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Turkey Backing Syria Rebels in Idlib to Prevent Clashes Completely: Minister

Turkey Backing Syria Rebels in Idlib to Prevent Clashes Completely: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Turkey’s aim in backing Syrian rebel fighters for a major military operation into Syria’s Idlib is to prevent clashes completely and facilitate the process for a political solution, Turkish foreign minister claimed.  Mevlut Cavusoglu also said that the steps to be taken in the field would be determined by cooperation between Turkish Armed Forces and its...

Syria Army Liberates New Areas in Deir Ez-Zor

Syria Army Liberates New Areas in Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syria’s army and its allies stepped up their attack against Daesh (ISIL) militants in Deir ez-Zor, managing to retake several areas in the eastern province. On Saturday, Syrian forces gained ground against Daesh in southeast of Deir ez-Zor and recaptured new areas in al-Mayadeen city and Hatla village there, SANA news agency reported.The areas were retaken after...

Afghan Party Warns about Gov't's Efforts to Engineer Election Results

Afghan Party Warns about Gov't's Efforts to Engineer Election Results

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Council for Protection and Stability in Afghanistan (CPSA) warned about engineering of the results of the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, and called for reforms in the country’s election commission. Masoud Terashtwall, spokesperson for CPSA referred to corruption and government influence in the Afghanistan election commission and said,...

Saudi Arabia to Ink New Arms Deals with US, Russia

Saudi Arabia to Ink New Arms Deals with US, Russia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi Arabia, one of the world biggest importers of arms, is in talk with the US and Russia to ink new arms deal. According to new media reports, the US State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion.The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude...

Syria Army Advances toward Al-Mayadeen District in Deir Ez-Zor

Syria Army Advances toward Al-Mayadeen District in Deir Ez-Zor

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army and its allies on Saturday continued to make gains in their fight against Daesh (ISIL) in Deir ez-Zor, advancing toward the Mayadeen-Deir ez-Zor Highway in the eastern province. Syrian forces managed to reach al-Mayadeen after liberating Qala’at al-Rahbah and claiming the lives of scores of the Takfiri militants, according to al-Masdar News.The report...

Iraqi Commander: Kurdistan’s Separation Project Failed Already

Iraqi Commander: Kurdistan’s Separation Project Failed Already

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of Iraq’s Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, an offshoot of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), deplored recent moves by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hold an independence referendum as part of “an already failed project” developed by Israel. “The secession of Iraq’s Kurdistan from the country is in fact a plot hatched by the...

Iraq Officially Asks Turkey, Iran to Deal Exclusively with Baghdad

Iraq Officially Asks Turkey, Iran to Deal Exclusively with Baghdad

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said that Baghdad has officially called upon Ankara and Tehran a week ago to only deal with the central government on border ports and in oil matters. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry in a statement released on Friday said that they have conveyed the message through their respective embassies in Baghdad, the local media reported.The ministry has asked...

Syrian Forces Liberate Areas in Central Provinces, Killing Dozens of Terrorists

Syrian Forces Liberate Areas in Central Provinces, Killing Dozens of Terrorists

DEIR EZ-ZOR (Press Shia) – The Syrian army backed by allied forces managed to recapture some villages and townships in the central provinces of Homs and Hama from terrorists, killing dozens of the foreign-backed militants, Syrian sources said. According to Press Shia dispatches, the Syrian troops and allied forces liberated several villages and townships in the eastern outskirts of Hama from...

Russia Urges US to Act Honestly in Afghanistan

Russia Urges US to Act Honestly in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Russian presidential special envoy on Afghanistan urged the US to act honestly and do not ignore Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group’s activity in the region. “The US has a duty to act honestly and in good faith for consolidation of stability in Afghanistan instead of ignoring spread of Daesh activity,” Zamir Kabulov said to Interfax on...

UN Blacklists Saudi-Led Military Coalition for Killing Yemeni Children

UN Blacklists Saudi-Led Military Coalition for Killing Yemeni Children

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - UN blacklisted Saudi Arabia-led military coalition for killing or injuring hundreds of children in Yemen. The United Nations ‘annual report released on Thursday has blacklisted the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition in Yemen for killing or injuring 683 children, and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals.The Saudi-led military group was involved in 38 verified...