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President Assad: US and UK existence in Syria is invasion

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of Imam Hussain in Birmingham has been stabbed multiple times

  SHAFAQNA - Syed Hassan, a teenager guarding a Majlis of #ImamHussain in Birmingham (England) has been stabbed multiple times and is in intensive care. The likely suspects are Salafi thugs who were trying to force their way in. This…

UN calls on Saudi Arabia to grant reporters access to Yemen

SHAFAQNA- The United Nations has demanded access to the “man-made catastrophe" in Yemen after Saudi Arabia imposing a blockade on the war-hit country denied entry to three reporters traveling on a UN aid flight to the Yemeni capital Sana’a. "We…

What’s In A Name? U.S. Takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda Off Terror Watchlists

SHAFAQNA - It turns out that getting off the U.S.’ and Canada’s terror watchlist is as simple as changing your name. While the terror watchlist in the U.S. has long been both secretive and controversial – as “reasonable suspicion”…

Al-Qaeda says fighting alongside US-, Saudi-backed militia in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The leader of al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen says his forces have often fought alongside US- and Saudi-backed militia and supporters of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi against the Yemeni army and the popular Houthi Ansarullah…

Saudi Arabia carrying out ‘open-air massacre’ in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Aid groups say Saudi Arabia is carrying out an “open-air massacre” of Yemeni civilians facing famine amid Riyadh’s two-year-long military campaign against the impoverished country. "The bombs that rain down every day in…

Afghan forces arrest ISIS spy chief Taj Gul

SHAFAQNA - The spy chief of the ISIS terrorist group offshoot in Afghanistan has been arrested by the Afghan security forces. The provincial police commandment in Nangarhar said Taj Gul was arrested during an operation conducted in Haska…

NATO weapons to Al Qaeda near Damascus, seized by government forces

SHAFAQNA - NATO weapons (Made in the UK) in possession of terrorists from al-Qaeda group were found and seized by a Syrian Arab Army unit in Damascus Countryside. The first truck loaded with weapons, described as the smaller one, had a full…

The rise of al-Qaeda in South Yemen

SHAFAQNA - A suicide car bombing killed four people Monday when it hit a gathering of loyalist forces in Aden, the southern Yemen city serving as a government base, AFP reported. Five others were wounded in the attack in the residential Sheikh…