Video: Gaza's children dream of a DECENT LIFE

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SHAFAQNA-  Dreams do not need wings, Dreams may not be locked in Concentration Camps, Gaza's children dream of a decent life, Life free of Israel's control & occupation, Life free of Israel's continued murders & crimes, Life back…

Israel opens apartheid road +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: After constructing the controversial "apartheid wall" to separate Jerusalem al-Quds from the rest of the West Bank, Israel opened the “apartheid road” in the area, separating Palestinian and Israeli drivers with a wall. The…

Survey reveals misconceptions, opinions houstonians have about Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna : Houstonians interviewed for a survey about Muslims are significantly mistaken about the size of that community nationwide and have positive and negative opinions about the people who form it. That is the main takeaway of…

’Substantial progress’ needed before more Yemen peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said “substantial progress” would be needed before more talks can be held to build on a ceasefire recently agreed by the warring parties in Sweden and to reach a final…

Beirut to host conference on Bahrain uprising

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: An international conference is planned to be held in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday on the popular uprising in Bahrain. The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Beirut will host the conference, named “8 Years of Repression in Bahrain…

Dangerous sea crossings for Asylum-seekers and refugees

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SHAFAQNA- Asylum-seekers and refugees are more likely to resort to dangerous sea crossings when legal routes to protection are limited.    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: More than 30,000 refugees return from Jordan to Syria Video:…

Efforts to oust Muslim vice-chair of Texas county GOP failed

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SHAFAQNA- An attempt to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim failed. The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram. In…

Video: Islamic Movement in Nigeria rally to condemn Zaria massacre

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SHAFAQNA- Pars Today: Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have staged yet another peaceful protest to demand the immediate release of their Leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.   Read more from Shafaqna: Zaria massacre: How…

MEMORIAL OF SHEIKH NIMR BAQIR AL-NIMR IN LONDON+Photos

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SHAFAQNA- An international group of Bahraini activists presented images of Arab Cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr at the Marble Arch Square in London, commemorating the third anniversary of his execution by Saudi government. Also, pictures…

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HOSTS AN EXHIBITION ON ROHINGYA WOMEN

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SHAFAQNA- The European Parliament opened an exhibition featuring paintings of Rohingya women entitled "Stories of Rohingya: Shock, Flexibility and Hope" to show the plight and suffering of refugee women in Rohingya. "The drawings reflect…

Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her congressional Office World Map

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SHAFAQNA- Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian Muslim woman in U.S congress, replaced Israel with Palestine on the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC. One of the founding myths of Israel is the non-existence of the Palestinian…

2 killed, 25 injured due to Explosion in western Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Two people were killed and 25 injured on Friday morning in an explosion in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. "The final casualties from the car bomb…

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…

Ayatollah al-Nimr's resistance and martyrdom

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Three years have passed after the martyrdom of Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr; who was brutally executed by the autocratic Saudi regime. Under this dictatorship, one is doomed to death once he calls for injustice and freedom.…

SAUDI ARABIA: SIX KILLED AND ONE ARRESTED IN SHIITE REGION OF AL-QATIF +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Six people were killed and one arrested in a security operation in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern al-Qatif region on Monday, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. Earlier, media reports said Saudi forces had stormed a small village…

Video: Attack on Iran Embassy in Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA- A group attacked the Iranian embassy in The Hague and tried to enter the building by climbing over its fence late Wednesday. A number of attackers were arrested for public disorder after some clashes took place between police forces…

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. “…

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…

Zaria massacre: How 4 undergraduate from the same Family were killed

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Two years on, the horrible experience of December 12-13, 2015 has persisted, like an indelible paint in the eye of my heart. How could I ever forget? It will ever remain a dark day for the remaining days of my life.…

Video: Palestinian children are violently arrested by heavily armed Israeli army

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SHAFAQNA- They're Palestinian children Only in Palestine, after passing through metal gates, Palestinian children are violently arrested by heavily armed Israeli army.   Read more from Shafaqna: Paraguay’s embassy move…

Infographic: Gender equality – Where are we today?

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SHAFAQNA- This infographic highlights progress and remaining challenges for women in a range of areas, from politics, to literacy, to wages and media representation.   Read more from Shafaqna: Infographics: What Are Parents…

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,…

World Happy, Yemen Bloody

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SHAFAQNA- “#World_Happy_Yemen_Bloody” hashtag in support of Yemenis people has gone viral on Twitter in first days of new year, in the wake of Yemen civil war. While The world is celebrating the new Christian Year , Yemen’s nation is…

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…

3rd anniversary of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr all over the world

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SHAFAQNA- The anniversary of martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is held in different parts of the world, bringing together liberals and dissidents of the Saudi Arabian regime around the world. The campaign of the reviving the martyrdom anniversary…