UN experts urge Saudis to halt demolitions of Shiite in Awamia

SHAFAQNA - United Nations experts on cultural rights, housing and extreme poverty called on the Saudi Arabia government to immediately halt the planned demolition of a 400-year-old walled neighborhood in the village of Awamia. The UN experts…

Bahrain revokes nationality of over 410 dissidents: Rights group

SHAFAQNA - A non-governmental rights group says Bahraini officials have revoked the citizenship of hundreds of people after convicting them of alleged terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its heavy-handed crackdown…

Campaign to save Pakistani Shia Muslims from terror; sign petition online

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SHAFAQNA - The campaign of "Save Pakistani Shia Muslim from the terror" organized by Pakistani Shia Muslims who are under terrorist attack for several years. Stop killing the innocent people, Doctors, Engineers, Officers and Clerics and…

At least 22 martyred, 70 wounded in market blast in Pakistan Shiite area

SHAFAQNA - At least 22 people were martyred and 70 wounded Friday when a car bomb tore through a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s tribal belt, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. The military said it was sending…

Anti-Shi’ism

SHAFAQNA - The term “Anti-Shi’ism” means prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims. The term was first introduced by Shia Rights Watch in 2011. The act of Anti-Shi’ism, however, has a long history. Shia in History Shia have a…

Nigerian Shiites rally in Abuja, demand Sheikh Zakzaky's release

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Wednesday took to the streets in the Federal Capital Territory FCT demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife. The members, who were not in…

Bahrain MPs invite U.N. rights chief to visit Shiite villages

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s Parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shiite villages, local media said Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom’s record. A senior…

Bahrain parliament invites UN rights chief for unrestricted visit in prisons and Shia towns

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s parliament has invited the UN human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shia villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom’s record. A senior…