10-year-old Muslim girl in Massachusetts receives threatening notes

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim elementary school student has received threatening notes at a school in Massachusetts, and police are investigating death threats as a hate crime. The family of this 10-year-old Muslim girl says they just want the person…

Bashar Al-Assad met with Ex-ISIS hostages

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SHAFAQNA- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with people who were released from ISIL captivity in Suwayda Province, in Damascus. The Syrians, from Druze minority community, were taken hostage by ISIL in southern Suwayda Province in late…

Video: Employment, training and English classes for refugee women in Texas clothing company

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SHAFAQNA: This Dallas, Texas clothing company employs and empowers refugee women by providing on-the-job training plus daily English classes.   Read more from Shafaqna: Mohammad Salah with Syrian Refugee Kid Syrians return…

ASEAN call for 'accountability' in Rohingya crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations call for those responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit , reflecting…

After 17 Years, many Afghans blame US over endless war

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SHAFAQNA- Seventeen years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, the war is dragging on, many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and…

Hossein Askari: Bin Salman will step down

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SHAFAQNA-With no doubt Mohammad bin Salman, ordered Khashoggi kidnapping, murder and disposal of the body, acording to Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University.…

Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan from Jaghori, Malistan

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SHAFAQNA- As Taliban attacks continue, over 250 Afghan families displaced to Bamyan from two districts in Ghazni province, local officials in Bamyan province said Tuesday. According to a survey commissioned by the delegation, more than 250…

Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour over atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Leading international human rights group Amnesty International said Monday it is stripping Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top honor over the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The…

Israeli air attacks kill five Palestinians in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA- At least five Palestinians were killed by Israeli air attacks on the Gaza Strip in the worst violence in this region since the 2014 war. The latest escalation came less than 24 hours after at least seven Palestinians were killed…

Zarif: Pompeo should own what he says

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo for his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanction, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says. In a post on…

At least 149 people, including 7 civilians killed in 24 hours in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- At least 149 Yemenis, including seven civilians, have been killed in the past 24 hours of attacks by the Riyadh-led coalition on al-Hudaydah Port. Medics in hospitals across the city - which is the main gateway for imports and relief…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

Iran won’t participate in Idlib operation-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- Former Iranian Ambassador to Syria, Raouf Sheybani said that Iran will not participate in Idlip operation.  Speaking with Shafaqna, Sheybani, believes that with the entry of Iran into the Syria, the subsequent action that the Russians…

UK calls on Saudi to end war in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt called on Saudi leaders to end the war in Yemen. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The United Kingdom has called on Saudi to end…

Amnesty warned: Twelve Saudi Shiite prisoners are at risk of "imminent" execution

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SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that twelve Saudi prisoners who are part of the country’s Shia minority are at risk of "imminent" execution. Riyadh received over 250 human rights warnings over murdering the critic journalist…

Israel detained 74 minors among 511 Palestinians in October

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SHAFAQNA- Israeli forces detained 511 Palestinians during the month of October, including 74 minors and 15 women, three Palestinian prisoners advocacy groups confirmed in a joint statement released on last Thursday. The Palestinian Prisoner’s…

Khashoggi murdered for revealing Saudi Funding of Anti-Iran TV Channel

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was killed on Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered for disclosing  Riyadh’s funding of an anti-Iran UK-based TV channel, Guardian correspondent said. In a report on Oct. 31,…

Despite Calls For peace, Saudi Arabia Continues Attacks on Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died as a result of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, but it was Khashoggi's death on October 2, that is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities, and changed attitudes towards the Saudi Arabia-led…

Rouhani: Iran will break unjust US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred US as a "bullying power", saying Iran will "proudly bypass "illegal" and "unjust" sanctions because it's against international regulations. The most biting round of sanctions since US President…

Video: Iran's Message on Trump Sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- “Washington would once again regret its unwise measures”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an online video message on Trump Sanctions Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  tweeted : President…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

Photos: Arbaeen pilgrims support for Muslim children in war

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen pilgrims from different nations, support Muslim children in war. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: The ceremony of Arbaeen in the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (SA) Photos: Iranian…

Yemeni Girl who became symbol of the Yemen people's pain died

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SHAFAQNA- Amal Hussain, the 7-year-old Yemeni girl whose haunting image became symbol of the Yemeni people's pain and suffering has died. A searing portrait of the starving girl published in The New York Times last week drew an impassioned…

Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi: Wahhabi thought is behind the scenes of Nigeria's killing

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq prayer leader Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi in Najaf's Friday prayer sermon criticized the Nigerian government's attack Shiites in Arbaeen rally which resulted in martyrdom and injuries, stressing that " Wahhabi thought and financial…

There is no end to Yemen war, Negotiations must begin-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- Public opinion in the world is becoming more sensitive to the issue of war torn country, and the media connect the crimes in Yemen with the murder of Khashoggi. This can be attributed to a political media victory for Sanaa, Yemenis…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

Maximum pressure on Iran would harm long-term U.S interests

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SHAFAQNA- Despite Saudi Arabia’s admission that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month was premeditated, the Trump administration appears determined to maintain the U.S partnership with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…