en shafaqna BEIJING IS LAUNCHING A MINI-MARSHALL PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

The Call of Karbala and the Awe of Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA - From the time I embraced Islam over thirty years ago, I was aware of the importance of visiting the Prophets, Messengers, Imams, and other Friends of Allah, peace and blessings be upon them all.   As the Most Merciful of…

Iranian Lawyer: Saudi Arabia is a bargainer, won't be boycotted

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SHAFAQNA- "The reality is that the international arena are always pursuing their interests and Saudi Arabia has always been a bargainer. Never forgot that UN changed its vote on the Yemen' worst humanitarian crisis, due to Riyadh's threat to…

Iran's ambassador to Turkey denied the evacuation of Embassy

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SHAFAQNA- In an interview with the IRNA, Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that the suicide attack on the Iran embassy in Ankara was only a threat, emphasizing that no special action was taken and the situation…

Saudi Arabia is facing political and economic isolation over Khashoggi’s fate

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SHAFAQNA- The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. There has been cold…

US-led coalition in Deir Ezzor: Evacuating ISIS members and using white phosphorus

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SHAFAQNA- A week after Syrian publication accused US of transporting Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor, on Saturday local sources reported that US coalition strikes Syrian town using banned white phosphorus. War in Syria won't end while the…

I Find Islam to be the Only Religion which is Scientific

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Simone! Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also for the time you allocated to us. First of all please tell us about yourself. (Name, country,…

Washington Irving: Under the blazing sun, stood the immortal Hussain

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SHAFAQNA- Washington Irving, American Author, said about Imam Hussain (a.s.), “It was possible for Hussain to save his life by submitting himself to the will of Yazid, but his responsibility as a reformer did not allow him to accept Yazid’s…

Special stations erected along the roads leading to Karbala during Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA- The Quran House of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has launched the Quranic Stations Project for Arbaeen under the auspices of the Islamic Seminary in Najaf. “The project was launched with the approach of the largest religious pilgrimage…

International counseling to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Following US restrictions on global trading with Iran, international counseling has started to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran. If it happens, this motivation is one step forward to free Europe from excessive dependence…

Yemen: We target the bases of aggressive countries

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SHAFAQNA- "Yemeni strikes which is planned to be increased within two months, will target the bases of aggressive countries", Abdullah Salam Al-Hakimi, a diplomat in Yemen foreign ministry said. "We have resisted for four years and now our…

Nikkie Haley: US envoy in UN who increased oppression of human rights

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SHAFAQNA- A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, will  resign her post as the US ambassador to the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy for defending…

Iran oil exports can never be reduced to zero

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SHAFAQNA-  Saudi Arabia officials have been claiming they are able to offset Iranian losses in Oil export under U.S. pressure. But, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the market will never buy Saudi Arabia’s claim that it has been…

Khashoggi issue: the new Saudi challenge

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish officials believe that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and his body later driven from the compound. But Saudi Arabia has denied it, insisting Mr. Khashoggi left shortly…

British journalist: Fatwa of Grand Ayatollah Sistani refuted the West's misconceptions towards Islam

SHAFAQNA- British journalist Robert Carter confirmed that the Fatwa of Grand Ayatollah Sistani refuted the West's misconceptions towards Islam and that the fatwa was issued for the Shias only, pointing out that the truth reveals the verdict…

Liaquat Ali Khan: Like Hussain, always stay in the path of truth and justice

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SHAFAQNA- Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first Prime minister, said about Imam Hussain (a.s.), “The martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.) teach us a lesson that whatever the problems or dangers we face, we must not be afraid of it, and must not…

War on children: 164% rise in Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project, civilian casualties in Yemen have raised 164 percent since June “dramatically” when the Saudi-led coalition launched its brutal siege against the Red Sea port city…

MBS to Trump: We’ve bought everything with money

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump has warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last “two weeks" without the backing of the US military. But Bin Salman noted that the two-week timeframe was “not accurate,” as Saudi Arabia existed long before…

Iran PMs approved joining CFT

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Parliament approved a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Parliament's open session on Sunday morning was attended by Parliament…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Reviewing the Taf tragedy is important historically, socially and politically

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:  The Supreme Religious Authority has stated that reviewing the Taf tragedy is important historically, socially and politically. Therefore, the brothers who competent should seek to know the repercussion of the tenth day…

The ceremony of Carpet Washing held in Mashhad-e-Ardehal +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Qalishuyan (carpet washing) ritual was held in Kashan, Iran, with great gathering of people in Sultan Ali (AS) mausoleum, a descendant of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS). Sultan Ali was Imam Sadeq’s brother who came to Kashan, with people’s…

In commemoration of Hideous Crime – as Supreme Religious Authority described – committed by exploding Eskereyain Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- The shrines of the holy city of Kerbela, and the followers of the Ahlul-Bayet (Peace Be Upon Them) – all over the world – commemorated the 13th tragic anniversary of the devastation of the Eskereyain Shrine in the city of Samarra,…

Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussain Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- irth In the period of the second caliph Umar, the Muslims conquered Iran. The daughters of Yazdgard were brought to Madina. All had gathered in the mosque of Madina to see what was the decision of the caliph, about them. He…

Challenging the Tyranny of the Status Quo - Husayn Ibn Ali (as) /Exclusive for Shafaqna

SHAFAQNA- Challenging The Tyranny of the Status Quo - Husayn Ibn Ali (as) Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club hosted a seminar on the lessons on martyrdom and change from the Karbala epic entitled 'Challenging the tyranny…

New Iraqi government to safeguard unity and safety

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Salih Iraq’s new president has chosen veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate to form a new government nearly five months after national elections were held. Barham Salih, the Kurdish moderate…

Iran is a good pattern for fighting terrorism in ME

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SHAFAQNA- Iran has enacted deliberate and cautious revenge over the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz by missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria, its message was aimed also at U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arab. On Monday, the Islamic…

ICJ will deliver today its Order on Iran lawsuit against US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA - Iran Takes U.S. to Court Over Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions in late july.  The Iranian lawsuit asked the International Court of Justice, which is based in The Hague, to order the United States to terminate the 8 May sanctions…