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Palestinians will not back down says official

SHAFAQNA - The Palestinian people has risen up against the Israeli occupation in every single corner of the occupied Palestinian...

Breaking The Silence: Arrested At Age 16, Ali al-Nimr...

SHAFAQNA - It was Malala Yousafazi, who said: “We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” Today...

The pain and strain of a life in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - The latest national field study conducted by the Psychiatric Hospital included 1,114 citizens. It was revealed that 51%...

Campaign to free Ali al-Nimr picks up steam

SHAFAQNA - Ali al-Nimr was just 17 years old when he was sentenced to death in the wake of the...

Ankara’s explosion rocks Turkey

SHAFAQNA - Mourners and protesters gather in Turkish capital, blaming Erdogan’s government for twin bomb attacks in which over 100...

Bahrain – The trial of Sheikh Salman is rigged

SHAFAQNA - Secretary-General of the main opposition group in Bahrain Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman, said that he...

Iran condemns Saudi Arabia’s targeting of civilians in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman slammed a Saudi-led aerial attack on a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s Dhamar province that...

Saudi airstrike kills at least 13 at Yemeni wedding

SHAFAQNA - At least 13 people were killed Thursday after a Saudi coalition airstrike targeted a wedding in the Houthi-controlled...

Saudi clerics call for jihad against Russia in Syria...

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of Saudi Arabian clerics not officially affiliated with Riyadh have urged Muslims to support the fight of...

Missiles hit compounds of Yemen government

SHAFAQNA - Unidentified assailants fired missiles at a hotel in Aden used by Yemeni government officials and at a compound...

Palestine’s Abbas asks UN for protection from settlers

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called on the international community to protect Palestinians from increasing violence by...

Iranian film bags awards at American filmfest

SHAFAQNA - Iranian film The Oblivion Season, directed and produced by Abbas Rafei, won the best film and best actress...

Iranian Muslims commemorate Eid al-Ghadeer

SHAFAQNA - The auspicious occasion is annually marked with various ceremonies and rituals in different cities on the 18th of...

Iran sends protest letter to Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - The protest letter was presented to the Saudi Arabia charge d’affaires in Tehran on Wednesday when he was...

Religious expert: Mina incident seems deliberate

SHAFAQNA - Hujjat al-Islam Mortaza Adib-Yazdi, an expert on religious issues, referred to last Thursday’s tragedy in Mina, saying that...

How many pilgrims really lost their lives in Mecca...

SHAFAQNA - As the Islamic community is still coming to grip with the extent of the Mina tragedy, more...

‘The Sea and the Flying Fish’ to vie at...

SHAFAQNA - Iranian filmmaker Mehrdad Ghaffarzadeh’s The Sea and the Flying Fish will go on screen in Busan International...

Why is Riyadh blaming Iran’s pilgrims for Mina tragedy?

SHAFAQNA - As outrage against Saudi Arabia's mis-management of the Hajj has grown exponentially, the kingdom has been keen...

Israeli troops clash with Palestinians at Al Aqsa

SHAFAQNA - Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound have entered their second day, according to...

EXCLUSIVE – Yemen blockade’s runner – how a group...

SHAFAQNA - “Justice is better than courage as if everyone is fair to others, then there will be no need...

Death toll of Iranian pilgrims in Mecca rises to...

SHAFAQNA - At least 136 Iranian pilgrims have lost their lives in a deadly crush during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop: We are united with Muslim brothers...

SHAFAQNA - Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna visited Wednesday morning the Jerusalemite youths who were injured over the...

Yemen Resistance Movement seizes control over city in Saudi...

SHAFAQNA - Members of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly managed to wrest...

Imam Hussain shrine launches Housing project, free of charge...

SHAFAQNA - The Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has launched a housing project in order to house the poor for free...

Bahrain regime forces released senior Shia scholar

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini regime forces have arrested a prominent Shia Muslim cleric as the ruling Al Khalifa monarchy is pressing...

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