Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Persian leopard spotted in Iran’s Ardebil province

A leopard has been spotted in a protected area in Iran's Ardebil province.

Iran wrestling team win both freestyle, Greco-Roman Asian championships

The curtains closed on the 2024 Asian Wrestling Championships held in Kyrgyzstan, marking a resounding victory for Iran in both freestyle and Greco-Roman categories.

Iran beach volleyball team finish runners-up in Thailand Samila Open

The Iranian beach volleyball national team were given a drubbing on Tuesday in the men’s final match of the AVC Beach Tour 23rd Samila Open to stand second in the event.

Female jimmy jump reaches Iranian football club Esteghlal’s goalkeeper 

A female Iranian jimmy jump, apparently a fan of Esteghlal FC’s, on Friday jumped down the fence between the spectators and the pitch to meet goalie of the Blues Seyed Hossein Hosseini after the referee whistled the end of the match against Aluminum FC in the central city of Araak.

Street sweeper sacrifices life to unclog sewage canal to ward off inundation

Images have gone viral on social media in Iran showing a street sweeper trying very hard to unclog a sewage canal in a street in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardebil to prevent a deluge.

Wrestling: Iran wins 2024 Asian Championships

The Iranian men’s national freestyle wrestling team has won the title of the 2024 Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Heavy snow blankets Khalkhal, northwestern Iran, during spring

In a rare incident, heavy snow blanketed the Almas Road in the northwestern Iranian town of Khalkhal nearly one month into the spring.

101 people killed in road accidents during Eid ul-Fitr holidays

The commander of the Iranian traffic police says 101 people have died across the country during the Eid ul-Fitr holidays over the past few days.

Iran’s Karaj hosts tulip festival

A tulip festival is underway in the Iranian city of Karaj, near the capital Tehran, which showcases the largest carpet flower in West Asia.

Iran to celebrate Eid al-Fitr Wednesday

Muslims across Iran and various other nations are set to observe Eid al-Fitr tomorrow, Wednesday, signifying the conclusion of the sacred fasting month of Ramadan following the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening.

Iranian scavenger returns gold, cash found in dumpster to owner

A man who was scavenging in a dumpster in Iran’s Aligoodarz city in Lorestan Province found a bag full of gold items and banknotes worth over 30 thousand dollars and returned them to the owner.

Iranian actor Davoudnejad laid to rest

Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad who died of liver failure was buried Saturday in the capital Tehran.

Iran tourism: Salasel castle and Darion creek, hidden gems in Khuzestan

In the heart of Khuzestan province in southern Iran, lie two captivating treasures waiting to be explored: Salasel Castle and Darion Creek.

Iran Police: 813 people killed in Nowruz road accidents

The commander of the traffic police of Iran says 813 people have died in road accidents across Iran since March 14, 2024 when the Nowruz holidays started.

Worshippers hold vigils, pray on Laylat-al-Qadr across Iran

Worshippers held all-nigh vigils at mosques and religious sites across Iran on Laylat-al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), saying prayers in supplication and asking for divine forgiveness.

Renowned Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad dies aged 44 

Famous Iranian actor Reza Davoudnejad has died of liver failure. 

Iranian women’s ice hockey team win Asian Cup

The Iranian Women’s Ice Hockey team have won the Asian Cup in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Worshippers hold vigil at Laylat al-Qadr in Tehran’s Imamzadeh Saleh 

A large number of people from the Iranian capital and adjacent cities flocked to Imamzadeh Saleh, a religious site in the northern part of Tehran, on Friday to pray all night long at Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Destiny, when the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Iran tourism: Historical Asef Mansion in Kordestan hosts Nowruz tourists 

Nowruz, or Persian New Year, holidays is a great opportunity for travelers across Iran to tour historical monuments and sites, including the Asef Mansion in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj, the capital city of Kordestan Province.  

Saadi tomb in southern Iran hosting Nowruz holiday-makers

Vacationers are thronging the tomb of great Iranian poet Saadi in the city of Shiraz in southern Iranian Fars province.

2-tonne cake unveiled in Iranian capital on Imam Hassan birthday

A 2-tonne birthday cake measuring 200 meters in length has been unveiled in the Iranian capital Tehran, marking the anniversary of the birthday of Imam Hassan, the second Shiite Imam.

Tehran’s Milad tower hosts Nowruz holidaymakers

The Iranian capital Tehran’s landmark Milad Tower, or arguably the second landmark after the Azadi tower, welcomes visitors from the capital and other parts of the country during Nowruz holidays.

Rarely-seen Persian leopards show up in Iran’s Mazandaran

A camera trap equipped with motion sensors has recorded images of two Persian leopards in the northern Iranian city of Savadkouh in Mazandaran Province.

Nowruz road accidents have so far claimed 469 lives in Iran

Road accidents across Iran during the Nowruz, or Persian New Year, holidays that started last Wednesday have so far left 469 people killed and over 12,500 injured, the deputy head of the country’s traffic police said on Monday.

Traditional wrestling contests held in Qom for Afghan expats in Iran

The central Iranian city of Qom has hosted traditional wrestling competitions for Afghan nationals residing in Iran.

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