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16 January 2019 16:49

  Press TV anchor Marzieh Hashemi, who is an American national based in Iran, has been detained and jailed by US federal agents for unspecified reasons while on a visit to the country. Hashemi’s family members and media activists have launched a social media campaign with the hashtags #FreeMarziehHashemi and #Pray4MarziehHashemi in support of the detained journalist. While pursuing her case, the Iranian news...

16 January 2019 16:08

Iranian English-language television news network Press TV has released a statement with regard to the detention and imprisonment of its anchorwoman Marzieh Hashemi in the United States.The statement is as follows: PressTV would like to hereby express its strong protest at the recent apprehension and violent treatment of Ms. Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin in the United States, who is currently...

16 January 2019 15:53

Marzieh Hashemi, a journalist and anchor working for Iran’s English-language Press TV television news network, has been detained and imprisoned in the United States for unspecified reasons. American-born Hashemi, most famous for anchoring news programs and presenting shows for Press TV, was detained upon arrival at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday, her family and friends...

14 January 2019 12:57

US President Donald Trump has disregarded Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's advice that he should reopen the government for a limited period of time. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, offered the advice on Sunday in a bid to restart negotiations with Democrats amid doubts among the GOP over Trump’s possible emergency declaration. "Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option...

13 January 2019 17:13

An Emirati man has reportedly confined a number of Asian migrant workers inside in a bird cage, and forced them to declare support for the United Arab Emirates national football team, nicknamed The Whites, during the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup in order to be set free. A one-minute-long video, circulated online earlier this week, shows the UAE national, whose...

12 January 2019 18:55

Thousands of demonstrators have marched in cities across France in a new round of “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as authorities vowed zero tolerance for violence. At around 11:00 am (1000 GMT), thousands of protesters gathered near the Gare de Lyon train station for a march toward the Arc de Triomphe. “We’ve come to Paris to make ourselves heard, and...

6 January 2019 16:35

A record number of Americans have expressed their desire to leave the United States since Donald Trump became president. A Gallup poll published on Friday revealed that since Trump took office in 2017, record numbers of Americans, especially younger women, want to get out of America. For years the desire to get out of the US was fixed at around one in ten Americans; however, in...

3 January 2019 15:04

An activist has drawn an analogy between the Israeli and the Nazi regimes in their treatment of prisoners, saying that Tel Aviv's attempts to worsen the already dire conditions for Palestinian inmates provide proof that it is “a colonial settler state.” “This is another way you can tell in case you didn’t notice that Israel is a colonial settler state, totally alien...

3 January 2019 7:52

  The Israeli occupation forces at nightfall on Tuesday obstructed the access of a Red Crescent ambulance into Kafr Kaddum village in Qalqilya to treat wounded Palestinian protesters. The Red Crescent said in a statement that Israeli army patrols stopped the ambulance and detained paramedics before they seized their mobile phones for about half an hour and prevented them from treating injured...

31 December 2018 15:40

Bahrain's high court has upheld a five-year jail term against prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab despite calls from rights groups to release him. On February 21, a court in Bahrain sentenced the distinguished human rights activist to five years in prison over tweets deemed critical of the Manama regime and the deadly Saudi-led war against Yemen. "The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal...

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