US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

Assad says Syria reconstruction cost almost $ 400 billion

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SHAFAQNA- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion , Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s…

Photos: The presence of teens in Friday prayers

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SHAFAQNA- The presence of teenagers in Friday prayers in Tehran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Haj pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer What is the ruling if a person follows the Friday prayer leader with the intention…

Video: May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.J.)

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SHAFAQNA- May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.T.F.S.).   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Video: Why does Allah ask us to remember Him?

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

Video: The joy of speaking to Allah

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SHAFAQNA- The joy of speaking to Allah, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser.   Read more from Shafaqna: VIDEO: WHY DOES ALLAH ASK US TO REMEMBER HIM?   Video: The End of Times can be described in Two Words...

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Can ISIS regroup?

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SHAFAQNA- University of Maryland study shows that ISIL has lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled and global attacks fell by a fifth. To understand the future of this armed organisation, it is necessary to understand the people…

Photos: Celebration of the anniversary of victory over ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Victory Makers celebrate the anniversary of victory over ISIS. Read more from shafaqna: ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

Is 'Gilets Jaunes' a French version of a much more global phenomenon?

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani - In his first speak to the French people after four weeks of anti-government protest (gilets jaunes) movement, Macron said he took his "share of responsibility" for the anger in France and promise to respond…

Winner of Malaysia Abacus 2018 is an Iranian genius teenager

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA:  For the third consecutive year, a genius Iranian 12-year old teenager Yasra Soleimani from the city of Fonoj in Sistan-Baluchestan of Iran grabbed trophy in Abacus calculation 2018 in Malaysia. The genius Iranian teenager…

Video: Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women

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SHAFAQNA- Did you know that women are disproportionately affected by humanitarian crises? Here is why...    Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change Video:…

Photos: The "Minas Day" in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The "Minas Day" ceremony was held in Tehran at the Sorapa Menas Church, with the presence of a group of Armenians and Archbishop of Armenians. The construction of this church is related to the Qajar period, and it considers as one…

Why does Saudi Arabia ban Palestinians from Hajj?

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi Arabia has banned hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with temporary passports from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia. The measure is part of Saudi Arabia's new policy to stop issuing visas…

Photos: The meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) 

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SHAFAQNA: The first meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) was held in Tehran, Iran, under the chairmanship of Ali Akbar Velayati, Secretary-General of the World Islamic Awakening Council, on Monday morning.   …

Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas. Read more from Shafaqna: Al-Abbas Holy Shrine celebration for birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas Flags…

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city. Earlier representatives from Yemen’s Houthi and the internationally recognised government held direct talks for the first time in Sweden on Sunday in what is seen…

Mogherini: EU's SPV could be in place by year's end

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union will establish a financial mechanism, also known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran before year end, European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. “I will expect…

ANSARULLAH: CLOSING SANA’A AIRPORT IS A WAR CRIME

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SHAFAQNA- "Former Saudi-backed government in Yemen will not take control of Aden airport and closing Sana’a airport is a war crime", head of Ansarullah delegation Muhammad Abdul salam said in Sweden peace talks, according to Al-Masirah TV…

Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree on the 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims…

The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women

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SHAFAQNA- Violence against women is a global pandemic. It affects women of all ages, classes and races. The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women. According to UN Women, 37 per cent of Arab women have experienced…

Photos: Starting the fifth phase of the rehabilitation and maintenance works of the shrine of Lady Zaynab (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine starts the fifth phase of the rehabilitation and maintenance works of the shrine of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her). Under the guidance of His Eminence Sayed. Ahmed al-Safi, the Senior Official…

Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

Imam Ali's letter to the Qadhi of Kufa, Shurayh bin Haarith

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SHAFAQNA- Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 3 : [ Shurayh bin Haarith had been holding an important post during the previous regimes. Imam Ali (a) had also appointed him as a Qadhi (Chief Judge) of Kufa. It was brought to the notice of Imam Ali (a)…