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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…

World Cup 2018: Salah returns but Russia beat Egypt 3-1

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt lost on Tuesday to the Russians and so Arab teams in the World Cup are left with zero points from five games. Egypt lost to World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday, minimising the The Pharaohs' chances of reaching the knockout…

Tunisian Islamic scholar scolds KSA over condoning of Israel

SHAFAQNA - Bashir bin Hassan censured MbS for recognizing the Zionist regime of Israel and attempts to normalize ties with the occupying regime. He also referred to the prince’s remarks about donating copies of the Quran to African countries,…

Iran only hope against Israel: Tunisian president

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SHAFAQNA - Tunisia’s president has called Iran the only source of hope in confronting Israel and hailed the Islamic Republic's sacrifices in the war against terrorists in Syria.   Beji Caid Essebsi made the remarks in a meeting with…

Tunisia: Culture Ministry bans Iranian film on Prophet Muhammad

SHAFAQNA - The Tunisian Ministry of Culture banned Iranian film ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’, which focuses on the Prophet Muhammad’s childhood and adolescence, due to its “controversial content” and “personification and depiction…

Tunisia elections - Ghannouchi to saty

SHAFAQNA - The leader of Tunisia's Ennhadha party, Rached Ghannouchi, was re-elected to the party's leadership for a new five-year term. Ghannouchi was confirmed as president of the party with 800 votes in favour, compared to 229 for Fethi…

Tunisian President refuses to label Hezbollah a terror organization

SHAFAQNA  - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi expressed his displeasure on Friday over classifying the Lebanese party of Resistance - Hezbollah as a 'terrorist organization' in the statement issued by the Arab Interior Ministers Council. During…

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

SHAFAQNA - A group of Tunisian trade unions, lawyers and human rights activists have won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. A collection of civil-society groups dubbed the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet won the accolade on Friday for what…