Russia humanitarian aid

Russian plane loaded with relief aid arrives in Damascus, Syria

SHAFAQNA - A Russian Plane arrived in Damascus International airport on Saturday loaded with humanitarian aid from Russian people and government to enhance Syrians’ steadfastness in facing the terrorist war and the unjust economic embargo…

Crackdown against al-Wefaq in Bahrain reaches new heights

SHAFAQNA - The Freedoms and Human Rights Department at Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a report revealing the widespread human rights and religious freedoms violations practiced by the Bahraini authorities in 2015. The department…

Iraqi authorities kick al-Jazeera out of the country

SHAFAQNA - The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has banned the Qatari-owned “Al-Jazeera” news network, citing “violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations.” Surprised by the decision,…
Ramadi

Dozens of Iraqi Civilians Returning to Ramadi Are Getting Blown Up By Islamic State Mines

SHAFAQNA - Explosives planted by Islamic State have killed dozens of Iraqi civilians who returned to Ramadi despite warnings that much of the western city remains unsafe nearly four months after its recapture from the militants. Tens of…

Saudi King Salman’s Son Met Netanyahu in Jordan

SHAFAQNA - The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, has secretly met Israeli regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba. According to sources, the meeting was also attended by the Jordanian…

Yemen Resistance gets its way - Peace Talks

SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthis say they will be joining talks with representatives of the country’s former government in Kuwait after previously avoiding participation due to truce violations by Saudi Arabia. They agreed to join the UN-mediated…

Egyptian Expert: "Need of Money behind Islands Handover"

SHAFAQNA - The Egyptian scene these days is seeing new developments the latest of which were the protests that sparked after the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has handed over two Egyptian islands at the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, causing…

Muslims murdered for helping Syrian Christians escape

SHAFAQNA - Muslims who helped Christian residents of Al-Qaryatain escape from the city were reportedly murdered by a group of armed men who attacked their hiding place, based on new reports that surfaced recently. After Syrian troops were…

Syria: 500 displaced people return to their town in southern Hama

SHAFAQNA - Some 115 displaced families have returned to their town Hor Binafso in the southern countryside of Hama province. Governor of Hama Ghassan Khalaf said that the number of those who returned today to their homes reached 500 people,…
Syria peace talks

Syrian Government Delegation Arrives in Geneva to Join Intra-Syria Talks

SHAFAQNA - The delegation that represents the official Syrian government at intra-Syrian talks arrived in Geneva to participate in a new round of negotiations. The delegation of the Syrian government led by Permanent Representative to the…
religious unity in Iraq

How Iraq is striving to achieve peaceful religious unity

SHAFAQNA - The International Media of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has invited a Pakistani delegation including Sunni scholars and journalists to examine the peaceful existence between the various sects in Iraq. The International Media of…

Seyyed Ali Fadhl Allah: Unity is a religious priority

SHAFAQNA - Seyyed Ali Fadhl Allah, Friday prayer leader of Beirut, in his speech on Monday referred to several challenges in front of the Arab world and Islam calling terrorism and religious pluralism as the most important of them. He said,”…

Ankara Backs Chemical Attacks: Obama Lets Erdogan Do 'Whatever He Wants'

SHAFAQNA - While the United States was quick to condemn unproven allegations about Syria’s use of chemical weapons, Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with Kurdish activist Kani Xulam to discuss Washington’s silence on similar attacks…
King Salman

Saudi Arabia and Egypt announce Red Sea bridge, but is that all there is?

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia's king has announced that a bridge linking the country to Egypt will be built over the Red Sea. King Salman said in a statement that the bridge would boost commerce between the two allies. He made the announcement…
bahrain

Bahrainis stage protests against John Kerry visit

SHAFAQNA - People have held demonstrations across Bahrain to voice their outrage at US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the tiny Persian Gulf state. Bahrainis poured onto the streets of several areas in the Arab country on Thursday,…
Syria Grand Mufti

Syria Grand Mufti: No sectarianism exists in our country

SHAFAQNA - "No sectarianism exists in Syria," pointed out Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Badreddin Hassoun stressing people in the country get along well with each other. Making his remarks in a program aired by of Al-Mayadian news channel,…
Iraqi IDPs

Iraqi IDPs return home at last

SHAFAQNA - The displaced population of Ramadi has started to return to the western Iraqi city that was recaptured from ISIS militants in December, a provincial official said on Sunday. About 3,000 families have returned since Saturday to…
Palmyra

Mass grave discovered in Palmyra - Daesh's crimes against humanity

SHAFAQNA - Syrian forces have uncovered a mass grave of people killed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists (ISIS) in the recently-liberated city of Palmyra in Homs Province confirmed Syrian officials. Syria’s official news agency SANA quoted…
Fallujah hunger

Fallujah is starving under Daesh says brave Iraqi woman

SHAFAQNA - Daesh terrorists in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are feverently hunting for the woman who dared to post a video online in which she complains about life under the terrorist group, and criticizes the international community for not…

Fighting ISIS or Iran?

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SHAFAQNA-Saudi Arabia recently announced that it is planning a “NATO-like” military alliance of Muslim nations to fight terrorism and ISIS. On the surface, it would seem to be an organization focusing on terrorism. However, there is more…

Iraq May Receive Financial Aid Package in 2016 and Beyond

SHAFAQNA- The Iraqi government could receive $6.4 billion from organizations and donors in 2016, according to Reuters. Iraq has commenced negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and authorities could receive $15 billion in…

Funeral for Makki al-Aridh who killed under torture in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- People in Saudi Arabia have held a funeral ceremony for a young Shia Muslim who was killed under regime torture nearly a month ago. The funeral ceremony of Makki al-Aridh was attended by people in the city of Awamiyah in the Qatif…

Women in Fallujah stand up to Daesh

SHAFAQNA - Tens of starving Iraqi women, who have taken to the streets of the city of Fallujah, some 69 kilometers west of Baghdad, in protest against a famine brought on by Daesh, showered the terrorists with stones upon their attempt to disperse…
Yemen demonstration

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…
President Bashar al-Assad

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…
food convoy Syria

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…