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The US-China Trade War will have implication in The Middle East

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SHAFAQNA: Beijing has ramped up engagement in the Middle East in recent years as Arab nations play an important role in Xi’s signature Belt and Road foreign policy plan. Based on this issue, trade war between two of the world's largest economies, …

How London's Muslims stood up to Trump

SHAFAQNA- Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of London to send an unwelcoming message to US President Donald Trump who is on an official visit to the UK. The demonstrations featured a diverse mix of ideologies and political leanings,…

Arab public have pessimistic attitude towards Trump's foreign policy

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SHAFAQNA - The Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar released the results of a public opinion poll that showed Arab public pessimism towards US foreign policy in the region, specifically on the question of Palestine, as…

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…

Why the ‘travel ban’ really is a Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA- Before the Supreme Court ruled last week that President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens from majority-Muslim nations was not discriminatorily aimed at Muslims, the argument had already been won…

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…

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…

Top US official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Trump wall ideas

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Eye : US homeland security secretary visited Israel's southern border for ideas on wall project along US southern border US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt…

President Assad: US and UK existence in Syria is invasion

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt…

Kim signed a "historic" agreement with an untrustworthy negotiator

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SHAFAQNA - The US and North Korean leaders have signed an agreement after historic talks held in Singapor, while Iran has warned North Korea that President Donald Trump is not a trustworthy negotiator. Trump and Kim arrived in the signing…

The G7 summit was a mess: France push Trump to make policy concessions on Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - During the summit, Trump’s meetings with leaders from the other G7 members — which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, plus the European Union (which is not technically part of the G7 but participates)…

Trump White House under fire for lack of Muslim-American representation at Ramadan celebration

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SHAFAQNA - VOX | by Tara Isabella burton: The White House hosted its first Iftar dinner after declining to hold it last year. Wednesday night, to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Trump White House hosted its first Iftar dinner…

Trump's 'Muslim Ban' one year on

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SHAFAQNA-One year after putting pen to paper on the Oval Office desk, US President Donald Trump has so far failed to achieve the promise he made during his election campaign of a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". But…

Abbas: Palestinians to ‘slap back’ for Trump Beit-ul-Moqaddas move

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SHAFAQNA- The Palestinian president railed at US President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested…

Rouhani turned down meeting with Trump

SHAFAQNA-Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani rebuffed a request from the White House to meet U.S. President Donald Trump while in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly in September. “Such…

U.S. withdrawal from intel. treaties, opportunity for China, Iran: Prof. Backer

SHAFAQNA- Commenting on withdrawal of the Trump’s administration from international treaties including the JCPOA, Prof. Larry Backer says the withdrawals may provide substantial opportunity for China and for regional powers like Iran. According…

Iran FM: Trump's mudslinging can't blemish Iran's honor

SHAFAQNA- Addressing a meeting with Iranian Diaspora in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, 'Once again, we hear whispers from political newcomers; we need to recount that Iran has fought all the corruptions, sanctions,…

Trump new Iran policy shutting door to diplomacy: Former Iran’s nuclear diplomacy team member

In an article published by Al-Monitor on October 18, Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at the US university, censured Washington for its hostile Iran policies. 'After 40 years of confrontational policies…

Ayatollah Khamenei: It is waste of time to respond to 'foul-mouthed' Trump

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that it is a “waste of time” to respond to the insults against Iran by U.S. President Donald Trump. “I do not want to spend time to answer the foul-mouthed president of America,”…

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ War of Words with N. Korea

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SHAFAQNA- Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s “attention-seeking…

Iran set global precedent by opening refugees’ access to healthcare: UNHCR rep.

SHAFAQNA-By Marjan Golpira In his recent interview with the Tehran Times, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran has praised Iran for providing very affordable healthcare services for refugees. “Iran…

Despite Trump's plea, IMF will not change Iran policy

SHAFAQNA- Barely 24 hours after President Donald Trump called on the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to stop lending to Iran, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde firmly said no. Asked her response to Trump on Iran,…

Israel, Saudi Arabia hail Trump’s bellicose tone on Iran

SHAFAQNA- Israeli and Saudi Arabian authorities have welcomed the recent decision by US President Donald Trump not to certify Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the five permanent UN…

Trump decertifies Iran deal, sends ball to Congress court

SHAFAQNA- Rouhani: US more isolated than ever Mogherini: Not in power of 'any president' to teminate nuclear deal   US President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify Iran’s compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal in defiance…

Is Trump the World’s Most Dangerous Man?

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SHAFAQNA- His words and mannerisms are telling. His deplorable actions explain best. “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” published this week, includes opinions from over two dozen mental health experts. They found “overwhelming…

Trump UN speech was foundation for US de facto exit from the JCPOA: Expert

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SHAFAQNA- Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says “What Trump said about the JCPOA during his UN speech had no new element in it.” “He simply repeated the same things he has been saying about the JCPOA ever since…

Iranian FM: Trump's 'hate speech' unworthy of reply, belongs in medieval times

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump's address that took aim at Iran at the United Nations, calling it an "ignorant hate speech." "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs…