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Austrian President Heinz Fischer

Iran and Austria have walked down the path of friendship for 160 years

President Heinz Fischer has said in an opinion piece that the number of Austrian tourists visiting Iran is expected to increase dramatically in the years to come.

Iran, Kyrgyzstan plan for long-term cooperation

President Rouhani and his Kyrgyz counterpart have stressed the need for the two sides to have more cooperation.
Lubomir Zaoralek

Prague takes a big step to get closer to Tehran

The Czech Republic’s foreign minister has, in an opinion piece, said that Prague and Tehran can work together in many areas, including in the fight against ISIL, and build cultural bridges like in the past.
Syrian Refugees

Who is behind the plot to displace the Syrian people?

An analysis casts doubt on the spontaneity of the recent exodus of Middle Eastern refugees from Eastern to Western Europe.
Syrian Father

A desperate father tells about the tragic loss of loved ones

Abdullah, the father of the two drowned Syrian kids, tells how everything he was dreaming of ended in the watery grave of his family.
Syrian boy

Drowned Syrian boy in Iranian media

Iranian newspapers on Saturday brought into focus the horrifying image of a drowned Syrian child, Aylan.
Khobar Tower-Arabs

Khobar Towers attack; an ace in the hole for Riyadh?

A report by tabnak.ir has said that Saudi Arabia is using the Khobar Towers bombing as a trump card to influence a congressional decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the United States.

British top diplomat: We will repair economic ties with Iran

The British top diplomat has said that London and Tehran are expected to have dialogue, not confrontation, in all areas, whether they agree or not.

Asian urban officials go on a half-day tour of Tehran

The tour which started with a bus ride took the visitors to Tajrish where the biggest subway station in the Middle East is located.

Wealthy Arabs have made inroads into Malaysia

An IRNA report has said that wealthy Arabs use their money to make inroads to the Malaysian government and influence its regional policies.