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Confederate Monuments Removed in Baltimore, Other US Cities: Report

Confederate Monuments Removed in Baltimore, Other US Cities: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Confederate monuments were removed overnight in Baltimore, Maryland, and other US cities as a campaign to erase symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South gathered momentum across the United States. The removal of the monuments came four days after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a...

Bahraini State TV Accuses Qatar of Coup Attempt

Bahraini State TV Accuses Qatar of Coup Attempt

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Bahraini state media on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a diplomatic crisis that has seen Doha isolated in the Persian Gulf. Along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, Bahrain cut ties with Qatar in June on accusations the emirate supports extremism and is too close to Iran.Qatar has denied the...

Lebanon Army Gains New Achievements in Border with Syria

Lebanon Army Gains New Achievements in Border with Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian Army forces made new achievements and brought under control some strategic hills in Ras Ba'albek region in the country's shared borders with Syria on Wednesday. The Army forces dominated some of the top hills in Nezouhah Marah al-Sheikh, Khabiat al-Saghir, Tala'at al-Khanzir and Shomis Khaza'al in Ras Ba'albek region, the Elnashra...

Taliban Says in Control of Afghan Village Again

Taliban Says in Control of Afghan Village Again

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Taliban forces have recaptured the village of Mirza Olang in the northern province of Sar-e Pol, forcing Afghan army troops to retreat, the militant group said. In a statement on Wednesday, the Taliban said its forces have managed to push Afghan government forces out of Mirza Olang and are now in full control of the area.Noor Agha Noori, a member of Sar-e Pol’s...

Hezbollah Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attack

Hezbollah Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attack

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, condemned a recent terrorist attack in Burkina Faso that killed 18 people, including 3 Lebanese nationals. In a statement on Tuesday, Hezbollah condemned the Sunday’s terrorist attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou, calling for concerted action to “destroy the lethal plague of...

Yemenis Victim of Warplanes, Famine, Cholera

Yemenis Victim of Warplanes, Famine, Cholera

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – International health bodies are warning about continuation of Saudi-led bombardment of Yemeni civilians and in the meantime, extension of a blockade on the Arab country which has resulted in famine and spread of Cholera. Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an...

Over 50 Hajj Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia: Report

Over 50 Hajj Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than 50 Hajj pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia, a report said. The report carried by Anadolu Agency put the number of pilgrims who have died so far at 54.The Saudi Press Agency (SPA), meanwhile, reported on Monday that at least 31 pilgrims lost their lives on Sunday, adding that the deceased were all foreign nationals.No information has been given by...

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Dislodge Daesh from Tal Afar

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Dislodge Daesh from Tal Afar

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq has begun an aerial bombardment of Tal Afar, a town under Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) control west of Mosul, a report said. The ground attack to try to take the city should start when the air campaign is over, Baghdad-based al-Sumariya TV said on Tuesday, citing Iraqi Defense Ministry Spokesman Mohammed al-Khodari, Reuters reported.Iraqi authorities had said Tal...

Several Saudi Servicemen Killed in Yemen’s Fresh Attacks: Source

Several Saudi Servicemen Killed in Yemen’s Fresh Attacks: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition, managed to kill and injure a number of Saudi servicemen in the kingdom's southwestern province of Jizan, a military source said. The source said the Yemeni forces on Monday blew up a military vehicle carrying Saudi troops near the Awjaba Base in Jizan, the...

Yemen Records 500,000 Cholera Cases, Nearly 2,000 Deaths: WHO

Yemen Records 500,000 Cholera Cases, Nearly 2,000 Deaths: WHO

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago amid the ongoing Saudi aggression against the impoverished Arab country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the waterborne disease, which causes acute diarrhea and dehydration, in the...