Saeed Al-Shehabi: Muslim scholars should do more/ The real problem is politicizing religion

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SHAFAQNA | Ala Moqadas :  “I think, Islamic scholars are generally not doing their job. They should do more. Not just toward their people also among themselves,” Saeed Al-Shehabi, The Secretary Genaral of Bahrain freedom movement and founder…

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…

Zarif: Iran will punish terrorists & their masters

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned Chabahar terror attack, saying Iran will bring terrorists & their masters to justice. Javad Zarif‏ reacts to the car bomb attack in the Iranian southern port city of Chabahar…

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”…

Bahrain: 994 women are detained for demanding “freedom and democracy”

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores…

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…

Video: Over 50% of Afghan refugees are children

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SHAFAQNA- Did you know over 50% of Afghan refugees are children? Learn more about Afghanistan and how UNHCR is helping families displaced by conflict and drought.    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Canadians are opening…

‘You are loved’: Threatened Muslim girl receives 500 supportive notes

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SHAFAQNA- Two weeks after receiving the threats, 10-year-old Muslim girl receives 500 interfaith letters of support from all over the United States. The Muslim child, a fifth-grade student at Hemenway Elementary School, discovered a note…

Reason behind al-Masirah stop working is representation of criminality against Yemenis

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SHAFAQNA- Ibrahim al-Dailami, General Director of Yemeni satellite TV channel Al-Masirah emphasized that “al-Masirah, on the one hand, aims to depict Yemen's devotion and on the other hand, to expose and disperse the Saudi invaders and their…

Bahrain: Former head of Sharia Commission arrested/ Al-Wefaq comment on second round of Parliamentary election

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SHAFAQNA- While the Bahraini opposition boycotted parliamentary and municipal elections, the Al Khalifa regime, regardless of their demands, held the second round of elections, while the Bahraini opposition, which has almost the majority of…

Iran’s Zarif blames U.S Complicity in war crimes

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slams Complicity of U.S in war crimes in Yemen, emphasizing that aim of U.S is creating Permanent instability to justify heinous policy. “Complicity in Saudi & UAE war crimes with…

Texas Republicans want to remove Muslim from Vice Chair Post of Local GOP

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SHAFAQNA- Some GOP leaders in Tarrant County in Texas want to remove Shahid Shafi from local GOP leadership, because he’s Muslim. This issue is a controversial effort that began months ago when a small group of local Republicans began pushing…

Photos: Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain's prisons.   Read more from Shafqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you... What were the recommendations of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)…

Video: Canadians are opening their hearts and homes to Refugees

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SHAFAQNA- 40 years ago Canadians sponsored her mother as a refugee. Now she's Canadian herself, sponsoring a refugee family in need.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A French artist…

Photos: Suppression of the protests against settlements in Ramallah

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SHAFAQNA- Isreal military suppressed the protests rally against settlements in eastern Ramallah in the West Bank of the Jordan River. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Jamal Abdel Nasser Mosque in Ramallah - Palestine Palestinian…

Facing Sharp blame on Saudi Ties, U.S. claims Iranian Threat Growing

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SHAFAQNA- Facing increasing pressure to end all U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen, The Trump administration on Thursday attempted a deflection, accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports and threatens…

United Nations Representative meet Ayatollah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, met Ayatollah Sistani on the occasion of the completion of his missions in Iraq. In this meeting, Ayatollah Sistani said "The new Iraqi government is facing a lot…

Aid groups urged US to end military support in Yemen’s civil war

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SHAFAQNA- The five humanitarian organizations urged the US, as one of the most generous humanitarian donors in Yemen, to end military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen’s civil war, warning of 14 million people…

Iraqis slam Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqi condemned Saudi coalition war crimes in Yemen. Gathering in one of the main squares in Baghdad and carrying placards, they expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Yemen. They also urged governments…

Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change

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SHAFAQNA- Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why women are the agents of change.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan…

Astana peace conference on Syria: The guarantor states failed to achieve a UN-backed constitutional committee

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SHAFAQNA – Despite positive comments by the Turkish, Russian, and Iranian delegations on the results of the Astana peace conference, the U.N. envoy to Syria said the latest talks to end the war are a missed opportunity. Astana 11 final…

US Congress to sanction resistance groups in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The US Congress, In another attempt to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs, finalised a draft bill late on Tuesday on sanctioning resistance groups. Asaib Ahl Al Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba militias will be subjected…

Iran’s Zarif: Respecting human rights is a national security requirement

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the sidelines of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. During the meeting, Zarif said Iran relies on domestic support as the…

First Muslim woman in U.S Congress Slams Gassing Of Asylum Seekers

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SHAFAQNA- The first Muslim woman in Congress, Ilhan Omar criticized the Trump administration's asylum policies, tweeting “This is life and death for asylum seekers! This can’t persist. Seeking. Asylum. Is. Legal.” US agents have fired…

Video: We will continue to be in Mosul and support Refugees

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SHAFAQNA- We will continue to be here and support them in their return." Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, delivered an important message to families in West Mosul this week. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Demands for Justice…

100 hurt in suspected chemical attack on Aleppo

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SHAFAQNA- State news agency SANA said on Sunday 107 people were injured, including children, after a gas attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo by rebel fighters. A health official in Aleppo said victims suffered breathing difficulties, eye…