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…

U.S. arrivals in Iran up 27% in 7 months on year

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: A total of 1,665 U.S. nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), an increase of 27 percent year on year. “1,665 Americans visited Iran during…

Video: Churches of Isfahan, Iran

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SHAFAQNA- There are 13 churches in the Jolfa region of Isfahan, Iran, which with their spectacular architectures and designs show the culture, civilization and coexistence of religions in this city.

India's lower house passes anti-Muslim citizenship bill

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SHAFAQNA- India's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but not Muslims, sparking protests in the country's northeast. The legislation, which still needs the approval…

Qanats offer clues to ancient way of life in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: For thousands of years, qanat systems have supplied water to agricultural and permanent settlements in arid regions of Iran, tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground…

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. “…

Arab League econ meeting in vain without Syria: Lebanese analyst

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: In an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a Lebanese analyst said the Arab League economic meeting in Beirut will be useless without Syria and urged the Lebanese government to invite Syria to pave the way…

Palestinian students ‘compelled to drop dreams because of financial cuts’

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: For students attending schools funded by the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, (UNRWA), uncertainty over the future has become a constant worry, said the agency’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Matthias Schmale. UNRWA…

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…

GERMANY: COLOGNE HOST "THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE"

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SHAFAQNA- The Turkish religious authority Diyanet has organized a three-day conference entitled "The Future of Muslims in Europe" in Cologne. Representatives of Islamic religious communities from Germany and Europe, academics, activists and…

Video: An Egyptian artist creates masterpieces using his mouth to paint

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SHAFAQNA- This Egyptian artist creates masterpieces using his mouth to paint.

Photos: Birds migrate to Hawizeh Marshes

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Hawizeh Marshes are the permanent marshes located between Iran-Iraq Border fed by Iran’s Karkheh River and Iraq’s Tigris River and their bifurcations. The marshes are 450 thousand hectares in extent in which a third of…

Photos: More than 1000 Female students honored by The al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine honors more than 1,000 female students in the fifth annual ceremony of the students wearing the Iraqi abaya. Al-'Ameed University of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has hosted on Friday morning…

Photos: Delegations of Britain and America had the Honor to visit the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali : A delegation from the al-Urwah al-Wuthqa Association, including a number of High-Degree holders from Britain and America, visited the Holy Shrine of the Commander of the Faithful (PBUH). The delegation met with the member…

Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley. A massive protest…

UN: Saudi trial into Khashoggi killing not sufficient

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: The United Nations Human Rights Office spokeswoman said on Friday that a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "not sufficient." Speaking to press members in Geneva,…

Imam Hussain Shrine and Sunni Muslim Endowment Bureau agreement on manuscript restoration

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Center for Manuscript Restoration for cross-fertilizing ideas and exchanging expertise has been recently visited by a delegation from a center for manuscript restoration, affiliated with the Sunni Muslim…

Iran's productions broadcasting in Bosnian networks increasing

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The director of the Sahar TV Network announced the development of cooperation and broader broadcasting of the network's products via Bosnian media. Alireza Soleimanizadeh in a meeting with the new ambassador of Bosnia and…

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…

Mukhtar al-Thaqafy

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SHAAFQNA- Mukhtar bin Abu Ubaid bin Masoud al-Thaqafy was born in Taif City, 1 A.H. Mukhtar 's father loyally believed in Islam. He led the Muslim army to conquer Persia. An elephant killed him at the Battle of al-Jisr. So, his son Jubair…

Video: Advanced stages of constructing the largest hospital for cancer in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Advanced stages of building Imam Hussain Hospital for Cancer have been achieved, the Imam Hussain Shrine announced. The hospital is going to contribute to providing cancer patients with the medical services they need,…

Muslim volunteers help give Richmond a clean and tidy start to 2019

SHAFAQNA- More than 60 young people were up early morning (January 1) to pick up rubbish left behind in in Richmond, following the New Year's Eve revelry. The youth group, has almost 9,000 members across the UK and focuses on helping young…

Int’l Conference on Peace and Justice to be held in March 2019

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Islamic World Peace Forum will hold the International Conference on Peace and Justice with an emphasis on the thoughts of the Late Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei and under…

Doors of Arab world open for Bashar al-Assad: Expert

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: An expert on international affairs saying that the US strategy has changed in Syria, stressed that the travels of officials from some Arab countries to Syria show that the doors of the Arab world have been opened on president…

Iran MPs reviewing economic cooperation with Iraq, Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Rapporteur of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi said on Sunday that the Iranian parliament examined grounds to expand economic cooperation with Iraq and Syria. In the meeting, the latest…

Iranian Envoy criticizes silence over Saudi's use of Darfur children soldiers in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: The Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad criticized the silence of foreign-based Persian-language media over deploying Darfur children soldiers in Yemen war. In a Sunday tweet, he wrote, “the New York Times…

Photos: Events to mark the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra (S.A) in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- The Shia community of Cologne, Germany held a series of events to mark the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra (PBUH). The Mawkib of Abbess Al-Shakeri conducted a ceremony, ”the raid on Imam Ali’s house” play and the Fatima Al-Zahra’s…

Kurds U-Turn to Syrian government sign of US ruined plan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The head of the Russian-Arab States Friendship Association and senior Russian diplomat believes that the Syrian Kurds' U-turn to the Syrian government and the control of the Syrian army over Manbij is sign of the US ruined plan…