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EU distributes aid to Palestianians

SHAFAQNA - The European Union (EU) said, on Wednesday, that it delivered the Palestinian Authority the quarterly payment of a €50-million to support poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. According…

Muslim Population in EU Countries to Grow by 2050

SHAFAQNA - The Muslim population in some European countries could triple by 2050 while it will barely change in others, according to new projections released by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre. The report, Europe’s Growing Muslim…

Europe loses confidence in US after Trump’s Iran decision

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump’s decision to “decertify” Iranian compliance with an international deal breached the trust of Europe, which is now bracing for “major disruptions” in ties with Trump’s America. Trump on October…

Stop sending Afghan refugees back to danger: Amnesty to EU

SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International says the European Union is “brazenly” violating international law by forcing thousands of Afghan refugees back to their war-torn homeland, where they face the risks of death, torture and other “horrors.” In…

European ambassadors to US firmly support JCPOA

SHAFAQNA - The ambassadors from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union to the United States have expressed their countries’ strong support for a landmark international nuclear agreement Iran clinched with the P5+1 group of countries…

EU says Iran deal sound, all parties stick to terms

SHAFAQNA- The European Union, which supervises the implementation of the landmark July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, says all parties to the agreement remain committed to its implementation, rejecting Iran’s view that…

EU refugee deal with Ankara may derail due to Turkey’s internal affairs – Frontex

SHAFAQNA - The European Union’s deal struck with Ankara to ease the refugee crisis may go awry due to the latest events in Turkey, which include the failed military coup in June, EU’s border agency Frontex said in a report, obtained by…

EU: Only Syrians can decide on their future, adopt new constitution

SHAFAQNA - While speaking at a press-conference during the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on April 3, 2017, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stated that it is only the…

Right-Wing Groups Attempt To Bomb EU Targets As Greek Tragedy Worsens

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SHAFAQNA - Last week, major financial institutions in Europe were put on notice when letter bombs were sent to the International Monetary Fund and the office of Germany’s financial minister. Only one of those bombs exploded and injuries were…

EU seeks UN probe into crimes by Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The European Union has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate widespread crimes being committed by the government armed forces against persecuted Rohingya Muslims…

European rabbis slam EU court ruling on religious symbol (Hijab) bans

SHAFAQNA-Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, issued a scathing statement slamming Tuesday's first ruling by the European Union's top court on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work. According…

EU hijab ban - when religious freedom becomes politicking

SHAFAQNA - It must this time of year again … snow is slowly melting, the sun has more or less returned and our favourite - NOT, neo-liberals have come out of hibernation to throw Muslim women under the bus, hopefully minus their undesirable…

European Court hijab ruling cements Muslims' second-class status

SHAFAQNA - Today's decision by the European Court of Justice that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf and other religious symbols sets an alarming precedent that cements the inferior legal status under which Muslims…

'Draconian' EU security laws target Muslims: Amnesty International

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SHAFAQNA - A raft of new counterterrorism laws across Europe discriminate against Muslims and refugees, spreading fear and alienation, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday. The human rights group sounded the alarm over security…

Nigerian migrants: Rescued but still in the EU crosshairs

SHAFAQNA - After an accord with Turkey practically shut down the Aegean route, the EU is eying a raft of deals with African nations to stem an increasing surge across the Central Mediterranean that has led to a record number of migrant deaths…

When does Brexit mean Brexit: Could the UK change its mind?

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SHAFAQNA - Since entering Downing Street as Britain's new prime minister last week, Theresa May has quickly dispelled hopes that the UK might change its mind about leaving the European Union. "Brexit means Brexit," she said in her inaugural…

Europe tries to buy its way out of the migration crisis

SHAFAQNA - This week’s European Council meeting was dominated by reactions to Britain’s referendum result, but on Tuesday EU leaders took a decision that has far-reaching consequences for people forced or wishing to migrate from more than…

Turkey's blackmail and the war refugees

SHAFAQNA - TURKEY has threatened to send migrants back to European Union (EU) countries if the visa-free travel deal falls through as talks stall over the country’s anti-terror laws. Officials in Brussels offered Turkey £2.5billion and…

US-UK trade deal could take 10 years if Brexit goes ahead, Obama warns

SHAFAQNA - A US trade deal with Britain could take up to 10 years if it were to leave the European Union, President Barack Obama has warned in an interview with the BBC. In the event of a Brexit, the UK would lose much of the influence it has…
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Deportation begins under EU-Turkey migration deal

SHAFAQNA - Deportation of migrants from Greece to Turkey has begun as the first boats carrying the migrants start their journey to Turkey. According to local media, scores of  asylum seekers were seen boarding ferries on the Greek island…

Greek protesters condemn EU policies on refugees

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of Greeks have hit the streets in the capital, Athens, for a mass protest rally against EU policies towards refugees mainly coming from the Middle East. Chanting pro-refugee slogans on Wednesday, the protesters condemned…

Racketeering made in the EU - preying on the most vulnerable

SHAFAQNA - From Saudi Arabia’s blood-trailing to Western powers’ engineered outrage over Madaya to pursue one very neocons’ narrative of military interventionism with sectarian undertone in the MidEast, Europe had to add its own political…