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UK calls on Saudi to end war in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt called on Saudi leaders to end the war in Yemen. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The United Kingdom has called on Saudi to end…

Yemen: the grotesque, shameful attack which killed 40 children

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SHAFAQNA - Of the 51 people who died in the Saudi airstrike on August 13, 40 were children. This strike was the worst attack on children since Yemen's brutal war escalated in 2015. Saudi Arabia denies targeting civilians and defended the incident…

Pope and Christian leaders gather to pray for peace in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As war continues to threaten the Middle East, Pope Francis traveled to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari, and dialogue with leaders of Catholic and Orthodox Christians and invites them to pray for peace in the Middle…

Anti war demonstration in London

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SHAFAQNA- The anti war groups had a demonstration against Western airstrike on Syria in front of the UK Parliament, today. Acording Shafaqna's reporter, they said: We strongly condemn the missile attacks on Syria last week which will have…

THE WAR ON MUSLIM CHILDREN / Exclusive for Shafaqna

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SHAFAQNA- Father Frank Gelli is an Anglican priest and cultural critic and commentator. He has a BA in Philosophy, MA in Christian Ethics, MA in Islamic Studies, PGCE in Religious Education and Oxford Certificate in Theology. He has been a…

Saudi aggression warplanes wage 2 strikes on Marib

SHAFAQNA - The US-backed Saudi aggression coalition launched two air strikes overnight on Serwah district of Marib province, a security official told YemenNews Agency on Sunday. The strikes targeted areas east of Serwah, damaging civilians'…

Islam and War: Sayyid Sistani on the Ethics of Conflict

SHAFAQNA - In this interview, Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hassan Abidi discusses some of the main issues addressed in Sayyid Ali al-Sistani’s 2014 letter to the Iraqi forces battling ISIS. The issues range from what role warfare and violence have…

Islam and Just War Theory

SHAFAQNA- In this paper, it is argued that an Islamic ethics of war and peace may be interpreted to yield a just war pacifism that is analogous to that developed on the basis of Western just war theory. Abstract Just war theory is said…

Thomas Friedman’s Justification of Ibne Salman’s Palace Coup is Pathetic

    There is no difference between establishment Democrats and Republicans in sucking up to Saudi despots. Before watching Thomas Friedman sucking up to the palace coup of Ibne Salman, make sure you have a puke bucket ready. Major…

Sellouts like Hillary have been lying about everything from Iraq to Syria

    So it turns out that “Ayatullah” Putin and “His Wikileaks” were right – once Again. The corrupt corporatist sellout elites of the DNC agreed to be the money laundering end for Hillary’s campaign when they kicked…

Synthesis, Assembly, and Applications of Hybrid Nanostructures for Biosensing

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of being responsible for the ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted Riyadh airport on Saturday, warning that it could be "considered an act of war." In a statement in the wee hours of…

America’s “Humanitarian War” against the World

SHAFAQNA-First published by Global Research in September 2016 The following  text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky‘s presentation at the Science for Peace Conference, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Kuala…

Saudi warplanes kill 10 Yemeni civilians in Sa’ada, Hajjah provinces

  SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes have bombed residential areas in the Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces of Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians, including an entire family. The Saudi air raids, which targeted the city of Ghamr in Sa’ada…

UK’s Labour Party repeats calls for arms ban on Saudi

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      SHAFAQNA - The UK’s Labour Party has renewed calls for a ban on all arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom’s brutal military aggression against poverty-stricken Yemen continues. Fabian Hamilton, the shadow…

US provides safe exit for ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa

    SHAFAQNA - ISIS Takfiri terrorists are abandoning Raqqa through a safe exit corridor established by US-backed SDF militias. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US, is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias,…

Saudi warplans target Sa’ada with cluster bombs

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    SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes on Monday dropped ten cluster bombs on areas in Yemen’s Sa’ada province despite the global outcry against the use of such internationally-banned weapons by the Riyadh-led coalition. The districts…

Saudi jets kill dozen Yemeni civilians

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    SHAFAQNA - A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen's Southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with…

Saudi propagates on Yemen war

    SHAFAQNA - The New York Times inexplicably gives the Saudi ambassador to the UN a platform to recite some propaganda. The third fallacy is the assumption that Yemen is cholera-infested and famine-threatened. Yes, there is…

Syria demands immediate international move against US-led coalition

      SHAFAQNA - The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry of Syria addressed on Thursday new letters to the chiefs of the UN and the international Security Council over the constantly repeated attacks of the US-led coalition…

Yemen’s Ansarullah mocks Saudi condemnation of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

    SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis. Jubeir…

US-made bomb kills and maims Yemeni children in deadly strike

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    SHAFAQNA - A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike…

Nearly 2 million Yemenis displaced: UNHCR

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    SHAFAQNA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said ongoing conflict in Yemen has left nearly 2 million Yemenis internally displaced. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report posted Monday…

Saudi jets crashes in southern Yemen, pilot killed

    SHAFAQNA - A Saudi warplane has crashed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan for unknown reasons, killing the pilot onboard. The Typhoon warplane crashed into a mountain in Al Wade'a district on Wednesday, Yemen’s…

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross

    SHAFAQNA - The cholera epidemic tearing through Yemen, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country, could impact 850,000 people by the end of the year, the Red Cross warned Wednesday. The…

Bahraini forces arrest 5 citizens within 24 hours

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    SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini security authorities arrested 5 citizens from Karzakan, Sanabis and Samaheej, within 24 hours. Activists said that the authorities arrested Monday night (September 11, 2017) each of "Sayed Hussein…

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes: HRW

    SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Watch has accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of committing war crimes, saying its air raids killed 39 civilians, including 26 children, in two months. The rights group says five air…

Britain exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports: Report

    SHAFAQNA - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye…

Syrian Red Crescent delivers its first aid convoy to Deir Ezzor

    SHAFAQNA - After the Syrian Arab Army broke the siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) managed on Friday to deliver its first humanitarian aid convoy by land to the city. In…