Reforming Muslim countries and Islamicity indices

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Islamicity Indices are based on Quranic teachings. “The Holy Quran and…

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree to boost efforts aimed at Syrian constitutional committee

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SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Turkey have agreed to ramp up efforts for supporting the launch of a Syrian-led political process for the composition of Syria’s inclusive constitution. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad…

Putin: liberation of Most Syrian territories from terrorists

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Most of the Syrian territories have been liberated from terrorism, but there are still pockets of terrorists that must be eliminated, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a speech on Tuesday at the Russian Defense…

Turning Yemen ceasefire agreement into a reality will be a slog

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Although the Hodeidah deal is seen as a crucial step towards a diplomatic solution in Yemen  , but observers fear Hodeidah deal may not lead to end of Yemen's war. Clashes broke out in the Yemeni port city of…

Iran to attend Science Forum South Africa

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SHAFAQNA- A delegation of Iranian entrepreneurs and businessmen will attend the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), which will be held from December 12 to 14 in Pretoria. Headed by the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari,…

UNGA passes Politically motivated anti-Iran resolution

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SHAFAQNA- On Monday evening local time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) , under pressure from United States and Israel, approved a Canadian-drafted anti-Iran resolution on human rights, which was previously approved in the third Committee…

Iran lauds global awareness to Yemen disaster

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has praised global awareness about the calamities of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, expressing hope that it would help end the war in the country. “We hope that by actions that have…

Photos: SUDANES PRESIDENT IS FIRST ARAB LEADER TO VISIT SYRIA SINCE WAR BEGAN

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SHAFAQNA- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago. Syria's state-run news agency SANA said al-Bashir was greeted on Sunday at the capital's…

Australia becomes the third country to recognize Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognised Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital. But the Australian Embassy won't be moved there from…

Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting 'dangerous escalations' in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world's top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting…

EUROPE IS WASTING TIME/ IRAN WITHDREW FORM JCPOA IS BASELESS

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SHAFAQNA- Sohrab Sadoddin, the head of the Department of European Studies at the Institute of Iran-Eurica, believes that EU wants to keep JCPOA but it cannot. Therefore Europeans are wasting time. The expert in European Affairs on the role…

Israel demanded Germany to stop funding the Jewish Museum over the Muslim view on Bayt al-Maqdis exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- The Israeli government sent an official letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding Germany to halt its funding for the Jewish Museum in Berlin over an exhibition "that reflects the Muslim view of Bayt al-Maqdis. Prime Minister…

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…

Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…