17 September 2014 22:31
At least eight people have been killed in a fresh airstrike by US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman.
According to local officials, the victims of the air raid were Taliban militants.
A Taliban commander is said to have been killed in the attack, which apparently had no civilian casualties.
The development comes amid an intensified campaign of airstrikes by US-led...
17 September 2014 22:30
The United States has been creating, fostering and supporting extremist groups throughout the world for at least three decades, says an American anti-war activist.
The US, for more than 30 years, has been “arming, training and supporting terrorist groups around the world,” Rick Rozoff, manager of the Stop NATO International Network, said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
17 September 2014 22:27
Tensions are escalating in Bangladesh after the country’s highest court commuted the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami party's leader.
In a surprise ruling on Wednesday, the country’s highest court sentenced 74-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee to a life imprisonment.
He has been charged for crimes during the liberation war with Pakistan back in 1971.
The Jamaat-e-Islami party has slammed the court ruling, rejecting the...
17 September 2014 22:25
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has strongly opposed possible deployment of foreign ground troops in his country against the ongoing ISIL militancy.
Al-Abadi says foreign boots are neither necessary nor wanted for the fight against the ISIL and some other affiliated militant groups in Iraq.
The foreign ground forces are unnecessary, the premier said in an interview on Wednesday, adding, “We don’t...
17 September 2014 22:06
The Pakistani army says it has launched fresh airstrikes against pro-Taliban militants near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected people there.
The military said in a statement that "precise" airstrikes were carried out on five militant hideouts in the town of Datta Khel, a stronghold of pro-Taliban fighters in the troubled North Waziristan region.
The air raids also destroyed the militants'...
17 September 2014 22:03
The US military suicide rate has stayed roughly the same even as most US troops have withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan and combat deaths have fallen, new government data suggests.
According to a report published last week by the US Department of Defense, 475 active service members took their own lives just last year, while 127 soldiers lost their lives during...
17 September 2014 21:19
Prominent, Well-known Sunni Cleric Hizbullah HAKVERDI (Hilmi KOCAASLAN) Wished Quick Recovery For The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei.
BIISMIHI TEALA (In the name of Allah)
We wish quick and lasting recovery from Rabbal Alamin (Lord of the Worlds), Malek al-Yevmiddin (The only owner of the day of Recompense), Halık al-Ard Ve's-semavat (the creator of the World and heaven),...
17 September 2014 19:35
More than half a million users have paid cyber-visit to Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei for a surgery,–Institute for Compilation and Publication of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Works official website reported.
After the news of Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei's surgery announced, many clerics and officials visited the Leader...
17 September 2014 19:31
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed optimism on Wednesday over reaching a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program, but stressed but stressed that it would require hard decisions.
Zarif on Wednesday expressed optimism over the clinching of a final nuclear deal with the six world powers, but stressed that it would require a lot of work and a lot of...
17 September 2014 19:30
An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Minister said that the government of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey is continuing its misleading propaganda campaign against Syria, which includes false allegations about the use of chemical materials.
In a statement on Wednesday, the source said that the destructive role played by the Turkish government when it comes to Syria...
17 September 2014 19:28
As Scotland’s independence vote draws near, concerns are growing over possible vote rigging in the absence of international observers, which may cause the vote to play into the hands of the British government.
Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have told Press TV that absence of international observers to monitor the independence referendum and close competition between pro- and anti-independence...
17 September 2014 19:26
A series of fierce clashes have erupted between Palestinians and illegal Zionist settlers in the occupied West Bank after settlers stormed the holy shrine of Prophet Joseph in the city of Nablus.
According to the reports, initial reports say the conflict began when hundreds of illegal settlers stormed the shrine of Prophet Joseph in the volatile city in the early...
17 September 2014 19:25
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Iranian diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht who was abducted in Sana'a in July is in good health conditions, stressing that the Yemeni government is responsible for his safe and sound return to Iran.
"The Yemeni government is responsible for the life and the safe return of the Iranian diplomat to Iran," Amir Abdollahian told FNA...
17 September 2014 19:24
The Syrian army regained control of a strategic village in Hama countryside, and killed tens of terrorists and injured dozens more in fierce clashes with the militants.
The army units took control of Al-Jadideh village in Hama countryside. Then they advanced towards Tal Al-Malh in the outskirts of Hama.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army ambushed and killed dozens...
