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Pledge of allegiance

IHK authorities imposed restrictions against Muharram processions+Photos

Dilemma of Sharifs

A stunning statement : Pakistan calls out Trump's ignorance on US role in destabilising ME

Pakistan beat Afghanistan in nail-biting Asia Cup encounter

National Testing Service to be Run by The Government

Saudi Arabia bans 300,000 Palestinians from Makkah

PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON

Ashura in Pakistan sees ocean of mourners on roads in love of Imam Hussain

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia strike $10 billion deal, claims PTI leader Usman Dar

Youm-e-Ashur being observed countrywide today

Sharifs will be offered neither deal nor concession: minister

Can Pakistan resolve Yemen conflict?

Bahraini regime forces detain another Shia cleric amid Muharram crackdown

Nasrallah: Hezbollah in possession of precision rockets to Israel’s dismay

Muharram & Karbala: The Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Husayn(A.S.)

Saudi Arabia invited to become third strategic partner in CPEC: Fawad Chaudhry

Bannon: Saudi, Egypt, UAE prepared to occupy Qatar

Talks again: Positive overtures between Modi and Khan

Shafaqna Exclusive: The deal behind Nawaz Sharif's release

Religious affairs minister discusses treatment of Xinjiang Muslims with Chinese envoy

US envoy says Washington seeks a treaty with Iran

'Saudis gave MKO gold, Rolex watches worth hundreds of millions of dollars'

India outclass Pakistan in one-sided Asia Cup affair

What happens next after IHC orders Nawaz Sharif's release?

Sentences of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Capt Safdar suspended

CJP takes notice of 10-year-old Amal’s death in Karachi

Is Saudia paying $2bn for Nawaz Sharif's safe passage?

The Man Behind Imran Khan

Video: Who Hussain is and why Shia Muslims mourn for him?

Lives of hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children hang in balance

Why IMF looks unavoidable?

Sarfraz, Rohit promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

ICC launches investigation into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Afghanistan arrests over two dozen Daesh terrorists ahead of Ashura

Motives behind Saudi largesse: Is Bin Salman wooing Imran Khan with Petr-dollars?

Azadars under attack by terrorists in Ratto Dero Larkana

Sarfraz bats for Indo-Pak series on home soil

Farhan Junejo, close aide of late PPP leader, reportedly arrested in UK

Democrats planning to stop Trump’s military support for Saudi war on Yemen

Can India and Pakistan cooperate on water?

CTD Punjab ‘breaks’ TTP, Hizbul Ahrar network

Pakistan's Imran Khan vows to give citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis

NATO warships moving closer to Syria shores amid looming US airstrikes: Report

29th Annual Ashura Day Procession in London to be held on Thursday

Number of prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia increases to 2,613

US always has a political bias against Muslims, says Minister Shireen Mazari

Pakistan Embassy commemorates Defence Day in Tehran

Run out/match ratio: Pakistan remains best fielding side in ODIs in last two years

Pakistan, UK reach agreement on repatriation of 'looted wealth'

Manzoor Pashteen, PTM leader – declared a proclaimed offender

China struggles with Belt and Road pushback

PPP warns of strong ‘resistance’ if Kalabagh dam project is revived

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi spy drone in Jizan

Iran says Saudis, UAE turned OPEC into “tool” for US

Pakistani Student Wins Award for Improving LTE & 5G Wireless Systems

Outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba threatens shopkeepers over Nohas in Hub city

A massive paradigm shift: US envoy claims Pakistan ready to open Afghan land route for India: US envoy

South Asia Cup: Pakistan takes on Hong Kong today

Indian army has crossed all limits of cruelty in Indian Occupied Kashmir

Mismatch between Imran Khan’s words and Punjab govt’s deeds!

New laws: Opposing Dam can be treason in Pakistan

A proactive foreign policy: Can Pakistan replace India in Afghanistan?

Iran envoy: World should take MI6's Syria plot seriously

Syrian military downs Israeli missiles fired at Damascus airport

Freedom of speech and blasphemous caricatures

Iran envoy speaks at National Defense University on Pak-Iran strategic cooperation

Malik Riaz of Bahria Town extends sincere apologies to Shia Muslims

UK legislators’ team rejects plea for Ishaq Dar’s deportation

Turkey pledges to support Pakistan on Kashmir at UN

Medical, dental colleges’ entry test on September 23

Bilateralism between India and Pakistan

Israeli forces fatally shoot three Palestinians in Gaza

Not my fault that I'm Inzamam’s nephew: Imam-ul-Haq

Saudi Arabia holds religious oppression as a normalized system of governance

Senior UAE official pays secret visit to Israel: Report

Taliban for minus Pakistan talks with US administration

Youm-e-Ali Asghar observed to commemorate Imam Hussain’s infant

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral

Un-poisoning the chalice!

