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Turkey Pushing to Break Up Tahrir Al-Sham to Keep Grip on Syria’s Idlib

Turkey Pushing to Break Up Tahrir Al-Sham to Keep Grip on Syria’s Idlib

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Turkey is reportedly urging Qatar to stop backing Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), fearing that presence of the terrorist group in Syria’s Idlib may lead to an infighting and pave the way for Damascus to recapture the northwestern Syrian province. Reports suggest that the Turkish government has called on Qatar to withdraw support for the HTS terrorist group and...

US Chopper Crashes in Iraq Killing, Injuring Several Soldiers

US Chopper Crashes in Iraq Killing, Injuring Several Soldiers

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An American special operations helicopter crashed early Monday morning in Iraq, killing one and injuring several other US service members onboard. It is unclear why the MH-60 Blackhawk went down, but US military sources with knowledge of the crash said the helicopter was returning to base after conducting a small-scale raid in an undisclosed region, Newsweek...

Iranian Defense Minister Briefs MPs on Latest Military Achievements

Iranian Defense Minister Briefs MPs on Latest Military Achievements

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami attended a parliamentary session on Monday, briefing the lawmakers on the latest achievements of the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces in the defense sector. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, MP Abolfazl Aboutorabi said Brigadier General Hatami attended a closed session of the parliament on the occasion of...

Lebanon: Hezbollah Unveils Kheybar 1 Missile for First Time (+Video)

Lebanon: Hezbollah Unveils Kheybar 1 Missile for First Time (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has unveiled the Khaybar 1 missile it used against Israeli invaders in 2006 war for first time. A video published by Hezbollah’s war media channel showed the missile, dubbed as Khaybar 1 that was put on public display at the Museum for Resistance Tourism near the southern village of Mleeta. The 7-meter long missile weighs...

Iran Eyes Closer Cooperation with Iraq after Formation of New Gov’t

Iran Eyes Closer Cooperation with Iraq after Formation of New Gov’t

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi hailed the growing relations with Iraq and said Tehran plans to boost its cooperation with Baghdad after a new government is formed in the Arab country. “Our relationship with Iraq as a neighboring country is good and there has been a lot of reciprocal visits,” Qassemi told reporters in Tehran on...

Heavy Storm Surprises Hajj Pilgrims in Mecca (+Video)

Heavy Storm Surprises Hajj Pilgrims in Mecca (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Stormy weather and heavy rain surprises over 2 million Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia on Sunday on the first day of the annual hajj ritual. Worshippers arrived in Saudi Arabia last week for the ritual, which retraces the route Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took 14 centuries ago.Several hours of heavy rain and thunderstorms forced pilgrims to take cover in tents and trudge...

US Move to Form Iran Action Group Brings to Mind 1953 Coup: Spokesman

US Move to Form Iran Action Group Brings to Mind 1953 Coup: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi deplored a recent move by the US administration to form an "Iran Action Group" to raise pressure on the Islamic Republic, saying it calls to mind the coup d'état in Iran orchestrated by Washington and London in 1953. “This behavior, measures or propaganda are in continuation of the...

Iran’s Northwest Borders Secure, Stable: Police Chief

Iran’s Northwest Borders Secure, Stable: Police Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari praised the border forces for ensuring sustainable security in the country’s northwestern areas, saying rapid response by the Police has helped lower the crime rate in that region. Speaking to reporters in the provincial capital of Oroumiyeh on Monday, General Ashtari commended the security forces for...

Ayatollah Khamenei: Hajj An Opportunity for Muslim Vigilance against US

Ayatollah Khamenei: Hajj An Opportunity for Muslim Vigilance against US

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a message described the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage as an opportunity for Muslim unity and increased vigilance against the US “satanic policy” of warmongering and support for persecutors. Addressing Iranian Hajj pilgrims in the plain of Arafat near Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Monday...

New Type of Battery Created from Paper, Fueled by Bacteria

New Type of Battery Created from Paper, Fueled by Bacteria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers created a new type of battery—made of paper and fueled by bacteria —- that is low-cost and portable and could be used in remote areas of the world or in regions with limited resources. "Paper has unique advantages as a material for biosensors," says Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Ph.D., who is presenting the work at the meeting. "It is...

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