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Russia Says Began Contact with Trump’s Team on Syria

Russia Says Began Contact with Trump’s Team on Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A Russian deputy foreign minister said Moscow has started communicating with the team of US president-elect Donald Trump over the deadly conflict gripping Syria. Mikhail Bogdanov expressed the hope on Thursday that the new US administration would adopt a new approach to help resolve the crisis in Syria, Russian news agencies reported. Moscow welcomes any moves that...

McCain Warns Trump over Resetting Ties with Russia

McCain Warns Trump over Resetting Ties with Russia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Senior US Senator John McCain has advised President-elect Donald Trump against putting “faith” in Moscow's desire to improve relations with Washington, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of “tyranny” and “murder.” Speaking after the first phone conversation between Trump and Putin, McCain said Tuesday that the Russian head of state was not to be...

Turkish President Erdogan Arrives in Islamabad

Turkish President Erdogan Arrives in Islamabad

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday evening on a two-day visit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the Turkish president upon arrival at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi. Erdogan is accompanied by his wife Emine and a high-level entourage including ministers, senior...

No Change in US Support for Israel during Trump Presidency: Bangash

No Change in US Support for Israel during Trump Presidency: Bangash

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A prominent Muslim commentator believes that the US Muslim community will be terrorized more than ever during Donald Trump presidency while Washington’s support for Israel will remain unchanged. “For decades Muslims outside the United States were being terrorized and killed and now they’re going to target you in the US; so, you are just now going to be like...

Westerners among Millions of Pilgrims Marching toward Karbala to Mark Arbaeen

Westerners among Millions of Pilgrims Marching toward Karbala to Mark Arbaeen

NAJAF (Press Shia) – Millions of pilgrims, including many from western countries, are marching toward the holy shrine of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS), in the Iraqi city of Karbala, to take part in the upcoming Arbaeen commemorations. According to Press Shia dispatches, the western pilgrims, among them some Christian devotees of Imam Hussein, are moving toward Karbala to mark the...

Army Inflicts Losses on Terrorists across Syria

Army Inflicts Losses on Terrorists across Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army, backed by volunteer forces, continued to make gains in its military campaign against Takfiri terrorists across the Arab country, inflicting material losses and casualties on them. On Tuesday, the army troops targeted the positions of the Takfiri Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in villages in Housh al-Zawahera, Izz Eddin,...

US Experts Call on Trump to Preserve Iran Deal

US Experts Call on Trump to Preserve Iran Deal

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Seventy-six American national security experts have urged President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his campaign vows to undo the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and world powers last year. A report signed by the experts, including former officials from both major political parties, argued that the nuclear agreement had reduced the threat of war in the Middle...

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Spread, Firms Fight Back

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Spread, Firms Fight Back

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Demonstrators fanned out across North America on Tuesday to demand the US government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. In what organizers said were the largest demonstrations to date against the pipeline, thousands of people rallied outside Army Corps of...

Kerry Announces Yemen Ceasefire

Kerry Announces Yemen Ceasefire

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Yemen's Houthi group and the Saudi-led coalition fighting it had agreed to a ceasefire from Thursday. The fugitive former Yemeni government quickly rejected the move, complaining of being bypassed. But it may have little choice if Saudi Arabia, which supports resigned President Abed-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi...

Attack on Shiite Gathering in Nigeria: Death Toll Hits 100

Attack on Shiite Gathering in Nigeria: Death Toll Hits 100

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The number of people killed in a recent gun attack by the African country’s armed forces on a peaceful march held by Shiites ahead of the upcoming Arbaeen, surpassed one hundred. According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, Nigerian armed forces on Monday opened fire on a group of Shiite mourners in the northern city of Kano, killing  more than 100 and...