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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...

Christmas in Damascus

SHAFAQNA - Syria has endured another year of devastating civil war and strife. However, thousands of civilians in Damascus have...

Seyyed Abdel Malek al-Houthi: “Yemen will remain steadfast in...

SHAFAQNA - Speaking on the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad, a date marked across the Islamic world by...

UAE marks Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

SHAFAQNA - A paid holiday has been declared for the private sector in the UAE on December 24 to mark...

Al Jazeera blocks anti-Saudi Arabia article

SHAFAQNA - THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS of Al Jazeera appears to have blocked an article critical of Saudi Arabia’s human rights...

How Jordan’s Muslims and Christians promote Christmas unity

SHAFAQNA - Beyond unfortunate tragedies in the Middle East, lies another world that is unfamiliar to many. While living in...

Syrian deputy FM: ISIS acts similar to Saudi regime’s

SHAFAQNA - Syrian deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad said Syria rejects taking part in any illusive religious...

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...

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