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Saudi Arabia Promoting Radicalism in Afghanistan: MP

An Afghan parliamentarian says Saudi Arabia supports the ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan and is working to promote the radical Wahhabism ideology in this country.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

“Qatar Seems to Be Leaning towards Iran”

Analysts believe Qatar is somehow leaning toward the Islamic Republic of Iran amid its recent row with Saudi Arabia and its regional allies.
Al Jazeera Removes Controversial Cartoon that Outraged Saudis

Al Jazeera Removes Controversial Cartoon that Outraged Saudis

Saudi social media users were outraged after Qatar’s Al Jazeera channel posted a cartoon denigrating the Saudi king, but the cartoon was later removed in a move to prevent the deepening of a row between Qatar and fellow Persian Gulf Cooperation Council members.

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on May 29

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 19 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Iranian Candidate Wears Sweepers’ Uniform to Collect Election Flyers

A young PhD student who failed to garner enough votes in the recent local elections in Iran has put on street sweepers’ uniform to collect his election campaign flyers from the streets.
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian FM Wishes Blessed Ramadan for All Muslim People

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message wished a blessed Ramadan for all Muslim nations, and expressed the hope that they use the holy month as an opportunity for unity.

All Iranian Draftees Must Pass Addiction Prevention Courses

An anti-drug official says all Iranian men doing their military services are required to pass compulsory training courses on addiction prevention; otherwise, their military service completion certificate will not be issued.
AFC to Iran’s Junior Footballers

AFC to Iran’s Junior Footballers: “Hold Your Heads up High”

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has consoled Iran’s junior football players over their early elimination from the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is underway in South Korea, calling on them to “hold their heads up high”.

Golestan Palace in Tehran Showcases Its Antique Carpets

An exhibition of antique carpets and rugs belonging to the historical Golestan Palace in the Iranian capital is underway in the palace for the first time.
Isfahan -Foreign Tourists-2017

Isfahan Attracts Record-Breaking Number of Foreign Tourists

An Iranian tourism official says an unprecedented number of foreign tourists have visited the historical and natural tourist attractions of Isfahan from March to May.

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