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Yemeni forces target Saudi-held base in Ma’rib

SHAFAQNA- The Yemeni army, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has targeted a Saudi-held military base...

In the name of Imam Hussain – holy shrines’...

SHAFAQNA - The General Secretariat of the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein has drawn a group of specialized medical staffs...

Kuwaitis MPs stand for rights of Shia Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Nine lawmakers refrained from attending the national assembly on Wednesday and Thursday after it was alleged Shiites in...

Turkey blockades Syrian Kurdish areas surrounded by ISIS (RT...

SHAFAQNA - Turkey has established a strict blockade of the Kurdish regions in Syria surrounded by Islamic State (IS, formerly...

Iran condemns terror attack on Turkey, offers support and...

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Tuesday strongly denounced Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Turkish...

Armed Men Attack Shia Religious Center in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA- Local residents and witnesses said the attack was carried out in the village of Wadyan, Sitra, which is located...

Lone children fleeing war in Yemen, seek safety in...

SHAFAQNA - Yemeni teen Khayria Abdel Wahab was making the beds in the home where she was a housekeeper when...

Top ISIS commander reported killed in Iraqi airstrike

SHAFAQNA - The second top deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and chief of staff of Islamic State’s...

Despicable violence: ISIL militant executes own mother over claims...

SHAFAQNA - In a shocking low even by the standards of ISIL, a militant has publicly executed his own mother...

Attack in Egypt leaves tourists dead, others wounded

SHAFAQNA - Gunmen have opened fire at the entrance to a hotel in the Egyptian city of Hurghada, before attacking...

Iran bans all imports of Saudi products after diplomatic...

SHAFAQNA - Iran announced on Thursday that it has imposed a total ban on imports on any product which is...

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: “Martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr will never...

SHAFAQNA - “Sheikh al-Nimr never took up arms; his weapon was his knowledge. The way the Saudis beheaded Shaykh al-Nimr...

Conflicting reports surface over attack on Iranian embassy –...

SHAFAQNA - Following news reports that Saudi Arabia purposely targeted Iran embassy in Sana'a - Yemeni capital - to...

Qatar recalls envoy to Iran

SHAFAQNA - Qatar recalled its ambassador to Iran on Wednesday, state news agency QNA confirmed, after allies Saudi Arabia and...

A broken landscape – Ravaged by war Yemen holds...

SHAFAQNA - A land scarred by nine months of war, Yemen remains but an open wound onto Southern Arabia, a...

Bahrain Police Attack Execution Protesters

SHAFAQNA- The clashes broke out on Monday as protesters gathered in the village of al-Daih west of Manama, witnesses said....

Sheikh al-Jidhafsi is arrested in Bahrain for protesting al-Nimr’s...

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini regime forces have reportedly detained another Shia cleric following protests in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab country...

Disruption in South Lebanon

SHAFAQNA - Lebanese militant group Hezbollah attacked an Israeli armored vehicle with a roadside bomb along the border Monday and...

Saudi cuts diplomatic relation with Iran

SHAFAQNA - According to a news report published by Al Arabiya - a news outlet close to Riyadh, the...

Bankrupting the kingdom: Is Saudi Arabia facing a pending...

SHAFAQNA - In October 2015 the International Monetary Fund released a report mapping Saudi Arabia’s economic future, or rather,...

Harvesting fog in western Yemen – How Yemen fights...

SHAFAQNA - “God has given us the fog to quench our thirst,” says Umm Ali, mother of six, who lives...

Hamid Al-Basri, Al-Wefaq Member Arrested by Bahraini Forces

SHAFAQNA-Activists on social media outlets said that Bahraini security forces raided on early Monday morning (December 28, 2015) the...

Russia calls for peace in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Russia has called on all parties involved in the months-long Yemeni crisis to cease hostilities and try to solve...

Bahraini F-16 on Yemen mission crashes in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - A Royal Bahraini Air Force F-16 fighter jet taking part in airstrikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen crashed...

Kuwait to Provide Saudi Arabia with Ground Troops for...

SHAFAQNA - Kuwait has decided to send ground forces to take part in the Saudi-US war on Yemen, a local...

Sheikh Isa Qassim to be Honoured at Islamic Unity...

SHAFAQNA - Speaking at the press conference of the 4th Al Mustafa International Award, Research Deputy of Al-Mustafa University, Hujjat...

Saudi teen held incommunicado ahead of excecution

SHAFAQNA - ESOHR (European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights) would like to express their deep concern regarding the sudden transfer...

Al-Wefaq General Secretariat: 2016 Begins amid Ongoing Political Crisis,...

SHAFAQNA - The General Secretariat of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that it witnessed "the process of passing a decree-law...

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