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Trump, Kim Hold Talks in Singapore; No Word Yet on Discussions

Trump, Kim Hold Talks in Singapore; No Word Yet on Discussions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – US President Donald Trump said he had forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. Kim said the meeting was “a good prelude to peace”, but there was no immediate word on any substantive progress in...

Europe Should Stand Up to US Bullying Once and For All: American Analyst

Europe Should Stand Up to US Bullying Once and For All: American Analyst

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An American political analyst said European nations have to “summon up the resolve” to stand up to US bullying decisively. “The Europeans have to summon up the resolve to stand up to US threats and bullying once and for all. A united front of all the parties concerned against US intransigence is required. It’s not enough to pledge to uphold the...

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 at Afghan Ministry Entrance: Govt.

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 at Afghan Ministry Entrance: Govt.

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the west of Kabul, government spokesmen said. No group immediately claimed responsibility.“Woman, children and employees of the (rehabilitation) ministry are among the victims,” Najib Danish, spokesman...

Moqtada Al-Sadr Calls for Iraqis’ Unity

Moqtada Al-Sadr Calls for Iraqis’ Unity

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Iraqis on Monday to unite instead of burning ballot boxes and seeking to repeat an election on May 12 that his bloc won. “Stop fighting for seats, posts, gains, influence, power, and rulership,” he wrote in an article published by his office, a day after a storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from the...

Ramallah Ralliers Urge End to Sanctions on Gaza

Ramallah Ralliers Urge End to Sanctions on Gaza

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Palestinian people held a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday evening, calling on the Palestinian National Authority’s Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to lift punitive sanctions on the Gaza Strip. Sunday’s demonstration, attended by thousands of people in Ramallah’s al-Manara Square, came after a wave of calls from social activists and...

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Approve $2.5bln Aid Package for Jordan

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Approve $2.5bln Aid Package for Jordan

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A $2.5 billion aid package for Jordan has been agreed by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at a summit in Mecca. The agreement includes a direct payment to the Jordanian central bank, as well as the three nations acting as guarantors to the World Bank on Jordan's behalf.Development projects in Jordan will be financed by the donor nations over the five-year deal,...

Saudi-Backed Mercenaries Suffer Losses in Yemen’s Jawf, Lahij

Saudi-Backed Mercenaries Suffer Losses in Yemen’s Jawf, Lahij

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Yemen’s army shelled the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the Arab country’s northern province of Jawf, inflicting major losses on them. The army targeted the mercenaries in al-Ajashar desert in Jawf, killing and wounding dozens, Saba news agency reported.In another development, Yemeni artillery units and their allies launched attacks against...

Besieged Shiite Towns in Syria Come under Militant Attack

Besieged Shiite Towns in Syria Come under Militant Attack

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Takfiri terrorists pounded the besieged Shiite-majority Syrian towns of al-Foua and Kefraya. Al-Foua and Kefraya, which represent the last remaining besieged population in Syria according to the United Nations, were attacked by the terrorists overnight, SANA news agency reported.The report added that al-Foua and Kefraya’s defense forces repelled the dawn...

Iraq Names Judges to Take over Elections Commission

Iraq Names Judges to Take over Elections Commission

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, the highest judicial authority, named judges on Sunday tasked with taking over the country’s elections commission following allegations of violations in a May parliamentary election. Parliament on Wednesday passed a law that mandated a nationwide manual recount of votes from the election. The law called for the Independent High...

Yemeni Snipers Kill 6 Saudi Troops in Asir

Yemeni Snipers Kill 6 Saudi Troops in Asir

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Yemeni army snipers killed six Saudi troops as part of retaliatory operations against the ongoing Saudi aggression on the impoverished Arab country. Six Saudi soldiers were killed by Yemeni forces in the kingdom’s southwestern region of Asir, Saba news agency reported on Saturday.The Saudi soldiers were hunted down at the Alab border crossing of Asir region, a...