Syrian MP: The Balance of Power will Change after Receiving S-300

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SHAFAQNA- Russian Il-20 plane was downed in West Syria earlier this month and all of 15 aircrews were died. The aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defenses while they were responding to a wave of Israeli airstrikes. Russia held Tel Aviv responsible…

Israelis enter Iraq with other countries' passports

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SHAFAQNA- A Qatari newspaper pointing out that the scale of Israeli travelers to Iraq have increased recently, added they have visited historical and ancient places in Babylon, Baghdad and Basra. Alaraby Aljadid newspaper wrote on Sunday…

An Egyptian woman activist jailed for speaking out on sexual harassment

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian woman human rights defender, Amal Fathy, who has already spent 141 days in prison, has been convicted for posting a Facebook video decrying sexual harassment and criticizing the Egyptian to two-year jail sentence. Amal…

Photos: Iran's response to Ahvaz terrorist attack ringleaders

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SHAFAQNA- In response to ringleaders of Ahvaz terrorist attack, Iran shot 6 surface-surface ballistic missiles to takfiri terrorists' positions in eastern Euphrates Syria on Monday. "Security of the Iranian people is the Armed Forces' redline…

Palestinians call for court to rule US embassy out of Quds

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SHAFAQNA- The Hague-based International Court announced that Palestin filed a case Friday against Washington about moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Quds, after Abbas accused U.S to assault on international law and relevant United Nations…

Video: Millions of Yemeni children face Famine

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SHAFAQNA- Three years of conflict has had devastating consequences for children in Yemen. They faced famine, malnutrition, food insecurity and lack of health services. Famine is sweeping across Yemen and children are enduring the worst…

US closes its consulate in Basra

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SHAFAQNA- The United States announced on Friday that it will close its consulate in Basra, Iraq and evacuate its diplomatic staff following the increasing threats and indirect fire near U.S. facilities in recent weeks. In a statement on…

Serial deaths of some high ranked Iraqi officers raised questions

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SHAFAQNA- Simultanous with the new government formation in Iraq and one year after victory over Daesh, some high ranked Iraqi officers who had significant role in the battle, unexpectedly died in recent days. This case raised some questions…

Araqchi: Europeans should implement mechanisms of banking and trade transactions to Iran before November 4

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that according to our negotiations with Europeans, the mechanisms of the banking and trade transactions will be carried out before the next round of the sanctions comes. “Europeans…

Congress resolution force Trump to end US support of Saudi-led coalition for Yemen war

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SHAFAQNA- 23 members of U.S Congress will introduce a resolution to force Trump to withdraw U.S. forces from helping the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the catastrophic war in Yemen. California Democrat Ro Khanna introduced the resolution…

Zarif asked for more investigation on Israel’s nuclear program after Netanyahu's false show at UNGA

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SHAFAQNA - After Israel Prime Minister's false show at United Nations general assembly, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asked for more scrutiny on Israel’s nuclear program.  Speaking at United Nations general assembly…

The most recent anit-Iran scenarios by United Against Nuclear Iran

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SHAFAQNA- A group of missions from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel and US gathering as the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), lobbied for regime change in Iran. According to Al jazeerah, The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, the ambassador…

Iran to prosecute "Iran International" TV channel for supporting Ahvaz attack terrorists

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SHAFAQNA- Iran is to prosecute the “heinous act” of “Iran International” for broadcasting an interview with the spokesperson of the terrorist group behind terror attack in Ahvaz that targeted a military parade on Saturday. “The…

Rouhani in UNGA: the US wants to make useless every international institutions

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SHAFAQNA- HASSAN ROUHANI, President of Iran speaks sixth at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Iranian President said the US wants to make useless every international institutions. While it is retreated from the…

Bahrain regime blocked Shiite’s access to Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's security forces prevented Shiites entering the Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya in Al-Malikiyah area on Monday. According to lualua, Bahraini security officials have claimed that this Hosseiniya has been closed under the pretext…

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in a statement strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in the Iranian southwestern city of Ahvaz, calling on the international community to “cooperate” with Tehran in bringing the…

Major powers agree to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Major Powers agree to keep Iran nuclear deal and develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November. According to Irna, 4 + 1 meeting held on Monday with…

Rouhani says he has no plan to meet Trump

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an interview with NBC News said that he would not meet with President Donald Trump this week and accused the U.S. of adopting a hostile stance toward Iran. "There is no such program for a meeting",…

Rouhani: Trump needs to stop his anti-Iran actions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a meeting with a group of US media executives in New York pointed out Trump did some very incorrect actions against Iran and the Iranian nation, calling on US administration to end its cruel and…

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi appears to be alive

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SHAFAQNA- Despite numerous reports of his death or injury, Daesh’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is still alive even though his whereabouts has been the subject of much speculation . There have been recurring reports of Baghdadi being…

Iran-US controversies in UNGA73

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SHAFAQNA- President Hassan Rouhani attends the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings. He is likely to focus much of his time at the U.N. General Assembly this week with one main goal in mind: defending the…

UK MPs from different parties, Calls for Release All Bahrain Political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- UK MPs from different parties, excluding the ruling Conservative Party, have already made a similar motion three years ago, demanding the release of opposition figures in Bahrain, namely their leader Sheikh Ali Salman. They called…

Former Kurdish woman lawmaker nominates himself for Iraqi presidency

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SHAFAQNA- The former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran), Sirwa Abdulwahid has announced her candidacy as  next president of the Republic of Iraq which makes her the first woman to run for this position…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

Zarif: Iran will respond Decisively to Ahvaz terror attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Minister by stating that Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks, said Iran will respond decisively to the terror attack in Ahvaz. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s…

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…