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War on children: 164% rise in Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project, civilian casualties in Yemen have raised 164 percent since June “dramatically” when the Saudi-led coalition launched its brutal siege against the Red Sea port city…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

Iran shares the UN's concern and seeks to avert disaster in Idlib

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SHAFAQNA - An Iranian senior official said Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib. "Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert…

Displaced families' return to their home in al-Mayadeen

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SHAFAQNA- In al-Mayadeen city and its countryside in the southeastern part of Deir Ezzor province, more than 1000 displaced families returned to their homes . The families’ return came after the army’s engineering units cleared the area…

UN experts blames all sides for war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - UN experts have strongly suggested that the various parties involved in the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated war crimes. The group of experts has reason to believe the government of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, are responsible…

Yemen: the grotesque, shameful attack which killed 40 children

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SHAFAQNA - Of the 51 people who died in the Saudi airstrike on August 13, 40 were children. This strike was the worst attack on children since Yemen's brutal war escalated in 2015. Saudi Arabia denies targeting civilians and defended the incident…

Helping children understand the beauty of the Holy Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- We as adults all know of the spiritual benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadhan, but how do we instill this in our children? For many of us, Arabic is not a language we are fluent in, and thus this…

Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA - Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report…

Helping children understand the beauty of the Holy Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- We as adults all know of the spiritual benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadhan, but how do we instill this in our children? For many of us, Arabic is not a language we are fluent in, and thus this…

New Hope for Autistic Children to Learn the Quran

SHAFAQNA - Sending children to Tahfiz centers to memorize the Quran seems to have become a trend for Muslim parents in many countries today, but it is not so easy for those who have children with autism. Autistic children usually have a…

Scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking: UNICEF

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has described 2017 as a devastating year for children trapped in conflict zones across the globe, saying the scale of attacks on children in war-ravaged regions reached “shocking”…

Is your child’s school an obesity risk?

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SHAFAQNA- Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing lifelong eating habits and food preferences…

Palestine: Israel killed 14 Palestinian children in 2017

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SHAFAQNA-Israeli forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency. In a statement on Sunday, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)…

Islamic Children’s Books: The Greatest Gift, Wings to Fly With

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God Heavenlywise Books is a newly established children’s books publication, based in Maryland, U.S.A. The organization has published only two books so far: The Greatest Gift and Wings to Fly With, one authored…

Lessons from Karbala – Raising kids with empathy

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SHAFAQNA- With the arrival of the month of Muharram, the month in which Imam Husayn ibn Ali was killed, along with his brothers, sons and followers on the plains of Karbala, there is no better time to touch on the topic of empathy. Especially…

QUR’ANIC LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

SHAFAQNA- Produced using works originally printed by Ansariyan Publications in Qom, we offer this 50 page Qur’anic Lessons in Children in English (Urdu version to be released soon) for free download and usage. DOWNLOAD ENGLISH VERSION…

Israel Bans Children from Playing in Al-Aqsa Mosque Courtyard

SHAFAQNA- A report by the Israeli TV Channel 7 said that orders were issued to police units at Al-Aqsa in occupied Quds (Jerusalem) not to allow children to play with balls in the courtyards. It also reported, according to Days of Palestine,…

Does your child have diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- Scenario: My receptionist came to me regarding a call she received from the mother of a 12-year-old boy. He was recently diagnosed as being diabetic, and his general practitioner thought it best that in the early stages, he see a…

Yemeni children have died in their 100s reveals UN report

SHAFAQNA - A Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen committed “grave violations” of human rights against children last year, killing 502, injuring 838, according to a draft report by the U.N. Secretary General António…

US Muslim Children Get a Cultural Doll of Their Own

SHAFAQNA-  After seeing the success of faith-based children’s toys that have hit toy store shelves in recent years, Danny Shakoj began wondering about what a doll for Muslim children would look like. "The Islamic faith doesn’t have…

Relaxation Techniques for Children

SHAFAQNA- Relaxation techniques are methods of distracting away from tensions by means of recreational activities. They are helpful for maintenance of a physical and mental well-being. Take a look at the top relaxation techniques for children. Relaxation…

Incidence of DKA in Type 1 Diabetes in Children Decreases

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SHAFAQNA- Placing newborns in prospective studies to conduct genetic screenings with follow up may reduce the risk of DKA at diagnosis of type 1. Children, particularly those under the age of 5, are at the highest risk of experiencing Diabetic…

Little Girl Reads Internet Message Telling Her How to Become a Fairy

SHAFAQNA - I often receive messages on my Facebook page "warning" me that if I don't share the post, I will die, lose my hair or experience similar consequences. I ignore these spam posts when I come across them, just like any sane person would.…

UN's Food Agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis Face Famine

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SHAFAQNA - The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes. In a report issued on Wednesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that…

Children exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke are 'prone to aggression and antisocial behaviour'

SHAFAQNA- Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke at home are prone to antisocial behaviour, aggression and are more likely to drop out of school , a study suggests. Parents who smoke where their young children live and play inadvertently…

Education And Technology: Trends That Will Change Learning

SHAFAQNA- Education is evolving along with technology. Students have more tools available for their academic goals nowadays. Gadgets like the Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and the Google Pixel phone are helping college students. Both educators…

UN human rights watchdog orders Saudi Arabia to stop stoning children

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children. Children over 15 years are tried as adults and can be…

Facial recognition machine to block children from internet cafes

SHAFAQNA- East China's Jiangxi province has started to install face recognition technology in internet cafes across the province to stop entry of children, thepaper.cnreported. The online real name registration system, which is also being…