Oil Prices Soar After US Strikes Syria – A Promising Development For Trump’s Saudi Allies

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SHAFAQNA - While the geopolitical implications of Trump’s recent airstrikes against the Syrian government have dominated both mainstream and alternative news outlets, what has been largely overlooked thus far is their economic impact. Soon…

Israel arrested over 500 Palestinians in March

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SHAFAQNA - Israeli forces have arrested 509 Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem al-Quds in the last month alone.   According to a joint report by Palestinian Prisoners Club, al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Palestinian…

US using Syria 'false flag' to advance imperialist agenda

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SHAFAQNA - The recent chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag operation which the American Empire is exploiting to advance its imperialist agenda, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long…

Israel continues to take in injured Syria militants for treatment: Netanyahu

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SHAFAQNA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Tel Aviv regime will continue to provide medical treatment to Takfiri militants fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, expressing support for the US missile attack against…

Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off

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SHAFAQNA - Remember our former commander in chief — Barack Obama? Well he’s on vacation. After eight years in the Oval Office, he’s decided to unwind with billionaire Richard Branson. His recent kitesurfing adventure seems to be the only…

UK PM May gets top Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen civilians

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished…

Bomb attack kills six, injures over 20 in Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - At least six people have been killed and almost 20 others wounded in a bombing attack near an army vehicle in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police say. An assailant detonated his explosives near the military vehicle, used…

14-year-old Muslim boy dubbed ‘the human calculator’ becomes a British university’s youngest employee teaching adults maths

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SHAFAQNA - He may be younger than their children but one of Britain’s brainiest children, a Muslim, has been hired by a University to help adults with their sums as reported by Daily Mail. Yasha Asley, 14, is employed by the University…

Jail, Death Sentences Given to Dissidents in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- A Bahraini court handed down a jail sentence to a leader of the banned opposition al-Wefaq National Islamic Society and death and jail sentences to other anti-regime activists. Hassan Isa, one of the leaders of al-Wefaq National…

The Non-Muslim Victims Of Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - Just before mass on March 19, Rev. Tomy Kalathoor Mathew, an Indian priest, was stabbed in the neck right before services in Melbourne, Australia. The perpetrator confronted Rev. Mathew, with witnesses claiming that the man accused…

Senators Debut New Anti-Iran Legislation Just Days Before AIPAC Conference

SHAFAQNA - Even though fresh sanctions against Iran were put in place less than two months ago, those measures – as well as last year’s decade-long extension of existing sanctions – were apparently not enough for several U.S. senators.…

Trump, some senior US officials ‘vehemently anti-Palestinian’: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump and some members of his administration are strongly anti-Palestinian and are pursuing a dangerous policy of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, an analyst in California says. Trump and several…

US Leads Boycott Of Talks Aimed At Nuclear Weapons Ban

SHAFAQNA - U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical. Supporters of the potential pact say it’s…

UN chief urges Arab states to unite to tackle unrest in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Arab leaders to set aside their differences to tackle the ongoing unrest in Syria, which has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Speaking…

ISIS Threatens Iran For Protecting Its Jewish Population

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SHAFAQNA - ISIS has released a new propaganda video, this one unusually in Farsi language and directed specifically at Iran, threatening to destroy the current government of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and declaring Khamenei a “cursed person.” The…

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime

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SHAFAQNA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the government of US President Donald Trump for its support of the Tel Aviv regime. Netanyahu also thanked the new US administration over its choice for Washington’s…

Civilian Casualities Surging Under Trump

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SHAFAQNA - The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was…

London attacker visited Saudi Arabia three times, Saudi embassy confirms

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SHAFAQNA -The Saudi embassy in the United Kingdom has confirmed that London attack suspect Khalid Masood visited the kingdom three times, including two stints teaching English there. Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported on Friday that…

UN Human Rights Council condemns Israel's settlement construction

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli regime for violating the rights of the Palestinian people and settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria’s Golan…

UN: At least 400,000 civilians trapped in Mosul with no food or electricity

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SHAFAQNA - Some 400,000 civilians stuck in Mosul’s Old City, held by Islamic State militants, are dealing with food and electricity shortages, making the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believe that “the worst is yet to come” in the…

Forest Hill stabbing: Attacker shouted 'I want to kill a Muslim' while chasing passengers

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SHAFAQNA - A knifeman reportedly stabbed a passenger on a train at Forest Hill station before chasing people outside shouting "I want to kill a Muslim". The attacker allegedly shouted: "Who is a Muslim? I want to kill a Muslim." A 38-year-old…

The UK has made 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid

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SHAFAQNA - Two years ago, Yemen embarked on a civil war that has consumed the country between warring factions. The UK, however, has made around 10 times more in profit from war in Yemen than it has given in aid to the country. Yemen and the…

Right-Wing Groups Attempt To Bomb EU Targets As Greek Tragedy Worsens

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SHAFAQNA - Last week, major financial institutions in Europe were put on notice when letter bombs were sent to the International Monetary Fund and the office of Germany’s financial minister. Only one of those bombs exploded and injuries were…

First picture of Khalid Masood reveals how he went from football-loving teenager to London attacker

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SHAFAQNA - This is the first photo of Khalid Masood, the terrorist responsible for the Westminster attack. Smiling broadly for the camera, he is photographed with school friends who were taking part in a charity five-a-side tournament. The…

Over 230 killed under rubble after ‘US-led raid’ in Mosul

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed under collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a reported US-led airstrike triggered a massive explosion in a residential neighborhood last week. Iraqi…

Refugee boat capsizes off Turkey, 12 killed

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SHAFAQNA - A boat carrying 22 Syrian refugees has capsized off Turkey's Aegean coastal town of Kusadasi, leaving at least 12 people dead and three others unaccounted for. Turkey’s private Dogan news agency reported that there were…

CIA was hacking iPhones one year after launch: WikiLeaks

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SHAFAQNA - Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has claimed the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been hacking Apple products to spy on their owners. The new WikiLeaks release, called Vault 7 “Dark Matter,” was released on Thursday.…

Despite Campaign Promises, Trump Set To Outdo Obama On Military Adventurism

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SHAFAQNA - For some, Donald Trump’s campaign trail claim that he had always been against the Iraq war – a claim that he would also use as a jibe aimed at Hillary Clinton – seemed to signal that he would refrain from sending the United…