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Iran to Hold Military Drills in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman

The IRGC says it will stage a military exercise in the coastal city of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran on Saturday, during which various IRGC, Army and police unites will showcase their capabilities and deterrent power.

Iran Denies Claim It Asked for Meeting with Trump

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as ridiculous any media report on a call by President Hassan Rouhani for a bilateral meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump during the next week’s session of the UN General Assembly.

Iran Offers Condolences to Tanzania over Ferry Disaster

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed regret over the deaths of tens of people in a ferry capsize in Tanzania.

Iran’s Economy Grows 1.9% in April-June Quarter

Iran’s Statistics Centre says the country’s economy posted a 1.9-percent gain in the three months to June 21, 2018, exclusive of oil sales.

Iran FM Rejects US’ Call for New ‘Treaty’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed a call by a US State Department official for signing a new treaty with Iran, saying the Donald Trump administration, a violator of international treaties, is just mocking calls for peace.

All High School Students in Underdeveloped Region Admitted to University

The students of an underprivileged region in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province have all been admitted to public universities in medical sciences.

Iran Urges UN to Condemn Israel’s Nuclear Threat

Tehran has written to the United Nations, calling on the world body to condemn Israel for threatening Iran with a nuclear attack and bring the regime’s atomic weapons program under its supervision.

Millions in Iran Mourn Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

Millions of mournful Shiite Muslims have taken to the streets and mosques across Iran and other parts of the world to mark Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred along with his family and companions some 14 centuries ago.

Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil

Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.

Tehran Reiterates Call for Blocking of Anti-Iran Twitter Accounts

Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has once again called for the blocking of fake anti-Iran twitter accounts run by MKO members, as the terrorist group's heavy use of the social networking site to spread anti-Iran propaganda has been documented.

Iran Urges UK’s Major Role in Reactor Modernization: Salehi

Iran’s Nuclear Chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Tehran expects the United Kingdom to play a significant role in the reconstruction of Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor.

Iran Arrests 5 Foreign Fishermen for Illegal Trespassing

The Iranian coast guards in the southwestern province of Khuzestan detained five crew members of a fishing vessel for crossing the country’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, the commander of the forces said.

US Says Seeks to Sign ‘Treaty’ with Iran on Missile Program

The United States says it seeks a treaty with Iran ahead of the next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.

Muharram; A Phenomenon Affecting Various Aspects of Shiite Life

The rituals practiced in the lunar months of Muharram and Safar are not just basic traditions to Shiite Muslims. They rather impact all cultural and social dimensions of their lives, and their lessons can help believers solve many social and political problems.

German Ambassador Inspiring Tourists to Spend Holidays with Iranian Nomads

The German ambassador to Tehran has come up with a novel idea to open up a new path in Iran-Germany cooperation in the tourism industry.

Iranian, Turkish FMs Discuss Idlib Deal

Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers have, in a telephone conversation, discussed the recent agreement reached over Syria’s Idlib.
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Iran Denies Claim It’s Trying to Expand Influence in Africa

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected the claims made by Morocco regarding Tehran’s attempts to expand its influence in Africa, saying that the relations between the Islamic Republic and the African countries have always been based on mutual respect.

Crash of Passenger Bus, Fuel Tanker Leaves 21 People Dead

A passenger bus crashed in Iran’s central province of Isfahan, killing 21 people and injuring more than 20 others.

Iran Sympathizes with Those Hit by Hurricane in US, Philippines

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered sympathy to the families of the victims, and the people who have been affected by the two severe storms in the United States, the Philippines, and China.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on September 18

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, and picked headlines from 17 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.