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smuggled birds

A large haul of smuggled birds was seized in southern Iran

The environmental police in Chabahar have intercepted a large haul of falcons and houbara bustards en route from Pakistan to Arab countries in the Persian Gulf.
Sareh Javanmardi

Sareh Javanmardi named Asia’s top female athlete of 2014

Iran’s Paralympic shooter, Sareh Javanmardi, has been chosen as Asia’s best female athlete of the year.
Hossein Nasr

Iran owes its independence to Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a George Washington University professor, credits Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardabili for the independence Iran enjoys today.
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Kiss captivity goodbye

Seven wild captive birds regained their freedom after environmental police of Marivan found them in a poacher’s house.
Donkey

A memorable lesson from donkeys on an Iranian island

It’s time some humans took a leaf out of a donkey’s book.
Prison

Inmates can pursue their studies to doctoral level

An Iranian jail offers special plans to boost the morale of prisoners, minimize the risk of their depression, help them straighten out and continue their education.
A distorted Koranic application

A distorted Koranic application appears in Apple and Samsung app stores

A distorted Koranic application in the app stores of Apple and Samsung draws Muslim anger.
Ali Jannati

Culture minister condoles with nation on demise of pop singer

Ali Jannati has extended his heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of Iranian pop singer Morteza Pasha’ie.
anti cancer research

Iranian researchers develop anti-cancer nano-drug

Iranian researchers have developed a nano-drug which uses artificial biocompatible and biodegradable polymers to fight cancer.
Morteza Pashaei

Tehran bids tearful farewell to pop singer Morteza Pashaei

A big, tearful funeral procession is held in Tehran for the famed Iranian musician, composer and pop singer, Morteza Pashaei.

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