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Third batch of gunmen start to leave Barzeh neighborhood

Third batch of gunmen start to leave Barzeh neighborhood

DAMASCUS, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – The third batch of gunmen and some of their family members on Saturday morning started to leave Barzeh neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. This comes in the framework of implementing the settlement agreement which provides for ending the armed manifestations in the neighborhood in a step towards the return of the state institutions to it. ...

260 gunmen leave al-Waer neighborhood

260 gunmen leave al-Waer neighborhood

HOMS, May 20 (Press Shia) – Over the past 24 hours more than 260 gunmen and scores of their family members who reject the reconciliation agreement left al-Waer neighborhood within the last batch of gunmen in the neighborhood.SANA reporter in Homs said that on Saturday morning 11 buses carrying 400 persons onboard including 103 gunmen left al-Waer neighborhood heading for Idleb and Jarablous...

Leader hails nation’s turnout in presidential election

Leader hails nation’s turnout in presidential election

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed Iranian’s massive participation in presidential election in a message on Saturday.“Friday’s epic election once more reflected Iranian’s national will; nation’s high turnout across the country indicates the strength of religious democracy,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in his message...

Putin congratulates Rouhani on 'convincing victory' in election

Putin congratulates Rouhani on 'convincing victory' in election

MOSCOW, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on the victory in the national presidential election held Friday, the Kremlin's press service said Saturday."Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on a convincing victory in the Iranian presidential...

18 killed in twin suicide car attacks in Baghdad

18 killed in twin suicide car attacks in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Up to 18 people were killed and some 20 others wounded in two suicide car bombs targeting the Iraqi police in south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on Saturday.The attacks occurred late on Friday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint and detonated it in the Shiite...

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Incumbent president Hassan Rouhani won with resounding majority against his rival Ebrahim Raisi with 57 percent of the vote, to extend his time in office.The Interior Minister Abdolreza Ramani Fazli announced at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday announced Rouhani as the winner of the 12th Iran presidential election with 23,549,616 out of 41,221,310 votes, after...

Presidential candidates felicitate Rouhani on reelection

Presidential candidates felicitate Rouhani on reelection

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia) – Seyed Mostafa Hashemitaba and Seyed Mostafa Mirsalim, two candidates of the 12th Iranian presidential election, congratulated Hassan Rouhani on his reelection as Iranian president.Member of the Expediency Council and the Islamic Coalition Party, Mirsalim, expressed gratitude to Iranian nation for their epic presence in the elections and wished success and good luck...

Iran's envoy elected as head of OPCW Confidentiality Commission

Iran's envoy elected as head of OPCW Confidentiality Commission

TEHRAN, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was elected as head of organizations Confidentiality Commission.Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, Alireza Jahangiri, was elected as the head of Confidentiality Commission. Jahangiri was...

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

CARACHI, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016.In a letter, Game also asked the Prime...

Our ambition highest by focusing on combating terrorism

Our ambition highest by focusing on combating terrorism

GENEVA, May 21 (Press Shia) – Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Geneva Bashar al-Jaafari announced on Friday the end of the official meetings within the 6th round of Geneva intra-Syrian dialogue with a final session with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.“We have just concluded the last session with the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, within the...