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Rouhani Puts State Bodies on Alert after Tremor in Tehran

Rouhani Puts State Bodies on Alert after Tremor in Tehran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has ordered several organizations to stay fully prepared to handle the situation following a 5.1-magnitude temblor that struck capital Tehran and nearby cities early Friday.
Red Cross Hails Iran’s Achievements in Coping with Coronavirus

Red Cross Hails Iran’s Achievements in Coping with Coronavirus

The International Committee of the Red Cross has praised the Islamic Republic’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus saying the actions taken by Iran’s Red Crescent Society during this period have been very significant.
12 Killed,17 Injured in Iran Flash Floods

12 Killed,17 Injured in Iran Flash Floods

Flash floods in several provinces of Iran have killed at least 12 people and injured 17 others, medical authorities said.
President Appoints Caretaker for IRCS

President Appoints Caretaker for IRCS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Karim Hemmati as the new caretaker president of the country’s Red Crescent Society.
Residential Building Fire in Iran’s Qom Kills 5, Injures 66

Residential Building Fire in Iran’s Qom Kills 5, Injures 66

A huge fire at a residential building in the Iranian city of Qom has killed five people and injured 66 others.
Iran President Orders Rapid Action to Aid Snow-Hit Areas

Iran President Orders Rapid Action to Aid Snow-Hit Areas

As heavy snow has blanketed much of northern Iran, President Hassan Rouhani has ordered four ministers to take whatever action necessary to swiftly aid people in the affected areas and address their problems.
Heavy Snowfall, Avalanche Leave Casualties in Northern Iran

Heavy Snowfall, Avalanche Leave Casualties in Northern Iran

At least seven people have been killed and 85 others wounded in the heavy snowfall and avalanches that hit northern Iran, especially Gilan and Ardabil provinces.
Fajr Film Festival Kicks Off in Iran; Opening Ceremony Funds Donated to Flood Victims

Fajr Film Festival Kicks Off in Iran; Opening Ceremony Funds Donated to Flood Victims

As the 38th edition of Fajr Film Festival has gotten underway in Iran, the festival organizers are donating the opening ceremony funds to the people affected by flooding in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Iran Offers Aid after 6.8-Magntitude Quake Hits Turkey (2)

Iran Offers Aid after 6.8-Magntitude Quake Hits Turkey

Iran’s Health Minister Saeid Namaki has told his Turkish counterpart the Islamic Republic is ready to send relief and rescue teams to help the people affected by the heavy earthquake that struck the north-western neighbour of Iran on Friday night.
President Rouhani Visits Flood-Hit Areas in Iran's Southeast (6)

President Rouhani Visits Flood-Hit Areas in Iran’s Southeast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has travelled to the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan to have a first-hand assessment of damages and people's conditions.