Photos: the tomb of Imam Sadiq (a.s) in Jannat al-Baqi‘ 

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SHAFAQNA - Jannat al-Baqi‘ (Arabic: جَـنَّـة الْـبَـقِـيْـع‎) is cemetery in Medina, the Hijazi region of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is located to the southeast of the Prophet's Mosque, which contains the grave of Muhammad…

mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (a.s) held at Gariend Budgam

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SHAFAQNA - Kashmir News Service :  Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian, J&K organized annual Majlis-e-Hussaini (a.s) in regard of martyrdom of Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s) at Gariend Kalan Budgam in which thousands of devotees gather to pay rich tributes. Zakreen…

Indian visitors arrive at the holy shrines of Karbala after a journey lasting more than 6 months.

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SHAFAQNA- Al Kafeel : The love and attachment to the imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are embodied in countless images. One of them is the experience of a group of lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) from the city of Hyderabad,…

Sale of France arms to the Middle East doubled

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SHAFAQNA - According to a government report, French arms sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, despite pressure from lawmakers and rights groups on President Emmanuel Macron to prevent weapons from entering the countries conducting a bloody…

Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA - Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report…

Islamophobic attack in Belgium was condemned by Muslims and Jews groups

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SHAFAQNA - Two assailants attacked on a young Muslim girl in Belgium On last Monday night, taking off her headscarf and inflicting injuries upon her with a sharp object. Muslim and Jewish groups condemned this Islamophobic attack. According…

Several Middle Eastern countries have been hit by Earthquake

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SHAFAQNA - An earthquake has hit Parts of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine on Wednesday. According to gulf news, the aftershocks continued throughout the day. The official news agency in Lebanon reported that a tremor was recorded…

International Crisis Group's analysis on Middle East’s Coming War

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SHAFAQNA - Regional rivalries and heighten the risk of open conflict among the Middle East's dominant players maybe will devolve into yet another war in the region involving regional and global powers like the United States. The Belgium-based International…

South Africa has promised Iran to resume oil purchases

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SHAFAQNA -  Less than a month ago, Iranian foreign minister visited South Africa, a country which is considered as an old friend and strong supporter of the Iran nuclear deal. The formation of the technical commission to track the agreements…

Egypt to construct Middle East’s largest petrochemical complex

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt government said to sign a deal to build the largest petrochemical complex in the Middle East , worth $11 billion. Head of the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) Mohab Mamish (representing the government)…

Water crisis in Iraq: Declining water levels after filling Tigris dam

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SHAFAQNA - Reduction levels of Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, as the main sources of water in Iraq, after filling of a large dam on the Tigris River by Turkey lead to water crisis in Iraq. According to The Times, Iraq’s survival is commonly…

The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis in southern Syria

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations says number of displaced in south-west Syria has reached 270,000. The number of people forced to flee their homes as a result of the two week escalation in fighting .The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis…

UN demand immediate end to military operations in Southwest Syria

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SHAFAQNA - The Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres late Friday Called for an immediate stop of military operations in south‑western Syria and its devastating toll on civilians. Noting that the southwest area of Syria…

Abu Dhabi known as smartest city in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Dhabi has been ranked first on Smart Cities list in Africa and the Middle East According to the McKinsey Global Institute. The study looked at how cities all over the world use technology to increase the quality of life across…

Saudi king agreed to Trump’s request to boost oil production

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he persuaded Saudi Arabia's King Salman to increase oil output "maybe up to" two million barrel. The world's top oil exporter plans to pump as much as 11 million barrels per day (bpd)…

Muslim Council of Britain accuses Conservative Party of Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim Council of Britain writes a second letter to the Conservative Party to warn about the presence of Islamophobes in the party’s ranks and to criticize that the party’s chairman has not responded to its call for an internal…

Manual recount of Iraq parliamentary election votes to begin on Tuesday

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SHAFAQNA - A manual recount of suspect votes in Iraq May parliamentary election will be conduct on Tuesday 3 July in presence of representatives from United Nations, foreign embassies and political parties. "The manual recount will be conducted…

Egypt’s present account narrows to $5.3 bln as tourism rises

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SHAFAQNA - According to data from the Egyptian Central Bank, Egypt’s present account deficit narrowed to $1.93 billion from $3.1 billion for the third quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year as as tourism revenues improved. According to Egypt…

Syrian and Yemeni refugees deport from Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA - Kuwait had informed that it will arrest and deport all Syrian and Yemeni expatriates who had broken the law. According to MIDDLE EAST MONITOR,On Saturday, the Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Rai quoted an unnamed source in the Interior…

Egyptian parliament Plans to Investigate national team's failure at 2018 FIFA World Cup

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SHAFAQNA - The Egyptian Parliament's Committee of Youth Affairs and Sports has demanded to create a commission for  investigation national team's failure at the World Cup in Russia. According to Middle East Monitor, The intended committee…

British man jailed for Islamophobic tweets

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SHAFAQNA - A man has been jailed for threatening to "slit a Muslim's throat" in a series of Islamophobic tweets. Rhodenne Chand was found guilty of inciting racial hatred. according to independent, The 31-year-old Rhodenne Chand told officers…

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Trump Wants to end Persian Gulf crisis because it Only Benefits Iran

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SHAFAQNA - U.S Foreign Minister during the meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatari counterpart, emphasised that President Donald Trump wants dispute between Qatar and Persian Gulf nations to be ended because it only benefits…

Iraq orders manual recount only for dubious ballots boxes

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SHAFAQNA - High Electoral Commission in Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes in a May parliamentary poll only for ballots where electoral fraud was proven in official reports. According to Middle East Monitor, ballot boxes for the…

More than 120,000 Saudi Women applied for driving license

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SHAFAQNA - More than 120,000 Saudi females had applied for driving license after Lifting ban on women driving as Saudi Arabia was considered as the last country on Earth to have a ban on women driving cars. The historic event is part of reforms…

400 refugees based in Egypt to be received by Portugal

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt welcomed an offer by Portugal to host 400 refugees who currently are in the country, as a part of the cooperation between the EU and Egypt on the migration, because of its own economic problems. According to Middle East Monitor,…

Trump claims a lot of progress has been made in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump claimed that a lot of progress had been made in the Middle East during a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday in their third summit since Mr Trump took office and the first since US pulled out…

Erdogan declared winner as Turkey's first executive president in historic polls

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SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes elected as Turkey's first executive president in twin presidential and parliamentary polls, held for the first time on the same day. With 97.7 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan received on Sunday…