17 September 2014 19:23
Iran will never accept to join the cooperation formed by the US and its allies against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, but it will certainly continue its aid and assistance to the Iraqi nation and government, Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference after a cabinet meeting here in Tehran...
17 September 2014 19:22
The Syrian army targeted militants' concentration centers in Talbisseh, Countryside of Homs, and killed a large number of the terrorists, including the commander of the largest brigade affiliated to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).
"There are a large number of armed terrorist groups. On Tuesday, Talbisseh's most important terrorist and his brother were killed," a security source said.
He identified the...
17 September 2014 19:21
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces are poised to unveil two newly-developed military hardware, the commander of the forces says.
"An infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) equipped with a cannon and a 23-mm sniper rifle are to be unveiled soon as two new products of the Army’s Ground Forces,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Wednesday.
He added that the IFV is being...
17 September 2014 19:19
On Sept. 10 the people of Ferguson, MO and others demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown attempted to block the traffic on Interstate 70.
Police were present in large numbers in an effort to prevent the protest from having the desired impact. Despite the heavy law-enforcement mobilization traffic...
17 September 2014 19:18
Three civilians were killed and twenty-three others were injured by terrorists’ mortar shells that targeted several provinces on Wednesday, state-run SANA news agency reported.
A civilian was killed and four others were injured in terrorist mortar attacks which targeted residential neighborhoods in Damascus city.
SANA reporter quoted a Damascus Police Command source as saying that a mortar round fired by terrorists fell...
17 September 2014 18:50
Iran’s naval forces have rescued a Chinese container ship from an attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The Iranian Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that five boats, each containing five armed pirates, attacked the Chinese ship, Xin Lian Yun Gang, in an attempt to hijack the vessel early this morning, but the Iranian Navy’s 31st fleet of...
17 September 2014 18:49
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has no plans to meet with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, on the sidelines of the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly, spokesman of the Iranian administration says.
Rouhani will be leaving for New York to participate in the meeting of world leaders for the second time since taking office in August 2013, Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht...
17 September 2014 18:49
Students in northern Iraq have a hard time starting the new academic year as the internally displaced people (IPDs) take refuge in schools, Press TV reports.
According to Press TV correspondent, with the beginning of the school year the situation for internally displaced Iraqis is getting worse as Kurdistan Regional Government has recently announced that people who have taken refuge in...
17 September 2014 18:47
An Israeli spy drone which Iran recently downed on its way to one of the Iranian nuclear site had taken off from an air base in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, sources say.
The anonymous sources said the Hermes drone, which was taken down by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces on August 23 after 300 kilometers of flight, was bound...
17 September 2014 18:46
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has described pro-independence moves such as those in Scotland and in Spain’s Catalonia region as a “torpedo” against Europe’s integration.
Rajoy made the statements on Wednesday, a day ahead of the Scottish Independence referendum.
"These processes are a torpedo to the waterline of the European spirit, because Europe has been built to integrate states, not to fragment...
17 September 2014 11:55
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham deplored the US-led Anti-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) coalition as an illegal and hypocritical entity, and criticized the move for disrespecting global mechanisms and UN rules.
"From the perspective of the international law, the legal nature of the (anti-ISIL) coalition is seriously questionable as it has been formed outside the UN mechanisms,...
17 September 2014 11:52
The number of hungry people around the globe is alarming as one in nine of the world’s population still does not have enough to eat, says a report by the United Nations.
A report issued by three UN food and agriculture agencies said the number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million over the past decade. However, 805...
17 September 2014 11:49
Iraqi army is engaged in fierce fighting with the ISIL Takfiri militants north of the capital, Baghdad.
The Iraqi army, backed by local tribesmen and volunteer forces, has stepped up the campaign against the ISIL terrorists near the town of al-Dhuluiya, south of Samarra.
Al-Dhuluiya has been under ISIL siege for more than two months.
Earlier this week, the Iraqi military said that...
17 September 2014 11:48
An Afghan soldier has shot dead a trainer serving with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and injured another in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat.
Local authorities said on Tuesday that the incident took place at Camp Zafar in the provincial capital of Herat, located 650 kilometers (400 miles) west of Kabul, on Monday.
The incident happened when an Afghan army...
