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02 October 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA- (Shia International News Association) Imam Mohammad  Baqir (AS) was born in the year 57 Higri, in the city of Medina. He was 39 years old at the time of the death of his father, Imam Zayn al-abedin (Ýa) (who passed away in 94 Hijri). His name was Mohammad, while his kunya was Abu...
The situation continues just days before the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. SHAFAQNA- Thousands of people from Indian-controlled Kashmir continue to live in relief camps following flash floods and landslides,...
The school is 4km (2.5 miles) from Donetsk airport, where rebels have clashed with Ukrainian troops. SHAFAQNA- A shell has killed four people at a school in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on the first day of classes, officials and witnesses say. Another six people died when a...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) THE history is so long and fraught and the problems so complex that the start of the Ashraf Ghani presidency in Afghanistan cannot immediately be seen as a new beginning in ties between Islamabad and Kabul. There are though fresh possibilities now...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to exclude the opportunity for the Ukrainian government forces to shell civilians in the country's eastern regions, speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kremlin said in a press release...

Religious Questions

 Following a Mujtahid

Following a Mujtahid

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - (Shia International News Association) - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Mujtahid . According to Shafaqna the questions and answe...

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Middle East

Marines Deploy New Quick-Reaction Force in Kuwait

Marines Deploy New Quick-Reaction Force in Kuwait

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA -  The Pentagon activated a new quick-reaction force of U.S. Marines this week in the Middle East, building on an effort begun in the aftermath of 2012 terrorist...

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Asia-Pacific

China's new security concept under multilateral diplomacy

China's new security concept under multilateral diplomacy

Thursday, 02 October 2014

By Yan Xuetong

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

At the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held in May, Chinese Pres...

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Europe

Pizza titans avoid Italy ... for now

Pizza titans avoid Italy ... for now

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA -  Italy might be the birthplace of pizza, but good luck trying to find a slice from the pizza giants there. The closest you'll get to ordering a 14-inch pie in ...

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Americas

Ebola outbreak: '80 monitored' in Dallas, Texas

Ebola outbreak: '80 monitored' in Dallas, Texas

Thursday, 02 October 2014

About 12-18 people, including five children, had contact with Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who is in a serious condition in hospital.

SHAFAQNA - Texas health of...

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Africa

Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive

Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Last week, the military claimed a man posing as the Boko Haram leader in videos had been killed and in August 2013 said that Shekau may be dead.

SHAFAQNA - A video has b...

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Other Religions

Pope urges Europe to open doors to refugees

Pope urges Europe to open doors to refugees

Thursday, 02 October 2014

SHAFAQNA -  Pope Francis urged Europe to open its doors to refugees Wednesday as he marked the anniversary of a deadly migrant shipwreck off Sicily by meeting with surviv...

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