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Iranian specialist: JN.1 COVID-19 variant not lethal 21 Feb 2024

Iranian specialist: JN.1 COVID-19 variant not lethal

After the first case of JN.1 variant of COVID-19 was detected in Iran, an Iranian infectious disease specialist has sought to sooth concerns among the public, saying the substrain, although highly transmissible, is not fatal.

Official says Iran in talks with several countries to set up joint free zones 20 Feb 2024

Official says Iran in talks with several countries to set up joint free zones

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Free Trade-Industrial and Special Economic Zones Hojjatollah Abdolmaleki has said negotiations are underway between Tehran and 21 states to launch joint free zones.

Iran, Turkey pledge to enhance bilateral trade following president Raisi’s visit 19 Feb 2024

Iran, Turkey pledge to enhance bilateral trade following president Raisi’s visit

Tehran and Ankara have jointly declared their commitment to augmenting bilateral trade while also pledging collaborative efforts to achieve peace in West Asia.

Official says Iran’s trade with SCO states climbed 5.5% 18 Feb 2024

Official says Iran’s trade with SCO states climbed 5.5%

Tehran’s international trade with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has increased to over $37 billion in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year starting on March 21, 2023, an Iranian official has stated.

Iran’s oil exports increased 50% last year despite US sanctions: Report 17 Feb 2024

Iran’s oil exports increased 50% last year despite US sanctions: Report

A new report shows that Iran’s oil exports rose by half in 2023 despite sanctions imposed on Tehran by Washington.

Malaysia Eyes Attracting 35.6m Tourists by 2026 14 Feb 2024
By: F. Taherpoor

Malaysia Eyes Attracting 35.6m Tourists by 2026

TEHRAN – Malaysia is looking for attracting over 27m tourists in 2024 and 35.6m by 2026 and it also seeks ways to boost cooperation with Iran in tourism industry, it was reiterated on Tuesday.

President Raisi says tourism industry can rid Iran of dependence on petrodollars 14 Feb 2024

President Raisi says tourism industry can rid Iran of dependence on petrodollars

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the necessity to enhance the tourism industry to diversify the sources of national income and diminish the country’s reliance on oil.

Iran emphasizes responsible drone exports amid technological advancements 21 Feb 2024

Iran emphasizes responsible drone exports amid technological advancements

The spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Defense, asserted that the country's drone exports strictly adhere to international regulations.

Report: 15,220 qualified to run for Iran’s March elections 21 Feb 2024

Report: 15,220 qualified to run for Iran’s March elections

Iran's Tasnim news agency says the final number of candidates running for the upcoming elections in the country reaches 15,220.

Gaza war unmasks rights advocates: Iran 20 Feb 2024

Gaza war unmasks rights advocates: Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has stated that Israel’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip plucked the mask from the face of self-proclaimed champions of human rights. More than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's military campaign in Gaza.

Iran Leader says path of reform passes through elections 19 Feb 2024

Iran Leader says path of reform passes through elections

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for massive turnout in the upcoming elections across the country. He stressed that the path of reform passes through elections.

Iranian and Saudi FMs call for OIC emergency ministerial meeting over Gaza 18 Feb 2024

Iranian and Saudi FMs call for OIC emergency ministerial meeting over Gaza

The Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers have called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's council of ministers aimed at stopping Israel's war on Gaza.

Iran FM urges OIC ministerial meeting over Gaza 17 Feb 2024

Iran FM urges OIC ministerial meeting over Gaza

has called for an emergency meeting of OIC foreign ministers to discuss Gaza.

Russia, Iran navies train in India alongside vessels from US, Europe 21 Feb 2024

Russia, Iran navies train in India alongside vessels from US, Europe

India has kick-started a nine-day mega naval exercise in Visakhapatnam with participation of around 50 navies that came amid the fractious geopolitical environment including growing global concerns over deteriorating situation in the Red Sea.

