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Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

SHAFAQNA – Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if India had a strong Hindu leader, things would get better.                            Prof. Dibyesh Anand is an Indian analyst, […]

Egypt’s present account narrows to $5.3 bln as tourism rises

SHAFAQNA – According to data from the Egyptian Central Bank, Egypt’s present account deficit narrowed to $1.93 billion from $3.1 billion for the third quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year as as tourism revenues improved. According to Egypt today, Egypt has been trying to tighten its finances and draw back investors, using economic reforms tied to […]

Syrian and Yemeni refugees deport from Kuwait

SHAFAQNA – Kuwait had informed that it will arrest and deport all Syrian and Yemeni expatriates who had broken the law. According to MIDDLE EAST MONITOR,On Saturday, the Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Rai quoted an unnamed source in the Interior Ministry announcing that “the ministry has arrested dozens of Syrians and Yemenis and will deport them from the […]

Egyptian parliament Plans to Investigate national team’s failure at 2018 FIFA World Cup

SHAFAQNA – The Egyptian Parliament’s Committee of Youth Affairs and Sports has demanded to create a commission for  investigation national team’s failure at the World Cup in Russia. According to Middle East Monitor, The intended committee is expected to draft reports of any violations to the House of Representatives in order to take the necessary action, […]

Iran’s Ghoochannejhad quits international duty

SHAFAQNA – Tehran Times | by Masoud Hossein : Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday. Ghoochannejhad, nicknamed ‘Gucci’, was a member of Iran national football team in the 2018 World Cup but remained an unused substitute in three matches against Morocco, Spain and Portugal. He made his senior […]

British man jailed for Islamophobic tweets

SHAFAQNA – A man has been jailed for threatening to “slit a Muslim’s throat” in a series of Islamophobic tweets. Rhodenne Chand was found guilty of inciting racial hatred. according to independent, The 31-year-old Rhodenne Chand told officers he was disgusted with himself and had merely been “venting” in the wake of Isis-inspired terror attacks that […]

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

SHAFAQNA – Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account for its President. Development of social media and technology influenced the political […]

Photos: Stages of building the tomb of Imam Al-Hussayn (as)

SHAFAQNA – Alkafeel: After the fall of the tyrant former regime in the year 2003, the holy shrines witnessed a comprehensive renaissance in various fields, including intellectual, cultural and urban field. In the intellectual and cultural fields, it has made great strides in the fields of writing, publishing and investigation. In addition to publishing many magazines […]

Saudi-US coalition massacres 13 Yemenis

SHAFAQNA – The jet fighters of Saudi-US coalition have massacred 13 Yemenis over the past 24 hours. According to Yemen News Agency (SABA), the coalition has bombed six Yemeni provinces 47 times over the past 24 hours. The coalition killed seven civilians and wounded four others in Al-Rabasah region, Al-Hudaideh province. Bombing Razah and Manbeh regions […]

UK Christian charity: Stop stereotyping Christians in the Middle East as victim

SHAFAQNA – UK Christian charity Embrace the Middle East is calling for Christians in the region to be celebrated instead of stereotyped as victims. The charity says labelling the believers in the region this way is both unhelpful and degrading. Explaining why, Tim Livesey, Embrace the Middle East’s CEO told Premier: “It’s very demoralising and […]

Muslim-Americans want Yonkers school closure for holidays

SHAFAQNA – Muslim American Society in Yonkers have advocated for adding the two major Muslim observances to the school calendar. Some Muslim-Americans want school officials to recognize their holidays by closing schools, Lohud reports.  Abdelnasser Nofal, principal of the Andalusia Islamic School at 380 Walnut St, told the City Council that not having public schools closed […]

Trump Wants to end Persian Gulf crisis because it Only Benefits Iran

SHAFAQNA – U.S Foreign Minister during the meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatari counterpart, emphasised that President Donald Trump wants dispute between Qatar and Persian Gulf nations to be ended because it only benefits Iran. Mike Pompeo, US’ secretary of state, spoke alongside Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani […]

Iraqi Universities supply Alkufa Grand Mosque Library by Cultural, Scientific Researches

SHAFAQNA –  Masjed-Alkufa  : The cadre’s of Alkufa Grand Mosque Library efforts and the sponsorship of Secretary–General Sayed. Muhammad Almussawee, fructified in getting a lot of scientific and intellectual researches written by the specialist professors in Iraqi Universities. The number of researches received by the library was 77 research which presented by the teaching staffs in […]

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

SHAFAQNA – My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning it into one of the most ‘Muslim’ World Cups yet. But this isn’t the first time Russia […]

Iraq orders manual recount only for dubious ballots boxes

SHAFAQNA – High Electoral Commission in Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes in a May parliamentary poll only for ballots where electoral fraud was proven in official reports. According to Middle East Monitor, ballot boxes for the areas in question will be transferred to Baghdad where UN representatives will oversee the manual recount, […]

Photo exhibit to explore life in Tehran, Kabul

SHAFAQNA – Tehran Times: A collection of photos depicting scenes of daily life in Kabul and Tehran will be showcased in an exhibition at Tehran’s Shalman Gallery. The collection contains photos from a number of Iranian and Afghan photographers. Pejman Dadkhah and Fatima Hosseini are the curators of the exhibition entitled “Tehran-Kabul, Review of Two Capitals”. […]

Guinness World Records launches Arabic website for MENA applicants

SHAFAQNA – Guinness World Records has seen the number of applicants from the MENA region increase by 283% since it opened its first office in the UAE in 2012. In this regard, Global authority on record breaking launches Arabic website to cater to increasing regional applicants. To cater to the applicants, the global authority on record-breaking […]

Us supreme court upholds travel ban

SHAFAQNA – The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s September order to restrict travel from several majority Muslim countries to the United States. The travel restriction, the administration’s third, affects people from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Chad was dropped from the list of affected countries in April. Previous […]

Photos: New Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel

SHAFAQNA – Masjed-Alkufa  : The Engineering Cadre finished the works of renovating the Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel(AS).                      Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Masjid al-Sahlah, the Mosque of Imam al-Mahdi (aj) Photo: Kazemayn in 20th Century Pictures of Ashura Ashura Procession in Zaria City (Nigeria Oct 2016)     […]

AlKafeel Museum for Treasures and Manuscripts participates in “Mulabboon” Festival

SHAFAQNA – Alkafeel Global Network :  AlKafeel Museum for Treasures and Manuscripts of the al-Abbas’s (p) holy shrine participates in the exhibition of the “Mulabboon” Festival held by the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in the area between the two holy shrines. The Museum displayed a number of its collections belonging […]

Is acquittal of Sheikh Ali Salman a sign of reform in Bahrain?

SHAFAQNA – Acquittal of Bahrain Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman could be a sign for an end to repression against majority Shia population. Bahrainis rose up against the regime in 2011, calling for a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister. The protests – led by Bahrain’s Shia population – were brutally suppressed by authorities […]

Erdogan declared winner as Turkey’s first executive president in historic polls

SHAFAQNA – Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes elected as Turkey‘s first executive president in twin presidential and parliamentary polls, held for the first time on the same day. With 97.7 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan received on Sunday more than half the votes required to secure an outright victory, Sadi Guven, the head of the Supreme Election Committee (YSK), told […]

USA called Bahrain government to release Shaikh Ali Salman

SHAFAQNA – The detention of Shaikh Ali Salman led to widespread protests across the Bahrain Kingdom, which has been criticized by rights groups and governments alike, including Washington.   Washington has called upon the government of Bahrain to release the Shia opposition leader Ali Salman, who was arrested in 2014, The new khalij reported on Friday. According to Middle […]