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Militants still holding 25 hostages in Philippines: Defense chief

SHAFAQNA - The Philippine defense chief said Monday that 25 hostages are still being held by terrorists in the southern...

Bangladesh: State Minister for Foreign Affairs calls for ensuring...

SHAFAQNA - State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP led Bangladesh delegation to the Extraordinary session of the...

Malaysia Urges Muslim World to Help Oppressed Rohingya

SHAFAQNA- Malaysia on Thursday urged an organization of Islamic nations to help end the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority,...

Grand Mufti seeks Racial Discrimination Act cover for Muslim

SHAFAQNA - Australia’s Grand Mufti has called for Muslims to be given the same protections as ethnic groups under...

Myanmar Muslims Hope UN Envoy’s Visit Will Bring Change

SHAFAQNA - Muslim villagers in western Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state said Sunday that they hope positive change will result from...

Afghanistan now a ‘continual emergency’, as war drives record...

SHAFAQNA - Bibi Mariam was milking her cow when it suddenly let out a wild howl and collapsed in a...
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Footage emerges showing Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WILAYAH  - A new video has emerged showing Myanmar’s police using excessive force against Rohingya Muslims...

Hundreds of Afghan Shias protest at ISIS killings

SHAFAQNA- Around 2,000 Shia Muslims in western Afghanistan staged a protest Tuesday against growing sectarian attacks by Islamic State, as...

Myanmar to probe police abuse of Rohingya

SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people from the persecuted ethnic group -- loathed by many of Myanmar's Buddhist majority...

Malaysian Islamic Leader ready to quit his post after...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WILAYAH - PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said he is prepared to resign as vice-president of...

Muslims come together to promote gender justice

SHAFAQNA - Civil rights activists from all over the country gathered in the city on Monday to unveil the Indian...

The fangs of colonialism are upon Myanmar

SHAFAQNA - Exceptionalism is fueled by greed! Oil and gas is the real reason behind capitalist mayhem power-mongering in Myanmar. A show...

Saudi jets attack Pakistani boat off Yemen, kill six...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - At least six Pakistani sailors have reportedly been killed after a...

No, Muslim leaders don’t want to ban Peppa Pig

SHAFAQNA - Reports that Australian imams are pushing for religious alternatives to Peppa Pig, the insanely popular children's cartoon, have...

Malaysian PM urges intervention to stop ‘genocide’ of Myanmar’s...

SHAFAQNA - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for foreign intervention to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar...

Act Now to Stop Genocide of Muslims in Myanmar

SHAFAQNA- A number of groups and individuals are coming to terms with this grim reality especially after the "evidence of...

Muslims in Australia are here for spiritual sanctuary

SHAFAQNA - A group of Sydney-based Muslims and their teacher are using Queenstown as a "spiritual sanctuary'' during a five-day...

China asks Muslims to oppose religious extremism, reject foreign...

SHAFAQNA - China has asked its Muslim population to "resolutely oppose religious extremism" and adhere to the concept of "socialism...

Turkey’s top cleric urges focus on Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Turkey’s top religious figure has called for a focus on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, saying their plight must...

Professor Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim named recipient of...

SHAFAQNA - Professor Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, PhD, was today conferred the Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2016 (The...

Muslims of Philippines: Struggling for dignity, freedom and equality

SHAFAQNA - Muslims of Philippines break my heart. They are beautiful, devoted and sincere, but also poor, marginalized and living directly...

Malaysia proposes raising marriage age for Muslim girls

SHAFAQNA- Malaysia has proposed to raise the minimum age for marriage to 18 for Muslim girls in a bid to...

Faisal Raza Abidi and Pakistan’s Shia genocide

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - Hours ago, prominent senator Faisal Raza Abidi was arrested in Karachi...

Thousands of Muslims rally against Jakarta governor-Indonesian police use...

SHAFAQNA- Tens of thousands of hardline Muslim protesters rallying against a non-Muslim governor they accuse of blasphemy marched in Jakarta. The...

Afghans residing in Iran can take part in annual...

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Immigration and Passport Police Chief Colonel Mohammad Babaei said Afghan nationals residing in the Islamic Republic can...

UN urges Myanmar to probe violence against Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Myanmar deployed troops to Rakhine earlier this month following alleged attacks on police posts along the border with...

Pakistani security forces arrest four terrorists involved in Shia...

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan's anti-terrorism police arrested four alleged terrorists of banned militant outfits on Friday, who were said to be...

Meet the Hussaini Brahmins, Hindus who observe Muharram alongside...

SHAFAQNA - Hussaini Brahmins isn't a name that immediately rings a bell for many Indians. In the society we live in,...

The Fascist Malaysian Regime cracks down on the tiny...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - On 9th Muharram night, local time 11:15 pm Agama Islam (authorities...

Culture of Ashura is part of composite culture of...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - Note:  As a result of living together for one thousand years...

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