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Saffron

France Using Iranian Saffron to Produce Herbal Medicines

An Iranian MP says France has managed to develop value-added products using Iran’s saffron by processing the crop into antidepressants and herbal medicines.
Iran, South Africa Call for Expansion of Banking Ties

Iran, South Africa Call for Expansion of Banking Ties

Iran’s foreign minister and South Africa’s National Assembly speaker have discussed expansion of bilateral ties, particularly in banking sector.
US Siege on Civilians Aimed at Undermining Lebanon Victory: Iran

US Siege on Civilians Aimed at Undermining Lebanon Victory: Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has blasted the US aerial siege on several buses carrying women and children, saying the move is aimed at undermining Lebanon’s victories over ISIS.
Iranians Are Saudi Arabia’s Brothers in Islam: Mecca Governor

Iranians Are Saudi Arabia’s Brothers in Islam: Mecca Governor

The governor of the holy city of Mecca has referred to Iranians and Saudi Arabians as religious brothers, expressing the hope that Iranian pilgrims would remember the Saudis with a good impression.
Iran and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Delegation to Visit Iran after Hajj Season: Spokesman

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Iranian and Saudi diplomatic delegations will travel to one another's countries merely to visit their respective embassies and consulates nearly 20 months after the severance of bilateral ties.
Iranian Handmade Carpets on Show in Bangkok

Iranian Handmade Carpets on Show in Bangkok

The Thai capital of Bangkok is hosting an exhibition of Iranian handmade carpets titled “From the Finest Thai Silk to the Masterpiece of Persian Carpet.”
Giant Mammal

Persian Gulf Home to Giant Mammals in Danger of Extinction

Iran’s southern waters are the habitat of rare species of giant aquatic mammals, some of which are on the verge of extinction mainly due to their mass suicides.
Hezbollah Chief Praises Lebanese PM in Unprecedented Remarks

Hezbollah Chief Praises Lebanese PM in Unprecedented Remarks

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, in rare comments lauded the positive role of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the recent victories over ISIS terrorists.
Iran Offers Sympathy to Flood-Hit People of India, Nepal, Pakistan

Iran Offers Sympathy to Flood-Hit People of India, Nepal, Pakistan

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has extended sympathy to India, Nepal, and Pakistan over the recent 'catastrophic' floods which left hundreds of people dead, wounded, and missing and caused serious damages.
‘Riyadh Fails to Intimidate Doha into Downgrading Ties with Tehran’

‘Riyadh Fails to Intimidate Doha into Downgrading Ties with Tehran’

A political commentator says Saudi Arabia has failed to intimidate Qatar into severing its newly-shaped relations with Iran, and has no more cards to play to keep Doha from edging closer to Tehran.

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