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Ethnic Cleansing Operation in Myanmar Nothing Short of Sadistic : UK Analyst

Ethnic Cleansing Operation in Myanmar Nothing Short of Sadistic : UK Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A London-based political analyst likened the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to the Srebrenica genocide, and said the ethnic cleansing operation by the Southeast Asian country’s government is “nothing short of sadistic”. “This operation has all the hallmarks of the Srebrenica (massacre),” Riaz Karim, the director and co-founder of the Mona Relief...

Civilians Killed in Saudi Airstrikes? in Yemen's Ma'rib

Civilians Killed in Saudi Airstrikes? in Yemen's Ma'rib

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Seven civilians, among them women and children, have lost their lives in Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen’s central province of Ma'rib. The strikes hit Harib al-Qaramish district, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported on Saturday.  Five people were injured in the attacks.There are no more details available yet regarding the attack, ...

Egypt Court Upholds Ousted President Mursi's 25-Year in Jail

Egypt Court Upholds Ousted President Mursi's 25-Year in Jail

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld life sentence in prison against the ousted president Mohamed Mursi over charges of spying for Qatar, State-run Nile TV reported. Life sentence in Egypt is 25 years in prison.The Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appeal court, rejected Mursi's appeal and said the ruling against him is "final and unappealable," official...

Pro and Anti-Trump Rallies: Widening Gap in US Society (+Video)

Pro and Anti-Trump Rallies: Widening Gap in US Society (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Rallies in support of US President Donald Trump's policies and also against him across the US cities are the demonstration of a widening gap within the American society. Although the US has been built based on the principles of multiculturalism and liberalism, raise of a nationalist Trump as president of the United States has already resulted in emergence of old gaps...

Iraq Announces Offensive on Daesh in Syria Border Area

Iraq Announces Offensive on Daesh in Syria Border Area

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraqi armed forces said Saturday they had started an offensive to dislodge Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) from an area on the border with Syria south of the Euphrates River. The offensive in the Akashat region, which has natural gas reserves, is meant to pave the way for the seizure of militant-held towns in the Euphrates River valley, including the border post of al-Qaim,...

Syria Army Liberates More Areas in Deir Ez-Zor

Syria Army Liberates More Areas in Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army and its allies continued to make gains in their fight against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in Deir ez-Zor, managing to retake more areas in the eastern province. On Saturday, Syrian government forces stepped up their attacks against Daesh and seized control of the areas of Howeijet and al-Mrai’eyeh in the southeastern countryside of Deir...

Assad's Adviser: Syria to Fight All Militants, US-Backed Force to Liberate Country

Assad's Adviser: Syria to Fight All Militants, US-Backed Force to Liberate Country

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Syrian government would fight against all illegitimate militants, including the US-backed Kurdish forces to liberate all its territory, an aide to the Syrian president announced. Bouthaina Shaaban, the political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network on...

Trump: London Bombing Is Reason to Expand US Travel Ban

Trump: London Bombing Is Reason to Expand US Travel Ban

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - US President Donald Trump called Friday for a "tougher and more specific" US travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. In a flurry of early-morning tweets, Trump called the explosion another attack "by a loser terrorist" and suggested London police missed an opportunity to prevent it. He added that his travel ban targeting six mostly...

Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on Idlib De-Esclation Zone (+Full Text)

Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on Idlib De-Esclation Zone (+Full Text)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran, Russia and Turkey, the guarantors in Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, agreed on the details of a de-escalation area in the war-torn country’s Idlib province. The issue was announced on Friday in a joint statement issued after two days of talks in Astana.The full text of the statement is as follows: Joint statement by Iran, Russia and Turkeyon the...

Kurdish Referendum A Threat to Iraq’s Unity: Ammar Hakim

Kurdish Referendum A Threat to Iraq’s Unity: Ammar Hakim

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of Iraq’s National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim denounced a unilateral plan by the autonomous Kurdish region to hold an independence referendum, saying the move would be a threat to the Arab country’s unity and peace. “The (Kurds’) insistence on holding a referendum is a step against Iraq's unity and jeopardizes the peace and health of the...