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Photos: King Faisal Mosque in Marawi, Philippines

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosque: The biggest mosque in Marawi City, this structure is located in Mindanao State University. It is named after the former king of Saudi Arabia who also financed its construction. The structure is noticeable for…

The first Divine Mass of Christians held in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- A Christian official in Egypt yesterday announced that he was organizing the first religious ceremony for Christians in Saudi Arabia. This came in a special statement made by Anba Morcos, Archbishop of the Shubra al-Khaymah (north…

Iran’s Zarif blames U.S Complicity in war crimes

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slams Complicity of U.S in war crimes in Yemen, emphasizing that aim of U.S is creating Permanent instability to justify heinous policy. “Complicity in Saudi & UAE war crimes with…

Aid groups urged US to end military support in Yemen’s civil war

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SHAFAQNA- The five humanitarian organizations urged the US, as one of the most generous humanitarian donors in Yemen, to end military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen’s civil war, warning of 14 million people…

"Yemen Genocide About Oil Control" by F. William Engdahl

SHAFAQNA- The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental…

Donald Trump Defends Saudi crown prince despite Khashoggi murder

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump has released a statement defending Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman and saying the US would continue to have a "steadfast" relationship with the kingdom Despite US intelligence reportedly linking…

Zarif: US hawks’ dream of 'uprooting the Iranian nation’ will never be realized

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the US President for his hostility remark toward Iran nation. “A nation IS its people, @realdonaldtrump. Repeatedly calling Iran a "terrorist nation” reveals hostility toward…

Yemen: The Houthi group said it is ready for a broader ceasefire

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SHAFAQNA- A senior leader from Yemen's Houthi group has announced they were halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi-led coalition - if the Saudi-UAE alliance battling his movement is prepared to do the same. The Houthi group said it was…

Saudi women launch protest against abaya

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SHAFAQNA- Dozens of Saudi women in a rare protest against the abaya, have posted pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out. Women in Saudi have started a protest against the mandatory rule of following…

Iraq's president met Saudi king in Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq's new President Barham Salih on Sunday met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh on his first official visit to the kingdom. Barham Salih’s back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks…

Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder, CIA Concludes

SHAFAQNA- There never was any doubt about it all along. No one dares circumvent Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) authority over most everyone.  Doing it risks ending up like Khashoggi. MBS is de facto Saudi ruler.…

Hossein Askari: Bin Salman will step down

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SHAFAQNA-With no doubt Mohammad bin Salman, ordered Khashoggi kidnapping, murder and disposal of the body, acording to Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University.…

GDP Impact of Muslim Travel In The Middle East To Hit $36 Billion

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SHAFAQNA- The GDP impact of Muslim travel in the Middle East is forecast to hit $36 billion by 2020, up 21% from $29.7 billion in 2017 and representing 19% of the total global GDP generated by the end of the decade, according to research unveiled…

Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi: Wahhabi thought is behind the scenes of Nigeria's killing

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq prayer leader Seyyed Sadriddin Qapanchi in Najaf's Friday prayer sermon criticized the Nigerian government's attack Shiites in Arbaeen rally which resulted in martyrdom and injuries, stressing that " Wahhabi thought and financial…

There is no end to Yemen war, Negotiations must begin-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- Public opinion in the world is becoming more sensitive to the issue of war torn country, and the media connect the crimes in Yemen with the murder of Khashoggi. This can be attributed to a political media victory for Sanaa, Yemenis…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

Will EU adhere to its "Common Position" for selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

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SHAFAQNA- Public opinion across the EU takes a decisive hard line against arming human rights-abusing regimes, yet weapons manufactured in Europe continue to be used in conflict and atrocities by Saudi Arabia and others. Now, the European…

Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children Europe has no morals, no ethics no nothing.

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SHAFAQNA- The European Parliament has asked yesterday (25 October) for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main…

"A total fiasco from day one": the late interpretation of Trump from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

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SHAFAQNA- After passing three weeks, supporting Saudi Arabia to cover Khashoggi’s murder from the Trump administration, on Tuesday US president said it has identified Saudis responsible for killing and plans punishments. According to Sky…

Adubisi: Saudi Arabia is incapable of controlling the situation

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SHAFAQNA- European Saudi Organization for Human Rights Director stressed that Saudi Arabia is incapable of controlling the situation and is unable to manage the situation with facts and evidence that are not at all compatible with Saudi stories…

"Imagine if Iran had, brutally killed khashoggi"

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SHAFAQNA- Passing 20 days since disappearance of the Saudi-born journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, different aspects of this shocking murder has been revealed day by day. The reactions to this event were so varied globally among politicians, media…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…
en.shafaqna THE RULING SAUDI FAMILY IS SEEKING TO REPLACE CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN

The ruling Saudi family is seeking to replace crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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SHAFAQNA- The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, unleashes an international crisis for Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Finally , After 18 days in which Saudi Arabia adamantly denied that any harm had come to Jamal Khashoggi at its…

Kashoggi's Fiance react to his death: "Where is the body of martyr Khashoggi?"

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SHAFAQNA- Khadija Changiz, Fiance of Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi reacted to his death after Riyadh admitted to his death. وَإِذْ قَتَلْتُمْ نَفْسًا فَادَّارَأْتُمْ فِيهَا ۖ وَاللَّهُ…

Saudi Arabia has admitted that Jamal Khashoggi was killed

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SHAFAQNA- Passing 18 days since the disappearance of Saudi journalist, on Saturday, for the first time Saudi Arabia has admitted that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi state-run SPA news agency reported. "The…

U.S. Congress propose bill to stop Saudi weapons sale after Khashoggi disappearance

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SHAFAQNA- Following reportes over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, whose potential killing have been linked to the Saudis, U.S congress proposed a draft bill to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Massachusetts Democratic congressman Jim McGovern,…

Jamal Khashoggi case: New evidence suggest suspects had ties to Saudi government

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SHAFAQNA- Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul was organized by a high-ranking officer with the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service, three sources familiar with the case said. One of those sources…

Western Media companies, executives pull out of Saudis' business conference over disappearance of journalist

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SHAFAQNA- A growing list of Western executives and major  news media bail out of the annual investor conference scheduled to convene in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this month following accusations that the Saudi government ordered the murder of a…