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Grandson of Great Martyr Allama Arif Hussaini Embraced Martyrdom

PESHAWAR, Pakistan  – A grandson of great martyr Allama Arif Hussaini embraced martyrdom and another grandson was injured in a suicidal attack on Shia Friday prayer congregation in Peshawar. Mehdi Hussain son of Ali Hussaini embraced martyrdom due to suicidal attack against Shia prayer in Jamia Arif Hussaini Shaheed. Raza Hussaini so of Ali Hussaini was critically injured. The blast was …

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15 Martyred on Shia Mosque Bomb Attack in Pakistan

   At least 15 Shia Muslims were martyred and more than 20 were injured due to a suicidal attack on Friday prayer congregation in Peshawar. Dozens of people were attending Friday prayer at Jamia Arif Hussaini Shaheed when a suicidal bomber stormed into the mosque and exploded. The bomber was torn apart. Due to the suicidal attack, 15 Shiites embraced …

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Rohani becomes Iran’s new president

Hassan Rohani has won Iran’s 11th presidential election following a vote that saw a massive popular turnout on June 14. Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar announced on Saturday that of a total of 36,704,156 valid ballots counted, Rohani won 50.70 percent of the ballots with 18,613,329 votes. Principlist candidate Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf came in behind Rohani by a wide margin, winning …

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Sweden warns against US aid to Syria militants

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has warned against the humanitarian ramifications of the US decision to provide new weapons to militants in Syria, saying the scenario will spark an “arms race” in the Arab country. “I don’t think the way forward is to get an arms race going in Syria. There’s a risk that that would undermine the conditions for …

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Shia delegation attends Tablighi Ijtima

Shia cleric Agha Rahat Hussaini and 200 adherents set an unforeseen precedent for religious tolerance as they attended a Deobandi scholar’s lecture in a Sunni congregation. The Tablighi Ijtima, which started on June 9 in Gilgit, is attended by hundreds of thousands from across the country and is held under the banner of the Tablighi Jamaat, a Sunni organisation. The …

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16 Iranian pilgrims killed in Baquba bomb attack

The incident occurred on Friday morning when an explosive-laden vehicle detonated in Muqdadiyah, which is located about 90 kilometers north of Baghdad. Nearly 20 people were killed when the blast ripped through the bus as the vehicle packed with pilgrims was heading for the holy city of Najaf. At least 45 other people, many of them thought to be Iranians, …

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2 security personnel killed in Pakistan

At least two Pakistani security personnel have been killed and two others wounded in a bomb explosion in the southwestern province of Balochistan. According to security sources, the incident took place on Monday when a military vehicle was attacked in Mastung District near the city of Quetta. Security forces rushed to the site of the attack and cordoned off the …

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Syria: Foreign-backed Terrorists Commit Massacre in al-Qusayr

Another horrible massacre in Syria happened on Saturday. This time in the countryside of the once nice area of al-Qusayr in Homs. The massacre against a family of four innocent members, including a woman, was committed by an armed foreign-backed terrorist group yesterday. According to an official source who spoke with the Syrian state news agency SANA, this foreign-backed group …

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Syrian refugees in Iraq reached about 154 thousand people

 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Wednesday, that it has recorded up to 27 of current May, 153 675 Syrian refugees in Iraq. “The number of Syrian refugees recorded by UNHCR in Iraq reached 153 675 people, up to and including 27 of current May,” A statement of UNHCR office received by”Shafaq News” said. Syrian refugees flee …

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