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Iraqi military discovers mass graves near former ISIS prison

  SHAFAQNA - Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former ISIS prison outside...

Al Saud forces raze Shia mosque in Awamiyah

  SHAFAQNA - Local sources, requesting anonymity, said Saudi troops leveled Ayn Imam Hussain mosque to the ground in the...

Saudis destroyed Islam’s holiest stone in Kaaba

    SHAFAQNA - Saudi Monarchy destroyed the most sacred stone in Islam, a rare book by an Austrian academic has...

Iraq record most of 2016’s deadliest terrorist attacks

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi had the lion’s share of the deadliest terrorist bombings in 2016, according to a study by...

Qatar ambassador to return to Iran: FM

SHAFAQNA - Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after...

Houthi leader: Latest Saudi atrocity reveals enemy’s true face,...

SHAFAQNA - The secretary general of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement condemned a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed dozens of...

Bahraini youth released after 7 years in prison on...

  SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities released on Monday (August 21, 2017) youth Mahmoud Hussein (Al-Diwani), from Ma'ameer, after...

Lebanese cleric urges unity of Muslims, Christians against Takfirists

SHAFAQNA - Senior Lebanese cleric has slammed Takfiri terrorists as the enemy of humanity calling Muslims and Christians to...

17,000 displaced returned to eastern part of Mosul in...

    SHAFAQNA - A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of...

Saudi troops deployed to Yemen’s Aden for first time

    SHAFAQNA - Yemeni officials loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, say Saudi Arabia has for the first...

Saudi-led aggressors failed to achieve political objectives in war...

    SHAFAQNA -The leader of Yemen's Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says the Saudi-led aggressors have failed to achieve any of...

Hashd Sha’abi fighters to take part in Tal Afar...

SHAFAQNA - Spokesman for the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) says thousands of pro-government fighters are going to participate...

Bahraini Shiites prevented from Friday prayers in Diraz for...

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities have continued to prevent the Shia majority from performing their largest Friday prayer...

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...

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