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Houthis commemorate Ashoura in Yemen

Shia Muslim Houthis have commemorated Ashura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH) in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, Press TV report.

Thousands of Shia Houthis gathered in an indoor stadium in Sana’a on Tuesday to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the lunar month of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia imam.

“We should always remember the principles which Imam Hussein sacrificed his life for. Imam Hussein and his companions stood firmly against all the oppressors and their plots,” said Ali Jadban, a Houthi loyalist, in an address to the massive gathering of mourners in Sana’a. Continue reading Houthis commemorate Ashoura in Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis take city south of capital

by Ahmad Al-Haj, The Associated Press (reprinted by The Daily Star)

ADEN: Yemen’s powerful Shiite rebels who are in control of the capital swept a central city south of the capital Wednesday, after repelling Al-Qaeda militants in nearly two-weeks of deadly battles, officials said. Continue reading Yemen’s Houthis take city south of capital

Venezuela Announces Another Increase to Minimum Wage

President Nicolas Maduro announced that a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage will take effect in December.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage Monday, saying the measure will come into force from December this year.

The Venezuelan leader also announced an increase of 0.5 to 0.75 percent in the value of the food allowances given to employees by their employer. Continue reading Venezuela Announces Another Increase to Minimum Wage

ISIS Backpedalling at Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields; Syrian Arab Army on the Offensive

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

After 5 days of heavy firefights at the Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) have countered the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) offensive in east Homs, recapturing lost territory and killing scores of militants during the fierce clashes. Earlier today, the SAA recaptured the Hayyan Gas Fields, securing the area and forcing the ISIS militants to retreat further north. Continue reading ISIS Backpedalling at Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields; Syrian Arab Army on the Offensive

President of Chechnya: U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies luring Chechen youths to join terrorists in Syria

Moscow, SANA – President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov on Sunday evening met Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in the Chechen capital Grozny.

During the meeting, Kadyrov said that U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies are luring Checehn youths to join terrorist organizations in Syria and take part in shedding Syrian blood, asserting that he’s keeping up with what is happening in Syria and the crimes committed by terrorists in it. Continue reading President of Chechnya: U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies luring Chechen youths to join terrorists in Syria

Yemeni Houthis push out militants from Jabal Ras

Houthi movement’s Ansarullah revolutionaries have succeeded in taking control of the Jabal Ras area in western Yemen, making fresh gains against al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

The Houthis pushed out the militants from Jabal Ras in the Yemeni Province of Al-Hudaydah on Monday. Continue reading Yemeni Houthis push out militants from Jabal Ras

Iran: ISIS Is a product of Mossad

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the western countries and their regional allies for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a protégé of Israel’s spy agency in the region.

“The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group is a product Israel’s Mossad and it aims to tarnish the image of Islam,” Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday. Continue reading Iran: ISIS Is a product of Mossad

Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

by Scott Kaufman, The Raw Story

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) paid a former Federal Bureau of Investigations agent $157,000 to direct security last year, but critics contend that the system he implemented is designed to monitor the social media activity of black students, according to AL.com.

Chris McRae, the agent in question, was brought in to oversee the Students Against Fear (SAFe) program, which works by allowing students and teachers to provide anonymous tips to security personnel, who then scour social media sites like Facebook to determine the credibility of the threat. Continue reading Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

US-Zionist-Backed Opposition Forces Face Their Biggest Loss in the Dara’a Governorate

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

Yesterday, the SAA’s 5th Division launched a surprise attack on the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF), overrunning their positions and creating panic within the rebel ranks. Continue reading US-Zionist-Backed Opposition Forces Face Their Biggest Loss in the Dara’a Governorate