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Iranian women’s ice hockey team win Asian Cup

The Iranian Women’s Ice Hockey team have won the Asian Cup in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Iranians hold large Laylat al-Qadr ceremony in Imam Reza shrine

Millions of people took part in the rituals of first night of Laylat al-Qadr in the month of Ramadan in the holy Shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, on Friday night in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Worshippers hold vigil at Laylat al-Qadr in Tehran’s Imamzadeh Saleh 

A large number of people from the Iranian capital and adjacent cities flocked to Imamzadeh Saleh, a religious site in the northern part of Tehran, on Friday to pray all night long at Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, when the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Nowruz road crash fatalities in Iran rises to 664

The Iranian traffic police, in an update on Saturday on the latest figures of the road accidents since the beginning of Persian New Year, put the death toll on 664 people.

Iranians mark Laylat al-Qadr with prayers, night vigil 

Muslims across the world and Iran have held night vigils at mosques and religious centers with prayers to mark Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, when the Muslim holy book Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over 14 centuries ago. 

Official: Iran among few countries with isotope separation technology

Iran is on the list of the few countries that have acquired the indigenous knowledge and technology of separating isotopes at home by its scientists, the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.

Brown bear spotted in Iran’s Arasbaran protected area

A brown bear has been caught on camera in the Arasbaran protected area, also known as Ghareh Dagh, in northwestern Iran bordering the Azerbaijan Republic.

9 killed in single road accident in Iran’s Semnan

A traffic incident involving three vehicles in the central Iranian province of Semnan left 9 people killed on Thursday.

Iranian sprinter Tousi finishes runner-up in South Africa 

Iran’s sprint athlete Maryam Tousi has gained a silver medal in the women’s 200m at the 2024 Athletics South Africa (ASA) Grand Prix. 

Iran beat Turkmenistan 1-0, advancing to third round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Iran’s National Soccer Team have advanced to the third round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers and booked their place at the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 by defeating Turkmenistan 1-0 in an away match in Group E of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 on Tuesday.

Nowruz traffic accident victims in Iran soars to 510

Road crashes in Iran during the first week of the Persian New Year has so far claimed 510 lives, which is still a grim record despite a slight decrease compared to previous years.

Nowruz road accidents have so far claimed 469 lives in Iran

Road accidents across Iran during the Nowruz, or Persian New Year, holidays that started last Wednesday have so far left 469 people killed and over 12,500 injured, the deputy head of the country’s traffic police said on Monday.

Traditional wrestling contests held in Qom for Afghan expats in Iran

The central Iranian city of Qom has hosted traditional wrestling competitions for Afghan nationals residing in Iran.

Police spokesman: Road accident figures during Nowruz ‘dreadful’

A top official with the Iranian police forces has reminded Nowruz travelers of the grim reality that although the holidays can be festive, the specter of death hovers over the roads due to the high number of traffic accidents.

World Cup Qualifiers: Iran dominates Turkmenistan 5-0

Iran’s national football team overwhelmed Turkmenistan with a commanding 5-0 victory at Tehran's Azadi Stadium, securing their second win in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Nowruz traffic tragedy: 271 killed during car accidents in Iran

Commander of Iran’s traffic police says as of 8 am on Thursday 271 people had died in Nowruz car accidents.

Iranian snooker sensation: Vafai’s triumph over world no. 1 stuns audience

In a historic moment for Iranian sports, Hossein Vafai has etched his name in the annals of snooker history with an astonishing victory over "Rani O'Sullivan," the reigning world number one, in the 2024 World Open Snooker Tournament.

Water level in Lake Urmia has improved after recent rainfalls

With a 50 percent increase in rainfalls in the catchment area of the receding Lake Urmia in Iran’s northwest compared to last year and the release of the water rights from upstream dams, the lake is in better condition now.

Vice-president: Iran’s knowledge-based exports increase by 200%

Iranian Vice-President for Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy says the country’s exports of knowledge-based products have increased by 200% over the past year.

AFC releases poster to mark Iranian New Year, Nowruz

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has congratulated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, by releasing a poster of a few high-profile athletes of the country.

Large number of Iranians mark New Year in holy shrines

A massive number of pilgrims were in Imam Reza’s holy shrine, the eighth Shia imam, in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad at 06:36 local time (03:06 GMT) on Wednesday to celebrate the start of the Persian New Year, 1403.

World-famous Iranian body builder Hadi Choopan receives hero’s welcome in hometown

Iconic Iranian body builder and one-time Mr. Olympia winner Hadi Choopan has arrived back in his hometown Shiraz in southern Iran to a warm welcome by family, friends and other fellow countrymen.

Tehran air quality report reveals alarming figures

The Tehran Air Quality Control Company's recent disclosure highlights the capital city's troubling air quality situation. Since the start of the year, Tehran has endured 107 days of unhealthy air for sensitive groups and 12 days of unhealthy air for all demographics, posing serious health risks, says the company's report.

Tehran Flower Market packed with cheerful folks ahead of Persian New Year

The Mahalati plant and flower market is the second biggest in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Every year on the threshold of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, the iconic market takes on a jovial mood.

World-famous Iranian body builder Hadi Choopan wins another Arnold Classic title

Iconic Iranian body builder and one-time Mr. Olympia winner Hadi Choopan has won his second Arnold Classic title in as many weeks.

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