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More than 1000 waste containers on the roads to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine puts more than 1000 waste containers on the roads leading to the holy city of Karbala. As part of its preparations to receive the visitors of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) on the Arba'een,…

Najaf: Iraq's city of bookshops in AFP report

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SHAFAQNA- In an exclusive report from the Shiite scholarly city of Iraq, AFP dropped in Najaf bookstores.   Poetry and philosophy books compete with economic treatises on laden shelves in the covered alleyways of old Najaf in Iraq, the…

Five Iraqi civilian injured in bomb explosion

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SHAFAQNA- Four Iraqi civilian was wounded in bomb blast in tow region of Baghdad. A car bomb attack rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, leaving four civilians wounded, according to a security source. Speaking to the privately-owned…

Terrorist attack against Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted

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SHAFAQNA- A terrorist attack that was planned to target Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted by Iraqi security forces on Sunday. “Security forces received reports about the presence of three suicide bombers in al-Radwaniyah district…

Video: Iraq failure to preserve archaeological treasures

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SHAFAQNA- City of Samara has some of Iraq’s most significant historical sites, but residents say they are being neglected. For 12 centuries the spiral minaret of the Great Mosque at Samara has survived storms and wars. But perhaps its greatest…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

Hundreds of iraqis resumed protest in demand of basic services

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in Basra on Friday in protest of shortage of jobs, electricity, water, and other basic services. Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protest against high unemployment…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

Iran-Iraq trade balance hit $10b: Envoy

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Baghdad reached ten billion dollars for a one-year period, Iran's ambassador to Iraq announced on Wednesday. There are many historical, cultural and political commonalities…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Iraq election: some Ballot boxes burned before recount in east Baghdad

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SHAFAQNA - A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad. According to BBC, the fire hit Iraq's biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used…

Explosion in eastern Iraq kills one, injures 8 others

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA : One person was killed and eight others wounded in blast of an explosive charge in the city of Al Khalis in the eastern province of Diyala Saturday night, local media reported. The explosive charge went off in a marketplace…

Iraq Forces Move to Capture Last ISIS Stronghold

SHAFAQNA - Iraqi federal troops continued their push to regain control over a Syrian-Iraqi-Turkish triangle border area where an oil pipeline was used by the Kurdish region to export oil to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, federal military command…

12 people killed as car bomb explodes at Shia neighborhood in Baghdad

SHAFAQNA - A car bombing has struck a busy market area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials say. The explosives-laden car went off at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad's Shia district of Sadr City on Monday…

Massive bombings strike heart of Baghdad

SHAFAQNA - Two bomb explosions have hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing a total of at least 27 people and injuring 100 others. The first blast took place outside a popular ice cream shop in the predominantly Shia district of Karrada…

Daesh car bomb attack kills at least 4, injures several in Baghdad

SHAFAQNA - At least four people have been killed and several others sustained injures in a car bomb attack claimed by the Daesh Takfiri group in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. According to security and medical sources, the explosion took place…

Bomb attack kills 31 in Baghdad café

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SHAFAQNA - A bomb attack at a café in the north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 31 people. The bombing occurred at the Beiruti Café on Wednesday, also leaving an unknown number of people wounded. Iraqi security…

At least 17 killed in southern Baghdad truck bombing

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SHAFAQNA - At least 17 people have been killed and some 60 more injured after an explosive-laden truck exploded at a security checkpoint in southern Baghdad. Local police said on Wednesday night that the incident occurred when the…

At least 11 killed, Injured in explosion in southern Baghdad

SHAFAQNA - A source from the Ministry of Interior revealed that two people were killed and nine others were injured in a bomb blast that rocked an area near a popular market in southern Baghdad early on Monday morning. “This morning, an…

Silence over Daesh genocidal campaign against Shia Muslims in Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Daesh aka ISIL massacred over 40 people and wounded 58 more in a suicide bombing at a funeral in east Iraq on Monday. The attack took place in Muqdadiya, northeast of the capital city Baghdad, in a neighbourhood predominantly Shia…