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  Last Update:  20 August 2014 16:56  GMT                                      Volume. 12063

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Iranian parliament votes to dismiss science minister

TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament voted to dismiss Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji-Dana during an open session on Wednesday. Of...

Iran defends people’s rights in interaction with outside world: Rouhani

Political Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has said that his administration will defend the rights of the Iranian people in its relations and interactions with...

‘Tehran will welcome cooperation with S. Arabia to solve regional crises’

Political Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said Iran, along with other regional countries, is ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to resolve crises in...

Iran says sees no need to cooperate with UK, U.S. in fight against terrorists in Iraq

Political Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has said that Iran sees no need to cooperate with the U.S....

Iranian parliament votes to dismiss science minister

Political Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament voted to dismiss Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji-Dana during an open session on Wednesday. Of...

Russia steps up economic collaboration with Iran

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Russia and Iran are expected to sign new trade deals in September, and that has some experts attempting to model the impact of greater economic collaboration on the...

Inflation projected to fall below 20% by March 2015: Rouhani

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN – The inflation rate in Iran is projected to fall below 20 percent by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, President Hassan Rouhani announced on...

Painting by Gizella Varga Sinaii goes from canvas to mobile screen

Art Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN -- Tehran-based Hungarian painter Gizella Varga Sinaii, who is the wife of prominent Iranian filmmaker Khosro Sinaii, has directed a short mobile film about a...


Iranian celebs ask UN to stop Israeli crimes in Gaza

Art Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

TEHRAN – A large number of Iranian actors, sportsmen, officials and students gathered in front of the United Nations Office in Tehran on Tuesday to once again ask the...


Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh wins gold in Youth Olympic Games

Sports Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin claimed the gold medal at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on Wednesday. The 16-year-old athlete won Iran’s third...

Iran defeats Australia in Asian Men's Cup Volleyball Championship

Sports Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Iran volleyball team beat Australia 3-1 (25–13, 28–30, 25–23, 25–20) in the in the 4th AVC Cup for Men on Wednesday. Iran opened the competitions with a difficult...

Austria detains 9 suspected of seeking to join Syrian terrorists

By staff & agencies - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Nine people suspected of intending to join terrorists fighting the government in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna...

19 killed in latest Israeli assault on Gaza

By staff & agencies - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas' military leader, Mohammad Deif, the group said, calling...