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Syria Army Encircles Last Daesh Stronghold: Report

Syria Army Encircles Last Daesh Stronghold: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, the largest town Daesh (ISIL) still holds in Syria and Iraq, a report said. Daesh’s so-called caliphate has been all but destroyed over the past two years, remaining only in Albu Kamal in Syria and Rawa in Iraq, in a few neighboring towns and patches of desert, and some isolated pockets...

Saudi Arabia Makes Fresh Arrests in Royal Crackdown: Sources

Saudi Arabia Makes Fresh Arrests in Royal Crackdown: Sources

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in a so-called anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge announced on Saturday. They face allegations of...

UN Confirms Civilian Casualties in US Airstrike in Afghanistan

UN Confirms Civilian Casualties in US Airstrike in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The UN mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday said it has credible evidence that civilians were killed in a US air raid in northern Kunduz province last week. UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted in a series of tweets that its initial findings and credible reports proved that at least 10 civilians were killed in Kunduz on Nov. 4, Anadolu Agency...

Ritz-Carlton Riyadh World’s Most Fanciest Prison for Saudi Princes

Ritz-Carlton Riyadh World’s Most Fanciest Prison for Saudi Princes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – When US President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia last May, the Saudis celebrated his arrival by projecting a multi-story image of his face on Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, now that luxury oasis has become the world’s fanciest prison as a sweeping Royal purge continues. The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh was requisitioned over the weekend to house the princes, government...

Yemen Displays New Naval Missile in Hudaydah (+Photos)

Yemen Displays New Naval Missile in Hudaydah (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s armed forces unveiled a new domestically-made naval missile, a report said. The new missile dubbed “Mandab 1" was put on display on Tuesday during an exhibition in the Arab country’s western port city of Hudaydah, Saba news agency reported.Head of Yemen's Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad visited the show and inspected the new...

OPCW Verifies 25 of 27 Chemical Weapons Facilities Destroyed in Syria

OPCW Verifies 25 of 27 Chemical Weapons Facilities Destroyed in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had verified the elimination of 25 out of 27 chemical weapons production facilities in Syria, senior OPCW said. The Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu made the remarks in a note in his forty-ninth monthly progress report on Monday, the Russian Sputnik...

Saudi Prince Killed While Trying to Flee amid Royal Purge: Source

Saudi Prince Killed While Trying to Flee amid Royal Purge: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Mansour bin Muqrin, a Saudi prince who was recently killed in a helicopter crash near the kingdom’s south near the border with Yemen, was attempting to flee the country when his helicopter went down, a source said. A Middle East Eye source in Saudi Arabia said Mansour was a known opponent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and was killed after trying to flee the...

Russia Plans to Maintain Bases in Syria after War

Russia Plans to Maintain Bases in Syria after War

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Russian deputy foreign minister said Moscow intends to preserve two military bases in Syria after the full defeat of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in the Arab country. Two Russian military bases in Syria, Hmeimim airbase in the western coastal province of Latakia and Tartus naval base, will probably remain operational even after the imminent collapse of Daesh, RIA...

Fugitive Former Yemeni President under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia: Commander

Fugitive Former Yemeni President under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Yemeni security commander said Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has been put under a house arrest in Saudi Arabia. Since Hadi last left Yemen in February, he has repeatedly sent written requests to Saudi King Salman asking to return. None was processed, said the commander, speaking on the condition of anonymity, according to AP.In...

Yemen Asks Airlines to Avoid Saudi, UAE Airports

Yemen Asks Airlines to Avoid Saudi, UAE Airports

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Yemen army spokesman asked all airline companies to avoid airports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia after it fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh airport in retaliation of Saudi-led coalition crimes in Yemen. The Yemeni army spokesperson declared that in the missile attack against the King Khalid international airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, they...