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Pope Francis Kisses S. Sudan Rival Leaders’ Feet to Maintain Peace (+Video)

Pope Francis Kisses S. Sudan Rival Leaders’ Feet to Maintain Peace (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Pope Francis knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders on Thursday in a dramatic gesture to urge them to avoid civil war. - World news - The Pope appealed to President Salva Kiir, his former deputy turned rebel leader Riek Machar, and three other vice presidents to respect an armistice they signed and commit to forming a unity...

US’ THAAD Systems to Be Deployed in Eastern Europe for First Time

US’ THAAD Systems to Be Deployed in Eastern Europe for First Time

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The United States will send its THAAD missile defense systems to Romania this summer, as the first time attempt to deploy the systems close to Russian borders. - World news - THAAD systems will be sent to Romania where another massive missile defense site is undergoing modernization. Fort Hood-based Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems will arrive...

Deadly Blast Hits Pakistan’s Quetta

Deadly Blast Hits Pakistan’s Quetta

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - At least 16 people have been killed and another 30 wounded as an explosion ripped through a market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, police said. - World news - The explosion took place as Hazaras, who are Shiite Muslims, were buying vegetables early on Friday morning, Quetta police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Al Jazeera. "Members of the Hazara...

Syrian Army Attacks Terrorists in Defense of Demilitarized Zones

Syrian Army Attacks Terrorists in Defense of Demilitarized Zones

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Syrian army began its assault against al-Nusra Front affiliated terrorist groups using missiles and artillery shells, targeting the positions of Jaish al-Izza near the city of Morek. - World news - Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group also fired a number of missiles and artillery shells towards the Syrian government’s positions in the northern Hama...

Sudan’s Coup: Military Places Bashir Under Arrest

Sudan’s Coup: Military Places Bashir Under Arrest

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan for 30 years, was on Thursday overthrown in a coup by the armed forces which announced a two-year period of military rule to be followed by elections. - World news - In an address on state television, Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said Bashir, 75, was under arrest in a “safe place” and a military council was...

Sudan Ruler Omar Al-Bashir Removed as President: Reports

Sudan Ruler Omar Al-Bashir Removed as President: Reports

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Sudan’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared to have been removed as president on Thursday following months of on-and-off popular protests that culminated in clashes between his loyalist security branches and the uniformed armed forces, reports said. - World news - During a tense dramatic morning that saw the country’s state broadcaster seized by the...

Iraq Offers to Try Foreign Daesh Suspects for A Price

Iraq Offers to Try Foreign Daesh Suspects for A Price

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq has offered to put on trial several hundreds of accused foreign militants in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, potentially solving a legal conundrum for Western governments but sparking rights concerns. - World news - Western countries have been rocked by fierce public debate over whether to repatriate citizens who joined Daesh, which held...

Blacklisting of IRGC Proves US Failure in Mideast: Nasrallah

Blacklisting of IRGC Proves US Failure in Mideast: Nasrallah

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement censured the US for designating Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group”, stating that the move is concrete proof that Washington has failed in its plots in the Middle East. - World news - “US impudence and folly went beyond limits when it branded Iran’s IRGC as a...

Syria Army Attacks Nusra Front Terrorists in Northern Hama

Syria Army Attacks Nusra Front Terrorists in Northern Hama

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian army forces eliminated a group of al-Nusra Front terrorists in a northern countryside of Hama, in response to their attacks toward safe areas as well as army positions. - World news - Syrian forces on Wednesday carried out an operation against al-Nusra Front terrorists on the outskirts of al-Janabra village north of Hama after their breach of the de-escalation...

US ‘Completely Wrong in Assessment’ to Blacklist IRGC: Ex-CIA Officer

US ‘Completely Wrong in Assessment’ to Blacklist IRGC: Ex-CIA Officer

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A former military intelligence officer with the CIA said the Trump administration is “competently wrong in assessment” to label Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group”. - World news - “In my opinion, the United States is completely wrong in its assessment. According to the definition provided by the United Nations and under...