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US Sanctions to Cost Dearly for Iranian Patients: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education says the US president makes humanitarian gestures, but indeed he plans to increase pressure on Iran in the fields of medicine, medical equipment and basic goods, which are going to have dire consequences for ordinary citizens of Iran.

Gov’t under Pressure to Do More to Stop Rial’s Historic Plunge

The Iranian government is under great pressure to take more steps to normalize what the Central Bank calls “unusual” economic conditions, as the country grapples with a flagging economy and the national currency slides to record lows.

Tehran’s Parvaneh Bazaar: A Heaven for Antiques Lovers

There is a fabulous weekly bazaar in Tehran for antiques, textiles, wood crafts and a wide range of other traditional and handicraft items, which are likely to have something to pique everyone’s interests.

Iran Parliament Working on Plan to Abolish Conscription

The Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission is mulling over a plan to abolish the compulsory enlistment of Iranian men above 18 years of age in the military service, and to introduce an alternative plan that would make the army professional.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on July 30

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday, July 30, 2018, and picked headlines from 12 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Nour Gavan; Ancient Ceremony to Mark Triumph of Light over Darkness

The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.

Iranian Welder Bravely Struggles for Her Life

In life, failures come easy, and success is hard won. However, the drive to work hard makes even the impossible possible. Such is the story of a young woman who made significant strides to realise her ambition of becoming a welder and eventually succeeded.

Nardoun Stew; Wedding Dish in North of Iran

Among the traditional dishes of Mazandaran province in northern Iran, Nardoun (pomegranate aril) stew is one of the most delicious ones.

Historic Cannonball Found in Iran’s Isfahan

A 100-year-old cannonball has been discovered at the Chehel Sotoun Palace in the city of Isfahan, central Iran, an Iranian official announced.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on July 29

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Sunday, July 29, 2018, and picked headlines from 16 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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