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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!

50 Killed, 170 Injured in Greece Wildfires

At least 50 people have died and 170 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on Tuesday.

Firefighters Make Heroic Efforts to Save People from Tehran Fire

A huge fire which occurred at 21-storey Paramis Tower in Tehran’s 22nd District Sunday afternoon left nobody dead but 87 people injured, Iran's Emergency Medical Services said.

Over 300 Wounded in Twin Earthquakes in Iran

Two earthquakes on Sunday jolted Kermanshah province in Western Iran and Kerman province in the country’s south-east, wounding at least 330 people and damaging many houses and villages.

Sunni Leaders of Iran’s Kurdistan Condemn Marivan Terrorist Attack

Top Sunni clerics of Iran’s Kurdistan province have strongly condemned the PJAK terrorists’ recent attack on a border checkpoint in Marivan which led to the deaths of 11 IRGC members.
Iran, Austria Commemorate First European Ascent of Mount Damavand

Iran, Austria Commemorate First European Ascent of Mount Damavand

The Damavand 2018 Symposium was recently held on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the first European ascent of Mount Damavand by Austrian climber, botanist and scholar Theodor Kotschy.

Iranian Refinery Signs Contract with German Firm

The Tabriz oil refinery has reached a deal with a consortium involving Iranian and German firms to renovate its sulphur recovery unit.

Iranian Researchers Develop Herbal Medicine for Epilepsy

Iranian researchers have developed a drug to treat epilepsy using three types of medicinal herbs.

Iran Reaffirms Religious Minorities Free to Be Elected to Local Councils

Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.

Pilot’s Error Main Cause of Iranian ATR Plane Crash: Official

An official with the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran blamed the pilot and co-pilot for the February crash of an ATR passenger plane that killed 66 people in southwestern Iran.

Sky Burial; Ancient Tradition of Iran’s Zoroastrians

Ancient Zoroastrians believed the dead body should be put in particular structures to be feasted upon by birds of prey, because the burial or burning of the corpses would cause water and soil to become dirty, which is forbidden in the ancient religion.

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