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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…

IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Canadian PM says mosque shooting a 'terrorist attack on Muslims'

SHAFAQNA - Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a "terrorist attack on Muslims". Police said two suspects…

Theresa May, Britain's New Prime Minister Has a Huge Islamophobia Problem

Theresa May has driven extreme policies that surveil and criminalize Muslims, migrants and refugees Now that the Conservative Party’s Theresa May has a clear path to becoming the next prime minister of Britain, much of the media coverage…

Who will be UK's next PM?

SHAFAQNA - Bookmakers place Boris Johnson as the top contender for the position, followed by interior minister Theresa May and Justice Secretary Michael Gove. Speculations abound as to who will take over the role of Britain’s new…

British PM criticized for ‘demonizing’ Muslims Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron

SHAFAQNA - British Muslim groups accused Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday of “demonizing their communities” after he declared that Muslim women needed to learn English to reduce the risk of extremism. Cameron said some migrants…