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Indonesia Jails Ex-Parliament Speaker for 15 Years over Graft

Indonesia Jails Ex-Parliament Speaker for 15 Years over Graft

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced the former speaker of parliament, Setya Novanto, to 15 years in jail for his role in causing state losses of around $170 million, linked to a national electronic identity card scheme. Yanto, the head of a panel of five judges, also said Novanto would be fined 500 million rupiah ($36,000)and barred from public office for five...

Yemen’s Ansarullah Vows Revenge for Death of Leader Saleh al-Samad

Yemen’s Ansarullah Vows Revenge for Death of Leader Saleh al-Samad

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement condemned the assassination of Saleh al-Samad, the head of the Arab country’s Supreme Political Council, in a Saudi-led air strike and pledged that the movement would take revenge on Saudi Arabia and UAE. Saudi Arabia would never be able to create any political development by assassinating Saleh al-Samad, said Mohammad al-Bakhiti, a...

UN Chief Strongly Condemns Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen Wedding

UN Chief Strongly Condemns Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen Wedding

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned airstrikes on a wedding in Yemen that killed dozens of people, including children, and called for an investigation. Guterres "strongly condemns the airstrikes on a wedding party in Hajjah and on civilian vehicles in Taiz, where at least 50 civilians, including children, were reportedly killed and scores...

Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Killed in Saudi Raid in Hudaydah

Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Killed in Saudi Raid in Hudaydah

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad was martyred after Saudi warplanes pounded the Arab country’s western province of Hudaydah, a report said. In a statement released on Monday, the Supreme Political Council announced that Saleh al-Samad lost his life after the kingdom’s jets hit his residence in the Red Sea port city of...

Driver Kills 10, Injures 15 Plowing Van into Toronto Sidewalk Crowd

Driver Kills 10, Injures 15 Plowing Van into Toronto Sidewalk Crowd

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said. Although the attack had the hallmarks of recent deadly vehicle assaults by Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) supporters in the United States and Europe,...

Ex-UN Official Slams West’s Silence on Israeli Atrocities

Ex-UN Official Slams West’s Silence on Israeli Atrocities

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former official at the United Nations and professor of international law decried Western states’ silence on the Israeli regime’s recent crimes against Palestinians and said their behavior “is an undisguised display of moral hypocrisy”. “…The non-response to Israeli deliberate and sustained atrocities by Western democracies, supposedly...

Qatar Denies Its Military Planes Intercepted UAE Civilian Aircraft

Qatar Denies Its Military Planes Intercepted UAE Civilian Aircraft

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Qatar denied on Monday that its military planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates the day before, state news agency QNA reported, saying a UAE military plane had violated its air space at the time. The UAE had said a plane carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain was approached by the Qatari aircraft, forcing its pilot to take evasive...

Syrian Jets Pound Militant Positions South of Damascus

Syrian Jets Pound Militant Positions South of Damascus

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian warplanes pounded terrorists’ positions south of Damascus, inflicting major losses on them. The Syrian army air force on Sunday launched strikes on terrorists’ gathering centers in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in Damascus, destroying their fortified positions and supply routes, SANA reported.The operation was carried out as part of the...

Saudi Jets Hit Wedding Ceremony in Hajjah, Over 40 Killed

Saudi Jets Hit Wedding Ceremony in Hajjah, Over 40 Killed

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi warplanes hit a wedding ceremony in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah, killing more than 40 civilians. Scores of people were killed and injured in the airstrike, which took place in the Arab country's Bani Qais district in Hajjah, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Sunday.The Saudi jets also carried out raids on...

Syria Destruction Vital to Saudi, Israeli Hegemonic Interests: Analyst

Syria Destruction Vital to Saudi, Israeli Hegemonic Interests: Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A political commentator based in Paris said the Zionist regimes of Israel and Saudi Arabia are seeking to destroy Syria in an attempt to serve their “hegemonic interests in the region”. “Israel and Saudi Arabia are both Zionist regimes. They were created by British imperialism to divide and conquer the Arabs in the Middle East. The destruction of Syria is...