• One of ancient glazed tiles discovered in the Safi Mosque in Rasht, northern Iran. 2020-06-08 18:52

    Ancient glazed tiles discovered beneath congregational mosque

    TEHRAN – A number of ancient glazed tiles have recently been discovered while a team of restorers was digging into the mihrab of a congregational mosque in Rasht, the capital of Gilan province, northern Iran.

  • Rahbar 2020-01-20 18:42

    Iranians’ resistance has angered U.S., Ayatollah Khamenei says 

    Leader: Hajj ritual best opportunity to clarify religious democracy 

    TEHRAN - The Iranians’ resistance in the face of the increasing U.S. pressure has angered Washington as a “bully”, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted as he was speaking on the merits of religious democracy. 

  • Four years ago, in September 2015, the sweetness of Eid al-Adha (Eid Qurban) was turned into bitterness for Muslims all around the world, especially in Iran. 2019-08-14 11:35

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    A blood money that is beyond calculation

    TEHRAN - Four years ago, in September 2015, the sweetness of Eid al-Adha (Eid Qurban) was turned into bitterness for Muslims all around the world, especially in Iran. The news was shocking, more than three thousand Muslims had died or got injured over the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudia Arabia- Iran 2019-07-28 10:21

    By Saeed Sadraian

    The reflection of “the powerful Iran” in the land of revelation

    Now that thousands of Iranian pilgrims are on their spiritual journey to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; it is a good time to see how Saudis and other Muslims treat Iranian citizens.

  •  A formal ceremony was held at the Imam Khomeini International Airport to bid farewell to the first batches of Iranian Hajj pilgrims, July 8, 2019. 2019-07-08 19:53

    First groups of Hajj pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

    TEHRAN – On Monday, first batches of Iranian Hajj pilgrims departed from nine airports for Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudi compensates Iranian victims for crane crash incident 2018-12-25 11:33

    Saudi compensates Iranian victims for crane crash incident

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia has paid compensation to families of the Iranian nationals killed in the collapse of a crane in the holy city of Mecca in 2015, director of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Iranian pilgrims due to start Hajj tommorow 2018-07-17 15:13

    Iranian pilgrims due to start Hajj tommorow

    TEHRAN — The first group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims are scheduled to leave Tehran for Medina, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday morning, head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, has said.

  • حمید محمدی 2017-09-10 09:23

    Iran to follow Takfiri attack on its cleric in Mecca

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official said that Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization would pursue the attack on an Iranian cleric by Takfiri terrorists in Mecca during the Hajj congregation.

  • zarif 2017-05-10 17:30

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran’s Zarif says Riyadh ‘dangerously’ seeking tension   

    TEHRAN – Days after the Saudi deputy crown prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia is pursuing a “dangerous policy” in seeking tension with Iran. 

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-14 02:21

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    King Salman: Relinquish Guardianship of Islam’s Holy Sites!

    Mecca and Medina, situated in Western Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad. Every Muslim is required to make a pilgrimage (during Hajj) to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, if he or she is physically and financially able to do so. During Hajj, all Muslims, be they kings or paupers, are equal, each person wearing two simple white sheets with nothing to distinguish between ruler and subject and rich and poor.

  • Hajj Pilgrims 2016-09-26 16:31

    Firsthand witness says how 2015 Hajj turned tragic

    There were hundreds but thousands of corpses piled up on top of each other in the sizzling, scorching heat of the Mina.

  • 02-MH1.Shamkhani.290.jpg 2016-09-24 09:39

    Saudi conduct insinuates involvement in Mina tragedy: security official

    TEHRAN – Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s conduct regarding the Mina disaster insinuates that the incident may have been an inside job, IRIB reported.