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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

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Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

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Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

The untold story: why Priti Patel’s departure is ‘a great loss for Israel’

Policy flaws: How the electoral endorsement powered a terrorist organization

Mounting debt: Would Nawaz Govt leave a huge economic crisis behind?

Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict

How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

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Is Lebanese PM Hariri a Prisoner of Saudi Arabia?

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Trump’s tweets, thin skin may cause nuclear war: Analyst

130 people killed in Iran’s Kermanshah as quake hits region

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Leak: UAE planned financial war against Qatar

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Senior Saudi Princes tortured, beaten in royal purge

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World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

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China urges South Korea to resume talks with North

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Massacre again: Why ISIS have declared war on Shia of Afghanistan?

1396/7/29 | 16:39
  Adding to the growing number of massive attacks hitting Afghanistan lately, two suicide bombers attacked a pair of Shi’ite mosques on Friday, each killing a large number of civilians, with at least 72 slain across the strikes.     The bigger of the two attacks hit Imam Zaman Mosque in the capital city of Kabul, killing 39 people. The smaller attack was in Ghor Province, and killed 33. Officials say they believe the Ghor attack targeted a local political figure from the Jamiat party.   There has been no claim of responsibility ...

Fear and loathing returns for Quetta’s Hazara community

1396/7/25 | 16:39
  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 ...

Allama Hassan Zafar refuses Minister to end Fill the Jails Movement

1396/7/18 | 16:39
  At a police station in Karachi, Allama Hassan Zafar Naqvi told Sindh Minister Nasir Hussain Shah that Sindh Chief Minister and his government can play the role of bridge between him and the agencies who picked up innocent Shia Muslims and detained them illegally because Sindh government will not be able to ensure their release on its own.   “Sindh Government itself is helpless in this matter but you can play the role of bridge between the victims’ families and the agencies,” he told Nasir Shah who met him in Baghdadi Police Station ...

Nigerian police disrupt Muharram ceremonies, arrest mourners in Sokoto

1396/7/9 | 16:39
Nigerian police have disrupted Muharram ceremonies in the northern city of Sokoto, arresting at least six of the participants. All of those arrested on Saturday were members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), whose leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is in jail. The ceremonies were being held despite a ban by Sokoto state on the group’s activities. "The Islamic Movement is highly dismayed when news emanated that Sokoto state Commissioner of justice has announced the ban on Shia processions in the state," said an IMN spokesman. "For the ...

Police attack Shia Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir

1396/7/8 | 16:39
  Indian police have attacked Shia Muslims taking part in a procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (A.S), the third Shia imam. Shia Muslims held a mourning procession in Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, chanting religious slogans. Police attacked the mourners and arrested an unspecified number of them. Every year, during the month of Muharram, Muslims from around the world hold religious mourning ceremonies for the third Shia imam, who was martyred in the desert of Karbala in 680 AD. Reports ...

Sadr’s announcement on Hezbollah-IS deal

1396/6/11 | 16:39
Iraqi Shia cleric and militancy leader Muqtada al-Sadr has urged the Iraqi government to ensure protection for its borders with Syria after a controversial deal between Islamic State militants and Lebanese militia Hezbollah helped the group redeploy there.   “The Iraqi government is required to secure the borders with Syrian al-Boukamal region,” Sadr tweeted on Thursday. “We are fully prepared to cooperate with it (the government)”. A deal between Hezbollah and Islamic State fighters, approved by the Syrian government, has gone ...

Saudi Arabia’s top court upholds 14 Shias’ death penalty

1396/5/6 | 16:39
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences handed down to 14 Shia nationals amid the Riyadh regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy activists from the minority population, a report says. The Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday that the 14 men were among 24 people convicted last year of carrying out attacks on police stations in the town of Awamiyah and the city of Seihat, both situated in the Qatif region of the Shia-dominated Eastern Province. Nine other members of the so-called "Awamiyah Cell" were also ...

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

1396/4/28 | 16:39
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 ...

The Islamic radios and televisions union a step towards unity among Shia and Sunni

1396/4/11 | 16:39
Senior advisor to Iran’s leader, Dr. Ali Velayati says the fact that Shia and Sunni are promoting Islam within the framework of a media gathering by using different TV and Radio tools has a positive outcome and leads to the unity among Shia and Sunni.   Velayati hailed the seminar of the Islamic Radios and TV Unions and said every year, more members are added to the media groups attending the seminar. The advisor noted that the number of media groups now stands at more than 200. The senior advisor to Iran’s leader said Daesh has been ...

Sectarian strife: Who is attempting to turn Pakistan into another Syria?

1396/4/10 | 16:39
  There can be no two opinions that Pakistan is currently facing immense challenges both at internal and external fronts requiring complete national unity and solidarity to address them and foil designs of our enemies.   It is, however, regrettable that some elements are fully exploiting the uncertain political situation and are knowingly or unknowingly strengthening enemy hands by further polarising the society on sectarian lines.   Unscrupulous elements are misusing the social media and indulging in propaganda campaign ...

