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All the social, environmental, community and lifestyle news from across Iran, including the life and times of the capital, Tehran. There’s so much more to Iran than politics!

Street in Tehran Finally Named after Eminent PM Mosaddeq

After long debates over the naming of an important part of Tehran after Iran’s most famous prime minister, the City Council finally changed Tehran’s Naft (oil) street to Mohammad Mosaddeq, the man who nationalized Iran’s oil industry.

Dozens Dead after Military Plane Crash in Algeria

A military plane has crashed shortly after taking off from the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, local media reports.

Iranian Zurkhaneh Sports Growing Popular in South Korea

In recent years, South Korea has shown its interest in developing the Zurkhaneh (Pahlavani) sports through the management of the issues related to this original Iranian sport across the Asian continent.

Iran, Senegal to Boost Scientific Cooperation

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology and the Senegalese government have agreed to forge closer scientific cooperation, especially in the field of nanotechnology.

Iran Bans Rice Cultivation in Dry Provinces

Iranian Minster of Energy Reza Ardakanian says the government has decided to ban the cultivation of rice in any province other than the ones in the north in a bid to control the serious water crisis across the country.

Two-Fifth of Drying Lake Urmia Filled with Water

The water level of the dying Lake Urmia in north-western Iran has elevated by four centimetres compared with the previous year, said Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi , Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment.

Persepolis Wins Iran Pro League Title for Second Consecutive Year

Persepolis FC, the most popular football team in Iran, has once again been crowned the champion of Persian Gulf professional league with three weeks to go until the end of the season.

Iran Sympathizes with Canada over Deadly Bus Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed regret over the fatal crash of a bus involving Canadian junior hockey team.

Iranian Databases Target of Attacks Caused by Cisco Switch Flaw

A flaw in Cisco switches has allowed hackers to target critical infrastructure in many countries with cyberattacks including Iran.

Inspired by Plasco Tragedy, Scientists Build Firefighter Robot

A group of Iranian scientists have invented a robot that can extinguish fires of up to 1000 Celsius degrees while it is engulfed in flames.

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