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thousands rally against munich security conference

some 2000 demonstrators including protest group attac gathered in protest against what they claim is backdoor weapons dealing at the annual munich security conference.a planned attempt to form a symbolic human chain ...




presstv-iran, india commit to enhance ties

munawar zamanpress tv, new delhi iranian president hassan rouhani has wrapped up his three-day visit to india. on the last day of his trip president rouhani and india’s prime minister narendra modi discussed key areas of b...




presstv-kurds protest turkey’s afrin assault in rome

max civilipress tv, romekurds living in italy and italian citizens staged a protest against turkey’s assault on a kurdish regions of syria, in rome on saturday. kurds marched through the streets of the italian capital wavin...




presstv-indonesia buys 11 sukhoi su-35 jets from russia

indonesia has finalized a billion-dollar deal pertaining to the purchase of 11 sukhoi su-35 jets from russia.according to indonesian defense ministry spokesman totok sugiharto on saturday, the contract, worth a total $1.14 billion, was finalized by representatives from both countries in jakarta."two units of sukhoi jets will be delivered in august 2018," he added, noting that six more planes would be delivered 18 months after the contract becomes effective, and the remaining three would be delivered five months after that.  indonesia and russia entered into a memorandum of understanding over the exchange 11 russian-made sukhoi jets for key commodities, such as palm oil, coffee and tea, in august last year, in what indonesia said was an op...




presstv-trump blasted for receiving nra funds

a student from a florida high school where yet another us mass shooting left 17 people dead has blasted president donald trump and many lawmakers in the country for receiving money from the powerful lobby group national rifle association (nra), which fervently opposes gun control across the nation.“if the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, i’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the national rifle association,” said student emma gonzalez of marjory stohneman douglas high school during her speech at a major gun control rally in ft. lauderdale on saturday.“i a...




presstv-pentagon questions war 'progress' in afghanistan

a watchdog agency at the us defense department has raised new reservations about "progress" in the 16-year-old us-led war on afghanistan despite deployment of thousands of more troops to the war-ravaged country.according to pentagon's office of inspector general, the afghan government forces had not expanded its areas of control by the end of 2017, even as the us military added nearly 3,500 troops and escalated airstrikes against taliban militants across the country. ap reported friday.the government agency stated in its latest report released friday that it is too early to judge whether the war strategy announced by president donald trump in august would achieve its key objective of compelling the taliban terrorists to reconcile with the...




presstv-torch-bearing nazis march in bulgaria

despite international and domestic condemnation, hundreds of far-right extremists have taken part in a march honoring a pro-nazi general in bulgaria.the march, held in the bulgarian capital sofia on saturday, included a torchlight procession by black-clad people holding torches and the laying of wreaths at the former home of general hristo lukov, a leader of the pro-nazi union of bulgarian legions in the 1930s and 1940s.   members of several far-right groups from other european countries, such as germany, sweden, hungary and estonia also took part in the march, describing lukov as a "bulgarian war hero."the procession was initially banned by the city's municipality, but a court overturned its blocking to the dismay of sofia's mayor ...




presstv-iran, india sign major agreements

this handout photo taken on february 17, 2018 and released by the indian press information bureau (pib) shows indian prime minister narendra modi and the iranian president hassan rouhani releasing the commemorative stamp celebrating india-iran relations at ...




presstv-debate: trump-russia inquiry

russia's foreign minister slams the u.s. for accusing russian nationals and companies of meddling in america's 2016 presidential election dismissing the indictments as “blather”. this as donald trump's national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, said that the federal indictments showed the u.s. was becoming “more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion.”in this e...




presstv-'mcmaster's remarks part of us iranophobic agenda'

us national security adviser h. r. mcmaster's recent remarks in munich are a threat issued to other countries and against iran's nuclear deal, says tehran.  while addressing the 54th munich security conference on saturday, mcmaster called on us allies to halt trade with iran over its alleged meddling in regional affairs, a baseless claim which the islamic republic has denied on multiple occasions.following mcmaster's remarks, iranian foreign ministry spokesman bahram qassemi stressed that they were all part of the us' failing iranophobic policies."the repeating of such remarks shows the continuity of the their pointless iranophobic policies," which are aimed at preventing iran from fully utilizing the benefits of the nuclear deal, know...




presstv-torch-baring nazis march in bulgaria

despite international and domestic condemnation, hundreds of far-right extremists have taken part in a march honoring a pro-nazi general in bulgaria.the march, held in the bulgarian capital sofia on saturday, included a torchlight procession by black-clad people holding torches and the laying of wreaths at the former home of general hristo lukov, a leader of the pro-nazi union of bulgarian legions in the 1930s and 1940s.   members of several far-right groups from other european countries, such as germany, sweden, hungary and estonia also took part in the march, describing lukov as a "bulgarian war hero."the procession was initially banned by the city's municipality, but a court overturned its blocking to the dismay of sofia's mayor ...




