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Iran Offers Sympathy to Russia over Deadly Plane Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over the crash of a passenger plane near the Russian capital, which claimed the lives of all the 71 people on board.

Iran Arrests Several Environmentalists for Espionage

Tehran's prosecutor says Iranian security forces have identified and arrested several people in connection with a spying case.

Passenger Plane with 71 People Aboard Crashes in Russia (+Video)

A passenger plane with 71 people on board crashed Sunday outside the Russian capital Moscow, according to media reports.

Iran Defeats Japan to Claim 12th Title at AFC Futsal Championship (+Video)

The Iran men’s national futsal team has been crowned the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship’s ultimate winners for the 12th time.

Iran Expresses Sympathy over Hong Kong Bus Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed regret over a fatal bus crash in Hong Kong, which killed and wounded dozens of people.

Plane’s Windscreen Struck by Eagle during Landing (+Video)

A viral video shows a large bird, most probably an eagle, striking the windscreen of an ATR plane landing at an airport in northern Iran.

PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Apologize to Iranian Athletes

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has extended official apology to Iranian olympians over its decision to exclude them from Samsung Electronics’ welcoming pack.

Iran May Ban Import of Samsung Products after Olympics Controversy

Iran has urged the Samsung Electronics to immediately apologize over its decision to deny Iranian athletes the free smartphones given as a gift to all Olympics athletes, otherwise the country may ban the import of all Samsung phones.

Iran Summons S. Korea Ambassador over Samsung’s ‘Immoral’ Move

The South Korean ambassador has been summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry over Samsung’s “immoral” decision to exclude Iranian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from receiving its special gift under the pretext of international sanctions on Tehran.

FIFA President to Visit Iran Late February

President of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino is due to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran later this month.

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