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…

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…

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…

Taliban Spokesman: We just negotiate with US

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SHAFAQNA- Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the publication of the negotiating team's list with the Taliban is pointless because the group know US as the only decision maker. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid,…

Chabahar’s Inhumane terror attack was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : Terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Chabahar…

Afghan MP: Fight Against Terrorism is the most Important goal of Region

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SHAFAQNA- President of the Afghan Parliament said that Combating terrorism and strengthening regional cooperation is the most important goal of the governments of Tehran, Kabul, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad and Ankara. “Terrorism has never…

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at US “economic terrorism” against Iran and warnned of a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain these issues. “US…

OPEC decides to cut 1.2m bpd to rebalance oil markets

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SHAFAQNA- OPEC concluded its 175th meeting with an accord to remove 1.2 million barrels a day of crude from the market, with non-OPEC allies including Russia taking a 400,000 barrel-a-day share. Iran will be exempted from such a cut due to sanctions. Oil-producing…

Video: Send your New Year wishes to refugee children

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SHAFAQNA- Letters of Love translates and handwrites your well wishes to a refugee child. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Canadians are opening their hearts and homes to Refugees Video: Demands for Justice grow louder Video: A…

Yemen peace talks start with Agreement to exchange prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners at the start of peace talks in Sweden that aim to end Yemen civil war that called the "worst humanitarian crisis" by UN. The peace talk is set to last a week in the…

EU must act soon if it wants to keep the nuclear agreement alive

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and World powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US’ pressures. The US pullout from the JCPOA on May 8, and its “illegal”…

Iran’s Zarif blames U.S Complicity in war crimes

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slams Complicity of U.S in war crimes in Yemen, emphasizing that aim of U.S is creating Permanent instability to justify heinous policy. “Complicity in Saudi & UAE war crimes with…

Facing Sharp blame on Saudi Ties, U.S. claims Iranian Threat Growing

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SHAFAQNA- Facing increasing pressure to end all U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen, The Trump administration on Thursday attempted a deflection, accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports and threatens…

United Nations Representative meet Ayatollah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, met Ayatollah Sistani on the occasion of the completion of his missions in Iraq. In this meeting, Ayatollah Sistani said "The new Iraqi government is facing a lot…

Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you...

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim brain drain phenomena overseas to the West is well known & Muslims do carry their values and Islamic practices consistently with them. This comment reflects why the negative securitisation & criminalisation of Islam…

Aid groups urged US to end military support in Yemen’s civil war

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SHAFAQNA- The five humanitarian organizations urged the US, as one of the most generous humanitarian donors in Yemen, to end military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen’s civil war, warning of 14 million people…

Iraqis slam Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqi condemned Saudi coalition war crimes in Yemen. Gathering in one of the main squares in Baghdad and carrying placards, they expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Yemen. They also urged governments…

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU's promised SPV

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SHAFAQNA– Iran 's Deputy Foreign Minister said EU needs more time to introduce operational measures, but underlined that Iran cannot wait forever. Despite the US pressures, the European Union continues efforts to provide a financial mechanism…

Astana peace conference on Syria: The guarantor states failed to achieve a UN-backed constitutional committee

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SHAFAQNA – Despite positive comments by the Turkish, Russian, and Iranian delegations on the results of the Astana peace conference, the U.N. envoy to Syria said the latest talks to end the war are a missed opportunity. Astana 11 final…

US Congress to sanction resistance groups in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The US Congress, In another attempt to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs, finalised a draft bill late on Tuesday on sanctioning resistance groups. Asaib Ahl Al Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba militias will be subjected…

Trump faces criticism for not visiting troops overseas

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump portrays himself as a gung-ho supporter of the US military, but over a year and a half into his tenure the president has yet to visit American troops in a war zone. Since Trump took office, about 60 American service…

EU signs aid package for Afghanistan worth $535m in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union and Afghanistan have signed a financing agreement worth millions of euros for development of diverse sectors of the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The aid agreement made on Tuesday at the Geneva Conference on…

German Peace activist: only Islam can help all the human being in the world

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SHAFAQNA- Ala Moqadas : In the sideline of the 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference in Iran, Tehran, Jurgen Grassmann, the German peace activist and Chairman of Quds Arbeitsgroup in Berlin had an Interview with Shafaqna, saying that…

Ayatollah Hakim to Christian priest: Clergymen should propagate the spirit of love and coexistence of all nations

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim, invited the clerics of various religions to propagate the spirit of love, coexistence and interaction among the nations of the world and effort to institutionalize honorable values. Ayatollah Hakim,…

Zarif, Ghani meet in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met in the Swiss city of Geneva on the sidelines of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. Zarif held talks with Ghani on bilateral issues and peace…

Iran’s Zarif: Respecting human rights is a national security requirement

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the sidelines of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. During the meeting, Zarif said Iran relies on domestic support as the…