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‘US sanctions against Iran outrageous’

The new round of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran is “outrageous” while talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program continue between the Islamic Republic and six world powers, an analyst tells Press TV. “Well, certainly this is…an insult to Iran at the very time that negotiations were going on, when there was an agreement to extend the talks and no further sanctions until the end of November and ... Read More »

US politicians, media lying about 9/11

Research shows that US politicians and mainstream media are not telling the truth about who planned and executed the “false flag” operation of September 11, 2001 in New York City, a US politician and former vice presidential candidate tells Press TV. “Every researcher that has looked into 9/11 knows that what the media and what the politicians are saying is not only unlikely but impossible,” said Art Olivier, the former ... Read More »

Israel a US ‘nuclear base’ in Mideast

US government has positioned the “rogue” regime of Israel as a “nuclear base” in the Middle East, which has resulted in the “destabilization” and “instability” of countries in the region, an anti-war activist in Maine.  “Clearly, the United States has always viewed Israel as its nuclear base in the region, a place where destabilization of other countries has happened,” said Bruce Gagnon, the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons ... Read More »

Britons use ‘dead drop’ to join ISIL

British militants reportedly use the “dead letter box” system, a sophisticated method of espionage, to join ISIL Takfiris in the conflict zones in Syria and Iraq. Media outlets have quoted Turkish authorities as saying that the terrorist group’s handlers use the method to help militants smuggle their ways into Syria and Iraq, where the group is currently wrecking havoc. The silent email addresses never send messages but contain instructions in ... Read More »

13 Iraqis killed in separate blasts

At least 13 Iraqi people have lost their lives in two separate explosions in the city of Ramadi. According to Iraqi security forces and medics on Sunday, one of the deadly incidents took place after an explosives-laden vehicle detonated near Iraqi special forces’ base in the city. The second explosion hit a joint special force and police checkpoint in the city, located about 110 kilometers west of Baghdad. Reports say ... Read More »

11 Yemeni soldiers killed by militants

At least 11 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and 17 others injured by suspected al-Qaeda militants in three separate attacks in the southern part of the country. According to Yemeni military sources on Sunday, the soldiers were killed in shootings and bombings that targeted the army. In one of the attacks, the militants rammed an explosives-laden bus into an army post in the town of Maifaa in the province of ... Read More »

Syria president swears in new cabinet

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sworn in his new government, emphasizing on security and reconstruction as the country’s top priorities. The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet, appointed earlier this week, was held in the capital, Damascus, on Sunday. Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi heads the new cabinet, which consists of 11 new ministers, while other ministerial posts, including the foreign and defense ministers, remain unchanged. During the ceremony, Assad ... Read More »

France nabs Takfiri recruiter in Nice

France has arrested a man suspected of recruiting European forces for Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government, the French Interior Ministry says. The 22-year-old man was taken into custody after his arrest at the Nice airport on Saturday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement on Sunday. The man was accused of paying a 16-year-old girl to fly to Turkey so as to cross the border into ... Read More »

Ferguson protesters seeking change

Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms.The death of Michael Brown and the aggressive police response to the demonstrations that followed have sparked a national conversation about race and law enforcement. Now that much of the national media has moved on — a point ... Read More »

Houthi leader criticizes Yemeni govt.

A leader of Shia Houthi fighters in Yemen has criticized the Yemeni government for seeking to keep the status quo in the country that has plunged people into poverty. On Sunday, Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said the Yemeni people have the right to stand up for their legitimate demands. He further noted that Yemenis from all walks of life are against the government’s “unjust policies and will not keep silent”. ... Read More »