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Palestinian students ‘compelled to drop dreams because of financial cuts’

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: For students attending schools funded by the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, (UNRWA), uncertainty over the future has become a constant worry, said the agency’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Matthias Schmale. UNRWA…

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…

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 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…

FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. "The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation receives the Geneva seat at the United Nations

SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of Al-Anwar Al-Najafia Foundation, His Eminence Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy, stated that the Foundation received the Geneva seat at the United Nations. His Eminence affirmed in a press statement that the Foundation…

Yemen: The Houthi group said it is ready for a broader ceasefire

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SHAFAQNA- A senior leader from Yemen's Houthi group has announced they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi-led coalition - if the Saudi-UAE alliance battling his movement is prepared to do the same. The Houthi group said it was…

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…

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…

UN warned: any attempt to return Rohingya Muslims would risk more deaths

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SHAFAQNA- The pledge to begin returning the Rohingya comes just days after UN investigators warned of an "ongoing genocide" against the Muslim minority in Myanmar. But, chair of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar, warned that the conditions…
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…

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…

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…

Canadian MPs vote to strip Myanmar leader of honorary citizenship

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SHAFAQNA-The Canadian parliament has voted unanimously to strip the honorary citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar leader, in response to the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims. In 2007, the House of Commons granted Aung San Suu Kyi the…

Foreign Minister of Iraq urges Arab countries to have a Explicit dialogue with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq spoke at the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN. Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari has thanked the international community and the United…

Rouhani in UNGA: the US wants to make useless every international institutions

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SHAFAQNA- HASSAN ROUHANI, President of Iran speaks sixth at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Iranian President said the US wants to make useless every international institutions. While it is retreated from the…

UNGA: Trump calls on to completely isolate Iran

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday as his administration engages in mounting trade conflicts and boosts pressure on Iran. He said “the horrible 2015 nuclear deal” and calls on other…

Iran denied requesting a meeting despite Trump claims he rejected meeting Rouhani

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SHAFAQNA- Hours before US leader is expected to defend decision to pull America out of 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran in speech at UN general assembly, saying that "I'm sure he's an absolutely lovely man", Donald Trump claims he rejected requests…

Iran shares the UN's concern and seeks to avert disaster in Idlib

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SHAFAQNA - An Iranian senior official said Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib. "Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert…

Russia: UN Security Council should review Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Security Council diplomats should review Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat. Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry…

UN accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in secret prison

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations has accused China of holding as many as a million Uighur and other Muslim people in a vast web of detention camps in the far western Xinjiang province. United Nations' human rights experts have voiced alarm over…

UN experts blames all sides for war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - UN experts have strongly suggested that the various parties involved in the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated war crimes. The group of experts has reason to believe the government of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, are responsible…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Israel attacks Gaza as Hospitals faces lack of fuel

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SHAFAQNA - Israel bomb the occupied Gaza Strip on Wednesday again while Hospitals in Gaza were about to run out of fuel for generators. UN humanitarian coordinator warned that Israel immediately permit the entry of emergency fuel into Gaza. Gaza’s…