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Putin to talk with Saudi King Salman following Assad’s Russia meeting

Teenagers aged upto 12 sold for prostitution

Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles Amid Taliban Threats

Gen. Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei

Declared absconder : Is Ishaq Dar in a real fix?

India cancels $500m arms deal with Israel

Assad and Putin discuss end game in Syria

Arab League emergency meeting: Divisions fail decisions

Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

The difference between the Sunnis and the Takfiri Wahhabism!

Who conspired against Khatm.e.Nubuwwat (PBUH) law?

Dirty Politics: PTI’s blunder of making alliance with Taliban’s father

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

Imran Khan paves way for father of Deobandi Taliban to his new Pakistan

Rana Sanaullah blames Intelligence Agencies for Shirazi kidnapping

Report: Saudi Arabia deficit reaches $32.4bn

Russia eyes active role in Afghanistan, breaking with three-decade restraint

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

Why Nawaz Sharif is hesitant to remove Ishaq Dar?

Can Islamabad protests lead into Military take over?

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

Nasrallah: US did what it could to help Daesh in Syria's Bukamal

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ABNA | Syrian civilian killed, material damaged in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

MERH | Study indicates discrimination against Shias in Bahrain

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

Does Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab, Muslim states?

Why Pentagon persuaded Congress to delink LeT from Haqqani network?

Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

Replacing Finance minister: Is PML-N going to make Ishaq Dar a perfect scapegoat?

Faizabad sit in: Is another model town like action in the offing?

Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

The Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS)

Lebanese PM Accepts France Invite: Will This End Crisis?

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

The series of the arrogant prince

US troops told to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan

Shafaqna special: Did PML-N launch Tehrik.e.Labaik?

Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

Free Balochistan posters: A new game plan against CPEC

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV

Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

Social Structure Founded by the Prophet (pbuh)

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Hazara


Hazaras: The Rohingyas of Pakistan?

1396/8/12 | 14:31
  Last week, when I was planning a trip to Quetta for training, Mujeeb Hashmi, a friend from work, asked me to wear shalwar kameez, not only to the airport but also whenever I went out and about in the city.   Hashmi, being a veteran filmmaker, has been to almost every habitable area of Pakistan – so I had to pay heed. He also warned me to be wary of certain localities within the city such as Hazara Town and Alamdar Road, given the violence witnessed by the city in the past.   He was right.   Quetta made a great ...

Fear and loathing returns for Quetta’s Hazara community

1396/7/25 | 14:31
  And when you can’t hide – you run. This is the main reason why Shia Hazara businessmen, professionals and students from Quetta are leaving for Pakistan’s big cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi.     In the sea of people that make up a large city, a Hazara becomes just another face in the crowd. The luxury of anonymity is something they do not have in their native Quetta.   Three Hazaras among five dead in gun attack on Quetta van   As Quetta’s security situation shows few signs of improving ...

Hazara Genocide: The mote in our eyes , the wool in our ears

1396/7/18 | 14:31
  At least three members of the ethnic Hazara community and two other Shias were killed, while one other was seriously injured on Quetta's Kasi road on Monday morning as unidentified armed men opened fire at their vehicle, police said.     Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings since more than a decade. More than 1,400 incidents targeting the minority Shia and Hazara community have taken place in the province during the past 15 years.   While sectarian terrorism in Balochistan ...

Hazara killings: A passive genocide

1396/6/22 | 14:31
  Four people belonging to the Hazara community were killed and two others severely injured in an attack by armed men in the Kuchlak area couple of days ago.   A 12-year-old boy was among the victims, while two women travelling with them remained unhurt as they were sitting in a vehicle when the attackers opened fire on the men who were standing outside.     According to officials, eight members of the Hazara Shia community were coming to Quetta from Chaman town on the Afghan border. They stopped their vehicle near a ...

Hazara's again: Four Hazaras shot dead near Mastung as gunmen open fire on vehicle

1396/4/28 | 14:31
At least four people belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia communitywere shot dead when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near Balochistan's Mastung area today, police sources said. A woman is among the slain victims. According to police sources, the incident was an act of targeted killing. The assailants escaped unhurt after carrying out the attack. Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) personnel reached the site and started an investigation into the incident. Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti strongly condemned ...

Hazara Genocide: The blood on State’s hands

1396/3/20 | 14:31
  The silent killing of Hazaras is once again on cards. The persecuted Hazara-Shia community of Quetta came under attack once again few days back. Three people including a policeman were killed when gunmen opened fire on them.      Just because large-scale terrorist attacks against this persecuted minority, such as the ones that took place back in 2003 and that prompted mass protests, have, for the time being halted, doesn’t mean that things have changed for the better.       Problematic is the way in which the ...

Stranded at border: Did Govt deliberately abandon Shiite pilgrims?

