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Iran sees revival of drying Lake Urmia

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: It is one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades, but the shrinking of Iran's great Lake Urmia finally appears to be stabilizing and officials see the start of a revival. A rusty cargo ship and a row of colorful…

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship after handshake refusal

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim couple showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex, when they sat down for a meeting with a municipal commission in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the city’s mayor said. So they were…

USA called Bahrain government to release Shaikh Ali Salman

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SHAFAQNA - The detention of Shaikh Ali Salman led to widespread protests across the Bahrain Kingdom, which has been criticized by rights groups and governments alike, including Washington.   Washington has called upon the government of Bahrain…