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Millions of Protesters Across Yemen Condemn Saudi Aggression

SHAFAQNA - Massive rallies have been held across Yemen to on the anniversary of the ongoing Saudi-led aggression against the poorest Arab country. In Yemen’s capital Sana’a, demonstrators converged at Saba’een Square on Saturday to…
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Palmyra liberation is a turning point against Terror

SHAFAQNA - The recapture of Palmyra from Daesh by the Syrian Army and its allies demonstrated the success of Damascus' strategy in fighting terrorism, President Bashar Assad said Sunday. Earlier in the day, the Syrian Arab Army and popular…
Russia delivers aid to Syria

Russia delivers more humanitarian aid to Syria

SHAFAQNA  - On Friday, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation – Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko -confirmed the delivery of over 19 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the civilians living in the provinces of Damascus, Hama, and Homs. Lt.…
Iraq IDPs

Iraqi IDPs return home

SHAFAQNA - The Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced on Thursday the return of 263 displaced families to their original areas in the district of Jalawla in Diyali province. The Immigration Office in Khanaqin, Ghazi Ali Agha, said…
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Terrorists open fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Defense Ministry said armed groups opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Damascus Countryside and Homs countryside in Syria on Tuesday. The Ministry’s website published a statement from the Russian center…

Saudi regime bans praying at Ar-Rasoul Aazam mosque in Ahsaa

SHAFAQNA- The Saudi regime authorities on Wednesdaycut off the power supply for Ar-Rasoul Aazam Mosque which lies in Omran province in Ahsa, preventing the worshippers from praying at it. The move came two days after the Saudi authorities…

Syrian President calls for collective efforts against terror

SHAFAQNA - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on Muslims across the world to unite and fight against terrorism posing a threat to the region and the globe. Assad made the remarks during a meeting of members of the General Secretariat…

Cameras will be installed in Al-Aqsa Mosque this week

SHAFAQNA-A Jordanian company will install cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque this week, the country’s Endowment Minister Hayel Dawood revealed, noting that all preparations for the installation are ready, the Anadolu Agency reported yesterday. Dawood…

Yemen Forgotten War - Voices from Yemen

SHAFAQNA - This video was made available courtesy of Vanessa Beeley from Yemen the Forgotten War.

Top Cleric Underlines Security for Iranian Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - A top Iranian cleric accused Saudi Arabia of “lying” about ensuring safety of the Hajj pilgrims, asking the Iranian officials to deal with the issue very carefully to ensure security of the country’s pilgrims and prevent another…

Saudi forces fatally shoot woman during raid to capture wanted man

SHAFAQNA- Saudi security forces shot dead a woman armed with a machine gun during a raid to arrest a man suspected of involvement in attacks on Shia Muslims and on security forces, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday. The agency…

UN calls for reforms in Bahrain to be immediately implemented

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has censured the government in Bahrain for its harsh crackdown on dissent, calling on Manama to carry out fundamental reforms. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein on Thursday expressed…

Bahraini Shia Scholar Forcibly Deported After Citizenship Revocation

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain regime summoned Dr. Masood Jahroomi, a former Shia Ajam citizen for forcible deportation. Dr. Jahroomi, whose citizenship was revoked in January 2015, had his denaturalization order confirmed by the appellate court. Americans…

KSA is cracking under Houthi-led resistance movement

SHAFAQNA - Sources in Yemen have confirmed that a Houthi delegation entered into secret talks with the Saudi government to iron out differences and open avenues towards a tentative peace deal. "Houthis and their Saudi foes have begun talks…

Baraini Court Upholds Jail Verdict against Shia Cleric, Kamel al-Hashimi

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SHAFAQNA- A Bahraini appellate court upheld an imprisonment verdict against prominent Shia cleric Seyyed Kamel al-Hashimi. Hashimi was sentenced by the Manama regime to a total of three years in jail - two years for insulting the Bahraini…

Jordan stands its ground over al-Aqsa Mosque

SHAFAQNA - Surveillance cameras at Muslims’ the holy al-Aqsa Mosque should be controlled by no other party than the endowment authorities, Jerusalem’s Endowment Council said Monday. The Endowment Council expressed in a statement its…

US Vice-President visits Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

SHAFAQNA- US Vice-President Joe Biden, and his accompanying delegation, on Monday visited the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. They were accompanied by Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Barbara…

How War-Torn Yemen Is Creating Water From Fog

SHAFAQNA - Between internal battles and mounting casualties caught in the fighting between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Yemen is struggling. Saudi blockades on imports and humanitarian aid has cut the country off from supplies that sustain nearly…

Saudi Arabia to put 55 activists to death, most without trial

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia is planning to execute dozens of activists and dissidents, including women and teenagers, most of them without trial, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) has said in a report. Some 55 people are…

Iraqi Prime Minister will not prevent Shia forces from fighting for Mosul

SHAFAQNA-Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi yesterday rejected a decision by the Nineveh Provincial Council to prohibit the Shia, pro-government Popular Mobilisation forces from taking part in the liberation of Mosul. In a speech, Al-Abadi…

Saudi Arabia Initiates a Court Devoted to Human Rights, NOT Satire!

SHAFAQNA- The announcement of the establishment of an Arab Court of Human Rights, indeed any Court devote to Human Rights, should be an internationally welcomed initiative. The fact that the initiative has come from the Shoura Council of…

MSF hospital is forced to shut down over Saudi strikes

SHAFAQNA - An MSF-run hospital was forced this week to closed down its doors in Sa'ada, leaving the city without any medical facility, after its administration judged the situation much too dangerous. Oblivious to calls for restraints, Riyadh…

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 forces will begin their military operations to take control of the strategic Sharqat and al-Sarsar…

Suicide bombings by ISIS kill 40 in eastern Iraq, 8 in Baghdad

SHAFAQNA- At least 40 people were killed by a suicide bomber at a funeral in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala while a suicide blast at a security checkpoint in Baghdad’s western outskirts killed eight members of the security forces, police…

Saudi Arabia Initiates a Court Devoted to Human Rights, NOT Satire!

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SHAFAQNA- The announcement of the establishment of an Arab Court of Human Rights, indeed any Court devote to Human Rights, should be an internationally welcomed initiative. The fact that the initiative has come from the Shoura Council of…

Bahrainis call for their prisoners release - end of tyranny

SHAFAQNA - People in Bahrain have taken to the streets to show their growing frustration with the ruling Al Khalifah regime, calling for the release of political prisoners. Protesters rallied in the village of Sanabis, on the outskirts of…

How Syria's Resistance is driving Daesh away

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SHAFAQNA - Hoping to catch the Syrian Arab Army off guard on account of the ceasefire, Daesh militants attempted on Saturday morning to recapture territories they previously lost to the Resistance - a desperate bid to regain control over the…

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 opposition of sectarianism with religious commonalities and warned against sectarianism as a plague which collapses…