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President Assad Blames US for Syria Truce Collapse

President Assad Blames US for Syria Truce Collapse

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected US accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city’s rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the US for the collapse of a ceasefire in the Arab country. In an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Assad also said deadly US...

Israel Arrests 35 Palestinians in Raids ahead of Jewish Holidays

Israel Arrests 35 Palestinians in Raids ahead of Jewish Holidays

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli troops have arrested at least 35 Palestinians over the last few days in raids following a spike in violence ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays, officials said Thursday. Israeli police carried out raids in Issawiya and the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem (al-Quds) over the last two days, arresting 23 people, they said, AFP reported. "Police...

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Key Town South of Mosul: Army

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Key Town South of Mosul: Army

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq's military Thursday seized the center of Shirqat, a northern town seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists. The army, backed by local police and tribal fighters, were still clashing with the extremists after taking control of the mayor's office, the municipal building and the hospital, said a...

Bahrain Court Upholds Dissolution of Opposition Group

Bahrain Court Upholds Dissolution of Opposition Group

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Bahraini appeals court Thursday upheld an order dissolving the country's main Shiite opposition group. The move by the regime came despite international criticism of the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom’s intensified crackdown on dissent. A lower court had ordered the dissolution of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society in July over accusations including...

US, UK, France Knowingly Backing Saudi Genocide in Yemen: American Analyst

US, UK, France Knowingly Backing Saudi Genocide in Yemen: American Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former US Senate foreign policy analyst said Western powers, like the US, Britain and France, are not only fully aware of the Riyadh regime’s genocide in Yemen but also supporting the oil-rich Kingdom in return for petrodollars. In an interview with the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Washington-based political analyst James Jatras highlighted the reasons...

Over 43 Killed as Boat Sinks off Egypt

Over 43 Killed as Boat Sinks off Egypt

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A boat carrying almost 600 people capsized off Egypt’s coast Wednesday, killing at least 43, in the latest disaster among migrants trying to reach Europe. The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province. Officials said 31 bodies had been found: 20 men, 10 women and one child. A Reuters correspondent later saw a...

Arms Sales Approval, Hudaydah Attack Show US Role in Saudi Aggression on Yemen: Ansarullah

Arms Sales Approval, Hudaydah Attack Show US Role in Saudi Aggression on Yemen: Ansarullah

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement described the US Senate’s approval of an arms sales deal with Riyadh on the same day when a Saudi airstrike killed 50 Yemeni civilians as proof of Washington’s direct role in the Saudi-led aggression on the Arabian Peninsula country. The US Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military...

US Clears Way for $1.15bln Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Clears Way for $1.15bln Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US Senate cleared the way for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, defending a frequent partner in the Middle East recently subject to harsh criticism in Congress. The Senate voted 71 to 27 to kill legislation that would have stopped the sale, Reuters reported. The overwhelming vote stopped an effort led by...

State of Emergency Declared in Charlotte, US, Following Mass Protests

State of Emergency Declared in Charlotte, US, Following Mass Protests

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The governor of the US state of North Carolina declared a state of emergency after one person was shot Wednesday night and four officers were injured as a second round of protests gripped the city of Charlotte in the wake of a police-involved shooting of a black man. The City of Charlotte initially tweeted the person had died, but later corrected that the person...

The Multitudes of Visitors Are Commemorating the Death of Amirul Mo’mineen (PBUH)

The Multitudes of Visitors Are Commemorating the Death of Amirul Mo’mineen (PBUH)

At dusk of the Nineteenth of Ramadan, the date of Amirul Mo’mineen’s injury, the multitudes of the visitors are commemorating this in his Holy Shrine. Sheik Abdullah Dujaili held a mourning ceremony and the multitudes of visitors cried ‘By Allah, the pillars of Guidance are demolished’ meaning that Ameerul Mo’mineen is...