FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. "The…

EUROPE IS WASTING TIME/ IRAN WITHDREW FORM JCPOA IS BASELESS

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SHAFAQNA- Sohrab Sadoddin, the head of the Department of European Studies at the Institute of Iran-Eurica, believes that EU wants to keep JCPOA but it cannot. Therefore Europeans are wasting time. The expert in European Affairs on the role…

BAHRAIN: FIRST WOMAN ELECTS AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Parliament elected a woman as a speaker for the first time in its history. She ran for the first time in 2006 and lost, but she went ahead again in 2014 and once again could not win. Fawzia Zainal made the breakthrough…

Israel demanded Germany to stop funding the Jewish Museum over the Muslim view on Bayt al-Maqdis exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- The Israeli government sent an official letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding Germany to halt its funding for the Jewish Museum in Berlin over an exhibition "that reflects the Muslim view of Bayt al-Maqdis. Prime Minister…

US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

Assad says Syria reconstruction cost almost $ 400 billion

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SHAFAQNA- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion , Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s…

Photos: The presence of teens in Friday prayers

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SHAFAQNA- The presence of teenagers in Friday prayers in Tehran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Haj pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer What is the ruling if a person follows the Friday prayer leader with the intention…

Video: May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.J.)

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SHAFAQNA- May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.T.F.S.).   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Video: Why does Allah ask us to remember Him?

Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Zarif, Lavrov discussed Syria crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held a phone conversation on Wednesday over a number of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. During the talks, the two sides conferred…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

Video: The joy of speaking to Allah

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SHAFAQNA- The joy of speaking to Allah, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser.   Read more from Shafaqna: VIDEO: WHY DOES ALLAH ASK US TO REMEMBER HIM?   Video: The End of Times can be described in Two Words...

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Can ISIS regroup?

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SHAFAQNA- University of Maryland study shows that ISIL has lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled and global attacks fell by a fifth. To understand the future of this armed organisation, it is necessary to understand the people…

Photos: Celebration of the anniversary of victory over ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Victory Makers celebrate the anniversary of victory over ISIS. Read more from shafaqna: ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

Is 'Gilets Jaunes' a French version of a much more global phenomenon?

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani - In his first speak to the French people after four weeks of anti-government protest (gilets jaunes) movement, Macron said he took his "share of responsibility" for the anger in France and promise to respond…

Winner of Malaysia Abacus 2018 is an Iranian genius teenager

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA:  For the third consecutive year, a genius Iranian 12-year old teenager Yasra Soleimani from the city of Fonoj in Sistan-Baluchestan of Iran grabbed trophy in Abacus calculation 2018 in Malaysia. The genius Iranian teenager…

Video: Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women

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SHAFAQNA- Did you know that women are disproportionately affected by humanitarian crises? Here is why...    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change Video:…

Photos: The "Minas Day" in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The "Minas Day" ceremony was held in Tehran at the Sorapa Menas Church, with the presence of a group of Armenians and Archbishop of Armenians. The construction of this church is related to the Qajar period, and it considers as one…

Why does Saudi Arabia ban Palestinians from Hajj?

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi Arabia has banned hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with temporary passports from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia. The measure is part of Saudi Arabia's new policy to stop issuing visas…

Photos: The meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) 

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SHAFAQNA: The first meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) was held in Tehran, Iran, under the chairmanship of Ali Akbar Velayati, Secretary-General of the World Islamic Awakening Council, on Monday morning.   …

Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas. Read more from Shafaqna: Al-Abbas Holy Shrine celebration for birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas Flags…

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city. Earlier representatives from Yemen’s Houthi and the internationally recognised government held direct talks for the first time in Sweden on Sunday in what is seen…

Mogherini: EU's SPV could be in place by year's end

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union will establish a financial mechanism, also known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran before year end, European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. “I will expect…