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UN blows the lid off on female mutilation

SHAFAQNA - A new UNICEF report says at least 200 million women and girls have suffered the terrible practice of...

rights group warns against France emergency law and sectarian...

SHAFAQNA - France has carried out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of...

UN human rights chief: Turkey must probe ‘shooting of...

SHAFAQNA - The UN human rights chief has called on Turkey to investigate the alleged shooting of unarmed people in...

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr – 12 Days to Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA - On February 11, 2016 supporters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will organize a grand protest to mark his...

Amnesty International denounces Al Saud’s unforgiving diktat

SHAFAQNA - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s first year in power has seen the country’s human rights record deteriorate...

Travel ban of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab must...

SHAFAQNA - To King of Bahrain, Minister of Interior, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the...

Muslims suffer in Myanmar – The forgotten genocide

SHAFAQNA - The government of Myanmar’s departing president, Thein Sein, oversaw the systematic persecution of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority...

Spike in violence in Afghanistan threatens media freedom

SHAFAQNA - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a damning statement this Thursday following a series of attack against media workers....

Bahrain sentences a boy to life in prison over...

SHAFAQNA - Ahmad al-Arab will be 147 years old after serving his jail term handed down by a Bahraini court. The...

Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Urges Immediate Release of Sheikh Ali Salman

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s main opposition bloc al-Wefaq National Islamic Society warned the Manama regime against the consequences of continued detention...
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Waleed Abu al-Khair, imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for defending...

SHAFAQNA - He's the lawyer who has defended so many others who have had their human rights denied. Now Waleed...

Bahrain clerics condemn attack on Shiites, call for justice...

SHAFAQNA - Clerics in Bahrain condemned the "blatant assault and gunfire that targeted the Al-Marzouq Hussainia in Wadyan village in...

Mayor of Hiroshima to speak on Genocide Memorial Day

SHAFAQNA - The continuing threat posed by weapons of mass destruction is to be the theme of this year's Genocide...

Nigeria: Photos emerge of graves destroyed by army

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission released a press release today which appear to confirm fears Nigeria army...

The dangerous rationale of fear-mongering – Criminalizing children...

SHAFAQNA - There’s a new trend in town and it involves children - to be more precise it involves the...

We categorically refuse any violation of Religious Independence –...

SHAFAQNA - Clerics in Bahrain issued an official statement categorically refusing any violation of the freedom and independence of religious...

Nigeria Minister of Justice Ask for Release of ‘Sheikh...

SHAFAQNA - The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Supreme Council...

young British Muslims talking about Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - Life for British Muslims is getting harder: Islamophobic violence has risen since the Paris terror attacks, and British...

Saudi Arabia stands accountable before international law

SHAFAQNA - On January 2, 2016, Saudi Arabia committed atrocities when it ordered for the killing of 47 people, including...

Fighting for Raif Badawi’s release – Petition to...

SHAFAQNA - Supporters of Raif Badawi, the jailed Saudi activist and blogger, plan to hand over a petition with 250,000...

Vigil held in Calgary for Sheikh al-Nimr

SHAFAQNA - Around 50 people attended a candlelight vigil in front of Calgary City Hall, to protest against the execution of...

Resistance in the Hejaz: How Sheikh al-Nimr’s courage cowed...

SHAFAQNA - Few were those who could have ever envisioned that al-Saud Royals could, or would, carry out Sheikh...

Monstrous and barbaric policies say rights groups over KSA’s...

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia beheaded 47 people in mass executions across 13 cities on Jan. 2. The beheadings have inspired...

Islamic Human Rights Commision: Saudi’s Execution of Sheikh Nimr...

SHAFAQNA- The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia represents another assault by Riyadh on the forces of reform...

Call for Bahrain Human Rights Conference

SHAFAQNA - Four human rights organizations called for a conference to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain. The Bahrain Center...

Human Rights Commission report finds Muslims have ‘limited protection’...

SHAFAQNA - Legal and ethnic affairs experts are calling on the Federal Government to investigate how to better protect Australia's...

The best of divine blessings

SHAFAQNA - The holy Quran is the greatest blessing from Allah (SWT). The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: The...

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