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…

‘West Funded Creation of "Islamist Fundamentalism" & Terror’ – Ken Livingstone

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SHAFAQNA - It never occurred to Jimmy Carter he was lighting the fuse leading to 9/11 when he gave arms to the mujahideen in Afghanistan. The West played a large role in the creation of Islamist extremism and terrorism, former London mayor…

More than 40 refugees killed in helicopter attack on boat in Yemen while trying to flee civil war

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SHAFAQNA - More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed in an attack on a boat off the coast of Yemen while attempting to flee the country’s brutal civil war. Coastguard authorities in the Houthi Ansarullah stronghold of Hodeida said…

U.S. Army Announces Troops Will Stay In Syria After ISIS Defeat

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SHAFAQNA - As the Syrian conflict has dragged on for the better part of six years, foreign troops have continually played a major role in the fighting and in the conflict’s escalation, causing some to comment that Syria’s so-called civil…

UN official forced to resign over Israel report

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SHAFAQNA - A senior United Nations official has resigned due to coercive measures used against her to withdraw a UN report revealing Israel’s imposition of an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians. Jordanian Rima Khalaf, 64, who is a highly…

S Sudan Government still Buying Arms Despite Famine

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SHAFAQNA - South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report. UN…

Yemenis protest in Sana’a against ongoing Saudi aggression

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SHAFAQNA - Yemenis have taken to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, in protest against the ongoing Saudi aggression as well as the blockade against the impoverished country. The protesters gathered in Bab al-Yemen square on Friday, highlighting…

Dennis Kucinich: Why are we at war in Syria?

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SHAFAQNA - The United States government is now at war in Syria, with nearly 1,000 combat-ready U.S. troops providing artillery and air support in the north. We have put our troops in an impossible and perilous position, with enemies on all…

EU seeks UN probe into crimes by Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The European Union has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate widespread crimes being committed by the government armed forces against persecuted Rohingya Muslims…

Saudi Airstrike leaves Seven Yemeni Fishermen Dead

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SHAFAQNA - At least seven people have lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets carried out an airstrike off the coast of Yemen's western province of Hudaydah as the Riyadh regime continues its atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against…

Trump Admin. Will Appeal Against Travel Ban Rulings: White House

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SHAFAQNA - The White House says it will appeal against the rulings of two federal judges who blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations. Spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday the…

US must not sell arms to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: Amnesty

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SHAFAQNA - A leading human rights group has called on the United States not to approve pending weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, warning that such sales could implicate Washington in war crimes. In a letter to US President Donald…

UN's Food Agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis Face Famine

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SHAFAQNA - The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes. In a report issued on Wednesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that…

Car bomb hits Iraq's Tikrit, kills at least seven

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SHAFAQNA - At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb attack that hit a busy street in Iraq’s central city of Tikrit. The explosion rocked al-Ataba street, which is packed with medical clinics and shops, on Wednesday. Scores…

Lone Syrian Children Hardest Hit by Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations children's fund has expressed concerns about the plight of the Syrian children affected by the country's six-year-long conflict, saying those kids separated from their families are the most vulnerable. The…

Bahrain's Al Khalifa Regime has Failed to Wage War on Shias

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SHAFAQNA - A political analyst says a recent decision by a Bahraini court to postpone the trial of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim clearly shows the ruling Al Khalifah regime has badly failed in its heavy-handed crackdown on the ethnic Shia…

31 Killed in Damascus Court House Bombing

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SHAFAQNA - A terrorist bomb explosion has rocked a court building in the Syrian capital Damascus, leaving scores of people dead and injured. Syria's official news agency SANA reported that Takfiri terrorists detonated a bomb on Wednesday…

Employers Can Ban Wearing Islamic Headscarves in Europe

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SHAFAQNA - The European Union's top court has ruled that employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols; a decision critics say is a direct attack on Muslim women wearing hijab at work. The European Court of…

UN expert warns Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has expressed concern that the Southeast Asian country may be seeking to "expel" all members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community from its territory. Addressing the UN Human Rights…

Despite Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - In the 2016 election cycle, then-candidate Donald Trump drew widespread support for opposing military adventurism by the United States in the Middle East, famously slamming “dumb wars” like Iraq that cost lives and money and…

Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China

SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric was a cocktail of ostensibly nationalist economics and isolationist foreign policy that was viewed by much of the punditocracy as a sharp break from traditional U.S. policy. But while…

Revised Muslim Ban, Unchanged Motivations

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SHAFAQNA - After a botched roll-out in January, President Donald Trump today signed a new version of his executive order to ban immigration to the United States from a number of Muslim-majority countries. The text of the new order removes Iraq…

Pollution Responsible For A Quarter of Deaths of Young Children, says WHO

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SHAFAQNA - Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation the leading causes. The reports found polluted…

Sudanese Court Jails Rights Activists

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SHAFAQNA -  A court in Sudan has sentenced three human rights campaigners to one year in jail each after convicting them in a case of fake reports, their defense lawyer says. Nabil Adeeb confirmed on Sunday that a judge had found the three,…

"Alternative Intelligence and Justifying Wars; Will Trump's America Repeat History?

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SHAFAQNA - A former CIA analyst assigned to work on the Bush administration’s attempt to link Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda is warning that the Trump’s administration may be adopting the same model of “alternative intelligence” that led…

Rise Of Islamophobia; Mosque Burnings

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SHAFAQNA - While Sept. 11 is most often remembered as a day that drastically changed U.S. foreign and domestic policy, particularly due to the advent of the never-ending “War on Terror,” many American Muslims look back on the event as…

Commemorating martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in Manchester Islamic Centre, UK

12 nights of programmes (from 2 to 13 October 2016) to commemorate martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in Manchester Islamic Centre. Address: 5 Sydney Street, Manchester M1 7HB.

Commemorating martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in Manchester, UK

Event Details: Date: Sunday 2nd October - Thursday 13th October 2016 Time: 7:30PM SHARP Venue: Jaffaria Islamic Centre, Moss Lane East, M14 4PX Speaker: Shaykh Muhammad Abbas Panju