Photos: SUDANES PRESIDENT IS FIRST ARAB LEADER TO VISIT SYRIA SINCE WAR BEGAN

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SHAFAQNA- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago. Syria's state-run news agency SANA said al-Bashir was greeted on Sunday at the capital's…

A municipal "Islamic consulting center" sets up for the new year in Bayern, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Eugen-Biser foundation is organizing a municipal "Islamic consulting center in Bayern" for the new year. This Foundation is organized for German people to live in peaceful coexistence and have a democratic community.  For this purpose,…

Iraqi Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown

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SHAFAQNA- Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said she plans to build a hospital with prize money in her hometown in northern Iraq for victims of sexual abuse. Murad, The Yazidi survivor was speaking…

BAHRAIN: FIRST WOMAN ELECTS AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Parliament elected a woman as a speaker for the first time in its history. She ran for the first time in 2006 and lost, but she went ahead again in 2014 and once again could not win. Fawzia Zainal made the breakthrough…

Assad says Syria reconstruction cost almost $ 400 billion

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SHAFAQNA- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion , Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s…

For the first time in Karbala – university for women to be open soon

SHAFAQNA- The Imam Hussain Shrine has announced obtaining the Iraqi Ministry of Education’s approval to open a university for women in the holy city of Karbala. Deputy Secretary-General of the Imam Hussain Shrine Afdhel EshShamei said,…

The Meritorious Lady

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SHAFAQNA- She was born in Medina on the 5th of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal in the 6th year of the Hijra. Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) was overjoyed at the birth of his first grand daughter and named her Zainab, which means Ornament of the Father.…

Zarif, Lavrov discussed Syria crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held a phone conversation on Wednesday over a number of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. During the talks, the two sides conferred…

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Photos: Celebration of the anniversary of victory over ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Victory Makers celebrate the anniversary of victory over ISIS. Read more from shafaqna: ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women

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SHAFAQNA- Violence against women is a global pandemic. It affects women of all ages, classes and races. The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women. According to UN Women, 37 per cent of Arab women have experienced…

Indonesia: Political use of mosques banned

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SHAFAQNA- The Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques for political activities. According to Iran's Cultural Adviser in Indonesia, the Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques as means of practical political…

Physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is Improving

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's prominent cleric Sayyid Abdullah al-Gharifi said that the physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is improving. Al-Gharifi, the prominent Bahraini scholar, made remarks about Sheikh Issa Qassim's latest state of health,…

Berlin: Authorities are unresponsive to Mosque attacks

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SHAFAQNA- At least 14 cases of mosque attacks have been registered in Berlin since 2016. It was mostly about right-wing and Islamophobic acts of unknown perpetrators, as the Senate administration stated after a request by Greens MPs in a response…

Zarif: Iran will punish terrorists & their masters

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned Chabahar terror attack, saying Iran will bring terrorists & their masters to justice. Javad Zarif‏ reacts to the car bomb attack in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar…

Bahrain: 994 women are detained for demanding “freedom and democracy”

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores…

Video: Pope Francis praised the freedom of a hearing-impaired child who climbed onto the stage to play around him

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SHAFAQNA- Pope Francis praised the freedom of a hearing-impaired child who climbed onto the stage to play around him.

Jewish-Muslim cooperation in Scotland against antiSemitism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Council of Scotland and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities have agreed a set of concrete steps to expand cooperation between the two faith communities and to “setting up a ‘ faith-specific social care service. The…

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…

Ethnic Muslim fighter eyes Myanmar’s kickboxing crown

SHAFAQNA- This December he will fight for the title in the national championship of traditional Lethwei, considered by many as one of the world's most brutal martial arts. Tun Tun Min, an ethnic Mon and Muslim, became Myanmar's youngest open-weight…

Iraqis slam Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqi condemned Saudi coalition war crimes in Yemen. Gathering in one of the main squares in Baghdad and carrying placards, they expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Yemen. They also urged governments…

Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change

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SHAFAQNA- Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why women are the agents of change.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan…

US Congress to sanction resistance groups in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The US Congress, In another attempt to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs, finalised a draft bill late on Tuesday on sanctioning resistance groups. Asaib Ahl Al Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba militias will be subjected…

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…