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Lebanese Analyst: US sanctions did not affect the formation of Lebanon government

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SHAFAQNA- The second phase of US sanctions against Iran began last week, and at the same time, US sanctions against Lebanon's Hezbollah (HIFPA) began in a modified version. What is worrying about the implications of these sanctions is that…

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…

Ayatollah Khamenei: US has been defeated from Iran for forty years

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SHAFAQNA: For forty years, Iran and the US have been struggling with each other, in which Iran has been victorious, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Saturday. 'The challenge between the US and Iran has been going on; they have…

Iran explained ICJ Vote against US for UN General Assembly 

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Permanent envoy to the United Nations, Qolamali Khoshroo, said that for the first time at the level of the UN General Assembly, we briefed the International Court of Justice (ICJ)'s vote for Iran against the United States and…

Zarif: US addiction to sanctions is out of control

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the US for imposed fresh sanctions on a number of Iranian entities, saying US is becoming increasingly addicted to sanctions. “US addiction to sanctions is out of control.…

Iran requested quick international response to US threats

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SHAFAQNA- Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN said imposing sanctions and US withdraw from international agreements are serious threats for the principal charter of the UN and the violation of legal order. And he requested a quick and…

The Sense of Community in Islam Attracted Me

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a Revert to Islam, Katy, from the USA, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami from Rahyafte: – Please give us a biography of yourself. My name’s Katy. I’m 21 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA [Georgia is a…

ICJ vote for Iran, a precondition of Negotiation with US

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SHAFAQNA- In a victory for Tehran against Washington, UN top court ruled that US must remove sanctions with humanitarian impacts on Iran. According to Reza Nasri, there would be numerous opportunities for Iran’s public diplomacy and Foreign…

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…

Araqchi: Europeans should implement mechanisms of banking and trade transactions to Iran before November 4

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that according to our negotiations with Europeans, the mechanisms of the banking and trade transactions will be carried out before the next round of the sanctions comes. “Europeans…

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…

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…

Iranian President, European leaders discussed issues of mutual interest

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took advantage of his visit to the United States to meet with world leaders who attend in 73rd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. They discuss issues of mutual interest. Before…

Rouhani in UNGA: the US wants to make useless every international institutions

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SHAFAQNA- HASSAN ROUHANI, President of Iran speaks sixth at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Iranian President said the US wants to make useless every international institutions. While it is retreated from the…

UNGA: Trump calls on to completely isolate Iran

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SHAFAQNA- President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday as his administration engages in mounting trade conflicts and boosts pressure on Iran. He said “the horrible 2015 nuclear deal” and calls on other…

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in a statement strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in the Iranian southwestern city of Ahvaz, calling on the international community to “cooperate” with Tehran in bringing the…

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…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Iraqi demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqis have staged a march in the southern city of Basra to condemn a recent attack on Iran’s consulate in the city. Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran and praised the country’s help to the Iraqi military and volunteer…

Yemeni Americans: anguished by the war, Depressed by travel ban

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SHAFAQNA-The Yemen war has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis  due to the killing of thousands of civilians including children  by the Saudi-led coalition in which the United States would be complicit. As the men at the table…

Paraguay’s embassy move praised by Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, lauded by Palestine saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime…

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…

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…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on followers to keep up attacks against Shi’ite Muslims

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SHAFAQNA : In a new 54 minute long speech for the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, instructed his followers to keep fighting, despite their several setbacks across Syria, Iraq, and…

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…