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Raisi raises photo at UN, demands justice for Gen. Soleimani

Iranian President Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi highlighted the need for guarantees from the United States for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as well as justice for General Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated by the U.S. nearly two years ago. In a lengthy speech delivered at the UN General Assembly, President Raisi addressed issues ranging from...

Iran ranked 19th in tourism contribution to GDP

 Iran ranked 19th out of 185 countries in the 2021 Travel & Tourism Total Contribution to GDP Index, according to a biennial report released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The Islamic Republic comes 19th with $48.1 billion in the 2021 Travel & Tourism Total Contribution to GDP Index, standing between South Korea...

Arbaeen Walk: a life-changing journey of love

Millions of ardent lovers, in a demonstration of unfathomable love and devotion for their beloved, walk seamlessly and untiringly from one sacred city to another, day and night, braving inclement weather and ominous security threats. Men and women, young and old, they come from different corners of the world and converge at one place. They...

Tourism projects to be implemented in Kermanshah

A total of 24 tourism-related projects are planned to be carried out in the western province of Kermanshah, the provincial tourism chief has said. A budget of 2.3 trillion rials ($7.7 million) will be channeled into the projects, Mohammadreza Soheili said on Sunday. The projects are estimated to generate over 380 job opportunities upon their...

Imam Khomeini (RA) had his heart attached to God and his whole existen...

Speaking on Tuesday morning while visiting the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) and renewing allegiance with the ideals of the Imam and the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi honoured the memory of martyrs, especially Martyr Rajai and Martyr Bahonar, and said, “The presence of members of the government on the first day of...

Iranian students top World Astronomy Olympiad

  Iran ranked first in the world in the 15th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA 2022) held at Kutaisi in Georgia from August 14 to 22. The Iranian team won first place in the tournament for the second time by winning 9 gold medals and 1 silver medal. 250 students from 45 countries...

How world intellectuals, thinkers describe Imam Hussein (AS)

No doubt there are billions of people all over the globe who are in search of human values like truth, freedom, justice, peace, kindness, honesty, loyalty, and love. If you look through the history of Islam, you’ll find that the lifestyle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his Ahl al-Bayt (family) is the best...

Muharram in Iran

 For avid travelers, sightseers, and even researchers, who take a fancy to feel extraordinary scenes or a first-hand cultural experience, now is the time. Some believe a visit to Iran in Muharram, and especially during the first ten days of the lunar month, could be comparable to a visit to China during the Lunar New...

New world order

 Becoming a diplomatic hub on Tuesday, Tehran witnessed the coming and going of the presidents of two key players in the world, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia. Erdogan arrived late Monday, while Putin arrived on Tuesday afternoon. The two presidents held bilateral meetings together, as well as separate bilateral meetings...

10-kilometer-long feast on Eid al-Ghadir

On the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, a celebration was held across 10 kilometers length of Valiasr, the longest street in Tehran, on Monday. The Municipality of Tehran embellished the street by illuminating squares, installing decorative elements, and lighting alleyways and thoroughfares. Cultural, art, and entertainment programs were held. People were served food and pastries. Eid...