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Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Leaders of Some Muslim States Servants of US, Israel

Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Leaders of Some Muslim States Servants of US, Israel

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described some Muslim countries’ leaders as “servants” of the US and Israeli regimes and said they are acting against Quranic instructions. - Politics news - Addressing the closing ceremony of the 36th International Holy Quran Recitation Competition in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said many...

Fate of Mideast Must Be Determined by Its People : Assad

Fate of Mideast Must Be Determined by Its People : Assad

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the fate of the Middle East must be determined only by regional nations rather than outsiders. - World news - “The fate of the region must only be determined by the peoples of the region no matter how big the challenges become,” Assad said during a meeting with Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad in Damascus on...

Assange to Cooperate with Sweden, Fight US Warrant

Assange to Cooperate with Sweden, Fight US Warrant

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Julian Assange would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but will continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States, his lawyer said. - World news - “We are absolutely happy to answer those queries if and when they come up,” Jennifer Robinson told Sky News television about the rape claims. “The key...

Israeli Delegation Cancels Bahrain Visit amid Protests

Israeli Delegation Cancels Bahrain Visit amid Protests

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A delegation from Israel that was due to attend a conference in Bahrain this week has pulled out due to security concerns, the organizers said Sunday, after Bahrainis held an extensive campaign against the visit. - World news - A spokeswoman for Israel’s Economy Ministry said a planned visit to Bahrain this week by Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen had...

Scores of Saudi Mercenaries Killed, Injured in Yemen’s Taiz

Scores of Saudi Mercenaries Killed, Injured in Yemen’s Taiz

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s army and fighters from Popular Committees launched a retaliatory attack against Saudi-backed militants in Taiz, killing and injuring dozens of them in the southwestern province. - World news - The army troops on Saturday killed and injured tens of mercenaries in Taiz after they attempted to infiltrate into the area of Mafalees in Hayfan, a military...

Thousands Rally in Australia to Call for End to Detention of Refugees (+Video)

Thousands Rally in Australia to Call for End to Detention of Refugees (+Video)

Tehran (Press Shia) – Thousands of people and refugee advocates joined Palm Sunday rallies around Australia to call for an end to offshore detention of refugees. - World news - Protesters brandished signs with messages including "Bring Them Here", "Vote Humanity Not Atrocity" and "Say Yes To Refugees" as demonstrations were held in a number of cities and regional centers around Australia...

Iraq Unearths Mass Grave in South

Iraq Unearths Mass Grave in South

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former dictator three decades ago. - World news - The grave, found in the desert about 170 km (106 miles) west of the city of Samawa, south of Iraq, contained the remains of dozens of...

Cop Who Used Gun Instead of Taser to Shoot Jailed Man Not to Be Charged (+Video)

Cop Who Used Gun Instead of Taser to Shoot Jailed Man Not to Be Charged (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Pennsylvania officer who shot and wounded an inmate back in March 3 because he apparently thought he was using his Taser instead of his gun will not be criminally charged, the prosecutor said. - World news - The police officer allegedly believed had drawn his Taser at the time instead of a gun, the Bucks County district attorney's office has said. According to...

Syrian Kurds Return 25 Izadis Freed from Daesh to Iraq

Syrian Kurds Return 25 Izadis Freed from Daesh to Iraq

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian Kurds repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq's Izadi group after freeing them during the final push against Daesh, a local official said. - World news - The Syrian Kurdish fighters say they rescued some 300 Izadi women and children during the fight to take the militants' last scrap of territory in eastern Syria. "Today, we will hand over 25 people...

Germany Resumes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, UAE: Reports

Germany Resumes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, UAE: Reports

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Germany's National Security Council, a secret security council consisting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her chief ministers, has approved shipments of weapons parts to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to several German media sources. - World news - The approvals come two weeks after the German government extended a ban on arms sales to Saudi...