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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.

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