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Activists Rally Outside Trump Hotel, Slam Trump’s Racism, Islamophobia

Activists Rally Outside Trump Hotel, Slam Trump’s Racism, Islamophobia

WASHINGTON, DC (Press Shia) – Activists flocked to US President-elect Donald Trump’s luxury hotel here in the US capital to protest against his racist and Islamophobic stances. According to Press Shia dispatches, tens of political and civil activists gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel on Friday, chanting slogans and carrying banners reading, among others, “Islam Is Not...

Afghanistan’s Northern City Falls to Taliban, MP Says

Afghanistan’s Northern City Falls to Taliban, MP Says

KABUL (Press Shia) – A senior member of Afghanistan’s parliament said Taliban militants have taken the control of the northern city of Sayyad in Sar-e-Pul Province. According to Press Shia dispatches, MP Muhammad Hassan Sharifi Balkhabi said Sayyad has fallen into the hands of Taliban militants and warned that since the district is mountainous, recapturing the areas would be difficult for...

Scores of Terrorists Killed in Army Ambush Attack in Syria

Scores of Terrorists Killed in Army Ambush Attack in Syria

DAMASCUS (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian troops killed a number of militants affiliated with the terrorist group Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) in an ambush attack along a road linking capital Damascus to the southern city of As-Suwayda. After monitoring movements of the terrorists on a road lying near the Syrian Desert, south of the country, the Army forces planted several roadside...

48-Hour Truce Declared in Yemen

48-Hour Truce Declared in Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A Saudi Arabia-led coalition supporting Yemen's fugitive former government against Houthis has declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin on Saturday, according to local media. "It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen's timing (09:00 GMT) on Saturday," a coalition statement carried by Saudi Arabia's official SPA news...

European Leaders, Obama Vow to Hold Fast to NATO

European Leaders, Obama Vow to Hold Fast to NATO

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - US President Barack Obama and European leaders pledged Friday to maintain NATO cooperation, and vowed to keep up sanctions against Russia, in their first meeting since the shock election of Donald Trump sparked fears of drastic policy shifts. During a fractious presidential campaign, Trump had appeared to call into question a near 70-year-old security shield for US allies...

Anti-DAPL Campaigner Reveals US Police Brutality against Protesters

Anti-DAPL Campaigner Reveals US Police Brutality against Protesters

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Shia) – An American activist and founder of a peaceful campaign against the Dakota Access oil pipeline expressed deep concern about the brutal tactics the US police use for crackdown against Native American water protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota. In a meeting held at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night, a number of...

Taliban Conquer Afghan Police Station in Western Province

Taliban Conquer Afghan Police Station in Western Province

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Taliban fighters gained control of a police headquarters in Bakwa district in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah on Thursday night, killing more than 20 police forces and security officials, the group announced in a statement. According to the militant group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, six Taliban members entered Bakwa police headquarters on...

Iraqi Forces Advance into Mosul, 1 Soldier Killed

Iraqi Forces Advance into Mosul, 1 Soldier Killed

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Iraqi troops advanced cautiously into eastern districts of Mosul on Friday, facing stiff resistance from Daesh (ISIL) terrorists a day after they paused their assault due to poor visibility, officers said. Airstrikes, automatic fire and artillery were heard from dawn and one soldier was reported killed in clashes. Civilians, some of them wounded, could be seen...

Russia Says Began Contact with Trump’s Team on Syria

Russia Says Began Contact with Trump’s Team on Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A Russian deputy foreign minister said Moscow has started communicating with the team of US president-elect Donald Trump over the deadly conflict gripping Syria. Mikhail Bogdanov expressed the hope on Thursday that the new US administration would adopt a new approach to help resolve the crisis in Syria, Russian news agencies reported. Moscow welcomes any moves that...

McCain Warns Trump over Resetting Ties with Russia

McCain Warns Trump over Resetting Ties with Russia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Senior US Senator John McCain has advised President-elect Donald Trump against putting “faith” in Moscow's desire to improve relations with Washington, accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of “tyranny” and “murder.” Speaking after the first phone conversation between Trump and Putin, McCain said Tuesday that the Russian head of state was not to be...