World Court begins hearings on Israel’s occupation of Palestine 20 Feb 2024

World Court begins hearings on Israel’s occupation of Palestine

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) started hearing historic oral arguments Monday over Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967.

Gaza war may cost Israel billions of dollars: Report 19 Feb 2024

Gaza war may cost Israel billions of dollars: Report

Israel’s attacks on Gaza are expected to cost its economy billions of dollars, according to studies on the financial aspect of the conflict.

VP warns Iran to take ‘reciprocal action’ if its ships are seized by US 18 Feb 2024

VP warns Iran to take ‘reciprocal action’ if its ships are seized by US

Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs Mohammad Dehqan has stressed that the country will reciprocate if its ships are seized illegally, as the United States acknowledges the confiscation of Iranian oil.

Iran, Kyrgyzstan raise concerns over Western inference in region 17 Feb 2024

Iran, Kyrgyzstan raise concerns over Western inference in region

The secretaries of the national security councils of Iran and Kyrgyzstan have raised their objection to the Western interfering policies ‘to impose their own will’ on the region. 

Full-scale Israeli ground offensive in Rafah looms with U.S. blank check 12 Feb 2024

Full-scale Israeli ground offensive in Rafah looms with U.S. blank check

Nothing is more synonymous with war crimes and crimes against humanity than targeting civilians, civilian infrastructure and medical facilities where displaced people take refuge. 

13 Aug 2022

Iran determined to develop space technology

Hassan Salarieh, the head of the Iranian Space Agency, has emphasized the country’s determination to develop space technology.

Iraq to host sixth Iranian center for technology, innovation 17 Jun 2022

Iraq to host sixth Iranian center for technology, innovation

The sixth Iranian house of innovation and technology will be launched in Iraqi Kurdistan, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

Iran, Russia set up joint technology center 17 May 2022

Iran, Russia set up joint technology center

The Iran-Russia Joint Technology Center was established at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University with the aim of implementing joint projects and developing bilateral technological cooperation.

Iranian Engineer Invents Device for Alarming Earthquake 27 Dec 2021

Iranian Engineer Invents Device for Alarming Earthquake

An Iranian computer engineer has invented a device for alarming the approximate time and place of earthquake which can save the lives of people.

Iran launches its first solar cell plant 25 Dec 2021

Iran launches its first solar cell plant

Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian inaugurated the country’s first solar cell factory in Khomein county, in central Markazi province, in a ceremony on Thursday.

Iran planning to launch 3 satellites into space 30 Nov 2021

Iran planning to launch 3 satellites into space

Iran is going ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit in line with a national plan to develop the space industry over the last 10 years.

Iran releases water into shrinking Lake Urmia 21 Feb 2024

Iran releases water into shrinking Lake Urmia

The governor of the northwestern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan said on Tuesday that water has been released into receding Lake Urmia two months earlier than the previous years.

Iranian specialist: JN.1 COVID-19 variant not lethal 21 Feb 2024

Iranian specialist: JN.1 COVID-19 variant not lethal

After the first case of JN.1 variant of COVID-19 was detected in Iran, an Iranian infectious disease specialist has sought to sooth concerns among the public, saying the substrain, although highly transmissible, is not fatal.

Iranian athletes clinch gold, silver medals in Ice Climbing World Champion 19 Feb 2024

Iranian athletes clinch gold, silver medals in Ice Climbing World Champion

Iranian ice climber Mohammad Reza Safdarian won the gold medal in 2024 Ice Climbing World Championship in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday.

Iran Health Ministry: Tehran 19th most polluted capital in world 18 Feb 2024

Iran Health Ministry: Tehran 19th most polluted capital in world

Tehran has been ranked ‘19th most polluted’ among the capitals in the world in terms of the concentration of suspended particles, responsible for nearly 14 percent of the deaths in the country, according to the Iranian Ministry of Health.

Iranin knowledge-based company indigenizes production of cancer treatment medicine 14 Feb 2024

Iranin knowledge-based company indigenizes production of cancer treatment medicine

Iran has started production of a drug internationally used for treatment of cancer at home which will save the country five million dollars annually. 

