Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

SHAFAQNA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters. He has also ordered a “mandatory social media check” for all applicants who have ever been present in territory controlled by the Islamic […]

Shia Islam: Badāʾ

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Badāʾ Badāʾ (lit. ‘appearance’) is a Shīʿa doctrine rooted in the Qur’an and the tradtions of the Prophet. It is similar abrogation (naskh) and both stem from the same source. However, the difference is that abrogation pertains to legislation, meaning that a divine command is issued […]

Our heartfelt prayers are with the victims: the Al-Khoei Foundation denounces the cowardly terror attacks in Westminster

Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency)  – Al-khoei Foundation, a leading Shia organisation based in London issued a statement on Thursday following Westminster terror attack and said “We wish to reaffirm that terrorism in all its forms and expressions is an evil that falls outside the boundaries  of faith”. According to Shafaqna, the statement reads: We at the Al-Khoei Foundation […]

Israel and Russia are NOT on the verge of war. They are allies!

SHAFAQNA – The alternative media community, especially its social media iteration, is experiencing collective psychosis in hallucinating that “Israel” and Russia are on the verge of war with one another. The prevailing narrative is that Israeli “Defense Minister” Lieberman’s threat to destroy Syria’s air defense systems is tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia, with […]