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Aid Convoy Reaches Syria's Deir Ez-Zor after Three-Year Siege

Aid Convoy Reaches Syria's Deir Ez-Zor after Three-Year Siege

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A convoy of aid arrived at Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria on Thursday, bringing supplies to soldiers and civilians days after the Syrian army broke a three-year Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) siege, Syrian state media reported. The Syrian army and its allies reached Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday in a sudden advance into the city after months of steady progress east across the desert.The...

Syria Army Fights to Secure Corridor into Deir Ez-Zor

Syria Army Fights to Secure Corridor into Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army and its allies are fighting to secure a corridor to troops in Deir ez-Zor, a day after they smashed through Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) lines to break the militant siege. “Work is progressing to secure the route and widen the flanks so as not to be cut or targeted by (Daesh),” said a military commander in the Syrian army, Reuters...

Rohingya Muslims Recount Their Harrowing Ordeals

Rohingya Muslims Recount Their Harrowing Ordeals

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The villagers said the soldiers came first, firing indiscriminately. Then came civilians, accompanying the soldiers, to loot and burn. Now in Bangladesh, 20 Muslims and Hindus gave interviews in which they recounted how they were forced out of their village of Kha Maung Seik in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Aug. 25.“The military brought some Rakhine Buddhists...

Israeli Military Hits City in Syria’s Hama Province: Reports

Israeli Military Hits City in Syria’s Hama Province: Reports

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Israeli military struck a scientific research facility in the Syrian city of Masyaf in yet another act of aggression against the Arab country, media reports said. Citing pro-government activists, Al-Masdar News, a pan-Arab news and commentary website, said Thursday that Israeli warplanes targeted the Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in Masyaf in...

US Exaggerates Danger of Taliban to Support Daesh: Afghan Cleric

US Exaggerates Danger of Taliban to Support Daesh: Afghan Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Washington is preparing the ground for its support for Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group by exaggerating the danger of Taliban, a senior Afghan cleric said on Wednesday. “In an effort to consolidate its interests in Afghanistan, the US plans to portray Taliban as a danger and put the group under pressure in a bid to open way for expanded presence of...

Washington, Tel Aviv Love to See Arabs Fighting Each Other: US Activist

Washington, Tel Aviv Love to See Arabs Fighting Each Other: US Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A prominent anti-war activist based in California highlighted the role of the US and Israel in creating conflicts in the Middle East and said the two that form an “axis of evil” love to see Arabs fighting each other. “The US-Israeli axis of evil encourage and love to see Arabs and other regional players fighting each other to weaken the position of the...

Positions of Pro-Saudi Forces Shelled in Yemen’s Taiz

Positions of Pro-Saudi Forces Shelled in Yemen’s Taiz

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Yemeni army and allied fighters from the Popular Committees shelled the gathering centers of Saudi-backed mercenaries in southwestern Taiz province, inflicting major losses on them. The artillery attacks were launched against the militants in Mouza district of Taiz province, a military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Saba news agency on...

Syrian Envoy Sees Bright Future for Ties with Lebanon

Syrian Envoy Sees Bright Future for Ties with Lebanon

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s ambassador to Beirut gave an upbeat assessment of his country’s political and economic relations with Lebanon, a sign of which he said was the participation of a Lebanese delegation in the Damascus International Fair last month. In an interview with the Press Shia News Agency, Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said Syria and Lebanon enjoy deep historic relations, adding...

Russian President Hails 'Strategic' Deir Ez-Zor Victory

Russian President Hails 'Strategic' Deir Ez-Zor Victory

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, hailing the breaking of the siege of Deir ez-Zor by Syrian troops, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters that Putin had hailed the breakthrough as “a strategic victory” over Daesh (ISIL or ISIS)...

US-Russia Diplomatic Disputes Enter New Phase

US-Russia Diplomatic Disputes Enter New Phase

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The disputes between US and Russia diplomatic confrontation entered a new phase after the US, in a tit for tat move, seized control of three diplomatic posts vacated by Russia following the Kremlin demand for decrease of American diplomatic staff in Russia. The Kremlin has accused Washington of bullying tactics and claimed that FBI officials threatened to break down the...