en shafaqna BEIJING IS LAUNCHING A MINI-MARSHALL PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

Turkey changed the street of the US embassy to the name of a Muslim fighter

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SHAFAQNA- One more time, officials in Turkey have re-named the street in Ankara where a new US embassy building is located. Turkey announces the naming of the street in Ankara, where the embassy building is located, to Malcolm X.  Malcolm…

Iranian Lawyer: Saudi Arabia is a bargainer, won't be boycotted

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SHAFAQNA- "The reality is that the international arena are always pursuing their interests and Saudi Arabia has always been a bargainer. Never forgot that UN changed its vote on the Yemen' worst humanitarian crisis, due to Riyadh's threat to…

Iran's ambassador to Turkey denied the evacuation of Embassy

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SHAFAQNA- In an interview with the IRNA, Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that the suicide attack on the Iran embassy in Ankara was only a threat, emphasizing that no special action was taken and the situation…
e. shafaqna ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement, the Iraqi border guard command announced that an ISIS attack foiled on the border with Syria, Al-Iraq news reported.  "ISIS terrorist group took advantage of the bad weather conditions and carried out an attack…

Video: Don't Send Afghans Back

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SHAFAQNA- She should be safe, not afraid. That’s why we protested this week, telling European politicians to Keep Afghans Safe, Don't Send Afghans Back. From 4 to 10th of October, all over Europe protests took place against the deportations…

Thousands of Iraqis seek posts in new cabinet

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq’s new authorities determined that a novel option to recruit new ministers was to let members of the public apply for ministerial posts through a special government website. Adel Abdul Mahdi, nominee for Iraqi prime minister,…

Saudi Arabia is facing political and economic isolation over Khashoggi’s fate

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SHAFAQNA- The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. There has been cold…

Iran has annihilated 300 terrorist groups

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Minister of Intelligence announced Iran has annihilated 300 terrorist groups. "ُSo far, Iran has discovered and destroyed 300 terrorist groups, and we perished members of these groups," Seyyed Mahmood Alavi said on Sunday.   Read…

US-led coalition in Deir Ezzor: Evacuating ISIS members and using white phosphorus

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SHAFAQNA- A week after Syrian publication accused US of transporting Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor, on Saturday local sources reported that US coalition strikes Syrian town using banned white phosphorus. War in Syria won't end while the…

The danger of moral collapse and death of the supreme values according to the Supreme Religious Authority

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority: If we do not find an active and rapid reaction to the dangers we are leaving such as misinformation, lies and deception, it foreshadows the moral collapse and death of the supreme values…

Flags of Imam al-Hussayn (P) and of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (P) fluttered in New York

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the first time In a ceremony in the state of New York, the delegation of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), which is there to organize and participate in an international…

Iran came third in Asian Para 2018

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SHAFAQNA- In the Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, Iran came third. Iran para sport squad bagged 51 gold, 42 silver, and 43 bronze medals to sit third in the tournament’s current medals table, IRNA reported. China became…

Syria: 125,000 Religious Tourists Visited Country

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SHAFAQNA- Tariq Kerishati, Director General in Rif Damascus said that 125 thousand religious tourists visited religious sites in Syria since the beginning of the current year (for 10 months). The number of religious tourists entering Syria…

The Muslim Foundation in New York is visited by the delegations of holy shrines of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them)'s joint delegation, visited one of the Islamic institutions in New York; the Muslim Foundation which houses the Masjid of Imam Ali (peace…

Russian tourism journalist at Imam Redha Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Though it is a holy landmark for Shia people, Imam Redha Holy Shrine in the Iranian city of Mashhad attracts many foreign non-Muslim tourists and visitors from around the world. As most foreign travelers have acknowledged…

In cooperation with holy shrines in Iraq, ICRC held a conference

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) holds a humanitarian dialogue conference "Links between the humanitarian and Islamic international law", in cooperation with the department of religious preaching in the holy…

A German professor believes The Holy Quran is a document for all eras

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  Thomas Bauer, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Münster in Germany, said: "The Holy Quran is a religious and literary document that benefits all the eras". "The Europeans' knowledge of Islam is…

Erdogan: Turkey military would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates in Syria, removing the Syrian Kurdish forces from the area, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. We will soon destroy the terror nests in the east of the…

The Preparatory Committee announced for the Hussayni Documentary Competition

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SHAFAQNA- The Preparatory Committee announced the launch of the Hussayni Documentary Competition within the festival activities in the year 1440H (2019),  for the Spring of Martyrdom International Cultural Festival in its fifteenth edition…

Najaf: Iraq's city of bookshops in AFP report

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SHAFAQNA- In an exclusive report from the Shiite scholarly city of Iraq, AFP dropped in Najaf bookstores.   Poetry and philosophy books compete with economic treatises on laden shelves in the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, the…

Haifa has highest rate of cancer in Occupied territories

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SHAFAQNA- Haifa has the highest rate of cancer in occupied territories, Israeli Ministry of Health and Israel Cancer Association announced in a report. Lung, breast, prostate and intestine cancer in city of Haifa are nine to 14 per cent…

Egypt’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $44.46bn in September

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s net foreign reserves rose to 44.46 billion U.S. dollars in September, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced in a statement. The country’s net foreign reserves rose to $44.459 billion at the end of September 2018,…

The ambassador of Bangladesh to Iraq visited Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Maqsoud Firhad, the Bangladeshi delegation represented by the ambassador of Bangladesh to Iraq, visited the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine and commended the warm hospitality of the officials of the Public Relations Department. "We…

Lebanon: Hariri hopes for government formation soon

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SHAFAQNA- Lebanon Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday said he hoped a new government would be formed after President Michel Aoun returns from a trip abroad. Saying the economic situation requires everyone to compromise a bit…

Syrian President offers amnesty to army deserters

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SHAFAQNA - The Syrian government has declared an amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service, giving them several months to take advantage of the amnesty without facing punishment. The fear of conscription, and…

Yemen: We target the bases of aggressive countries

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SHAFAQNA- "Yemeni strikes which is planned to be increased within two months, will target the bases of aggressive countries", Abdullah Salam Al-Hakimi, a diplomat in Yemen foreign ministry said. "We have resisted for four years and now our…

Rome Court of Appeal Invalidates order of seizing Central Bank of Iran’s assets in Italy

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SHAFAQNA- Head of International and Legal Affairs Center of Iran presidency said Rome Court of Appeal rejected requests of some American plaintiffs for seizing nearly $ 5 billion assets of Central Bank of Iran. According to IRNA, Following…