Leader Allocates Nearly $100,000 to Help Release Needy Prisoners
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei allocated a total of 3.13 billion rials (about $100,000) to help release prisoners jailed for committing unintentional offenses.
Blood Thinner Medicine behind Iranian Filmmaker Kiarostami’s Death: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian health official attributed the cause of death of celebrated film director Abbas Kiarostami to “meningeal hemorrhage” due to a blood thinner medicine he was given when he was hospitalized in France.
Iranian Parliamentary Commission to Discuss Crimean–Congo Fever Outbreak
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian parliament’s Health Commission plans to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the country, the spokesman for the commission said.
Iran Developing Handicrafts Chain Stores
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said efforts are underway to develop a job creation scheme through the handicrafts market with the launch of chain stores across the country.
Commander Deplores Terrorist Activities in Turkey along Iran Border
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The commander of Iran’s border police slammed a terrorist incident along the border with Turkey that left two Iranian guards killed on Saturday, saying Turkey should be held accountable for letting such events happen.
Two Iranian Border Guards Killed in Clash with PJAK Terrorists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group killed two Iranian border guards and injured five others in an armed clash in northwest of Iran.
Over 86,000 Iranians to Attend Hajj: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Based on an agreement with Saudi Arabia, as many as 86,500 Iranian pilgrims will travel to the kingdom during this year’s Hajj season, an official announced.
Muslims Worldwide Start Observing Fasting Month of Ramadan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Muslim nations around the world have started observing the rituals of the holy month of Ramadan, during which adult people fast from dawn to dusk.
Iranians Show Companionship with Establishment, Velayati Says after High Turnout in Election
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran's Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati praised the country’s people for their massive participation in Friday elections and said the nation proved its companionship with the Islamic Republic.
Single Coalition Wins All Seats in Tehran City Council
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The final results of the 5th City and Village Councils elections in Iran indicate that the candidates in a list known as reformists have gained the whole 21 seats in Tehran’s City Council.
Early Election Results: Reformists Dominate Tehran City Council
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – With over 60 percent of the ballots in the 5th City and Village Councils elections counted in Iran’s capital of Tehran, candidates of a 21-member list known as reformists have won all of the seats in Tehran’s City Council.
Turkmenistan Extradites 27 Prisoners to Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Twenty-seven Iranian prisoners were extradited from Turkmenistan on Saturday as part of a treaty between the two countries.
Defeated Candidate Mirsalim Congratulates Iran’s President-Elect
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, one of the four candidates in Iran’s Friday presidential election, hailed voters for their epic turnout in the polls, and congratulated the president-elect for winning an absolute majority of the votes.
Zarif Hails Iranians’ Participation in Elections as ‘Glorious’
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised the people’s massive presence in the elections as “glorious” and said they once again guaranteed the country’s security and power.
Rouhani Holds Lead in Early Vote Results in Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Preliminary election returns released Saturday morning by Iran’s Interior Ministry showed that 56 percent of more than 25 million votes counted from Friday’s presidential voting have gone to Hassan Rouhani, giving him an unassailable lead in the election.
Above 100 Nabbed in Tehran Province for Election-Related Offenses
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Judiciary forces have arrested more than 100 people in the Iranian Province of Tehran on Friday for election-related offenses, a senior official announced.
Iranian Expats in US Going to Polls to Pick Next President (+Photos)
WASHINGTON, DC (Tasnim) – Iranian expatriates in the US are going to the polls to vote in the country’s 12th presidential election.
Iran Security Forces Bust Several Terrorist Cells Prior to Elections: Minister
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian intelligence minister announced that the country’s security forces have managed to smash a number of terrorist cells that intended to disrupt the process of the elections on Friday.
No Security Problems Reported in Polling Stations across Iran: Police Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said no cases of insecurity or indiscipline have been reported to the police in polling stations across the country.
Voting Hours Likely to Be Extended: Iranian Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of the Iranian Interior Ministry’s State Elections Committee said voting hours of the country’s ongoing elections will most likely be extended.