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Saudi King to Nigeria’s Buhari: Zaria Shia Massacre is...

SHAFAQNA- President Mohammad Buhari has had a telephone conversation with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. During...

Iranian Sunni clerics denounce Nigeria Shia killing

SHAFAQNA - Prominent Sunni clerics in Iran demanded for immediate release of Nigerian Shia leader Sheikh Ibrahim al Zakzaki denouncing...

The Mona Relief Organization beats the Saudi blockade once...

SHAFAQNA - Thanks to the generosity of its donors - the public - the Mona Relief Organization managed to distribute...

Radicals are pushed out of positions in northern Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters repelled a series of Daesh attacks in northern Iraq, killing at least 70 of the...

Hosts of Arbaeen Pilgrims in Karbala Honored

SHAFAQNA- Those who hosted and served Arbaeen pilgrims were honored in a forum titled “Organization of Husseini Servants” held in...

A winter in Yemen – When charity becomes a...

SHAFAQNA - Yemen remains enthralled in a war of attrition, burdened  by poverty and Saudi Arabia’s determination to turn this...

The game powers play: Jordan closes its borders to...

SHAFAQNA - Jordan has been the target of much criticism this week as Amnesty International, the prominent rights group, accused...

Call for Bahrain Human Rights Conference

SHAFAQNA - Four human rights organizations called for a conference to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain. The Bahrain Center...

Baghdad and Ankara at locker-head over war on terror

SHAFAQNA - Turkey has said it will not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in...

Historic mosque falls victim to clashes in Diyarbakır, damaged...

SHAFAQNA- The historic Fatih Paşa Mosque in Diyarbakır's Sur district was damaged by fire on Monday as a result...

Iraq demands Turkey to withdraw troops, respect sovereignty

SHAFAQNA - Iraq considered a violation of the norms of international law the entry of Kurdish troops in its territory,...

Iranian President hails high turnout in Arbaeen ceremony in...

SHAFAQNA - President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed the nation for high turnout in Arbaeen ceremony in Karbala, Iraq, marking...

Qatif Friday Prayers Worshippers Voice Solidarity with Sheikh Nimr

SHAFAQNA- Friday prayers worshippers in Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province voiced their solidarity with Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr...

Bahraini Shiite Muslims participate in Arbaeen ritual

SHAFAQNA - The Arbaeen ritual marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following the anniversary of the 7th century...

Shia Muslims observe Arbaeen in Iran

SHAFAQNA - A large number of black-clad Iranian mourners have taken to the streets and local mosques and other religious...

Karbala TV live

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Bahraini Women Call for Elimination of State Violence Against...

SHAFAQNA - Jalila Alsalman, the general coordinator in the Bahrain Observatory for Human Rights, emphasized that women must document abuses...
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Arbaeen pilgrimage to begin – millions rally

Millions of Shia Muslim pilgrims from around the globe are descending on the holy city of Karbala in Iraq...

Bahrain protests against Al Khalifa regime, calls for reforms

SHAFAQNA - The demonstrations were held in the capital Manama and some other cities and villages after Friday prayers. Condemning the...

MONA RELIEF ORGANIZATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

PRESS RELEASE - The MONA RELIEF ORGANIZATION is calling today on all bloggers and websites’ administrators to carry its...

UK to deport seriously ill Bahrain activist who claims...

SHAFAQNA - A seriously ill Bahraini man fears he will be killed when he is deported to the Gulf state...

Saudi coalition uses foreign mercenaries in Yemen war –...

SHAFAQNA - A report in the New York Times has claimed that the Emirati government has deployed hundreds of handpicked...

36 Bahraini receive 429 years in prison, 13 stripped...

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini courts issued, on Monday, sentences against 36 citizens that amounted to 429 years in prison. A...

850,000 Visas Issued to Arbaeen Pilgrims: Iranian Official

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi authorities have issued 850, 000 visas to Iranian pilgrims planning to visit Iraq’s holy city of Karbala...

Torture in Bahrain – an ongoing reality says Human...

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini security forces are torturing detainees during interrogation as regulatory bodies set up after the 2011 uprising "lack...

Bahraini Regime Deprives Sheikh Salman’s Toddler of Citizenship

SHAFAQNA - The one-year-old daughter of Sheikh Ali Salman, the secretary general of Bahrain’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq National...

Booby-trapped dolls seized in Baghdad; Isis planned bomb blasts...

SHAFAQNA - The Iraqi police have foiled a major bombing plot in Baghdad, where 18 dolls stuffed with bombs were seized...

Terrorists using Islam as a cover: Top Egyptian cleric

SHAFAQNA - Terrorists use religion as a front, said Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, who is the head of the al-Azhar, one...

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