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Jeremy Hunt in Tehran: JCPOA is a vital component of stability in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office to meet his Iranian counterpart. Hunt’s office said in a statement that, during his meeting with Zarif, he…

CIA finally concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's killing

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SHAFAQNA- The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday. In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources…

Barham Salih in Iran: one step forward to strengthen Tehran-Baghdad political and economic relations

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran and Baghdad had agreed to create a free trade zone, the Iranian President Rouhani said at a meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Iraq on Saturday. About Barham Salih visit to Tehran and talks between Iranian and…

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…

After 17 Years, many Afghans blame US over endless war

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SHAFAQNA- Seventeen years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, the war is dragging on, many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and…

Zarif: Pompeo should own what he says

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo for his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanction, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says. In a post on…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

Despite Calls For peace, Saudi Arabia Continues Attacks on Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died as a result of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, but it was Khashoggi's death on October 2, that is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities, and changed attitudes towards the Saudi Arabia-led…

Rouhani: Iran will break unjust US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred US as a "bullying power", saying Iran will "proudly bypass "illegal" and "unjust" sanctions because it's against international regulations. The most biting round of sanctions since US President…

Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

Louis Farrakhan: Sanctioning Iran is a big mistake

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SHAFAQNA- During a solidarity trip to Iran, the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), Louis Farrakhan, described U.S reimposing sanctions against Iran as a big mistake, adding that the United States cannot continue its unilateralism. Louis…

Yemeni Girl who became symbol of the Yemen people's pain died

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SHAFAQNA- Amal Hussain, the 7-year-old Yemeni girl whose haunting image became symbol of the Yemeni people's pain and suffering has died. A searing portrait of the starving girl published in The New York Times last week drew an impassioned…

Maximum pressure on Iran would harm long-term U.S interests

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SHAFAQNA- Despite Saudi Arabia’s admission that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month was premeditated, the Trump administration appears determined to maintain the U.S partnership with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…

Will EU adhere to its "Common Position" for selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

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SHAFAQNA- Public opinion across the EU takes a decisive hard line against arming human rights-abusing regimes, yet weapons manufactured in Europe continue to be used in conflict and atrocities by Saudi Arabia and others. Now, the European…

Increase of anti-Islam campaigning in the US on the verge of the midterm Election

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SHAFAQNA- Anti-Islam rhetoric has surged in U.S. midterm election campaigns, a new study found. Ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report…

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: All Iraq should be a “Green Zone”

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SHAFAQNA – Iraq lawmakers confirmed new government but key posts are left empty. The legislature voted in the early hours on Thursday to confirm 14 of Adel Abdul-Mahdi's 22 Cabinet nominees. But the body failed to vote on key appointments,…

"A total fiasco from day one": the late interpretation of Trump from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

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SHAFAQNA- After passing three weeks, supporting Saudi Arabia to cover Khashoggi’s murder from the Trump administration, on Tuesday US president said it has identified Saudis responsible for killing and plans punishments. According to Sky…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…

Iran may reap gains over Khashoggi case as US-Saudi ties are tested

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's alleged involvement in journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s murder could sour U.S-Saudi bilateral relations and increase oil prices and that could lead to economic and political gains for Iran. US President Donald Trump…
en.shafaqna THE RULING SAUDI FAMILY IS SEEKING TO REPLACE CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN

The ruling Saudi family is seeking to replace crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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SHAFAQNA- The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, unleashes an international crisis for Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Finally , After 18 days in which Saudi Arabia adamantly denied that any harm had come to Jamal Khashoggi at its…

U.S. Congress propose bill to stop Saudi weapons sale after Khashoggi disappearance

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SHAFAQNA- Following reportes over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, whose potential killing have been linked to the Saudis, U.S congress proposed a draft bill to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Massachusetts Democratic congressman Jim McGovern,…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…
en shafaqna BEIJING IS LAUNCHING A MINI-MARSHALL PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

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…

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…

Erdogan: Turkey military would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey would launch a new operation across east of the River Euphrates in Syria, removing the Syrian Kurdish forces from the area, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. We will soon destroy the terror nests in the east of 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…

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…