tree as Christians in Syria’s Aleppo celebrated Christmas, a scene unimaginable a year ago under Islamist occupation. Two-thirds of Aleppo’s…

SHAFAQNA's Analysis: Saudi Arabia confirms death of Shia judge Mohammed Al-Jirani

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SHAFAQNA - [Persian] Gulf News : A Shiite judge abducted in eastern Saudi Arabia a year ago has been killed by his kidnappers, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday. Saudi police have recovered the body of a kidnapped Shiite…

37 Saudi-led coalition aircraft, 1,200 tanks destroyed in Yemen war

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of Saudi-led coalition military aircraft in addition to hundreds of battle tanks and armoured vehicles have been destroyed in the military campaign against Yemen as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious airstrikes…

8th round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Kazakh capital

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SHAFAQNA - The eighth round of Syria peace talks backed by Turkey, Russia and Iran kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Thursday. Astana hosts another two-day meeting attended by representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran, which…

Extraordinary meeting of Islamic parliaments on Palestine begins in Tehran

SHAFAQNA - The Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) Committee on Palestine started an extraordinary meeting in Tehran on Monday. Parliament speakers of Iran, Iraq, and Mali attend the committee meeting. Majlis (Iranian Parliament)…

Turkey wants to open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 17 said Turkey wants to open an embassy in East Jerusalem al-Quds, following a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to recognize East Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital…

Ayt. Hashemi Shahroudi: World should not follow US in leaving JCPOA

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi, the Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, said that Iran is abiding by the JCPOA and the world should not follow US in leaving the agreement. “The countries of the world should not be afraid of US,”…

US move aimed at legitimizing Palestine's occupation: Iran UN envoy

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SHAFAQNA - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo described occupation of Palestine as the root cause of all regional crises, saying that US recognition of Beit ul-Moqaddas…

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri rescinds resignation

SHAFAQNA - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries. Hariri quit his job in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia a month…

UN chief calls for end to all clashes, airstrikes in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in…

May urges Saudi Arabia to avert Yemen catastrophe

SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister Theresa May has implored Saudi leaders to ease a blockade on war-torn Yemen to "avert a humanitarian catastrophe", her office said on Thursday, echoing urgent appeals from the United Nations. May met both…

Palestine: Israel killed 14 Palestinian children in 2017

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SHAFAQNA-Israeli forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency. In a statement on Sunday, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)…