Election of street vendor, sweeper to Iran city council raise eyebrows

Election of street vendor, sweeper to Iran city council raise eyebrows

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – Iran’s 12th presidential election, that brought in power incumbent President Hassan Rouhani took place on the same day people voted to choose members of the fifth City and Village Councils.

06:27 - 2017/05/22
Iran Health Minister arrives in Geneva

Iran Health Minister arrives in Geneva

Geneva, May 22, IRNA -- Iranian Health Minister, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Geneva on Monday to take part in the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA).

05:33 - 2017/05/22
FAO Introduces new tool to monitor forest diseases in Iran

FAO Introduces new tool to monitor forest diseases in Iran

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in collaboration with the Forest, Range and Watershed Organization of Iran conducted a five-day workshop to introduce the “Collect Earth” software application for forest mapping and monitoring, as a free and open source geospatial analysis tool.

12:51 - 2017/05/22
FAO warns against humanitarian disaster in Yemen, 3 African states

FAO warns against humanitarian disaster in Yemen, 3 African states

Tehran, May 22, IRNA - Famine has been declared in some counties of South Sudan, and the number of people close to sliding from emergency to disaster is perilously high in Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, FAO and other UN agencies warned.

12:42 - 2017/05/22
Sharif, Shanghai Universities sign MoU

Sharif, Shanghai Universities sign MoU

Beijing, May 22, IRNA – Iran's Sharif University of Technology and China's Shanghai University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday.

12:27 - 2017/05/22
Landmine blast in western Iran leaves 1 killed, 1 injured

Landmine blast in western Iran leaves 1 killed, 1 injured

Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah Prov, May 22, IRNA - Explosion of a landmine left from the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war against Iran in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab has claimed the life of one person and injured another, a police official says.

10:24 - 2017/05/22
5,000-year old attached twin, triplet stone graves in s. eastern Iran

5,000-year old attached twin, triplet stone graves in s. eastern Iran

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - Preliminary archeological studies led to the discovery of five-thousand-year old twin and triplet stone graves in the historical site of Damb Kooh in Sistan and Baluchestan, southeastern Iran.

03:21 - 2017/05/21
Tremor jolts north-eastern Iran

Tremor jolts north-eastern Iran

Tehran, May 21, IRNA – A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit city of Rivash in Razavi Khorasan province on Saturday night.

12:01 - 2017/05/21
Iranian Qur’an reciter ranks first in Malaysia competitions

Iranian Qur’an reciter ranks first in Malaysia competitions

Kuala Lumpur, May 21, IRNA – Iranian Qur’an Reciter Hamed Alizadeh ranked first in the 59th Malaysia International Quran Recital Competition on Saturday.

09:28 - 2017/05/21
Seven Iranian pilgrims wounded in suicide attack near Basra

Seven Iranian pilgrims wounded in suicide attack near Basra

Tehran, May 20, IRNA – Director General for border affairs in Interior Ministry Majid Aqa-Babaei announced that seven Iranian pilgrims have been wounded in a suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Basra on Friday evening.

05:38 - 2017/05/20
Iran to host stem cell int’l conference

Iran to host stem cell int’l conference

Karaj, May 20, IRNA – The Secretary General of the stem cell festival Dr. Amir Ali Hamidiyeh said that the preparations were made for holding the international stem cells conference in Tehran (13-15 July, 2017).

03:34 - 2017/05/20
UNICEF: 300,000 children migrating solo

UNICEF: 300,000 children migrating solo

Tehran, May 18m IRNA -- Authorities have documented more than 300,000 children migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, marking a dramatic escalation of a trend that has forced many young refugees into slavery and prostitution, the UN children's agency said on Wednesday.

08:14 - 2017/05/18
Int’l confab on nephrology opens in  Shiraz

Int’l confab on nephrology opens in Shiraz

Shiraz, Fars Prov, May 17, IRNA – The 16th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation kicked off here on Tuesday evening in Shiraz, capital city of southern Iranian province of Fars.

12:34 - 2017/05/17
Iran’s Padvish Antivirus detects WannaCry worm

Iran’s Padvish Antivirus detects WannaCry worm

Tehran, May 17, IRNA – Iranian indigenized Padvish Antivirus detected WannaCry ransomware computer worm which has carried out worldwide attacks on neighboring countries’ computers.

12:09 - 2017/05/17
Security forces arrest assassins of police officers in Southern Iran

Security forces arrest assassins of police officers in Southern Iran

Ahvaz, Khuzestan prov., May 16, IRNA -- An Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander declared on Tuesday that elements behind terrorist attack on a police station in the southwestern province of Khuzestan have been arrested.

