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Bahram Qassemi

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Afghaninstan’s Sar-e Pol

Iran's foreign ministry has strongly denounced the recent terrorist attack in the remote Shiite village of Mirza Olang in the northern Sar-e Pol Province of Afghanistan.
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

Saudi Arabia, UAE Try to Revive Saddam’s Party: Iraq

An Iraqi commander says there are evidence that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been trying to revive the former dictator Saddam Hussein’s Baath party in Iraq.
Iran's Foreign Ministry

Structural Changes in Iran Foreign Ministry; Speculations, Implications

A few days after President Hassan Rouhani’s second term officially began, media reports are saying the Iranian foreign ministry will undergo major structural changes in Rouhani’s new administration, mainly with the aim of strengthening its role in Iran’s economic diplomacy.

Iran FM Commemorates 1998 Mazar-i-Sharif Martyrs

Iran’s foreign minister has commemorated the Iranian diplomats and journalists killed in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998.

Iran Says All Options on Table If US Breaches Nuclear Deal

Iran’s nuclear chief says all options remain open lest the US might renege on its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal.
‘Lebanon’s Golden Triangle: Army, Hezbollah, People’

‘Lebanon’s Golden Triangle: Army, Hezbollah, People’

A three-pronged front comprising the army, the people and Hezbollah is the main protector of Lebanon against aggression.
iranian newspapers

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on August 8

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, August 8, and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Qouch-Gozar; Traditional Ceremony for Iranian Shepherds

Qouch-Gozar is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.
bahram qassemi

Iran Expresses Sympathy over Death of Tass Reporter in Tehran

Iranian foreign ministry has expressed grief and offered condolences over the sudden death of Konstantin Kazeev, the correspondent of Russia’s Tass news agency in Tehran.
Iraq's Popular Forces Vow to Respond to US Deadly Airstrikes

Iraq’s Popular Forces Vow to Respond to US Deadly Airstrikes

The Iraqi popular forces have condemned the recent US airstrikes, which killed and wounded dozens of Iraqi forces, saying the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) will give an appropriate response.
The Iranian inlaying craftswoman, Maliheh Fakhreddin, in a Farsi interview with IRNA has talked about the characteristics of the world's largest Khatam frame, which is under construction at the moment. “The frame is 7 by 8.4 metres, weighing more than 2 tonnes, and will be introduced to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records after the completion,” she added. According to Fakhreddin, the knitting process of this frame has been completed, and it will be ornamented with marquetry, wood-carving and turquoise-laying as well. “I believe that Khatam is the end of all arts, and the creativity and elegance of this art is not comparable to any other one,” she went on to say. This artisan also emphasized that although art of crafting Khatam is common in countries like India, the Khatam made in the Iranian south-central city of Shiraz is very high-quality and incomparable to foreign and even domestic samples. “The difference between Shiraz’s Khatam and other domestic Khatams is that camel or cow bones and bronze are used in it while in other types plastic fibres are used instead of bone, and bronze metal is rarely used. Moreover, they use liquid adhesive instead of wood glue.” The Iranian craftswoman added that the theme of this frame is to pay homage to the four greatest women of the world, i.e. (Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) (daughter of Prophet Muhammad), Saint Mary (mother of Jesus), Hazrat Asiyah (wife of the Pharaoh) and Hazrat Khadijeh (SA) (wife of Prophet Muhammad). “In this project, whose idea was set forth by Hadi Chabok, we tried to put Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) at the centre of the frame, and the name of three other great women are placed inside this central frame,” she noted. “We’ve done our best to create an international work having elements from different religions. Therefore, there are lines and texts in the form of scriptures of the holy Quran, Gospels and the Torah. The texts are in Persian, Arabic, English and Hebrew and they are placed on frames by art of marquetry.” Fakhreddin also pointed out that the work on this Khatam frame began in 2016 and it would be completed by the summer of 2018.

World’s Largest Inlaid Frame to Be Unveiled Next Summer

An Iranian handicrafts artisan says the construction of the world's largest Khatam (Inlaid work) frame will be finished in the summer of 2018.

Partial Lunar Eclipse Observed across Iran (+Photos)

Iranian people across the country observed a partial lunar eclipse on Monday night, took photos of the phenomenon, and shared them in various social media.
Bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Proposes Ceasefire in Yemen: Report

A Qatari newspaper has reported that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has proposed that Yemen’s Ansarullah stops the war with the Saudi-led coalition in the border areas.
Iraqi Forces Discover Tonnes of ISIS’ Explosive Chemicals

Iraqi Forces Discover Tonnes of ISIS’ Explosive Chemicals

A top Iraqi police commander says the country’s police forces have seized more than 10 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, used by ISIS terrorists to make explosives, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Iran President Submits List of Ministerial Candidates

Iran President Submits List of Ministerial Candidates

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proposed the list of his nominees for 17 ministerial posts to the Parliament.
Man Sentenced to Do Research for Illegal Use of Groundwater

Man Sentenced to Do Research for Illegal Use of Groundwater

An Iranian man who had illegally exploited subterranean water resources has been sentenced by a court to carrying out some research work.
Foreign Dignitaries Visit Tehran’s Museums

Foreign Dignitaries Visit Tehran’s Museums

Some of the foreign officials travelling to Iran to attend President Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony have visited Tehran’s historical monuments and museums.
Iran Ready to Enhance Cooperation with Gambia

Iran Ready to Enhance Cooperation with Gambia

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Momodou Lamin Sanneh, the Deputy Speaker of the Gambian National Assembly, have discussed issues of mutual interest in Tehran.
Iran FM Holds Talks with Grand Mufti of Caucasus

Iran FM Holds Talks with Grand Mufti of Caucasus

In a Monday meeting in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Allahshukur Pashazadeh, the Sheikh ul-Islam of Azerbaijan Republic and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus.

‘Riyadh Can’t Continue Bombing Yemen Forever’

A top Iranian official has called on the international community not to remain indifferent toward the Saudi aggression against Yemen.