US: Ilhan Omar and her daughter's message on Women's March

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SHAFAQNA/ BY Nasibeh Yazdani - Ilhan Omar in a tweet about the Women's March reminds This March Is for the rights of all women, Saying politics and controversy at the Women's March are not the story, but all girls and women are the story. Thousands…

Around the world, people have expressed solidary with Marzieh Hashemi

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SHAFAQNA| By LeilaYazdani : Around the world, people have expressed solidary with Marzieh during this precarious time. Twitter Calls on US to Free Marzieh Hashemi and ,Twitter users are flooding the platform with tweets calling to #FreeMarziehHashemi.…

Video: Iran’s FM says U.S. should immediately release PressTV journalist

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s FM Javad Zarif says U.S. should immediately release PressTV  journalist without further delay.   Read more from Shafaqna: Anti-Iran conference to be held by the US: Why in Warsaw? US SECRETARY OF STATE…

Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations…

Video: U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer.   Read more from Shafaqna: US sanctions ending dollar dominance: Russian expert Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic…

Survey reveals misconceptions, opinions houstonians have about Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna : Houstonians interviewed for a survey about Muslims are significantly mistaken about the size of that community nationwide and have positive and negative opinions about the people who form it. That is the main takeaway of…

Efforts to oust Muslim vice-chair of Texas county GOP failed

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SHAFAQNA- An attempt to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim failed. The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram. In…

Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

Anti-Iran conference to be held by the US: Why in Warsaw?

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Warsaw will host dozens of countries on February at the request of the US to build pressure on Tehran. The summit was denounced by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on…

Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her congressional Office World Map

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SHAFAQNA- Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian Muslim woman in U.S congress, replaced Israel with Palestine on the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC. One of the founding myths of Israel is the non-existence of the Palestinian…

US: Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Young Muslims from across the US have spent their weekends clearing trash from national parks affected by the partial government shutdown. In Philadelphia, more than a dozen volunteers gathered in the rain on Saturday to clear rubbish…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: President Trump needs to end shameful shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Barbara Jean Lee , the U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district, slams Trump for US government shutdown, saying President Trump needs to stop playing games with people’s livelihoods and end this shameful shutdown. “…

Video: Elizabeth Warren will be nominated in the next US presidential election

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SHAFAQNA- Elizabeth Warren, Senator of  Massachusetts State and Vice Chairman of the Democrats' Faction in the Senate, will be nominated in the next presidential election in 2020. She is one of the most popular leading senators and a famous…

US sanctions ending dollar dominance: Russian expert

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: An analyst working for the Institute of Economics at the Russian Academy of Sciences said the US sanctions against other countries such as Russia, Iran and China would end the US dollar's dominance in the world. Alexander…

Two Muslim Women in U.S congress were sworn in on Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - On Thursday, the day of the official swearing-in of the 116th Congress, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar ,the first two Muslim women in U.S congress, swore in on the Holy Quran. Rashida Tlaib, an American-born…

VIDEO: Congress empty as US government shutdown persists

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Congress halls appear empty amid US federal shutdown. The shutdown will extend into next week when the Senate is set to adjourn. President Trump has threatened to “entirely” block US-Mexico border over the $5 billion…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Ilhan Omar: Trump shuts down the government over a wall

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SHAFAQNA- Ilhan Omar one of the first Muslim women in U.S congress said in twitter that Trump shuts down the government over a wall that Americans don’t want. A waste of billions of dollars. The  U.S government partially shut down at…

US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

Photos: Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A) was held at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) with the presence of Glendale city church pastor Todd Leonard and Prof. Johnny Ramirez-Johnson.  …

‘You are loved’: Threatened Muslim girl receives 500 supportive notes

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SHAFAQNA- Two weeks after receiving the threats, 10-year-old Muslim girl receives 500 interfaith letters of support from all over the United States. The Muslim child, a fifth-grade student at Hemenway Elementary School, discovered a note…

Texas Republicans want to remove Muslim from Vice Chair Post of Local GOP

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SHAFAQNA- Some GOP leaders in Tarrant County in Texas want to remove Shahid Shafi from local GOP leadership, because he’s Muslim. This issue is a controversial effort that began months ago when a small group of local Republicans began pushing…

Facing Sharp blame on Saudi Ties, U.S. claims Iranian Threat Growing

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SHAFAQNA- Facing increasing pressure to end all U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen, The Trump administration on Thursday attempted a deflection, accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports and threatens…

Trump faces criticism for not visiting troops overseas

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump portrays himself as a gung-ho supporter of the US military, but over a year and a half into his tenure the president has yet to visit American troops in a war zone. Since Trump took office, about 60 American service…

Rashida Tlaib: "I can show Trump how to follow the law"

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SHAFAQNA- One of the First Muslim women in U.S congress, Rashida Tlaib, criticized Trump for violating The “rule of law”,  tweeting “I can show Trump how to follow the law” . Trump’s assault on the rule of law : The “rule of…

First Muslim woman in U.S Congress Slams Gassing Of Asylum Seekers

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SHAFAQNA- The first Muslim woman in Congress, Ilhan Omar criticized the Trump administration's asylum policies, tweeting “This is life and death for asylum seekers! This can’t persist. Seeking. Asylum. Is. Legal.” US agents have fired…

10-year-old Muslim girl in Massachusetts receives threatening notes

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim elementary school student has received threatening notes at a school in Massachusetts, and police are investigating death threats as a hate crime. The family of this 10-year-old Muslim girl says they just want the person…

Video: Employment, training and English classes for refugee women in Texas clothing company

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SHAFAQNA: This Dallas, Texas clothing company employs and empowers refugee women by providing on-the-job training plus daily English classes.   Read more from Shafaqna: Mohammad Salah with Syrian Refugee Kid Syrians return…