Western Media companies, executives pull out of Saudis' business conference over disappearance of journalist

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SHAFAQNA- A growing list of Western executives and major  news media bail out of the annual investor conference scheduled to convene in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this month following accusations that the Saudi government ordered the murder of a…
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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…

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…

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…

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…

International counseling to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Following US restrictions on global trading with Iran, international counseling has started to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran. If it happens, this motivation is one step forward to free Europe from excessive dependence…

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…

Nikkie Haley: US envoy in UN who increased oppression of human rights

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SHAFAQNA- A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, will  resign her post as the US ambassador to the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy for defending…

Iran oil exports can never be reduced to zero

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SHAFAQNA-  Saudi Arabia officials have been claiming they are able to offset Iranian losses in Oil export under U.S. pressure. But, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the market will never buy Saudi Arabia’s claim that it has been…

Iran requested quick international response to US threats

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SHAFAQNA- Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN said imposing sanctions and US withdraw from international agreements are serious threats for the principal charter of the UN and the violation of legal order. And he requested a quick and…

Joining CFT facilitates Iran economic ties with world

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SHAFAQNA- “If CFT is approved with the conditions Iran sets and red lines it puts forward, it can prevent abuses and help normalization of Iran’s economic ties with the world,” Kamal Kharrazi said. Iranian parliament on Sunday passed…

US projection in a new global court against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- One week after US threated to quit the international accord relating to the UN top court's jurisdiction because of its juridical losing against Iran, in a new lawsuit US lawyers requested ICJ to disqualify Iran from being heard at…

Khashoggi issue: the new Saudi challenge

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish officials believe that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and his body later driven from the compound. But Saudi Arabia has denied it, insisting Mr. Khashoggi left shortly…

EU new demand to open an office in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in Iran Parliment said European Union has proposed a new demand to open an office in Tehran. Heshmatollah Fallahatpishe, addressing the session held in committee with 26…

War on children: 164% rise in Civilian Casualties in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project, civilian casualties in Yemen have raised 164 percent since June “dramatically” when the Saudi-led coalition launched its brutal siege against the Red Sea port city…

Developing countries host 85prc of the world's refugees +Video

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SHAFAQNA- 85 percent of the world's refugees live in developing countries. A new deal for refugees means a new deal for host countries. The world's poorest countries continue to shoulder the burden of the global refugee crisis, according…

Australia supports its citizens travel to Iran

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SHAFAQNA- "The country [Australia] still have positive position on Iran and there is no change in country’s decision about its citizens and tourists trip to Iran", the Australian cultural counselor, Hamish Leslie, pointed out. After JCPOA…

MBS to Trump: We’ve bought everything with money

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump has warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last “two weeks" without the backing of the US military. But Bin Salman noted that the two-week timeframe was “not accurate,” as Saudi Arabia existed long before…

Iran PMs approved joining CFT

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Parliament approved a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Parliament's open session on Sunday morning was attended by Parliament…

Nobel prizes awarded to fighters for sexual violence and human rights

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SHAFAQNA- Denis Mukwege , the "man who mends women", and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old Yazidi activist, are the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the scourge of sexual violence against women. Mukwege, a gynecologist…

Participation of Imam Hussain (P) Holy Shrine in an international conference at UN

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SHAFAQNA- An official delegation of Imam Hussain (P)  Holy Shrine was sent  to New York to participate in an international conference organized by the Imam Khoei Foundation at the UN Headquarters, in which the two holy shrines of Imam Hussain…

The ceremony of Carpet Washing held in Mashhad-e-Ardehal +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Qalishuyan (carpet washing) ritual was held in Kashan, Iran, with great gathering of people in Sultan Ali (AS) mausoleum, a descendant of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS). Sultan Ali was Imam Sadeq’s brother who came to Kashan, with people’s…

Zarif conversations about JCPOA with global media: "Reliability is different from trust"

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talked about the Iran nuclear deal, the rest of the international community deal with the US, Netanyahu‘s claims and the future of relations between Tehran and Washington, in separate…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

Video: Jeremy Corbyn Promises to Recognize Palestinian State as Soon as he Takes Office

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SHAFAQNA: “In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn said on Wednesday afternoon at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool, northwest England.   Read…