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Saudi Arabia is facing political and economic isolation over Khashoggi’s fate

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SHAFAQNA- The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. There has been cold…

Yemen: We target the bases of aggressive countries

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SHAFAQNA- "Yemeni strikes which is planned to be increased within two months, will target the bases of aggressive countries", Abdullah Salam Al-Hakimi, a diplomat in Yemen foreign ministry said. "We have resisted for four years and now our…

Khashoggi issue: the new Saudi challenge

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish officials believe that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and his body later driven from the compound. But Saudi Arabia has denied it, insisting Mr. Khashoggi left shortly…

Iran is a good pattern for fighting terrorism in ME

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SHAFAQNA- Iran has enacted deliberate and cautious revenge over the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz by missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria, its message was aimed also at U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arab. On Monday, the Islamic…

Bin-Salman’s controversial visit to Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman’s visit to Kuwait, which was his second trip to the country in recent years was postpone for a day, from Saturday until Sunday and also shorten to a mere couple of hours. According to Kuwait's…

Saudi forces attacked on the tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) in Safwa City

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi forces were sent to the city of Safwa on Wednesday to remove some tents of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS)  and reception sites for mourners of Imam Hussain (AS) . According to informed sources, Saudi forces suddenly attacked…

Qatif: Saudi forces attacked on Ashura tents and Reception sites for Mourners of Imam Hussein (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Security forces in Saudi Arabia attacked on reception sites of Imam Hussain’s (AS) mourners in Qatif, on the eve of the Muharram. Armed forces of the country, riding on armored cars, ruined these places. According to " mirat aljazeera",…

A large part of Iraq protests are in the result of foreign excitements-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "The situation in Iraq has generally changed since the fall of Saddam; the Iraqis become close to Iran somehow with holding the elections after Ayad Allawi," Dr. Hossein Rabiee, Professor of Geopolitics in Kharazmi University, told Shafaqna…

After Saudi Slaughter of Yemeni Childrens, Madrid Cancels Arms Sale Deal with Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA-  The Spanish defense ministry canceled a €9.2-million deal to sell Saudis 400 precision bombs because 0f the Saudi-led coalition’s recent massacre of Yemeni kids. The Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it…

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…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

How "smart hajj" can help pilgrims?

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SHAFAQNA - over 2 million Muslim from all over the world descend on Makkah this week to take part in the Hajj. Hajj begins on the eighth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which falls on August 19 this year. It will end on August 24. By Thursday,…

First smart pharmacy run by a robot launches in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its first robot-operated 'smart pharmacy' at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Sultan, the Governor of Tabuk region. It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can…

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Saudi-US coalition massacres 13 Yemenis

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SHAFAQNA - The jet fighters of Saudi-US coalition have massacred 13 Yemenis over the past 24 hours. According to Yemen News Agency (SABA), the coalition has bombed six Yemeni provinces 47 times over the past 24 hours. The coalition killed…

In Saudi Arabia, Public Opinion about Israel Is Shifting

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SHAFAQNA - Mosaic Magazine : While the growing cooperation between [Tel Aviv] and Riyadh, especially regarding the threat to both posed by Iran, is hardly a secret, it has generally stayed out of public view and has not been reflected in popular…

Humanitarian disaster in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah, in the biggest battle of a three-year war

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of troops backed by Saudi and United Arab Emirates forces began the biggest battle of the war in Yemen this week, launching an attack on the port of Hodeidah and putting the main supply route for food into the country at…

Emotional moments for a Yemeni child on body of his dead father after US-Saudi airstrikes on wedding

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SHAFAQNA- From the latest US-Saudi airstrike of a wedding site, a video of a child clinging to his dead father chest. Under the fear of another airstrike the people who rushed to help victims are trying to convince the little boy to let go…

Protest against bin Salman UK visit (photos)

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of people gathered outside Downing Street to protest as Theresa May held talks inside with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Protesters chanted “Hands off Yemen - stop the bombing now” and…

At least 9 civilians killed in new Saudi airstrike on Sa'ada

SHAFAQNA -  Saudi warplanes have carried out a fresh deadly attack on civilian areas in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada to bring the toll from children falling victim to the attacks to seven in less than a day. Yemen’s al-Masirah…

Dozen More Civilians Killed in Latest Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

SHAFAQNA- Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the Saudi military aircraft on Thursday struck a bridge linking the al-Barh area of Maqbanah district to Hees town, killing…

A U.S funded survey warns of thousands dying daily in Yemen if ports stay closed

SHAFAQNA- A U.S.-funded famine survey said Tuesday that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if a Saudi-led military coalition does not lift its blockade on the country's key ports. The warning came a day after the International Committee…

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia has called a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss “Iran’s disruptive politics” in the region. This comes after the rather flimsy resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced…

Grim Hariri stands in queue to salute Saudi king (Video)

SHAFAQNA- Footage broadcast on the Saudi Arabia state television shows Saad Hariri, who has been in the kingdom since controversially resigning there as Lebanon’s prime minister, waiting in a queue to salute the monarch. The video…

Erdogan to Saudi Arabia crown prince: You don’t own Islam

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SHAFAQNA- In harsh but indirect remarks addressed to Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Saudi Arabia official does not own the Islamic faith. President Erdogan said on…

Saudi Arabia orders citizens to leave Lebanon

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon and urged those who are in the country to leave as soon as possible. Saudi Arabia's official news agency SPA quoted a source in the foreign ministry…

Synthesis, Assembly, and Applications of Hybrid Nanostructures for Biosensing

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of being responsible for the ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted Riyadh airport on Saturday, warning that it could be "considered an act of war." In a statement in the wee hours of…