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Saudi Mismanagement Has Killed 90,000 Pilgrims in 14 Years, Documents Reveal

Documents recently leaked from Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry disclosed that over 90,000 pilgrims have lost their lives during the Hajj rituals in Mecca over the past 14 years.

Blasphemous cartoons insult all divine prophets: Iranian official

Expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for his firm position on abusive cartoons in the French magazine, Younesi said the move was not only an insult to Islam but to all divine prophets.
Ali Akbar Velayati

West behind Charlie Hebdo profane cartoons: Iranian official

​A senior Iranian official has denounced sacrilegious cartoons published by French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, depicting Prophet Mohammad, saying the move has been orchestrated by the West.

Islamic Countries Protest at Al Saud’s Incompetence to Run Hajj

Given the Saudis’ incompetence in running hajj rituals last year, some Islamic countries have voiced their criticism against the Al Saud.
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ISIS’ Atrocities Bring Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iraq Closer to Each Other!

The heinous crimes committed by the ISIS terrorist group have brought Muslim people closer to each other.

Tehran Playing Host to Pan-Armenian Games

The 48th edition of the Armenian Olympics was kicked off at Tehran’s Ararat Sports Complex on Tuesday, September 13. Around 800 Armenian athletes from Iran, Armenia and Georgia compete in the games in 9 fields.
Imam Musa Sadr

How can a Muslim live in a pluralist world?

Imam Musa al-Sadr, a Shiite religious and political leader, favors religious moderation over secularism and factionalism, saying that freedom, respect, trust and tolerance are the basic tools of pluralism.

Riyadh Hindering Iranians’ Hajj Pilgrimage: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari blamed Saudi Arabia for obstructing preparations for Iranian pilgrims travelling for the Hajj rituals.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran Condemns Charlie Hebdo’s Insulting Cartoon as “Provocative”

We condemn the French weekly’s provocative move, because it hurts the sentiments of Muslims, said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
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Leader warns about global campaign to undermine religion

The Supreme Leader has praised Iranian athletes for their spiritual resistance and insistence on promoting religious values during the sporting events.

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