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New Iraqi government to safeguard unity and safety

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Salih Iraq’s new president has chosen veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate to form a new government nearly five months after national elections were held. Barham Salih, the Kurdish moderate…

CAIR Wins Another Legal Challenge to Trump's 'Muslim Ban

SHAFAQNA-President Donald Trump's most recent effort to curtail immigration was dealt another judicial setback Thursday by a federal appeals court in Virginia. In a 9-4 decision, the court ruled that Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional…

Rouhani receives endorsement ahead of Iran election

SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Interior Ministry has declared the almost final results of the Friday presidential election, putting Hassan Rouhani in the lead with 22,796,468 votes so far. Out of the 40,076,729 votes cast, 38,914,470 ballots were…

Obama appeals for unity as he prepares to leave office

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SHAFAQNA- President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the country to not lose sight of the progressive America he promised to establish nearly a decade ago, while calling on Americans to stand united as the reins of power prepare to change hands. In…

Obama to Visit Mosque for First Time

SHAFAQNA- "On Wednesday, February 3rd, the President will travel to Maryland to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom…