26 January 2015 8:00
Former Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that Washington's plot to create rift among Muslims through a Shiite-Sunni confrontation has been defused by the regional nations' vigilance and unity.
"The powers planned to impose a Sunni-Shiite war on the Muslims in the region under the pretext of fight against terrorism, but after a while they realized that their plot...
26 January 2015 8:00
The noose seems to be tightening around the necks of ISIL terrorists in the Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad. This is while the Iraqi army along with volunteers is continuing to make more gains in the region.
More than a dozen villages have been liberated and scores of the militants have been killed during the operations.
At least three would-be...
26 January 2015 7:58
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the Israeli military is obviously supporting terrorist groups in Syria by conducting airstrikes in the crisis-hit country.
"Whenever we make advances in some place, they (the Israelis) attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear," Assad said in an interview with American magazine Foreign Affairs which will be published on Monday.
"That’s why some in...
26 January 2015 7:57
Saudi Arabia’s “warmongering regime” has been an instrument in the hands of the United States to sponsor Washington's terrorizing policies in the Middle East, according to political commentator Ralph Schoenman.
Speaking to Press TV in a phone interview on Sunday, Schoenman said the monarchy is “an indispensable instrument of US imperial control.”
He believes that Saudi Arabia is “the most...
26 January 2015 7:55
UN-brokered negotiations between Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Shia Houthi movement and political parties have failed, says an official involved in the talks.
According to an unnamed official with one of the parties present at the talks on Sunday, Islah party along with Socialist and Nasserite parties pulled out of the negotiations.
The three parties have called for protests against the Houthi...
26 January 2015 7:54
Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists have captured Nigeria’s northeastern town of Monguno after fierce clashes with the West African country’s army, security sources say.
"We fought them all night long but they took over the town, including the military barracks there," a senior Nigerian military officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Sunday.
Another military source confirmed that the militants had seized...
25 January 2015 23:24
Egypt's Health Ministry reported 15 deaths and 35 injuries nationwide on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising which toppled the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, Aswat Masriya reports
Nine pro-Islamist protesters were killed in clashes in the north Cairo neighborhoods of Matareya and Ain Shams, and another in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, a health ministry official told...
25 January 2015 23:21
Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of “instability in the region,” German daily Bild reported on Sunday.
Weapons orders from Saudi Arabia have either been “rejected, pure and simple,” or deferred for further consideration, the newspaper said, adding that the information has not been officially confirmed.
The decision was taken on Wednesday by the national security council,...
25 January 2015 23:19
Top ISIS/ISIL preacher Abu Assad Ansari demanded more volunteers join the fight with the terrorist group as Kurdish forces pushed to regain villages around Mosul, Iraq.
“We are fighting against the infidel and that is why we need fighters for this war,” he preached at a prayer sermon. “With the help of America, the Peshmerga intended to advance to Mosul from...
25 January 2015 23:17
Iran’s Parliament will push for a bill obliging the administration to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity level with the new generation of centrifuge machines in case new sanctions are imposed on the country, a lawmaker announced.
Member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Hassan Asafari said in a radio interview on Sunday that...
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