Eid shopping across Pakistan in full swing

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Eid shopping in full swing across Pakistan and almost all markets in different cities of the county are crowded with people buying new clothes and other accessories on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. Eid-al-Fitr is the Islamic…

Kim signed a "historic" agreement with an untrustworthy negotiator

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SHAFAQNA - The US and North Korean leaders have signed an agreement after historic talks held in Singapor, while Iran has warned North Korea that President Donald Trump is not a trustworthy negotiator. Trump and Kim arrived in the signing…

Rouhani: a secure and stable Afghanistan is a must for regional security

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: President Rouhani described a secure and stable Afghanistan a must for regional security and development and stressed that Tehran always supports peace and stability in Afghanistan.    President Rouhani described a secure…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

There are Muslims in Tibet, too

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SHAFAQNA - Mention Tibet, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Dalai Lama and Buddhism. However, Muslims have been as much a part of the fabric of Tibetan culture as their Buddhist counterparts. It is hard to…

Renowned Pakistani religious scholar calls for Muslim unity to help oppressed Palestinians

SHAFAQNA - Renowned religious scholar and president of Federation of Pakistan’s Shia seminaries Allama Syed Riaz Hussain Najafi has expressed concern on the disunity of the governments of the Muslim majority countries due to which enemies…

Prominent Kashmiri Shia scholar 'Agha Syed Hassan' leads protest against massacre in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Anjumna Shari Shian Friday organized a massive protest demonstration against massacre of innocent people of Palestine by Israeli Forces in Central Kashmir’s Budgam. Thousands of people participated in the protest demonstration…

China reportedly holding thousands of Muslims in internment camps

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SHAFAQNA - Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist…

Japanese victims of forced sterilization file more lawsuits over inhumane eugenics law

SHAFAQNA - Three Japanese pensioners have filed separate lawsuits against the government over irreversible damage caused by forced sterilization conducted under Japan’s eugenics law, which was in place for almost 50 years. Faced with…

Afghan police kill would-be suicide bomber in Kabul

SHAFAQNA - Afghan police shot dead a suicide bomber on Monday as he was apparently preparing to attack an outdoor blood donor facility in a busy area of central Kabul, officials said. As the man approached the center, in a park in the Shar-e…

Burma Muslims jailed for praying in the street

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SHAFAQNA - Seven Muslim men have reportedly been jailed in Burma (Myanmar) for three months for organising Muslim prayers in the street about a year ago, after local Islamic schools were shuttered prior to the holy month of Ramadan. According…

Top Pakistani cleric 'Allama Sajid Naqvi' condemns Shia genocide in Quetta, DI Khan

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan Shia Ulema Council chief Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi has condemned the recent unabated targeted murders of innocent Shia Muslims in Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan and demanded immediate action to eliminate terrorist network. He…

At Least 4 Killed in Twin Blasts in Kabul

SHAFAQNA - The attacks came just a week after a blast at a voter registration center killed 60 people, in the wake of warnings by security officials against the risk of increasing attacks ahead of parliamentary elections planned in October. Monday’s…

Life on Seoul’s ‘Muslim Street’

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SHAFAQNA - “Koreans who have visited Turkey visit my shop for these sweets,” says Ebru Uzun, the Turkish proprietor of a Turkish bakeshop in Itaewon, the Muslim district of Seoul. “This street is the home of halal food in Seoul, it’s…

Renowned Pak Shia scholar 'Allama Jafari' warns GB govt. against occupation of Baltistan land

SHAFAQNA -  Renowned Shia Muslim religious scholar Allama Shaikh Mohammad Jafari has warned the Gilgit-Baltistan government of stiff resistance and public reaction if it occupies Baltistan land in the name of Khalsa Sarkar anymore. Speaking…

At least 3 killed, 30 injured in IED blast on wedding in NW Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - At least three people were killed and 30 others injured on Friday by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at a wedding ceremony in northwestern Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan, local officials confirmed. “The…

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims reportedly in detention in Xinjiang, China

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SHAFAQNA - US Diplomat Laura Stone said last week that the crackdown and curtailment of rights of the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in China is worsening, amidst reports that several thousand people are being held in so-called re-education…

Two Shia Muslims martyred in terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - Two Shia Muslims from Hazara community hailing from Balochistan Shia Conference embraced martyrdom while third was injured in a terrorist attack in Quetta's Western Bypass area on Sunday. Police sources said Shia martyrs were…

A Shia Muslim shopkeeper is gunned down in Pakistan's Quetta

SHAFAQNA - A shopkeeper belonging to the Shia Hazara community was martyred in a terrorist attack in Quetta on Wednesday, police said. Takfiri terrorists have been claiming responsibility for Shia genocide and targeted murders of other communities…

Halal Certified Restaurants on Rise in Singapore, More Tolerance Needed

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SHAFAQNA - With the increase in the number of Halal Certified restaurants, or restaurants that are currently in the process of getting their Halal Certification, in Singapore, more tolerance is needed from those of other races. Many have…

Myanmar's First Rohingya Repatriation is 'A Deception’ call rights groups

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SHAFAQNA - Rights groups are expressing skepticism over the announcement that Myanmar has repatriated the first Rohingya Muslim family, despite warnings from the UN. "This is a deception," Rohingya Blogger, a watchdog and Rohingya rights…

Brunei Sultan Urges Introducing Congregational Prayers at Schools

SHAFAQNA - "In Arabic and religious schools, congregational prayer is held, either at the surau (an Islamic assembly building) or the nearby mosque. This is very good to be continued, not only for students but also for parents and guardians…

Senior Kashmiri Shia leader condemns Kulgam killings

SHAFAQNA - Senior Kashmiri Shia leader, Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi expressed deep anguish over the “massacre” of innocent people going on continuously in the Valley due to “stubborn attitude of government of New Delhi regarding the…

War Crimes Prosecutor Seeks Jurisdiction over Rohingya Muslim Deportations

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SHAFAQNA - A ruling affirming jurisdiction could pave the way for Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to investigate the deportation of many thousands of Rohingya Muslims, though Myanmar is unlikely to cooperate. “This is not an abstract question…

Official Says Malaysia Committed to Promoting Quranic Activities

SHAFAQNA - He said this was reflected through the government's policies and programs to empower a Quranic society which includes organizing Recitation and Memorization of the Quran Ceremony. "Many efforts had been done by the government…

Indian editor arrested for fake news on Muslims attacking a monk

SHAFAQNA - Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said Friday. Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested in southern Karnataka state on Thursday…

Prominent Pakistani Shia scholar escapes takfiri-led attack

SHAFAQNA - Reports from Pakistan confirmed that prominent Shia scholar barely escaped an attack on his life. Pakistani security guards foiled the attempted murder on Allama Mousavi - renowned Shia religious scholar and secretary general…

Daesh Attack Near Shia Mosque in Western Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - A suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday. The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility…