IMF warns of wider unrest across the Middle East due to job crisis

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SHAFAQNA - The International Monetary Fund has warned of unemployment crisis among young people in The Middle East and North Africa risks fuelling wider unrest across the region, so countries in the region must accelerate economic reforms to…

Egypt wants to impose taxes on tech giants' profits

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SHAFAQNA - The Egypt unveiled plan to impose taxes on profits of tech giants including Facebook and Google. The Egyptian parliament last month approved the organisation of the press and information draft law, which states that no website…

Jews enjoy a far better living condition than Palestinians in Israel

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SHAFAQNA - According to a health report at a parliament session published Tuesday,”Palestinians in Israel suffer more diseases than Jewish citizens. The report, put together by the Advancement of Arab Population’s Health organisation,…

Three Iraqi protesters killed as unrest sweep southern cities

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SHAFAQNA - The main gates to Iraq's port of Umm Qasrnear basra were re-opened Monday following closure due to unrest over poor government services across southern cities. Three officials said activities resumed at the port near the southern…

Jordanians are optimistic about new government

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SHAFAQNA - The results of an opinion poll indicates that Jordanians have a positive view of kingdom’s new government led by Omar al-Razzaz. The new government was appointed in June amid public protests at the country’s economic crisis. The…

Irish senate approves Bill to ban trade with Israel's illegal settlements

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SHAFAQNA- The Ireland senate approved the Bill, which bans all trade with Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. So Ireland is on its way to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott. According to Middle East Monitor, The bill passed…

Iraqi militia fighters want to ally Houthis against Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi militia fighters had been taken a decision to ally with the Houthis in Yemen, fighting against the Saudi-led coalition, al-Quds al-Arabi reported. According to Middle East Eye, the announcement by Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada,…

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem on Putin-Abbas recent talks

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SHAFAQNA - While Israel and Hamas exchanged fire in Gaza on Saturday, Palestinian President met with Russian President. Vladimir Putin on his recent talks with Mahmoud Abbas complains about US moving its embassy to Jerusalem.  Russian President…

Algeria will become a tourist destination

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SHAFAQNA- Algeria holds clear potential for tourism. Noureddine Mansour, the city's director of tourism said most tourists coming to Algiers are willing to visit the Casbah, el-Khabar newspaper reported. Mansour said that the capital "will…

Arab public have pessimistic attitude towards Trump's foreign policy

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SHAFAQNA - The Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar released the results of a public opinion poll that showed Arab public pessimism towards US foreign policy in the region, specifically on the question of Palestine, as…

Saudi and UAE sought to gain a foothold in Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia and the UAE focus on Jerusalem, to open offices in the city near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, According to sources in Jerusalem. They pointed out that “the information available so far is that the house adjacent…

137 Palestinians including 18 children killed by Israeli forces on Gaza Border

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SHAFAQNA- A Palestinian official confirmed 137 Palestinians including 18 children were killed by Israeli forces in attack on the Great Marches of Return on Gaza border since 30 March 2018. A spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf…

UK Minister for the Middle East to visit the US and Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt payed a four day visit to Washington (12th-13th July) and Riyadh (14th-15th July). During his visit to Washington he will meet with senior US policymakers working on…

Aqaba Container Terminal: A new gateway for Iraq-bound cargo

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SHAFAQNA -New pre-arrival clearance protocols and reduced terminal handling charges for containers in transit , Jordan’s deep-water Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), is now alternative maritime gateway for Iraq-bound cargo. Containers imported…

Ahlul Bayt University in Jordan Looks forward Cooperating with the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH)

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network: As he visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH), Dr. Hani Akho Rasheeda an instructor of politics in the University of Ahlul Bayt of Jordan stated that they look forward cooperating with the holy shrine of Imam…

AIMPLB plan to set up Sharia courts in all districts of India

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SHAFAQNA- All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made proposal to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts), based upon the Islamic law, in all districts of India. Speaking to India Today, Jafaryab Jilani, a member of AIMPLB said, "Since 1993,…

US Imposes New Sanctions on Iranian airlines

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SHAFAQNA - US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airlines and companies associated with them, after Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, to increase economic pressure on Iran and isolate Iran in the world. Mahan Travel and Tourism,…

Sheikh Isa Qassim leaves Bahrain to Britain for medical treatment

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain's top Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, in his late 70s, was allowed to fly out of island kingdom for medical treatment in Britain on Monday Sheikh Isa Qassim flew out of Bahrain International Airport. Opposition activists…

Pope and Christian leaders gather to pray for peace in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As war continues to threaten the Middle East, Pope Francis traveled to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari, and dialogue with leaders of Catholic and Orthodox Christians and invites them to pray for peace in the Middle…

The blue Muslim-American wave for public office

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SHAFAQNA - More than 90 American Muslims, nearly all of them Democrats, are running for public office across the country this year. Many are young and politically inexperienced, and most are long shot. Muslim Americans say they feel energized to…

Amri Che Mat's disappearance and Shia-phobia in Malaysia

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SHAFAQNA - A Malaysian social activist, Amri Che Mat, went missing on Nov 24, 2016 that media reports saying it could be related to his alleged Shia belief. Already, Perlis Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin has attacked Amri Che Mat for following Shia…

countries in the Middle East known as the Most Active on Social Media

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SHAFAQNA - Jordan and Lebanon has been ranked first and second as most frequent users of social media, Pew Research Center reported. People in the Middle East are the most frequent users of social media, according to a recent study made…

Photos: the tomb of Imam Sadiq (a.s) in Jannat al-Baqi‘ 

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SHAFAQNA - Jannat al-Baqi‘ (Arabic: جَـنَّـة الْـبَـقِـيْـع‎) is cemetery in Medina, the Hijazi region of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is located to the southeast of the Prophet's Mosque, which contains the grave of Muhammad…

mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (a.s) held at Gariend Budgam

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SHAFAQNA - Kashmir News Service :  Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian, J&K organized annual Majlis-e-Hussaini (a.s) in regard of martyrdom of Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s) at Gariend Kalan Budgam in which thousands of devotees gather to pay rich tributes. Zakreen…

Indian visitors arrive at the holy shrines of Karbala after a journey lasting more than 6 months.

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SHAFAQNA- Al Kafeel : The love and attachment to the imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are embodied in countless images. One of them is the experience of a group of lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) from the city of Hyderabad,…

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

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SHAFAQNA - According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody…

Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA - Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report…

Islamophobic attack in Belgium was condemned by Muslims and Jews groups

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SHAFAQNA - Two assailants attacked on a young Muslim girl in Belgium On last Monday night, taking off her headscarf and inflicting injuries upon her with a sharp object. Muslim and Jewish groups condemned this Islamophobic attack. According…