Iran denied requesting a meeting despite Trump claims he rejected meeting Rouhani

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SHAFAQNA- Hours before US leader is expected to defend decision to pull America out of 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran in speech at UN general assembly, saying that "I'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man", Donald Trump claims he rejected requests…

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",…

New images of the mournful march of Ashura in London

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SHAFAQNA - New images of the mournful march of Ashura's noon in London. Read more from Shafaqna: PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON            Ashura…

Rouhani: Mandela tend to build bridges instead of walls

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting in commemoration of the South African anti-Apartheid leader that Mandela had "sowed seeds of amity and compassion , adding “This is a historical reality that great statesmen tend…

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…

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…

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…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Swiss open criminal case against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been arrested in France since February on rape charges, is facing a new accusation of rape in Switzerland. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office…

Video: Enormous Ashura march across the streets of Dearborn, Michigan

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SHAFAQNA- In the state of Michigan in USA, the city of Dearborn, has witnessed a mass march in which blag flags were raised to express slogans against injustice, renewing the pledge to the martyr of Karbala; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him),…

Bahrain Center for Human Rights: Al-Khalifa officials are struggling with Shiite Ashura rituals

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights announced that Bahrain security authorities target freedom of religion and belief by creating restrictions on holding of religious rituals and Ashura ceremony in the villages and cities of Bahrain. This…

Photos: THE 29th ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION held IN LONDON

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SHAFAQNA – Muslims in the United Kingdom gathered in central London for mourning in the anniversary of Imam Hussain (P) martyrdom.  The 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession was held in London on  September 20, 2018 on the day of Ashura. Thousands…
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Video: the ceremony of Imam Hussain (P) Mourning in Nigeria

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SHAFAQNA - A ceremony of mourning for anniversary of Imam Hussain (P) martyrdom was held in Kano, Nigeria. Nigerian shiites gathered for mourning on the day of Tassoua of Muharram, on September 19, 2018. Source:…

Muharram in Afghanistan: an occasion to remember the tragedies of Hazāra community

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SHAFAQNA: Most Afghans are Sunni Muslims, but a sizable minority are Shiites, mostly part of the Hazāra ethnic group, whose Asiatic features denote their Mongolian roots and set them apart from other Afghans. So the great majority of Shiʿites…

September 20th: The Annual Ashura Day Procession in London

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of Shia Muslims worldwide participate in the mourning processions and ceremonies to mark Ashura and mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his companions. For the 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession, Muslims…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine security and service plan in Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the revival of the Ashura rituals, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has put a security and service plan, considering it the prelude to a broader and more comprehensive plan for the Ziyarat of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn…

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremony in Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Some Hussainiya in Kuwait held mourning ceremony on the fifth night of Muharram and iterated events from Imam Hussein's departure from Jeddah to the death of Moslem bin Aqeel, Ambassador of Imam in Kufa. A number of Preachers outlined…

Iraqi demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqis have staged a march in the southern city of Basra to condemn a recent attack on Iran’s consulate in the city. Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran and praised the country’s help to the Iraqi military and volunteer…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

Thousands of Bahrainis mourn in Hamad, a city without Husseinieh

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of Bahraini citizens participated in the grand mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS) held in Hamad, a city without Husseinieh. The people of Hamad heve held their main mourning ceremony every year in the city's fourth…

Video: India's Prime Minister attends mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, attends mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS). Hindu Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, participated at the Muslims mourning ceremony in Indore city on Friday. For the first time…

Saudi forces attacked on the tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) in Safwa City

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi forces were sent to the city of Safwa on Wednesday to remove some tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS)  and reception sites for mourners of Imam Hussain (AS) . According to informed sources, Saudi forces suddenly attacked…

Starting the condolences' processions on the first day of Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: As is customary, at the beginning of the holy month of Muharram in every year, since the morning of the first day of the sacred month of Muharram 1440AH corresponding to the September 11, 2018, the condolences' processions…

Qatif: Saudi forces attacked on Ashura tents and Reception sites for Mourners of Imam Hussein (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Security forces in Saudi Arabia attacked on reception sites of Imam Hussain’s (AS) mourners in Qatif, on the eve of the Muharram. Armed forces of the country, riding on armored cars, ruined these places. According to " mirat aljazeera",…