presstv-bernie silent on russia ‘support’ for him

us independent senator bernie sanders has remained silent towards allegations by special counsel robert mueller about moscow’s support for him ahead of the 2016 presidential election.the vermont lawmaker released a statement to announce stance in the wake of mueller’s friday revelations coming from months of investigation into ties between russia and us president donald trump during his 2016 campaign.according to mueller’s indictment, the russians “primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about [then-democratic candidate] hillary clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as ted cruz and marco rubio, and to support bernie sanders and then-candidate donald trump.”in this afp file photo taken on march 31, 2017 former...




presstv-us using 'large sticks' against n korea: tillerson

us secretary of state rex tillerson has said that the united states is using "large sticks" instead of carrots to convince north korea to give up nuclear weapons."we're not using a carrot to convince them to talk. we're using large sticks. and that is what they need to understand," tillerson said in an interview with cbs news which will be broadcast on sunday.tillerson added that the pressure from the us-led economic sanctions is "having its bite on north korea,” and it will bring the country to the table for multilateral negotiations.tensions are running high between washington and pyongyang over north korea's missile and nuclear programs.the donald trump administration claims it prefers a diplomatic solution to the crisis, but it als...




presstv-‘afghanistan is not safe,’ protesters plea to security council

hundreds of protesters have gathered in munich, germany, to protest against the 54th munich security council (msc) being held in the bavarian capital from february 16 to...




presstv-‘syrian army foils infiltration attempt by terrorists’

the syrian army has reportedly thwarted an attempt by a "terrorist group" to infiltrate the talkalakh district of the central province of homs from neighboring lebanon, killing a member of the group.the official syrian arab news agency (sana) reported on saturday that the border guards clashed with a terrorist group near the village of m’arbo in talkalakh western countryside as they were attempting to sneak into the country via an unofficial border crossing from the lebanese territory."the clashes ended with the killing of a member of the terrorist group, and the...




presstv-‘time world stood up against israel’s atrocities’

an analyst believes the international community is being “hypocritical” over palestine, adding that it has failed to denounce israeli atrocities against palestinians.“we do not see nikki haley, us ambassador to the un sitting at the un crying for palestinian children, the international community has taken a very hypocritical stance, we only hear about taking action when it comes to a country or nation that the united states or nato wants to topple or wants to change the president or leader of that country or policies of that country. we never hear about the apartheid system that we in the west have ...




presstv-brazil to create public security ministry

brazilian president michel temer has announced a plan to set up a ministry in his government to deal with public security.temer told the media on sunday that the plans are meant to coordinate efforts for battling violent crimes across brazil.“we must join forces to combat crime,” said temer in rio de janeiro after discussing with local authorities a decree that has placed the military in charge of the state's security operations.the brazilian leader, who has suffered fierce criticisms about the inability of his administration to contain rampant crime, said the new ministry would be established in the next few weeks. temer gave no further details but reports said the brazilian congress would approve the initiative next week.during his t...




presstv-watch press tv news headlines

here is a brief look at press tv newsroom's headlines from 09:00 gmt to 17:00 gmt, february 17, 2017.iran-india tiesiranian president hassan rouhani says iran and india are prepared to expand and deepen bilateral ties and boost cooperation in different areas. rouhani was speaking during a joint presser with indian prime minister narendra modi in new delhi. the iranian president also said that the two countries were resolved to fight extremism in the region through exchange of information and experiences. the indian premier, for his part, hailed the growing trade and commercial ties between tehran and new delhi, adding that the joint project at the southeastern iranian port of chabahar was among the topics discussed on saturday. earlier, iran...




presstv-ex-cia chief admits us meddling in foreign elections

following the us indictment of over a dozen russian nationals for allegedly interfering with the us 2016 election—which moscow calls as absurd—a former cia director has admitted that washington meddles in other countries’ elections.former director of the central intelligence agency james woolsey told fox news on friday that the united states interferes in other countries elections “only for a very good cause in the interests of democracy.”woolsey, who served as cia director under former president bill clinton, however, claimed that the interference “was for the good of the system in order to avoid communists taking over.”he made the acknowledgement at the same day the us justice department's special counsel robert mueller...




presstv-funeral held for palestinian martyrs as israel returns bodies

mona kandilpress tv, ramallahisraeli authorities handed the bodies of two palestinians killed for an alleged attack against the israeli settlers to their families. immediate funerals were...