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Another Iranian returned to Iran three times after becoming a refugee in Australia, once to marry, newspapers reported.
It's not known if Iranian military or scientists attended the North's missile test Sunday and it's also not clear at this time how much help Tehran played in the development of the new missile known as the Hwasong-12.
veteran Iranian wrestler, head coach of the Iran's national Greco-Roman wrestling teams and international wrestling referee Nasser Givehchi has passed away at the age of 86.
European plane maker ATR is delivering small passenger jets to Iran, the latest big-budget deal to emerge in the wake of Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers that ended years of sanctions. The first four ATR 72-600s were handed over to Iran Air ...
New land corridor to move 140 miles south to avoid buildup of US forces assembled in north-east Syria to fight ISIS.
Few in Iran, where roughly 8 million are unemployed, are optimistic that Friday's presidential election will help end a cycle of poverty and turn around the ...
Unknown gunmen have killed two law enforcement forces in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, news agencies reported on Monday.
A conservative candidate dropped out of Iran's presidential election on Monday to back a hard-liner, state television reported, narrowing the field of those hoping to unseat moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
Ankara's apparent intention to build a wall along its border with Iran is being met with skepticism by some regional experts who question its practicality and whether it will curb cross-border terrorism as Turkey intends.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Turkish authorities recently approved a contract with a state-owned firm for the construction of a wall along the country's eastern border with Iran to keep the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters at bay. The ...
Iran's economy has played a huge role in the presidential election. unemployment and poverty remain huge problems in Iran's big cities and rural towns. Experts on Iranian politics and the economy say many Iranians feel disheartened - disappointed that ...
Iranian state TV is reporting a strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake has left three people dead and about 200 injured in a remote area in the country's northeast.
The race for city and provincial assemblies in Kurdish inhabited areas is marked by severe ethnic competition between Kurdish and Azeri candidates with both groups trying to secure more legislative offices in regions where both have territorial claims.
Chabahar (which means "four seasons" in Persian) is a port that Iran is developing with some help from India. It is on the border with Pakistan and the local people on the Iranian side are Balochis (Sunnis, unlike Shias who dominate the rest of the ...
Rugs come from 65 regions in Iran, also known as Persia. They are all quality rugs, Borokhim said, but he especially loves the Bijar.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Hashd al-Shaabi on Friday announced the launch of a military operation to liberate the Islamic State-held town of al-Qairawan in west Mosul. The move is considered to be the second phase of the operation ...
Candidates for Iran's City and Village Councils polls have officially kicked off their campaigns in thousands of constituencies across the country ahead of the May 19 twin elections.
As Iran prepares to hold its fifth city and village council elections with the presidential election on May 19, the competency and expertise of the incumbent Tehran City Council, especially the Athletes in its ranks, have been challenged by the public ...
On May 19, Iranians nationwide will vote for president and for candidates in local elections, selecting representatives for city and village councils. ... More stories about Iranian women in local office and their impact on their communities can be ...
An Iranian student who bears an uncanny resemblance to Argentine football star Lionel Messi brought the ancient city of Hamedan to a standstill appearing dressed in Barcelona's home colours.
Last month, in a surprise, Yalda won the approval of Iran's conservative election monitors to run for a seat on Tehran's City Council. Hailing ... Like an Iranian Jane Jacobs - the American writer who fought to save New York's Greenwich Village from ...
1997 - A powerful earthquake devastated eastern Iran, killing more than 2,400 people and injuring 5,000, flattening 80 villages and damaging scores of others. The quake, measuring 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale, hit the towns of Birjand and Ghaen and ...
The national Iranian volleyball team has lifted the trophy at the conclusion of the 2017 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship following a resounding victory over Japan in the final showdown of the tournament in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardabil.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hit out at his hardline challengers, targeting their records on corruption and freedom of speech, less than two weeks before he seeks re-election.
Major-General Mohammad Baqeri made the comments on Monday, nearly two weeks after 10 Iranian border guards were killed in clashes near Mirjaveh, a town near the Iran-Pakistan border. Jaish ul-Adl (army of Justice), a Sunni armed group fighting for ...
