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UNICEF: Yemen’s Children Need Help

UNICEF: Yemen’s Children Need Help

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Almost every Yemeni child is in need of international help, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. Yemen, one of the world’s current major humanitarian crises, is witnessing its fourth year of a Saudi-led war, which has led to a nation-wide economic recession, deterioration of public services, food and medicine shortages, public budget collapse,...

Syria Offers Amnesty to Deserters, Draft Dodgers

Syria Offers Amnesty to Deserters, Draft Dodgers

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Syrian government has announced an amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service, giving them several months to report for duty without facing punishment, it said on Tuesday. In a decree issued on his social media feeds, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the amnesty covered all punishments for desertion inside or outside Syria,...

Turkey Urges Saudis to Prove Missing Journalist Left Consulate

Turkey Urges Saudis to Prove Missing Journalist Left Consulate

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since last week, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The disappearance of Khashoggi, previously a prominent newspaper editor in Saudi Arabia and an adviser to its former head of intelligence, has sparked global concern,...

Footage Shows Horrifying Moment Four Pedestrians Being Swallowed by Sinkhole in China (+Video)

Footage Shows Horrifying Moment Four Pedestrians Being Swallowed by Sinkhole in China (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Two people were killed and two others went missing in south-west China after a massive sinkhole swallowed four pedestrians on Sunday afternoon in China's Sichuan province. Rescuers were still searching for a man and his grandson in the two meter (6.5 foot)-deep sinkhole on Monday.CCTV images from a nearby shop show the victims unable to reach safety before the...

Turkey Asks to Search Saudi Consulate for Missing Journalist

Turkey Asks to Search Saudi Consulate for Missing Journalist

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Turkish authorities have asked to search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul for a missing Saudi journalist who is believed to have been killed inside the building. The request, reported by Turkish broadcaster NTV, comes after prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the consulate in Istanbul six days ago.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Syrian Army Attacks Terrorists in Northern Latakia (+Video)

Syrian Army Attacks Terrorists in Northern Latakia (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The Syrian army forces attacked militants in hilltops of northeastern Latakia province after they violated the ceasefire agreement with the government. The militants of Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the region continued to launch missile and bomb attacks on civilian areas as well as the Syrian army positions, prompting the military to return fire along the entire...

Yemen Army Shells Saudi-Backed Militiamen in Asir

Yemen Army Shells Saudi-Backed Militiamen in Asir

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni troops, backed by popular committees, heavily shelled the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the border region of Asir, inflicting major losses on them. Yemeni army forces and their allies on Sunday fired a salvo of Katyusha rockets and mortar shells at the positions of Saudi mercenaries at the al-Alab border crossing of the kingdom’s southern region of...

Bulldozers Clearing Rubble in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

Bulldozers Clearing Rubble in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – In the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the edge of Syria’s capital, bulldozers and trucks are clearing tons of rubble from streets gutted by war. The built-up residential area was once home to 160,000 residents, both Palestinian refugees from the 1948 War as well as middle-class Syrians.Today, it is a post-apocalyptic vista of bombed out buildings coated in gray...

Israel Reduces Gaza Fishing Zone after Protests

Israel Reduces Gaza Fishing Zone after Protests

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Israel’s defense minister ordered a reduction of the fishing zone along the Gaza Strip’s coastline, in retaliation for protests along the border fence with the Palestinian enclave. The fishing zone will be reduced to 6 nautical miles from 9 nautical miles, a statement by Avigdor Lieberman’s office said, AFP reported on Monday.Restrictions on the extent of...

Ancient Persian Limestone Relief Unveiled in National Museum of Iran (+Photos)

Ancient Persian Limestone Relief Unveiled in National Museum of Iran (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Persian bas-relief dating back to approximately 500 BC was unveiled in National Museum of Iran after it was returned to the country a month ago. The bas-relief, which depicts a Persian guard, was seized in October by investigators for the Manhattan district attorney’s office from the Park Avenue Armory, where it was being offered for sale at an art fair, then a...