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Political alliance of Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia cleric al-Sadr

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SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr  said their political blocs, which came in third and first place in a parliamentary election respectively, would enter into an alliance in an effort to form a new government…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Allama Ghulam Hur Shabbiri – Shia genocide in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - There has been a sharp rise in attacks against Pakistan Shiite community, leading many experts, and observers to war of the genocidal undertone of such sectarian targeting. Branded apostates by radical militants, Shiites have suffered…

Bahrain clerics condemn attack on Shiites, call for justice and tolerance on all sides

SHAFAQNA - Clerics in Bahrain condemned the "blatant assault and gunfire that targeted the Al-Marzouq Hussainia in Wadyan village in the island of Sitra, especially that these attacks are being launched repeatedly as the attack against Al-Himla…