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Nigeria Muslims solace distressed Christians

Nigeria Muslims solace distressed Christians

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - Muslim Nigerians are being applauded for leading relief efforts for Christian communities hit by communal violence in the country’s North-central state of Nasarawa, a move praised for dousing tension and suspicion among the faith communities in the wake of Boko Haram insurgency.

“Members of Jam’atu Na...

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Protesters in Egyptian industrial capital eject city boss, announce independence

Protesters in Egyptian industrial capital eject city boss, announce independence

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - A nurse at the hospital who was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday.

The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media...

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Syria's war economy

Syria's war economy

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) -- There is a devastating war raging, independent journalists are not allowed in, and for our purposes on this programme there is no official economic data.

But what information we do have points to a 'war economy' - money and food supplies are being kept aside for the government, the army and its...

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Syria blasts NATO move on Patriot missiles

Syria blasts NATO move on Patriot missiles

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) -- NATO moved forward Thursday with its plan to place Patriot missiles and troops along Syria's border with Turkey to protect against potential attacks.

Assad's regime blasted the move as "psychological warfare," saying the new deployment would not deter it from seeking victory over rebels it views as...

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King Abdullah first leader since UN Vote to vicit west bank

King Abdullah first leader since UN Vote to vicit west bank

[B]SHAFAQNA (Shia International) – King Abdullah of Jordan on Thursday became the first head of state to visit the West Bank since last week’s vote by the UN General Assembly upgrading the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state. It was a gesture of support that also underlined the importance of the vote to Jordan, according to anal...