Friday, July 12, 2024


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.

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.

Temperature crosses 54° Celsius in Shabankareh, southern Iran  

The town of Shabankareh in Bushehr Province, southern Iran, was the hottest city in the country on Wednesday, with the temperature there hitting 54.2° Celsius over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday.

Fire in Karkheh National Park in southern Iran put out

Firefighters have managed to contain the raging flames in the Karkheh National Park in the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan.

Pardis Technology Park to be changed to Iran International Innovation Zone

Iran’s Vice President for Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy Ruhollah Dehghani Firouzabadi says the name and nature of the country’s first and biggest technology park, Pardis, will be changed to Iran International Innovation Zone.

Mahsa Ghorbani, first Iranian woman referees men’s football match

Mahsa Ghorbani has made history in sports by refereeing an international football match as the first Iranian woman.

Smog haunts major Iranian cities as temperatures go up

As the weather becomes hotter in summer, Iranians in metropolises have to deal with the old story of air pollution again.

Iranian warship Sahand encounters incident near Bandar Abbas

An Iranian army warship, the Sahand, experienced an incident near a repair facility close to Bandar Abbas. Reports suggest potential issues with the ship's ballast tank or water ingress through the shaft area during repairs.

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad hoists black flag for Muharram

The green flag atop the holy shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad has been replaced with a black flag on the occasion of mourning for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson.

Iran launches project to save Lake Urmia

Iran has inaugurated a water storage and transfer project to revive Lake Urmia in the northwest of the country which has been receding in recent years.

Official: 138 cases of dengue fever reported in Iran

Iran's Deputy Health  Minister announced that since May of this year, 138 cases of dengue fever have been identified in Iran.

Iranian women’s taekwondo team crowned champions in World Cup

The Iranian women’s taekwondo team outshone its rivals on Tuesday and won the title for the 2024 World Cup championship in South Korea for the first time in the country’s history.

Iranian men’s taekwondo team clinch championship title in World Cup

Iranian men’s national taekwondo team were crowned champions on Monday at 2024 World Cup by outperforming the hosts South Korea.

“Bride of Iran’s lakes” in Khorasan Razavi province refills after year of drought

The Director General of Environmental Protection in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province announced that the largest natural lake there, namely Bazangan Lake, has refilled after being completely dry last year due to minimal rainfall.

Iran’s Leader praises Defenders of Holy Shrine as saviours of Iran, West Asia

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has praised the Defenders of the Holy Shrine, stressing that their movement saved the country and the region from Western, especially American, conspiracies.

Commemoration of 40th day of martyrdom of late Iranian FM

The commemoration ceremony for the 40th day of martyrdom of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the late Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the martyrs of service, was held this Thursday morning.

Iran’s receding Lake Urmia out of woods following downpours

The level of water in Late Urmia in northwestern Iran has significantly come up following the recent rainfalls, reaching the highest point in six months.

Roads to northern Iran blocked after flash floods, 18 injured, 2 missing

Heavy rains in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran caused flooding and blocking off the roads on Tuesday.

Saudi gov’t refuses to allow Iranian Hajj pilgrims to vote in presidential election

Iranian officials say Saudi Arabia has turned down a request by Iran to allow Iranian Hajj pilgrims to cast their votes in the snap presidential polls on Friday.

Millions of Iranians hold nationwide celebrations on Eid al-Ghadir

People in Iran marked Eid al-Ghadir on Tuesday night with festive rallies and celebrations across the country to mark the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib, as the successor to Islam’s revered Prophet Mohammad.

Millions of Iranians celebrating Eid al-Ghadir

Iranians are celebrating Eid al-Ghadir, which marks the day when Prophet Mohammad appointed the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib, as his successor and the leader of Muslims some 14 centuries ago.

90 people contract dengue fever in Iran, 3 killed

Three people have so far died of Dengue fever in Iran, says Iranian Health Minister Bahram Eynollahi.

Saudi Arabia says over 1,300 Hajj pilgrims died in extreme heat

Riyadh has confirmed that more than 1,300 people died during the Hajj pilgrimage which took place during intense heat, and that most of the deceased did not have official permits.

Iran secures second place at Asian Junior Greco-Roman wrestling championship

The Asian Junior Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship took place on July 22-23 in Amman, Jordan, where Iran’s wrestling team showcased outstanding performance. The Iranian team won several medals across various weight categories, finishing the competition as the runner-up.

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