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…

Iran MPs reviewing economic cooperation with Iraq, Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Rapporteur of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi said on Sunday that the Iranian parliament examined grounds to expand economic cooperation with Iraq and Syria. In the meeting, the latest…

Yemen: The problem of lost and stolen food aid as people face famine

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SHAFAQNA- Inspite Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid are coming into war-ravaged Yemen , it is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years, because food often isn't getting to people who need it most. Across…

Iranian Envoy criticizes silence over Saudi's use of Darfur children soldiers in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: The Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad criticized the silence of foreign-based Persian-language media over deploying Darfur children soldiers in Yemen war. In a Sunday tweet, he wrote, “the New York Times…

Kurds U-Turn to Syrian government sign of US ruined plan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The head of the Russian-Arab States Friendship Association and senior Russian diplomat believes that the Syrian Kurds' U-turn to the Syrian government and the control of the Syrian army over Manbij is sign of the US ruined plan…

Sheikh Isa Qassim met Ayatollah Hakim

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Isa Qassim met Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Sa’adi Hakim on Sunday.   Read more from Shafaqna: NUMBER OF BAHRAINIS STRIPPED OF THEIR NATIONALITIES EXCEEDS 800 SHEIKH ISA QASSIM MET AYATOLLAH SISTANI IN N…

A Ceremony to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- A ceremony to commemorate Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi was held in Najaf.  A group of great Shia maraja of Iraq, religious and political figures such as Sheikh Ish’aq Fayyaz, Ayatollah Yaghoubi, Grand Ayatollahs Sistani, Seyyed…

Iran to host two Intl health tourism conferences in 2019

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Iran is set to host two international conferences on medical tourism in 2019, a senior official at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said. Mohammad Jahangiri, head of International Healthcare Association,…

NUMBER OF BAHRAINIS STRIPPED OF THEIR NATIONALITIES EXCEEDS 800

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SHAFAQNA- Salam for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR), said that the number of Bahrain's citizens whose nationalities were revoked, exceeded 800, with the increasing use of the judiciary for punishment despite international convictions. After…

U.S-led coalition admits killing civilians in Syria and Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The U.S. military said in a monthly report on Sunday it has led to killing over 1,100 civilians since it started its military campaign in Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to a report from Defense One's Kevin Baron, 1,139 civilians…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Barham Salih re-opens Baghdad Telecommunications Tower

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SHAFAQNA- President Barham Salih officially re-opens the Baghdad Telecommunications Tower. President Barham Salih asserted "the opening of the Baghdad Tower is a message to our people and all our citizens that Iraq is on its way to progress,…

Shahrestani: Nowadays Eastern and Western people have admitted to the truth and moderation of Shia

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SHAFAQNA- A group of heads and professors of Iraqi universities visiting Iran, met Hojatoleslam val-Muslimin Seyyed Javad Shahrestani in Qom.  According to Shafaqna reporter, Hojatoleslam Val-Muslimin Shahrestani talked about the duties and…

Syrian army enter Kurdish-held town of Manbij

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : The Syrian army have entered the Kurdish-held town of Manbij in northern Syria for the first time in years on Friday, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town from a threatened Turkish offensive.  Syrian…

Arab states diplomatic thaw comes after the US Withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The move by Bahrain to reopen its embassy came hours after the United Arab Emirates’ decision to reopen its embassy in Damascus. This move reflects a new push by Persian Gulf Arab states to improve relations…

Saudi King Shakes Up Cabinet, Keeping Power in crown prince’s Hands

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SHAFAQNA | Leila Yazdani : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered a sweeping government reshuffle on Thursday (Dec 27), replacing key security and political figures including the foreign minister, but keeping the levers of power firmly in the…

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit since this trip has violated several diplomatic norms and Iraqi sovereignty. The unannounced Trump's trip to Iraq came after several days…

IRAQ IS READY FOR ANY DANGER OF US WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi popular mobilization forces is ready for any possible threat against the backdrop of  a US withdrawal from Syria. "Our forces in Nineveh province are large and sufficient and we have ready-made forces", Assistant Commander…

Drafting of Civil Rights Charter praiseworthy measure: Bishop

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Chief of Armenian Catholic diocese of Iran Bishop Sarkis Davidian described the drafting of Civil Rights Charter for citizens in the Iranian government by the initiative of President Hassan Rouhani as a positive and praiseworthy…

Iran has no military, advisory presence in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad emphasized that Iran had no military presence, bases or even advisory presence in Iraq. In a meeting with a number of Iraqi media activists in Baghdad on Tuesday,…

More than 1,000 Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

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SHAFAQNA- More than 1,000 Syrian refugees left Lebanon Monday to return to Syria after liberation their home towns from the clutches of foreign-sponsored ISIS terrorist groups. General Security said 1,103 refugees returned to Syria Monday…

Trump visit US troops in Iraq for first trip to a combat zone

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to American military forces on Wednesday in Iraq, making his first trip to combat zone since being elected two years ago. He traveled there "late on Christmas night"…

Photos: Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ and Prayer in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA-  Birth Anniversary of Jesus and Prayer by Archbishop Ramsey Gurmo, in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran. Read more from Shafaqna: Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together Iran's…

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly car bomb attack in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- A car bomb exploded in the city of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday which killed Three people and wounded 11 others, the security center said in a statement. The wounded were immediately evacuated to local hospitals and…

Video: The moment the Israeli missiles were targeted by the Syrian air force

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SHAFAQNA- The moment the Israeli aggressor missiles were targeted by the Syrian air force over Damascus Rif.   Read more from Shafaqna: IS seize Iraqi border crossing with Syria Jordan closes Syria, Iraq borders for civilians Da’esh…

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday

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SHAFAQNA- The Iraqi Cabinet approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25 as a national holiday across its entire country. The Cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day is a holiday for…

RESTRICTIONS ON PRESENCE OF QUDS' CHRISTIANS IN CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS

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SHAFAQNA- Secretary general of the Islamic-Christian Council, Hana Isa, said that the Israeli regime was blocking the city of Quds by preventing the arrival of many Christians in the city. She said that attacking the churches, burning and…