Incidents

Iran Marks 34th Anniversary of Liberation of Khorramshahr

On 23 May, Iran marks the 34th anniversary of the liberation of the strategic port city of Khorramshahr from Iraqi forces under the former dictator Saddam Hussein.

Famous Artworks to Embellish Tehran for Second Year

Copies of famous works of art, including many by prominent Western and Iranian artists, will appear next week on billboards and tableaus across the capital city of Tehran.

Cheetah Killed in Accident, Cub Escaped

On Wednesday night, May 11, a female cheetah unfortunately died in a collision with passing vehicles on a road between Semnan and Mashhad, near...

Smugglers in Afghanistan Use Catapult to Get Drugs over Iran’s Borders

Alireza Jazini, a senior Iranian anti-narcotics official, confirmed that a catapult has recently been used by drug traffickers on Iran’s eastern borders to hurl illicit drugs into Iranian territory.

Quake Jolts Southern Province of Bushehr

An earthquake measuring 4.0 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the southern province of Bushehr early Tuesday.

Police Arrest “Electric Man” Who Stole Power Cables

Police forces in the northern Iranian city of Babol finally managed to capture a man who claimed to be immune to electricity, and had stolen the city’s power cables, causing blackouts on several occasions.

TV Show Guest Saves Child’s Life Backstage

A new episode of Elixir, an Iranian weekly talk show aired on IRIB’s Channel 3, was being filmed when a woman was heard screaming outside the studio. The TV crew and the guest of the show ran out to see what had happened, but were shocked to find the body of a child.

3 Iranian Police Killed in Clashes with Armed Drug Dealers

In an attack carried out by armed drug smugglers on a checkpoint in Iran’s southeastern border city of Khash in Sistan and Balouchestan Province, three law enforcement officers were killed, the provincial police chief announced on Wednesday.

Kurdish Artist Buries His Sculpture of Renowned Poet

An Iranian-Kurdish sculptor buried a statue he had made of a famous Kurdish poet, after municipal officials refused to install it in the western...

Iranian Dentist Gives Free Street Dental Exams

Shafi Ja’fari is a young dentist who gave out free dental examinations to people around Enqelab Square, in central Tehran, ISNA news agency reported.

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