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01 November 2014

Spotlight


SHAFAQNA (Exclusive) - In Bahrain Ashura activities are in different types to explore the Imam Hussain battle . In Sanabis village the made exhibition in picture opened by Shiekh Mohammed Sanqor , they called the activity as " silence" , it contains some picture from detainees in jail as there are...
SHAFAQNA - Keeping in view continued attacks on pilgrims to Iran, especially members of Shia Hazara community, that have claimed hundreds of lives the federal government is set to launch a ferry service for pilgrims from Karachi to Iran, officials said on Tuesday. After several attacks on...
SHAFAQNA - The House of Saud’s plans to execute a revered Shiite cleric and protest leader reveal the extent to which the regime is vulnerable and desperate to perpetuate itself. Going ahead with the execution would be strategic miscalculation. Significant political developments have unfolded...
SHAFAQNA - THE police sat in on a planning meeting to keep the peace as a controversial application for a mosque was discussed.The chairman of the panel, Councillor Shabir Hussain, said he had heard reports that neighbours objecting to the planned mosque had suffered intimidation. He said if this...
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) President Barack Obama urged Myanmar leader Thein Sein in a telephone call on Thursday to take additional steps to address ethnic tensions in the country and support the civil and political rights of the stateless Rohingya Muslims minority. The White...

Religious Questions

The Hussaini platform

The Hussaini platform

Saturday, 01 November 2014

SHAFAQNA - The majales, or Hussaini congregations, have been going on for as long as we can remember. However, the themes, methods of narrations and stories have not deve...

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Middle East

Reuters.com/ Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Reuters.com/ Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

Friday, 31 October 2014

SHAFAQNA -  A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have de...

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Asia-Pacific

Khaamapress.com/US will continue tracking China, Russia and Iran from Afghanistan

Khaamapress.com/US will continue tracking China, Russia and Iran from Afghanistan

Friday, 31 October 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

By: Mirwais Jalalzai

The remaining US forces in Afghanistan will follow and track the activities of neighbor countries of...

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Europe

reuters.com/ Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters

reuters.com/ Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters

Thursday, 30 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalized and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq an...

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Americas

afp.com/ Accused cop-killer caught after massive US manhunt

afp.com/ Accused cop-killer caught after massive US manhunt

Friday, 31 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and den...

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Africa

ap.org/ Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

ap.org/ Family of held Egypt activists on hunger strike

Friday, 31 October 2014

SHAFAQNA — The mother and sister of two jailed pro democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other act...

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Other Religions

Pope Rails Against Intelligent Design, Says God Isn't

Pope Rails Against Intelligent Design, Says God Isn't "A Magician"

Friday, 31 October 2014

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis has declared evolution and the Big Bang theory to be real, while adding that God isn't "a magician with a magic wand." The comments, while not com...

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