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Iran launched a national Internet Exchange Point in the western city of Qasr-e Shirin in Kermanshah Province, near the Iraqi border. The IXP, which was inaugurated by ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi on Wednesday, in addition to improving provincial communications, will offer ...
The head of the department of Islamic guidance in the Iranian city of Mashhad has been arrested after people danced at an event in a local shopping centre. A video showed a crowd of men and women enjoying a performance by a singer. Mixing between the genders and dancing in public are ...

The head of the department of Islamic guidance in the Iranian city of Mashhad has been arrested after people danced at an event in a local shopping centre. A video showed a crowd of men and women enjoying a performance by a singer. Mixing between the genders and dancing in public are severely ...
The Sixth International Conference on Powder Metallurgy for Automotive Parts, also known as PM Auto 2018 concluded in Isfahan Province on Wednesday. The two-day conference was jointly held by Mashhad Powder Metallurgy Company, Sadjad University of Technology and Austria's Technische ...
The latest protests, which began in Mashhad on 28 December last year as a backlash to the economic climate in Iran, quickly intensified in nature and in geographical reach, spreading to Kashmar, Isfahan and several other places and lasting well into January 2018. As the Washington Post explained, there ...
Beginning from 15 April, trains from the Azerbaijani city of Nakhchivan to the Iranian city of Mashhad will run only once a week, and not twice a week as earlier, says a statement from Azerbaijan Railways. The train will depart from Nakchivan on Sundays and arrive in Mashhad thirty-one hours later. The trip ...

TEHRAN – The city of Mashhad will be the subsequent destination of a landmark Louvre show, which is currently underway at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. Upon an agreement reached between the Louvre and the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization, the exhibit will be ...
Mohammad-Reza Kargar, a senior official at Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHTO), noted that the exhibit is set to be held in Khorasan Grand Museum in Mashhad. “Based on the order of ICHTO Chief Ali Asghar Moonesan, we began a series of talks with the French cultural ...
Thousands of Muslims came together in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on the eve of the Eid al-Mabath on April 13, 2018 to celebrate the anniversary of the appointment of Hazrat Muhammad (S) to prophethood. (IRNA/Mohsen Bakhshandeh) ...
The REAP chairman will also call on the Pakistan commercial counsel in Mashhad. REAP chairman hoped that visit of the delegation will not only bring Pakistani and Iranian businessmen closer but would also open doors for boosting the rice export to Iran which is going to be a great market for Pakistan.
Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad. The Shahnameh, “The Book of Kings”, is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the ...
During his annual Nowruz speech from the city of Mashhad, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the important issues of the year that has passed and discussed the upcoming year. One segment of his speech, however, stood out among others, which received a large reaction online.
Members of an Iranian family pose for photos as they celebrate the Iranian New Year Eve in Mashhad, northeastern Iran, on March 20, 2018. New Year festival of Nowruz celebrations, meaning literally the new day, began on March 21 to greet the coming of a new year for Iranians. (Xinhua/Ahmad ...
As soon as the uprising broke out on December 28, 2017, in the city of Mashhad and spread to more than 100 other cities across Iran, allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, including the prosecutor-general and other conservatives, accused the C.I.A. of directing the protests in cooperation with ...
Iran's waste-to-energy plants can now generate 11 megawatts of electricity daily, the managing director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (aka Satba) announced. "Five WTE plants located in the cities of Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad are currently active, and plans are underway to ...
The State police raided a night party, arresting 60 people including 22 young men and 38 women in northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on March 9, 2018. “Following the news of a mixed gender party in Shahnameh Boulevard, after judicial coordination and ...
TEHRAN – A number of Persian scholars gathered at the University of Ferdowsi in Mashhad on Saturday to pay tribute to the Lebanese professor of Persian literature, Victor El-Kik (1936-2017). The professor showed interest in Persian literature after he received a bilingual Arab-Persian book of the ...

