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Erdogan’s Tehran Visit Implies Big Change in Turkey’s Regional Policy: Analyst

Erdogan’s Tehran Visit Implies Big Change in Turkey’s Regional Policy: Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Turkish President’s recent visit to Iran showed big changes in Ankara foreign policy in the region, a political Turkish analyst said. Malik Kaya, a Turkish expert told Press Shia Agency that Recep Tayyib Erdogan has paid official visits to Iran for five times since his party's control over Turkey, and he had two visits to Iran as president.Previous meetings...

British Base in Bahrain Signifies Manama’s Lack of Trust in Washington: Cleric

British Base in Bahrain Signifies Manama’s Lack of Trust in Washington: Cleric

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The representative of prominent Bahraini cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim in Iran said the establishment of a British naval base in Bahrain shows that Manama is unsure about Washington’s support for the Persian Gulf country. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Sheikh Abdullah Daqaq said the US Navy’s 5th Fleet is located in Bahrain, adding that however, a...

Yemeni Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on Saudi Servicemen, Mercenaries

Yemeni Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on Saudi Servicemen, Mercenaries

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The forces of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition, managed to kill a number of Saudi troops and mercenaries in various parts of the Arabian Peninsula country. In a major operation against the positions of the Saudi-led coalition in Asilan district in the south-central province of Shabwah, a number of the...

Deployment of Iraq’s Popular Forces to Kirkuk Requires Approval of Gov’t: Commander

Deployment of Iraq’s Popular Forces to Kirkuk Requires Approval of Gov’t: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, reiterated warnings to Kurdish troops against staying in the northern city of Kirkuk, saying the deployment of the PMU forces to the city requires Baghdad’s approval. “Kirkuk is of high importance to us and we will allow no group to annex this part of the...

Taliban Rejects Rumors about Unity with Daesh

Taliban Rejects Rumors about Unity with Daesh

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Taliban spokesperson on Monday rejected rumors about the militant group’s unity with Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) Takfiri terrorists in Afghanistan. Some local media outlets have recently quoted General Abdul Raziq, Afghan National Police chief for the southern city of Kandahar, as saying that the Taliban chief has urged its members to avoid clashes with Daesh...

Saudi Jets Target Yemen’s Sa’ada with Cluster Bombs

Saudi Jets Target Yemen’s Sa’ada with Cluster Bombs

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi warplanes on Monday dropped ten cluster bombs on areas in Yemen’s Sa’ada province despite the global outcry against the use of such internationally-banned weapons by the Riyadh-led coalition. The districts of Baqim, Hasamah and al Dhaher in the northwestern province of Sa'ada were pounded by a total of ten cluster bombs on Monday, a military source,...

Syria Army Retakes Major Town in Deir Ez-Zor

Syria Army Retakes Major Town in Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army and its allies managed to establish control over a major town in Deir ez-Zor after inflicting losses on Daesh (ISIL) militants in the eastern province. A military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the army units recaptured Maratt al-Fouqa town located in the east of the Euphrates River, tightening their noose around Daesh terrorists...

Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah: US Preventing Daesh Annihilation

Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah: US Preventing Daesh Annihilation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Hassan Nasrallah said the US is trying to prevent annihilation of the Takfiri extremist groups. The United States does not want Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri group to be destroyed and is providing Takfiri terrorists with assistance through its bases in Syria, Nasrallah said, addressing a...

Azeri Government to Approve New Bans on Shiite Rituals

Azeri Government to Approve New Bans on Shiite Rituals

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The government of the Azerbaijan Republic has increased pressure on Shiite people and is expected to approve a new bill which will ban presence of children in religious Shiite ceremonies. The State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic which is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan has declared in a statement that it is...

Judiciary Spokesman Confirms 5-Year Jail Term for Ex-Iranian Nuclear Negotiator

Judiciary Spokesman Confirms 5-Year Jail Term for Ex-Iranian Nuclear Negotiator

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team arrested recently by the country’s Intelligence forces has been sentenced to five years in jail on espionage charges, Iranian Judiciary’s Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei confirmed Sunday. “The conviction of (Abdol-Rasool) Dorri Najaf Abadi on charges of spying for foreign intelligence services and leaking...