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’Substantial progress’ needed before more Yemen peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said “substantial progress” would be needed before more talks can be held to build on a ceasefire recently agreed by the warring parties in Sweden and to reach a final…

Doors of Arab world open for Bashar al-Assad: Expert

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: An expert on international affairs saying that the US strategy has changed in Syria, stressed that the travels of officials from some Arab countries to Syria show that the doors of the Arab world have been opened on president…

Iranian Envoy criticizes silence over Saudi's use of Darfur children soldiers in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: The Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad criticized the silence of foreign-based Persian-language media over deploying Darfur children soldiers in Yemen war. In a Sunday tweet, he wrote, “the New York Times…

Kurds U-Turn to Syrian government sign of US ruined plan

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: The head of the Russian-Arab States Friendship Association and senior Russian diplomat believes that the Syrian Kurds' U-turn to the Syrian government and the control of the Syrian army over Manbij is sign of the US ruined plan…

Saudi Arabia to host third round of Taliban peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- The United States and regional countries meet in Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks for the next round of peace talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia confirmed on Saturday they would be hosting the next round of…

The US is Planning a Major War with Russia and China. Reports

SHAFAQNA- Two recent reports from the United States strongly suggest the United States is planning a major war with Russia and China, but are far from certain that they could in fact succeed in such a war. The reports also provide insights…

U.S-led coalition admits killing civilians in Syria and Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The U.S. military said in a monthly report on Sunday it has led to killing over 1,100 civilians since it started its military campaign in Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to a report from Defense One's Kevin Baron, 1,139 civilians…

IRAQ IS READY FOR ANY DANGER OF US WITHDRAWAL FROM SYRIA

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqi popular mobilization forces is ready for any possible threat against the backdrop of  a US withdrawal from Syria. "Our forces in Nineveh province are large and sufficient and we have ready-made forces", Assistant Commander…

WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN AFFECTS PEACE PROCESS IN KABUL

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SHAFAQNA- Former NATO advisor in Afghanistan, Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam believes that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US troops has hit the peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking with Mehr news agency, Hamdam said that despite…

Saltrey: US withdrawal from Syria is not Surprising

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SHAFAQNA- Former Congressman and member of the US Foreign Relations Council, James Charles Saltrey, said about the decision of US President Donald Tramp to leave Syria and reduce troops in Afghanistan, "This decision by President Trump was not…

Russia warns US of confronting Iran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned US and its allies of confronting Iran for solving problems in the Middle East. Lavrov made the remarks on Friday while addressing a meeting which was held with the attendance…

Erdogan: Iran and Turkey shoulder a heavy burden in terms of regional security

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SHAFAQNA- On Thursday, President Hassan Rouhani said  that existing relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey are based on mutual interests and no one or power will be able to harm brotherly relations between the two countries. Lauding…

Putin casts doubt over US troops withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: Russian President Vladimir Putin threw doubt on American troops’ withdrawal from Syria, citing the example of Afghanistan. Making the remarks Thursday in his annual press conference in Moscow, Putin said that he…

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…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

Mogherini: EU's SPV could be in place by year's end

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union will establish a financial mechanism, also known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran before year end, European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. “I will expect…

Taliban Spokesman: We just negotiate with US

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SHAFAQNA- Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the publication of the negotiating team's list with the Taliban is pointless because the group know US as the only decision maker. A spokesman for the Taliban group, Zabiullah Mujahid,…

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…