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Covid-19 vaccination in Middle East

SHAFAQNA | by Ayda Ali Akbari : The Covid-19 vaccine is to be distributed to patients worldwide. In this article, we take a look at the countries that have ordered doses so far. Since the first cases of coronavirus were detected early last year, pharmaceutical companies have competed with unprecedented speed to develop a safe and […]

Photos: Completion of the flooring work for Qibla gate’s of Al-Abbas’s (AS) holy shrine

SHAFAQNA- ABNA: The Engineering Projects Department at the Al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine announced the completion of the flooring work for the Qibla gate of the shrine of Abal-Fadhl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), on an area of ​​240 square meters, extending from the yard overlooking it, which was covered earlier this year, up to its […]

Three organizations of French Council of Muslim Worship reject “charter of principles” of Islam

SHAFAQNA- ABNA: Three organizations of the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) unilaterally denounced the “charter of principles” of Islam that reaffirms compatibility of the faith with France. They expressed disagreement about the text because it risks “weakening the bonds of trust” as well as “undermine honor of Muslims.” The Coordination Committee of Turkish Muslims […]

Iranian companies join UN’s CTCN

SHAFAQNA- IRNA : Some Iranian companies joined the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Seven Iranian companies have been able to join the CTCN so far with the support of the Center for Presidential Development Cooperation. A sum of 623 companies or institutions has […]

UAE launches world’s first mobile center for aero-medical services

SHAFAQNA- The United Arab Emirates has officially launched the world’s first mobile medical center for civil aviation medical services. The center is one of the most significant achievements due to its impact due to its characteristics in providing all medical services as well as Laboratory and clinical studies related to civil aviation medicine. The mobile […]

Photos: Dar Al-Hojja Portico at Imam Ridha’s (A.S) Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Globe Razavi: This portico is located under the courtyard of the Islamic Revolution or the old courtyard of Imam Ridha’s shrine. It has 6799 square meters of floor area and six meters of height. Mirror work, gilding, silversmithing, plastering and painting, in combination, have created art which is unique and eye-catching in its kind.

Palestinian stage anti-settlement protests in West Bank

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: People staged several anti-settlement protests in the occupied West Bank, Palestine, defying a heavy-handed crackdown by Israeli forces. Israeli forces attacked a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus City, on Friday. Shehab News Agency quoted local sources as saying that protesters were heading toward the area where a settlement […]

IHRC calls on Nigerian government to release Sheikh Zakzaky’s wife

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission called on the Nigerian government to release Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife. IHRC has written to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to release the unlawfully detained leader of the Islamic Movement and his wife in order to protect them from the spread of […]

Biden Appoints Muslim Woman as Deputy Director of National Economic Council

SHAFAQNA- US President, Joe Biden has appointed Muslim Woman and economic development expert Sameera Fazili to a key White House position. Fazili has been named as Deputy Director, National Economic Council at the White House. Sameera Fazili, who traces her family’s roots to Kashmir, is among the latest wave of Indian American nominees to be […]

Sheikh Zakzaky’s wife tests positive for COVID-19 in detention

SHAFAQNA- ABNA: As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to rage in the country, Zeenat, wife of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has tested positive for the virus, fuelling fears of mass infection at the Kaduna Correctional Centre, where the couple are currently being held in custody. Their son, […]

Quran Teaching Centers in Qatar to Reopen

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs said the centers for teaching the Holy Quran in the Arab country will reopen in the coming week. The opening will be carried out in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health, the ministry said in a tweet on Thursday, Gulf Times reported. As part […]

Iraqi PM: I personally oversee country’s intelligence apparatus

SHAFQANA- A day after two suicide bombings in Baghdad, the Iraqi prime minister announced that he would personally oversee the Iraqi intelligence service, announcing that he would launch a comprehensive plan to address future security challenges in the country. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi today (Friday), in an extraordinary meeting of Iraqi national security, addressed […]

Swiss government urges voters to reject Burqa ban

SHAFAQNA- As Swiss voters prepare for March 7 referendum on full face/Niqab ban, the government urged people to reject the proposal, saying the move would hurt tourism. “Very few people in Switzerland wear a full facial covering,” the government said in a statement quoted by Reuters. “A nationwide ban would damage tourism and be unhelpful […]

American Muslims urge Biden to appoint Muslims at every level of government

SHAFAQNA- American Muslims  applauded Joe Biden decision to reverse “Muslim travel ban” and urges US President to fulfill his campaign pledge to appoint them at every level of government. “We commend President Joe Biden on the decision to reverse the Trump administration’s #MuslimBan. The Ban was a blight on our nation but its rescission offers […]

Millions of Pakistanis demonstrate against normalization of relations with Israel+Photos

SHAFQANA- The Association of Muslim Scholars of Pakistan held a million demonstration yesterday in support of the Palestinian cause and against the normalization of relations with Israel. “Israel is involved in the genocide of Muslims in Palestine and we would never allow the federal government to establish diplomatic relations with it,” said JUI-F Leader Maulana […]

ISIS claimed responsibility for Baghdad suicide bombings

SHAFAQNA- ISIS has confirmed that suicide bombings in the Iraqi capital yesterday were carried out by the terrorist group. The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings Thursday morning in al-Tayaran Square in the Bab Al-Sharqi district in central Baghdad. ISIS claimed responsibility for the recent suicide bombings in Baghdad, one of the […]

Pope Francis sends message of condolences to Iraqi President for Baghdad bombings

SHAFAQNA- The world’s Catholic Christian leader offered his condolences to the Iraqi president on twin suicide bombings which killed and injured dozens of people in the Iraqi capital today. The office of President Barham Ahmed Salih issued a statement this evening (Thursday) announcing that Pope Francis I, the world’s Catholic Christian leader, issued a statement […]

Al-Azhar condemned Baghdad suicide bombings

SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s Al-Azhar strongly condemned the suicide bombings in the Iraqi capital today and called for the solidarity of all groups in the country to prevent the threat of terrorism. Al-Azhar University issued a statement this evening (Thursday) strongly condemning the suicide bombings this morning in Al-Tayaran Square in the center of Baghdad, the capital […]