World Happy, Yemen Bloody

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SHAFAQNA- “#World_Happy_Yemen_Bloody” hashtag in support of Yemenis people has gone viral on Twitter in first days of new year, in the wake of Yemen civil war. While The world is celebrating the new Christian Year , Yemen’s nation is…

Int’l Conference on Peace and Justice to be held in March 2019

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Islamic World Peace Forum will hold the International Conference on Peace and Justice with an emphasis on the thoughts of the Late Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei and under…

Zarif suggests US and Israel Withdraw From Earth!

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SHAFAQNA- The United States and Israel have quit UNESCO after announcement in 2017. The allies cited "anti-Semitism" and "anti-Israel bias" as the reasons for their exit. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has censured US and Israel recent decision…

Muslim Politicians post New Years wishes

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SHAFAQNA- Scores of Muslim politicians took to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Rashida Tlaib is one of two Muslim women who will be serving in the U.S congress for the next two years. She had tweeted  “I wish you the love you…

3rd anniversary of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr all over the world

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SHAFAQNA- The anniversary of martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is held in different parts of the world, bringing together liberals and dissidents of the Saudi Arabian regime around the world. The campaign of the reviving the martyrdom anniversary…

Yemen: The problem of lost and stolen food aid as people face famine

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SHAFAQNA- Inspite Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid are coming into war-ravaged Yemen , it is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years, because food often isn't getting to people who need it most. Across…

Saudi Arabia to host third round of Taliban peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- The United States and regional countries meet in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks for the next round of peace talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia confirmed on Saturday they would be hosting the next round of…

Iran’s Zarif Wishes healthy and peaceful New Year for All

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated New Year to all the people around the world and wished a peaceful, healthy and happy year for everyone. Wishing everyone across the globe - from all races, religions and…

U.S-led coalition admits killing civilians in Syria and Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The U.S. military said in a monthly report on Sunday it has led to killing over 1,100 civilians since it started its military campaign in Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to a report from Defense One's Kevin Baron, 1,139 civilians…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Theorizing religion in international relations not only feasible but essential: Prof.

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Professor of Politics and Religious Studies at Northwestern University says that “Religion was never excluded from international affairs, but has assumed different forms and occupied difference…

Syrian army enter Kurdish-held town of Manbij

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : The Syrian army have entered the Kurdish-held town of Manbij in northern Syria for the first time in years on Friday, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town from a threatened Turkish offensive.  Syrian…

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit since this trip has violated several diplomatic norms and Iraqi sovereignty. The unannounced Trump's trip to Iraq came after several days…

Trump visit US troops in Iraq for first trip to a combat zone

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to American military forces on Wednesday in Iraq, making his first trip to combat zone since being elected two years ago. He traveled there "late on Christmas night"…

Rouhani: Jesus Christ promises peace friendship justice freedom for everybody

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: President Rouhani sent a message of congratulations to the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on the birthday of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and beginning of year 2019. Here is the full text of President…

Pope Francis pleaded for fraternity in Christmas Speech

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SHAFAQNA- Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world emphasized fraternity "among individuals of every nation and culture", and said “Our differences are a source of richness".  "My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity. Fraternity…

Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani : It’s Christmas time, commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) which is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world, but many people don't know Muslims also have a deep love and respect…

WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN AFFECTS PEACE PROCESS IN KABUL

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SHAFAQNA- Former NATO advisor in Afghanistan, Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam believes that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US troops has hit the peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking with Mehr news agency, Hamdam said that despite…

Iran's Zarif wishes Christian world a Merry Christmas

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ greetings to Christians in Iran and around the world and wished peace and happiness for the upcoming 2019. "The angels said, 'Mary,…

Saltrey: US withdrawal from Syria is not Surprising

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SHAFAQNA- Former Congressman and member of the US Foreign Relations Council, James Charles Saltrey, said about the decision of US President Donald Tramp to leave Syria and reduce troops in Afghanistan, "This decision by President Trump was not…

Video: From Quito to Mogadishu, these cities are giving refugees a second chance

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SHAFAQNA- From Quito to Mogadishu, these cities are giving refugees a second chance. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: More than 30,000 refugees return from Jordan to Syria Video: We will continue to be in Mosul and support Refugees Video:…

Protesters in Jakarta and Berlin voice solidarity with Muslim Uyghurs

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SHAFAQNA- Two protest demonstrations were held outside the Chinese embassy in the capitals of Indonesia and Germany to condemn the human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghurs. Calls are growing in Indonesia – the world’s largest…

UN ceasefire monitors arrive in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- A United Nations team monitoring a ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah arrived in Aden on Saturday. The team led by Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general, made its first stop in Aden where the internationally-recognised government…

Russia warns US of confronting Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned US and its allies of confronting Iran for solving problems in the Middle East. Lavrov made the remarks on Friday while addressing a meeting which was held with the attendance…

Russia stresses implementation of Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday underlined implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Russia considers a situation in which Iran's interests…

Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic…

The main problem of Muslim women is not Western societies, but the Islamic countries-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "Because of the function of the mass media in the west, Europeans think that Muslim women are illiterate and marginalized and they are not able to make any decision," The head of the European Union of Shia Women, Hovideh Jobagh said. Nowadays,…

Putin casts doubt over US troops withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Russian President Vladimir Putin threw doubt on American troops’ withdrawal from Syria, citing the example of Afghanistan. Making the remarks Thursday in his annual press conference in Moscow, Putin said that he…