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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!

Iran Gov’t Promises Transparency on Jamming Satellite Signals

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi says his ministry has not issued any permission for blocking satellite signals, and is installing equipment in cities to show people which areas are influenced by jamming.

Gov’t Pays Blood Money for 2014 Isfahan Acid Attacks as Culprits Not Caught

The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.

Iran Appoints Woman as Envoy to Finland

Parvin Farshchi has been appointed as Iran’s ambassador to Finland as the second female envoy in the history of the Islamic Republic.

“Iran Ideal Place for Coexistence of Monotheistic Religions”

Bishop Krikor Chiftjian, the Prelate of the Diocese of Iran’s East and West Azarbaijan provinces, has referred to Iran as a great model for peaceful coexistence among monotheistic religions in the world.

Iranian Medicine Foundation Begins Work

The Iranian Medicine Foundation has started its work with the aim of developing and upgrading people’s lifestyle and promoting self-care across the country.

“Iran’s Power Cuts Not Linked with Paris Climate Agreement”

An Energy Ministry official has rejected claims by opponents of the Rouhani administration that the recent power shortage across the country is a result of Iran’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Tehran’s Int’l Airport Ready to Send 27,000 Hajj Pilgrims

The first terminal of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is ready to dispatch about 27,000 pilgrims from seven provinces to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, an Iranian official said.

Makhunik Village; The Mysterious Land of Lilliputians

Makhunik, also known as the land of Lilliputians, is a unique village in eastern Iran which dates back to hundreds of years ago.

Stunning Beauty of Iran’s Intact Juniper Forests

Juniper, or as local Iranians call it Ores, is a rare, coniferous and long-life tree which can live for up to 2,000 years. The ever-green tree grows up in mountainous areas with a height of over 2,500 metres above the sea level.
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Iranian Minister Sounds the Alarm on Upcoming Sanctions

Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi has warned about the dire consequences of upcoming US sanctions on the Islamic Republic in the wake of Trump’s illegal withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

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