World’s longest straight-line sea route connects Pakistan to Russia

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

Spain gives in to Saudi pressure to deliver 400 precision bombs

Saudi forces tear down Muharram mourning tents in Shia Qatif region

Saudi Arabia buys Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system amid détente: Report

Syrians dodge death with air strike warning app

Four senior Shia Islamic scholars gagged as no change seen under PTI govt

Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers held in London

Mini budget Bomb: Govt to impose new taxes of Rs400bn

India beat Pakistan 3-1 to reach SAFF final

Prime Minister House to be converted into high-quality postgraduate institute: minister

Dam Mania: Can Pakistan go for Kala Bagh dam?

An old Mantra: Is US planning again to control Pakistan nukes?

India’s push on Iran's Chabahar puts US in tight corner

Pompeo appreciates Saudi respect for civilians in Yemen war, lets aid continue

Official: UAE convinced Yemen’s Saleh to ally with Houthis

Sharifs' Raiwind residence declared sub-jail as Nawaz, Maryam parole extended by three days

High security needed in Moharram due to threat of terrorism

Will Imran Khan continue support with Saudi led military coalition?

A hope for a better education system

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Croatian president can’t wait for final

1397/4/23 | 13:40
  Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday she could not wait for the World Cup final against France, as officials worked overtime to meet the huge demands from fans needing passports. Zlatko Dalic’s side reached Sunday’s final after beating England 2-1 in extra-time in Moscow on Wednesday, sparking wild scenes of excitement both in the Luzhniki Stadium and in Croatia. “I feel extremely excited, I don’t know how I will wait until Sunday,” said Grabar-Kitarovic, who is going to attend the game. “Regardless ...

Saudi referee handed lifetime ban for match-fixing

1397/2/27 | 13:40
  The Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) has called on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to withdraw Fahad al-Mirdasi from next month’s World Cup in Russia after the referee was handed a lifetime ban for a match-fixing attempt. The Riyadh-based federation has asked the world’s soccer governing body to slap the measure against the 32-year-old after having confessed to offering to fix King's Cup final between Saudi Premier League football clubs al-Ittihad and al-Faisaly on May 12. According to the SAFF, ...

Egypt likely to be removed from the 2018 World Cup

1396/8/6 | 13:40
  The head of the World Federation of Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, stated that he could reconsider the presence of the Egyptian national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia due to the statement by the foreign minister of this country.   Infantino said the speech of the Egyptian Foreign Minister was a clear disrespect to FIFA and its members, and a clear intervention by a political officer in football. The head of the international football federation said that the FIFA should hold a meeting and examine the interventions ...

Syria holds Iran to 2-2 draw in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match

1396/6/15 | 13:40
The Iranian men's national team has been held to a draw against Syria but succeeded to remain top of its group in the third round of the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualification tournament. On Tuesday evening, Team Melli started its Group A match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a fine manner, and attacking 31-year-old professional footballer Ashkan Dejagah made an early attempt to run at the Syrian goal; however, the temptation to play the ball in haste forced him to give ball away. In ...

FIFA refuses to punish Saudi players over London attacks snub

1396/3/20 | 13:40
FIFA has refused to punish the Saudi Arabia men’s national football team after they snubbed a minute’s silence in memory of the London terrorist attack victims before a World Cup qualifier against Australia. Eight people – including two Australian nationals – were killed and more than 50 injured when a group of three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then began stabbing revelers in London’s busy Borough Market area on June 3, before being shot dead by police marksmen. On Thursday, Australia met Saudi Arabia ...

Saudi cleric calls on FIFA to ban sign of cross, Twitter fires back

1396/2/29 | 13:40
A hardline Saudi cleric has called on football’s governing body, FIFA, to prohibit players from making the sign of the cross in celebration on the field. As expected, not only have his calls fallen on deaf ears, but he has also been lambasted online. Mohammed Alarefe boasts 17.5 million Twitter followers, which, though impressive, is unlikely to hold any sway with FIFA’s elite. “I’ve seen video clips of athletes, soccer players running, shooting and when they win they make the symbol of the cross on their chests and my question is do ...

Corruption in Pakistan: From politics to sports

1394/3/28 | 13:40
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Faisal Saleh Hayat has been dismissed for incompetence and fund embezzlement after an extraordinary meeting of the federation, local media reported. Only 18 of the 26 members of the PFF were present at the meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday where Hayat was also suspended from the PFF and secretary Ahmad Yar Khan Lodhi kicked out of the body, a local newspaper reported. Despite the dismissal, Hayat, 62, who sits on FIFA’s strategic committee, is still eligible to stand ...

Scandalized FIFA

1394/3/9 | 13:40
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)- Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, with 240 million people regularly playing the game, according to a FIFA estimate. Even in the United States, traditionally considered indifferent to soccer, interest is growing. More Americans watched last year's U.S.-Portugal World Cup game than watched the 2014 NBA Finals or baseball's 2013 World Series. However the recent corruption scandal has rattled the soccer fans. It has seen two of its vice presidents amongst seven FIFA officials being arrested by the ...