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North Korea Says New ICBM Puts US Mainland within Range of Nuclear Weapons

North Korea Says New ICBM Puts US Mainland within Range of Nuclear Weapons

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the US mainland within range, declaring it had achieved its long-held goal of becoming a nuclear power. Wednesday’s missile test, North Korea’s first since mid-September, came a week after US President Donald Trump put North Korea back on...

Syrian Govt. Delegation to Arrive in Geneva Wednesday

Syrian Govt. Delegation to Arrive in Geneva Wednesday

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria's government delegation will arrive a day late in Geneva to take part in direct peace talks with the opposition, a Syrian foreign ministry official and a UN official said Tuesday. The United Nations was scheduled to resume the peace talks between the government and the Syrian opposition in the Swiss city on Tuesday.The opposition's delegation arrived Monday,...

Yemeni Figure Vows Swift Response to Saudi Attacks

Yemeni Figure Vows Swift Response to Saudi Attacks

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Saleh Ali al-Sammad underlined that Yemen’s response to Saudi Arabia’s attacks against Yemen’s defenseless people will be swift and surprising. “(Our) reaction to the aggressive Saudi coalition will be a blitz and (be shown) in the battlefield,” Lebanon's Arabic-language Al Mayadeen TV network quoted...

Top Bahraini Shiite Cleric’s Health Worsening: BIRD

Top Bahraini Shiite Cleric’s Health Worsening: BIRD

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The health condition of Bahrain’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim has deteriorated, the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said. According to a statement by BIRD, physicians who had visited Sheikh Qassim in Bahrain's northwestern village of Diraz said the spiritual leader suffers from a “groin hernia requiring an...

Saudi Anti-Terrorism Summit Panned on Social Media

Saudi Anti-Terrorism Summit Panned on Social Media

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Palestinians and Arabs on social media have reacted with anger after a newly formed, self-proclaimed anti-terrorism coalition opened its first meeting in Riyadh with a video that included a scene of a Palestinian fighting Israeli occupation forces. Monday's summit of the so-called Islamic Coalition Against Terrorism was attended by representatives from 41...

Bahraini Opposition Group Calls for Mass Rallies in Support of Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini Opposition Group Calls for Mass Rallies in Support of Sheikh Qassim

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Bahrain’s February 14 Youth Coalition, a major opposition group, condemned the continued house arrest of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the country’s Shiite majority, calling for massive rallies in solidarity with the senior cleric. In a statement, the February 14 Youth Coalition urged the people of the Persian Gulf country from all walks of life to...

Syrian Delegation Postpones Departure to Geneva Talks: Report

Syrian Delegation Postpones Departure to Geneva Talks: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to UN-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, a report said. The office of UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said it would not comment on the travel plans of the Syrian government.A report by al-Watan cited diplomatic sources in Geneva saying the Syrian government was annoyed by a...

Pope Starts Myanmar Trip amid Crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

Pope Starts Myanmar Trip amid Crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which has started a heavy crackdown on Muslim Rohingya people. The pope will also visit Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled to escape what Amnesty International has dubbed “crimes against...

Bahraini King Should Be Held Accountable for Sheikh Qassim’s Deteriorating Health: Cleric

Bahraini King Should Be Held Accountable for Sheikh Qassim’s Deteriorating Health: Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa should be held accountable for the health condition of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Shiites in the Arab kingdom, a member of the presiding board of Bahrain’s Ulema (scholars) Council said. Speaking the Press Shia News Agency, Sheikh Mohammad Hassan Khojasteh denounced the Bahraini regime...

Daesh Fell, But Enemy Won’t Sleep: Kosovan Scholar

Daesh Fell, But Enemy Won’t Sleep: Kosovan Scholar

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The enemies are busy looking for new ways to deal blows to Islamic countries after the fall of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a Muslim scholar from Kosovo said, emphasizing the necessity for Muslim vigilance and concerted action to counter Islamophobia. In an interview with the Press Shia News Agency in Tehran, Ikballe Huduti, professor of Albanian culture from Kosovo,...