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Saudi kid barbarously killed in Medina before mother’s eyes: Reports

SHAFAQNA- https://youtu.be/Gpl753hbek4 A Saudi little boy, while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his Shia mother, has been barbarously killed for unknown reasons, fueling speculations that he could have been a sectarian…

Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani condemned murder of Saudi kid in Medina

SHAFAQNA- In a statement on Sunday, Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani expressed deep sorrow at the news of murder of the little boy in Medina, condemning the heinous crime committed by a person with anti-Islamic and inhumane thoughts. He…

A Saudi Shiite child killed in front of mum

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SHAFAQNA- A Saudi Shia child killed by a taxi driver while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his mother. He could have been a sectarian and hate crime victim, media reports say. According to what circulated on social media,…

'Terrible and unbelievable': Exiled Saudi journalist laments kingdom's abuses

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SHAFAQNA- For a moment, late last year, it appeared as if Saudi Arabia might be on the verge of a sea change. Jamal Khashoggi’s murder had drawn the world’s attention to the human rights abuses and crackdown on dissent in the kingdom,…

World Happy, Yemen Bloody

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SHAFAQNA- “#World_Happy_Yemen_Bloody” hashtag in support of Yemenis people has gone viral on Twitter in first days of new year, in the wake of Yemen civil war. While The world is celebrating the new Christian Year , Yemen’s nation is…

Yemen: The problem of lost and stolen food aid as people face famine

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SHAFAQNA- Inspite Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid are coming into war-ravaged Yemen , it is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years, because food often isn't getting to people who need it most. Across…

Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting 'dangerous escalations' in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world's top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting…

US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects U.N. troops in Hodeidah city. Earlier representatives from Yemen’s Houthi and the internationally recognised government held direct talks for the first time in Sweden on Sunday in what is seen…

Yemen peace talks start with Agreement to exchange prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners at the start of peace talks in Sweden that aim to end Yemen civil war that called the "worst humanitarian crisis" by UN. The peace talk is set to last a week in the…

Facing Sharp blame on Saudi Ties, U.S. claims Iranian Threat Growing

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SHAFAQNA- Facing increasing pressure to end all U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen, The Trump administration on Thursday attempted a deflection, accusing Iran of stepping up violations of a U.N. ban on arms exports and threatens…

Iraqis slam Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqi condemned Saudi coalition war crimes in Yemen. Gathering in one of the main squares in Baghdad and carrying placards, they expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Yemen. They also urged governments…

MBS Not Welcome in Tunisia, Say Tunisia protesters

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is on his first foreign tour after news broke about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi . While Tunisia's presidency said that Bin Salman was welcome, Tunisia protesters Say MBS Not Welcome in…

CIA finally concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's killing

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SHAFAQNA- The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday. In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources…

EU parliament calls for seek checks on arms sales fuelling Yemen conflict

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SHAFAQNA-The European Parliament said that governments should apply tougher checks on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other countries involved in the kingdom’s coalition in Yemen, Meanwhile the EU is the second largest arms exporter after…

At least 149 people, including 7 civilians killed in 24 hours in Hodeidah

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SHAFAQNA- At least 149 Yemenis, including seven civilians, have been killed in the past 24 hours of attacks by the Riyadh-led coalition on al-Hudaydah Port. Medics in hospitals across the city - which is the main gateway for imports and relief…

UK calls on Saudi to end war in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt called on Saudi leaders to end the war in Yemen. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The United Kingdom has called on Saudi to end…

Photo: Saudi set to build first nuclear research reactor

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman set the foundation stones for the first nuclear research reactor in Saudi Arabia and seven key projects on last Monday, at the same time US imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran. Crown…

Amnesty warned: Twelve Saudi Shiite prisoners are at risk of "imminent" execution

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SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that twelve Saudi prisoners who are part of the country’s Shia minority are at risk of "imminent" execution. Riyadh received over 250 human rights warnings over murdering the critic journalist…

Khashoggi murdered for revealing Saudi Funding of Anti-Iran TV Channel

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was killed on Oct. 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered for disclosing  Riyadh’s funding of an anti-Iran UK-based TV channel, Guardian correspondent said. In a report on Oct. 31,…

Despite Calls For peace, Saudi Arabia Continues Attacks on Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died as a result of the Saudi invasion of Yemen, but it was Khashoggi's death on October 2, that is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities, and changed attitudes towards the Saudi Arabia-led…

Half of Yemen Population on Brink of Famine as Saudi-Led Aggression Continues

SHAFAQNA- Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs on Wednesday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where they warned the Saudi-led coalition’s war has put 14 million people on the brink of famine. “With 14…

Saudi Arabia Has to be Stopped and This Time It May Get Stopped

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SHAFAQNA- It appears that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has crossed all lines of decency, if there were ever any. In the eyes of many in the West, it crossed them not because it has been brutally killing tens of thousands of innocent people…

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…

Bin salman held a meeting with a group of pro-Israeli American Evangelical Christians in Riyadh

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with a delegation of pro-Israeli American advocates in Riyadh among reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the US to keep supporting the young prince…

How Iran broke silence over Khashoggi case

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SHAFAQNA- After 3 weeks of wisely silence in the unfolding international crisis over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Iranian officials finally reacted to the Saudi journalist’s case. Brutal killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at…

Iran may reap gains over Khashoggi case as US-Saudi ties are tested

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's alleged involvement in journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s murder could sour U.S-Saudi bilateral relations and increase oil prices and that could lead to economic and political gains for Iran. US President Donald Trump…