HRANA News Agency – Five Baha'i citizens were sentenced to one year in jail, each, by Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad in recent weeks. According to HRANA (Human Rights Activists' News Agency in Iran) Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad, resided by Judge Soltani, ...
TEHRAN – The modest mausoleum of Nader Shah in downtown Mashhad is well worth a visit while traveling to the northeastern Iranian metropolis. The grey-granite mausoleum, which is encircled by a small manicured garden, is where Nader Shah (1688 -1747), the founder of the Afsharid dynasty, is laid ...
TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq. “This rally will take place along a major pilgrimage route that is starched from the holy shrine of ...
MASHHAD - The Iranian city of Mashhad is ready to welcome people from all religions to visit the holy shrine of Imam Ali Reza (AS) to enjoy its grandeur, the top city official said. In an exclusive interview with The Nation at his office here, Mashhad Mayor Taghizadeh Khamsei said he was working to multiply ...
It's been rumoured that hardline rivals to Iran's reformist president Hassan Rouhani orchestrated the street protests from their nationalist-religious base of Mashhad. Azar Tashakor, a 50-year-old urban sociologist whose father made pilgrimages to the city and who later studied there, thinks this ...
Afshin Taheriazam,1 Amin Saeidinia,2 Faeze Keihanian3,4 1Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; 2Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; 3Cardiology Department, Imam Reza and Ghaem Hospitals, Faculty of ...
TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq. “This rally will take place along a major pilgrimage route that is starched from the holy shrine of ...
Nevertheless, Iran is a favorable travel destination for hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis for leisure and religious purposes. According to Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, the country's minister of religious affairs, over 5,000 Pakistani pilgrims visit Iran's religious spots every month, especially Mashhad, which is ...
TEHRAN,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 08th Feb, 2018 ): Iran's ATA Airlines will open a weekly route from Mashhad to Islamabad on Saturday with return leg to be operated on the same day. The service is expected to open up a new chapter in widening tourist-flows, particularly in religious travels ...
The historic Musalla (mosque) of Mashhad in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province is located on a street with the same name in the east of the holy city. In the past times, the mosque was located behind the city walls and considered as a place to host passenger groups. This Musalla was constructed in the year ...
ISLAMABAD/TEHRAN – Iran's Ata Airline is set to launch a weekly flight between Mashhad and Islamabad, the state-run IRNA said on Tuesday. The inaugural flight from Mashhad will arrive at Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport on February 10 Saturday at 10: pm and would depart at 1:00 am ...
It is significant that the recent protests began in Mashhad, a city far from Tehran and home to the mausoleum of Ali al-Ridha, the eighth Shia Imam, which attracts millions of pilgrims each year. Astan-e Quds Razavi, the charitable foundation that controls the shrine, is incredibly wealthy; it controls over half of ...
That the protests started in Mashhad, and not in Tehran, is of more than of passing interest. The city holds the burial site of one of Shi'ite Islam's most revered Imams, Reza, and is also home to Ibrahim Raisi, a hardline conservative cleric who ran against President Hassan Rouhani in the May 2017 ...
On December 28, 2017, a small street protest over high prices in the city of Mashhad rapidly spilled over into some 85 cities and provincial towns. The crowds decried joblessness, uncertain livelihoods, and oppressive rule, with a few invoking Reza Shah, the Persian king who is credited for modernizing ...
TEHRAN – A collection photos depicting various aspects of life in China will be showcased in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad during an exhibition entitled “Beautiful China”. The weeklong exhibition will open at Golestaned Gallery on Friday, the gallery announced on Tuesday. The collection is ...
The wave of anti-government protests in Iran at the end of December began in one of the country's conservative strongholds: its second city, Mashhad. Site of the huge Imam Reza shrine that draws more than 20 million Shia pilgrims a year, the city's population has ballooned to around 3 million in recent ...
Iran's authorities have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in a prison in the country's city of Mashhad, the media reported. According to the ISNA news agency, one hand of the 34-year-old convict identified only as Ali was cut off by "guillotine" in a prison in Mashhad, some 900 kilometers northeast of ...
