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Toll from Hajj stampede outside Mecca reaches 2,000: Sources

The death toll from a deadly crush during Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, has soared...
Hashemi Rafsanjani

Saudi government responsible for Mina tragedy: Ayatollah Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Rafsanjani has said that Saudi officials in charge of [maintaining] order in Hajj rituals are responsible for the incident near Mecca and should be answerable to the Islamic world.

Iran’s President Rouhani orders task force to address Mina disaster

Among its objectives, the task force would have to send over aid teams, if needed, and dispatch aircraft to Saudi Arabia in order to assist the pilgrims and the wounded.

Iran declares 3-day national mourning over Mecca deaths

The Saudi government should meet its obligations in compliance with the rule of righteousness and fairness, the leader said.

Number of Iranian victims of Saudi stampede rises to 47

The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the Saudi officials had blocked two ways leading to the stoning point, thus causing the stampede.

Mr. Erdogan! You are to blame for the Syrian refugees

The Turkish president has claimed that Iran is to blame for a large influx of Syrian refugees who are fleeing their hometown. An Iranian daily has responded to Erdogan's baseless claims.
Marzieh Afkham

Violation of states’ sovereignty worsens Mideast crises: Iran

Afkham also condemned the deaths of civilians and security forces in the recent wave of terror attacks in Turkey.

Iran president calls on Europe to ‘help’ refugees

Rouhani expressed hope that through “determination and collective cooperation,” the entire world would see lasting stability and security.
Syrian Father

A desperate father tells about the tragic loss of loved ones

Abdullah, the father of the two drowned Syrian kids, tells how everything he was dreaming of ended in the watery grave of his family.
Syrian boy

Drowned Syrian boy in Iranian media

Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the horrifying image of a drowned Syrian child, Aylan.

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