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  Last Update:  20 April 2014 16:23  GMT                                      Volume. 11966

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Iranian Army unveils new defense achievements

TEHRAN – New defense achievements of the Iranian Army were unveiled during a ceremony held in Tehran on Sunday. The Moharram machine gun, a smart...

Progress impossible without contribution of women: Rouhani

Political Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country will not achieve progress unless due attention is given to women, though he acknowledged...

Sanctions on Iran was a wrong policy: Swiss MP

Political Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Imposing sanctions against Iran was a wrong policy and contrary to Switzerland’s “moderate” foreign policy, a member of the Swiss National...

Iranian Army unveils new defense achievements

Political Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – New defense achievements of the Iranian Army were unveiled during a ceremony held in Tehran on Sunday. The Moharram machine gun, a smart...

Iranians soldiers are killed to prevent drug shipment to Europe: Judiciary chief

Political Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani said on Sunday that Iranian soldiers die in the fight against drug traffickers in order to prevent...

Iran’s annual crude steel output rises 9%

Economic Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran’s crude steel output rose 9 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1392, which ended on March 20, 2014, compared to the year before. Iran produced...

‘Unemployment has reached a critical level in Iran’

Economic Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – The unemployment rate in Iran has reached a critical level, Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said. He criticized the administration of...

Artists to express ‘what’s on their minds’ in video art project

Art Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Seven artists will be holding a series of video installations entitled “What’s on Your Mind?” at Tehran’s Aryana Gallery from April 25 to May 1. Reza...


Tehran Book City Institute to host weeklong commemoration of Tolstoy

Art Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN -- The Russian novelist and social critic Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828–1910) will be commemorated during a weeklong program at Tehran’s Book City Institute...


Khakban named coach of Iran youth water polo team

Sport Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

TEHRAN – Danial Khakban was named as Iran youth water polo coach on Sunday. He will lead the Iranian team in the 2nd FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter congratulates Foolad

Sport Desk - Sunday, 20 April 2014

FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter has congratulated Foold football for winning the Iranian league title. On April 11, Foolad won the Iran Professional League (IPL)...

Abdullah widens lead in Afghan election but short of majority

By staff & agencies - Sunday, 20 April 2014

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the race to become Afghanistan's next president, according to the latest...

Assad visits recaptured Christian town of Maaloula

By staff & agencies - Sunday, 20 April 2014

President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media...