Mild Quake Hits Southern Iran
KERMAN (Tasnim) – An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Faryab city in Iran’s southern province of Kerman on Saturday.
Over 1,300 Register to Run for Tehran’s City Council
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Iranian Interior Ministry’s Election Headquarters Mohammad Hossein Moqimi announced that more than 1,300 individuals have registered so far to compete for a seat in Tehran’s City Council during the country’s 5th City and Village Councils elections.
Nowruz Harbinger of Hope, Peace for All: Iran’s UN Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo described Nowruz or the Persian New Year as a ‘cultural perception’ that brings ‘hope, peace and prosperity’ to millions of peoples around the globe regardless of their ethnicity and political views.
2nd Body Found after Rising Sea Water Inundates Iran’s Southern Port
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A second body was pulled from the coasts of Iran’s southern port city of Dayyer on Monday evening, while four other victims are still unaccounted for after huge waves cause by a sea tornado –known as Seiche- pounded the coastal city on March 19, an official said.
President Rouhani Congratulates Leader, Religious Authorities on Nowruz
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and with Iranian religious authorities (Marja’s) on the telephone to congratulate Nowruz and outline his administration’s plans for the new Iranian year 1396.
Iranian President Highlights Importance of 'Progress', 'Development' in New Year
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The new Iranian calendar year of 1396 (starting from March 21) will be the year of "progress" and "development" for the nation, President Hassan Rouhani said.
1st Day of Spring Arrives; Iranians Celebrating Nowruz
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Persian New Year, Nowruz, begins as the first day of spring arrives in Iran, where people hold ceremonies for the onset of the season.
Leader Names New Year as Year of “Economy of Resistance: Production, Employment"
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Monday afternoon congratulated the Iranian nation on Nowruz, the New Persian Year celebration, and named the new Iranian calendar year as “Year of Economy of Resistance: Production and Employment".
Registration for Iran’s City Councils Elections Begins
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran on Monday started to register candidates for the country’s 5th City and Village Councils elections slated for May.
Giant Waves Kill 1, Injure 18 in Southern Iran: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Eighteen people were wounded on Sunday after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer in South, a provincial official said.
Designating Women as ‘Means of Pleasure’ A Zionist Plot: Leader
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said labeling women as “goods and tool of pleasure” in the West is possibly a Zionist plot aimed at destroying the human society.
Iranian Speaker Urges Regional Cooperation in Nowruz Message
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In separate congratulatory messages to his counterparts in ten regional countries on the occasion of Nowruz, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the need for concerted action to combat common threats in the region and for cooperation on the basis of mutual respect.
Iranian Pilgrims to Attend This Year’s Hajj
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced that the conditions for participation of Iranians in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have been fulfilled following negotiations with Saudi officials after a hiatus in the wake of a diplomatic row with the kingdom.
Iranian Envoy Urges UN to Address Root Causes of Human Smuggling
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo said the root causes of human smuggling should be addressed.
UN Praises Iran's 'Exemplary' Refugee Efforts
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees team in Tehran hailed Iran’s efforts for “hosting refugees and keeping borders open”.
Iranian Police Seize 120 Tons of Illicit Drugs in Southeastern Province: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize 120 tons of narcotics in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 21), the provincial police chief announced.
Iranians May Take Part in Hajj This Year: FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country may send nationals to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj rituals this year.
IRGC, Basij Ready to Contribute to Desert Greening Projects: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Basij (volunteer) Force are ready to cooperate in the country’s projects to reclaim desert lands.
Iran Issues Report on UK Human Rights Violations in 2015
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian research organization on international relations has compiled and released a 65-page report on a wide range of violations of human rights in the United Kingdom in 2015.
Ten Dead, over 2,000 Injured in Fire Festival Incidents: Iranian Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Firecracker-related incidents left 10 people dead and over 2,350 others injured in Chaharshanbe Soori, a fire festival held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year, the head of Iran’s Center for Emergency Medical Services said Wednesday.