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Iranian President Raisi to visit Russia in 2022

Iranian President Raisi to visit Russia in 2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will pay a visit to Russia in early 2022, spokesman for the Iranian administration Ali Bahadori Jahromi said. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Jahromi said the deputy head of the …

Dozens injured in Tehran train derailment

Dozens injured in Tehran train derailment

Two metro trains have collided in Tehran, injuring at least 22, the Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday. The collision occurred near the Chitgar Metro Station on Line 5 of the Tehran Metro. Several ambulances were …

Big fire in gas pipe in west of Tehran contained

Big fire in gas pipe in west of Tehran contained

A fire in a gas pipeline in the Shadabad district in the west of Tehran has been extinguished by the fire department, according to spokesman for the Tehran gas company Jalal Maleki. It was announced yesterday that a massive fire broke …

Ilham Aliyev and Ebrahim Raisi may meet in Ashgabat

Ilham Aliyev and Ebrahim Raisi may meet in Ashgabat

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi may meet in Ashgabat as part of the top summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said …

Russia, Iran foreign ministers hold telephone conversation

Russia, Iran foreign ministers hold telephone conversation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discussed the prospects for resuming talks on the nuclear deal in Vienna during the telephone conversation, the press service of the Russian ministry …

Ebrahim Raisi inauguration underway in Tehran

Ebrahim Raisi inauguration underway in Tehran

Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the president of Iran at the Iranian parliament today, according to Iranian media outlets. The inauguration ceremony, which began at 17:00 local time (GMT+3:30), was attended by 115 officials from 73 …

Tehran imposes week-long lockdown as virus surges

Tehran imposes week-long lockdown as virus surges

Iran on Monday imposed a week-long lockdown on the capital, Tehran, and the surrounding region as the country struggles with another surge in the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported. The lockdown — the nation's fifth so …

Afghan government meets Taliban at talks in Iran

Afghan government meets Taliban at talks in Iran

An Afghan government delegation met with Taliban representatives in Tehran Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry said, as the Islamist militia pressed a lightning advance amid the pullout of U.S. troops. Leading negotiator Sher …

Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery

Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery

A huge fire broke out at an oil refinery in the southern part of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported, saying there were so far no reports of casualties. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said …

Iran launches second stage of Covid-19 vaccine trial

Iran launches second stage of Covid-19 vaccine trial

Iranian coronavirus vaccine named ‘COV-Iran Barekat’ has been injected to the second group of volunteers, Director of the clinical trial center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences Hamed Hosseini said on Wednesday, IRNA …

Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Tehran

Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Tehran

The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused by blizzards north of the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to a Red Crescent official and Iran's state-run Iran News Agency (IRNA). The avalanche …

Iran: 4 hurt in blast, fire in publishers' area in Tehran

Iran: 4 hurt in blast, fire in publishers' area in Tehran

An explosion and ensuing fire injured at least four people in a district with many publishers and bookshops in Iran's capital Tehran, state media reported on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts and fires, some of which have hit …

Iran tests 5G in lab in Tehran

Iran tests 5G in lab in Tehran

Iran's Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Sattar Hashemi said that the test conducted in the ICT Research Center in downtown Tehran had reached a speed of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s). "The 5G …

Explosion heard in western Tehran

Explosion heard in western Tehran

An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports. There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did …

Gas explosion kills at least 19 in Tehran

Gas explosion kills at least 19 in Tehran

An explosion at a health clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, according to reports from Iranian state TV. The blast also caused damages to neighboring buildings. Thick smoke could be seen billowing into the night sky, …

Massive explosion reported east of Tehran

Massive explosion reported east of Tehran

An explosion took place at an Iranian gas storage facility in an area which houses a sensitive military site near the capital Tehran, a defense ministry spokesman told state TV on Friday. The explosion took place in the “public …

Iran quake kills at least one, sparkling panic in capital

Iran quake kills at least one, sparkling panic in capital

An earthquake near Iran's highest mountain killed at least one person and jolted the capital Tehran early Friday, forcing panicked residents to flee buildings. The shallow 4.6 magnitude quake hit at 00:48 am (2018 GMT) near the …