Over 400 Iranian universities in Webometrics world ranking 2024 13 Feb 2024

Over 400 Iranian universities in Webometrics world ranking 2024

A total of 435 Iranian institutions are among 11,989 institutions ranked in Webometrics world ranking 2024.

Iranian film ‘Coal’ takes home audience choice award at Clermont intl. short film festival 20 Feb 2024

Iranian film ‘Coal’ takes home audience choice award at Clermont intl. short film festival

In a remarkable achievement for Iranian cinema, the film "Coal," directed by Saman Lotfian and produced by Seyyed Maziar Hashemi, clinched the prestigious Audience Choice Award at the 46th Clermont International Short Film Festival in France.

Fajr Music Festival enjoys martial band’s performance 18 Feb 2024

Fajr Music Festival enjoys martial band’s performance

The 39th Fajr Music Festival heard the performance of the Razm Navazan martial band on Wednesday, the third day of the event.

Armature Iranian-British photographer wins prestigious award 14 Feb 2024

Armature Iranian-British photographer wins prestigious award

The picture of a polar bear sleeping on a tiny iceberg drifting in the Arctic sea, taken by an amateur Iranian-British photographer, wins wildlife photography award.

War drama “Majnoon” crowned best at 42nd Fajr Film Festival 13 Feb 2024

War drama “Majnoon” crowned best at 42nd Fajr Film Festival

The wartime drama "Majnoon," which centers on Martyr Major General Mahdi Zeinoddin, has been awarded the Crystal Simorgh for best film at the 42nd Fajr International Film Festival.

Fajr Intl. Theater Festival wraps up in Tehran 02 Feb 2024

Fajr Intl. Theater Festival wraps up in Tehran

The curtains have fallen on the 42nd Fajr International Theater Festival, with a closing ceremony held at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on Thursday.

Efforts underway to make theaters accessible for disabled 31 Jan 2024

Efforts underway to make theaters accessible for disabled

The Iranian government has pledged to make theaters suitable for people with disabilities by next year, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili has said. 

Iranian athletes clinch gold, silver medals in Ice Climbing World Champion 20 Feb 2024

Iranian athletes clinch gold, silver medals in Ice Climbing World Champion

Iranian ice climber Mohammad Reza Safdarian won the gold medal in 2024 Ice Climbing World Championship in Edmonton, Canada on Saturday.

Iran beach soccer team defeat Argentina, move up to knockout stage 19 Feb 2024

Iran beach soccer team defeat Argentina, move up to knockout stage

Iran secured their second win in their second match in Group B of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - UAE 2024 against Argentina on Saturday which propelled them to the knockout phase.

Iran beach soccer team stun European champions Spain 17 Feb 2024

Iran beach soccer team stun European champions Spain

Fired-up Iran came from behind and defeated Europe’s beach soccer champions Spain after a 5-2 loss on penalty shootout at 2024 Beach Soccer World Cup on Thursday in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Taremi fails to meet expectations in AFC Asian Cup 13 Feb 2024

Taremi fails to meet expectations in AFC Asian Cup

Mehdi Taremi was supposed to steal the show in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and help Iran bring an end to their 48-year-old title drought but failed to live up to the expectations.

Iran claim 2024 CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship title 12 Feb 2024

Iran claim 2024 CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship title

Iran claimed the title of the third edition of the CAFA Women's Futsal Championship on Sunday.

Heroic Jordan stun S. Korea to reach 2023 AFC Asian Cup final 07 Feb 2024

Heroic Jordan stun S. Korea to reach 2023 AFC Asian Cup final

Goals from Yazan Al Naimat and Mousa Al Tamari secured Jordan a sensational 2-0 win over Korea Republic as the West Asian side advanced to the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 final at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Tuesday.

