dailytimes.com.pk/The fate of political Islam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the capitalist counter-revolution in China, an immense political vacuum opened up in ideology and politics on a world scale. The tendency that gained…

aawsat.net/The “Trend” of Criticizing Political Islam

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Some say, whether out of ignorance of negligence, that the current criticism of Islamists and political Islam is nothing more than a trend that will soon fade out of fashion. However those who…

An Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Soon after the younger President Bush ordered U.S. troops to invade Iraq in 2003, extremist Muslims in Iraq and Syria, also characterized as jihadists, decided to organize and fight for an Islamic…

What ails the Muslims

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - An examination of Muslim history is important to understand some of the dominant and controversial attitudes and sources of conflict in the contemporary Islamic world: First, Shariah, the formal…

Interpretation of Sura Hud - Verses 111-113

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - 111. "And certainly, to all will your Lord recompense them their deeds in full; verily He is aware of what they do. " Commentary In stressing the matter further, the Qur'an adds in this verse…

onislam.net/Anti-Terror Law Threatens Aussies' Hajj

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-The Muslim concerns were revealed during an interview by Sydney community leader, Dr Jamal Rifi, who debated the issue with the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, last…

abna.ir/Houthis hold fresh anti-government demo in Sana’a

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Tens of thousands of Houthis and their supporters defied an earlier warning by the government to disperse and took to the streets in Sana’a on Thursday, calling on the transitional administration…

reuters.com/Pakistan PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Pakistan's powerful army said on Sunday any further use of force to resolve an escalating political crisis would only worsen the situation, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz…

Ma'an/Palestinian officials slam Israeli land confiscation in West Bank

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat called for diplomatic action against Israel in response to its move to annex 4,000 dunams (1,000 acres) of Palestinian land south of Bethlehem in the West…

aljazeera.com/Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. Putin's…

almanar.com/Iran Warns: New Sanctions May Block Nuclear Deal

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Iran’s Foreign Minister said Sunday that any new sanctions may make roads to a nuclear deal difficult. Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that there was a mentality among the US officials which led them…

alalam.ir/Terror-linked forgery ring caught in Lebanon

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Lebanon’s security forces have captured a terror-linked forgery gang involved in aiding the movement of terror elements across Arab nations by printing fake passports using forged government seals.…

presstv.com/Somalia government forces foil al-Shabab attack

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Somalia’s security forces say they have repelled an attack by al-Shabab militants against an intelligence headquarters and detention facility in the capital, Mogadishu. According to police and…

Maryam al-Khawaja, Shia Bahraini human rights activist, arrested in Bahrain airport

SHAFAQNA- Shia Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain's international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain…

Hollow-head toothbrush causes bacterial growth

SHAFAQNA- During the study, researchers found up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes. After reading this news, go check your toothbrush type. According to research, solid-head toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared…

Ahram.org/ Libyan Mufti Al-Ghariani investigated in UK over 'inciting Islamic insurgency' in Libya

SHAFAQNA- The Libyan Grand Mufti is reportedly being investigated in the UK on suspicion of inciting violence and Islamic insurgency in his home country. UK media reports say Sheikh Sadiq Abdelrahman Al-Ghariani is suspected of using Tanasuh,…

ISIS Threat Against Pope ‘Nothing Serious’, Says Vatican

SHAFAQNA - On Monday, Il Tempo announced that Israeli intelligence experts say they believe ISIS is targeting Pope Francis, following his recent denouncement of the Islamist group. Il Tempo, citing an unnamed intelligence source, claims that…

Reuters.com/At least ten dead in clashes as Yemen's Houthi rebels try to seize key road

SHAFAQNA -  At least ten men from local militias and from the Yemeni army were killed on Saturday in clashes with Houthi fighters who were trying to seize a road that links the capital Sanaa with oil-rich provinces, local government officials…

US jets target ISIL positions in Shia district of Turkmen in Iraq

SHAFAQNA - The US military has attacked Islamic State positions in the besieged Iraqi Shiite-majority town of Amerli and near Iraq's largest dam in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.In the previous weeks, the US forces in northern Iraq have…

Forbes.con/ The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised $100M. And It Only Took One Month.

SHAFAQNA- The real challenge with the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”? Trying to escape it this summer. The philanthropic blockbuster, which has been ubiquitous on Facebook and lured in hundreds of celebrities, has sparked millions of donations…

Iraqi army breaks ISIS siege of Shia Turkmen town of Amirli

SHAFAQNA -  A military spokesman and a lawmaker say Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen have broken a two-month siege imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syriaextremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli. Army…

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces retake town of Amerli

SHAFAQNA - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi forces and Shiite militiamen Sunday broke a nearly three-month siege imposed by Islamic State extremists on the northern town of Amerli, residents said Sunday. Iraqi news media and human rights activists…

Federica Mogherini to replace Catherine Ashton as the new EU Foreign Policy Cheif

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The 41 year old Italian Mrs Mogherini has been named the EU’s foreign policy chief, only seven months after she was moved from parliament in Rome and named foreign minister of her own…

Anti-government protestors clash with Police in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Anti-government protestors clashed with police on Sunday clashed with near the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than…

Independent/ McDonald's frozen out of Russia over 'health' risks

Shafaqna - Oliver Poole, Independent: The arrival of McDonald's symbolised the end of the Cold War for many Muscovites. But it now faces being frozen out of Russia after the fast-food firm revealed more than 100 of its restaurants are in danger…

Uk.reuters.com/Iraqi and Kurdish forces bid to break Islamic State siege of town

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said. Two officers said…

Samah Sabawi/ Who Won the War on Gaza?

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Middle East Eye, Samah Sabaw: The Palestinian people, who have shown incredible patience, steadfastness and sacrifice in the pursuit of their freedom, won the war on Gaza Robust and complex…

theglobeandmail.com/Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) - Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social…