Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Barnet Graduate organises interfaith conference between Muslim and Jewish women

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SHAFAQNA- Saha ran the conference last Sunday with Sally Patterson, from Primrose Hill, who is currently the Equalities, Liberation and Access sabbatical officer at Bristol Student’s Union and a campaigner against hatred and division in the…

Annual Islamophobia Conference took place by IHRC in London

SHAFAQNA- IHRC’s annual Islamophobia Conference took place for the fifth consecutive time on this week. The location was particularly fitting as this year’s theme was ‘Islamophobia and Silencing Criticism…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

Can ISIS regroup?

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SHAFAQNA- University of Maryland study shows that ISIL has lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled and global attacks fell by a fifth. To understand the future of this armed organisation, it is necessary to understand the people…

Is 'Gilets Jaunes' a French version of a much more global phenomenon?

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani - In his first speak to the French people after four weeks of anti-government protest (gilets jaunes) movement, Macron said he took his "share of responsibility" for the anger in France and promise to respond…

Islam Teaches Peace And Respect to Everyone And Everything Created

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a revert to Islam, Fatima, from Norway, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Sister Fatima! Rahyafte Team (related to Edoardo AgnelliIslamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also…

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city. Earlier representatives from Yemen’s Houthi and the internationally recognised government held direct talks for the first time in Sweden on Sunday in what is seen…

Mogherini: EU's SPV could be in place by year's end

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union will establish a financial mechanism, also known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran before year end, European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. “I will expect…

WORLD WAR 3 SCENARIOS AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY AND THE PLANET

SHAFAQNA- Global Vision 2000 the International Islamic thinktank held an one day thinktank event in London on World War 3 scenarios and the future of humanity and the planet. This was a launching of it’s ground breaking work on eschatology…

ANSARULLAH: CLOSING SANA’A AIRPORT IS A WAR CRIME

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SHAFAQNA- "Former Saudi-backed government in Yemen will not take control of Aden airport and closing Sana’a airport is a war crime", head of Ansarullah delegation Muhammad Abdul salam said in Sweden peace talks, according to Al-Masirah TV…

My Mom Never Forced Islam on Me

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SHAFAQNA- Eva is a German revert who lives in Germany. She is now 35 years old. This is her conversion story:   When I was thirteen years old, my mom embraced Islam. It was strange.   You know, being thirteen, everything…

90,000 mosques across Turkey to raise money for Yemen

SHAFAQNA- The collection of donations will begin after Friday prayers in 90,000 mosques across Turkey. Those wishing to participate in the charity campaign can also send a text message with the word YEMEN to 5601 to donate 10 Turkish liras…

Taliban Spokesman: We just negotiate with US

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SHAFAQNA- Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the publication of the negotiating team's list with the Taliban is pointless because the group know US as the only decision maker. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid,…

Chabahar’s Inhumane terror attack was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : Terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Chabahar…

Afghan MP: Fight Against Terrorism is the most Important goal of Region

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SHAFAQNA- President of the Afghan Parliament said that Combating terrorism and strengthening regional cooperation is the most important goal of the governments of Tehran, Kabul, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad and Ankara. “Terrorism has never…

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US “economic terrorism” against Iran and warnned of a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain these issues. “US…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

OPEC decides to cut 1.2m bpd to rebalance oil markets

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SHAFAQNA- OPEC concluded its 175th meeting with an accord to remove 1.2 million barrels a day of crude from the market, with non-OPEC allies including Russia taking a 400,000 barrel-a-day share. Iran will be exempted from such a cut due to sanctions. Oil-producing…

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over anti-Muslim policies

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SHAFAQNA-  The now former president of the party took Ukip to 3rd place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum. He was dismayed by Batten’s policies and his decision to appoint…

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against…

Yemen peace talks start with Agreement to exchange prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners at the start of peace talks in Sweden that aim to end Yemen civil war that called the "worst humanitarian crisis" by UN. The peace talk is set to last a week in the…

Terrorist attack in Iran's Chabahar: 4 killed, several injured

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SHAFAQNA- In a suicide attack in front of the Police Headquarters in Iran’s Chabahar this morning, 4 killed, several injured. According to early reports, explosion and shooting were heard in Iran’s southeastern port Chabahar near…

EU must act soon if it wants to keep the nuclear agreement alive

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US’ pressures. The US pullout from the JCPOA on May 8, and its “illegal”…

Increase of hate crimes against Muslims in Canada

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SHAFAQNA- The number of hate crimes targeting Muslims were up by more than 200 percent last year in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Much like in the U.S., Canada has become politically more divided in recent years over issues…