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Syrian Forces Enter Northeastern Towns after Deal with Kurds

Syrian Forces Enter Northeastern Towns after Deal with Kurds

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army troops entered Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria after the Damascus government reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops in the area, state media reported. - World news - The deployment to Tabqah near Raqqah on Monday restores Syria’s foothold in an area that is home to a major hydroelectric dam. The state...

Yemeni Forces Target Saudi Coalition Drone in Hudaydah

Yemeni Forces Target Saudi Coalition Drone in Hudaydah

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A military drone of the Saudi-led coalition has been intercepted and targeted while flying in the skies over Yemen's western province of Hudaydah. - World news - The media bureau of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement said in a statement on Sunday that Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from the Popular Committees, shot down the aircraft as it was on a...

Latest on Turkey’s Syria Incursion: Arab League Urges UN Action

Latest on Turkey’s Syria Incursion: Arab League Urges UN Action

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurds in northeast Syria, now in its fifth day. - World news - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the offensive aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" so millions of Syrian refugees can be returned. The incursion...

Illegitimate Foreign Forces Must Leave Syria: Putin

Illegitimate Foreign Forces Must Leave Syria: Putin

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria must be freed from “illegitimate” foreign troops, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according to Russian news agencies. - World news - “Everyone who is illegitimately on the territory of any state, in this case Syria, must leave this territory. This applies to all states,” Putin told RT, excerpts from which were quoted by the Russian agencies. Putin...

Fast-Moving California Fire Forces Thousands from Homes (+Video)

Fast-Moving California Fire Forces Thousands from Homes (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Evacuation orders were in place for thousands of homes near Sylmar and Ganada Hills, in north Los Angeles, as the Saddleridge fire burned nearby. - World news - The aggressive wildfire in Southern California seared its way through dry vegetation Friday and spread quickly, destroying more than a dozen homes as tens of thousands of residents were ordered to get...

Daesh Militants Break Out of Syrian Prison Camp after Turkish Shelling

Daesh Militants Break Out of Syrian Prison Camp after Turkish Shelling

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Detained members of the Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorist group managed to escape from a Kurdish-run prison in northeastern Syria on Friday after Turkish shelling hit the area. - World news - It comes as one hundred thousand terrified civilians fled the Turkish incursion into Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's troops continue to advance - with Ankara...

US Says Deploying More Forces to Saudi Arabia

US Says Deploying More Forces to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Pentagon announced Friday it was bolstering US forces in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh asked for reinforcements following the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil plants which Washington blames on Iran. - World news - Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that two fighter squadrons and additional missile defense batteries were being sent to Saudi Arabia, for a total...

France Says Turkey Must Stop Incursion into Syria

France Says Turkey Must Stop Incursion into Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – France's president discussed the Turkish offensive in Syria with US President Donald Trump and warned about a possible resurgence of Daesh activity as a result of the military action. - World news - Emannuel Macron's office said in a statement Saturday that in the call, the French leader "reiterated the need to make the Turkish offensive stop immediately”, AP...

HRW: Bahrain Denies Health Care to Jailed Opposition Members

HRW: Bahrain Denies Health Care to Jailed Opposition Members

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Authorities in Bahrain are denying prisoners adequate health care, Human Rights Watch warned in a statement. - World news - HRW said Bahrain’s prison authorities arbitrarily deprive prisoners of urgent health care, refuse to allow them to be examined by specialists, do not disclose the results of their medical tests and withhold medicines as a form of punishment,...

Yemen to Become World’s Poorest Country If Saudi War Continues: UN

Yemen to Become World’s Poorest Country If Saudi War Continues: UN

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen is on course to become the world's poorest country if the Saudi-led aggression against the impoverished Arab country persists, the United Nations said in a report. - World news - "If the war continues through 2022, Yemen will rank the poorest country in the world, with 79 percent of the population living under the poverty line and 65 percent classified as...