A man's hand was amputated with a guillotine on January 17, 2018, in Central Prison in the city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran, according to a local daily newspaper. “After the sentence was carried out in accordance with Sharia and common law, the convict was immediately transferred to a medical center ...
Two young men, 22 and 23, were executed in Prison of Mashhad on January 16, 2018. They were found guilty of murder, according to the state-run Rokna news agency. Another man identified only as Y.S, 27, was executed earlier this week on January 15, 2017 on murder charges in Babol, northern Iran.
T he Economy Ministry plans to issue 10 trillion rials ($227 million) worth of bonds on Tuesday to finance the electrification of Tehran-Mashhad Railroad. With a 17% yield to maturity, 10 million two-year bonds will be offered on the over-the-exchange Iran Fara Bourse exchange with the underwriting window ...
The protests which erupted on December 28, 2017, in Iran's major cities, including Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Rash immediately became the focus of special attention from mass media, prompting theories of foreign interference or even a new revolution in the country. Sputnik Persian has taken a closer ...
P ollution levels in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi Province, deteriorated on Friday, compelling the authorities to take emergency measures to prevent serious health risks. All schools were closed on Saturday and office opening hours were curtailed by two hours. The Air Quality Index on Friday ...
The train linking Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to the Iranian city of Mashhad will resume operation as of January 11, Iranian Consul General to Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Mansour Airom said. He expressed hope that the operation of train would boost tourism ...
The 2017 uprising started in the mostly conservative city of Mashhad; rumors in Iran claim that it was started by conservatives opposed to President Hassan Rouhani's government. Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was even accused by the Revolutionary Guards of having instigated the Mashhad ...
Tehran's response to this week's anti-government protests in Iran has been harsh and reminiscent of the state response to the post-election uprising of 2009. Back then, Iranians contested the re-election of former ultra-conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by taking to the streets in support of ...
“The Mashhad protest was called by the personal website of someone who has been speaking against the establishment,” he said. He did not give a name, but analysts said he appeared to be referring to Mr Ahmadinejad, who has been critical of President Rouhani and on Monday republished on his ...
“The Mashhad protest was called by the personal website of someone who has been speaking against the establishment,” he said. He did not give a name, but analysts said he appeared to be referring to Mr Ahmadinejad, who has been critical of President Rouhani and on Monday republished on his ...
Other rail projects will connect Tehran and Mashhad with deepwater ports in the country's south. China has provided a $1.6 billion loan to fund the electrification of the high-speed 926-km railroad from Tehran to the eastern city of Mashhad. That was the first foreign-backed project in Iran after the 2015 ...
Some of the protesters in Mashhad were said to have chanted "Death To Rohani!" while calling on the president to step down, blaming him for a failure to improve the economy despite a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers that eased economic sanctions against Iran. But there were also slogans that ...
Protests over high food prices began last week in Mashhad, Iran's second-biggest city, before spreading to Tehran and other towns and cities. Mr Rouhani's comments, published on his website, suggest that the regime may be preparing to toughen its stance against the demonstrations. Hours earlier he had ...
Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has announced that the tourist rally will be held on a route from the northeastern holy Iranian city of Mashhad to the holy Iraqi city of Karbala. This is the first such tourist rally to be held between Iran and Iraq after the victory of Iran's ...
The protests in Mashhad saw police make an unspecified number of arrests, local authorities said, though the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard and its ... People of Mashhad shout "Islamic revolution was our mistake" during their protests against corrupted authorities of Iran Islamic regime today.
Hundreds of people have protested against high prices in Iran's second largest city, shouting slogans denouncing President Hassan Rouhani. Videos posted online showed a crowd in Mashhad chanting "death to Rouhani" and "death to the dictator", and police using water cannon to disperse it. Mashhad ...


 

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