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US defense secretary, 180 congressmen voice support for Iran deal

SHAFAQNA- US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal despite suggestions that Donald Trump’s White House may withdraw its support. Although Mattis said he supported…

Syria demands immediate international move against US-led coalition

      SHAFAQNA - The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry of Syria addressed on Thursday new letters to the chiefs of the UN and the international Security Council over the constantly repeated attacks of the US-led coalition…

Psychoanalyst: Trump is ‘depressed’

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent Iranian psychoanalyst says U.S. President Donald Trump is “dangerous” because he has a “lot of power” and is “depressed”. “A person who is depressed and deeply sad can easily use his power as an instrument…

No respect, no justice, no equality in Saudi Arabia

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    SHAFAQNA - A Riyadh University professor, who preferred not be to named, said, "The people of Arabia have no common vision of a nation-state called Arabia - no sense of citizenship. The mosque and the soccer team are about…

European ambassadors to US firmly support JCPOA

SHAFAQNA - The ambassadors from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union to the United States have expressed their countries’ strong support for a landmark international nuclear agreement Iran clinched with the P5+1 group of countries…

Yemen’s Ansarullah mocks Saudi condemnation of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

    SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis. Jubeir…

U.S. Is Not Ready for the End of War in Syria. The White House does Not Want Peace

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SHAFAQNA- It is no secret that the American government has been supporting terrorist groups during the entire Syrian conflict. One of these days, another fact proving this statement was recorded. On September 20, Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham…

US-made bomb kills and maims Yemeni children in deadly strike

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    SHAFAQNA - A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike…

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…

When the sun set on neo-imperial America and Iran rose a geopolitical giant

SHAFAQNA - If the floor of the UNGA this September 2017 will long echo US President Donald Trump’s military grandstanding versus not one, but two military giants: Iran and North Korea, it is likely his tirade will be remembered as America’s…

Ayatolah Khamenei: "The American elite should be ashamed of having such a president.”

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Khamenei made the comments in a meeting with members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Thursday. The statements by the US president did not bring any pride to the American nation, said Ayatollah Khamenei. "The…

What Really Happened on 9/11. Post-mortem of the “Official Story”

SHAFAQNA- Sixteen years after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda (as the story goes) shook the United States and the world, the number of questions-raised-left-unanswered has perhaps never been any higher. Through their…

Jews are helping Muslims rebuild a mosque in Tampa Florida

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SHAFAQNA - After a Florida mosque burned down in an arson attack, Jewish people have launched and supported an online fundraiser to help rebuild it. No one was injured in the 2am attack back in February of this year, but the building was…

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…

How Muslims in US are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights

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SHAFAQNA - The past year has been a difficult one for American Muslims. According to a July 2017 Pew survey, 48 percent of Muslims report experiencing at least one incident of discrimination in the past 12 months. The Council on American-Islamic…

Americans claim impeachment best response to Trump

SHAFAQNA- The results of the monthly national poll — conducted by Harvard University's Center for American Political Studies and the research marketing firm Harris Insights and Analytics — published this week showed that 43 percent of…

Countdown to War on Venezuela – Step II: Trump Imposes More Sanctions

SHFAQNA- A month ago we warned of the upcoming war on Venezuela. Such a war could blow up huge in many nations of the region. The U.S. trained and financed opposition has tried to create violent chaos in the streets but failed to gain…

'Worst aggression in 200 years': Venezuela stands up to new US sanctions

SHAFAQNA - Caracas has blasted Washington’s new sanctions against Venezuela, following the latest round of restrictions that the Trump administration imposed on the oil-rich country, targeting its energy sector. On Friday, the Trump…

Amnesty International concerned over Bahraini dissident's situation

SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International and other rights groups have expressed concern over Bahrain’s conduct in the case of a dissident who has been detained for over nine months without being charged or put on trial. In a joint letter to Bahraini…

Houthi leader: Latest Saudi atrocity reveals enemy’s true face, approaches

SHAFAQNA - The secretary general of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement condemned a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed dozens of civilians near the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, saying the crime revealed the true face of “the enemy”. In…

Ansarullah spokesman: Saudi atrocities to strengthen Yemeni nation’s resistance, solidarity

    SHAFAQNA - The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement condemned a deadly airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a hotel north of the Yemeni capital of Sana’a on Wednesday, saying the Riyadh regime’s…

Bahraini police attack prisoners for practicing Shiite religious rituals

    SHAFAQNA - Bahraini Activists on social media said that Jaw Prison police attacked on Tuesday night (August 22, 2017) detainees in building 14 and transferred some of them to solitary confinement for practicing Shiite religious…

Bahraini youth released after 7 years in prison on political cases

  SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities released on Monday (August 21, 2017) youth Mahmoud Hussein (Al-Diwani), from Ma'ameer, after serving his 7-year jail term over political reasons. Hussein was arrested on August 21, 2010…

What US can do about anti-Shia discrimination in Bahrain

    SHAFAQNA - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was right this week to highlight Bahrain's anti-Shia discrimination. Speaking at the release of the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, Tillerson correctly noted that…

Wahhabism at Saudi Arabian foreign policy's service

SHAFAQNA - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle the challenge of the kingdom's inconsistent political, social, and religious structures. Ever since, the function of the Wahhabi…

Trump silent on imminent unjust 14 Saudi Shia executions

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SHAFAQNA - With the fate of 14 men facing execution in Saudi Arabia hanging in the balance, rights groups and anti-death penalty activists are pushing US President Donald Trump to speak up. All 14 defendants are Shia Muslims, an oppressed minority…

Saudis to withdraw from Yemen, UAE daydreams leading West Asia

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  Mohammad bin Salman has confessed to two former US officials he "wants out" of the 29-month bloody war he started on Yemen, and added that he was "okay" with Washington engaging with Riyadh main regional rival Iran. The 31-year-old…

$85,000 to Muslim woman whose hijab was removed by police in California

SHAFAQNA-A California city has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman whose hijab was forcibly removed by the police. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR) which announced the settlement on Thursday, had…