Thursday, June 20, 2024


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.

Iran FM: Fighting Islamophobia collective effort by Islamic ummah

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called for collective efforts by the Islamic ummah to fight Islamophobia.

Former Tehran Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Emami Kashani laid to rest

Crowds of people on Monday held a funeral ceremony for late Friday prayers leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani.

Iranians celebrate Imam Mahdi’s birthday anniversary

Iranians around the country have marked the anniversary of the birthday of Imam Mahdi, the twelfth Shiite Imam.

Iran Leader blasts Western hypocrisy on Israeli war against Gaza

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has hit out at Western hypocrisy on the Israeli war against Gaza, saying it has now become evident that the West’s claims on human rights are lies.

Iranians celebrate National Father’s Day, Imam Ali’s birth anniversary

Iranians across the country are celebrating national Father’s Day and Men’s Day on the 13th of Rajab on the lunar calendar, which falls on January 25 this year, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Ali, the first Shia Muslims’ Imam.

Saint Mesrop Church, a less known monument in Iran’s Mashhad

The northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad is globally known for hosting the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia imam. But even the locals might not be aware that the city is home to a church with historical and architectural values.

Christian Iranians ring in New Year

Christians in the Iranian capital Tehran marked the beginning of the New Year, 2024, in a ceremony at Saint Mary Church.

Christians in Iran gearing up for New Year

As the year transitions from the birth of Christ to the advent of 2024, Armenian communities across Iran embrace the New Year's arrival with fervor.

Christians celebrate Christmas in Tehran, prepare for New Year

Christians in the Iranian capital Tehran have been on a shopping frenzy to celebrate the auspicious birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and the beginning of New Year.

Iranian Christians mark birth of Jesus Christ

Ceremonies marking the birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) were held on Sunday in the Church of Saint Gregory of Armenians and Saint Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Tehran.

Iran’s president sends message to Pope, hopes Gaza massacre would end in New Year

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has, in a message to the Pope, hoped for an end to the Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip in the New Year.

Armenians ready for festive celebrations at Vank Church in Iran’s Isfahan

Amidst the vibrant cityscape of Isfahan, in central Iran, the Jolfa neighborhood is set to become a beacon of cultural celebrations as Iranian Armenian compatriots gear up for the New Year and Christ's birth.

Tehran streets festive for Christmas preparations

Christmas is already in the air in the Iranian capital Tehran with Christians, mainly from the Armenian descent, are on a shopping spree to celebrate the birth of the Jesus Christ and the start of the New Year.

Funeral services held across Iran for 280 unknown martyrs killed in action

Funeral processions have been held across Iran for some 280 unknown martyrs killed during the Iraqi-imposed war in the 1980s.

Iranians bid farewell to Defenders of Holy Shrine in Tehran

A large number of people attended the funeral procession for 7 Iranians, known as the Defenders of the Holy Shrine in Iran.

Scholar: Hijab bill approved by parliament flies in face of Iran’s Constitution

Iran’s Guardian Council stonewalled the formation of an experienced parliament in the country and now its decisions have come home to roost in the form of a highly controversial Hijab and Chastity bill, a religious scholar and researcher says.

Iran Leader: Muslims should pile up political pressure on Israel, US to stop Gaza massacre

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says Muslim nations should increase the political pressure on Israel and its main supporter, the United States, to stop the killing of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Raisi to Pope: Israel committing ‘biggest genocide of century’ by killing thousands of Palestinians

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a phone call with the Pope, has strongly condemned the massacre of Palestinian women and children by the Israeli regime in its onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip, describing it as “the biggest genocide of the century".

Iran’s Jews religious leader: Occupying Jerusalem counters Jewish teachings

The religious leader of Jews in Iran, Rabbai Youne Hamami Lalehzar emphasized that the Jewish faith does not advocate the occupation of Jerusalem.

Defending Palestine duty of all followers of Abrahamic religions: Iran’s FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahianin wrote a letter to Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, and stressed that supporting and defending the rights and lives of the Palestinian people is the duty of all followers of the Abrahamic religions.

Iran says ready to host OIC extraordinary meeting on Palestine

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Permanent Mission in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah has sent an official letter to the secretariat of the organization, announcing Tehran’s readiness to host an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers of the organization on Palestine.

Iranian FM calls for OIC meeting over Palestine developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the current developments in Palestine, especially in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Iran’s Leader: Normalization with Israel is ‘betting on wrong horse’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei lashed out at the countries seeking to normalize ties with the Israeli regime, warning they are betting on the losing side.

Iran condemns repeated desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden, urges practical measures

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has condemned the insulting, again, of the holy Quran in Sweden.

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