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Photo collection highlights Holy Quran’s presence in daily life of Iranians
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:49:38 +0200
  TEHRAN – Photographer Amir-Ali Javadian has put the spotlight in one of his collections on the presence of the Holy Quran in the daily life of Iranians.   He plans to publish the collection in a book, Javadian told the Persian...
Iran seeks UNESCO world heritage status for kamancheh
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:46:46 +0200
TEHRAN Iran has nominated the kamancheh, a treble instrument in the family of Iranian folk bowed instruments, to be registered on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.   Iran’s Cultural Heritage,...
Tehran to host Omani cultural night
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:42:15 +0200
  TEHRAN – Tehran’s Milad Tower will host an Omani cultural night, which will be held on the sidelines of the 28th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on May 7.    The ceremony will be attended by Omani Minister of Information...
Hossein Tavakkoli appointed as Iran weightlifting head coach
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:16:57 +0200
Hossein Tavakkoli has been appointed as new head coach of Iran weightlifting team on Saturday.   The 37-year-old coach will have to prepare Team Iran for the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, which will be...
Carlos Queiroz will stay in his job, top official says
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:16:19 +0200
TEHRAN – Head of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kafashian says that Carlos Queiroz has accepted to stay as Team Iran coach.    The Portuguese coach had already announced his resignation from Iran football team at the end of the...
Very hard to book a place in Olympic, says Slobodan Kovac
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:14:08 +0200
Iran volleyball head coach Slobodan Kovac stated that it could be very tough to book a place in the 2016 Olympic Games.    Iran has to compete in three different tournaments this year, FIVB Volleyball World League, 2015 Asian Men's Volleyball...
Long-term energy cooperation with China necessary, Iran says
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:55:56 +0200
TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says long-term energy cooperation with China is necessary.   Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his meetings with Chinese energy officials in Beijing, Zanganeh said that a couple...
Iran imports over $2.1 billion of cars in calendar year
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:54:54 +0200
TEHRAN – Iran imported 102,683 cars in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, a 30 percent rise from 78,837 in its previous year.   The country’s worth of car imports amounted to over $2.128 billion in the past calendar...
Kharrazi urges vigilance in drafting final nuclear deal
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:30:32 +0200
TEHRAN – Kamal Kharrazi, the director of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, has called on the Iranian nuclear negotiators to be very careful in drafting a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in talks with negotiators from major...
Iran nuclear deal should run parallel to sanctions relief: Russia
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:29:48 +0200
MOSCOW Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says the United Nations Security Council should start lifting economic sanctions against Iran at the same time as the 5+1 group sits down with Iran to sign a final deal on its nuclear program.   “We...
Iranian commander vows crushing response to terrorists
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:28:55 +0200
TEHRAN – Commander of the Iranian Army ground forces vows to give a crushing response to groups carrying out acts of terror along borders.   “Our country’s Armed Forces have great readiness and capability and will give a crushing...
Americans do not want Congress to sabotage Iran deal: poll
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:26:20 +0200
Although some lawmakers, including Democrats, believe Congress should have a say in any potential removal of Iranian sanctions, most Americans say Congress should not keep a possible a nuclear deal from being implemented.   Roughly 61 percent...
Iranians protest abuse of two teen pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:24:37 +0200
A group of Iranians have gathered in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran in  protest over the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian pilgrims by Saudi officers at Jeddah airport.   During their demonstration on Saturday, the protesters chanted...
Iran too powerful to contain: National Interest
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:19:40 +0200
  TEHRAN -- It’s no secret that some of Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors and Israel are not favorable to an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, The National Interest wrote on Saturday.    They fear that a deal will...
Rezaei says to act as IRGC consultant
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:18:05 +0200
TEHRAN – The Former IRGC commander has rejected reports that he is going to be reinstated after years out of the uniform.   “I consider myself soldier to the Revolution and the Leadership, and will do whatever the Revolution’s...
Iran a regionally influential country: Hassanein Heikal
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:53:46 +0200
TEHRAN -- Leading Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal says Iran is highly influential in regional developments.   That is because countries with old civilizations which have created different cultures are able to influence other countries,...
During the week total trade value of 173 million USD were recorded for IME
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:00:40 +0200
According to the report from IME international affairs and PR, 464KT of products with the total value of 173 million USD were registered for trading floors of IME.   Based on this report, in the agricultural trading floor of IME, 3,380 MT of...
Zanganeh: OPEC can handle Iran’s return
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:43:19 +0200
OPEC's strategy of holding output steady is not working and the group's members should discuss production levels before its next meeting in June, Iran's oil minister said.   However, Bijan Zanganeh also told Reuters it was up to other...
Pakistani parliament votes to stay out of Yemen conflict
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:41:26 +0200
Pakistani parliament on Friday decided not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen, with lawmakers adopting a resolution that calls on the warring parties in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.   After...
Palestinians to join fight against ISIL in Yarmouk
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:33:08 +0200
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for action to prevent a massacre of Palestinian refugees in Syria's Yarmouk camp, just after all Palestinian factions agreed with the Syrian government to use military force to expel the Islamic...
Saudi warplanes batter Yemen with most intense raids
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:31:31 +0200
Saudi-led warplanes have battered southern Yemen overnight in the most intense air raids since the launch of a campaign against the impoverished state last month, local residents say.    Local residents and witnesses in the southern port...
China to build $2 billion Iran-Pakistan pipeline
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:29:29 +0200
China will build a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran to Pakistan to help address Pakistan’s acute energy shortage, under a deal to be signed during the Chinese president’s visit to Islamabad this month, Pakistani officials said.   The...
Morteza Sarhangi named 2014 Top Artist of Islamic Revolution
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:33:05 +0200
TEHRAN – Morteza Sarhangi, writer of books on 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, known as Sacred Defense in Iran, has been selected as the 2014 Top Artist of Islamic Revolution.   A large number of writers and artists attended a ceremony held by...
Tehran new gallery to open with joint exhibition by Iranian, Italian artists
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:30:59 +0200
TEHRAN – A new gallery will open in Tehran tomorrow with a joint art performance entitled “Going to…” by Saba Najafi from Iran and Loredana Galante from Italy.   The gallery named Today Art Gallery has been established...
Beijing film festival executive sees Iran as role model in cinema development
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:30:13 +0200
  TEHRAN -- Zhao Zhiyong, the executive deputy secretary general of the Organizing Committee of the 5th Beijing International Film Festival, has said that Iranian filmmakers can be a role model for those Chinese cineastes seeking progress.   “Iranian...
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