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Vatican in Shame, Sorrow’ over Abuses in Pennsylvania

Vatican in Shame, Sorrow’ over Abuses in Pennsylvania

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in the state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror." In a written statement using uncharacteristically strong...

Yemen Army Hits Saudi Gathering in Asir

Yemen Army Hits Saudi Gathering in Asir

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s army shelled the positions of Saudi forces in the kingdom's southwestern region of Asir, inflicting major losses on them. On Thursday, Yemeni forces targeted the gathering centers of Saudi soldiers in Saudi Arabia's southwestern border region of Asir near Alib crossing with mortar rounds, Saba news agency reported.A military vehicle belonging to...

Turkish iPhone Users Smash, Burn Their Gadgets to Show Anger over US Sanctions

Turkish iPhone Users Smash, Burn Their Gadgets to Show Anger over US Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Turkish social media become full of users filming themselves shooting, burning and hitting iPhones with sledgehammers to show their anger over US sanctions and their support for Turkey’s economy. A boy was also filmed holding a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, the lad poured it into the toilet bowl, saying: "I join my countrymen in protesting American-made...

PA Describes Israel’s New Expansion Plan as Declaration of War

PA Describes Israel’s New Expansion Plan as Declaration of War

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) has reacted strongly to a recent approval by Israeli authorities to build 20,000 new settler units in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem (al-Quds). Speaking on Thursday, PA spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud called the move “an Israeli declaration of war against occupied Jerusalem, its Arabic, Palestinian history, and...

India’s Monsoon Flood Death Toll Jumps to 164 (+Photos)

India’s Monsoon Flood Death Toll Jumps to 164 (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala takes a toll of 164 people, forcing the government to issue a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region, according to state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday. Kerala's government has described the crisis -- one of the worst in decades -- as "extremely grave" and rescue operations...

US Forms ‘Iran Action Group’ to Continue Aggressive Policy against Tehran

US Forms ‘Iran Action Group’ to Continue Aggressive Policy against Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has formed a so-called ‘Iran Action Group’ (IAG) to coordinate and run Washington’s aggressive policy against the Islamic Republic. Pompeo announced the creation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) at a news conference on Thursday, naming Brian Hook, the State Department's director of policy planning, as its head.The...

Russia Says Downed 45 Drones Aimed at Syria Base

Russia Says Downed 45 Drones Aimed at Syria Base

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that five of the drones were shot down in...

Yemen Fires Ballistic Missile at Saudi Forces in Najran

Yemen Fires Ballistic Missile at Saudi Forces in Najran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in a retaliatory attack against the Saudi-led coalition, fired a domestically made ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s border city of Najran, local media reports said. The missile command of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees announced that its forces targeted a gathering of Saudi military forces in...

US, Not Iran, Destabilizing Region: Russia

US, Not Iran, Destabilizing Region: Russia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed the US for trying to destabilize Iran by leaving the 2015 nuclear deal and imposing sanctions on the country, saying it is Washington, not Tehran, that undermines regional security. Moscow considers recent statements by the US ambassador to London on the Iran nuclear deal “mistaken and...

Yemen’s Houthi Leader Calls US, Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘Terrorist Breeders’

Yemen’s Houthi Leader Calls US, Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘Terrorist Breeders’

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee on Thursday condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s continued massacre of civilians in the Arabian Peninsula country and denounced the US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as “terrorist breeders and war merchants”. “The Yemeni nation has made its voice heard in the world about its opposition to...