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Is Saudi Arabia Waging a Holy Crusade Against Iran?

SHAFAQNA - One stands in disbelief when Saudi Arabia speaks of radicalism and extremism. With Iran set to elect its next president in only a new short weeks - May 19, 2017 to be precise, ink has flowed from writers’ pen, speaking of…

Shafaqna Speaks on Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Pentagon officials have finally admitted that a March airstrike in northern Syria did in fact hit a mosque, killing dozens of people. Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, believes that Washington's…

‘Terrorists try to drive a wedge between Sunni and Shia in Syria’

SHAFAQNA - The latest attack on civilian convoy in Syria is a sign that terrorist groups are trying to drive a wedge between Sunni, Shia, and other religious groups in Syria, says Middle East expert Catherine Shakdam. At least 39 people…

America to expand nuclear arsenal - Shafaqna speaks to Press TV

SHAFAQNA - US President-elect Donald Trump says Washington must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until “the world comes to its senses”. Trump’s remark came a day after he met with a group of senior US army commanders…

The Battle For Just Peace In A World of War Lies

SHAFAQNA - Author Catherine Shakdam writes in “The Sound Of Your Silence”: “Today silence has become more than a war crime. Today silence has become more than just the manifestation of our egocentrism and selfishness. Today silence…

In Syria, Russia Has Done Everything It Can to De-Escalate Violence

SHAFAQNA - As Washington has officially halted all bilateral contacts with Moscow regarding Syria, a hard-won truce in the war-torn country is collapsing. Catherine Shakdam, director of programs for the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern…