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A Haircut in the Middle of a Football Match

During a local match between two Saudi football league teams, all of a sudden the referee stopped the game and sent off one of the goalkeepers for a haircut, deeming his hairstyle un-Islamic.
Train Crash in Iran

Iran’s Railway Chief Resigns over Deadly Train Collision

Head of Iran’s railway resigned in a televised interview after a train crash that killed 49 people in Semnan province on Friday, offering an apology to the nation for the deadly incident.
plasco

Efforts Underway to Find 11 Bank Safes in Collapsed Plasco Building

Amid ongoing efforts to recover the bodies of at least 25 people entrapped under the rubble of Tehran’s collapsed Plasco Building, firefighters and rescue workers are also trying to find a number of bank safes belonging to a branch of Bank Tejarat located inside the old high-rise shopping centre.

Iran Condoles with Pakistan over Plane Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to Pakistan over a plane crash that killed all 48 people on board on Wednesday.
Petrochemical Complex in Iran’s Mahshahr

Firefighters Still Battling Blaze in Petrochemical Complex in Iran’s Mahshahr

Iranian firefighters and helicopters tried on Thursday to extinguish a fire that broke out at Bu Ali Sina petrochemical refinery complex in southwestern port city of Mahshahr a day earlier.
Swiss-Child

A Swiss Child Wearing Black Chador

The Swiss tourist parents chose Chador as the traditional costume for their 2.5 years old daughter because as they say they want their daughter to wear what most of Iranian women and girls traditionally wear.
Ghalibaf at Plasco Collapse incident

Mayor: All Citizens Evacuated from Plasco Building before Its Collapse

The Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says all ordinary citizens and shop owners had been evacuated from the blazing Plasco building in central Tehran before its total collapse. Qalibaf asked people not to pay attention to rumours.
plasco

A Fake Police Officer and a Thief Arrested in Plasco Building Collapse Site

Amid firefighters and rescue workers’ ongoing attempts to find the bodies of those entrapped under the rubble of collapsed Plasco Building in central Tehran, the Police arrested a number of crooks who were trying to abuse the chaotic situation.
Murder

Bailed Murder Suspect Kills 6 in Revenge Attacks in Central Iran

A murder suspect freed on bail killed 6 people including a policeman and the people who had testified against him in a shooting rampage on Wednesday in central Iran, media reported.
Plasco

Iranians Commemorate Martyrs of Plasco Building Collapse

Iranian people gathered around fire stations across the country on Friday, January 20, to honour the heroism of the firefighters who lost their lives in the Plasco shopping centre’s collapse in downtorn Tehran.

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