Video: Demands for Justice grow louder

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SHAFAQNA- "My husband was shot and killed. Three of my children had their throats slit. And then they hacked their bodies to pieces.” Horrific account from Rohingya refugee Momtaz Begum, who says she’s far too terrified to return. Read…

MBS Not Welcome in Tunisia, Say Tunisia protesters

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is on his first foreign tour after news broke about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . While Tunisia's presidency said that Bin Salman was welcome, Tunisia protesters Say MBS Not Welcome in…

OCHA-UNICEF joint statement on the Situation in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Joint statement by Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, on the Situation in Yemen: “The recent de-escalation in fighting…

Donald Trump Defends Saudi crown prince despite Khashoggi murder

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump has released a statement defending Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman and saying the US would continue to have a "steadfast" relationship with the kingdom Despite US intelligence reportedly linking…

Video: Thousands to escape fighting in two Hazara-majority districts in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands have fled to escape fighting in two ethnic Hazara-majority districts in Afghanistan. Taliban militants have been battling Afghan special forces and ethnic Hazara militia in the previously safe districts of Jaghori and Malistan…

Lack of birth certificates and documentation in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- The vaccination certificate Leila is holding is the first personal document she has with her name on it. Many children in Rukban, Syria are at risk of statelessness due to lack of birth certificates and documentation, UNHCRSyria tweeted.    Read…

Zarif: US hawks’ dream of 'uprooting the Iranian nation’ will never be realized

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the US President for his hostility remark toward Iran nation. “A nation IS its people, @realdonaldtrump. Repeatedly calling Iran a "terrorist nation” reveals hostility toward…

Yemen: The Houthi group said it is ready for a broader ceasefire

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SHAFAQNA- A senior leader from Yemen's Houthi group has announced they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi-led coalition - if the Saudi-UAE alliance battling his movement is prepared to do the same. The Houthi group said it was…

Video: Only 55% of the funding for forcibly displaced and stateless people was met in 2018

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SHAFAQNA- Only 55% of 8.2 billion of the funding for forcibly displaced and stateless people was met in 2018.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet Video: Employment, training…

Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla

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SHAFAQNA- Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla Sunday while his trial is still ongoing. The Bahraini security forces summoned and arrested Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla due to one of his speeches on 25 October, 2017,…

Middle East states need to speak to their enemies to resolve conflicts

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SHAFAQNA- States in the Middle East must “speak to their enemies” to resolve conflicts and also create a situation for better co-operation in the region, a senior former diplomat has said Abu Dhabi's Diplocon event. Terje Rød-Larsen,…

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country’s internationally recognized government and Houthis have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has killed more than 10,000 people and created the…

Islamic scholar wins bail in France rape case

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SHAFAQNA- Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday (Nov 15) won conditional release after testifying in an appeals court. A Paris appeals court grants prominent Islamic…

Video: Gaza will be uninhabitable until next two years

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SHAFAQNA- The United Nations has announced that Gaza will be uninhabitable until next two years. This video simply portrays the causes of this incidence, including illness and pollution, lack of facilities, water, food and medicine, and deprivation…

Distributing winter items in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- UNHCR teams have started distributing winter items in Syria. They met Moayyad, who recently returned home to Aleppo. Moayyad's family and 344,408 vulnerable Syrians will receive thermal wear, plastic sheets, and solar lights to…

Video: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world

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SHAFAQNA: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world. Each murals give a voice to refugees. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet Video: Employment, training…

CIA finally concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's killing

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SHAFAQNA- The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday. In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources…

Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet

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SHAFAQNA- Zain Al Rafeaa and his family find new beginning in Norway, when he was discovered by film director Nadine Labaki in the streets of Beirut. Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeaa barely knew how to write his name. He was discovered by…

EU parliament calls for seek checks on arms sales fuelling Yemen conflict

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SHAFAQNA-The European Parliament said that governments should apply tougher checks on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the kingdom’s coalition in Yemen, Meanwhile the EU is the second largest arms exporter after…

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…