Middle East

Would renaming Altaf Hussain university resolve issue of terrorism in Karachi?

All eyes on warm waters: Is Russia going to play a master stroke in Afghanistan?

Famine looms in Yemen: Saudia bombing intentionally targets food production

An act of dignity: Iran announces sanctions on 15 US companies

Killing innocent Yemenis: Hadi deserves  more than the death sentence

Who was behind the assassination attempt on Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr?

Pakistan’s ‘unreformed’ madrassa enterprise

Raheel Sharif’s new task: What was the tacit deal?

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Mustapha Hamdan Martyred – Another Extra-Judicial Killing in Bahrain

Erdogan: European leaders are Nazis

The Optics of Blasphemy

Why Muslims cannot stop blasphemy on Social media?

JuD rally: Isn’t it fun of Radd-ul-Fassad?

Zionist’s cat is out of bag: ISIS declares it will kill Palestinians “One By One”!

Will the war in Syria go back to square one?

London attack: A reminder not to feed snakes

What is Erdogan’s plan: Why Europeans will not walk safely on their streets?

The enemy within: Did PPP commit treason?

Terror financing: The neglected case of terrorism funding in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia losses after two years of aggression on Yemen

 Dirty game: Zionists turned Western women into ‘sex object’

Babies deformed as Result of Using Chemical Weapons against Yemen

Polluting the education: The criminal silence on IJT hooliganism

The land of Sufis under threat: Can Sind Govt deal with Takfiris?

Would Iran resume its nuclear program?

Nearly 7 Million Suffering famine in War-Torn Yemen

Netanyahu seeks end to Russia airstrikes in Syria to avert Israel's collapse

Who is Ahlam al-Tamimi and why  Jordan refuses to extradite her to US?

Can Pakistan enact legislation preventing terrorists to enter in Politics?

Choosing Yogi Adityanath : Modi’s secret plan to push Muslims out of India

Blasphemous content: Is banning social media a solution?

Under Zionist pressure: How UN gave killing license to Israel?

Britain’s role in hunger and famine in Yemen

Shafaqna Analysis: How IJT is threatening education at Educational institutes?

Saudi Wahhabi monarchy dictates reconciliation between Ashrafi and Qasmi

The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

Shafaqna Special: Why UK is reluctant to take action against Altaf Hussain?

Trump and the al-Saud: An inside story

Four dead, including attacker, in UK parliament 'terror' assault

One shot, several injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'

Syrian conundrum: Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

How foreign press discussed the new Iranian ‘Karrar’ tank?

London comes out against war in Syria

No iota of shame: How Mohamed Bin Salman, yielded to the New US president after insult

Finally the truth : Bangladesh Opposition leader blames India of Terrorism

Is Pakistan educated elite joining ISIS?

Downfall of ISIS: The crumbling Caliphate of Al-Baghdadi

Lobby rejects UN report penned by US Jew

Rabbani – the odd man out

Trump’s Alleged Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl Isn't Going Away

An axis of evil: The link between terrorism and Madressahs

Inside Pak-Afghan ties and concept of strategic depth

Pak-India water talks resume today

Why religious education of children by parents is so important?

American Muslim teens learn to disarm Islamophobia

The Denationalization of American Muslims

Syrian on the path of peace: ISIS militants on constant retreat

Saudi-Israeli think tank begins its activities in the Kurdistan Region

A powerless organization: Is UN working against Muslims?

Orders on Asylum seekers: Why UN should force gulf countries to follow Iran’s Supreme leader’s advice?

Sharing the Saudi war crimes: US must not sell arms to Saudi Arabia

Shafaqna Special: Why did Saudi king cancelled Maldives visit

The extremists within: The radical ideology of PML-N

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

Elected committee of Muslims should protect Islam’s holy sites

What are the rewards of following the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS)?

Nowruz celebrations to begin on Monday

Raza Rabbani’s corrupt morality: Why does not Chairman Senate voice against Zardari’s corruption?

What is Turkey’s plan to kick off Jihad in Europe?

An inside story: How US arms are falling into hands of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Plight of Pilgrims: State apathy towards shia community in Pakistan

The military Justice: Is the Civilian supremacy at stake?

UN's food agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis face famine

Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars condemns Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial in Bahrain

Forty sayings of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) About Fatima al-Zahra (SA)

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

Is The Hijab Being Turned Into Everything It Stands Against?

OBL killing: Why Pakistan concealed the Abbotabad commission report?

Sex slaves: ISIS repeats story of defenseless women in Afghanistan

The missing dots: Raheel Sharif and Pakistani troops in Saudi Arab

Trump’s new blunder: Giving CIA the license to kill

Astana talks: Is Turkey trying to derail peace process?

Is Hussain Haqqan a traitor?

Russian warning to Saudia: Russia steps in Yemen war

More than 1,500 children dead in two years of Yemen war: UN

Sexual harassment in Saudi Arabia up by 11.4% in 2016

Israel turns into Turkey’s only friend in the world

Terror bid foiled on FC camp at Shabqadar, two suicide bombers killed

Saudia- US honeymoon: A sign of continued spilling of Muslim’s blood

A fear within: Is Pakistan afraid of ISIS

Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan for talks over blasphemous content

The ruling about blaming (reproaching) others / the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

Donald Trump Muslim ban: Google, Apple and other tech giants mysteriously drop off list of companies opposing order

Measuring discrimination in America against Christians and Muslims

Saudia- US honeymoon: A sign of continued spilling of Muslim’s blood

A systematic genocide: How Turkey is secretly killing Kurds

Iran-Kuwait thaw: Iran’s pro-active diplomacy and Saudia’s regional isolation

The Coming Clash: Why Israel Seeks a Third War on Lebanon?

