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  Last Update:  20 August 2014 15:05  GMT                                      Volume. 12062

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Amos calls impact of terrorist acts on Iraqis, Syrians ‘horrific’

TEHRAN -- United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos says stopping the funding and financing...

Tehran voices concern over violence against blacks in U.S.

Tehran Times - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – An Iranian Foreign Ministry official on Tuesday voiced concern over the use of violence against blacks in the United States. “Targeted...

Iran considers issue of detonators closed: official

Political Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency has said that the Islamic Republic believes that the issue of Iran’s development...

UN cooperation essential to send aid to Gaza, Iran says

Political Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN - A top Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said cooperation by the UN is essential to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, highlighting...

Iranian MPs announce support for Leader’s foreign policy guidelines

Political Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian MPs issued a statement on Tuesday expressing their support for the guidelines set by the Supreme Leader in foreign policy areas. ...

Iran will not stop Turkmen natural gas imports: official

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN - Iran will not stop importing natural gas from Turkmenistan, National Iranian Gas Company's Managing Director Hamidreza Araqi said on Tuesday. By importing...

Iran plans to improve efficiency of power plants

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iran has prepared a plan which could increase the efficiency of its power plants to 45 percent from the current 38 percent by 2025. The plan envisages the...

Poet Simin Behbahani dies at 87

Culture Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN -- Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, who is mostly known for the new rhymes she innovated in modern Persian ghazal (ode), died from heart failure at Tehran’s Pars...


Iran invited to art expos in Brussels

Art Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – Belgian Center for Fine Arts (Bozar) Artistic Director Paul Dujardin met with Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Deputy Director for...


Sepahan loses to Naft in IPL, Esteghlal wins

Sports Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iran Professional League (IPL) leader Sepahan lost to Naft 3-0 here on Tuesday. Naft Brazilian defender Leandro Padovani was on target in the 33rd...

La Liga side Rayo Vallecano shows interest in Iran midfielder

Sports Desk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Iranian international Masoud Shojaei has been linked with a move to La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, according to Spanish newspaper El Periodico de Aragon. Masoud has...

31 arrested as racial unrest in Missouri rages on

staff & agencies - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

U.S. police said early on Tuesday they arrested 31 people, including a journalist, during another night of racially charged...

Iraqi forces battle to drive terrorists from Tikrit

staff & agencies - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Iraqi forces launched an offensive Tuesday to drive Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists out of Tikrit,...