Unfortunately for Parastesh, 25, the police in Hamadan had to impound his car and take him into the station to quell the stir caused when the lookalike - self-dubbed the "Iranian Messi" - prompted too many people to stop him for photos over the weekend.
Iran has defeated Kazakhstan to advance to the semi-finals of the 2017 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship.
"They think they can do something because they have an air force," he added, allegedly in reference to Saudi Arabia's airstrikes on Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Speaking to the Hizballah-affiliated Al-Manar TV, Dehghan was addressing remarks ...
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Afandi said that most agreements before and after the operations began in Nineveh generally state that PMF factions are not allowed into the cities and should remain on the outskirts. Earlier on Saturday, IRNA ...
Iran's defense minister on Monday lashed back at Saudi Arabia, slamming the kingdom's deputy crown prince over belligerent comments last week that underscored the deep rivalries between the Sunni and Shiite power.
Zand Vakil Mosque is a popular tourism attraction of Iran's southern city of Shiraz. Iran's southern city of Shiraz hosts the tomb of ancient Iranian poet Hafez - a venue frequently visited by the tourists. The mosques around Isfahan's Imam Square are ...
This photo shows a view of the 2017 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship quarterfinal match between Iran, players clad in white, and Kazakhstan at Hossein Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardabil on May 7, 2017.
Three semi-official news agencies have said at least 35 people were killed in the disaster Wednesday at the Zemestanyourt mine in northern Iran's Golestan province. Iranian officials say they've recovered 22 bodies and the search continues.
It's no surprise Ankara is playing down the possibility of an Iranian hit team operating on Turkish soil. Hinting it was an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) team would anger some politicians in Tehran, and what is left of the Turkish opposition ...
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says any dereliction on the part of voters in Iran's elections this month would harm the country, urging a massive turnout to disappoint the enemies.
Spain has thrashed the national Iranian women's futsal team 7-0 at Victory Day Women Cup 2017 in Russia.
Three semi-official news agencies have said at least 35 people were killed in the disaster Wednesday at the Zemestanyourt mine in northern Iran's Golestan province. Iranian officials say they've recovered 22 bodies and the search continues.
Israel's separation barrier dividing East Jerusalem, left, from the West Bank village of Anata ... Palm Springs- Living under the mercy of an oppressive regime, which either has its citizens be blindly obedient or brutally punished, Iranian director ...
Iran has canceled a preliminary agreement with the French industrial group Bouygues to expand the Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) south of Tehran, ...
Tehran: Lost in the mountain, Abyaneh village in Iran is a beautiful historic place at the foot of Karkas and at a distance of 70km to the southeast of country's central city of Kashan and 40km to Natanz in Isfahan Province. According the Iranian media ...
Isfahan, Iran - Sunlight spills across the turquoise and sapphire dome of the Shah mosque in Isfahan's Naqshe Jahan Square, and in its shadow, dozens of tourists hold cameras aloft to capture the memory.
The national Iranian volleyball team has gained a hard-earned win at the classification round of the 2017 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship currently being staged in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardabil, overcoming the Malaysian outfit. The ...
Barely a month after flooding and landslides that claimed dozens of lives in northwestern Iran, heavy downpours have once again hit many parts of the country.
On 17 January 2017, after weeks of frustration, an Iranian baker named Ahmad Archadi set himself on fire in front of a government building in Ardebil, north-east Iran. He died in a hospital one day later, as a result of his fatal protest against the ...
Political parties and factions in Iran should promote more women candidates in the country's local council elections to improve gender equality, Sedigheh Vasmaghi, a former Tehran city council member, told CHRI. "We have more ... In a surprising ...
At least 35 miners have lost their lives and scores of others were injured in a coal mine explosion in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran. The blast occurred in the Zemestanyurt mine, about 14km outside the town of Azadshahr. Minister of ...
Turkey, Russia and Iran, the main sponsors of the Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, have signed a deal to create "safe zones" inside the war-torn country, in one of the most concrete steps yet to ending the conflict.
... Iranian city of Sanandaj, taking the residents by surprise. While hailstorms are common in Sanandaj in spring time, the ferocious hailstorm, which started on Wednesday morning, left the capital city of Sanandaj in Kordestan Province like snow ...






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