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  • Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit 2018-08-11 20:46

    Zarif in Kazakhstan for Caspian Sea summit

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday announced that the foreign ministers of the five Caspian Sea littoral states, including Iran, are scheduled to take part in the fifth Caspian Sea summit in Kazakhstan on Sunday to adopt a convention on its legal status, IRIB reported.

  • قربانعلی تاری 2018-08-11 19:44

    Iran’s first goalkeeper Taari passes away

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team first goalkeeper Ghorban Ali Taari passed away at the age of 93 on Friday.

  • Iran u18 basketball 2018-08-11 18:39

    Iran 6th at FIBA U18 Asian Championship

    TEHRAN – Iran lost to Japan 60-58 on Saturday in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship classification game and finished in 6th place.

  • Guardian Council backs anti-money laundering move 2018-08-11 18:28

    Guardian Council backs anti-money laundering move

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council has approved measures passed by parliament on combating the financing of terrorism, according to the council’s spokesman.

  • Tehran refinery oil leak contaminates groundwater resources 2018-08-11 17:46

    Tehran refinery oil leak contaminates groundwater resources

    TEHRAN — Oil leak from Tondgouyan refinery, southern Tehran, to nearby groundwater resources used for irrigation has contaminated the water and caused it to become unsafe and unfit for human use.

  • $65m allotted to address social vulnerability among students 2018-08-11 17:45

    $65m allotted to address social vulnerability among students

    TEHRAN — The social affairs organization, affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, has allotted some 270 billion rials (nearly $65 million) to address social vulnerabilities among students, the organization’s director has said.

  • IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies 2018-08-11 17:45

    IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies

    TEHRAN — Helal Iran Medical Devices Company affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society has succeeded in producing homegrown equipment and supplies for dialysis patients, Farzad Salaraddini, Helal Iran Medical Devices Company CEO said on Friday.

  • Wildfire contained in Miankaleh peninsula 2018-08-11 17:38

    Wildfire contained in Miankaleh peninsula

    TEHRAN — Wildfire which erupted on Friday night in Miankaleh peninsula, northern province of Mazandaran, was contained on Saturday morning, the province’s chief of department of environment said.

  • IRGC 2018-08-11 17:31

    IRGC kills 10 militants in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has succeeded to smash a terrorist cell in Oshnavieh, the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing at least 10 militants, Tasnim reported on Saturday.

  • Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves 2018-08-11 17:30

    Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves

    TEHRAN — Kopet Dag in Shirvan county, northeastern North Khorasan province, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves, North Khorasan provincial chief of department of environment has said.

  • “Limit” 2018-08-11 17:13

    “Limit” named best at U.S. festival

    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Javad Darai’s acclaimed short film “Limit” won the Best Foreign Student Award at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, the organizers announced last year.

  • “Twenty-one Days Later” 2018-08-11 17:13

    Canadian festival picks films from Iran

    TEHRAN – The Regina International Film Festival and Awards has picked a lineup of Iranian films and animated movies to compete in different sections of the festival running from August 15 to 18 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Ali Rafiei 2018-08-11 17:12

    Hafez Awards to honor Ali Rafiei

    TEHRAN -- The 18th edition of the Hafez Awards, Iran’s first and only private awards in the film industry and TV productions, plans to honor veteran stage and cinema director Ali Rafiei with a lifetime achievement award, the organizers announced on Saturday.

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2018-08-11 17:11

    Iran to attend Frankfurt Book Fair with over 20 publishers

    TEHRAN – A number of 22 Iranian publishers have plans to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 running from October 10 to 14, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) director Amir-Masud Shahramnia has said.

  • مهدی تاج - کارلوس کی روش 2018-08-11 16:15

    Carlos Queiroz a nominee to replace Jose Pekerman in Colombia: report

    TEHRAN – With the future of Jose Nestor Pekerman is still up in the air, the Colombian Football Federation is going to negotiate with Iran current coach Carlos Queiroz.

  • حمله جنگنده های سعودی به یمن‎ 2018-08-11 14:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Has Saudi Arabia gone mad?

    The Saudi-led coalition is committing crimes in Yemen one after another. In a new airstrike on Thursday, a bus was targeted as it was carrying children from a summer camp in a busy market area in the northern Majz district.

