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Book fair launched in holy city of Najaf

SHAFAQNA - The 9th edition of Najaf international book fair got underway in the Iraqi holy city on Thursday. The Tousi courtyard of the holy mausoleum of Imam Ali (AS) is hosting the event, which will run until Sunday, March 19. A number…

Iran boycotts Frankfurt book fair over Rushdie speech

SHAFAQNA - Iran boycotted the forthcoming Frankfurt book fair because organizers have invited Salman Rushdie, one of the most hated figures in the Islamic world, to deliver his speech at the opening press conference. In response to this…