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Islamic Awakening Supreme Council to Convene in Tehran

Islamic Awakening Supreme Council to Convene in Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The 10th session of Supreme Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening will be held in Iran’s capital of Tehran on Thursday for talks on four main topics.  Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati said 110 Shiite and Sunni Muslim clerics have been invited to the upcoming gathering....

Nigerian Protesters Call for Freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky

Nigerian Protesters Call for Freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Dozens of Nigerians poured into the streets to demand the release of imprisoned Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky. The demonstrators staged rally in the areas of Kaduna, Katsina and Yola, denouncing the incarceration of the cleric, his wife and hundreds of other Muslims as illegal, according to the official...

Merkel, Hollande Back Extending Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Merkel, Hollande Back Extending Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The leaders of France and Germany, speaking two days before an EU summit which will discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, said they want to extend sanctions against Russia due to a lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire deal. The conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists has claimed nearly 10,000 lives since it erupted in 2014. Germany and...

Syrians Celebrate Army’s Decisive Victory in Aleppo (+Video)

Syrians Celebrate Army’s Decisive Victory in Aleppo (+Video)

DAMASCUS (Press Shia) – Aleppo streets have erupted in celebrations with people waving flags and shooting in the air as latest reports suggest that official announcement of the Syrian city’s full liberation from Takfiri militants is imminent. According to Press Shia dispatches, Syrian forces on Monday managed to take control of nearly the entire eastern parts of Aleppo from the grip of the...

Daesh Offensive on Palmyra Orchestrated to Give Respite to Militants in Aleppo: Lavrov

Daesh Offensive on Palmyra Orchestrated to Give Respite to Militants in Aleppo: Lavrov

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A new Daesh attack on Palmyra from the Mosul region could be ‘orchestrated’ to divert the attention of Syrian government forces from Aleppo and spare the militants entrenched in the city, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The fact that Daesh terrorists launched their offensive on Palmyra from Iraq and “apparently from Mosul” and marched...

Russia's Lavrov Says Syria Talks with US at Dead End

Russia's Lavrov Says Syria Talks with US at Dead End

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said talks with the United States on Syria were at a dead end, and Daesh's advance to Palmyra may have been staged by the United States and its regional allies to allow Syrian rebels in Aleppo a respite. During a visit to Belgrade, Lavrov said Russia was ready to quickly negotiate with the United States the opening of...

IMF Chief Lagarde Faces Negligence Trial in France

IMF Chief Lagarde Faces Negligence Trial in France

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Christine Lagarde is taking time off her day job solving the world's financial crises to face trial Monday, accused of negligence after the French state handed $425 million to a tycoon close to the president in 2008. The well-respected, silver-haired head of the International Monetary Fund denies wrongdoing in the case, which dates to her time in the French government...

ADVT Slams Terrorist Attacks in Egypt, Turkey, Nigeria

ADVT Slams Terrorist Attacks in Egypt, Turkey, Nigeria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism (ADVT) strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, Turkey, and Nigeria. A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority. No group or individual has...

Syria Army in Control of 98% of Eastern Aleppo

Syria Army in Control of 98% of Eastern Aleppo

DAMASCUS (Press Shia) – Syrian forces on Monday managed to reclaim several more areas from Takfiri terrorists in eastern Aleppo, and are now only steps away from the full liberation of the embattled northwestern city. According to Press Shia dispatches, the army troops and their allies seized control of the areas of Karem al-Afandi, Karem al-Da’da, al-Salehin, and al-Firdous on Monday...

IAEA Confirms Iran Transferred Excess Heavy Water Abroad

IAEA Confirms Iran Transferred Excess Heavy Water Abroad

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has shipped 11 tons of heavy water out of the country as part of its obligations under last year’s nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. According to a diplomat citing a confidential UN nuclear watchdog report, Iran has shipped 11 tons of heavy water abroad to bring its stock back under...