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Qatar releases 8 Iranian sailors jailed for trespassing

The Iranian Judiciary's deputy for human rights and international affairs says 8 Iranian sailors who had been jailed in Qatar were freed by the country.

Saudi Arabia frees Iranian pilgrim 20 days after detention

Saudi authorities have released an Iranian Hajj pilgrim 20 days after arresting him in the city of Medina.

Republic of Azerbaijan reopens embassy in Tehran

The Republic of Azerbaijan reopened its embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday after it shut the premises over a year ago.

Iranians mourning Imam Hussein’s martyrdom on Tasua

Millions of mourners in Iran are taking part in nationwide processions of Tasua, the ninth day of Muharram on the Islamic lunar calendar, one day before the third Shia Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, and 72 of his companions were martyred on the plains of Karbala, in today’s Iraq, over 13 centuries ago.

Traditional “sineh dour” mourning ceremony in Iran’s Shahroud

The "sineh dour" is a longstanding mourning ritual in the northeastern Iranian city of Shahrud, Semnan province, which also commemorates the warriors of the imposed war era known as the Sacred Defense.

Iran’s beach volleyball team clinch Tianjin Asian Tour title

Iran's National Beach Volleyball Team One, comprising Abbas Pourasgari and Alireza Aghajani, faced off against Thailand and secured a 2-0 victory to clinch the tournament title in China.

Assassination attempt on Trump could reshape U.S. political landscape: ex-Iranian diplomat

Former Iranian diplomat Koroush Ahmadi says an assassination attempt on former US President Donald Trump could exacerbate uncertainty and instability within the Democratic camp, further complicating US President Joe Biden's position.

Najafis in Iran’s Qom mourn Imam Hussein’s martyrdom by torch-carrying rituals

Every year, on the 8th, 9th, and 10th nights of the month of Muharram, on the Islamic calendar, Najafi residents of the Iranian shrine city of Qom carry torches as a symbol of mourning for Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam and the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was martyred along with 72 of his companions on the plains of Karbala over 14 centuries ago.

Iran ex-FM Zarif: New cabinet should lead to national unity

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is at the helm of choosing the cabinet members of President-Elect Massoud Pezeshkian’s administration, says the top goal of the new administration is to forge national unity in Iran.

Iranian youths’ ‘sacrificial effort’ save country from nationwide blackout

A leak in a turbine condenser knocked a power plan in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz offline and caused power outage in large parts of the Khuzestan province that is experiencing an average temperate of nearly 50 degrees Celsius.

Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it has dealt heavy blows to terrorists 

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says its anti-terrorism unit has hit Takfiri terrorists directly 79 times from May 21, 2024 to July 5, 2024.

Iran Health Ministry: Dengue fever won’t become Corona-like epidemic

Iran’s health ministry allayed public concerns on Saturday over the spread of Dengue Fever in the country by dismissing reports that the disease might spread as an epidemic like the coronavirus.

Iran president-elect outlines foreign policy, seeks de-escalation with West, praises Russia, China

Reformist politician Massoud Pezeshkian, who won Iran’s snap presidential election earlier this month, has unveiled the contour of his foreign policy principles in his administration.

Iran and Iraq to launch the Khorramshahr-Basra sea line 

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says Iran and Iraq have reached an agreement to launch the Khorramshahr-Basra sea line, in south of the two neighbors. 

Russian ambassador to Tehran: Work on Strategic Partnership Treaty with Iran almost complete 

Alexey Dedov, Russia's Ambassador to Iran says the work on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Treaty between Moscow and Tehran is almost finished. 

Iran president-elect appoints former FM Zarif as head of transitional council

Iran’s newly-elected President Massoud Pezeshkian, in his first appointment, has designated former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had a central role in his electoral victory, as the head of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations for the transition period.

Iran, Russia preparing several documents to boost cooperation between provinces

Iran and Russia are coordinating for about 15 documents for cooperation between the provinces in both countries, the chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation said on Thursday.

Iran president-elect issues general plea for consultation on cabinet members 

The office of Iran’s President-Elect Massoud Pezeshkian has issued a general plea asking civil institutions, scientific associations, as well as political parties with different affiliations to submit their proposed candidates as members of the incoming administration.

Massive fire in Iran’s southwestern protected area contained

A raging and widespread fire in the southwestern Iranian protected area of Khaeez in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province was put out on Friday morning after several days of hard work.

Iranian president-elect holds separate phone calls with Serbian, Kurdiastan region presidents

In separate telephone conversations with the President of Serbia and the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Iran's President-elect Massoud Pezeshkian reaffirmed Iran's commitment to respecting the territorial integrity of all countries and expressed a strong desire to deepen relations with both Serbia and Iraq.

Iranian parl. speaker declares full readiness for BRICS cooperation

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Iran's Parliament Speaker announced the comprehensive readiness of both Iran's government and parliament to collaborate with BRICS member states.

Iran acting FM: Talks on easing sanctions progressing in accordance with law

Iran’s caretaker foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani says the outgoing administration of the late President Ebrahim Raisi has pursued talks to remove Western-imposed nuclear-related sanctions on the country in strict compliance with the laws approved by the parliament.

Iran rejects NATO allegation over Ukraine war, as politically-motivated

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani, has dismissed the NATO allegation about Tehran's military assistance to Russia in the Ukraine war, as completely unfounded and politically charged.

Over half a million students compete to enter universities in Iran

Over 500,000 students took tests on the first day of the university admission exam on Thursday to enter universities across the country, with some fields like medicine in high demand.

More than a dozen provinces in Iran shut down over power shortage

The Iranian government closed offices in 15 provinces on Thursday due to electricity shortages amid sizzling hot weather in order to prevent nationwide blackouts.

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