Palestinian Begin Mass Hunger Strike in Support of Prisoners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Members of the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad in the besieged Gaza Strip have gone on a mass hunger strike to show support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been refusing to eat for nearly two weeks.
Belgrade Recalls Envoy from Paris over Ex-Kosovo PM Extradition Case
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A French appeals court on Thursday refused a Serbian request to extradite former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj to face war crimes charges, prompting Belgrade to recall its ambassador from Paris.
Jailed Bahraini Activist on Hunger Strike
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A prominent Bahraini activist jailed for life for his role in anti-regime protests has been on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the treatment of prisoners, campaigners said Thursday.
Saudi Ammunition Depot Hit by Yemeni Army’s Missiles
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A military ammunition depot of the Saudi-led coalition forces was set ablaze following a missile attack by Yemen’s army and Popular Committees, the defense ministry of the Arabian Peninsula country announced.
US Not to Immediately Exit NAFTA, Trump Tells Canada, Mexico
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump told the leaders of NAFTA (The North American Free Trade Agreement) partners Canada and Mexico that the United States will not immediately move to exit the regional free trade agreement.
Bangladesh to Build Hundreds of Mosques with Saudi Cash
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost US$1 billion (S$1.39 billion) from Saudi Arabia, an official said Wednesday, worrying minorities who fear they could be used to spread Wahhabism.
Large Explosion Hits Damascus Airport, Injures 2
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – A huge explosion at an arms depot near Damascus airport left two people injured.
Iraqi Popular Forces Advance in Rebel-Held Areas South of Mosul
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, managed to advance on the southern outskirts of the embattled city of Mosul, liberating several areas from the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group.
Mosul Businesses Start Reconstruction Without Waiting for Final Daesh Defeat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Some businessmen in Mosul have begun rebuilding their shattered premises without waiting for financial support from the Iraqi government or for the final defeat of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) in the city.
Syrian Clean-Up Operations against Daesh Terrorists Underway near Palmyra (+Photos)
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – The Syrian army backed by allied forces managed to advance in areas held by the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terror group near Palmyra as part of a massive operation to liberate a strategic road linking the ancient city to the capital, Damascus.
Russia Says US Airstrike on Syria Damages Peace Process
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the airstrike that the United States launched at a Syrian military base earlier this month damaged the prospects of a political settlement for the war-torn country.
Marine Le Pen Adviser Found Guilty of Inciting Hatred against Muslims
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A key adviser to France’s ultra-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has been found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims.
Death Toll in Turkish Raids on Syria Kurds Hits 28: Activists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The toll in Turkish air raids on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria rose to 28 killed, activists said Wednesday, a day after Ankara said it had targeted "terrorist havens" near its border.
Macron's Campaign Team Confirms Cyberattacks, Says No Data Stolen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team Wednesday confirmed it had been the target of at least five advanced cyber-attack operations since January, which it said had failed to compromise any campaign data.
Yemeni Forces Fire Two Homegrown Missiles at Saudi Troops in Jizan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen’s army and Popular Committees targeted gatherings of Saudi troops in Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia with two homegrown ballistic missiles dubbed “Zelzal-2” in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, sources said.
Yemen Aid Conference Draws $1.1bln in Pledges
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the UN secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed over 10,000 civilians.
Trump Not to Dare Start War on North Korea: Russian Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Russia-based author and political analyst said Washington is trying to make use of "scare and oppress" policy in the face of North Korea, stressing that US President Donald Trump "would not dare" start an offensive against Pyongyang.
Bahraini Regime Revokes Citizenship of 36 on Political Grounds
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Manama regime, in yet another attempt to silence voices of dissent, stripped 36 citizens of their nationality on political grounds.
Afghan Official: Taliban Kill 8 Police in Northern Province
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan Hopes All Parties to Syrian Conflict to Attend Astana Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Kazakh Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it expects all parties involved in the ongoing Syrian crisis would take part in the next round of peace talks on Syria in Astana.