Middle East


Shafaqna’s Exclusive Interview with PhD candidate Elvire Corboz – specialized in Modern Middle Eastern studies

1395/8/11 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – Shafaqna-Lebanon conducted an exclusive interview with the Swiss academic: Elvire Corboz. Corboz this October. She specializes in Modern Middle Eastern studies. Her doctoral dissertation, looked into the transnational dimension of two Shi‘i religious families, Al-Hakim and Al-Khu’i, to analyze the effects of cross-border relations on the access to and exercise of clerical authority.  This interview was conducted by Zainab Al-Hakim … What is the reason behind your interest in Shia Religious authorities’ affairs? My ...

Hope for Resolving the Water Conflict in the Middle East

1395/6/1 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – The availability of fresh water has direct impact on food and energy production, development of industry, and human survival. Fresh water resources are often unevenly divided and irregularly distributed throughout the regions of the world. As populations in the world continue to increase, particularly in water scarce regions, the potential increases for conflict to develop over competition for water. As such, concern over the dwindling water supplies in the Middle East has been labeled as the next source of conflict in the Middle ...

Letters of War – Yemen’s voices will be silenced no more

1395/5/27 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – Yemen witnessed this August the most ferocious and barbaric of attacks as Saudi Arabia – the grand oil Wahhabi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, unleashed hell on the impoverished nation, to better break a people’s drive, and right to resist foreign oppression. As bombs rained from the skies it is children, the sick and the disabled whom Riyadh aimed at in its military fury.As Riyadh officials work still to rationalise their decisions to target innocent civilians by shifting blame on the Resistance movement, and argue it is, they, Yemen’s ...

IHRC: “Zionists threaten peaceful annual march in London”

1395/4/3 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – Organisers of national march in London next week to support occupied and displaced Palestinians say they fear the event may be targeted by Zionist extremists after a decision by officials to not police the event.The Metropolitan Police have said they will not be policing the annual event this year breaking with a historic policy to make sure the march passes off peacefully.This has left organisers fearful that Zionist extremists who have called a rival rally on the same day will seek to disrupt the pro-Palestinian march. A promotional ...

Bahrain summons 5 Shia clerics for questioning

1395/4/3 | 10:26
Bahraini officials have summoned five Shia opposition clerics for interrogation amid simmering anger at the Manama regime for stepping up its crackdown on political dissent.Activists said Thursday that Sheikh Fadel al-Zaki, head of the Bahraini Council of Shia Scholars, along with four other senior Shia figures, was called to the Budaya police station west of the capital, Manama.It is not clear why Zaki has been summoned, but reports say it could be related to the speeches he recently delivered at the home of prominent Shia scholar Ayatollah Issa ...

7,000 Iraqis flee Fallujah through safe corridor: UN

1395/3/25 | 10:26
UNITED NATIONS: More than 7,000 Iraqis have fled Fallujah in recent days through a safe corridor set up by Iraqi forces, who are working on opening a second protected route, a UN official said Monday.UN deputy representative to Iraq Lise Grande told reporters that camps set up outside Fallujah to provide shelter are now full and conditions in the city worse than anticipated."The people coming out of Fallujah lost everything," she said. "They are running with absolutely nothing." There was "widespread food deprivation" in the city, which the Islamic ...

Wars and poverty force Gaza children to work

1395/3/23 | 10:26
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Instead of going to school, Walid and Ibrahim spend hours each day rummaging through houses destroyed in Gaza’s wars in search of scrap to raise a few shekels for their families.They were once good students but Walid Maaruf, 11, and Ibrahim Ghaben, 12, had to quit school and earn a living when their fathers lost their jobs.Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fought three wars since 2008, including a devastating 50-day conflict in 2014 in the tiny Mediterranean territory.Residents ...

Why Riyadh Stages Rivalry with Tehran in Region, World?

1395/3/23 | 10:26
While Saudi Arabia has already intensified its anti-Iranian moves, the Reuters has recently reported that Riyadh was developing its anti-Tehran strategy in a bid to bring together countries from out of West Asia region against the Islamic Republic.The report added that Saudi Arabia, to confront Iran’s objectives out of the Arab world, was no longer in desperate need of assistance from its Western allies.Elaborating on the case, the Reuters continued that since King Salman’s ascending to the throne in early 2015 and after conclusion of Iran’s ...

Takfiris make a mockery of Ramadan – Shameless

1395/3/20 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – A millions of Muslims across the world have pulled together to mark Ramadan, Daesh militants have worked to desecrate and sully the sacred month – hoping to pervert Islam’s holiest fasting ritual to score political points.A month of reflection, Ramadan was prescribed to Muslims so that they could learn to draw closer to the divine, and reflect upon their actions. Together a month for compassion and contrition, Ramadan is for God, and God alone.Still many have been those, who, throughout the centuries have attempted to lead Muslims ...

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia exempts soldiers from Ramadan … confused?

1395/3/20 | 10:26
SHAFAQNA – For a second year in a row, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has exempted troops participating in the war on Yemen from observing the religious obligation of fasting during Ramadan.Last year, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah al-Sheikh had issued a fatwa excluding the soldiers stationed on the border with Yemen from fasting.On Tuesday, the Wahhabi figure issued a similar decree, which expanded the exemption to all the troops waging war at Riyadh’s behest, Saudi daily Okaz reported.“You are caught between the two good deeds of jihad and fasting. ...