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Most Arab States Pay Only Lip Service to Palestinian Cause: UK Pundit

Most Arab States Pay Only Lip Service to Palestinian Cause: UK Pundit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A political analyst based in London deplored some Muslim states' inaction on the "diabolical" conditions of people in Gaza and Israel's massacre of Palestinians, saying that most Arab states do not take any practical step to back the defenseless people. "The Arab world is not a homogeneous one; most Arab countries pay only lip service to the...

Xi, Putin Meet as US Tension Brings Them Closer

Xi, Putin Meet as US Tension Brings Them Closer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighboring giants forge closer ties in the face of US diplomatic and economic challenges. Putin, re-elected to his fourth Kremlin term in March, arrived at the grandiose Great Hall of the People in Beijing for talks with Xi, who could stay in power for life...

Australian Commandos Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan: Report

Australian Commandos Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan: Report

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Australian special forces have been accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan in a secret defense report leaked Friday that described a "complete lack of accountability" from top military brass. The investigation, reported by Fairfax Media, quoted unnamed special forces insiders saying some Australian troops engaged in the "unsanctioned and...

US Sought Saudi Oil Support before Iran Move: Sources

US Sought Saudi Oil Support before Iran Move: Sources

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A day before US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Three sources familiar with the matter said a senior US administration official had called Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman before...

Putin to Europe on US Tariffs: I Told You So

Putin to Europe on US Tariffs: I Told You So

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he had warned European countries years ago about the risk of the United States imposing its rules on others and that they were now paying the price for ignoring him. Speaking during an annual live television phone-in with the Russian people, Putin likened the tariffs that Washington imposed last week on steel and aluminum...

Iraq Launches Airstrike against Daesh in Syria

Iraq Launches Airstrike against Daesh in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq launched an airstrike on a Daesh target inside neighboring Syria Thursday, the military said. F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the terror group’s leadership were operating, it said in a statement.Daesh, which once occupied a third of Iraq’s land, has been defeated in the country but still poses a threat along its border with...

Massive Worldwide Rallies Marking Intl. Quds Day

Massive Worldwide Rallies Marking Intl. Quds Day

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Millions of people across the world are attending rallies to mark the International Quds Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. The demonstrations are being held in major cities across the world, including Tehran and other cities and towns.People from all walks of life are taking to the streets for the annual event which falls on the last Friday of the...

UN Drafting New Peace Plan for Yemen

UN Drafting New Peace Plan for Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths has reportedly drafted a new plan for peace in Yemen which calls on the armed groups to drop weapons and proposes a transitional government in which “political components shall be adequately represented.” The plan drafted by Griffiths, who will present a “framework for negotiations” in Yemen by mid-June,...

Homs-Hama Highway in Syria Reopens After 7 Years

Homs-Hama Highway in Syria Reopens After 7 Years

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A highway connecting the Syrian provinces of Homs and Hama was reopened after seven years of closure due to the activity of terrorist groups. Sputnik quoted SANA as reporting on Wednesday that the Syrian army’s engineering brigades have completed work at the 47-kilometer-long highway.The Homs-Hama highway and a number of nearby settlements came under the...

At Least 130 Killed in Twin Blasts at Baghdad Shiite Mosque: Source

At Least 130 Killed in Twin Blasts at Baghdad Shiite Mosque: Source

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 130 people were killed and wounded Wednesday in a deadly explosion near a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying. “Two bombs went off near an ammunition cache placed in a Shiite mosque in the Shiite bastion of Sadr City in Baghdad, leaving 20 people killed so far,” the source told Alghad Press, the Iraqi...