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Dramatic videos capture moment ‘apocalyptic’ Hurricane Irma makes landfall

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SHAFAQNA - The first footage of Hurricane Irma making landfall on the Caribbean islands on Wednesday shows the sheer extent of the damage caused. The category 5 storm has already hit Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin. Described…

State of emergency over Cholera Outbreak In Sanaa, Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Yemen's Resistance government declared a state of emergency over a sudden outbreak of cholera in the capital, Sana'a. The health ministry said in a statement it was “unable to contain this disaster” and appealed for international…

A French teacher and the state of emergency

SHAFAQNA - If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France…

France: new law threatens to make emergency measures the 'new norm'

SHAFAQNA - Many people are being targeted solely on the basis of their religious practices or vague suspicions’ - Gauri van Gulik A proposed change to France’s Constitution would put many people at even greater risk of human rights violations…