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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,…

Saudi Arabia is facing political and economic isolation over Khashoggi’s fate

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SHAFAQNA- The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. There has been cold…

International counseling to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Following US restrictions on global trading with Iran, international counseling has started to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran. If it happens, this motivation is one step forward to free Europe from excessive dependence…

Nikkie Haley: US envoy in UN who increased oppression of human rights

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SHAFAQNA- A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, will  resign her post as the US ambassador to the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy for defending…

Iran oil exports can never be reduced to zero

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SHAFAQNA-  Saudi Arabia officials have been claiming they are able to offset Iranian losses in Oil export under U.S. pressure. But, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the market will never buy Saudi Arabia’s claim that it has been…

Zarif conversations about JCPOA with global media: "Reliability is different from trust"

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talked about the Iran nuclear deal, the rest of the international community deal with the US, Netanyahu‘s claims and the future of relations between Tehran and Washington, in separate…

ICJ will deliver today its Order on Iran lawsuit against US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA - Iran Takes U.S. to Court Over Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions in late july.  The Iranian lawsuit asked the International Court of Justice, which is based in The Hague, to order the United States to terminate the 8 May sanctions…

Bin-Salman’s controversial visit to Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman’s visit to Kuwait, which was his second trip to the country in recent years was postpone for a day, from Saturday until Sunday and also shorten to a mere couple of hours. According to Kuwait's…

A look at Muslim women’s fashion exhibit at San Francisco Museum

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SHAFAQNA- Contemporary Muslim Fashions opened at San Francisco Museum on Sept. 22 with about 80 ensembles by nearly 60 designers from around the world, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia including Qatar, Turkey and Indonesia. The…

Trump & King Salman discussed oil supply

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SHAFAQNA- Days after the U.S. president criticized OPEC for high oil prices at the United Nations General Assembly and he requested to stop raising prices, and to start lowering prices, Saudi state news agency SPA reported that Trump and Saudi…

'Arab NATO' is A Destructive Plan for Arab Countries

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump will split Arab countries with an effort to make a new coalition, Raialyoum newspaper wrote in an analysis of US plan to make an ‘Arab NATO’ in the Middle East. Arabian author and analyst Abdel Bari…

Congress resolution force Trump to end US support of Saudi-led coalition for Yemen war

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SHAFAQNA- 23 members of U.S Congress will introduce a resolution to force Trump to withdraw U.S. forces from helping the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the catastrophic war in Yemen. California Democrat Ro Khanna introduced the resolution…

Assefi: US isolation has made its former policies against Iran powerless

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SHAFAQNA- A former Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran said America's isolation has made its former policies against Iran powerless. So there is a good opportunity for Iran to strengthen lobby power in the international…

Rouhani: Trump's decision to withdraw from JCPOA has "isolated" the US

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Shafaqna- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds press conference at the UN on Wednesday. In this press conference, He said that Trump's decision to withdraw from JCPOA has "isolated" the US and It was our decision to try to isolate the US on…

Zarif describes Trump's expression as surprising

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SHAFAQNA- "Donald Trump's remarks at the UN Security Council is surprising", said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It is surprising that a person who himself violated the UNSC's resolution, speaks about respecting this international…

Trump defended re-imposing sanctions on Iran at UN security council meeting

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SHAFAQNA- A day after US President appeared before the United Nations and made clear his disdain for a global approach to problem solving, he returned on Wednesday in meeting of the world organization’s most powerful body. Donald…

Rouhani says he has no plan to meet Trump

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an interview with NBC News said that he would not meet with President Donald Trump this week and accused the U.S. of adopting a hostile stance toward Iran. "There is no such program for a meeting",…

Rouhani: Trump needs to stop his anti-Iran actions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In a meeting with a group of US media executives in New York pointed out Trump did some very incorrect actions against Iran and the Iranian nation, calling on US administration to end its cruel and…

Iran-US controversies in UNGA73

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SHAFAQNA- President Hassan Rouhani attends the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings. He is likely to focus much of his time at the U.N. General Assembly this week with one main goal in mind: defending the…

JCPOA and the future of international relations

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May. The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and main powers is “doomed” to significantly have an effect on peace and safety within the Center…

Russia: UN Security Council should review Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations Security Council diplomats should review Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal at a coming high-level meeting in New York, according to a senior Russian diplomat. Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

UN accuses China of holding more than a million Muslims in secret prison

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SHAFAQNA - The United Nations has accused China of holding as many as a million Uighur and other Muslim people in a vast web of detention camps in the far western Xinjiang province. United Nations' human rights experts have voiced alarm over…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

Arab nations invest more on US homes

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SHAFAQNA- While International investment, in both the national real estate market and New York City specifically, has been on the decline this year, there are more investment from Saudi Arabia because of their better relationship with Trump. Despite…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…

The big diplomatic war between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia. The clash between the two countries arose following Saudi Arabia’s move to detain…