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MP: Religious Rules Apply if Women Attend Sports Stadia

The views of grand ayatollahs should be considered, even if the presence of women in sports stadiums to watch certain matches does not face any opposition, MP Ali Motahhari has said.

US company seeks Iranian petrochemical products

An Iranian energy official says a US company seeks to purchase petrochemical products from Abadan’s Petrochemical Co.

Iran Seeks Market Stability: Zangeneh

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Tehran supports moves like the Doha conference which are aimed at tackling the consistent market volatility, saying that OPEC member "Iran has never had a role in the market instability".

Jajim Weaving in Namhil Village, Northwestern Iran

Weaving Jajim is a traditional, local industry of Namhil village in Ardabil province, northwestern Iran.

Arab League, Germany, Iran reject Netanyahu claim over Golan Heights

The Islamic Republic of Iran, Germany, the Arab League and the United States have joined Syria in rejecting Tel Aviv’s claim over the occupied Golan Heights, a day after the Israeli premier said the region will be part of Israel "forever”.

Iranian House wins A’ Design Award 2015

Orsi Khaneh Residential Apartment, designed by Nima Keivani, has been awarded the Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015.

Zarif: Iran Sees No Hurdle in Establishing ‘Healthy’ Economic Ties with US

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran sees no obstacle in the way to establish normal and healthy economic relations with Washington.

Iran Joins UN Conference on Financing for Development

The head of the Iranian Investment Organization, Mohammad-Khazaie, joined the UN Conference on Financing for Development in New York.

Palmyra after ISIS (PHOTOS)

IFP: The city of Palmyra, in Syria, was recently recaptured from ISIS . During their occupation, many antiquities were destroyed, including artifacts from the...

Zarif urges effective implementation of JCPOA by US

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged effective and real implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by Washington.

Iran to import Opel automobiles

Iranian Ministry of Industry has approved of importing cars produced at Germany’s Opel Automobile manufacturer company.

South Korean president in Iran on May 1

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is scheduled to be in Iran on May 1, Iranian president's deputy chief of staff for communications and information said Monday.

Soil Erosion Costs Iran $56bn Annually: Official

Soil erosion in Iran is so intense that it is costing the country $56 billion every year, says Mohammad Darvish, an official at the Department of Environment. On average, soil erosion in Iran is three times greater than other Asian countries, and it is one of the highest in the world, Darvish tells the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview.

Iran’s FIFF to hail French cinema in 2016 edition

The 34th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) will host the Retrospection of French Cinema Section in which six highly-acclaimed French films will be screened for the movie lovers.

Nikolic calls for Serbia-Iran medical cooperation

The Serbian president Sunday expressed hope that his country will cooperate with Iran in the field of neurosurgery.

Russia Says Legal Barriers for Iran Loan Cleared

A Russian deputy minister said that the legal barriers for Moscow’s key state loan to Tehran have been lifted.

Veresk bridge in Mazandaran

The Veresk bridge, located in Veresk district of Savadkuh County in Mazandaran province, was mostly constructed by Austrians before World War II, under the leadership of an engineer named Walter Aigner.

Iran to dispatch work force to 5 states

An Iranian official has announced the plan to deploy human resources to Turkey, Germany, Australia, Denmark and Ireland.

Iran to Build Petchem Hub in Austria

Iran is likely to build a petrochemical hub in Austria for gaining a better access to target markets in Eastern Europe, a senior Iranian petrochemical official said.

Larijani congratulates Assad on parliamentary Election

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has congratulated Bashar al-Assad on the successful holding of Syrian parliamentary election.

Italian company to build 50 MW solar power plant on Iran’s Qeshm island

The Italian company of Carlo Maresca S.p.A. is to build a 50-megawatt solar power plant on the southern Iranian island of Qeshm due to its signed agreement with the Qeshm Free Zone Organization, ISNA reported on Sunday.

Mogherini: EU in Talks with US to Remove Iran’s Banking Problems

The European Union’s foreign policy chief said the bloc has been holding talks with the US to remove the obstacles in the way of banks trying to get into Iran after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. In an interview with Tasnim News Agency in Tehran, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said efforts are underway to encourage European banks to cooperate with Iran following the coming into force of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) that terminated nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran. She also noted that the EU is in contact with US officials to help settle the banking problems facing Iran that are believed to be caused by Washington’s obstructive approaches.

A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on April 18

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 18 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Paymentwall ‘not connected’ to Iranian banking system

Central Bank of Iran has rejected the claim by San Francisco-based Paymentwall that it has integrated its payment services into Shetab - Iran’s local payment system.

Serbian President Flies Pigeons of Peace at Tehran’s Golestan Palace

President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić, during a visit to the historical complex of Golestan Palace in the Iranian capital, released several pigeons as a symbol of peace in commemoration of April 18, the International Day for Monuments and Sites.