  •  Yemeni children 2018-08-11 12:31

    By staff & agencies

    Innocent Yemeni children perish in Saudi strike, UN chief calls for investigation

    The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condemned a recent deadly airstrike by the House of Saud regime warplanes on a bus carrying Yemeni school children, calling for an independent investigation into the case.

  • Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy? 2018-08-11 12:14

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy?

    Now that the hurly burly of elections is done, it is time for the new government led by Imran Khan to translate words into action and lay the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (new Pakistan). As top-notch experts have already said, the biggest test for the cricketer-turned-politician is economy. Pakistan’s economy is in bad shape, and there are already talks about the country approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

  • Mohsen Hojaji 2018-08-11 11:36

    Hojaji’s martyrdom anniversary marked

    August 9 marked the first year that Mohsen Hojaji was martyred by Daesh in Syria. A large number of people across Iran gathered at Najaf-Abad’s Martyrs Cemetery to mark the memory of this national hero.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-08-11 11:17

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Decoding of the UN's silence about Yemen

    The release of bitter and shocking news related to the mercenary martyrdom of 57 Yemeni students and the wounding of 77 people in Saudi Arabia's missile strike on a bus carrying innocent students has provoked anger at the international community from politicians and soldiers in Saudi Arabia and supporters of Riyadh. What exactly is happening in Yemen?

  • Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP 2018-08-11 10:25

    Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP

    TEHRAN – A member of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said the U.S. has adopted a “hostile policy” toward Iran and basically “there is no ground for talks with the Americans”, however if the Islamic Republic decides to enter talks with the U.S., it will do so from a “position of power”.

  • Armenian PM to visit Iran in near future 2018-08-11 10:25

    Armenian PM to visit Iran in near future

    TEHRAN – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Iran soon, Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. 

  • Turkey says ready to beef up border security with Iran 2018-08-11 10:24

    Turkey says ready to beef up border security with Iran

    TEHRAN – Turkey’s Gendarmerie Commander General Arif Cetin said on Friday that the forces under his command are ready for more security cooperation with Iranian border guards, Mehr reported.

  • U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns 2018-08-11 10:24

    U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns

    TEHRAN – Russia has criticized the U.S. for re-imposing unilateral sanctions against Tehran after exiting the 2015 nuclear deal, describing it as a “destructive step” that could destabilize the already-volatile Middle East.

  • Budget 2018-08-11 10:16

    ‘Next year’s budget plan to match new sanctions condition'

    TEHRAN- Iran's annual budget plan for the next Iranian calendar year of 1398, which starts on March 21, 2019, is to be prepared considering all the domestic and international economic conditions of the country in a bid to tackle the new round of U.S.-led sanctions and to meet the Iranian nation’s expectations, Tasnim news agency quoted the head of Management and Planning Organization of Iran on Friday.

  •  Austria, Switzerland tour 2018-08-11 10:14

    Switzerland recommends firms pursue Iran ties despite U.S. sanctions

    The Swiss government regrets the situation regarding sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, but recommends Swiss firms pursue their business relations with the Islamic Republic on an informed basis, it said on Thursday.

  • Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko 2018-08-11 10:04

    Japan seeks U.S. sanctions waiver for Iranian oil imports

    Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko says his country will continue to negotiate with the U.S. for an exemption to sanctions on Iranian oil imports.

  • iran germany 2018-08-11 10:02

    German businesses suffering from U.S. sanctions against Iran

    German business associations said on Thursday that their companies are increasingly suffering from U.S. sanctions against Iran.

  • exports 2018-08-11 09:56

    U.S. 6-month exports to Iran grow 47% yr/yr

    TEHRAN- The U.S. exports to Iran reached $59.7 million during the first half of 2018 registering a 47 percent rise from the figure for last year’s same period, the latest report released by American Statistical Association (ASA) showed.

  • Mohammad Ali Khatibi 2018-08-11 09:54

    ‘Iranian oil cannot be replaced in the market’

    TEHRAN - Iran's former OPEC Governor Mohammad Ali Khatibi said Iran’s oil customers won’t find a suitable alternative for Iranian oil, IRIB reported on Friday.