Conspiracy against Shias: Who helped Lashkar.e.Jhangvi terrorists to jail break?

1396/3/30 | 16:39
  Two ‘hardcore’ militants belonging to anti-Shia outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) escaped Central Jail in Karachi and initial investigation suggests the prisoners fled with the assistance of the jail authorities.      Twelve jail officials have been suspended for ‘negligence’ after the jailbreak, but we are not yet told who assisted the escapees and what their motive was. The investigative report further says the plan to carry out the jailbreak was hatched days ago since it was a well chalked out strategy.     The ...

Shias of Kashmir: Socio-political dilemmas

1396/3/25 | 16:39
  Come Muharram, the month of mourning, Kashmir’s Shia-dominated areas come alive with black banners, and now increasingly, with portraits of religio-political revolutionary leaders from Iran and beyond.   The banners of modern day Shia icons from Iran to Lebanon in Kashmir illustrate how the Shia resurgence has spilled over borders, into places like Kashmir with small Shia populations with their own troubled history.   This new assertiveness from a community which till recently would observe Taqyah (1), or dissimulation, ...

Shia youth of Parachinar becomes honorary member of German Parliament

1396/3/13 | 16:39
Syed Kashif Kazmi, 21, hailing from Parachinar was made honorary member of German Parliament for his enhanced political awareness and consciousness. He is a Pakistani Shia Muslim. Mr. Kazmi is representing the ministries of economy and energy at the German Parliament. He has met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President and other high officials. He is also a member of the Social Democratic Party that is second largest party of Germany. It is relevant to add here that Saudi-financed takfiri Deobandi clerics and their supporters had been ...

Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook

1396/3/9 | 16:39
They exist in plain sight, just one search and one click away from any of Pakistan’s 25 million Facebook users. An investigation carried out by Dawn across the month of April 2017 has revealed that 41 of Pakistan’s 64 banned outfits are present on Facebook in the form of hundreds of pages, groups and individual user profiles. Their network, both interconnected and public, is a mix of Sunni and Shia sectarian or terror outfits, global terror organisations operating in Pakistan, and separatists in Balochistan and Sindh. For the purpose of ...

Top Shia leader ready for talks with Shia parties

1396/2/28 | 16:39
Chief of Shia Ulema Council Allama Sajid Naqvi has said that he is ready for talks with those Shia parties who have positive approach because he attaches importance to unity of Shia Muslims. “I have never expelled any person from party nor forced anybody to leave. Had those who quit returned, he would have not disappointed them,” he said addressing a meeting of his SUC Punjab branch. He said that unity of Muslims and unity of Shia Muslims are his priorities. He said that Shia Muslims of Pakistan were more aware and conscious religiously ...

Khurram Zaki: An emblem of resistance against Takfirism

1396/2/18 | 16:39
Shia Muslims of Pakistan miss great and brave son of Shia Islam Khurram Zaki on the first anniversary of his martyrdom. Khurram Zaki embraced martyrdom last year while running a campaign against the takfirism of banned terrorist outfits particularly proscribed ASWJ and its ringleaders. On his first martyrdom anniversary, a mourning congregation is being held today in Karachi to pay homage to this great martyr and loyal son of Shia Islam who demonstrated steadfastness against the enemies of Islam and humanity. He was a civil society activist ...

Why is Pakistan’s political, military and judicial leadership mute on the systematic elimination of Shias?

1396/1/16 | 16:39
    On Thursday, this week, 24 innocent Shias were killed, and more than 100 others injured, as a car bomb ripped through an Imambargah in Parachinar. Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for this dastardly attack.      This is nothing out of the extraordinary; earlier in the year, on January 21st, more than 20 Shias were killed in a bomb blast in Parachinar.     The suicide attack at Sehwan Sharif in February, the one at Noorani Shah in November of last year, and the ones in Shikarpur and Quetta before that, ...

Another blood bath: Unleashed Shia Genocide in Pakistan

1396/1/12 | 16:39
    A blast outside an imambargah at a market in Parachinar killed at least 22 people and wounded 60 others, hospital on Friday, The Shia Post reports.“We have 22 dead bodies here at the hospital and 57 injured, including women and children,” said Moeen Begum, a surgeon at the hospital.     Ikramullah Khan, the local political agent, confirmed the death toll of the blast that took place this morning in the crowded Noor market.A parliamentarian from Parachinar, Sajid Hussain, told Reuters it was a suicide attack and ...

How Saudia is killing Shiite youth in the name of terrorism?

1396/1/11 | 16:39
    Saudi security forces killed two men who opened fire on police during a raid on a farm in eastern Saudi Arabia used by alleged militants to plot and prepare for attacks, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.   It was alleged that The Mokhtar Brigades, a little known Shi'ite Muslim militant group based in neighbouring Bahrain, identified the two men as Meqdad al-Nimr and Mohammed al-Nimr, describing them as "martyrs".   SPA said security forces came under fire while conducting a search in a farm outside ...