17 September 2014 11:46
Western media have a tendency to describe Iranian women as a population stripped of their basic human rights, and often accuse Iran of human rights violations because of the implementation of Islamic law in the country.
Nevertheless, millions of Iranian women go to university and work alongside men. Thousands of women are occupying managerial positions in government-run and private-sector companies, with...
17 September 2014 11:10
A senior Syrian official has questioned the participation of some countries supporting terrorism in a recent conference to discuss the threat of the ISIL terrorist group held in Paris.
Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi expressed astonishment over the participation of countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in the conference for combating terrorism.
“It’s illogical that countries involved in supporting...
17 September 2014 11:09
Palestinians fired a mortar round into the south of the Zionist entity Tuesday, without causing any casualties, the Terrorist israeli army said.
For the first time since Gaza war, a mortar shell fired from the Strip hit the settlement of Eshkol, an Israeli officer said.
"No damage or injuries reported," he added.
17 September 2014 11:08
Security sources reported that the Lebanese Army Intelligence arrested at Beirut International Airport an accused-of-terrorism Saudi national coming from Turkey.
The army intelligence also arrested three Syrians belonging to a terrorist organization on the international road in Iaat
17 September 2014 11:04
Iran has once again rapped the double standards vis-à-vis the campaign against terrorism, saying there are serious questions about the legitimacy of a US-led coalition to battle the Takfiri ISIL militants.
“The coalition has been formed outside the United Nations mechanisms,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday.
“The pronounced goals of this coalition in the fight against terrorism...
17 September 2014 11:03
Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties aimed at working out a solution to the lingering crisis in the North African country.
“Algeria welcomes any solution to the crisis proposed by the Libyans, and if the Libyans believe that Algeria, as a sister and neighboring country, could host... talks, then Algeria will not mind,” Algerian Foreign...
17 September 2014 11:02
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian troops in Iraq will not engage in combat operations in the crisis-hit country.
“If we have military advisers with the headquarters of Iraqi security forces and with Peshmerga forces, obviously they’ll be moving around with those unit headquarters, but the point I stress is that there is no intention for Australia to conduct independent...
17 September 2014 11:00
A senior Russian diplomat says the US aims to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by declaring the formation of a coalition that purports to confront the ISIL terrorist group. Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of New Challenges and Threats Ilya Rogachev further said that the US’s efforts to establish a new anti-terror coalition is an...
17 September 2014 10:56
A top Tehran official says the Yemeni government is responsible for the abduction of an Iranian diplomat last year.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Tuesday criticized the Yemeni government’s inaction on Nour Ahmad Nikbakht’s arrest, adding the kidnapped Iranian diplomat is now being held in a security prison of the Yemeni government....
17 September 2014 10:55
A court in the United States has charged a man from Rochester, New York with trying to recruit people for the ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria.
Federal agents arrested 30-year-old Mufid A. Elfeegh, a naturalized citizen from Yemen, in May after he tried to buy two handguns and two silencers.
Elfeegh planned to kill local Shia Muslims and American...
17 September 2014 10:54
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any final agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 over Tehran's nuclear energy program requires hard decisions.
Zarif on Wednesday expressed optimism over the clinching of a final nuclear deal with the six world powers, but stressed that it would require a lot of work and a lot of hard discussions.
17 September 2014 10:53
An independent autopsy proves that an African-American man, who was killed by Utah police, was shot several times from behind while he was running away.
Randall Edwards, a lawyer for the family of Darrien Hunt, says the autopsy shows he was shot six times all from behind.
Meanwhile, investigators have obtained a video footage from security cameras of a bank near...
17 September 2014 10:51
US-led anti-ISIL coalition ‘targeted against Syria’
A senior Russian diplomat says the US aims to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by declaring the formation of a coalition that purports to confront the ISIL terrorist group.
Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of New Challenges and Threats Ilya Rogachev further said that the US’s efforts to establish a new...
17 September 2014 10:49
Panasonic has debuted a hybrid smartphone-camera sporting the largest imaging sensor yet to feature on a smartphone.
The Photokina trade show in Cologne saw the company lifting the curtain off Lumix DMC-CM1, whose camera has been fitted with a 1 inch 20-megapixel sensor.
Probably monopolizing the attention of mobile photographers so far has been Samsung's Galaxy K Zoom, which the Panasonic...
