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Police seizes over 1 ton of narcotics in southeastern Iran
Police seizes over 1 ton of narcotics in southeastern Iran
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Police forces of the Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran, have seized a big haul of narcotics in Iranshahr, weighing over 1.33 tons.
Mehr News - 13 August 2020
VIDEO: Train derailment in Scotland claims 3 lives
VIDEO: Train derailment in Scotland claims 3 lives
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Three people have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeast Scotland, following heavy rain and a landslip in the area.
Mehr News - 13 August 2020
Fastest Star Discovered Orbiting Milky Way Black Hole
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Astronomers have just discovered the quickest star at the center of the Milky Way that is orbiting around Sagittarius A black hole at 8% the speed of light. At the center of our galaxy is Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), a humongous (...)
Iran News - 12 August 2020
Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed
All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation issued a joint statement saying the delay is to protect the (...)
The Iranian - 12 August 2020
Exports via Qom province top $50 million in four months
Exports via Qom province top $50 million in four months
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – More than 49,000 tons of commodities worth around $56 million were exported through the customs of Qom province, central Iran, during the first four months of the current fiscal (March 20 -July 21), a senior official (...)
Mehr News - 13 August 2020
Iran to set up pavilion at Chinese high-tech. fair
Iran to set up pavilion at Chinese high-tech. fair
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Iranian knowledge-based companies are planning to set up a pavilion at 22nd edition of China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which is going to be held on November 11 to 15 at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Bomb blast in W Afghanistan kills four policemen
Bomb blast in W Afghanistan kills four policemen
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Four members of local police forces were killed and ten civilians were injured in a bomb blast in the western province of Farah in Afghanistan.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Parliament’s open session on Wed.
Parliament’s open session on Wed.
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Iranian lawmakers held an open session on Wednesday and did not give the vote of confidence to Hossein Modarres Khiabani as the new industry minister.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
US needs terrorists in region: Bashar al-Assad
US needs terrorists in region: Bashar al-Assad
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the United States is in desperate need of terrorists in the region including ISIL terrorist group and seeks to support terrorists using Caesar sanctions law against (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Iran symbol of power in region: Brig. Gen. Heidari
Iran symbol of power in region: Brig. Gen. Heidari
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces said that Islamic Republic of Iran is a symbol of power in the region and the Global Arrogance must leave the West Asia.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
US clings personal position of PGCC’s SG ‘regional consensus’
US clings personal position of PGCC’s SG ‘regional consensus’
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States, in desperation, calls the position of the Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) as ‘regional (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
‘Inner Love’ goes to Italian film festival’s final
‘Inner Love’ goes to Italian film festival’s final
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Iranian short ‘Inner Love’ has made it into the final stage of the 8th edition of Spi Stories Film Festival in Italy.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
IRGC, Army commanders hold seasonal meeting
IRGC, Army commanders hold seasonal meeting
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – High-ranking commanders of the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guard Crops held a seasonal meeting on Wednesday.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Russia sees US attempts to revise UN res. 2231 unjustifiable
Russia sees US attempts to revise UN res. 2231 unjustifiable
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – In a tweet on Wednesday, Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov named US attempts to revise UNSC Resolution. 2231 as 'counterproductive and (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Qatar Says PGCC’s Stance on Iran Does Not Reflect Doha’s
A recent call by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) for the UN Security Council to back a US-proposed extension of the UN arms ban against Iran is not supported by all members. Speaking in an interview with al-Jazeera on Wednesday, (...)
The Iranian - 12 August 2020
Biden picks pro-Israel Harris as running mate
Democrat US presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked former rival Kamala Harris as his running mate for the election on 3 November. Harris is the first woman of colour to be nominated for the position by a major political party. The (...)
The Iranian - 12 August 2020
US has no right to use JCPOA mechanism, Rouhani tells Macron
US has no right to use JCPOA mechanism, Rouhani tells Macron
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States has no right to use the mechanisms of the JCPOA since it has ceased participation in the deal.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Ghalibaf stresses Iran’s continued support for Syrian govt.
Ghalibaf stresses Iran’s continued support for Syrian govt.
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in a message on Wed. emphasized the continuation of Iran’s support for the Syrian government and people.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
'Hook's resignation proves US' anti-Iran policies inept'
'Hook's resignation proves US' anti-Iran policies inept'
TEHRAN, Aug. 11 (MNA) – In an interview with Mehr news agency, Iranian political expert Prof. Mohammad Marandi said Brian Hook's resignation will make the world countries more doubtful about the practicality of US’ pressures on (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Branko Ivankovic reacts to report of link with Sepahan
Branko Ivankovic reacts to report of link with Sepahan
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Croatian coach Branko Ivankovic says he is committed to his contract with Oman national football team after some reports linked him with Iran’s Sepahan FC.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Explosions heard in north of Gaza
Explosions heard in north of Gaza
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – Some explosions have been heard in northern parts of Gaza on Wednesday evening.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
'Iran on right track to reach knowledge-based economy'
'Iran on right track to reach knowledge-based economy'
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – The Vice President for Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari said Iran is on a right track to reach a knowledge-based and oil-free economy.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
INOTEX 2020 Exhibition kicks off online
INOTEX 2020 Exhibition kicks off online
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – The 9th International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX 2020) kicked off on Wednesday.
Mehr News - 12 August 2020
Rouhani holds phone talk with French counterpart on Lebanon
Rouhani holds phone talk with French counterpart on Lebanon
TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – The Deputy Head of Communications and Information at the President's Office said that Rouhani held a phone talk with his French counterpart on Lebanon’s development after Beirut (...)
Mehr News - 12 August 2020



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