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Iraq Elections Results almost Unchanged after Manual Recount

Iraq Elections Results almost Unchanged after Manual Recount

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Almost no change has been made to the results of a recent parliamentary election in Iraq after ballots were manually recounted over fraud allegations, the country's top electoral body has announced. The commission said early Friday that less than a dozen members of the Iraqi parliament, out of 329, lost their seats after a manual recount of the ballots cast in the...

Saudi Air Raid on Civilian Bus in Yemen Kills Dozens, Mostly Children

Saudi Air Raid on Civilian Bus in Yemen Kills Dozens, Mostly Children

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Warplanes of the Saudi-led military coalition on Thursday launched an airstrike on a bus carrying children in Yemen, killing at least 39 civilians and injuring more than 50 others. The bus was hit by the Saudi fighter jets at a market in Zahyn, a town in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’adah, al-Masirah TV reported.According to the International Committee...

Gaza Strip Pounded 140 Times

Gaza Strip Pounded 140 Times

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Israeli military carried out over 140 strikes against the Gaza Strip, threatening another full-scale military offensive against the blockaded coastal enclave amid escalating tensions there. The Israeli army said on Thursday morning that it had pounded more than 140 targets in Gaza belonging to the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement.The attacks came after...

US Stance on Iran Not to Apply to New Zealand: Gov’t

US Stance on Iran Not to Apply to New Zealand: Gov’t

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Wellington government is confident the United States' tough stance on all firms doing business with Iran will not apply to New Zealand. Having re-imposed sanctions against Iran, US president Donald Trump tweeted that other nations should follow his lead, warning that any country doing business with Iran would not do business with the US.New Zealand Trade...

US Proposal for ‘Arab NATO’ Force A ‘Contemptible Joke’: Irish Analyst

US Proposal for ‘Arab NATO’ Force A ‘Contemptible Joke’: Irish Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Irdish political commentator described an initiative by the US administration to develop an alliance with the Persian Gulf and Arab allies as a “contemptible joke”. “It is also provisionally given the grand-sounding title of Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA). I think that should be changed to Middle East Strategic Stooges, which would then...

Syria Army Hunts Down Terrorists in Hama, Cuts Off Their Supply Routes

Syria Army Hunts Down Terrorists in Hama, Cuts Off Their Supply Routes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian forces launched an attack against terrorists in the countryside of the northern province of Hama and managed to cut off their supply routes in the direction of Idlib’s southern countryside. Army units on Tuesday shelled terrorists’ fortified sites and supply routes in the village of Lahaya and al-Latamina town, about 35 km to the north of Hama city,...

Saudi Mercenaries’ Command Center Hit by Yemeni Drone

Saudi Mercenaries’ Command Center Hit by Yemeni Drone

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemen's army on Tuesday struck the command and control center of Saudi-backed militants and UAE forces in the Arabian Peninsula country’s west coast region with a combat drone, a report said. Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing unnamed military commanders, said on Tuesday that a Yemeni unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), struck the...

Canada ‘Comfortable’ with Position on Human Rights Situation in Saudi

Canada ‘Comfortable’ with Position on Human Rights Situation in Saudi

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – In the wake of Saudi Arabia’s expulsion of Canada’s ambassador, the kingdom has suspended scholarships for about 16,000 Saudi students studying there and ordered them to attend schools elsewhere. It is the latest in a war of words between the Saudi regime and Canada over human rights, a dispute that began with a tweet Thursday from Canadian Foreign Affairs...

Scenes from Apocalyptic Hiroshima Still Haunting after 73 Years (+Photos, Video)

Scenes from Apocalyptic Hiroshima Still Haunting after 73 Years (+Photos, Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Haunting photos of US atomic bombing show the devastating aftermath of the 1945 attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in its 73rd anniversary. The black and white photographs from the ATI show the desolate cityscape and apocalyptic landscape, with buildings completely flattened and the surrounding area virtually deserted.Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the...

Indonesia Death Toll from Devastating Earthquake ‘Climbs To 142’ (+Photos)

Indonesia Death Toll from Devastating Earthquake ‘Climbs To 142’ (+Photos)

THERAN (Press Shia) - The death toll from a terrifying 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian tourist islands of Lombok and Bali has risen to 142 and could climb further, as thousands of tourists scrambled to packed beaches to be rescued. Photos published by the media show holidaymakers crammed onto palm tree-fringed beaches on Gili Trawangan - some having spent the night outdoors...