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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...

President Assad Blames US for Syria Truce Collapse

President Assad Blames US for Syria Truce Collapse

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian President Bashar Assad rejected US accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city’s rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the US for the collapse of a ceasefire in the Arab country. In an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Assad also said deadly US...

Israel Arrests 35 Palestinians in Raids ahead of Jewish Holidays

Israel Arrests 35 Palestinians in Raids ahead of Jewish Holidays

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Israeli troops have arrested at least 35 Palestinians over the last few days in raids following a spike in violence ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays, officials said Thursday. Israeli police carried out raids in Issawiya and the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem (al-Quds) over the last two days, arresting 23 people, they said, AFP reported. "Police...

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Key Town South of Mosul: Army

Iraqi Forces Reach Center of Key Town South of Mosul: Army

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq's military Thursday seized the center of Shirqat, a northern town seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists. The army, backed by local police and tribal fighters, were still clashing with the extremists after taking control of the mayor's office, the municipal building and the hospital, said a...

Bahrain Court Upholds Dissolution of Opposition Group

Bahrain Court Upholds Dissolution of Opposition Group

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Bahraini appeals court Thursday upheld an order dissolving the country's main Shiite opposition group. The move by the regime came despite international criticism of the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom’s intensified crackdown on dissent. A lower court had ordered the dissolution of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society in July over accusations including...

US, UK, France Knowingly Backing Saudi Genocide in Yemen: American Analyst

US, UK, France Knowingly Backing Saudi Genocide in Yemen: American Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former US Senate foreign policy analyst said Western powers, like the US, Britain and France, are not only fully aware of the Riyadh regime’s genocide in Yemen but also supporting the oil-rich Kingdom in return for petrodollars. In an interview with the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Washington-based political analyst James Jatras highlighted the reasons...