ASWJ’s avowal to mend its ways – for real or deception?

1395/11/21 | 16:39
    Worried over the ongoing crackdown on terrorism and also encouraged by its recent electoral achievements, banned sectarian outfit Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat has decided to transform itself into a national political party, distancing itself from its anti-Shia rhetoric of the past and focusing on parliamentary politics, The News has learnt.     The central leaders of the ASWJ, which earlier operated as the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and the Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan before it was banned under those names too, have been working ...

Unbridled atrocities: Media blackout Bahraini crimes against Shiite majority

1395/11/9 | 16:39
    Police in Bahrain carried out a dawn raid on Thursday against supporters of a Shia cleric on trial in the Sunni-ruled kingdom during which one man was shot and wounded, witnesses said.     Protesters have been staging sit-ins since authorities revoked Sheikh Isa Qassim’s citizenship in June.     Bahrain has been rocked by unrest since security forces crushed Shia-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister in 2011.   The head of the Shia opposition, Sheikh Ali Salman, ...

Unfair executions: How Bahraini monarch trying to deter Shia by rampant executions?

1395/10/27 | 16:39
  Bahrain on Sunday executed three Shia men alleged for killing three policemen, in a move likely to further raise tensions between the country’s Shia majority and its Sunni rulers.     The executions came a day after demonstrations broke out across Shia villages following rumours that the authorities were going to carry out the death sentences.     The Emirati officer was part of a Saudi-led Gulf force which rolled into Bahrain in March 2011 to help security forces put down a month of protests led by the country’s ...

Targeting Shias: An international ethnic cleansing campaign of Shias in the world

1395/10/26 | 16:39
  In a latest attack against ethnic minorities, some armed men killed nine Shia Hazara miners in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan last Friday.     The incident forced around 2000 Shias to stage a protest in western Afghanistan against the growing sectarian attacks by the group for better protection by the government.       Afghanistan saw a wave of such attacks on the Shia community last year, almost all claimed by the IS.   In October 2016, some 14 Shias were killed in a powerful blast at a ...

Can Masroor Jhangiv really distance himself from Anti-Shia campaign?

1395/10/3 | 16:39
  Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, whose father Haq Nawaz Jhangvi was one of Pakistan’s most infamous sectarian figures, said he has become more moderate and distanced himself from his previous anti-Shia rhetoric after winning a regional assembly seat.     Responsibility has fallen on my shoulders, now I am representative of all the people of Jhang,” Jhangvi told Reuters in an interview last week during an hours-long tour of his home town.  “I consider everybody to be human, and I want peace in Jhang and in Punjab,” Jhangvi added, when ...

State sponsored terrorism: Double victimization of Shia community in Pakistan

1395/9/24 | 16:39
    Counter Terrorism Department of Police have arrested a Shia leader in Bhakkar district of Punjab province in an unjustifiable raid by the biased officials who are diverting National Action Plan’s focus on banned terrorist outfits.     Mureed Abbas is an office bearer of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen who the cops of the CTD Police arrested in Bhakkar. There was no charge against Mureed Abbas.   Shia Muslims have fallen victims to the takfiri terrorism being practiced by proscribed Deobandi ASWJ, banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi ...

Stranded at border: Did Govt deliberately abandon Shiite pilgrims?

1395/8/2 | 16:39
  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 ...

A dangerous trend: The massacre of Afghan Shias on the rise

1395/7/24 | 16:39
  At least 32 Shia have been Martyred in two separate attacks on the commemoration of Ashura ceremonies in Afghanistan. At least 14 Shias have been killed in a powerful blast at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura.“The explosion happened at the gate of the Shia mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province),” the provincial governor’s spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad said on Wednesday, adding that 14 people were killed and 28 injured while ...

Attack on Shiite holy Shrine: How ISIS playing a sectarian card in Iraq

1395/4/20 | 16:39
 Islamic State suicide bombers reportedly disguised as local militia tried to storm one of Iraq’s main Shia shrines in the most serious attack on a holy site since the destruction of another such shrine a decade ago sparked the country’s sectarian war. The bombers, aided by gunmen, fought through a marketplace in Balad to the Sayyid Muhammad bin Ali al-Hadi mausoleum where they blew themselves up near its main gates. Iraqi officials claim the Thursday night attack was the most brazen attempt yet by Isis to reignite sectarian chaos. At ...

Pakistan Hazaras: The walking dead

1394/4/18 | 16:39
 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 ...

Curbing Hate Speech: Still long way to go

1394/4/15 | 16:39
 An anti-terrorism court on Friday sentenced a prayer leader to 10 years and four months imprisonment after he was convicted of making hate speeches after Fajr prayers.Judge Khalid Arshad also fined Abdul Ghani Rs750,000.Prosecution said Ghani had delivered provocative speeches following Fajr prayers at a mosque in Qayampur.Qayampur police had registered an FIR against him and arrested him. After examining the evidence and hearing the witnesses, the judge sentenced Ghani to 10 years and four months in jail. Previous year a prayer leader of ...