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Millions of Muslims across world celebrate Eid al-Ghadir

Millions of Muslims across world celebrate Eid al-Ghadir

Press Shia Agency – Millions of Shi’a Muslims across the world, including in Iran, are celebrating the Eid al-Ghadir, which marks the appointment of the first Shi’a Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib, by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad, as his successor.Press Shia – Iranians from various walks of life are celebrating the auspicious occasion, which annually falls on the 18th of...

'Hate crimes in UK increased following Brexit vote'

'Hate crimes in UK increased following Brexit vote'

Press Shia Agency - European Union embassies in the United Kingdom have reported a rise in xenophobic attacks on their citizens by Britons. Press Shia Agency - The EU embassies in Britain recently filed 60 incidents of suspected hate crime and abuse against their citizens.   On Monday, the British daily The Guardian published a survey based on which xenophobia, which...

Police investigating hate crime against Edinburgh mosque

Police investigating hate crime against Edinburgh mosque

Press Shia - Police in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh have launched a hate crime investigation after a mosque was damaged by fire. Press Shia Agency - The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, when an object was thrown at the Central Mosque in Potterrow, causing damage to an entrance door.   The attack caused no injuries but burned parts of the garden area...

One in four French Muslims opposes secular laws: Poll

One in four French Muslims opposes secular laws: Poll

Press Shia Agency - One in four French Muslims is against the country’s secular laws and values, a new study suggests, as the government pushes for more restrictions on Muslims practicing their religion in the society. Press Shia - The results of the survey by Ifop, the French Institute of Public Opinion, published on Sunday showed that 24 percent of those who identify themselves as...

Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

Press Shia - A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini Muslims in the kingdom after they had performed Hajj rituals, refusing to provide any information about the charges leveled against them. Press Shia - Hussain Radhi, with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said on Saturday that Saudi security forces had detained the Bahraini...

Huge rise of 200% in UK tour sales to Iran

Huge rise of 200% in UK tour sales to Iran

Press Shia - The media in the UK say the resumption of direct flights to Iran by major airlines has already made the Islamic Republic as one of the hottest tourism destinations with one travel agency already reporting a whopping rise of 200 percent in sales of tours to the country. Press Shia - The Irish Independent said in a report that Iran is being viewed by tourists as the second most...

American university suspends Palestine history course

American university suspends Palestine history course

Press Shia Agency - A top-ranking university in the United States has suspended an academic course on Palestinian history midway through the semester, following accusations that it propagated anti-Semitic viewpoints and indoctrinated students against Israel. Press Shia Agency - The University of California at Berkeley cancelled the course "Palestine: A Settler Colonial...

German Restaurant Throws Muslim Woman out 'for Refusing to Remove Veil'

German Restaurant Throws Muslim Woman out 'for Refusing to Remove Veil'

Press Shia - A restaurant owner in Germany has provoked outrage after reportedly ordering a Muslim woman wearing a niqab to leave the premises. Press Shia - Christian Schulz, manager of a Seekrug restaurant in Bielefeld, western Germany, reportedly asked the woman to remove the full-face veil as she sat in the busy beer garden during an annual light festival.   The woman is said...

Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia performs Hajj rituals

Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia performs Hajj rituals

Press Shia Agency - Britain's ambassador to Saudi Arabia has performed Hajj rituals after converting to Islam, becoming the first ever British ambassador to do so. Press Shia - Simon Collis, completed the Hajj with his wife Huda al-Mujarkech, a Syrian Muslim, this week, according to Arab media reports.   As the first British ambassador to the kingdom, Collis converted to Islam in...