Quran Manuscript on Papyrus on display in Algeria

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA:  A manuscript copy of the Holy Quran written on Papyrus has been put on display at a festival in Algeria. According to al-Masa website, the owner of the copy says it dates back to some 1,000 years ago. It is on show at…

Malaysia says it stands firm to ban Israeli athletes

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Malaysia says it will stand firm on its decision not to allow any Israeli sportspersons to take part in any sport event in Malaysia. Malaysian Foreign Minsiter, Saifuddin bin Abdullah, says his country will not issue visas…

Cultural project launched by Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Iraqi universities

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Holy Shrine's Women's Religious Preaching Division announced the continuation of the ‘University Preaching Project’ organized by the Division in a number of Iraqi universities. The project aims at…

Photos: Shrine of The son of Hussain and grandson of Abbas (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In Mahaweel District , Northern part of the city of Babylon, it is located the shrine of sayyid Ali, the son of Hussain, the son of Qasim, the son of Hasan, the son of Abdullah, the son of Abbas, the son of Ali, the…

US: Ilhan Omar and her daughter's message on Women's March

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SHAFAQNA/ BY Nasibeh Yazdani - Ilhan Omar in a tweet about the Women's March reminds This March Is for the rights of all women, Saying politics and controversy at the Women's March are not the story, but all girls and women are the story. Thousands…

Rohingya Muslims stranded between India, Bangladesh border

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SHAFAQNA- A Rohingya Muslim Group are stranded between the Bangladesh and India border since Friday . At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have reportedly crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year in fear of forced deportation…

Best players of AFC Asian Cup Group Stage

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The official website of Asian Football Confederation has selected the names of 10 best players of UAE 2019 Group Stage, asking the visitors to vote for the best performer. Salem Al Dawsari from Saudi Arabia, Almoez Ali from…

Polish deputy FM arrives in Tehran over Hosting Anti-Iran Conference

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SHAFAQNA- The Deputy foreign minister of Poland Maciej Lang has arrived in Tehran on Monday to meet his Iranian counterpart, Abbas Araqchi following Iran's protest to Poland due to hosting  an anti-Iran summit organized by the United States…

Tunisian Ambassador to Iraq: We will cooperate with Najaf city at all economic, cultural, and religious levels

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Ibrahim Rizqi, the Tunisian ambassador to Iraq, and his accompanying delegation had the honor of visiting the Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf, Iraq. "I commend and thank all the officials at the Imam Ali Holy Shrine…

Photo: Al-Ayat Prayer in Al-Haram Mosque due to first lunar eclipse in 2019

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SHAFAQNA- The moon's ecliptic was observed in vast area of the world on Monday. it is the first lunar eclipse in 2019. The lunar eclipse also was observed in parts of the Arab region, such as Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, eastern Syria and the center…

Pakistani Shiites in Fatimiyah mourning days

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SHAFAQNA- The mourning ceremony of the Fatimiyah period has started in the Hussainiya, mosques and the seminaries of the city of Quetta, Pakistan. This ceremony which coincides with the mourning days of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)'s martyrdom,…

Photos: Advanced Stages of the Decoration and Engravings of the Qibla gate of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The work of decoration and engravings of the Qibla gate of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) from inside, reaches advanced stages. The expansion project of the gates of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine aims to creating…

The 2019 Global Hussainian Documentary Competition to begin

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Preparatory Committee of the 2019 15th Annual Global Peak of Martyrdom Conference has announced launching the Annual Global Hussainian Documentary Competition – one of the activities of the conference held…

Syrian Army retaliates to terrorists violations foils their infiltration in Hama

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Syrian Army units on Saturday carried out precision strikes on the movements and directions of the infiltration of terrorist groups towards military points positioned in Hama northern countryside to protect safe villages…

1000s join rally in turkey in solidarity with detained kurdish lawmaker

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SHAFAQNA- Pars Today: Thousands of people have taken part in a rally in the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey to express solidarity with a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November. According…

Photos: Completion of new expansion project of Sefeer Hospital in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Completion of new expansion project of Sefeer Hospital affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine.

Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes on Sanaa

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi-led Arab coalition has conducted a series of airstrikes against the positions of the Houthis Ansar Allah militants in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, local media reported on Saturday. New airstrikes against the positions…

Syrian air defence repels Israeli attack in south

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SHAFAQNA- Syrian air defense forces have thwarted an Israeli aerial aggression in the Arab country’s south, state media say. "Our air defense systems thwarted ... an Israeli air aggression ... and prevented it from achieving any of its…

Supreme Religious Authority warns of social and religious obloquy

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In Friday’s sermon held at the Imam Hussain Shrine on January 18, 2019, the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi ElKerbela’i, talked about the types of obloquy. ElKerbela’i…

Video: What practical lesson can we learn from Prophet Yaqub (A.S)?

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SHAFAQNA- What practical lesson can we learn from Prophet Yaqub (A.S)?, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: A portion of your money belongs to poor people Video: What you should say to a…

The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance. I think what we often think is when the…

Photos: New upgrades to the shrine of the camp site of Imam Hussain in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- New upgrades to the shrine of the camp site of Imam Hussain in Karbala.   Read more from Shafaqna: Manuscripts about Imam Ali (A.S) in Tehran Exhibition Thousands of antique and invaluable manuscripts on Quran…

Video: How did the Iranian government save the Lake Urmia?

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SHAFAQNA- How did the Iranian government save the Lake Urmia?   Read more from Shafaqna: Iran sees revival of drying Lake Urmia Photos: Lake Urmia's Mud Bath Health Benefits

Video: Israel continues to build wall as Beirut files complaint to UNSC

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SHAFAQNA- Israel continues to build wall as Beirut files complaint to UNSC.   Read more from Shafaqna: Over 50 palestinian kids were killed by Israel in 2018, report revealed Israel's biggest strikes on Gaza since 2014…

Photos: Imam Ali Holy Shrine supervises renovations of schools in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The field staffs in the Volunteers Division at Imam Ali Holy Shrine is supervising renovation campaigns for schools in different quarters and districts of Najaf. "Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of Imam…

European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq visited Imam Ali (A.S) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  Imam Ali Holy Shrine was visited by Markus Ritter, head of the European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq). The official expressed his deep respect and pride of being in an archaeological and religious place…