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US Not A Genuine Broker, Can’t Separate Terrorists from Opposition: Syria Envoy

US Not A Genuine Broker, Can’t Separate Terrorists from Opposition: Syria Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The US lacks the “political will” to “respect the terms of its own agreement,” which includes targeting terrorist groups in Syria, Syrian envoy to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, said in an exclusive comment to RT on Saturday. Commenting on a remark made by a top US general about the proposed US-controlled no-fly zone in Syria in the wake of the bombing of a humanitarian...

Syrian Forces Advance in Eastern Aleppo

Syrian Forces Advance in Eastern Aleppo

DAMASCUS (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian military forces intensified attacks against terrorist groups in the city of Aleppo, making advances on eastern neighborhoods of the strategic city. The Syrian army’s advance on eastern Aleppo follows a siege of the terrorist-held area, where a quarter of a million people are estimated to be living. Meanwhile, the army has provided safe passages for...

Obama Vetoes 9/11 Saudi Arabia Lawsuit Bill

Obama Vetoes 9/11 Saudi Arabia Lawsuit Bill

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – US President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, pitting him against Congress and both presidential candidates on an emotionally charged matter. The White House claimed the legislation could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress...

Turkey's Erdogan Says US Sent Weapons to Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey's Erdogan Says US Sent Weapons to Kurdish Fighters in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of supplying more weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week, saying Washington had delivered two plane loads of arms to what Ankara considers a terrorist group. Erdogan's comments are likely to add to the tension between Turkey and the United States over Syria, where Washington backs...

148 Bodies Recovered after Egypt Boat Tragedy

148 Bodies Recovered after Egypt Boat Tragedy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Egypt's state news agency said the total number of bodies pulled from the Mediterranean waters off the Egyptian coast has climbed to 148, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized. MENA quoted Wahdan el-Sayyed, the spokesman of the Nile Delta province of Beheira, as saying Friday that the search operation is still ongoing for more bodies of...

Outcry after Bahrain Court Rules to Dissolve Main Opposition Bloc

Outcry after Bahrain Court Rules to Dissolve Main Opposition Bloc

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Right advocates have criticized the move by an appeals court in Bahrain to uphold a lower court to dissolve al-Wefaq movement, the main Shiite opposition group in the Persian Gulf tiny island. Rights Campaigners say the move by the appeals court on Thursday is the latest in cracking down on dissent in the country. “Bahrain's rulers believe in crushing opponents...

UN Calls Out Saudi Arabia for Killing Yemeni Women, Children

UN Calls Out Saudi Arabia for Killing Yemeni Women, Children

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - In a rare move, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called out Saudi Arabia for airstrikes in Yemen that killed dozens of civilians, including women and children. On Wednesday the US - and UK-backed Saudi coalition that has been bombing Yemen since 2015 struck a house in a residential area in western Yemen Wednesday, killing 26 people, according to medics and...

UN Hopes Syria Talks Could Resume in A 'Few Weeks'

UN Hopes Syria Talks Could Resume in A 'Few Weeks'

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The UN's deputy envoy for Syria said Thursday that he hoped peace talks could resume in the coming weeks, despite "grim" events on the ground. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy said his boss, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, was in discussion with warring parties to organise "direct negotiations", a departure from past rounds where the sides met separately with...

Bahraini Opposition Group Calls for Rallies in Solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

Bahraini Opposition Group Calls for Rallies in Solidarity with Sheikh Qassim

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Bahrain’s February 14 Youth Coalition, a major opposition group, called on the people of the Persian Gulf island to hold demonstrations in solidarity with the spiritual leader of the Arab country’s Shiite majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim. In a statement released on Thursday, the February 14 Youth Coalition asked all Bahrainis to participate in the upcoming nationwide...

Over 780 Members of Turkey's Labor Ministry Sacked

Over 780 Members of Turkey's Labor Ministry Sacked

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – More than 780 members of Turkey's labor ministry have been sacked for ties to the US-based cleric who Ankara blames for orchestrating a failed coup in July, Turkey's labor minister said Thursday. Mehmet Muezzinoglu made the comment at a meeting with reporters in the capital, Ankara, Reuters reported. Earlier, Turkey’s Ministry of National Education...