In picture: New sanctuary prepared to receive Arbaeen pilgrims

SHAFAQNA- Fatima Sanctuary – next to the Imam Ali Shrine – was opened on 17 October 2018 to receive Arba'een pilgrims.   Photography: Charity Center of the Imam Ali Shrine Recently Added In picture: New sanctuary…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…

Imam Hussain (P) Shrine's Message to the United Nations

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's delegation who was sent to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, America, said that the head of the delegation Dr. Talal Elkamali delivered a speech in which he mentioned the crucial…

Turkey changed the street of the US embassy to the name of a Muslim fighter

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SHAFAQNA- One more time, officials in Turkey have re-named the street in Ankara where a new US embassy building is located. Turkey announces the naming of the street in Ankara, where the embassy building is located, to Malcolm X.  Malcolm…
e. shafaqna ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement, the Iraqi border guard command announced that an ISIS attack foiled on the border with Syria, Al-Iraq news reported.  "ISIS terrorist group took advantage of the bad weather conditions and carried out an attack…

Thousands of Iraqis seek posts in new cabinet

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq’s new authorities determined that a novel option to recruit new ministers was to let members of the public apply for ministerial posts through a special government website. Adel Abdul Mahdi, nominee for Iraqi prime minister,…

Iran came third in Asian Para 2018

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SHAFAQNA- In the Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, Iran came third. Iran para sport squad bagged 51 gold, 42 silver, and 43 bronze medals to sit third in the tournament’s current medals table, IRNA reported. China became…

Erdogan: Turkey military would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates in Syria, removing the Syrian Kurdish forces from the area, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. We will soon destroy the terror nests in the east of the…

Lebanon: Hariri hopes for government formation soon

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SHAFAQNA- Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday said he hoped a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad. Saying the economic situation requires everyone to compromise a bit…

Syrian President offers amnesty to army deserters

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SHAFAQNA - The Syrian government has declared an amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service, giving them several months to take advantage of the amnesty without facing punishment. The fear of conscription, and…

Rome Court of Appeal Invalidates order of seizing Central Bank of Iran’s assets in Italy

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SHAFAQNA- Head of International and Legal Affairs Center of Iran presidency said Rome Court of Appeal rejected requests of some American plaintiffs for seizing nearly $ 5 billion assets of Central Bank of Iran. According to IRNA, Following…

Iran, Turkey to establish a joint bank

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SHAFAQNA- "In order to increasing trade between two countries, Iran and Turkey are looking into a plan to establish a joint bank", Director of the Center for Studies and Research of Iran and Turkey said, adding that two countries plan to expand…

US projection in a new global court against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- One week after US threated to quit the international accord relating to the UN top court's jurisdiction because of its juridical losing against Iran, in a new lawsuit US lawyers requested ICJ to disqualify Iran from being heard at…

Al-Monitor: Saudi stability at lowest level in 50 years

SHAFAQNA-Mohammed bin Salman has a succession of successive and unobtrusive decisions inside and outside Saudi Arabia that has brought under question the future of Saudi Arabia, the Arabic-language al-Monitor reported. The report added,…

Laila Ali Elmi becomes first Muslim woman in Sweden parliament

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SHAFAQNA- Leila Ali Elmi took a seat in the Swedish parliament as the first Somali-Swedish Muslim woman. Somali-Swedish politician Laila Ali Elmi has become the first East African Muslim woman  to be elected to the Swedish National Parliament,…

Al-Baghdadi survived Iranian anti-terrorist attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian missile strike in Syria earlier this month was aimed in part at liquidating Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but he survived just because of his chanceful lateness to the meeting of militant commanders. Jabbar al-Maamouri,…

Lebanon blamed Israel for attempts to split ME

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SHAFAQNA- Lebanon's President Accuses Israel of Trying to 'Split' the Middle East. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun has blamed Israel for attempts to split the Middle East along social and religious lines. “In the Middle East Israel…

Germany to Host ‘Abu-al-Fadhl Abbas (AS)’ Cultural Week

SHAFAQNA- According to Kafeel website, the program will be organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Imam, in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. Seyyed Ahmad Radhi Husseini,…

Video: Jeremy Corbyn Promises to Recognize Palestinian State as Soon as he Takes Office

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SHAFAQNA: “In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said on Wednesday afternoon at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, northwest England.   Read…

ICJ cancelled US humanitarian sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The World Court, the highest United Nations tribunal, on Wednesday ordered the United States to remove pharmaceutical, food, humanitarian and air sanctions against Iran. Judges at the International Court Of Justice handed a victory…

New Heads of Iraq state +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq's Parliment has elected Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country's new president and Salih has named  Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as Prime Minister. After several postponements Iraqi parliament held session tonight…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine educates the blind in Iraq

SHAFAQNA- Noor Al-Hussain Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Persons of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has organized an educational course for the blind in the southern province of Maysan. “The course aims to teach the illiterate…

Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’, demands withdrawal of all foreign troops from Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told to the United Nations General Assembly that his country's "battle against terrorism is almost over", demanding the immediate…

Palestinians call for court to rule US embassy out of Quds

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SHAFAQNA- The Hague-based International Court announced that Palestin filed a case Friday against Washington about moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Quds, after Abbas accused U.S to assault on international law and relevant United Nations…

Foreign Minister of Iraq urges Arab countries to have a Explicit dialogue with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq spoke at the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari has thanked the international community and the United…

The presence of Sheikh Issa Qassim at the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatullah Khoei in London

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SHAFAQNA- At the end of the mourning of the first decade of Muharram, the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatollah Khoei in London held a ceremony dedicated to the glorification of the Servants of Imam Hussain (P). Sheikh Issa Qassim, the leader…

Iran denied requesting a meeting despite Trump claims he rejected meeting Rouhani

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SHAFAQNA- Hours before US leader is expected to defend decision to pull America out of 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran in speech at UN general assembly, saying that "I'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man", Donald Trump claims he rejected requests…

Glorification of the Servants of Imam Hussain (P) at the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatullah Khoei in London

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SHAFAQNA- Glorification of the Servants of Imam Hussain (A.S.) at the Islamic Center of the Grand Ayatullah Khoei , London. Read more from Shafaqna: New images of the mournful march of Ashura in…