200 tons of aid arrives in Syria's Deir Ezzor

SHAFAQNA - A twenty-truck convoy carrying more than 200 tons of relief substances provided by the Syria Trust for Development arrived in Deir Ezzor city on Monday. Speaking to the source, Deir Ezzor Governor Mohammed Ibrahim Samra said that…

Hashd al-Sha’abi forces recapture four villages in anti-ISIS offensive

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have retaken control of four villages as part of a large-scale military operation to dislodge the remnants of the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group from their hideouts in the desert…

Al-Wefaq condemns Friday’s carnage in Egyptian mosque

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned Friday’s bomb and gun attack on a mosque in the Egyptian northern Sinai Peninsula, which killed at least 305 people. The terrorist attack, which is among the bloodiest in…

‘Union of Muslim Scholars’ Official Slams Saudi Move

SHAFAQNA -  The deputy head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars slammed Saudi Arabia and its allies for blacklisting the union. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday added two Islamic organizations,…

Saudi blockade in Yemen kills 100s every week

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday. Ahmed…

Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet in Antalya

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has traveled to Turkey to hold a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts over the conflict in Syria. Zarif is due to sit down with Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers…

Should Turkey trust the U.S.?

SHAFAQNA - Last week, the Turkish Armed Forces entered Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo. According to the Syria-based Kurdish Hawar News Agency, Turkey also intends to deploy troops near the Raju area and place its armored vehicles there. Many…

Saad Hariri says he will return to Lebanon in next two days

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SHAFAQNA - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return to Lebanon in the next two days, after his surprise resignation in Saudi Arabia created a shockwave in Lebanon’s political scene. Hariri announced the news in a Twitter message…

Dozens of detainees moved from an Emirati secret prison in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - A senior Yemeni official and families of prisoners say dozens of detainees have been moved to a "government-run" prison in the southern city of Mukalla. The official said on Monday that 133 detainees were transferred from the Riyan…

Erdogan to Saudi Arabia crown prince: You don’t own Islam

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SHAFAQNA- In harsh but indirect remarks addressed to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Saudi Arabia official does not own the Islamic faith. President Erdogan said on…

Saudi Arabia orders citizens to leave Lebanon

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon and urged those who are in the country to leave as soon as possible. Saudi Arabia's official news agency SPA quoted a source in the foreign ministry…

British MP: Middle East unrest is the subsequent of Israel creation

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SHAFAQNA-Speaking to IRNA, Tonge said that the Balfour declaration was an important document at the time; because during the first world war, Britain was at war with Germany and 'we needed' support against the Ottoman empire who were allies…

Bahrain calls for freezing of Qatar’s PGCC membership

SHAFAQNA- Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifah has warned that his country will not attend an upcoming Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) if Qatar doesn't alter its stance on regional issues. "If Qatar thinks…

Barzani not to extend his presidential term: Kurdish envoy

SHAFAQNA-Nazim Omar Dabbagh in an interview with IRNA on Saturday confirmed reports about end of Barzani term on November 1. According to dispatches, Barzani is expected to release a statement on Sunday which is going to be read out in the…

Iraq Forces Move to Capture Last ISIS Stronghold

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi federal troops continued their push to regain control over a Syrian-Iraqi-Turkish triangle border area where an oil pipeline was used by the Kurdish region to export oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, federal military command…

Upcoming round of Syria talks in Geneva scheduled on Nov. 28: De Mistura

SHAFAQNA - UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said on Thursday that the upcoming round of Syrian-Syrian talks of Geneva will be on November 28th, 2017. De Mistura told UN Security council in a briefing via TV that the work plan…

Iraqi Kurdistan freezes referendum, offers truce

SHAFAQNA - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that it will freeze the results of a recent vote for independence from Iraq. Based on a statement released by the KRG on Tuesday, they also called for an immediate ceasefire and a…

Judiciary Chief: Europe has no right to meddle in Iran's defense affairs

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Judiciary Chief warned European countries not to follow the US in trying to meddle in issues related to Iran’s defense activities, saying also that Iran’s missile program is for defense and non-negotiable. “Europe…

Iraqi governorate ready to cooperate with Iran to serve Arbaeen pilgrims

SHAFAQNA - The director general of the health department in Iraq’s Wasit governorate expressed readiness for cooperation with Iran’s Health Ministry to serve Arbaeen pilgrims. Jabbar Yaseri said an agreement has been reached with the Iranian…

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Scandalously Allowed by UN, West: Ex-UN Official

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SHAFAQNA- A former official at the United Nations and professor of international law slammed the UN and certain Western governments for their support for the Saudi regime’s war on Yemen that has led to a deteriorating humanitarian crisis…

Saudi warplanes kill 10 Yemeni civilians in Sa’ada, Hajjah provinces

  SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes have bombed residential areas in the Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces of Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians, including an entire family. The Saudi air raids, which targeted the city of Ghamr in Sa’ada…

Ayatollah Khamenei donates funds for Myanmar refugees

SHAFAQNA-Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday donated funds for the Myanmar refugees. According to his official website, following his Representative Hojatoleslam Abdolhossein Moezzi report on the catastrophic status of Myanmar Muslims,…

UK’s Labour Party repeats calls for arms ban on Saudi

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      SHAFAQNA - The UK’s Labour Party has renewed calls for a ban on all arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom’s brutal military aggression against poverty-stricken Yemen continues. Fabian Hamilton, the shadow…

US provides safe exit for ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa

    SHAFAQNA - ISIS Takfiri terrorists are abandoning Raqqa through a safe exit corridor established by US-backed SDF militias. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US, is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias,…

Ayatollah Javadi Amoli slams Trump's recent remarks on Iran

SHAFAQNA - Shia scholar Ayatollah Abdullah Javadi Amoli slammed US president's recent remarks on Iran and JCPOA saying, "Our politicians, our administration, our military forces and Revolutionary guards, every single Iranian citizen support…

Israel, Saudi Arabia hail Trump’s bellicose tone on Iran

SHAFAQNA- Israeli and Saudi Arabian authorities have welcomed the recent decision by US President Donald Trump not to certify Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the five permanent UN…

Call for Fourth Arbaeen Int’l Award

SHAFAQNA- According to ICRO’s website, the theme of the works submitted to the contest include Arbaeen march to the holy city of Karbala, and respect and love for Imam Hussein (AS). Those willing to attend the competition in the photo category…

Muslim scholars call for unity to support Palestine cause

SHAFAQNA - Prominent Muslim scholars urged the international community to unity for the Palestinian cause at an Islamic Arts Festival in South African capital Cape Town. The festival, intended to foster youth interest in current events in the…