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Thomas Jefferson Statue Toppled by Portland Protesters (+Video)

Thomas Jefferson Statue Toppled by Portland Protesters (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Demonstrators in Portland torn down a statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of a school bearing his name, as the cultural division grows in the US. - World news - Around 1,000 people gathered at Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon on Sunday to listen to speeches before setting off on a Black Lives Matter march across the city. Later in the evening, a crowd...

NCY Police Filmed Purposefuly Bumping into Protester (+Video)

NCY Police Filmed Purposefuly Bumping into Protester (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A New York police officer was filmed deliberately bumping into a protester before his colleagues pounced on him and pinned him to the ground. - World news - Terrel Tuosto told TMZ he was taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Nassau County, Long Island on Saturday. Tuosto claims he was 'set up' by the officers who he believes were 'simply sick' of seeing...

Syria Army Gearing Up to Launch Major Offensive against Militants in Idlib

Syria Army Gearing Up to Launch Major Offensive against Militants in Idlib

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian forces are gearing up to launch an offensive against Takfiri militants in Idlib after Turkey failed to live up to its commitments under a deal with Russia. - World news - A senior Syrian field source said the Syrian army has sent big military reinforcements to contact lines with armed terrorist groups in Idlib countryside after its positions came under frequent...

Russian Court Jails Ex-US Marine for 16 Years over Espionage Charges

Russian Court Jails Ex-US Marine for 16 Years over Espionage Charges

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Russian court convicted Paul Whelan, an American who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, over espionage charges. - World news - The investigation claimed he was caught red-handed after receiving classified data two years ago. Moscow City Court issued the verdict earlier on Monday, sentencing Paul Whelan to 16 years in jail. Part of the hearing...

Advanced MRI Scans May Help Treat Essential Tremors, Parkinson’s Disease

Advanced MRI Scans May Help Treat Essential Tremors, Parkinson’s Disease

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Researchers have recently developed MRI techniques used to more precisely target a small area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. - World news - This may lead to better outcomes without surgery and with less risk of negative effects of treatment of tremors and Parkinson's disease. The research describes recently refined MRI methods...

Afghan Govt., Taliban Agree to Doha as Venue for 1st Peace Talks

Afghan Govt., Taliban Agree to Doha as Venue for 1st Peace Talks

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban group have agreed that Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in their peace talks, both sides said. - World news - The talks, known as the intra-Afghan dialogue, will be the first high-level meeting between the two sides after years of fighting. No date has been announced for the meeting, but it is expected to...

Russia, Turkey Put Off Talks on Syria, Libya

Russia, Turkey Put Off Talks on Syria, Libya

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russia and Turkey postponed ministerial-level talks which were expected to focus on Libya and Syria. - World news - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov decided to put off the talks during a phone call on Sunday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. “The two countries’ deputy ministers will continue contacts and...

Iraq’s PMU Forces Help Bury Coronavirus Victims in Najaf

Iraq’s PMU Forces Help Bury Coronavirus Victims in Najaf

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) help bury the victims of the coronavirus at a special COVID-19 cemetery in the outskirts of Najaf, a report said. - World news - Body bags arriving in ambulances, personnel in full protective suits praying, handling bodies, and burying a victim of COVID-19 were seen at the site on Sunday, Ruptly reported. As bodies...

Remains of Bodies from 1989 US Invasion Found in Panama Mass Grave

Remains of Bodies from 1989 US Invasion Found in Panama Mass Grave

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Dozens of victims of the 1989 US invasion to depose former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega were discovered by Panamanian authorities, according to the country’s public prosecutor's office. - World news - "So far 70 bodies have been found," the office said in a statement. Authorities began exhuming a mass grave at a Panama City cemetery in January following the...

Turkish Troops Deployed to Syria Test Positive for COVID-19: Report

Turkish Troops Deployed to Syria Test Positive for COVID-19: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A total of 140 Turkish soldiers and police officers deployed to the mainly Kurdish-populated northern Syrian city of Afrin and elsewhere in the country’s Idlib province have tested positive for the coronavirus, a report said. - World news - Governor of Turkey's southernmost province of Hatay, Rahmi Dogan, said 120 police officers in Afrin and 20 soldiers at Idlib...