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…

Israel and Russia are NOT on the verge of war. They are allies!

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SHAFAQNA - The alternative media community, especially its social media iteration, is experiencing collective psychosis in hallucinating that “Israel” and Russia are on the verge of war with one another. The prevailing narrative is that…

Daesh executed hundreds of detainees, buried bodies in Mosul mass grave: HRW

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SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Daesh terrorist group has executed possibly hundreds of detainees in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul and buried them in a mass grave that could be the largest one discovered in the country so far. Witnesses…

Syria War: Damascus Hit With Fresh Assault By Militants

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SHAFAQNA - Rebels on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack just a few kilometers from the center of the capital. An AFP journalist in east Damascus and a monitor…

Why Hollywood is to blame for Islamophobia in America - Muslim Vibe

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SHAFAQNA - “Hollywood was a place that we were allowed to watch, but not allowed to be a part of. That’s just the way it was.” It was interesting to see that American filmmakers were intent on creating a movie about the 2013 Boston…

Israel accused of apartheid at UN Human Rights Council

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SHAFAQNA - A number of delegates at the latest United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) session have censured Israel over human rights violations against Palestinians, and accused the Tel Aviv regime of "apartheid." Among those accusing…

Cameroon expelled 2,600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

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SHAAFQNA - More than 2,600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Takfiri militants have been forced to go home since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday. Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko…

UK Joins US in Banning Electronic Devices on Flights from Muslim Countries

SHAFAQNA - The United Kingdom has followed the United States in banning electronic devices on passenger flights from several Muslim-majority countries, reports say. On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a ban…

Norway: South Sudan Crisis is Man-Made, Government Must Act

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SHAFAQNA - Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. Borge Brende says…

The Fatwa you Didn’t Hear about that Should be Going Viral

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SHAFAQNA - Unfortunately, positive Muslim stories don’t happen to make the news, neither do positive fatwas by leading Muslim scholars (I mean, who wants to read about that, right?) 2 weeks ago, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Najaf, Iraq,…

Saudis urge UN to control Yemeni port after botch

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia and its allies have urged the United Nations to assume control of a Houthi-held Yemeni port where scores of refugees were killed Friday in an aerial attack blamed on Riyadh. At least 44 people lost their lives…

Mosul Family Fleeing Airstrike Loses 10 year old child to IED

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SHAFAQNA - An Iraqi family from Mosul, one of hundreds caught in crossfire of the US-supported operation in the city, told Ruptly how a coalition airstrike forced them out of their home, only to face sniper fire and a fatal IED. RT’s…