UN chief urges Arab states to unite to tackle unrest in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Arab leaders to set aside their differences to tackle the ongoing unrest in Syria, which has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Speaking…

Extremist ideologies promoted by Riyadh root of terrorism: Iran

SHAFAQNA - Iran has dismissed recent allegations by a Saudi military official against the Islamic Republic, saying the extremist ideologies cultivated by Saudi Arabia are the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East. Extremist ideologies…

ISIS Threatens Iran For Protecting Its Jewish Population

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SHAFAQNA - ISIS has released a new propaganda video, this one unusually in Farsi language and directed specifically at Iran, threatening to destroy the current government of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and declaring Khamenei a “cursed person.” The…

Rouhani: Islamophobia, racism, takfiri ideas have common roots

SHAFAQNA - President Rouhani addressed the professors and students of Moscow State University and said: "Resolving the issues of today's world requires cooperation among scientists and governments". He added: "The wane of the West's dominance…

British woman fighting against ISIS in Syria says MI5 targeting her family

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SHAFAQNA - The first British female fighter to join the battle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria says UK intelligence agency MI5 is targeting her family, who are now “afraid for their own safety.” Kimberley Taylor,…

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime

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SHAFAQNA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the government of US President Donald Trump for its support of the Tel Aviv regime. Netanyahu also thanked the new US administration over its choice for Washington’s…

Civilian Casualities Surging Under Trump

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SHAFAQNA - The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was…

Trump Son-In-Law’s Deep Ties To Israel, Netanayahu Raise Doubts Of Impartiality

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SHAFAQNA - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House’s Mideast…

Trump Is Taking The US-Saudi Relationship To The Next Level​

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SHAFAQNA - One of the major tenets of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his promise to bring about “complete American energy independence,” a promise that won him the unwavering support of the U.S. fossil fuel industry and several…

Saudi attack on Somali refugee boat likely war crime: HRW

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SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says a recent deadly aerial aggression on a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, “apparently” carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition, likely amounts to “war crime.”   According…

Yemeni forces launch Somoud ballistic missile at Saudi post in Najran

SHAFAQNA - Yemeni army and popular committees fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi army compound in Najran on Sunday. A military source confirmed that the missile force of the army and the popular committees fired a homemade ballistic missile,…

The ‘Inevitable’ War Against Iran & The Decline Of US Hegemony

SHAFAQNA - In the United States, war is business and business is war. As the U.S. dominates global weapons exports, accounting for 33% of the entire market, the profits of war for both the private and public sector have guided U.S. foreign…

ISIS kidnap nearly 200 children to use as human shields in Mosul: Monitoring Group

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SHAFAQNA - Nearly 200 children have been kidnapped by ISIS to use as human shields in west Mosul as battles between the terrorist group and Iraqi forces intensify. The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights reported that 197 children have been…

Top Israelis Have Warned of Apartheid so Why The Outrage at A UN Report?

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SHAFAQNA - In his memoir, the Israeli journalist Hirsh Goodman described how he returned home from the Six Day War in June 1967 to hear the country’s founding father and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, speak on the radio. “Israel,…

Tens of thousands march in Yemen against Saudi-led airstrikes

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SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH OSS-ME – Massive crowds have hit the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa in protest of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against the country’s Shia militias. The rally marks the second anniversary since…

West True Perpetrator of Yemen Genocide

SHAFAQNA - An American political commentator said the West is using the Riyadh regime as a tool to advance its political agenda, stressing that certain Western countries, which claim to be champions of human rights, are in actual fact the perpetrators…

Airstrike monitoring group overwhelmed by claims of U.S.-caused civilian casualties

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SHAFAQNA - A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group,…

Ansarullah leader: Saudis failed to reach their goals in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has stressed that Saudi Arabia has not reached any of its goals despite its relentless attacks against its impoverished neighbor.   Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi made the comments…

2,190 Days Of Suffering: Syrians Describe Surviving The Rebel Invasion

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SHAFAQNA - During the past six years, a country that was previously absent from mainstream media coverage has taken center stage in the news. One needs only to turn on the TV, read a newspaper or hop online to hear about the ongoing conflict…

Bashar Jafari: UK, France funding terrorism in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Damascus delegation to the Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation slammed London and Paris for supporting terrorism and praised Moscow for its role in the peace process. France and the United Kingdom are among the countries…

World must assist families displaced by Saudi war: Yemeni Red Cross

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SHAFAQNA - Two years into a bloody Saudi war on Yemen, the Red Crescent Society in the violence-hit country calls on the international community to provide more humanitarian aid to the Yemeni families displaced in the wake of Riyadh’s military…

Video shows Israeli troops questioning terrified Palestinian boy

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SHAFAQNA - Israeli regime forces have been caught on camera surrounding and questioning a terrified Palestinian boy, who was seized outside his home in the occupied West Bank while he was wandering barefoot in search of a lost toy. On Friday,…

UN Human Rights Council condemns Israel's settlement construction

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli regime for violating the rights of the Palestinian people and settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria’s Golan…

UN: At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity

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SHAFAQNA - Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul’s Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that “the worst is yet to come” in the…

The UK has made 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid

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SHAFAQNA - Two years ago, Yemen embarked on a civil war that has consumed the country between warring factions. The UK, however, has made around 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid to the country. Yemen and the…

First picture of Khalid Masood reveals how he went from football-loving teenager to London attacker

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SHAFAQNA - This is the first photo of Khalid Masood, the terrorist responsible for the Westminster attack. Smiling broadly for the camera, he is photographed with school friends who were taking part in a charity five-a-side tournament. The…

Over 230 killed under rubble after ‘US-led raid’ in Mosul

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed under collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a reported US-led airstrike triggered a massive explosion in a residential neighborhood last week. Iraqi…

Refugee boat capsizes off Turkey, 12 killed

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SHAFAQNA - A boat carrying 22 Syrian refugees has capsized off Turkey's Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi, leaving at least 12 people dead and three others unaccounted for. Turkey’s private Dogan news agency reported that there were…