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Holy Quran Attributed to First Shiite Imam Unveiled in Iran

Iran has unveiled an old manuscript of the holy Quran, which is attributed to Imam Ali, the first Shiite Imam, and considered one of the oldest and most complete manuscripts of the holy book.

Iranian Cleric Bans Use of Oil Income to Meet State Expenses

A senior Iranian cleric says he believes it would be religiously not permissible to use oil revenues to meet “current and development expenses” in the country.

Iran Hails Nigeria for Allowing Medical Team to Visit Zakzaky

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed the Nigerian government’s “positive” move to permit a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of Nigeria’s Shiite community, and his wife.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Condemns Saudi Mass Execution

Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.

Iran Celebrates Imam Mahdi’s Birthday Anniversary

Iranian people from all walks of life celebrated the birthday anniversary of Imam Mahdi (PBUH), the 12th and last Imam of Shiite Muslims, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Devastating Floods Reinforced Shiite-Sunni Unity in Iran

A Sunni clergyman says the devastating floods that hit much of Iran recently was also a blessing as it strengthened unity between Shiites and Sunnis.

Iran President Meets with Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the top Shiite cleric of Iraq, during his trip to the holy city of Najaf.

Top Iranian Cleric Condemns Beheading of Kid in Saudi Arabia

A senior Iranian Shiite cleric has vehemently condemned the beheading of a child by a Takfiri man in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Iran Slams Bahrain for Handing Life Sentence to Opposition Leader

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the life sentences handed by Bahrain’s Court of Appeal to Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the kingdom’s main opposition party Al-Wefaq, and two other anti-regime activists.

‘Iraq’s Top Cleric Urged Shiite Forces to Shield Sunnis’

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has urged the Shiite forces of Hashd al-Sha’abi to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless attacks by ISIS, an Iranian official says.

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