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Kim signed a "historic" agreement with an untrustworthy negotiator

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SHAFAQNA - The US and North Korean leaders have signed an agreement after historic talks held in Singapor, while Iran has warned North Korea that President Donald Trump is not a trustworthy negotiator. Trump and Kim arrived in the signing…

The G7 summit was a mess: France push Trump to make policy concessions on Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - During the summit, Trump’s meetings with leaders from the other G7 members — which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, plus the European Union (which is not technically part of the G7 but participates)…

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…

Trump White House under fire for lack of Muslim-American representation at Ramadan celebration

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SHAFAQNA - VOX | by Tara Isabella burton: The White House hosted its first Iftar dinner after declining to hold it last year. Wednesday night, to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Trump White House hosted its first Iftar dinner…

Haaretz: Qatar Crisis Weakened the U.S. in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Haaretz : At a time when the United States hopes to exert maximum pressure on Iran, a regional bloc created by Persian Gulf Arab countries to counter Tehran looks increasingly more divided ahead of the anniversary of the diplomatic…

US, Saudi & Israeli alliance threatens world peace, democracy & HR

SHAFAQNA - The decision by the US president last night to abrogate, unilaterally, the most celebrated achievement of his predecessor, the nuclear deal with Iran, has been criticised worldwide and caused a major split within the Western political…

President Trump concedes he may have overstepped

SHAFAQNA - In a semi-admission of guilt to Piers Morgan during a televised interview., US President Donald Trump conceded his re-tweet of a far-right video may not have been in the best of taste. In an interview with the “Good Morning Britain”…

Hundreds rally in besieged Gaza over Trump’s cut of funding to UNRWA

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in the blockaded Gaza Strip after the U.S. administration decided to suspend millions of dollars in aid for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Activists…

The “Trump Effect” On Attitudes Toward Arabs And Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Are anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments on the rise in the US? And what are the best ways to combat them? These were some of the questions we discussed at the 2017 “Global Peace and the Fear of Islam” Forum held this past week…

Over 80,000 Indonesians rally to protest Trump’s Al-Quds decision

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian people held mass rally on Sunday in the country's capital city Jakarta to protest US president's provocative decision to recognize al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital. Over 80,000 people, estimated by police, marched…

Donald Trump Has Never Stopped Lying About Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - It’s been just over two years since then-candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” It’s not quite 11 months since his administration first announced the institution…

MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD RALLY AGAINST TRUMP IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIANS

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SHAFAQNA-Thousands of Palestinians protested in a "day of rage" on Friday in the West Bank, Gaza and in east Jerusalem against US President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds,…

Protesters in NYC rally to denounce Trump's decision over al-Quds

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in New York to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The protesters descended on Times Square on Friday night while chanting,…

Trump declares Jerusalem to be Israel capital

SHAFAQNA - President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, though the embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. "There will of course be disagreement and dissent regarding…

Donald Trump Wins Muslim-Hate Award

SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump was voted Islamophobe of the Year at this years Islamophobia Awards 2017 event this weekend in London. Hundreds of people attended the unique tongue in cheek awards ceremony hosted by the Islamic Human Rights Commission,…

Most Americans say US at ‘lowest point' in history: Poll

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SHAFAQNA- The American Psychological Association survey found that 59 percent of people said they consider this the “lowest point in US history that they can remember,” a figure spanning every generation, including those who lived through…

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu Is Leading US President Trump to War with Iran

SHAFAQNA- Introduction Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Presidents of the 52 Major Jewish American Organizations are leading President Trump, like a puppy on a leash, into a major war with Iran. The hysterical ’52 Presidents’ and…

Why Donald Trump Is Wrong to Link Britain’s Crime Rise to ‘Radical Islamic Terror’

SHAFAQNA - President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday about new figures on crime levels in Britain, citing an unnamed report and linking the rise to radical Islamist extremism. He implied that rising crime levels in the U.K. were linked to…

Analyst: "Trump’s Muslim ban impoverishes us all"

SHAFAQNA - Economically, culturally, strategically, and morally, Donald Trump’s repeated attempts to ban Muslim immigrants and refugees have impoverished us all. His latest attempt proves it. Premeditated Hate On Tuesday a federal…

Psychoanalyst: Trump is ‘depressed’

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent Iranian psychoanalyst says U.S. President Donald Trump is “dangerous” because he has a “lot of power” and is “depressed”. “A person who is depressed and deeply sad can easily use his power as an instrument…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan compares Trump’s speeches to ISIS rhetoric

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SHAFAQNA - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hit out at US President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying its tone reflects the propaganda touted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Speaking at an event hosted by the Guardian…

When the sun set on neo-imperial America and Iran rose a geopolitical giant

SHAFAQNA - If the floor of the UNGA this September 2017 will long echo US President Donald Trump’s military grandstanding versus not one, but two military giants: Iran and North Korea, it is likely his tirade will be remembered as America’s…

‘Trump is likely the most dangerous man to have ever graced the corridors of power’

SHAFAQNA - In an interview with Muslim Press, political commentator Catherine Shakdam said she thinks “Trump is likely the most dangerous man to have ever graced the corridors of power.” “It may be time for the international community…

President Trump calls for a holocaust on the floor of the United Nations

SHAFAQNA - "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" … With what can only be described as an incendiary address to the United Nations General Assembly, US President Trump christened his mandate as speaker with a grand call for war, threatening…

Americans claim impeachment best response to Trump

SHAFAQNA- The results of the monthly national poll — conducted by Harvard University's Center for American Political Studies and the research marketing firm Harris Insights and Analytics — published this week showed that 43 percent of…

Why Trump’s Charlottesville crisis is shocking but not surprising

SHAFAQNA - Even by Donald Trump standards, the president’s press conference on Tuesday was a surreal spectacle. Just a day after caving to the demands of his party and making a statement that explicitly blamed white supremacists for the…

Trump's silence on Minnesota mosque attack prompts criticism

SHAFAQNA - President Donald Trump has tweeted 29 times since a bomb exploded at a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Saturday, but he has not weighed in to address the shaken Muslim community near the Twin Cities. The Department of Homeland…

Kremlin agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at dangerous low

SHAFAQNA- The Kremlin on Friday said it agreed with President Donald Trump's assessment that US-Russian ties were at an all-time and very dangerous low. "We fully share this opinion," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov…