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Religions and Faiths in Iran

Iran is a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, with significant minorities of many other faiths. News and opinions related to religious issues can be found here.

Iran President Meets with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shiite cleric of Iraq, during his trip to the holy city of Najaf.

Iranian, Iraqi Pilgrims to Get Visas Free of Charge as of April

Visas for visiting Iraq and Iran will be issued free of charge for Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims and tourists as of early April, 2019.

No Power Capable of Dividing Iran, Iraq: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says no power in the world can cause rift between the two neighbouring nations of Iran and Iraq.

Cabinet to Discuss Bill Equalizing Blood Money for Women, Men: VP

Iran’s Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has submitted a bill to the Cabinet which calls for equal blood money for both genders, Vice President Massoumeh Ebtekar said.

Iran Dismisses US VP’s ‘Nazi’ Comments

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected the “hostile” and “hollow” remarks made by US Vice President Mike Pence likening Iran to the Nazi government.

‘Jews Living in Peace, Harmony with Other Iranians’

Siamak Morreh-Sedgh, the representative of the Jewish community at the Iranian Parliament, says Jewish Iranians have been peacefully living along with other Iranian people for around 3,000 years now.

Culture of Hijab in Iran; From Past to Present

The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now.  
Reports of Iraqi MPs Visit to Israel Arouses Controversy

Reports of Iraqi MPs’ Visit to Israel Arouse Controversy

The news of the visit of three Iraqi delegations to Israel last year, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its Twitter account, has sparked controversy.

Majority of Iranians Will Vote in Favour of Hijab: MP

Deputy Speaker of Iranian Parliament says majority of Iranians will vote in favour of Hijab if a referendum is being held today.   

Iranian Armenians Celebrate New Year with Persian Customs

New Year celebrations for Christians in Iran are different from those of Christians in other parts of the world. In Iran, the Christian culture has been mixed with the Iranian culture.

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