06:01 - 2017/05/16
Four Paleolithic periods identified in western Iran

Four Paleolithic periods identified in western Iran

Tehran, May 16, IRNA -- After conducting operations to widen Kermanshah-Kurdistan freeway in west of Iran, four Paleolithic periods have been identified, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) website reported.

05:49 - 2017/05/16
Iran, Bolivia discuss bilateral ties

Iran, Bolivia discuss bilateral ties

Madrid, May 16, IRNA -- Iranian ambassador to Bolivia Reza Tabatabaie Shafie in a meeting with Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca Mamani discussed development of cultural ties.

05:30 - 2017/05/16
Iranian envoy in Malaysia calls for commercializing youth  inventions

Iranian envoy in Malaysia calls for commercializing youth inventions

Kuala Lumpur, May 16, IRNA – The Iranian ambassador to Malaysia Marzieh Afkham said that commercializing the inventors' products will make a name for Iran.

04:53 - 2017/05/16
Iran develops new method to treat Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Iran develops new method to treat Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Tehran, May 16, IRNA – The head of the Iranian Neuro-Urology Society said Iranian surgeons for the first time have devised a new method to treat Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction.

03:45 - 2017/05/16
Persian language key role in boosting Iran-Pak ties discussed in Rawalpindi

Persian language key role in boosting Iran-Pak ties discussed in Rawalpindi

Islamabad, May 16, IRNA - Iranian Culture Centre (Khana-e-Farhang) in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city organized a seminar to highlight the importance of Persian language for promotion of bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan.

02:04 - 2017/05/16
Seven Iranian, foreign researchers receive Ferdowsi decoration

Seven Iranian, foreign researchers receive Ferdowsi decoration

Mashad, May 15, IRNA – Seven Iranian and foreign researchers of Ferdowsi, Iran’s epic poet, and his epic poem book ‘Shahnameh’ (the book of king) and authors of master works in this concern in a ceremony received Ferdowsi prize on Monday.

07:50 - 2017/05/15
Mine blast injures shepherd in western Iran

Mine blast injures shepherd in western Iran

Qasr-e Shirin, Kermanshah prov, May 15, IRNA -- The explosion of a land mine remaining from 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War in Qasr-e Shirin town on Sunday injured one person, an official said.

04:43 - 2017/05/15
Iranian calligraphy art exhibition opens in Ankara

Iranian calligraphy art exhibition opens in Ankara

Ankara, May 15, IRNA – The exhibition of the works of Iranian calligraphy and illuminated manuscripts was inaugurated in Ankara Castle Historical Complex on Sunday attended by artists and distinguished people involved in cultural activities.

12:09 - 2017/05/15
Memorial stamp for Lut Desert registration in UNESCO published

Memorial stamp for Lut Desert registration in UNESCO published

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – A memorial stamp to introduce Lut Desert, as the first Iran natural site registered in the world heritage list, was published.

07:00 - 2017/05/14
Iran attends Thessaloniki Book Fair

Iran attends Thessaloniki Book Fair

Athens, May 14, IRNA – Iran attended 14th Thessaloniki International Book Fair in Greece.

03:55 - 2017/05/14
Rapid response rescue, research teams in quake-hit N. Khorasan Province

Rapid response rescue, research teams in quake-hit N. Khorasan Province

Mashad, Razavi Khorasan, May 14, IRNA – Two rapid response rescue and research teams of trained aid workers and rescue dogs have been dispatched to the quake-stricken city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province, an official said on Sunday.

12:39 - 2017/05/14
Iran cultural exhibition inaugurated in Baku

Iran cultural exhibition inaugurated in Baku

Baku, May 14, IRNA – A two-day cultural event called Iran's Cultural Days started on Saturday in one of the central squares of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to introduce various aspects of the Iranian culture.

11:24 - 2017/05/14
30th Tehran International Book Fair ends

30th Tehran International Book Fair ends

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – The 30th Tehran International Book Fair wrapped up on Sunday (May 13) in a ceremony attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri.

10:55 - 2017/05/14
Fact-finding committee to probe coal mine incident

Fact-finding committee to probe coal mine incident

Gorgan, Golestan Prov, May 14, IRNA – A fact-finding committee has been set up to look into the incident caused by a deadly blast in Zemestanyurt coal mine in northern city of Azadshahr ten days ago, an official says.

10:52 - 2017/05/14
Overturned bus leaves 19 injured in southern Iran

Overturned bus leaves 19 injured in southern Iran

Shiraz, May 13, IRNA - A passenger coach with 19 people overturned in Fars province leaving some 16 passengers injured, Traffic Police Commander in north of Fars province colonel Ahmad Ahmadi said on Saturday.

06:29 - 2017/05/13
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