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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 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.

Saudi Crown Prince Contradicts Himself on Wahhabism

The 32-years-old hair to the Saudi throne has contradicted his own account on the connection between the House of Saud and the Wahhabi ideology.

Angry at YouTube’s Unfair Policies, Iranian Vegan Wounds 3, Kills Herself

An Iranian-American woman named Nasim Aghdam, a vegan and animal rights activist with lots of followers on Instagram, has been identified as the person who opened fire on the YouTube headquarters in California, perhaps in protest at being censored by the video-sharing company.

3,000 Women Serving as Local Executives across Iran

About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.

Operation to Find Victims of Iranian Plane Crash Still Underway

An Iranian official says the search for victims of the February plane crash in south-western Iran is continuing non-stop in areas near the peak of the Dena Mountain.

Over 3,000 Yazidi Women Abducted by ISIS Still Missing

An Iraqi parliamentarian says the fate of about 3,100 Yazidi women and girls abducted by the ISIS terrorist group in 2014 is still unknown.

Rallies Held to Condemn Saudi-Paid Mercenary’s Abuse of Yemeni Woman

Yemenis from all walks of life have held rallies and issued separate statements vehemently condemning the abuse of a Yemeni woman by a Sudanese mercenary in western al-Hudaydah province.

Fire at Iranian Tea House Kills 11, Injures 6 (+Video)

A fire started by a former employee destroyed a tea house on Tuesday and killed and wounded dozens of people in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran.

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