1395/8/2 | 14:31
  Up to 700 Pakistani pilgrims, including a large number of women and children, are currently stranded in Iran after a travel agent failed to procure visas for the onward leg of their journey which would have taken them to Iraq. Pilgrims, intending to travel to Karbala in Iraq to observe Ashura, had booked with the Karachi-based travel company Karavan of Pride. The travel agency, located in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi, had offered pilgrims a budget package to visit the holy sites in Iran and Iraq that would enable them to undertake ...

Death toll mounts to 80 as Hazara rally attacked in Kabul

1395/5/2 | 14:31
A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shia Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 80 people and leaving 231 others wounded, officials said. Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack which came after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramazan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulances struggling to reach the scene as authorities had overnight blocked key intersections with stacked ...

Quetta Terrorism: Is national action plan has become inaction plan?

1394/7/29 | 14:31
  A bomb explosion on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least 11 people and wounded a further 22, police say. A senior police official in the western city told that the device was planted on the roof of the vehicle. The blast comes at a time of relatively diminished violence in Pakistan. No-one has said they carried out the attack.Balochistan province suffers from separatist, sectarian and Islamist insurgencies. Reports suggest that most of the passengers on the bus were poor labourers returning from work — which may ...

Hazara killings: Would senate committee deliberations be acted upon?

1394/5/7 | 14:31
A Senate committee would take up next week the issue of the killings of Hazara community members in Pakistan and discuss how a fresh piece of legislation might help protect religious minorities in the country. According to official records, an estimated 1,456 members of the Hazara community have lost their lives in different areas of Balochistan in the past seven years. For the first time, a group of senators will meet the affected families in Quetta.The committee on human rights, headed by Senator Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, ...

Committee on Hazara killings: A dim optimism

1394/5/1 | 14:31
A Senate committee would take up next week the issue of the killings of Hazara community members in Pakistan and discuss how a fresh piece of legislation might help protect religious minorities in the country. According to official records, an estimated 1,456 members of the Hazara community have lost their lives in different areas of Balochistan in the past seven years. For the first time, a group of senators will meet the affected families in Quetta. The committee on human rights, headed by Senator Nasreen Jalil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, ...

Pakistan Hazaras: The walking dead

1394/4/18 | 14:31
 In latest incident of Hazara's prosecution two brothers belonging to the Shia Hazara community and a policeman were gunned down few days ago.“Four members of a family belonging to the Shia Hazara community and other people were standing outside the passport office when they came under attack.Since 2008, Pakistan’s Shia Muslim community has been the target of an unprecedented escalation in sectarian violence as Sunni militants have killed thousands of Shia across the country. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), group has claimed responsibility ...

Uncontrollable human trafficking

1394/3/24 | 14:31
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-A new U.N. study says human trafficking from and through Pakistan has increased during the past year.  It adds that the majority of Pakistani and Afghan nationals trying to illegally migrate by sea to countries like Australia are religious or ethnic minorities, such as Hazara Shi'ites escaping persecution at home. U.N. officials reveal that trafficking networks in the country are also helping Pakistanis engage in fighting in countries like Syria and Egypt.  According to UN report over 1,000 criminal networks ...

The sufferings continues

1394/3/19 | 14:31
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-There is no end in sight of Balochistan killings. Couple of days ago five members of Hazaras have been shot dead following killing of four policemen in the Pashtoonabad neighbourhood of Quetta, triggering yet another one of those highly visible, but seemingly ineffective search operations by the security forces.  A crowd of the Hazara community came out on the streets with the coffins of the victims and as they have done in the past, refused to bury the dead till the perpetrators were caught. A crackdown by ...

Five more Hazaras shot dead

1394/3/17 | 14:31
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-In another horrible incident five Shiite Hazaras have been shot dead by the firing of unidentified gunmen near Bacha Khan chowk in Quetta. Injured died on the spot while assailants managed to escape from the scene. In the past few days, more than half-a-dozen Hazara community were also gunned down in Quetta.Later, around 500 people from the community took to the streets in protest against the incident carrying the coffins of the deceased and refusing to bury them. According to a report1,900 Shia Muslims have ...

Balochistan operation: A dim hope for peace

1394/3/11 | 14:31
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-A day after gunmen methodically slaughtered 20 men after plucking them from Karachi-bound passenger buses in Mastung district, The Express Tribune has learnt that the federal government might launch a Karachi-style surgical operation in Balochistan. The go-ahead for the operation is likely to be given in a high-level meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened next week to discuss the law order situation in the troubled province. It is indeed a good decision specially after armed man in a clod blooded ...

Quetta firing:three Hazaras killed multiple injured

1394/3/4 | 14:31
SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-In another deadly blast three people were killed while six other injured. In two separate incidents at least three people have been killed. On an incident on Jinnah Road, armed men opened fire, killing two and injuring four, including two women belonging to to the Hazara community of Quetta. While earlier in the day, armed men opened fire at a shop on Shahrah-i-Iqbal in Quetta, killing one. Police failed to arrest the attackers.It is since long that a systemic genocide of Hazara community is ongoing in the Quetta ...