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Syria and Iran on Trump-Putin talks in Helsinki

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SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia's Vladimir Putin behind closed doors on Monday in Helsinki. Both leaders expressed confidence that Russia and the United States were entering a period of better relations and cooperation on…

Iran crowned at World Junior Wushu Champs in Brazil

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA :  For the first time, Young Iranian Wushu team ranked first in World Junior Wushu Championships in Taolu and Sanda competitions, held in Brasilia on Monday. The Iranian practitioners bagged 11 gold, eight silver and seven…

Photos: Badarak Ritual Ceremony at Saint Titus Church

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SHAFAQNA: The annual ritual ceremony of Holy Liturgy or Soorp Badarak, held at Saint Titus Church in Iran's Chaldoran city of Western Azerbaijan Province. This ceremony held on Saturday, with the presence of many Christians from Iran, Frence,…

E3 agree to establish non-dollar trade with Iran: Russia’s Lavrov

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Major European countries party to nuclear negotiations with Iran – France, Germany, and the UK – have agreed to maintain trade with Tehran independent from the US dollar, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. European…

Intensive Course on Shia Studies Planned in Vienna Austria

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations is organizing a Shia Studies course in Vienna, Austria. With its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in the holy city of Qom and…

US Imposes New Sanctions on Iranian airlines

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SHAFAQNA - US imposes new sanctions on Iranian airlines and companies associated with them, after Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, to increase economic pressure on Iran and isolate Iran in the world. Mahan Travel and Tourism,…

Photos: Gilan and Ardebil provinces’ superb scenery

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : These beautiful landscapes are along the Asalem-Khakhal road, which connects Gilan province with Ardebil province of Iran. With this breathtaking scenery, this place is known as the most beautiful road of Iran. It contains…

Kimia Alizadeh to carry the flag Team Iran in 2018 Asian Games

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: Executive board of National Olympic Committee of Iran and the country’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Masoud Soltanifar held a summit during which the flag bearer of Iran’s team for 2018 Asian Games was selected. According…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

Iran, Pakistan must boost level of sports cooperation

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA : Former Pakistani volleyball star says that Iran and Pakistan being two neighboring and friendly states must enhance their cooperation in sports sector which will benefit both countries. In an interview with the Islamic…

World powers support Iran’s continued oil and gas exports despite US threats

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Shafaqna- European powers including China and Russia, said that they support Iran’s right to export oil and gas, despite threats of sanctions by the US. According to US News, five world powers have agreed with Iran to forge ahead with negotiations…

International Crisis Group's analysis on Middle East’s Coming War

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SHAFAQNA - Regional rivalries and heighten the risk of open conflict among the Middle East's dominant players maybe will devolve into yet another war in the region involving regional and global powers like the United States. The Belgium-based International…

Rouhani: US plan for Iran oil export may impact regional exports

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian president in Switzerland and Austria discussed boosting Tehran's ties with Europe which has been scrambling to save the 2015 nuclear deal. Hassan Rouhani said that the Iranian nation has never bowed and will never bow to…

South Africa has promised Iran to resume oil purchases

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SHAFAQNA -  Less than a month ago, Iranian foreign minister visited South Africa, a country which is considered as an old friend and strong supporter of the Iran nuclear deal. The formation of the technical commission to track the agreements…

Photos: Historical city of Seimareh in western Iran

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SHAFAQNA -IRNA : The historical city of Seimareh in Ilam Province is considered as one the largest historical cities in the western part of the country, waiting to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Seimareh is one of the…

Water crisis in Iraq: Declining water levels after filling Tigris dam

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SHAFAQNA - Reduction levels of Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, as the main sources of water in Iraq, after filling of a large dam on the Tigris River by Turkey lead to water crisis in Iraq. According to The Times, Iraq’s survival is commonly…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Saudi king agreed to Trump’s request to boost oil production

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he persuaded Saudi Arabia's King Salman to increase oil output "maybe up to" two million barrel. The world's top oil exporter plans to pump as much as 11 million barrels per day (bpd)…

Photos: Paragliding adventure in northern Iran

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA  : Paragliding adventure in the northern Province of Golestan.                      Read more from Shafaqna: Naghsh-e Jahan Square: a prime tourist destination in Iran Photos:…

Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

Iran’s Ghoochannejhad quits international duty

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times | by Masoud Hossein : Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday. Ghoochannejhad, nicknamed ‘Gucci’, was a member of Iran national football team in…

Trump Wants to end Persian Gulf crisis because it Only Benefits Iran

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SHAFAQNA - U.S Foreign Minister during the meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatari counterpart, emphasised that President Donald Trump wants dispute between Qatar and Persian Gulf nations to be ended because it only benefits…

Naghsh-e Jahan Square: a prime tourist destination in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times : The UNESCO-registered Imam Square has long been full of life thanks to being a prime destination for both domestic and foreign travelers. Best known as Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. (literary meaning “Image of the World”),…

Trump claims a lot of progress has been made in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump claimed that a lot of progress had been made in the Middle East during a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday in their third summit since Mr Trump took office and the first since US pulled out…

Photos: Lalejin, World Craft City for Pottery

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SHAFAQNA - MNA | by Gholamreza Zanganeh : LALEJIN, Situated in Iran’s Western Hamedan province, Lalejin can be considered the main Iranian city regarding the production of pottery items. Some 20,000 individuals live in the city, 60 percent…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

Bahrain will form ties with Israel

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SHAFAQNA - An official from Bahrain said this country does not view Israel as an enemy and Bahrain will be the first [Persian] Gulf state to form ties with Israel. An official from the Kingdom in Bahrain told i24NEWS that Bahrain will be…

OPEC reaches deal to boost oil output after Iran’s approval

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SHAFAQNA - Leaders from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on Friday to raise oil production by around 1 million barrels per day from next month after a week of tense negotiations. OPEC’s de facto leader…