Bahrain: 994 women are detained for demanding “freedom and democracy”

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores…

Bahrain: Former head of Sharia Commission arrested/ Al-Wefaq comment on second round of Parliamentary election

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SHAFAQNA- While the Bahraini opposition boycotted parliamentary and municipal elections, the Al Khalifa regime, regardless of their demands, held the second round of elections, while the Bahraini opposition, which has almost the majority of…

Afghanistan: Hazara Shiites under Taliban attack in a war never seen before

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of Shiites have fled their homes in two Hazara-dominated districts to escape the “absolute terror” of escalating violence by Taliban, with some describing the violence as the worst they had seen in the 17-year conflict. The…

Amnesty warned: Twelve Saudi Shiite prisoners are at risk of "imminent" execution

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SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that twelve Saudi prisoners who are part of the country’s Shia minority are at risk of "imminent" execution. Riyadh received over 250 human rights warnings over murdering the critic journalist…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

Photos: Arbaeen pilgrims support for Muslim children in war

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen pilgrims from different nations, support Muslim children in war. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: The ceremony of Arbaeen in the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (SA) Photos: Iranian…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify Killings of Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Nigeria's army posted a video of US President Donald Trump speech about firing on immigrants to justify opening fire on Shiites and killing them in Arbaeen. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 Shia killed after the army…

Nigerian army killed 42 Arbaeen Mourners

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SHAFAQNA- Nigerian army have repeatedly opened fire on peaceful Arbaeen mourners of Imam Hussain (A.S) and followers of jailed Nigerian Shiite cleric in Abuja and killed 42 over the previous two days. Security forces opened fire with live…
The Dome of Liberality

The Dome of Liberality

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A name that has conquered a high position in the political, social and religious fields in international news bulletins to be considered a reliable source is Imam Hussain Holy Shrine . News agencies around the world…

Iraq: Neutralizing ISIS operation against pilgrim's of Imam Hussein (A)

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SHAFAQNA- The Baghdad Operations Command announced that ISIS operations against the pilgrims of Imam Hussein (A) and the path to Karbala has been neutralized in the northern capital of Iraq. The Baghdad Operations Command announced that the…

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…

Infographics: What Are Parents Rights in Quran?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: This infographic give us a quick look at what the holy Quran says about parents rights.    Read more from Shafaqna: The Holy Quran and the Parents French parents name baby ‘Jihad,’ may face charges Infographics:…

About 850 grave human rights violations by Bahraini regime in July

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SHAFAQNA: During the month of July, about 844 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain are revealed by an independent human rights group, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights…

Terrorist attack against Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted

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SHAFAQNA- A terrorist attack that was planned to target Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted by Iraqi security forces on Sunday. “Security forces received reports about the presence of three suicide bombers in al-Radwaniyah district…

Hundreds of Bahrainis stage anti-regime protests

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Bahrainis have staged anti-regime protests across the country against Al-Khalifah regime. Demonstrators condemned regimes activity against political activists, Shiite clerics, according to the Mehr report, citing Manama…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…

Bahrain Center for Human Rights: Al-Khalifa officials are struggling with Shiite Ashura rituals

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Center for Human Rights announced that Bahrain security authorities target freedom of religion and belief by creating restrictions on holding of religious rituals and Ashura ceremony in the villages and cities of Bahrain. This…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

Prison punishment for WhatsApp groups in Jammu and Kashmir

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SHAFAQNA - First Post | by Ishfaq Naseem : The Jammu and Kashmir government has said all WhatsApp groups should register with the deputy commissioner (DC) in one of the districts of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, failing which the group administrators…

Expansion of Anti-Shia Laws in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch | by Hannah Westphall :        After 9/11, the US adopted an ideology of “war on terror,” a systematic campaign using a variety of legislative and judicial methods designed to target extremist groups bent…

Ibrahim Musa: Zaria massacre orchestrated in Israel bankrolled by Saudis

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SHAFAQNA - Ibrahim Musa, the President of Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, believes that Israel and Saudi Arabia were the main plotters behind Zaria massacre in Nigeria. Ibrahim Musa is the President of Media Forum of the…

Amri Che Mat's disappearance and Shia-phobia in Malaysia

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SHAFAQNA - A Malaysian social activist, Amri Che Mat, went missing on Nov 24, 2016 that media reports saying it could be related to his alleged Shia belief. Already, Perlis Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin has attacked Amri Che Mat for following Shia…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

USA called Bahrain government to release Shaikh Ali Salman

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SHAFAQNA - The detention of Shaikh Ali Salman led to widespread protests across the Bahrain Kingdom, which has been criticized by rights groups and governments alike, including Washington.   Washington has called upon the government of Bahrain…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

Seven Shia Muslims martyred while defending in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Abna24 : Seven people martyred including one civilian, and two other civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with sniper and macinegun fire on the terrorist-besieged Shiite towns of al-Fouaa and Kefraya in northern countryside…