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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…

Saudi and UAE sought to gain a foothold in Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia and the UAE focus on Jerusalem, to open offices in the city near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, According to sources in Jerusalem. They pointed out that “the information available so far is that the house adjacent…

Top 5 Muslim Honeymoon Destinations You Have To Consider!

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Huda and Zain : As newly-weds, choosing a place to celebrate the start of your new life together can be both exciting and overwhelming. As Muslims we have a variety of travel needs, and alhamdulillah, there are plenty…

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…

Guinness World Records launches Arabic website for MENA applicants

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SHAFAQNA - Guinness World Records has seen the number of applicants from the MENA region increase by 283% since it opened its first office in the UAE in 2012. In this regard, Global authority on record breaking launches Arabic website to cater…

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…

A power struggle between Persian Gulf states

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Shafaqnq- A power struggle has grown more intense among the Persian Gulf States. A case in point is the current conflict between Saudi Arabia (and the UAE) and Qatar.  "The European Union (EU) supports Kuwait efforts to mediate between…

Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : Qatar has taken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice over human rights violations off the back of the Gulf Crisis, Al Jazeera reported today. Just over a year after the…

Dozens of detainees moved from an Emirati secret prison in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - A senior Yemeni official and families of prisoners say dozens of detainees have been moved to a "government-run" prison in the southern city of Mukalla. The official said on Monday that 133 detainees were transferred from the Riyan…

Human Rights Watch: UAE runs informal prisons in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Arab Emirates runs at least two “informal detention facilities” in Yemen and has reportedly transferred detainees to a base in Eritrea, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military…

Dubai security chief Dhahi Khalfan backs Trump's Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA - Dubai's head of security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage once again, this time after backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban. In a series of crude and sectarian outburts on Twitter this weekend,…

UAE calls it quit in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the end of its combat operations in Yemen, marking a departure from the Saudi-led coalition that has been waging war on the impoverished country. “Our standpoint is clear: war is…

UAE marks Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

SHAFAQNA - A paid holiday has been declared for the private sector in the UAE on December 24 to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet. Ministries and government departments will remain closed on Thursday (December 24) to mark the birthday…

Made of money? UAE husband divorces wife over $40,000 wedding dress

SHAFAQNA - A man divorced his wife as he was angry at her for spending more than Dh150,000 (about $40,000) on her a wedding dress instead of using the money to pay for their wedding party. The man was believed to have proposed to the woman…