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Clashes in Bahrain escalate

SHAFAQNA - Protesters took to the streets in the village of Ma'ameer, situated about 15 kilometres south of the...

Bahraini Police Attack Peaceful Rally near Manama

SHAFAQNA - Police in Bahrain clashed with protesters who took to the streets in the Bahraini village of Sanabis in...

Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani slams Bahraini regime due to execution...

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with religious scholars from the Iranian province of Kurdistan held in Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani’s office...

Iraq’s growing mental health problem

SHAFAQNA - Iraq already had shortages of psychiatrists and psychologists before the rise of so-called Islamic State. Now, as hundreds...

Shafaqna’s News Round – Ali Mousawi speaks from Iraq...

SHAFAQNA -  Catherine Shakdam - Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies interviewed this week...

Bahraini regime executes 3 Shiite activists amid public anger

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain has executed three anti-regime Shia activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread...

ISIS crimes documented by Imam Hussein Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Complying with the directives of the representative of the Islamic Supreme Religious Authority, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi El-Kerbala’e, the Imam...

Ayatollah Khamenei hosts memorial ceremony for late Ayatollah Rafsanjani

SHAFAQNA - Family members of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, heads of the three branches of the Government, country's civil and military officials...

Mosque Helps Yemen Victims

SHAFAQNA- Worshippers of Faizan-e-Madinah Masjid (mosque) in Peterborough, England, donated money to help those affected by the war in Yemen. A...

Daesh Kills Dozens of Shi’ite Muslims in Baghdad Attacks

SHAFAQNA - Two suicide blasts hours apart rang out in eastern Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite areas. The explosions have claimed at...

Bahrain Extends Detention of Human Rights Activist

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Attorney General extended for 15 more days the detention of prominent human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was...

Iraqi general says 70 percent of east Mosul retaken...

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach...

200 days of siege in Bahrain amid global indifference

SHAFAQNA- This Friday marks 200 days since the ruling regime in Bahrain has imposed a siege on the whole village...

Saudi king may be overthrown in 2017

SHAFAQNA - Auburn wrote in an article published on Monday that decades of repression and wasteful in spending and corruption...
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Shafaqna’s interview with Press TV on Turkey’s brush with...

SHAFAQNA - The Turkish prime minister says some evidence has begun to appear regarding the person responsible for the deadly...

Petition to the UK government to stop them supporting...

SHAFAQNA- The United Kingdom has been supporting Saudi Arabia politically and militarily for a longtime. In fact, just in recent...

Terror attack in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - According to the Kurdistan24 media outlet, several gunmen, who were travelling on cars, opened fire and detonated an explosive load...

How Egyptian Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus

SHAFAQNA - Streets decorated with lights, trees with garlands and ornaments in most malls and city centres, people taking pictures...

Iraq’s Muslims celebrate Christmas in solidarity with Christians

SHAFAQNA - A tall, glittering tree erected outside a shopping centre in Baghdad could be considered an incongruous display of...

UNSC approves anti-Israeli settlement resolution, US refrains Veto

SHAFAQNA - For the first time in a long history, the US government refrained from vetoing an anti-Israeli resolution in...

Shafaqna to Press TV: “Saudis seek to create grand...

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a deadly campaign against Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to...
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Ayatollah Khamenei slams UK role in west Asia –...

SHAFAQNA - The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has strongly criticized Britain’s role in the region, saying London has always...

Grand mufti thanks Iran for backing Syria against terrorists

SHAFAQNA - Addressing Friday prayer worshipers in Tehran yesterday prior to the main sermons, Sheikh Hassoun, who is in Iran...

Yemen’s new PM accuses UK of war crimes in...

SHAFAQNA - Yemen's new prime minister says Britain is guilty of war crimes in Yemen, accusing the country of participating...

Syria grand Mufti: Aleppo will not be destroyed, but...

SHAFAQNA - After meeting with Cardinal Bisharah Boutros al-Ra’i, the head of the Lebanese Maronite Church, Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun,...

Erdogan’s Son-in Law involved in oil trade with Salafi...

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WORLD SHIA FORUM - On Monday Wikileaks published a searchable archive of the 58,000 leaked emails...

No-islands, no-deal: Saudi Arabia sets conditions for forgiving Egypt

SHAFAQNA -  Saudi Arabia will not mend ties with Egypt until Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri is sacked and two...

“Prophet’s demise anniversary a chance for Iraqis to boost...

SHAFAQNA - Sayyed Ammar al-Hakim, Head of Iraq’s National Alliance, issued a statement on Tuesday, November 29, on the occasion...

Saudi public debt climbs back to 14% of GDP

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia's ministry of finance announced a total public debt of 342.4 billion riyals ($91 billion) on Wednesday...

Large Number of Pilgrims Visit Quranic Library of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- According to the Dar-ol-Quran’s website, Rafid Shahid, who is in charge of the library, said that it has been...

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