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The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance. I think what we often think is when the…

Iran’s Zarif in Imam Hussein (A.S) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Karbala has been host to Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He converges on the holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq to honor Imam Hussein and, attend Iran-Iraq economic conference. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad…

French FM visits holy shrine of Imam Ali (A.S) +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- During his two-day trip to Iraq, France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian visited holy shrine of Imam Ali (A.S) and also met with Ayatollah Mohammad Said al-Hakim, one of Iraq's top four Shiite clerics in Najaf on Tuesday, the first visit to…

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan call for expansion of bilateral relations

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SHAFAQNA- During the Iranian foreign minister's visit to Iraq and the country's Kurdistan region, Iran and Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have emphasized the importance of expansion of bilateral relations in various sectors. The…

Zarif : No one allowed to interfere in Tehran-Baghdad ties

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Baghdad enjoy solid relations, stressing that no other country is allowed to meddle with those bilateral relations. "The Iranian-Iraqi ties are solid and we do not allow anyone to interfere…

Photos: Zarif meets Ammar al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrived in Baghdad this afternoon on a 5-day visit for talks with the neighboring state’s officials. In the first day of this trip, Zarif had a meeting with the Head of the National…

Thousands of orphans get full care

SHAFAQNA- According to the official statement issued form al-Ayen Organization for social care that the number of orphans reaches 31,186 in the middle of Iraq, 20,697 in Baghdad and 4,504 in the north. The statement also refereed that the…

2 killed, 25 injured due to Explosion in western Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Two people were killed and 25 injured on Friday morning in an explosion in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. "The final casualties from the car bomb…

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Iraq-Turkey ties going in positive direction

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih's visit to Ankara is expected to bolster bilateral relations and displayed their strong determination to deepen relations. On Friday, a statement by the Iraqi  presidency office said  Barham Salih…

Photos: More than 1000 Female students honored by The al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine honors more than 1,000 female students in the fifth annual ceremony of the students wearing the Iraqi abaya. Al-'Ameed University of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has hosted on Friday morning…

Iran MPs reviewing economic cooperation with Iraq, Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Rapporteur of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi said on Sunday that the Iranian parliament examined grounds to expand economic cooperation with Iraq and Syria. In the meeting, the latest…

U.S-led coalition admits killing civilians in Syria and Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The U.S. military said in a monthly report on Sunday it has led to killing over 1,100 civilians since it started its military campaign in Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to a report from Defense One's Kevin Baron, 1,139 civilians…

Barham Salih re-opens Baghdad Telecommunications Tower

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SHAFAQNA- President Barham Salih officially re-opens the Baghdad Telecommunications Tower. President Barham Salih asserted "the opening of the Baghdad Tower is a message to our people and all our citizens that Iraq is on its way to progress,…

Shahrestani: Nowadays Eastern and Western people have admitted to the truth and moderation of Shia

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SHAFAQNA- A group of heads and professors of Iraqi universities visiting Iran, met Hojatoleslam val-Muslimin Seyyed Javad Shahrestani in Qom.  According to Shafaqna reporter, Hojatoleslam Val-Muslimin Shahrestani talked about the duties and…

Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi: Our children are responsibility of parents and those in power

SHAFAQNA- “Education profession is sacred,” Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, said in Friday’s sermon, he delivered, at the Imam Hussain Shrine on December 28, 2018. EsSafi shed light…

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit since this trip has violated several diplomatic norms and Iraqi sovereignty. The unannounced Trump's trip to Iraq came after several days…

IRAQ IS READY FOR ANY DANGER OF US WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi popular mobilization forces is ready for any possible threat against the backdrop of  a US withdrawal from Syria. "Our forces in Nineveh province are large and sufficient and we have ready-made forces", Assistant Commander…

Iran has no military, advisory presence in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baghdad emphasized that Iran had no military presence, bases or even advisory presence in Iraq. In a meeting with a number of Iraqi media activists in Baghdad on Tuesday,…

Trump visit US troops in Iraq for first trip to a combat zone

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to American military forces on Wednesday in Iraq, making his first trip to combat zone since being elected two years ago. He traveled there "late on Christmas night"…

GRAND AYATOLLAH SISTANI EXPRESSED HIS CONDOLENCES ON AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROODI DEMISE

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SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani in a message expressed his condolences on the demise of the late Chairman of the Iranian  Expediency Council, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi who passed away on Tuesday. According to Shafaqna, in…

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly car bomb attack in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- A car bomb exploded in the city of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday which killed Three people and wounded 11 others, the security center said in a statement. The wounded were immediately evacuated to local hospitals and…

Iraq officially makes Christmas Day a national holiday

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SHAFAQNA- The Iraqi Cabinet approved a law to mark Christmas Day, December 25 as a national holiday across its entire country. The Cabinet voted on an amendment to the national holidays law in the country that Christmas Day is a holiday for…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Holy Shrine visited by Catholic Clerks, Scientists, and Researchers from around the world

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: A group of catholic clerks, scientists and researchers specialized in Islamic studies had the honor of visiting the Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine. The employees of the Public Relations Department received them hospitably…

Quran competition held in Kufa Mosque in iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: In the south of Iraq, the grand mosque of Kufa, is hosting the 11th edition of a nationwide Quran competition. Titled “Iraqi Elites”, the contest has been organized by the National Quranic Sciences Center affiliated to…

After Bashir, Iraqi President Salih to visit Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi President Barham Salih  will make an official visit to Damascus, in his first visit to Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war back in 2011. An Iraqi diplomatic source told the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news…

Iraqi Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown

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SHAFAQNA- Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said she plans to build a hospital with prize money in her hometown in northern Iraq for victims of sexual abuse. Murad, The Yazidi survivor was speaking…

FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. "The…