Renown Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies at 91
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.
FAO: World Facing Worst Food Crisis in 70 Years
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries.
Iranian Police Seize 170kg Opium in Western Province
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces have managed to capture 170 kilograms of opium from a major drug ring in the western province of Kermanshah, the provincial police chief announced.
All Iranian Hajj Pilgrims in Good Health: IRCS Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior official at the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said no Iranian Hajj pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia’s holy cities of Mecca and Medina has suffered injuries or faced health problems up to now.
Japan to Aid Iran in River Water Management
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Japan signed a contract with Iran to provide water management strategies at Karun, the only navigable river in Iran.
Over 50 Hajj Pilgrims Die in Saudi Arabia: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 50 Hajj pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia, a report said.
Construction of First Iranian University in Iraq Begins
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The project to build the first Iranian university in Iraq has commenced in the Arab country’s capital, Baghdad, as part of efforts to boost academic relations between the two neighbors.
Sandstorms Cripple Life in SE Iran, Air Quality Index 5 Times Critical Levels
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Harsh weather conditions in southeast Iran, a result of annual ‘120-day winds’, have caused the amount of suspended solids in the air to rocket, exceeding the maximum permitted levels by up to 14 times and the critical limits by 5 times in some places.
Iranian Nationals Kidnapped in Turkey Released
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Turkish officials announced the release of two Iranian nationals from the captivity of kidnappers in the city of Istanbul.
Death Toll in Iran Floods Rises to 13
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The death toll from flash floods in north and northeast of Iran rose to 13 on Monday, while five others are still missing, a rescue official said.
Iran, Iraq Ink MoU on Arbaeen Pilgrimage
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The interior ministries of Iran and Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday to promote cooperation in handling the religious rituals for this year’s Arbaeen, a major Shiite occasion marking the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).
Army Troops Sent into Flood-Hit Areas Northeast of Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Servicemen from the Iranian Army Ground Force have been deployed to the city of Aliabad in the northeastern province of Golestan for relief efforts after heavy rains triggered flash floods in the area and killed a number of people.
Flood in Iran: Death Toll Surges to 11
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The death toll from unseasonable heavy rains and flash floods in north and northeast of Iran has risen to 11, a rescue official said, noting that two others are missing.
Iranian FM, Spokesman Condole over Martyrdom of Military Adviser in Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered their condolences over the martyrdom of an Iranian military adviser, who was recently decapitated by Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists in Syria.
Two Killed, Two Missing as Floods, Storms Hit Northeastern Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two people were killed and two others went missing after floods and storms hit Iran’s northeastern province of Golestan, authorities said on Friday.
Incoming City Council Elects Najafi as Tehran Mayor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The new members of the City Council of Tehran on Thursday singled out Mohammad Ali Najafi as the final pick to take over the position of mayor.
Iran to Begin Arrangements for Arbaeen Pilgrimage in Days
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian pilgrims intending to visit Iraq for Arbaeen can start applying for visa within the next couple of days, an official said.
Families of Germanwings Crash Victims Launch Petition for Probe, Compensation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The families of victims of the 2015 Germanwings crash have launched an international petition, calling for further investigation into the tragic event and compensation for all victims.
MP: Iran May Lease Planes to Take Hajj Pilgrims Home
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian lawmaker raised the possibility that the country might have to lease passenger planes from foreign airlines if Saudi Arabia would not cooperate in carrying the Iranian Hajj pilgrims back to home.
Iran’s Intelligence Forces Arrest Daesh Terrorists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced on Monday that its forces managed to disband a Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group and arrest 27 terrorists.