Range of Iran Hypersonic Missile Could Increase to 2,000 km 24 Jun 2023

Range of Iran Hypersonic Missile Could Increase to 2,000 km

The commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force said that the range of the recently-unveiled domestically-made Fattah hypersonic missile could increase to 2,000 km from 1,400 km.

Range of Iran Hypersonic Missile Could Increase to 2,000 km 24 Jun 2023

Range of Iran Hypersonic Missile Could Increase to 2,000 km

The commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force said that the range of the recently-unveiled domestically-made Fattah hypersonic missile could increase to 2,000 km from 1,400 km.

Flight ticket for child under 12 11 Jun 2023

Flight ticket for child under 12

The flight ticket price for children is generally less than for adults, dependent on the airline's policy.

Iran Launches New Precision-Guided Kheibar Ballistic Missile 27 May 2023

Iran Launches New Precision-Guided Kheibar Ballistic Missile

Iran successfully test-launched its most advanced Khorramshahr-class ballistic missile called Kheibar, a medium-range precision-guided missile that can carry a 1,500 kg warhead.

Iran Defense Equipment Entering Global Market 25 Apr 2023

Iran Defense Equipment Entering Global Market

The head of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) has highlighted the country’s self-reliance in manufacturing military equipment, including drones, saying many countries want to purchase the Iranian defense products.

44 Years of Opportunity Have Burned 13 Mar 2023
Exclusive Interview With Haj Hamid Reza Naghashian, the CEO of Sokhan Gostar Institute

44 Years of Opportunity Have Burned

Mr. Hamid Reza Naghashian, the owner and the CEO of Sokhan Gostar Institute, publisher of two English and Persian dailies of IRAN NEWS and Sobh-e Eghtesad, despite his great role in the early days of the Islamic Revolution is less seen in the media and has decided to stay away from the state jobs and prefers to continue his activities in the cultural sector. There was a chance to encourage him for giving and interview to us and finally on March 2 we could seat with him at the office of Sokhan Gostar Institute for an exclusive warm and interesting interview.

Iran Launches Assembly Line of Indigenous Yasin Training Jet 12 Mar 2023

Iran Launches Assembly Line of Indigenous Yasin Training Jet

Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has launched the production line of homegrown Yasin training jet, which could also be tasked for close air support (CAS).

No limits on exports and imports of military equipment: defense chief 29 May 2023

No limits on exports and imports of military equipment: defense chief

Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has said that Iran faces no limits in terms of exporting and importing military gear, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

No limits on exports and imports of military equipment: defense chief 29 May 2023

No limits on exports and imports of military equipment: defense chief

Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani has said that Iran faces no limits in terms of exporting and importing military gear, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

Superiority in the Sea 10 Nov 2021
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian

Superiority in the Sea

  Recent developments in the region and especially in the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf are signs of emergence of one of the strongest navies in the world which is the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Army to test four new military equipment 02 Oct 2021

Army to test four new military equipment

On the sidelines of a military drill in northwest Iran on Friday morning, commander of the Army Ground Force Kioumars Heydari said that Iran will test four new weaponries in the drill.

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran 08 Sep 2021

Iraqi Kurdistan ’s inaction over Kurdish militants angers Iran

In the latest indication that Iraqi Kurdistan’s regional government has not sufficiently heeded Iran’s earlier warnings over the activism of dissident groups, a senior Iranian general starkly warned the Iraqi Kurdish authorities to rein in the activities of these groups. 

IRGC Plans to Enhance Missile Power 05 Sep 2021

IRGC Plans to Enhance Missile Power

Head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force has plans to boost cooperation with the Defense Ministry to enhance its missile power in the new administration.

Iranian military warns against fabricating stories, says won’t allow military engagement in peripher 08 Aug 2021

Iranian military warns against fabricating stories, says won’t allow military engagement in peripher

A senior spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces General Staff on Saturday dismissed as untrue statements by the United States about a suspicious incident for an Israeli-operated tanker in the Sea of Oman, warning the enemy that Iran will not allow any military engagement in its periphery.