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Iran Marks Red Cross Day by Creating Largest Peace Painting

A group of Iranian artists have created the country’s biggest peace painting to commemorate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8.

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Maritime Drill

The Iranian and Omani officials have agreed to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the Persian Gulf in the coming days.

Airliner Lands in Tehran after Malaysian Passenger’s Heart Attack

A passenger plane en route from Malaysia to Turkey has made an emergency landing at Tehran’s International Imam Khomeini Airport over a Malaysian passenger’s medical situation.

2 Dead in Chopper Crash in Southern Iran

An Iranian helicopter has gone down in the south of the country, leaving two people dead and two missing.

Red Cross Chief Impressed by Iran’s Humanitarian Aid Measures

The president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) lauded Iran’s great contribution to humanitarian aid programs around the world and the high quality of its services, voicing his organization’s enthusiasm for close cooperation with 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.

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.

Dozens Killed, Missing after Huge Fire at Russian Mall (+Video)

The death toll from the fire at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Sunday, has increased to 37, with reports of 69 people still missing, including 40 children.

Iran’s Northern Forests Burning in Fire (+Video)

Jungles in parts of Gilan province in northern Iran caught fire on Saturday night, a provincial official said, leaving no casualties but consuming hundreds of hectares of forests.

Turkish Plane Already on Fire before Crashing in Iran (+Video)

An Iranian emergency official says the Turkish private jet which crashed into Iran’s Shahr-e Kord on Sunday had caught fire before the deadly incident.

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