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Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

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SHAFAQNA - The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming…

Islamophobic attack in Belgium was condemned by Muslims and Jews groups

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SHAFAQNA - Two assailants attacked on a young Muslim girl in Belgium On last Monday night, taking off her headscarf and inflicting injuries upon her with a sharp object. Muslim and Jewish groups condemned this Islamophobic attack. According…

Muslim woman assaulted in Belgium, her hijab and shirt pulled off

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim woman, whose name has not been made public, was brutally assaulted in what appears to be a hate crime carried out by two racist men in Anderlues town near Brussels on Monday, Belgian media reported. The 19-year-old woman…

Abe will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt

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SHAFAQNA - During to his European and Middle Eastern countries tour next month, Shinzo Abe will visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt countries next…

The Shia of Belgium

SHAFAQNA - The Killing of Sheikh Abdullah Dahdoh in a Shia mosque in central Brussels sent shockwaves around the world. In this documentary we look at the formation of the Shia communities in that region, how they expanded and established themselves.…

Belgium regrets backing Saudi Arabia on UN rights panel

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SHAFAQNA - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has regretted a decision by his country to back Saudi Arabia on a United Nations committee on women’s rights. "If we could do it again and if we would have the chance to discuss it at government…

Human Rights Watch Condemns Mistreatment of Muslims in Belgium

SHAFAQNA - A Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigation has found that the Belgian Muslim community, many of Moroccan origin, has been the victim of inhumane treatment at the hands of Belgium’s anti-terrorist efforts. The study resulting from…

We are not at war with Islam: Belgian PM

SHAFAQNA - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel vowed on Sunday that the West will ultimately defeat terrorist group Daesh (the so called IS) as the royal family hosted a ceremony marking two months since the deadly Brussels bombings. He…

Stirring sectarian unrest - Belgium minister warns of Muslim takeover

SHAFAQNA - Muslims will ‘very soon’ outnumber practising Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister claimed yesterday. Koen Geens, the justice minister, told the European Parliament the continent ‘does not realise this, but this is the…

Belgium: Marking Syria’s 70 years of Independence - EXCLUSIVE

SHAFAQNA - Marking the 70th anniversary of the Syrian Independence Day from the French colonial power, nonprofit organization SOLIDALE, also named SOL.ID, organized a “Stand by Syria” conference against terrorism and imperial colonialism.…

Belgium Minister speaks of Islamic "Cancer" eating away at his country

SHAFAQNA - A “significant” number of Belgian Muslim population celebrate terrorist attacks, the country's Interior Minister has claimed. Speaking to the Flemish-language newspaper De Standaard, Jan Jambon did not specifically refer…
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Belgium wants migrants to sign contract of integration

SHAFAQNA - All non-EU immigrants wishing to reside in Belgium may soon have to accept local values and integrate into society by signing a “Newcomer’s statement.” Those failing to comply will have their residence claims rejected, immigration…
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Racist gang targets religious and ethnic minorities in Belgium

SHAFAQNA - According to media reports in Belgium, women hailing from ethnic and religious minority groups, most specifically Muslims, have been the subject of an intimidation campaign by far right groups in Brussels. Muslim women were confronted and…
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Belgium wants to bomb ISIL in revenge attack

SHAFAQNA - Belgium has confirmed plans to carry out airstrikes on Daesh targets as part of the US-led coalition after the Brussels deadly attacks earlier this week, the country's prime minister, Charles Michel, said Friday. On Tuesday, two…
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US President reacts to Brussels' attack, calls for unity against Terror

SHAFAQNA - US President Barack Obama addressed the bomb blasts that hit Brussels Tuesday morning from Havana, Cuba. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium, and we stand in solidarity with them in…

Dutch man who tweeted about cheers from Muslim students gets visit from cops

SHAFAQNA- A Dutch man appeared to be in hot water after tweeting his dismay upon hearing some Muslims students in Belgium cheered after the attacks in Brussels. "How do you still teach when the Muslim children in your class applaud?" Ivar…

Zainalabdeen Lefta, a Shia scholar travelled to Belgium to show his solidarity for the people

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SHAFAQNA- Zainalabdeen Lefta, a Shia scholar originally from Iraq and now based in the Netherlands, travelled to Belgium to show his solidarity for the people there and condemn ISIS. "I want to be with all Belgian people.  And I want…

Security tightened across EU, Brussels in lockdown after explosions at airport & Metro

SHAFAQNA - The city of Brussels is in lockdown following three explosions Monday morning - two at Brussels airport and one at a city Metro station. Security has been tightened across the EU in response to the blasts. Following reports of…

Brussels airport becomes Terror target

SHAFAQNA - Fourteen people have been killed and dozens others injured after two blasts rocked Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. The terrorist link has been confirmed by the Belgian royal prosecutor. He has announced that the airport blast…

Imminent Terror Threat Shuts Brussels Metro

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SHAFAQNA - Brussels is at its highest level of terror alert after a warning that an attack like that seen in Paris is "imminent", forcing the closure of the city's Metro. The Belgian capital's underground transport system will be closed…

Imam Hussain mourning procession in Belgium

SHAFAQNA - Islamic Center of Belgium holds mourning ceremonies on the occasion of Muharram, first month of Islamic calendar, and the Day of Ashura (Muharram 10) maring the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein in Karbala in year 61 Hegira,…