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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...

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...

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...

Over 430 Saudi-Backed Militants Killed in Hudaydah in 24 Hours: Report

Over 430 Saudi-Backed Militants Killed in Hudaydah in 24 Hours: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least 436 Saudi-backed militants and Emirati forces have been killed and injured by Yemeni troops in the Arabian Peninsula’s strategic western coastal province of Hudaydah in the past 24 hours, a report said. Late on Sunday, Yemeni troops killed 160 mercenaries and injured 236 others in the al-Durayhimi district of Hudaydah, Saba news agency reported.Some...

Yemeni Fishermen Killed in Saudi-led Airstrike off Hudaydah Coast

Yemeni Fishermen Killed in Saudi-led Airstrike off Hudaydah Coast

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - More than a dozen Yemeni fishermen have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted their fishing boats off the coast of the western province of Hudayadah. Yemeni military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity on Sunday, told Yemen’s al-Masirah television network that Saudi warplanes struck two fishing boats in waters...

Bahraini King’s Comments on Qatar Provokes Controversy

Bahraini King’s Comments on Qatar Provokes Controversy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The comments made by King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa about his family’s claim of sovereignty over Qatar has sparked off public controversy. The Bahraini king’s remarks, published by Akhbar al-Khaleej newspaper, about the Al Khalifa’s control over Qatar since 1762 has been explained by many experts as an intentional anti-Qatari move.It came after the...

Opposing Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off in Seattle over Gun-Control Initiative (+Video)

Opposing Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off in Seattle over Gun-Control Initiative (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Counter-protesters from the left on Saturday faced the right-wing demonstrators who gathered in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally in an effort to launch a gun-control initiative. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that...

Abbas Calls for Intensifying ‘Popular Resistance’ against Israel

Abbas Calls for Intensifying ‘Popular Resistance’ against Israel

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Palestinians to “keep the ground aflame with popular resistance” against Israel. The Palestinians, he said, should not “underestimate the importance of popular resistance.”In closing remarks in Ramallah to the PLO Central Council, a key decision-making body, Abbas called on Palestinians to protest at...

Taliban Forces Overrun Afghan Town Bilchiragh: Spokesman

Taliban Forces Overrun Afghan Town Bilchiragh: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Afghan Taliban claimed to have captured Bilchiragh district in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab, saying all military forces in the town have defected to the Taliban. Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that the group has conquered all government buildings and police stations in the town, adding that all military forces and civilians...