Iran denied requesting a meeting despite Trump claims he rejected meeting Rouhani

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SHAFAQNA- Hours before US leader is expected to defend decision to pull America out of 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran in speech at UN general assembly, saying that "I'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man", Donald Trump claims he rejected requests…

Sweden temporarily interrupts Muslim Uighurs deportations to China

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SHAFAQNA- Swedish authorities said Monday they had temporarily interrupted the expulsion of Muslim  Uighurs to China due to concerns over discrimination against this  minority . "Information from several human rights organisations indicates…

Bahrain regime blocked Shiite’s access to Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's security forces prevented Shiites entering the Imam Reza (AS) Hosseiniya in Al-Malikiyah area on Monday. According to lualua, Bahraini security officials have claimed that this Hosseiniya has been closed under the pretext…

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in a statement strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in the Iranian southwestern city of Ahvaz, calling on the international community to “cooperate” with Tehran in bringing the…

Glorification of the Servants of Imam Hussain (P) at the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatullah Khoei in London

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SHAFAQNA- Glorification of the Servants of Imam Hussain (A.S.) at the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatullah Khoei , London. Read more from Shafaqna: New images of the mournful march of Ashura…

Major powers agree to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Major Powers agree to keep Iran nuclear deal and develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November. According to Irna, 4 + 1 meeting held on Monday with…

Major powers agree to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Major Powers agree to keep Iran nuclear deal and develop payment mechanisms to continue trade with Iran despite U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November. According to Irna, 4 + 1 meeting held on Monday with…

Rouhani says he has no plan to meet Trump

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an interview with NBC News said that he would not meet with President Donald Trump this week and accused the U.S. of adopting a hostile stance toward Iran. "There is no such program for a meeting",…

New images of the mournful march of Ashura in London

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SHAFAQNA - New images of the mournful march of Ashura's noon in London. Read more from Shafaqna: PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON            Ashura…

Canada's First Professional Muslim Theatre Company opens in Montreal

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SHAFAQNA- The Silk Road Theater Company, a Canadian Muslim non-profit organization, open "Canada's first professional theatre company in Montreal to bring diverse stores from within Muslim communities to the stage. The Silk Road Theatre Company…

Rouhani: Trump needs to stop his anti-Iran actions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a meeting with a group of US media executives in New York pointed out Trump did some very incorrect actions against Iran and the Iranian nation, calling on US administration to end its cruel and…

Rouhani: Mandela tend to build bridges instead of walls

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting in commemoration of the South African anti-Apartheid leader that Mandela had "sowed seeds of amity and compassion , adding “This is a historical reality that great statesmen tend…

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi appears to be alive

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SHAFAQNA- Despite numerous reports of his death or injury, Daesh’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is still alive even though his whereabouts has been the subject of much speculation . There have been recurring reports of Baghdadi being…

Iran-US controversies in UNGA73

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SHAFAQNA- President Hassan Rouhani attends the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings. He is likely to focus much of his time at the U.N. General Assembly this week with one main goal in mind: defending the…

UK MPs from different parties, Calls for Release All Bahrain Political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- UK MPs from different parties, excluding the ruling Conservative Party, have already made a similar motion three years ago, demanding the release of opposition figures in Bahrain, namely their leader Sheikh Ali Salman. They called…

Former Kurdish woman lawmaker nominates himself for Iraqi presidency

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SHAFAQNA- The former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament from the Change Movement (Gorran), Sirwa Abdulwahid has announced her candidacy as  next president of the Republic of Iraq which makes her the first woman to run for this position…

Imam Hussein (as) leader of the martyrs

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SHAFAQNA-Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945) Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. "Husayn fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammedan tradition,…

Karbala & Humanity

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SHAFAQNA-When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, they were sending powerful messages to mankind. No doubt, the sacrifice…

Syria’s War for Peace

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SHAFAQNA- There is a great deal of discussion about saving civilian lives in Syria, as there should be. Missing from the discussion, however, is the most important point. If Western policymakers were genuinely concerned about saving civilians,…

How to Decline Alcohol Gift Without Being Rude

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SHAFAQNA- Exchanging gifts among people from different faiths can be an awkward occasion with hits and misses. What if a friend offered you an alcohol gift? How should you behave? Be Grateful, Explain Simply Ustadh Majed Mahmoud shares…

The necessity of the 'isma of the Imam

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous articles we have pointed out that an Imam is not an ordinary leader who simply has to rule a country and protect its borders; rather, in addition to this duty, he has other weighty responsibilities, alluded to above.…

Hepatitis C drug lead designed to target virus RNA

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SHAFAQNA- The longstanding goal of designing RNA-targeting drugs has been given a boost thanks to a technique that identifies drug-like small molecules which selectively bind to disease-causing RNA. The US team demonstrated the approach…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

The Supreme Religious Authority: characteristics of the person who represents the supporters of the killing of Imam al-Hussayn (p)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that the Ashura scene is a repeated scene, and there is now who represent the supporters of the killing of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), among which characteristics; is not…

Zarif: Iran will respond Decisively to Ahvaz terror attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Minister by stating that Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks, said Iran will respond decisively to the terror attack in Ahvaz. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s…

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Swiss open criminal case against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been arrested in France since February on rape charges, is facing a new accusation of rape in Switzerland. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office…

Ashura 2018 in different Countries around the world +Video

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SHAFAQNA: Millions of Shia Muslims on Friday marked the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering where they mourn the slaying of Imam Hussain (A.S), grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. It is observed in Iraq and…