23 November 2014 11:16
Egyptian authorities are to finish the demolition of houses in the buffer zone along its border with the Gaza Strip; pls48.net reported an Egyptian official in northern Sinai saying yesterday.
Earlier, the Egyptian armed forces announced they would double the buffer zone to one kilometre. Experts said that an empty zone would extend up to five kilometres.
The official source said...
23 November 2014 11:13
The finals of the 11th World Robot Olympiad Russia 2014kicked off on Saturday in the Russian city of Sochi with the participation of Syria.
Muhib al-Neqri, head of the Syrian team participating in the event, told SANA’s correspondent in Moscow that the team is participating in two categories: the Junior High age group and the Senior High age group, with each...
23 November 2014 11:11
A senior member of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) said on Sunday that formation of the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) was a result of the hegemonic policies of big powers, such as the US, the UK and France, to defy Iran.
Addressing a local gathering here, Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi added that according...
23 November 2014 11:10
Hamas on Saturday slammed the accusations leveled against the Qassam Brigades as malevolent attempts aimed at defaming the Palestinian resistance.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum denounced an Egyptian lawsuit that seeks to ban and designate the Ezzeddin Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, as a terrorist organization.
"The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters' decision to accept a lawsuit that calls for banning Hamas's...
23 November 2014 11:07
Protesters at a dozens-strong rally in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, have called for the release of “revolutionaries” incarcerated under the country’s former regime.
According to Press TV, the Saturday protest took place in the capital’s al-Taghyeer Square, with protesters demanding the release of five inmates held in Yemen's central prison, and 19 others kept in another prison in the northwestern Hajjah...
23 November 2014 11:06
Senior Hamas Leader Dr. Ahmed Yousef hailed the recent attacks carried out by Palestinian resistance fighters and civilians in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, describing them as “natural retorts” to Israel’s terrorism.
“Such spur-of-the-moment retaliation-attacks reflected the will of Palestinians and Muslims in the West Bank,” he said. “The responses came as notices to the Israeli occupation. Each and every...
23 November 2014 11:02
Senior Hamas leader, Dr. Ahmed Yousef, said in an exclusive interview with the PIC that a projected “third intifada” (uprising), religious at heart, is expected to burst out in the face of the Israeli occupation.
“There is no doubt that such an unprecedented upsurge in the rate of anti-Israeli occupation demos and protests against settler vandalism are all forerunners of a...
23 November 2014 10:57
A round of assaults, carried out Saturday evening by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settler gangs across the West Bank, culminated in injuries and arrests among a number of Palestinian civilians.
A PIC correspondent quoted local sources in the West Bank city of al-Khalil as reporting that two Palestinian youths sustained critical wounds and were rushed to a hospital after...
23 November 2014 10:55
A leading Labour MP has claimed that 2,000 Britons have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight for ISIL and other terrorist organisations.
Khalid Mahmood, MP for the Birmingham constituency, claimed that official figures on the numbers of British terrorists is grossly underestimating the size of the problem.
UK security officials believe in the region of 500 men have travelled to Iraq...
23 November 2014 10:53
Bahrain’s main opposition party has censured the country’s recent legislative vote, saying the regime forced security personnel to vote.
Bahrain’s al-Wefaq Party Secretary General Ali Salman made the comments at a press conference held by the National Democratic Opposition Parties on Saturday.
“The turnout was no more than 30 percent and 80 percent of the voters were military and government personnel in...
23 November 2014 10:52
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi underlined the country's readiness to send weapons and equipment to Iraq to help its neighbor in campaign on terrorism.
"Since security of our country and Iraq is interwoven and we couldn’t remain indifferent to the cruelty against them, our skilled people and a number of brave Iranian commanders went...
23 November 2014 10:51
The commander of the Iranian Navy says a new domestically-manufactured submarine and a home-made destroyer will soon join the country's naval fleet.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said at a press conference on Saturday that Iran will soon unveil Fateh (Conqueror) submarine and Damavand destroyer.
Sayyari added that two newly-overhauled SH combat helicopters and an anti-surface AB212 helicopter will also join the Iranian...
23 November 2014 10:50
A political commentator says the United States has been adopting a policy of deception and hypocrisy against the Iranian nation.
Foad Izadi, a professor at the University of Tehran, said in an interview with Press TV that Washington and its allies were exercising a policy of “double stand” against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
23 November 2014 10:48
North Korea has warned supporters of the latest UN resolution on Pyongyang’s human rights record of “catastrophic consequences.”
The reaction came after the UN adopted a text asking the Security Council to refer North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un to the International Criminal Court over “crimes against humanity.”
The country’s National Defense Commission (NDC), chaired by Kim, said Sunday the bill amounted to...
23 November 2014 10:46
In the face of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian man has built a house using natural materials.
Mishref al-Irr, a displaced Palestinian man from the city of Jabalia, about four kilometers (2.5 miles) north of Gaza City, with the assistance of Imad al-Khalidi, a Palestinian architect, has constructed the house using local resources instead of waiting for...
23 November 2014 10:45
Syrian refugees, who have fled the crisis in their country to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, have spoken about their plight as the cold season draws close, Press TV reports.
According to reports, around 250,000 million Syrians have taken refuge in Iraq’s Kurdistan and are in need of more help in the face of decreasing temperatures and heavy rains.
“Winter in Iraqi Kurdistan...
23 November 2014 10:43
Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers continue to suffer from “big gaps” on the eve of the deadline for the negotiations to yield an agreement, officials say.
Monday marks the deadline for the conclusion of a comprehensive accord closing up the differences between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany -- over the...
23 November 2014 10:42
Dozens of people have been wounded in a strong earthquake that hit a mountainous area in central Japan.
The 6.2-magnitude temblor struck near Nagano city, northwest of Tokyo, at 10:08 p.m. local time (1308 GMT) late Saturday with its epicenter at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Japan Meteorological Agency, however, measured the quake at magnitude...
23 November 2014 10:41
At least sixty German nationals who have jointed the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have been killed in Syria and Iraq, says an official.
An estimated 60 of the German terrorists “have to date been killed or committed suicide,” the president of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen, told Welt am Sonntag (World on Sunday) newspaper.
23 November 2014 10:39
The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 70 people in a village in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, local sources say.
The kidnappings took place in a village near the town of Sinjar, with sources saying that the Takfiri militants seized tribesmen’s vehicles and weapons to prevent possible attacks on their strongholds.
Earlier, militants with the ISIL killed at least 25...