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  Last Update:  22 April 2014 16:05  GMT                                      Volume. 11968

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Iran cautions against extra-regional military presence in Caspian Sea

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has cautioned against the military presence of any non-littoral states in the Caspian Sea.Zarif...

Tehran keen to expand ties with Sarajevo

Political Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Islamic Republic is keen to expand its relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina.“The level of...

Venezuelan FM to visit Tehran in May

Political Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Elias Jaua is scheduled to pay a visit to Tehran in late May to discuss bilateral relations between Tehran and...

Expansion of Iran-Saudi Arabia ties can boost relations between Islamic countries: Rafsanjani

Political Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – The chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council has highlighted the need to expand Iran-Saudi Arabia ties in order to promote relations between all...

Govt. obliged to pay cash subsidy only to the poor: VP

Political Desk - Monday, 21 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari said on Monday that according to a parliamentary ratification, the...

12km section of Tehran Metro inaugurated

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – The second section of Line 3 of the Tehran Metro, with a length of 12 kilometers, was inaugurated on Tuesday.The project cost 20 trillion rials (about $800...

Turkey to boost electricity imports from Iran: energy minister

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – Turkey will import more electricity from Iran because its hydro power capacity is low due to lack of rain, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources...

IRIB will lift ban on “Ancient Land” after modification: official

Art Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN -- The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) will lift the ban on “Ancient Land” after some modifications are made to the docudrama, IRIB Deputy...


Pottery, calligraphic paintings on display at Saba Institute

Art Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN -- Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute is currently hosting an exhibition of pottery and calligraphic paintings by two artists from Tabriz in the...


Iran beats S. Africa’s Moroka Swallows 5-0 in friendly

Sports Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEHRAN – The Iranian national football team crushed the South African premiership club Moroka Swallows 5-0 in a friendly match in Johannesburg, South Africa on...

Iran to play Mozambique on May 2

Sport Desk - Monday, 21 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran and Mozambique friendly match will be held on May 2, five days sooner than scheduled. The friendly was originally scheduled for May 7 in South...

Syrian opposition is a movement of clubs, squares, and festivals: Maliki

staff & agencies - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Monday that the so-called Syrian coalition opposition has no real presence on the...

Israel uses 'excessive force' against Palestinians: Amnesty International

International Desk - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Illegal use of excessive and lethal force by Israel raises dangerous concerns, a letter sent by Amnesty International to the...