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Iraqi Prime Minister will not prevent Shia forces from...

SHAFAQNA-Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi yesterday rejected a decision by the Nineveh Provincial Council to prohibit the Shia, pro-government...

Saudi Arabia Initiates a Court Devoted to Human Rights,...

SHAFAQNA- The announcement of the establishment of an Arab Court of Human Rights, indeed any Court devote to Human Rights,...

MSF hospital is forced to shut down over Saudi...

SHAFAQNA - An MSF-run hospital was forced this week to closed down its doors in Sa'ada, leaving the city...

Popular committees in Iraq stand ready against Daesh

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) voiced their readiness to seize back two key regions in Salahuddin province. "The volunteer...

Suicide bombings by ISIS kill 40 in eastern Iraq,...

SHAFAQNA- At least 40 people were killed by a suicide bomber at a funeral in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala...

Saudi Arabia Initiates a Court Devoted to Human Rights,...

SHAFAQNA- The announcement of the establishment of an Arab Court of Human Rights, indeed any Court devote to Human Rights,...

Bahrainis call for their prisoners release – end of...

SHAFAQNA - People in Bahrain have taken to the streets to show their growing frustration with the ruling Al Khalifah...

How Syria’s Resistance is driving Daesh away

SHAFAQNA - Hoping to catch the Syrian Arab Army off guard on account of the ceasefire, Daesh militants attempted...

Bahrainis call for an end to sectarianism

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Mohammad Sanqoor, Friday prayer leader of Sanqoor, in Daraz district, Bahrain, in his weekly sermon referred to...

Turkey argues exceptionalism over Syria ceasefire

SHAFAQNA - Hours after Damascus confirmed that it would hold a ceasefire, and allow for diplomatic talks to resume,...

EU moves for an arm embargo against Saudi Arabia...

SHAFAQNA - European Parliament lawmakers adopted a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Riyadh over its military operation in...

Aleppo strategic station liberated by Syrian forces

SHAFAQNA - Syrian forces and volunteer fighters have managed to regain control of a strategic thermal power station in the...

Fresh mass rallies held in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - Bahrainis have staged fresh protests across the tiny Persian Gulf island amid a wave of rallies held to...

Turkey wants Kurdish isolation – calls on US to...

SHAFAQNA - Turkey on Friday says America should severe ties with Kurdish fighters. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said “resorting to...

Syrian President grants pardons to army deserters – if...

SHAFAQNA  - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree pardoning all army deserters and other military-related crimes. The decree grants amnesty...

NGOs Condemn Violence Against Protesters on Fifth Anniversary of...

SHAFAQNA - Sunday, 14 February 2016, marked the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s peaceful uprising. Bahraini people took to the streets...

Syrian army continues advances against terror militants in Latakia

SHAFAQNA -  The Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade (commando brigade) of the Republican Guard and their allies are swiftly...

Saudi Troops into Syria: The “Gates of Hell” Will...

SHAFAQNA- here are three possible scenarios in Syria Participation of Arab troops  in Syria is not excluded. A high-ranking officer within...

OPEC nervous as Iran resumes delivery to Europe

SHAFAQNA - Only hours after news emerged that Iran has shipped its first oil cargo to Europe in multiple years...

Turkey and KSA back Daesh efforts in Syria in...

SHAFAQNA - As demonstrated by Turkey military efforts against Kurdish positions in northern Syria this weekend, Ankara, and its...

Aden falls prey to chaos while under de facto...

SHAFAQNA - Since the Yemeni southern seaport city of Aden fell to the control of the Saudi-led coalition, under...

Riyadh prepares for ground invasion in Syria

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia will send special forces to Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in Arabic)...
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Anti-Syria militants receive “excellent quantities” of missiles

SHAFAQNA - Syrian militants say they have received "excellent quantities" of missiles from their foreign backers to help them stand...

Millions of Iranians Rally to Mark Islamic Revolution Victory

SHAFAQNA - Iranian people from different walks of life, carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic Republic, poured...

Palestinian teen shot dead during clashes in Hebron’s al-Arrub...

SHAFAQNA - Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron's...

Is Erdogan mad enough to invade Syria?

SHAFAQNA- The Russia Defense Ministry said today it has reasons to believe that Turkey is more likely planning a military...

Syrian cities under siege – truth versus fiction

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this January media broke the story of Madaya, a Syrian town whose people had been made to...

Madrid airport sounds alarm after bomb threat on Saudi...

SHAFAQNA- A general alert was issued at Madrid’s Barajas airport shortly after midday on Thursday after the captain of a...

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