Iran’s Defence Spending in Spotlight: Teeny Budget Compared with Rivals’

The Iranian government’s latest bill for state budget has been a hot topic in political and media circles in recent days. The bill, presented to the parliament by President Hassan Rouhani late last month, allocates over 4,700 trillion rials for the fiscal year that will start on March 21.

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Story of Iranian Sherlock Holmes Published in Collection of World Detective...

Story of Iran’s first detective novel has been published in a collection of detective stories compiled by American author Christopher Richmond.

Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.  

Biglar Beigi Tekyeh; Fabulous Hall with Mirror Works

Biglar Beigi Tekyeh is a valuable building in the historical neighbourhoods of the ancient and beautiful city of Kermanshah in western Iran.

Swine Flu Reaches Iran from Georgia: Official

Iran has warned its people to refrain from making unnecessary trips to Georgia as the Caucasian country is origin of swine flu (H1N1).

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on January 22

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, January 22, and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Is Press TV Journo Caught in Crossfire as Trump Intensifies Iran Standoff?

A little over a week into the arrest of the senior journalist working for Iran’s Press TV, the case has become a big controversy shrouded in mystery.
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Iran Condemns Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has condemned a suicide attack on a military centre west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, which left tens of people dead.

Iran Deputy FM Holds Talks with His Polish Counterpart

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang have met in Tehran and exchanged views on the so-called Conference on the Peace and Security of the Middle East, co-organised by the US and Poland for February in the Polish capital Warsaw.

Detained Iranian Anchor to Attend US Court Again

The second session of a court for Marzieh Hashemi will be held in Washington on Wednesday, announced Iran’s Press TV, for whom the US-born anchorwoman and producer was working for.

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation is working to establish tourism police in the central city of Yazd with good command of English to protect tourists in the historic neighbourhoods of the city.

Polish Deputy FM in Tehran over Hosting Anti-Iran Conference

Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, Maciej Lang, has arrived in Tehran on Monday morning to discuss an anti-Iran conference scheduled for mid-February.

Southern Iran Major Habitat for Seabirds

The coastal regions of Bushehr province in southern Iran are one of the most important natural habitats of seabirds and wading birds.
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