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Russia Says Has Begun Reducing Forces in Syria

Russia Says Has Begun Reducing Forces in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Russia said on Friday it had begun reducing its military forces in Syria under the terms of a fragile ceasefire deal brokered between opposition groups and the Syrian government. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the ceasefire in late December and said Russia would pull back some of its forces in Syria, where its military intervention has turned the tide in favour...

Austrian Minister Calls for Headscarf Ban for Public Servants

Austrian Minister Calls for Headscarf Ban for Public Servants

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration Sebastian Kurz said on Friday he wanted to ban public servants, including school teachers, from wearing the Islamic headscarf. Kurz, of the Christian Conservative People’s Party (OVP), is working on a draft law with Muna Duzdar, a junior minister from the OVP’s senior Social Democrat coalition...

Afghan Officials Say At Least 7 Miners Killed by Gunman

Afghan Officials Say At Least 7 Miners Killed by Gunman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The provincial governor of Afghanistan's Baghlan province announced that an unknown gunman has killed 12 coal miners. Abdul Satar Barez said the Friday attack occurred in the province's Tala Wa Barfak district as the miners were on their way back to their villages after work. The unknown gunman killed 12 and wounded five, Barez said, adding that an...

6 Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Attack on Najran

6 Saudi Forces Killed in Yemeni Attack on Najran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – While the Saudi regime is becoming increasingly frustrated with its lingering and costly military campaign against Yemen, it lost six more troops on Friday when the Yemeni Army launched an attack against a base in the Saudi province of Najran. According to al-Masirah television, the Yemeni Army, backed by fighters from the allied Popular Committees, hit a headquarters...

Iraqi Forces Kill over 130 Daesh Terrorists West of Mosul

Iraqi Forces Kill over 130 Daesh Terrorists West of Mosul

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraqi security forces launched a major operation against the positions of Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) west of the embattled city of Mosul, killing more than 130 members of the foreign-backed terrorist group, local reports said. As part of the massive operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists, the Iraqi Federal Police forces attacked the militants and inflicted...

Bahrainis Stage Massive Protest agasint Regime’s Blockade on Diraz (+Photos)

Bahrainis Stage Massive Protest agasint Regime’s Blockade on Diraz (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Bahraini people from every walk of life took to streets in the restive village of Diraz, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa regime’s blockade on the village, where the house of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority, is located. Despite the Manama regime’s intensification of security measures, people of the Persian Gulf...

Syrian Government to Attend Astana Peace Talks: Diplomat

Syrian Government to Attend Astana Peace Talks: Diplomat

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad expressed the Damascus government’s readiness to attend an upcoming round of talks with the opposition in Kazakhstan’s Astana for the purpose of ending a civil war that has beset Syria for six years. In a meeting with Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Damascus Azmat Berdibay on Thursday, the Syrian deputy foreign minister...

Iraq Launches Offensive on Daesh near Syria Border

Iraq Launches Offensive on Daesh near Syria Border

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh (ISIL) near the Syrian border Thursday, piling further pressure on the terrorist group. Baghdad and its allies also turned up the heat on ISIL in its last remaining Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, where the US-led coalition said it had doubled the number of its advisors. "A military operation has begun in the western areas...

Militants Kill Two in Car Bombing in Turkey's Izmir

Militants Kill Two in Car Bombing in Turkey's Izmir

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer and a court employee, officials said. The explosion and gunfire outside the main courthouse in Izmir, Turkey's third largest city, highlighted the country's deteriorating security...

Syria's Game-Changing Victory in Aleppo Achieved with Iran's Support: Expert

Syria's Game-Changing Victory in Aleppo Achieved with Iran's Support: Expert

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A London-based Middle East expert hailed the recent liberation of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo from foreign-backed terrorists as “the game-changing moment” in the ongoing war in the Arab country, saying it was achieved with the support of Tehran and Moscow. “The recent victory in Aleppo has been very significant; it is the game-changing moment in...