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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…

Muslims in St. Louis community react to mosque explosion in Minnesota

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SHAFAQNA - The local Muslim community spoke out on Saturday after an explosion occurred at a mosque in Minneapolis. "Hate crimes against any group, not only Muslims, is against all Americans," said Dr. Ghazala Hayat. Dr. Hayat is with…

The science behind exploding phone batteries

SHAFAQNA- An exploding phone seems like a freak accident, but the same chemical properties that make batteries work also make them likely to catch fire. Samsung is learning this the hard way, as it becomes the latest company to recall a device…

Blast rocks Turkish city of Istanbul

SHAFAQNA - At least 10 people have been killed and 15 injured on a historic central square in Istanbul, Turkish authorities said. Local media reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of tourists. Among the injured are…