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Catalonia Goes on Strike amid Growing Tension in Spain

Catalonia Goes on Strike amid Growing Tension in Spain

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Spain’s northeastern autonomous region is expected to go on a general strike following the disputed referendum for independence held in the region. The strike was called by Catalan trade unions and associations due to what they called "the grave violation of rights and freedoms" seen during Sunday's ballot.Large trade unions have organized the...

Afghanistan’s Islamic Party Opposes Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

Afghanistan’s Islamic Party Opposes Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Head of Afghanistan's Islamic Party opposed closure of Taliban's office in Doha, noting that it is against the interests of the country and damages the ongoing peace process in the war-torn region. Gulbudin Hekmatyar said that closure of Taliban office in Doha will not benefit Afghanistan.“Taliban’s political office in Qatar is the best address to...

Former Yemeni President Rejects Saudi Allegations of Iran Support for Party

Former Yemeni President Rejects Saudi Allegations of Iran Support for Party

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Yemen’s General People's Congress (GPC) party rejected allegations raised by Saudi-led coalition about Iran's support for the Yemeni forces and his own party. “Present us a killed or captive Iranian national… or an Iranian made missile or an Iranian airplane (to convince us) to accept the responsibility,” the GPC...

Bomb Blasts Hit South Damascus District

Bomb Blasts Hit South Damascus District

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Two suicide bombers attacked a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, killing a number of civilians and policemen, state television said, citing the interior ministry. Four militants carried out the attack, killing more than 10 people, according to Reuters.SANA news agency said that a terrorist explosion struck the al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus....

Las Vegas Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 50 as Police Name Suspect

Las Vegas Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 50 as Police Name Suspect

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The suspected gunmen in the Las Vegas shooting has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, a report said. Over 50 people died and more than 200 were injured after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival which was taking place across the road from Mandalay Bay on the famous Las Vegas Strip, CNBC reported.Police said...

21 Daesh Militants Killed near Karbala: Report

21 Daesh Militants Killed near Karbala: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iraqi army said late on Sunday that it had killed 21 suicide attackers from the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group near the holy city of Karbala. The Takfiri militants were killed in an operation by Iraqi forces on the borders between Anbar province and the holy city of Karbala, where millions of Shiite Muslims on Sunday marked Ashura, the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and...

Syria Army, Allies Seize More of Jordanian Frontier: Report

Syria Army, Allies Seize More of Jordanian Frontier: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army and its allies seized control of nine positions at Syria’s border with Jordan, expanding their control at the southern frontier, a report said. The captured border positions were located to the southeast of Damascus, the report said, according to Reuters.It added that dozens of militants had been killed and wounded during the attack.The report did not...

Las Vegas Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 20 in Mandalay Bay Attack

Las Vegas Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 20 in Mandalay Bay Attack

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – More than 20 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in the US city of Las Vegas Sunday night, police said. The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and fleeing for their lives....

Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in Daesh Base in Mosul

Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in Daesh Base in Mosul

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of Daesh (ISIL) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday. “Several US-made missiles were found in al-Shoura region to the South of Mosul,”...

More Than Half of Catalans Fail to Vote in Separation Referendum

More Than Half of Catalans Fail to Vote in Separation Referendum

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – More than half of Catalans did not participate in the referendum for separation from Spain which was held on Sunday amid central government opposition and police crackdown. The Catalan autonomous region’s local government has declared that 2.26 million people have cast their ballots, a turnout of about 42 percent.Catalonia's regional leader opened the door to a...