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UNESCO Accepts Polo as Iranian Game

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) accepted Chogan as an Iranian horse-riding game on the world body’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Turkish President in Greece on First Visit since 1952

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Greece on a two-day visit, a first official trip by a Turkish head of state to the Aegean country in 65 years, with long-standing territorial disputes most likely to be the main topic of discussions with Greek officials.

Iraqi Top Shiite Cleric Blasts US Decision on Jerusalem

Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has condemned a controversial decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, saying the occupied city must return to its Palestinian owners.

Caspian Sea Littoral States Agree on Bulk of Its Legal Regime: Iran FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Caspian Sea littoral countries have reached a consensus on the bulk of the sea’s long-awaited legal regime and have agreed to ban all foreign military forces from entering the sea.

Iran Wins Two More Golds at Weightlifting World Championships

Ali Hashemi from Iran claimed a gold medal at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center early Tuesday.
Calls for Dissolution of Iraqi Popular Forces Sign of New Plot: Iran

Calls for Dissolution of Iraqi Popular Forces Sign of New Plot: Iran

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says calls for disbanding Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) indicate a new plot aimed at bringing back insecurity to the Middle East.
Tehran Hosts 31st Int'l Conference on Islamic Unity

Tehran Hosts 31st Int’l Conference on Islamic Unity

The 31 International Islamic Unity Conference begins in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance.

Iranian Weightlifter Breaks World Record, Bags Three Gold Medals

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sohrab Moradi of Iran claimed a gold medal in the men’s 94kg of the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center late Sunday.
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Iran FM Rules Out Presence of Foreign Forces in Caspian Sea

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the five Caspian Sea littoral states have agreed that foreign military forces are banned from entering the sea under a convention.

Iconic Farmer Who Saved Hundreds of Iranians Dies of Lung Disease

Iranian iconic villager, Azbar Ali Hajavi, also known as Riz Ali Khajavi, who bravely saved the lives of passengers of a train from a crash some 56 years ago, has succumbed to lung disease at the age of 86.

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