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Leaked Documents from UAE Jails Reveal Harrowing Torture of Female Inmates

Leaked Documents from UAE Jails Reveal Harrowing Torture of Female Inmates

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In a series of letters and audio recordings obtained by the Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR), female prisoners in Abu Dhabi have complained of torture, degrading conditions of detention, and endemic racism in the United Arab Emirates’ prison system. 21-year-old prisoner of conscience, Mariam al-Balushi has said that since her detention she has been...

3 Emirati Activists Still in Jail despite End of Prison Term

3 Emirati Activists Still in Jail despite End of Prison Term

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The UAE authorities continue to arbitrarily detain three prisoners of conscience despite the expiry of their sentence in flagrant violation of international law. Osama Al-Najjar is still behind the bars though he was scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017, after serving his full three-year prison sentence, the official website of International Campaign For...

Syrians in Erbin Marking Ramadan without Terrorists (+Photos)

Syrians in Erbin Marking Ramadan without Terrorists (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – For the first time after seven years, people in the Syrian town of Erbin in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus Countryside, are enjoying a peaceful Ramadan. People are peacefully marking the holy month in Erbin after the Syrian army and its allies managed to liberate the Eastern Ghouta district from Takfiri terrorists on March 31, SANA news agency reported.After the...

Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza Strip

Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza Strip

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israeli warplanes bombed two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip late on Saturday, causing no casualties, according to local sources. One of the targeted sites affiliated with the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the resistance movement, is in the southern Gaza Strip.Israeli aircraft targeted another Hamas site in the west of Khan Younis city in the...

Yemen Fires Homegrown Ballistic Missile at Saudi Mercenaries

Yemen Fires Homegrown Ballistic Missile at Saudi Mercenaries

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees targeted a position of Saudi mercenaries in the southwestern Yemeni province of Taiz with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2”, local reports said on Sunday. The missile command of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees fired the Qaher M2 missile at a gathering of Saudi-backed militants in the western coast of...

Saudi Air Raids Kill 11 Civilians across Yemen

Saudi Air Raids Kill 11 Civilians across Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least 23 civilians were killed and injured after Saudi warplanes pounded several areas across Yemen on Saturday, a military official said. In the capital Sana’a, four people were killed and 11 injured after the kingdom’s warplanes targeted a gas station belonging to a state-run oil company, the source said, according to Saba news agency.In a separate...

North, South Korean Leaders Meet Again

North, South Korean Leaders Meet Again

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim’s potential meeting with US President Donald Trump. South Korea’s presidential office said Moon will personally announce the outcome of Saturday’s summit with Kim on Sunday...

Abadi Likely to Remain Iraq’s Prime Minister: Source

Abadi Likely to Remain Iraq’s Prime Minister: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – While Iraqi parties have launched talks to form a coalition government after the recent parliamentary election, a political source speculated that the incumbent prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, will have the highest chance of retaking the helm. Alsumaria News quoted an Iraqi political source as saying on Saturday that Haider al-Abadi, Falih al-Fayyadh, Qusay al-Suhail,...

Over 120 Saudi-Backed Militants Killed in Yemen’s West Coast: Source

Over 120 Saudi-Backed Militants Killed in Yemen’s West Coast: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 120 Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed after the Yemeni army and popular forces repelled a major attack by them in the Arab country’s west coast front, a military source said. The mercenaries, backed by Saudi warplanes, launched a wide-scale operation against Yemeni forces in the country’s western coastline but were pushed back after the army troops dealt...

Iraq Carries Out More Airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

Iraq Carries Out More Airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq announced Friday it had carried out air strikes against the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria, the third cross border aerial operation in a month in its war-torn neighbor. "Iraqi F-16 planes carried out (Thursday) morning raids against the headquarters of Daesh terrorist gang leaders and an explosives depot occupied by terrorists in...