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Christmas

Christmas Shopping Thrives in Iranian Capital

Christmas shopping has gained growing popularity among Iranian people from all religions and walks of life during the past years.

2018 to Be Safer, More Beautiful Year for All Christians: Iran

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the new Christian year will hopefully be safer and more beautiful for all Christians in the world given the elimination of Wahhabi terrorists.

Iran President Congratulates Pope, World Leaders on Christmas, New Year

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to Pope Francis and heads of states across the world on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and advent of the new Christian year.

Israeli Forces Attack Birthplace of Jesus ahead of Christmas

Israeli forces have once again clashed with Palestinians demonstrating against the new US policy on Jerusalem al-Quds in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Iran FM Offers Congratulations on Christmas

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated all Christians in the world on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ, and wished them all a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Iran’s Top General Congratulates Counterparts on Christmas, New Year

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri in separate messages on Saturday congratulated world military officials on Christmas and the beginning of the new Christian year.

Iran Rejects Dutch MP’s Claim on Tehran’s Christmas Gift

The Iranian embassy in The Hague has reacted to a Dutch MP’s throwing away of a Christmas gift sent by Iran, saying that the New Year's congratulation messages have been sent to different figures regardless of their gender.

New Year’s Congratulation in Trump’s Style

The US President-elect Donald Trump wished everyone, even his numerous enemies, a happy new year.

Iranian Charity Helping Poor Christians during Christmas

While Christians are celebrating Christmas and the New Year throughout the world, an Iranian charity has been raising funds to provide aid packages for poor Armenians living in Iran.

N. Korean Leader Orders Nation to Worship His Grandma instead of Jesus Christ on Christmas

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly banned Christmas celebrations, and has ordered citizens to worship his grandmother Kim Jong-Suk instead of Jesus Christ on Christmas day.

ISIS Says Santa Claus Is a Red Devil!

The ISIS terrorist group has called Santa Claus “the Red Devil” and declared that it is a sin to imitate him.

Muslim Citizens Join Only Christian Family in the Town on Christmas

The only Christian family of Abadan, a city in southwestern Iran, enjoyed the companionship of their Muslim fellow citizens during the Christmas Day.

Christmas, A Manifestation of Inter-Religious Coexistence in Iran

Iranian people’s happiness with their participation in a traditional ceremony, irrespective of their religious beliefs, has played a major role in helping Christmas business thrive in Iran during the days leading to Christian New Year.

Christians in Liberated Aleppo Celebrate Christmas under Giant Tree (+Video)

Christians in Syria’s Aleppo celebrated under a giant Christmas tree lit up for the first time in five years, hailing what many described as the return of peace to a city that came back under full government control last week.

Spokesman Congratulates Iranian Christians on Christmas, New Year

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi congratulated the country’s Christian community on the occasion of Christmas and the new Gregorian calendar year.

Iran, an Oasis of Peace Where Christians Are Living in Full Security: Archbishop of Tehran

The Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Tehran Ramzi Garmou hailed Iran’s peace and security in a region engulfed by war and insecurity, saying that Christians have a peaceful life in the country.

Christians in Tehran Go Shopping on Christmas

There are a number of streets and neighbourhoods in the Iranian capital where Christians, mostly Armenians and Assyrians, are in the majority. Christians, and even Muslims, annually go shopping on these streets ahead of new Christian year.

Iran’s FM Wishes Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message wished a happy Christmas for Christian people in the world and a peaceful 2017.

Huge Bomb Left over from WWII Forces Mass Christmas Evacuation in German City

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in Germany’s Augsburg after a 1.8-tonne bomb was discovered and is being defused.

Christmas Celebrations Banned in Brunei

The sultanate of Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ, and those who violate the law may be jailed for up to 5 years.

Iranian President Congratulates Pope, World Christians on Christmas

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulation to Pope Francis and world leaders on Christmas and the new Christian year, expressing hope that the world would see peace and justice in 2018.

Christians in Northern Iraq Celebrate First Christmas after ISIS Pushback

A few hundred Iraqi Christians flocked on Saturday to Bartella, a northern town recently retaken from the ISIS terrorist group, to celebrate Christmas for the first time since 2013.

Iran’s Top Officer Congratulates Christian Counterparts on Christmas, New Year

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in separate messages congratulated his Christian counterparts on the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the new Christian year.

300 Churches in Iran Gearing Up for Christmas

While most of the Middle East is gripped with turmoil, terrorist attacks or displacement of both Muslim and non-Muslim residents due to military conflicts, Iranian Christians are smoothly making preparations for Christmas in over 300 churches across the country.

Iran congratulates world Christians on New Year

Jesus came to say that God is one and for all humanity and there is no such thing as a superior, better ethnic group, said President Rouhani in his New Year congratulatory message.

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