17 September 2014 10:49
A Democratic congressman has said the United States could risk more attacks similar to the September 11, 2001 in the country if Congress does not act against ISIL.
"I understand that my colleagues are war weary. I'm war weary. I understand the American people are war weary," Rep. Eliot Engel of New York said on Tuesday.
"But I think doing nothing...
17 September 2014 10:48
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at certain countries for pursuing warmongering policies, stressing the importance of establishing peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
“Certain countries seek war and warmongering policies in the region and across the world, but peace and security will be sustainable in light of leaders and officials’ prudence,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with...
17 September 2014 10:47
At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and armed Salafi militiamen in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
A hospital medic, speaking on condition of anonymity, said nine soldiers were killed and 30 were wounded when militiamen made a new push to approach the civilian and military airport...
17 September 2014 9:04
IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari attended a press conference today and answered questions on the Western coalition against ISIL, Syria developments and Iran’s military power.
In regard to the Western coalition against ISIL, Mohammad Ali Jafari said, “as Iran’s Leader expressed yesterday, this coalition is more of a show. The US has finally felt threatened by expansion of this terrorist group...
17 September 2014 9:02
The Syrian army ambushed and killed dozens of Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists on Flita barrens in Qalamoun in Damacus countryside.
Meanwhile, the army destroyed the Siyassa bridge in a special operation carried out by elite forces and engineering units in Syria's eastern city of Deir Ez-zor, leaving all operating militants killed and injured, sources told Al-Manar on Monday.
The city has been...
17 September 2014 9:00
According to the New York Times, one of the biggest source of recruits for so-called "Daesh" extremists is neighboring Turkey, as Turkey has been "criticized at home and abroad for an open border policy in the early days of the Syrian ."
According to a New York Times article published on its website on Monday, "One of the biggest source of...
17 September 2014 8:58
US President Barack Obama recently delivered a national address outlining a four-point strategy to counter the threat posed by ISIL to the Middle East and beyond. Yet, given that ISIL was created by regional players acting under US auspices, we must ask what the real strategy behind this rhetoric emanating from POTUS about forming an international coalition to confront the...
17 September 2014 8:56
British lawmaker and Press TV host George Galloway known for his criticism of the Israeli regime has received a mail death threat at the houses of the UK parliament.
UK police are probing the death threat sent to Galloway at the parliament, noting that they have been informed about the delivery of a letter to the Palace of Westminster that said...
17 September 2014 8:54
The United Nations’ human rights office has urged Yemeni officials to probe the recent killing of protesters in the country’s capital, Sana’a.
On Tuesday, Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for an “independent, prompt and effective investigation” into the recent killing of 9 protesters in the capital.
“As Yemen faces various internal challenges, it is...
17 September 2014 8:53
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have warned that a lack of adequate funding for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip could lead to more violence between the Palestinians and the Israeli regime.
The World Bank said in a Tuesday statement that without immediate action “to revitalize the economy and improve the business climate, a return to violence...
17 September 2014 8:29
Palestinian lawyers have confirmed torture evidence after visiting prisoners detained during the Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Lawyers from the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) who gained access to four prisoners held at the Ashkelon prison, confirmed in a Sunday report on its website that the prisoners were beaten and shackled between two chairs for hours.
17 September 2014 8:28
Anti-war protesters in the US interrupted a Senate hearing on several occasions on Tuesday as the top military commanders were outlining military plans in Syria.
CodePink protesters were forced to leave the hearing as the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and other officials on President Obama's plan to destroy ISIL terrorists.
17 September 2014 8:27
Former US congressman Ron Paul has warned President Barack Obama against fighting the ISIL terrorist group, saying the intervention will end in the country’s bankruptcy.
He said he would “definitely not” vote to give Obama authority to wage war against the terror network.
In an interview with US News, Paul argued that fighting ISIL "will just hurt us and it will end...
17 September 2014 8:26
The Syrian army continues to destroy foreign backed militants’ hideouts in Ghouta east of the Syrian capital Damascus, Press TV reports.
Militant positions have been pounded by Syrian army's intensive air and ground attacks in various parts of eastern al-Ghouta, mainly in Jobar.
The Syrian’s army main command has two major goals in the region -- stopping militants from attacking Damascus and...