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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,…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

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…

Norway’s Saga Energy signs $3bn solar panels deal with Iran - report

SHAFAQNA - Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal worth €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) with Iranian state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants, AP reported. The agreement was signed Tuesday at the…

Norway’s largest trade union boycotts Israeli regime

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SHAFAQNA - Norway’s biggest and most influential trade union has approved a boycott of Israel, as global outrage intensifies at the Tel Aviv regime’s oppression of Palestinians. The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) voted…

Norwegian Bank Entices Muslims With Interest-Free 'Halal Loans'

SHAFAQNA - With Europe becoming increasingly multicultural, many established institutions are being forced to change their routines to cater to all tastes. A Norwegian bank started to offer its clientele ‘halal loans' based on Islamic principles. A…

Norway minister faces resignation over comments on Muslim integration

SHAFAQNA - Norway’s integration minister has been widely mocked and asked to "reconsider her position" after telling the country’s Muslims to adapt to the country's culture. Sylvi Listhaug, from the anti-immigrant Progress Party, caused…

Norwegian Muslims gather to pray for Utøya attack victims on 5th anniversary

SHAFAQNA - Muslims from across Norway gathered on the island of Utøya to pray for victims of the Norway attacks. Six years ago in 2011 34-year-old Anders Breivik shot and killed 69 people on the very same island. The Island is owned by…

Has Norway lost its way to God?

SHAFAQNA - As European countries are arguing nationalities and religions - in search of their own identity, researchers decided to investigate European's belief in God. The number of Norwegians who say they do not believe in God has reached…