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Judiciary: 120 individuals in custody for corruption
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:19:20 +0200
TEHRAN – Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Monday that 120 individuals are in custody as the Judiciary ramps up efforts to fight corruption, ISNA reported.
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Rouhani to appear before parliament on Aug. 28
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:17:25 +0200
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani would appear before parliament on August 28 to answer questions on his government’s handling of the economic issues, spokesman for the parliament’s presiding board said on Monday.
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Nasirzadeh appointed Iran’s new Air Force chief
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:16:29 +0200
TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday appointed Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh as the new commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), Press TV reported.
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Russian firm expects Iran to notice Karakurt missile corvettes
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:14:58 +0200
TEHRAN – The developers of Project 22800 “Karakurt” missile corvettes expect a whole group of countries, including Iran, to display their interest in the warship’s export version, CEO of the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau Alexander Shlyakhtenko...
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Zarif: U.S. failed in nuclear diplomacy but Iran won
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:13:59 +0200
TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said despite a lot of noise from Washington over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, it was the U.S. and not Iran that its foreign policy ended in failure.
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Iran says U.S. ‘action group’ is psychological warfare
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:06:00 +0200
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department is a “psychological warfare” which will yield no result.
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$55m allocated for insurance of breadwinner women
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:21:32 +0200
TEHRAN – A total amount of 2.3 trillion rials (approximately $55 million) has been allocated for the insurance of women heads of family in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2018-March 2019(, ISNA reported on Thursday.
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Iranian women’s life quality, expectancy have improved greatly: Ebtekar
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:19:35 +0200
TEHRAN – The indicators of life quality, life expectancy, and achievements in different fields prove great growth among women in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
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More Bronze-Age objects recovered in Jiroft
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:12:41 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently confiscated 11 Bronze-Age objects from smugglers in Jiroft. The seizure comes days after the police recovered three of same-age relics there.
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Centuries-old remnants found in Alamut castle
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:09:20 +0200
TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently recovered a range of centuries-old structures in the ruined Alamut castle, Qazvin province.
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 Tourism in Hamedan is on the upswing
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:08:05 +0200
Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization sees a bright future for Hamedan province that attracted a substantial number of visitors in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).
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Asian Games: Iranian athletes win three medals in Day 2
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:51:00 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian athletes snatched three medals in the 2018 Asian Games Day 2 underway in Indonesia.
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Films from Iran to compete in intl. festivals
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:41:52 +0200
TEHRAN – A lineup of movies by Iranian filmmakers will be competing in two international festivals in the coming weeks.  
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Tehran to host “Les Misérables” during autumn
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:40:39 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian director Hossein Parsai plans to stage a musical based Victor Hugo’s French historical novel “Les Misérables” during autumn.
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Tehran gallery to hold photo auction 
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:38:36 +0200
TEHRAN – Mojdeh Gallery in Tehran will offer a collection of works by 78 Iranian photographers during an auction, which will be organized on Friday.
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Tehran Vogue underway at ECO Cultural Institute
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:37:08 +0200
TEHRAN – The Cultural Institute of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Tehran is playing host to an event entitled “Tehran Vogue” that is showcasing collections of Persian carpets, artworks, fashion designs and musical performances.
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Serbian cinema under spotlight in Iran
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:34:38 +0200
TEHRAN – Movies by Serbian filmmakers will be reviewed in Iran during a weeklong program, which will begin on Thursday in Tehran, Shiraz and Tabriz.
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Prepared for worst case scenario, Iran’s FM tells CNN
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:33:00 +0200
Iran is prepared for the worst case scenario of economic aftermaths of U.S. sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in an exclusive interview with the CNN from Tehran.
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Daily gasoline output to reach 100m liters within 3 months
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:28:17 +0200
TEHRAN- Gasoline production in Iran will be increased by 12 million liters to hit 100 million liters per day within the next three months, according to the chairman of the Association of Iranian Refining Companies.
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Secondary forex market witnessing smoother deals: CBI governor
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:28:11 +0200
TEHRAN- A smoother trend of deals is being seen in the secondary foreign currency market, according to Abdolnaser Hemmati, the governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
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France's Total officially leaves South Pars deal: Zanganeh
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:28:04 +0200
TEHRAN - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday that France’s Total has officially withdrawn from South Pars gas deal, Iranian state TV reported.
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China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:28:00 +0200
Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States.
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Iran to build 50,000-ton oil terminal at Chabahar port
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:27:59 +0200
TEHRAN – Iran is going to construct a new oil terminal with a capacity of 50,000 tons at its southeastern Chabahar Port, Shana reported on Monday quoting an oil official.
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Republic of Korea donates $2.2m to support refugees in Iran
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:57:00 +0200
TEHRAN – The Republic of Korea made a US$2.2 million multi-year contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) during a signing ceremony to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic...
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Iranian envoy presents credentials to UNOG chief
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:08:19 +0200
TEHRAN – Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, the new permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), on Tuesday presented his credentials to UNOG Director General Michael Moller, the organization’s website reported.
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Kidnapped Iranian soldier released
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:05:48 +0200
TEHRAN – The director general of the Interior Ministry department for border affairs said on Wednesday that Saeed Barati, a soldier who was abducted by militants in the border province of Sistan-Baluchestan last year, has been released earlier in the...
