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EU parliament calls for seek checks on arms sales fuelling Yemen conflict

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SHAFAQNA-The European Parliament said that governments should apply tougher checks on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the kingdom’s coalition in Yemen, Meanwhile the EU is the second largest arms exporter after…

Will EU adhere to its "Common Position" for selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

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SHAFAQNA- Public opinion across the EU takes a decisive hard line against arming human rights-abusing regimes, yet weapons manufactured in Europe continue to be used in conflict and atrocities by Saudi Arabia and others. Now, the European…
AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

German orientalist: Hussain showed cruelty and oppression are not sustainable

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SHAFAQNA- Marbin, German orientalist has a quote about Imam Hussain (a.s.) which says: “This great soldier of Islamic world showed the people of the world that cruelty and oppression are not sustainable, and no matter how strong the base…

Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A speech delivered by the representative of al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Europe , Sayed Ahmad al-Radhi al-Hussainiin, in the opening of the First Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas in Germany, saying: "On behalf…

Photos: Europe’s largest mosque in Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Europe’s largest mosque opened in Cologne, Germany by Turkish President last week.       Read more from Shafaqna: Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne Photos:…

Developing countries host 85prc of the world's refugees +Video

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SHAFAQNA- 85 percent of the world's refugees live in developing countries. A new deal for refugees means a new deal for host countries. The world's poorest countries continue to shoulder the burden of the global refugee crisis, according…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

Germany to Host ‘Abu-al-Fadhl Abbas (AS)’ Cultural Week

SHAFAQNA- According to Kafeel website, the program will be organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Imam, in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. Seyyed Ahmad Radhi Husseini,…

The 33rd cycling tour of Azerbaijan

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SHAFAQNA- On Sunday, The first stage of the 33rd Azarbaijan international semi-amateur tour kicked off with the presence of 13 foreign and domestic teams from Tabriz. The tournament’s 151-kilometers-first-stage takes place from Tabriz…

Infographics: 10 Key dates of The First World War

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SHAFAQNA: World War I, also called First World War or Great War, an international conflict that in 1914–18 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions. The war pitted…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Mosque in Northwestern Germany Vandalized

SHAFAQNA- The attack on Selimiye Mosque took place early Monday morning in the city of Nordenham. Delmenhorst police, who opened an investigation into the incident, said the attackers used black paint to write racial slurs on the windows…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

E3 agree to establish non-dollar trade with Iran: Russia’s Lavrov

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Major European countries party to nuclear negotiations with Iran – France, Germany, and the UK – have agreed to maintain trade with Tehran independent from the US dollar, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. European…

Germany to expand consultations with Muslim Community

SHAFAQNA-The newly enlarged German Interior Ministry plans to expand its consultations with the Muslim Community as part of the Annual Islamic Conference format. “We have to be much stronger than before in placing at the centre of our Islamic…

NATO summit comes ahead of Trump’s direct meeting with Putin

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SHAFAQN — President Trump ripped into NATO allies on Wednesday, slamming Germany for its dependence on Russian energy and demanding that nations double their military spending commitments. Ultimately however, the group resolved differences…

Indonesian researchers to study Muslim life in Germany

SHAFAQNA- Fourteen Indonesians consisting of academics, researchers and journalists left for Germany on Saturday to study Muslim life in Germany in a two-week program sponsored by Goethe Institut, a German state-sponsored cultural institution. The…

World powers support Iran’s continued oil and gas exports despite US threats

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Shafaqna- European powers including China and Russia, said that they support Iran’s right to export oil and gas, despite threats of sanctions by the US. According to US News, five world powers have agreed with Iran to forge ahead with negotiations…

400 refugees based in Egypt to be received by Portugal

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt welcomed an offer by Portugal to host 400 refugees who currently are in the country, as a part of the cooperation between the EU and Egypt on the migration, because of its own economic problems. According to Middle East Monitor,…

Morocco's breaking record in tourism

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SHAFAQNA -  Morocco recorded a bumper year for tourist arrivals in 2017, breaking through the 11-million barrier for the first time, the tourism ministry announced on Monday.      Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase…

US Foreign Policy in Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in response to Mike Pompeo's claims about Iran:  Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

1,075 Islamophobic crimes in Germany in 2017

SHAFAQNA- German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent…

German police records 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017

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SHAFAQNA - German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent…

German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

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SHAFAQNA - German parliament on Friday condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In a voting held in the parliament, a joint draft resolution prepared by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats…

4th Gen Muslims in Germany Don't Feel at Home, Prone to Radicalization says Professoer

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SHAFAQNA - The number of Salafist adherents in Germany has doubled in five years, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported, citing anonymous security sources. Professor Susanne Schröter, Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Global Islam…

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…

German Muslim groups highlight new threat to mosques

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SHAFAQNA- Germans should not dismiss mosque attacks by pro-Kurdish extremists as a foreign issue with no relevance to German society, the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD), the Turkish Muslim organisation DITIB, and the…