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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…

Survey reveals misconceptions, opinions houstonians have about Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna : Houstonians interviewed for a survey about Muslims are significantly mistaken about the size of that community nationwide and have positive and negative opinions about the people who form it. That is the main takeaway of…

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…

Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley. A massive protest…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

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…

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…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Can ISIS regroup?

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SHAFAQNA- University of Maryland study shows that ISIL has lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled and global attacks fell by a fifth. To understand the future of this armed organisation, it is necessary to understand the people…

Photos: Celebration of the anniversary of victory over ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Victory Makers celebrate the anniversary of victory over ISIS. Read more from shafaqna: ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

Britain's Advisor-Minister of Culture, historians, archaeologists attending international conference at Imam Hussain Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The preparatory committee of the First International Conference on Heritage and Monuments, determined to be held in the city of Karbala, has announced some of the countries attending the conference. Preparatory committee…

Bashar Al-Assad met with Ex-ISIS hostages

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SHAFAQNA- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with people who were released from ISIL captivity in Suwayda Province, in Damascus. The Syrians, from Druze minority community, were taken hostage by ISIL in southern Suwayda Province in late…

Photos: Syria 10 years ago

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Damascus, the largest city and capital of Syria, was ancient, historic and at the same time was one of the modern and contemporary cities that resisted against the attacks of insurgents and the invasion of foreigners and…

Iraq begins reconstruction of ISIS-wrecked Mosul Churches

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi authorities launched a campaign to reconstruct the churches that destroyed by the Daesh terrorist group during its takeover of Mosul. “The local government is making efforts to start the reconstruction of dozens of churches…

Tragedy of a female Arbaeen pilgrim who has lost three of her loved ones in war with ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  From Iraq and other countries–A large number of Arba’een pilgrims – are walking toward the holy city of Kerbela to commemorate the Arba’een pilgrimage to Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him). Imam Hussain Shrine’s…

Iraq: Neutralizing ISIS operation against pilgrim's of Imam Hussein (A)

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SHAFAQNA- The Baghdad Operations Command announced that ISIS operations against the pilgrims of Imam Hussein (A) and the path to Karbala has been neutralized in the northern capital of Iraq. The Baghdad Operations Command announced that the…

Imam Hussain (P) Shrine's Message to the United Nations

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's delegation who was sent to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, America, said that the head of the delegation Dr. Talal Elkamali delivered a speech in which he mentioned the crucial…

Iran's ambassador to Turkey denied the evacuation of Embassy

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SHAFAQNA- In an interview with the IRNA, Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that the suicide attack on the Iran embassy in Ankara was only a threat, emphasizing that no special action was taken and the situation…
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ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement, the Iraqi border guard command announced that an ISIS attack foiled on the border with Syria, Al-Iraq news reported.  "ISIS terrorist group took advantage of the bad weather conditions and carried out an attack…

US-led coalition in Deir Ezzor: Evacuating ISIS members and using white phosphorus

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SHAFAQNA- A week after Syrian publication accused US of transporting Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor, on Saturday local sources reported that US coalition strikes Syrian town using banned white phosphorus. War in Syria won't end while the…

Nobel prizes awarded to fighters for sexual violence and human rights

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SHAFAQNA- Denis Mukwege , the "man who mends women", and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old Yazidi activist, are the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the scourge of sexual violence against women. Mukwege, a gynecologist…

Al-Baghdadi survived Iranian anti-terrorist attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian missile strike in Syria earlier this month was aimed in part at liquidating Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but he survived just because of his chanceful lateness to the meeting of militant commanders. Jabbar al-Maamouri,…

The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that the Takfiri terrorist group, ISIS, has executed 3070 people over the past four years in the country. These people have been executed by the terrorist group in different areas…

Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’, demands withdrawal of all foreign troops from Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told to the United Nations General Assembly that his country's "battle against terrorism is almost over", demanding the immediate…

Ahvaz terror attack: Iran blames US and regional terror sponsors

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SHAFAQNA- At least 25 people are dead and 60 others wounded after gunmen fired on a military parade in Iran on Saturday. The parade was being held to mark the anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq in 1980. Four unidentified assailants…

Displaced families' return to their home in al-Mayadeen

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SHAFAQNA- In al-Mayadeen city and its countryside in the southeastern part of Deir Ezzor province, more than 1000 displaced families returned to their homes . The families’ return came after the army’s engineering units cleared the area…

The Supreme Religious Authority: The Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials caused by corruption

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that the Iraqi people can no longer tolerate the poor performance of the officials and the bad services caused by corruption. These were the important points stated in the second…