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Endless violence of Al Khalifa and resistance of Bahrainis

SHAFAQNA - As the suppressive policies of Al Khalifa continue against Bahraini citizens, including killing, execution, taking the dead bodies of the martyrs hostage, compulsory burial, and prevention of holding funerals, the deputy general-secretary…

Zionist Shill Nikki Haley Should Keep the Sanctified Name of Hezbollah out of Her Mouth

SHAFAQNA - New US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (real name: Nimrata Randhawa) is so violently hawkish and nauseatingly Zionistic that she makes her maniacal and hateful predecessor Samantha Power look like a dovish champion of peace and…

Iran, Russia, Syria vow to keep up fight until elimination of terror

SHAFAQNA - The defense chiefs of Iran, Russia and Syria have called for closer trilateral cooperation in the battle against terrorism, emphasizing the need to keep up the fight until the eradication of violence and terror threats. On…

Yemeni forces launch Somoud ballistic missile at Saudi post in Najran

SHAFAQNA - Yemeni army and popular committees fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi army compound in Najran on Sunday. A military source confirmed that the missile force of the army and the popular committees fired a homemade ballistic missile,…

The Debate - Plight of Palestinians Shafaqna's Director speaks from Tehran

SHAFAQNA - The sixth international conference in support of the Palestinian intifada or uprising has been held in Iran’s capital Tehran, with delegates from 80 countries in attendance. This is an event which showcases Iran’s solidarity…

Israel's lobby - Criminalizing Resistance

SHAFAQNA - Since its very inception Israel has worked to criminalise resistance – a natural right which countless nations have claimed for themselves when faced with tyranny. America itself was born in resistance against Britain’s imperialism.…

Unspoken Strength – Yemen found itself anew in resistance and resilience

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SHAFAQNA - I believe it was John F. Kennedy who said: “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” Yemen today needs your tolerance … Yemen today requires…

MOVING PERSPECTIVES - "Yemen has taught the world a beautiful lesson in Resistance" says Professor Mohammad Marandi

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SHAFAQNA - In order to bring you, our readers, closer to realities and truths, Shafaqna will conduct a series of exclusive podcast interviews with renown political analysts politicians, officials, religious leaders, and academics. As always…

Sheikh Isa Qassim - Bahrain finds itself in the defence of its Tradition –

SHAFAQNA - What is righteousness? It has been related that a devout worshipper by the name of Humam came to Imam Ali (AS), and asked him to describe righteous souls so vividly that he could almost see them. Imam Ali then responded: “Their…

Ayatollah Khamenei calls for Resistance in Art

SHAFAQNA - On the eve of the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (peace be upon him) a group of cultural experts, Persian literature masters, a mix of young and veteran Iranian poets, as well as poets from Pakistan, India and Afghanistan…

Top Shia, Sunni Clerics in Beirut Summit: "Resistance Liberates, Terrorism Collapses"

SHAFAQNA - World Union of Resistance Ulema Summit ended its two-day summit in Lebanese capital of Beirut on Thursday with a final statement with the theme of “Resistance liberates, terrorism collapses”. The final statement of the international…
Yemen's war

Yemen - Crumbling Saudi Arabia’s warped narrative of war

SHAFAQNA - The poorest country in Southern Arabia, Yemen has sustained a military aggression of such violence, and furious rage that not even its landscape could escape the ravage of war. Before Riyadh imperious need to bring Yemen to heel,…
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Palmyra and the rise of the Syrian Resistance

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this March the Syrian Arab Army secured a victory against the Black Flag Army which is likely to be remembered as THE pivotal moment which saw the balance of this war of attrition flip in favour of the Resistance. When…

KSA is cracking under Houthi-led resistance movement

SHAFAQNA - Sources in Yemen have confirmed that a Houthi delegation entered into secret talks with the Saudi government to iron out differences and open avenues towards a tentative peace deal. "Houthis and their Saudi foes have begun talks…

Saudi Arabia is breeding dangerous sectarianism in South Yemen

SHAFAQNA - When Saudi Arabia declared war on Yemen back in March 2015, several of its officials proclaimed high and low that their intentions were merely to restore Yemen's institutions and prevent the rise of the kingdom described as a Shia…

The great Saudi Satire - Saudi Prince says Kingdom’s carpet-bombing of Yemen will bring peace and stability

SHAFAQNA - If you missed it there has been a great, violent and bloody war unfolding in Yemen (Southern Arabia) for the past year. There, in this distant land few Westerners could actually point on a map, a people have died a million deaths…

How Syria's Resistance is driving Daesh away

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SHAFAQNA - Hoping to catch the Syrian Arab Army off guard on account of the ceasefire, Daesh militants attempted on Saturday morning to recapture territories they previously lost to the Resistance - a desperate bid to regain control over the…

Daesh is on its last leg says investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn

SHAFAQNA - Renown investigative journalist and analyst for the Middle East, Patrick Cockburn told Sputnik in an interview earlier this week that he believes Daesh, aka ISIL is about to "breath its last" following Russia's insistent and sustained…

Hunger strike in Palestine

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq is entering his 83rd day of hunger striking against his administrative detention by Israeli authorities. al-Qiq is one of over 600 Palestinians currently being detained without any charges filed,…

Lies, lies, lies - propaganda of war in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - Just like it did in Syria, Saudi Arabia and its allies have weaved a narrative of war and lies to better criminalized their opponents and rise the only voice of reason among chaos. Yemen today has been sold to the wolves of corporate…

Yemen’s Resistance movement and its roots

SHAFAQNA - This February Iran will celebrate once more its grand victory against monarchical despotism – this year maybe more than ever, millions will be reminded of the sacrifice Iranians had to commit to for Freedom and political self-determination…

The hidden resistance – Communities unite against the intolerance of Daesh

SHAFAQNA - Unknown to mainstream media, or maybe untold by mainstream media, communities in Syria and Iraq have been active in their resistance against the threat, and cancerous evil which is Daesh – the ultimate acronym of terror, this abomination…

War crimes – Saudi Arabia makes a parody of international law

SHAFAQNA - If bombing, maiming, destroying and starving were not enough, Saudi Arabia has now added legal parodying to its ever-extending list of abominations, uncovering yet another perversion to its pallet. Unabashed by its abysmal human…

Resistance in Yemen: Courage, compassion and a lot of heart

SHAFAQNA - In the darkest corner of southern Arabia, where no spotlights and no media have dared venture, because Riyadh has dropped down an iron wall, stands Yemen, a country interrupted - a bleeding humanitarian black hole and an institutional…

Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr- The Man Behind A Movement

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SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Nimr  al-Nimr, commonly referred to as Sheikh Nimr was an independent Shia Sheikh in al-Awamiyah, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. He was popular among youth and critical of the Saudi Arabian government during the 2011–2012…

Reporting from Riyadh: Safa Al Ahmad on Saudi, journalism and censorship

SHAFAQNA - In her award-winning film on the rising opposition movement in Saudi Arabia, Safa Al Ahmad films an activist relating how he had narrowly escaped arrest from the police by jumping 20 feet from his bedroom window. “As usual they…

Justice and Resistance: Tribute to Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the…