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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Scandalously Allowed by UN, West: Ex-UN Official

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Scandalously Allowed by UN, West: Ex-UN Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former official at the United Nations and professor of international law slammed the UN and certain Western governments for their support for the Saudi regime’s war on Yemen that has led to a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country. “The situation in Yemen has been scandalously allowed by the United Nations and the West generally to...

US-Backed Fighters Clearing War Remnants in Syria’s Raqqa

US-Backed Fighters Clearing War Remnants in Syria’s Raqqa

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The spokesman for US-backed forces fighting Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants in Syria says the fighters are removing land mines and clearing main roads in the city of Raqqa, a day after they announced it was captured. According to the Associated Press, Mustafa Bali, the Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman, says preparations are also underway on Wednesday for a...

EU Calls on Israel to Stop Plans for New West Bank Settlements

EU Calls on Israel to Stop Plans for New West Bank Settlements

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the European Union’s Foreign Service said in a statement on Wednesday, warning that such settlements threatened any future peace deal with the Palestinians. “The European Union has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that they reconsider these...

Trump Is A ‘Liar’, Iran’s Shamkhani Says

Trump Is A ‘Liar’, Iran’s Shamkhani Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani described US President Donald Trump as a “liar”, saying that Washington continues to support terrorism in Iraq and Syria and then Trump calls Iran a “terrorist nation”. “Unfortunately, Trump is a liar. The US imposes sanctions on Iran, supports the growth of terrorism in Iraq and...

Kurdish Parliament Speaker Calls for Resignation of KRG President

Kurdish Parliament Speaker Calls for Resignation of KRG President

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi Kurdistan parliament speaker criticized the president of Kurdistan Regional Government for the recent developments in Kirkuk and called for resignation of the region’s president. Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq said on Tuesday that “A group of politicians who want to dominate all the homeland resources to increase their power have entangled all the people of...

Iraq Army Says Has Achieved Goals in Kurd Operation

Iraq Army Says Has Achieved Goals in Kurd Operation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi government forces said on Wednesday that they had achieved their objectives in a lightning 48-hour operation against Kurdish forces in disputed territory outside the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. On Monday and Tuesday, Iraqi troops retook the northern province of Kirkuk and its oil fields, as well as formerly Kurdish-held areas of Nineveh and Diyala provinces, in...

Iraqi Forces Take control of Kurdish-Held Areas in Mosul's Niveveh

Iraqi Forces Take control of Kurdish-Held Areas in Mosul's Niveveh

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi forces took control on Tuesday of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul’s Nineveh province, in northern Iraq The areas were evacuated by the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the arrival of the Iraqi forces, a military statement said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.The Mosul Dam, north west of the city, is among the positions retaken from the Peshmerga,...

UAE Says 2 Pilots Killed in Military Plane Crash over Yemen

UAE Says 2 Pilots Killed in Military Plane Crash over Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - United Arab Emirates says two of its pilots were killed when their military plane crashed due to “technical failure” during an operation in Yemen. Major Pilot Ali Al Mesmari and First Lieutenant Pilot Badr Al Marasheda were killed as a result of the accident, which was caused by a technical fault, the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces said.Last month, pilot...

Taliban Seizes District in Western Farah province of Afghanistan

Taliban Seizes District in Western Farah province of Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Taliban militants have overrun Shibkoh district in the western Farah province in Afghanistan, Head of the Farah Provincial Council Jamileh Amini said Tuesday. "Afghan security forces withdraw from their positions in Shibkoh district after Taliban militants attack,” he told Afghan Voice Agency (AVA).According to the reports, Taliban militants have seized...

Iraqi Forces Take Control of All Oil Fields in Kirkuk

Iraqi Forces Take Control of All Oil Fields in Kirkuk

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said. Iraqi forces took control of the Bai Hasan and Avana oil fields northwest of Kirkuk on Tuesday, after seizing the Baba Gurgur, Jambur and Khabbaz fields on Monday, he said, Reuters reported.Oil...