Archive "World"

Hariri Puts Off Resignation upon Aoun's Request

Hariri Puts Off Resignation upon Aoun's Request

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri postponed handing in his resignation Wednesday upon the request of President Michel Aoun, amidst Independence Day celebrations. “I offered my resignation to President Aoun and he asked me to put off presenting it, to allow for more consultations on the reasons for it and its political background,” Hariri told...

Saudi Warplanes Continue to Bomb Areas across Yemen

Saudi Warplanes Continue to Bomb Areas across Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Saudi warplanes carried out new airstrikes against several areas across Yemen, inflicting more human loss and material damage on the country. The Saudi warplanes launched three attacks on Serwah and Harib al-Qaramish districts of Marib province overnight, an official told Yemen’s official Saba news Agency on Tuesday.In another development, the Saudi warplanes...

US Warns Citizens against Travelling to Saudi Arabia

US Warns Citizens against Travelling to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The US State Department has cautioned its citizens "to carefully consider" travelling to Saudi Arabia, citing persisting terrorist threats and a spillover of violence from Yemen across the border. The travel warning, issued on Tuesday, warned of the threat of ballistic missiles fired from Yemen into the kingdom, Al Jazeera reported."In the past year,...

Iraqi Commander Hails Victory over Daesh in Syria, Iraq

Iraqi Commander Hails Victory over Daesh in Syria, Iraq

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, an offshoot of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), hailed the fall of Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, saying that the terror group aimed to drive a wedge between Shiites and Sunnis. “We managed to clear the remnants of Daesh of our country. There were global plots behind (creation of) Daesh,” Sheikh Qais...

Robert Mugabe Resignes as Zimbabwe's President

Robert Mugabe Resignes as Zimbabwe's President

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's President after 37 years of rule on Tuesday, finally succumbing to the pressure of a military takeover and the humiliation of impeachment. The announcement came minutes into a joint session of the Zimbabwean Parliament in Harare, convened to prise the 93-year-old from power.As the Speaker read out a letter from Mugabe, lawmakers...

Daesh Self-Proclaimed Caliphate Ends in Syria, Iraq against US Will

Daesh Self-Proclaimed Caliphate Ends in Syria, Iraq against US Will

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh (ISIL) collapsed in Syria and Iraq after the Arab countries’ forces and their allies managed to recapture Al-Bukamal, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria, for all US attempts to prevent it from happening. In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday morning, Commander of...

Rohingyas in Myanmar Live Under Apartheid, Says Amnesty

Rohingyas in Myanmar Live Under Apartheid, Says Amnesty

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Myanmar has subjected Rohingya Muslims to long-term discrimination and persecution that amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said Tuesday. Amnesty International compiled two years' worth of interviews and evidence in its report, detailing how Rohingya lived within Myanmar, where they were subjected to a "vicious system of...

Yemen Army Targets Saudi Mercenaries with Homegrown Missile

Yemen Army Targets Saudi Mercenaries with Homegrown Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fired a homegrown ballistic missile at the position of Saudi-backed militants in the northern province of Marib. The Yemeni forces fired on Monday a ballistic missile, Zilzal 1, on gatherings of Saudi mercenaries at Nehm district in Marib province, a military official told Yemen’s Saba News Agency.The missile hit the target...

Iran, Russia’s Role in Fall of Daesh ‘Instrumental’: Analyst

Iran, Russia’s Role in Fall of Daesh ‘Instrumental’: Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Moscow-based political commentator said both Iran and Russia played an “instrumental” role in putting an end to the self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria. “Both multipolar Great Powers were instrumental in defeating Daesh, with each one contributing in a different – albeit equally important – capacity. Iranian forces were...

Saudi Regime Not Strong Enough to Wage War against Lebanon: US Pundit

Saudi Regime Not Strong Enough to Wage War against Lebanon: US Pundit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A former US army psychological warfare officer and counter-terrorism analyst based in San Francisco ruled out the possibility of “a serious military-political regime change operation” by Saudi Arabia against Lebanon, saying Riyadh is not strong enough to wage such a war. “If there is an actual military aggression planned…, this would be a show and...