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Iran blocks social media apps amid anti-government protests

The Iranian authorities have temporarily blocked access to two social media apps in the face of ongoing anti-government protests. Message app Telegram and photo app Instagram are those blocked, reported Iranian state TV on Sunday. “The decision was made to protect citizens’ safety and security,” an anonymous source told Irib News website. The Supreme National […]Read More

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Iran says ‘no guarantee’ Israel will exist 25 years later

PanARMENIAN.Net – Iran’s newly-appointed army chief, General Abdolrahim Mousavi, said on Monday, September 18 there is no guarantee Israel will exist in the next 25 years, adding that its slightest wrong move may result in the Israeli cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv being “razed down to the ground”, Al-Masdar News reports Mousavi was appointed […]Read More

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Two Killed, Two Missing as Floods, Storms Hit Northeastern Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two people were killed and two others went missing after floods and storms hit Iran’s northeastern province of Golestan, authorities said on Friday. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Friday, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) in the city of Aliabad-e Katul in Golestan Province, Hossein Shakki, said […]Read More

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Iran’s Parliament, Khomeini Shrine Attacked

Iranian media are reporting two separate attacks in Tehran, one at the Iranian parliament and one as the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Reports said at least three attackers raided Khomeini’s mausoleum in southern Tehran. Two of the assailants shot at visitors, while the third detonated explosives in a suicide attack. A security guard was […]Read More

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Iranian Christians Celebrate Easter

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Hundreds of Iranian Christians on Sunday celebrated Easter at Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Church in Tehran. This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday when Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the holy festival. Source: tasnimnews.com Tasnim News AgencyRead More

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At Least 40 Killed in Flash Floods in NW Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of Iran’s Crisis Management Organization confirmed the deaths of over 40 people in severe flooding triggered by torrential rains in four northwestern provinces of the country. Esmaeel Najjar said the bodies of 40 people who died in the flash floods have been found. Heavy rains started on Friday. The surging waters […]Read More

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Former Irani president Rafsanjani dies, aged 82

Yesterday, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, president of Iran from 1989 to 1997, died in hospital in Tehran after a heart attack, Iran’s state television reported. He was 82 years old. Born in 1934, Rafsanjani studied theology in Qom. He was one of the leaders of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran which overthrew the Shah […]Read More

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Iran dismantles terrorist cell in country’s east

PanARMENIAN.Net – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has busted a terrorist cell in the east of the country, an Iranian security official said, according to Press TV. “A terrorist team was dismantled last night by the Intelligence Ministry in the country’s east,” deputy interior minister for security affairs, Hossein Zolfaqari, told reporters on Tuesday, November 22. Full […]Read More