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30 August 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA- The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, already the largest outbreak ever recorded, is going to get much worse over the next six months, the shortest window in which it might conceivably be brought under control. By then, the organization...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Saritha Rai, Forbes:  Prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled an initiative to provide bank accounts to the poor, a milestone program in a country where over a third of the population has no access to financial services. The new government’s...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Wall Street Journal: The U.S. on Thursday unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar-power plant and a new program to boost labor rights—to help develop the country, even as some critics blame the Asian nation’s civilian government for...
SHAFAQNA- British Muslim and Jewish leaders have issued a joint statement calling for interfaith cooperation and condemnation of civilian deaths in Gaza, saying they should not “import conflict,” but rather “export peace.” The Jewish Board of Deputies and the Muslim Council of Britain...
SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-An American mother has released a video message, pleading the Caliph of the so-called Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to release her son Steven Sotloff, a US journalist held in Syria. “I am...

Quran

Interpretation of Sura Hud - Verses 105-107

Interpretation of Sura Hud - Verses 105-107

Saturday, 30 August 2014

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- 105. " The day(when)it comes, no soul shall speak but by His leave. Then some of them shall be wretched, and some happy. "...

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Religious Questions

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s views on making fun of various races, dialects and accents

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s views on making fun of various races, dialects and accents

Friday, 29 August 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question regarding making fun of various races, dialects and accents.

Question: S...

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Other Religions

Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope

Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope

Friday, 29 August 2014

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this week, the Roman newspaper Il Tempo published a disturbing report that Francis is “in the crosshairs” of ISIS for “bearing false witness” against I...

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International News

Aljazeera.net/Yemen's Shia rebels vow to continue protests

Aljazeera.net/Yemen's Shia rebels vow to continue protests

Friday, 29 August 2014

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of Yemen's Shia Houthis have promised to demonstrate in the capital on Friday, in a sign of the country's growing sectarian divide.

The Houthis, who...

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Life in America

Reuters.com/Closing arguments expected in trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Reuters.com/Closing arguments expected in trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Friday, 29 August 2014

SHAFAQNA -  Closing arguments were scheduled on Friday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with acc...

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