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Iranian VP says talks with U.S. ‘not acceptable’ 
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:55:23 +0200
TEHRAN – The Iranian first vice president on Tuesday said that negotiations with the U.S. “is not acceptable” with regard to the Trump administration’s hostile policies against the Islamic Republic. 
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Caspian convention barred NATO: Rouhani
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:53:14 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday a recent convention signed by the Caspian littoral states has barred the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from the Caspian Sea.
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Iran down DPR Korea in Asian Games
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:58:07 +0200
TEHRAN - Iran took a huge step towards qualifying for the Asian Games Round of 16 with a 3-0 win over 2014 silver medalists DPR Korea.
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Tehran condoles Italy over deadly bridge collapse
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:52:39 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Tuesday offered his condolences to the Italian people and government over the collapse of a giant motorway bridge in Genoa, which led to the deaths and injuries of dozens of people.
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Iran move up five places in FIFA rankings
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:56:20 +0200
TEHRAN – Iran national football team moved up five places in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday.
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Pakistan’s Khan supports Turkey against U.S.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:48:32 +0200
TEHRAN - In a direct rebuke to the Donald Trump administration, Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has thrown his weight behind Turkey, which is currently experiencing rocky relations with Washington.
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Iran B runners-up at 6th AVC Cup
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:33:57 +0200
TEHRAN – Qatar came from two sets down to beat Iran B volleyball team 3-2 (23–25, 21–25, 25–22, 25–18,15–10) at the 6th AVC Cup for Men at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Gymnasium on Wednesday.
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HOFEX 2018 running in Tehran
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:29:29 +0200
TEHRAN- Iran’s 27th international exhibition of home furniture (HOFEX 2018) became operational at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on Wednesday, IRIB reported.
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Caspian Sea legal regime: what it means for Iran’s oil and gas
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:29:10 +0200
After more than two decades of negotiations and diplomatic efforts in numerous summits, on August 12 a landmark convention was inked by the presidents of the five littoral Caspian nations – Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on the...
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“The English Briefcase” director Ziaeddin Dorri dies at 65 
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:35:00 +0200
TEHRAN – Director Ziaeddin Dorri who was mostly famous for his popular TV series “The English Briefcase” (also known as “The English Bag”) died on Friday at the age of 65.
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Afghan forces take back Ghazni, but Faryab falls
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:49:39 +0200
TEHRAN - Afghan government forces regained control of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, after five days of intense fighting with the Taliban, which led to the killing of hundreds of people, according to officials.
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India, Pakistan look to bury the hatchet and create space for betterment of ties
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:46:41 +0200
TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have been at loggerheads over the issue of Kashmir since 1947. The two countries have gone to war on two occasions and despite the strenuous efforts made by peaceniks on both sides, the...
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U.S. has 'burned bridges' for talks: Iran's Rouhani
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:40:36 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed Washington’s offer of talks, which followed its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the U.S. "burned bridges" for negotiations with Tehran.
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CEO of IFB briefs private sector representatives on crowdfunding issues
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:29:20 +0200
TEHRAN- In a meeting held at the place of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), representatives of private sector met Amir Hamooni, the CEO of Iran’s over-the-counter (OTC) market, known also as Iran Fara Bourse (IFB),...
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National lineup for Isfahan film festival announced
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:21:49 +0200
TEHRAN – Seven films will be screened in the national competition at the 31st International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Isfahan, the organizers announced on Wednesday.
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Iran’s 4-month exports to Pakistan up 66% yr/yr
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:39:49 +0200
TEHRAN – Iran exported some $377 million worth of goods to Pakistan in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22), a 66 percent rise from $277 million for the last year’s same period, IRIB reported on Sunday.
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Spanish company vows to defy U.S. sanctions, continue business with Iran
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0200
In an interview with Sputnik, Esproenko International, which specializes in oil and gas services, commented on the situation around the first phase of Washington’s anti-Iranian sanctions which entered into force on August 7.
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Health minister blames ‘sub-standard’ auto industry for road casualties
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:19:29 +0200
TEHRAN — The Iranian health minister has blamed the sub-standard domestic auto industry products for road casualties in the country, saying that increased fatalities may stem from the fact that “we do not treasure human life”.
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Iranian, French groups to hold joint workshop in Marivan 
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:36:27 +0200
TEHRAN – The Noir Art Group from Iran and Pudding Théâtre from France will hold a workshop during a joint project in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan.
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Pakistan, India celebrate their Independence Days with patriotic fervor
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:53:40 +0200
TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two neighboring countries, celebrated their independence days, on August 14 and August 15 respectively, with grand celebrations and colorful ceremonies. It was 72nd Independence Day for both the countries.
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No progress in repatriation of Rohingya refugees
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:50:33 +0200
TEHRAN - The Bangladesh government officials who were in Myanmar to resolve the crisis related to Rohingya refugees have returned without making any significant progress, according to media reports.
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Imran Khan’s foreign policy challenges
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:40:00 +0200
TEHRAN - Imran Khan, who is all set to take oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, is a populist and nationalist politician who has promised his voters Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), based on better governance, and emphasized the need to make Pakistan...
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Iran to open consular office in Bonn
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:36:06 +0200
TEHRAN – In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday headed by President Hassan Rouhani, the cabinet members agreed to a proposal by the Foreign Ministry to establish a consular section in the city of Bonn, Germany.
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