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UN Council Endorses 55-Point Road Map to End War in Libya

UN Council Endorses 55-Point Road Map to End War in Libya

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The UN Security Council endorsed a 55-point road map for ending the war in Libya and condemned the recent increase in violence in the oil-rich North African country. - World news - The vote on the British-drafted resolution was 14-0, with Russia abstaining even though Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of the 12 leaders who agreed to the plan at a...

Syria Army Retakes More Areas in Aleppo

Syria Army Retakes More Areas in Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces continued to make gains in their fight against terrorists in Aleppo, managing to liberate several new areas in the northwestern province. - World news - The villages of Sheikh Ali, Arada and Arnaz in Aleppo southwestern countryside were freed from the grip of the terrorists on Wednesday, the Syrian military said in a statement, SANA reported. The report...

US Senate Moves toward Vote Restraining Trump on Iran

US Senate Moves toward Vote Restraining Trump on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A bipartisan measure limiting US President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward approval in the Senate. - World news - The resolution, authored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, asserts that Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, AP reported. Eight...

Hezbollah: Israeli Occupation Main Cause behind Palestinians’ Woes

Hezbollah: Israeli Occupation Main Cause behind Palestinians’ Woes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hezbollah’s second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem denounced the Israeli occupation as the main cause for Palestinians’ woes. - World news - The central cause of the Islamic Umma is Palestine, Sheikh Qassem said, adding that and “the main cause of the woes of the Palestinian nation is the Israeli occupation”, Al-Manar quoted him as saying. Sheikh Qassem...

CIA Used Swiss Firm to Spy on Dozens of Nations for Decades: Reports

CIA Used Swiss Firm to Spy on Dozens of Nations for Decades: Reports

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The CIA and German intelligence spied on the secret communications of governments around the world for decades in a covert partnership, controlling a top encryption company and installing backdoor vulnerabilities in its products. - World news - Founded during the Second World War, the Swiss cryptography firm, Crypto AG, has provided top-of-the-line devices for...

Syria Army Liberates Two Areas in Aleppo

Syria Army Liberates Two Areas in Aleppo

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian forces continued their push against terrorists in the northwestern province of Aleppo, managing to liberate the areas of Khan al-Asal and al-Rashidin. - World news - The towns of Khan al-Assal, southwest of Aleppo, and al-Rashidin, west of Aleppo, were liberated following concentrated operations against terrorists, SANA reported. The latest developments...

Abbas Says US Offers Palestinians ‘Swiss Cheese’ State

Abbas Says US Offers Palestinians ‘Swiss Cheese’ State

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, appearing before the United Nations Security Council, rejected US President Donald Trump’s so-called peace proposal as a gift to Israel and unacceptable to Palestinians. - World news - Waving a copy of a map that the US plan envisions for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, Abbas said on Tuesday that the state carved...

Syrian Army Gains Full Control Over Damascus-Aleppo Highway (+Video)

Syrian Army Gains Full Control Over Damascus-Aleppo Highway (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian army troops regained control over a 432-km highway that connects Damascus with industrial zones in northern Syria and the economic capital of Aleppo. - World news - The Syrian Al-Hadath TV channel reported Tuesday that the country’s military has cleared the outposts of militants located between the cities of Hama and Aleppo. The 432-km highway...

US Troops’ Brain-Injury Toll from Iran Missile Attack Rises to 109

US Troops’ Brain-Injury Toll from Iran Missile Attack Rises to 109

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The US military has for the fifth time raised the number of US service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries stemming from Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq last month. - World news - The United States military on Monday disclosed a more than 50 percent jump in cases of traumatic brain injury after Iranian missile attack on the US-run Ain al-Assad air base...

UAE Restores Qatar Postal Service after More Than 2 Years

UAE Restores Qatar Postal Service after More Than 2 Years

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The United Arab Emirates has restored mail services to Qatar, frozen for more than two years amid a diplomatic rift, after a regional meeting attended by both Persian Gulf states and the United Nations’ postal agency. - World news - It wasn’t immediately clear why the service was restored, nor whether it indicated any mending of ties between the countries mired in...