FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe

SHAFAQNA - The surprise disclosure that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are taking a new look at Hillary Clinton’s email use lays bare, just days before the election, tensions inside the bureau and the Justice Department over…

Women’s role in Islam discussed in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the Caucasus Media Association cooperated in holding the program on October 27. Seyyed Ebrahim Ebrahimi, Iranian’s cultural attaché in Baku,…

Shafaqna Director of Programs speaks to RT on Syria near miss in between the US and Russian military - VIDEO

SHAFAQNA -The US blame game with Russia is part of greater policy of always claiming political and moral righteousness, as well as sovereignty over entire states and even the skies, says Catherine Shakdam from the Shafaqna Institute of Middle…

Washington D-Day 2.0 in Syria and Iraq - Who are they kidding?

SHAFAQNA - The energy it takes to be a US official those days! When Washington is not busy muddying the political waters with its whitewashing of radicalism, it is playing liberation games in the Levant. Alas the US wants Raqqa and Mosul…

Lebanon lawmakers elect Michel Aoun as president

SHAFAQNA - Lebanon finally has a new president. Lawmakers have thrown their support behind Michel Aoun, a strong Hezbollah ally, to fill the country's long-vacant presidency. The parliament convened at noon (1000 GMT) Monday for the voting…

Can the person who does not pay Khoms and Zakat from his wealth, spend from that wealth in the way of Imam Hussain (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered questions about spending in the way of Imam Hussain (AS) from the wealth which Khoms has not been paid for. Question: If a person does not perform Salaat, and does not fast, and spend for Imam…

The Prophet's flower

SHAFAQNA- Hussain (A.S) spent his childhood with Lady Fatimah (S.A), Imam Ali (A.S), and especially with Prophet Muhammad (A.S). The love and affection Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) had towards Hussain (A.S) was so unique that all the…

Head of Imam Hussain (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- One of the miracles that Allah Almighty gave to Imam Hussain (A.S) was that his sacred head spoke as it was being carried from Karbala – in Iraq – to Shaam – modern Syria – and back to Karbala where it was buried in the grave…

Arsenal’s new sign up Shkodran Mustafi reveals his love and pride in Islam

SHAFAQNA- Arsenal FC’s new sign up Shkodran Mustafi has revealed how Islam plays a big role in his performance on the football pitch. Shkodran Mustafi (born 17 April 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as acentral defender…

Here's how Earth looks from space, 70 years ago and now

SHAFAQNA- By: Scott Sutherland Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:44 PM - The very first image taken from space was snapped 70 years ago, and look how far we've come since, plus 10 years of NASA's STEREO mission revolutionizes our view of the Sun.…

Education And Technology: Trends That Will Change Learning

SHAFAQNA- Education is evolving along with technology. Students have more tools available for their academic goals nowadays. Gadgets like the Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and the Google Pixel phone are helping college students. Both educators…

Searching the Human Immune System for Clues to Cancer

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SHAFAQNA- After a young man with acute leukemia was treated successfully with traditional chemotherapy, he found himself facing a tough decision. He could stay on chemo and face the high risk of relapse associated with his particular disease,…

Scientists to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have unveiled plans to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an effort to eradicate disease-bearing insects. The British biotech company Oxitec announced the opening of a new large-scale mosquito production facility…

The last recommendations of Imam Sajjad (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: In the last moments of his life, Imam Sajjad (AS) hugged me close to him and said: I recommend you what my father Imam Hussain (AS) recommended me at the time of his martyrdom and said,…

Pentagon promises to ‘investigate’ reports of Iraqi school bombing in US-supported Mosul siege

SHAFAQNA - The Pentagon has promised to investigate information offered by the Russian General Staff on the alleged bombing of an Iraqi school by US warplanes taking part in a siege of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. “We are aware…

Destruction as 6.6 earthquake strikes central Italy

SHAFAQNA - A mighty earthquake has hit central Italy, shaking buildings as far away as Rome. Reports on the magnitude varied from 6.5 to 7.1. This comes only three days after two more tremors shook the region on Wednesday, leaving villages…

UN slams continued discrimination against Myanmar’s Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, called upon the international community Friday not to forget about ongoing human rights challenges in the South-East nation, especially the increasing unrest and…

In the era of Trump, Islamic Relief volunteers are ambassadors for Muslim America

SHAFAQNA - At the end of the day, they moved as a group through the halls of a rural high school, which had been transformed into a shelter. They passed a crowd of locals - including volunteers and people displaced by the record-setting floods…

Why Hillary Clinton’s win will only benefit the Takfiris – by Ali Abbas Taj

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SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - When Hillary Clinton boastfully giggled about Colonel Gaddafi, “We came, we saw, and he died!” she was lying as she has done on countless occasions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y How…

Saudi Arabia Ali Al-Nimr: Last Call For Action

SHAFAQNA - THE STORY During the Arab spring protests in eastern Saudi Arabia, more than 300 activists were placed under arrest. At the age of 17, the youngest one of them was one Ali al-Nimr, who was arrested at an anti-government protest…

Saudi Arabia tries its hands at grand genocide - the disappearing of independent Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia still enjoys immunity for the many, and grave war crimes it committed against Yemen, reports of the horrors its legions have willingly carried out against Yemenis have become much too grand for media to cover up anymore. Not…

Shafaqna's Round-Table Weekly Podcast - A discussion on History w/ Muhammad Carter

SHAFAQNA - A weekly podcast hosted by Catherine Shakdam – Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. Guest: Muhammad Carter - prominent British journalist and TV presenter.

Shafaqna Institute's Director of Programs speaks to Press TV French on Saudi Arabia - French

SHAFAQNA - Crimes contre l’humanité et l’impunité de l’Arabie saoudite See video here

Half million Iranians sign up for Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Over half a million Iranians have signed up for the Arbaeen pilgrimage to Karbala, Iraq, according to Said Owhadi, head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, ISNA news agency reported October 28. In 2015 Arbaeen gathered…

Plot to kill southern Muslims and Christians in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Southern Muslims and Christians have been warned by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) that there is a plot to kill them and that the planned killing will displace them. The group in a statement signed by its Media Forum President,…

Assault on freedom of expression continues in Bahrain as activists face jail for tweets

SHAFAQNA -  Amnesty International said that "the Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and opposition leader Fadhel Abbas, two prisoners of conscience who are facing long prison…

America Should Quit Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen: the Senseless Killing Must Stop

SHAFAQNA - The latest ceasefire in Yemen is unlikely to prevent Saudi Arabia from resuming its brutal assault on its impoverished neighbor. The Yemeni people are paying the price for Riyadh’s determination to reinstate an unpopular government…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s view about new style eulogies

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani expressed his views regarding the new style eulogies. Question: What is the ruling about the music in any style or various sounds including songs without music or new style eulogies? The Grand Ayatollah…