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Spain Gives Catalan Leader 8 Days to Drop Independence

Spain Gives Catalan Leader 8 Days to Drop Independence

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont issued a symbolic declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday night but then immediately suspended it and called for negotiations...

US Angry Because of IRGC’s Popularity in Region: Iranian MP

US Angry Because of IRGC’s Popularity in Region: Iranian MP

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian lawmaker referred to the US president’s plan to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying the US is angry because of the IRGC’s popularity and status in the region. “The status of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IRGC in West Asia, particularly among the axis of resistance countries, is increasing day after...

Major Palestinian Factions Hold Reconciliation Talks in Egypt

Major Palestinian Factions Hold Reconciliation Talks in Egypt

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hamas and Fatah’s high-level delegations held reconciliation talks in the Egypt capital, Cairo on Tuesday in a bid to restore the territorial unity of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The meetings in Cairo are centered on implementing the 2011 Cairo Agreement between the two political parties, in hopes of ending a 10-year political schism.The 2011 agreement...

Afghan Senator Says More Taliban Offices Should Be Launched for Peace

Afghan Senator Says More Taliban Offices Should Be Launched for Peace

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Afghan senator called for opening more Taliban political offices in different countries to boost efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Mohammad Jan Mangal urged Afghanistan's national unity government not ot close the group's office in the Qatari capital, Doha.“Taliban’s political office in Qatar is the best source for Afghan peace talks,” he...

UN Security Council Calls for Dialogue in Yemen

UN Security Council Calls for Dialogue in Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in Yemen to engage in meaningful dialogue to stop fighting and resolve the conflict. The members of the Security Council reiterated their support for a political solution as the only way to end the conflict in Yemen and their call on all parties to immediately agree on the modalities for a durable cessation of...

Iraqi Forces Fully Liberate Hawijah from Daesh

Iraqi Forces Fully Liberate Hawijah from Daesh

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Iraqi security forces on Tuesday fully liberated Hawijah area from Daesh (known also as ISIS or ISIL) militants in west of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said. The Iraqi army, Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), federal police, interior ministry's commandos, known as Rapid Response, and the brigades of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi)...

Change in Enemies’ Stances Tactical: Syria Minister

Change in Enemies’ Stances Tactical: Syria Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s minister of state for national reconciliation affairs said changes in enemies‘ stance towards Syria is tactical, noting that they are adapting themselves to new realities on the ground in Syria. Ali Haidar made the remarks in an exclusive interview with the Press Shia News Agency.Commenting on possible changes in the US and some western officials’ stance...

Hundreds of Suspected Daesh Militants Surrender in Iraq: Source

Hundreds of Suspected Daesh Militants Surrender in Iraq: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Several hundred suspected Daesh (ISIL) militants surrendered last week to Kurdish authorities after the terror group lost its last stronghold in northern Iraq, a security official said Tuesday. The suspects were part of a group of men who fled toward Kurdish-held lines when Iraqi forces captured the Daesh base in Hawija, the Kurdish official told Reuters, asking...

Syria Army Retakes Area on Eastern Bank of Euphrates River

Syria Army Retakes Area on Eastern Bank of Euphrates River

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army and its allies continued to make gains against Daesh (ISIL) militants in Deir ez-Zor, managing to recapture another district on the eastern banks of the Euphrates River. On Monday, Syrian army units established control over Hatla al-Sharqiyah village east of the Euphrates River after killing scores of Daesh terrorists and destroying their positions.On...

Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Command Center with Homegrown Ballistic Missile

Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Command Center with Homegrown Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The missile command of Yemen’s army and Popular Committees targeted the command center of Saudi forces in the southwestern province of Jizan with a domestically made ballistic missile dubbed “Qaher M2”, local sources said. The missile attack carried out on early Tuesday morning hit Saudi army's command center in Sametha region in Jizan, the Arabic-language...