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UN Chief Sympathizes with Iran over Deadly Floods

UN Secretary General António Guterres has, in a message, expressed sympathy with the Iranian government and nation over the latest floods leaving the country with terrible devastation.

IRGC Says Its Relief Operations to Gain Momentum in Flood-Hit Areas

Top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari says the military unit will adopt further preemptive measures to cope with the floods engulfing the country to lessen the casualties and damages.

Iran’s Leader Urges Closer Cooperation to Help Flood Victims

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has urged people to work in tandem with officials to ease the sufferings of those affected by floods across the country.

Armenia Says Ready to Assist Iran amid Deadly Flooding

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has sent condolences and offered help over the tragic flash floods in Iran which have so far claimed the lives of 26 people.

Search, Aid Operations Underway in Iran’s Flood-Hit Areas

Search and rescue work is underway in several Iranian provinces as flash floods have struck much of the country in recent days.

Five Killed after Chopper Crash in Southwestern Iran

An Iranian copter operated by the country’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has gone down in the southwest of the country during a rescue operation, leaving five people dead.

Iran’s Red Crescent Opens Company in Switzerland for Medicine Imports

The Iranian Red Crescent Society says it has established a company in Switzerland to transfer pharmaceuticals to Iran more easily in the wake of the US sanctions.

Iran, Red Cross Discuss US Sanctions on Food, Medicine

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to the Swiss city of Geneva, held talks with Peter Mauer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Iran President Orders Swift Efforts to Help Quake-Hit People

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has called for all-out efforts to provide assistance to those affected by a powerful earthquake in western Kermanshah Province, which left over 700 people injured.

Little Girl Who Survived Iran Quake Finally Gets a House

A survivor of a family of six, all of whose members were killed in the 2017 deadly earthquake in Western Iran, has finally got a house and seen her dream come true.

Kermanshah; One Year after Devastating Earthquake

The 2017 deadly quake that rocked Kermanshah province in western Iran and killed over 600 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in the country over the past fifty years.

Quake-Hit Iranians Add Colour to Their Lives in Conex Boxes

The people whose houses were devastated by a strong earthquake in Iran’s Kermanshah province last year have started painting the conex boxes they use for temporary accommodation in order to make them more pleasant for living.

Hoor-al-Azim Wetland at Iran-Iraq Border on Fire Again

The wildfires that had been mostly contained in the Iraqi part of Hoor-al-Azim Wetland have once again swept through the region and the smoke has affected the cities of Iran’s Khuzestan province.

50 Killed, 170 Injured in Greece Wildfires

At least 50 people have died and 170 have been injured in wildfires ravaging woodland and villages in the Athens region, as Greek authorities rush to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches along the coast on Tuesday.

Firefighters Make Heroic Efforts to Save People from Tehran Fire

A huge fire which occurred at 21-storey Paramis Tower in Tehran’s 22nd District Sunday afternoon left nobody dead but 87 people injured, Iran's Emergency Medical Services said.

Over 300 Wounded in Twin Earthquakes in Iran

Two earthquakes on Sunday jolted Kermanshah province in Western Iran and Kerman province in the country’s south-east, wounding at least 330 people and damaging many houses and villages.

Iran Marks Red Cross Day by Creating Largest Peace Painting

A group of Iranian artists have created the country’s biggest peace painting to commemorate the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8.

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Maritime Drill

The Iranian and Omani officials have agreed to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the Persian Gulf in the coming days.

Airliner Lands in Tehran after Malaysian Passenger’s Heart Attack

A passenger plane en route from Malaysia to Turkey has made an emergency landing at Tehran’s International Imam Khomeini Airport over a Malaysian passenger’s medical situation.

2 Dead in Chopper Crash in Southern Iran

An Iranian helicopter has gone down in the south of the country, leaving two people dead and two missing.

Red Cross Chief Impressed by Iran’s Humanitarian Aid Measures

The president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) lauded Iran’s great contribution to humanitarian aid programs around the world and the high quality of its services, voicing his organization’s enthusiasm for close cooperation with Iran.

Inspired by Plasco Tragedy, Scientists Build Firefighter Robot

A group of Iranian scientists have invented a robot that can extinguish fires of up to 1000 Celsius degrees while it is engulfed in flames.

Operation to Find Victims of Iranian Plane Crash Still Underway

An Iranian official says the search for victims of the February plane crash in south-western Iran is continuing non-stop in areas near the peak of the Dena Mountain.

Dozens Killed, Missing after Huge Fire at Russian Mall (+Video)

The death toll from the fire at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in Kemerovo, Sunday, has increased to 37, with reports of 69 people still missing, including 40 children.

Iran’s Northern Forests Burning in Fire (+Video)

Jungles in parts of Gilan province in northern Iran caught fire on Saturday night, a provincial official said, leaving no casualties but consuming hundreds of hectares of forests.

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