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Inspiring Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Cancer

Mahdi Shadmani, an Iranian sports journalist who turned into an inspiring social figure after developing cancer, has died at the age of 37 after three years of struggle.

Philanthropist Using Instagram to Help Children’s Dreams Come True

Maryam Ommi runs an Instagram page called “Dreams” and has, so far, realized the dreams of some 400 children living in deprived regions.

‘Zarif’s Voice to Be Heard Louder If Banned from Social Media’

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says possible blocking of the social media accounts of the country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as a result of the recent US sanctions imposed on him, would not muffle his voice in international forums.

Iranian Physician Sings to Patients to Make Them Happy

An Iranian physician boosts his patients’ morale by singing songs for them, a video of which has gone viral on the social media in recent weeks.
Envoy Reveals US Sponsorship of Anti-Iran Twitter Accounts

Envoy Reveals US Sponsorship of Anti-Iran Twitter Accounts

Iran’s ambassador to London has divulged details about the role of US government in sponsoring a series of Twitter accounts involved in a propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Task Force to Counter US’ Cyber Threats: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said his ministry has organized a task force to combat US cyber threats.

Video of Colonel Helping Iranians Hit by Extreme Weather Goes Viral

A short video clip has recently gone viral on social media in Iran, showing a modest Army colonel turning his body into a staircase to help people affected by extreme weather climb up a relief vehicle.

Suspicious Votes in Iranian TV Opinion Poll Annulled

The suspicious votes cast in favour of an Iranian quiz show in a public opinion poll have been declared null and void, putting a widely watched sports program on top of the list of popular broadcasts again.

Chinese Reporters Give Compatriots First-Hand Account of Iran

Five reporters from China’s Central Radio recently visited Iran to produce a program aimed at making their fellow countrymen more familiar with Iran.

Mastermind of Iran Sanctions under Fire for Shedding Crocodile Tears

Iranian social media users have lashed out at recent comments made by former US official Richard Nephew about the new US bans on Tehran, calling them crocodile tears shed by the “mastermind of anti-Iran sanctions”.

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