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Yemen's Ansarallah: US responsible for killing Yemenis

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: President of the Yemen's Revolutionary Committee referred to US claims on sending American arms by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Al-Qaeda and Salafi militias, saying US is responsible for killing Yemenis. According to the…

Pope Francis’s historic visit to UAE

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - Pope Francis kicked off his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, just after he slammed the bloody Yemen war, where his host — the United Arab Emirates — has a leading military role. It's the…

Best players of AFC Asian Cup Group Stage

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The official website of Asian Football Confederation has selected the names of 10 best players of UAE 2019 Group Stage, asking the visitors to vote for the best performer. Salem Al Dawsari from Saudi Arabia, Almoez Ali from…

Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations…

Arab states have no option but restoring ties with Damascus: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Lebanese writer and analyst George Alam pointed to the failure of Arab countries supporting the terrorists and Syrian government's opponents saying that these countries now have no choice, but restoring ties with Damascus. According…

Arab states diplomatic thaw comes after the US Withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The move by Bahrain to reopen its embassy came hours after the United Arab Emirates’ decision to reopen its embassy in Damascus. This move reflects a new push by Persian Gulf Arab states to improve relations…

Iran lauds global awareness to Yemen disaster

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has praised global awareness about the calamities of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, expressing hope that it would help end the war in the country. “We hope that by actions that have…

Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…

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: 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…

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…

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…
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Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

Yemen: We target the bases of aggressive countries

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SHAFAQNA- "Yemeni strikes which is planned to be increased within two months, will target the bases of aggressive countries", Abdullah Salam Al-Hakimi, a diplomat in Yemen foreign ministry said. "We have resisted for four years and now our…

Talal Atrissi: many countries attempt rapprochement with Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Now situation in Syria is changing and many countries demand rapprochement with Damascus. Syrian Foreign Minister waleed Al-Muallem met with his Bahraini counterpart Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa at the headquarters of the United…

The most recent anit-Iran scenarios by United Against Nuclear Iran

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SHAFAQNA- A group of missions from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel and US gathering as the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), lobbied for regime change in Iran. According to Al jazeerah, The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, the ambassador…

UNESCO: Kuala Lumpur to be World Book Capital 2020

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SHAFAQNA: On the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of the International Publisher's Association, the International Federation of Library Associations and UNESCO, Kuala Lumpur was named World…

UN experts blames all sides for war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - UN experts have strongly suggested that the various parties involved in the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated war crimes. The group of experts has reason to believe the government of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, are responsible…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Arab public have pessimistic attitude towards Trump's foreign policy

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SHAFAQNA - The Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar released the results of a public opinion poll that showed Arab public pessimism towards US foreign policy in the region, specifically on the question of Palestine, as…

Saudi and UAE sought to gain a foothold in Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia and the UAE focus on Jerusalem, to open offices in the city near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, According to sources in Jerusalem. They pointed out that “the information available so far is that the house adjacent…

Top 5 Muslim Honeymoon Destinations You Have To Consider!

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Huda and Zain : As newly-weds, choosing a place to celebrate the start of your new life together can be both exciting and overwhelming. As Muslims we have a variety of travel needs, and alhamdulillah, there are plenty…

Trump Wants to end Persian Gulf crisis because it Only Benefits Iran

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SHAFAQNA - U.S Foreign Minister during the meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatari counterpart, emphasised that President Donald Trump wants dispute between Qatar and Persian Gulf nations to be ended because it only benefits…

Guinness World Records launches Arabic website for MENA applicants

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SHAFAQNA - Guinness World Records has seen the number of applicants from the MENA region increase by 283% since it opened its first office in the UAE in 2012. In this regard, Global authority on record breaking launches Arabic website to cater…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

A power struggle between Persian Gulf states

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Shafaqnq- A power struggle has grown more intense among the Persian Gulf States. A case in point is the current conflict between Saudi Arabia (and the UAE) and Qatar.  "The European Union (EU) supports Kuwait efforts to mediate between…

Qatar takes UAE to International Court of Justice

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : Qatar has taken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN International Court of Justice over human rights violations off the back of the Gulf Crisis, Al Jazeera reported today. Just over a year after the…

Dozens of detainees moved from an Emirati secret prison in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - A senior Yemeni official and families of prisoners say dozens of detainees have been moved to a "government-run" prison in the southern city of Mukalla. The official said on Monday that 133 detainees were transferred from the Riyan…