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  Last Update:  23 April 2014 16:38  GMT                                      Volume. 11969

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China keen to expand economic ties with Iran

TEHRAN – Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli says China is keen to enhance its relations with Iran, especially bilateral economic ties. In a meeting...

A free election will help restore stability in Syria: Larijani

Political Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says that holding a free election in Syria will help restore calm and stability in the crisis-hit Arab...

Iranian, Latvian FMs discuss Iran-EU relations

Political Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with his Latvian counterpart Edgar Rinkevich in Tehran on Wednesday, during which...

‘Bahrain should respond to citizens’ demands instead of accusing others’

Political Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – An official of the Iranian Foreign Ministry dismissed Bahrain’s accusations against Iran on Tuesday, saying Bahraini officials should respond...

UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute

Political Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – A UN committee took no action Tuesday on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations after hearing...

China keen to expand economic ties with Iran

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli says China is keen to enhance its relations with Iran, especially bilateral economic ties. In a meeting with Iranian...

Iran’s crude oil, gas condensate exports hit $41.6b: oil minister

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran exported $41.6 billion worth of crude oil and gas condensate in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar...

Azerbaijan’s Alim Qasimov to perform in Tehran

Art Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

TEHRAN – The renowned Azerbaijani musician and vocalist Alim Qasimov will give a concert in Milad Hall at the Tehran International Permanent Fairgrounds on May 13. ...


Photo exhibition spotlights Iranian nomad life

Art Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tehran -- An exhibition displaying aspects of nomadic life in Iran is currently underway at the Iranian Photography Center. Alireza Rahimi spent a decade from 2001...


Iran and Orlando Pirates share points

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Iran football team could not earn its second victory in a friendly match against a South African premiership team. Iran was held to a 3-3 draw by Orlando Pirates in...

Iran’s Mostafa Jokar wins gold in Asian Wrestling Championships

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Iran’s Meisam Mostafa Jokar claimed a gold medal at the 86kg of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The Iranian freestyle...

Bahrain sentences 12 protesters to life in prison

By staff & agencies - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Bahraini court has sentenced 12 anti-regime protesters to life in prison as pressure on dissidents mounts in the Persian...

Lebanese parliament fails to elect a new president

By staff & agencies - Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Lebanese parliamentarians failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting on Wednesday, with leading candidate...