Iran top security official to address Russia security confab

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:13
Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) is scheduled to deliver a speech at a security conference slated to be held in Sochi, Russia.

HR advocates question US annual rights report

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 07:03
Human rights groups have slammed the US State Department annual report on the condition of human rights in other countries, American News Publication ‘Foreign Policy’ (FP) reported.

Ansarullah Movement after political solution to Yemen crisis

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:50
A senior Yemeni official said on Saturday that the national salvation government in his country welcomes any 'proposals leading to serious and durable peace.'

Iran book fair opens in Kabul

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:41
For the second consecutive year, Iran opened a book fair in at the University of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

Seven killed, 35 wounded in suicide attack in Kabul

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:14
In a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, seven people were killed and 35 others injured on Sunday, according to Afghan media quoted by the spokesman of Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan Najib Danish.

World Bank shareholders back $13 billion capital increase

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:13
The World Bank's shareholders endorsed a $13 billion paid-in capital increase that will boost China's shareholding but bring lending reforms that will raise borrowing costs for higher-middle-income countries, including China.

WTO chief urges strengthening global cooperation to ease trade tensions

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:07
World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo urged global financial policymakers to strengthen cooperation through the WTO to ease trade tensions among major economies.

EU investment fund closes door on UK tech start-ups

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:05
The EU’s investment arm has shut down funding to British start-ups in a move that deprives young technology companies of a key source of financial support.

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:53
A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it.

Kerman, popular destination at heart of desert

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:52
Kerman, with an ancient history, is home to numerous world heritage sites which annually attract millions of visitors.

Turning off the tap

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:50
In May 2018, South Africa's Cape Town may become the first city in the world to fully shut off its water.

First batch of terrorists,families leave Eastern Qalamoun area

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:47
The first batch of terrorists left Eastern Qalamoun on Friday area on 35 buses as per the agreement reached on Friday for having terrorists and their families leave al-Rheibeh, Jairoud, and al-Nasseriyeh and head north.

First batch of terrorists,families leave Eastern Qalamoun area

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:44
The first batch of terrorists left Eastern Qalamoun on Friday area on 35 buses as per the agreement reached on Friday for having terrorists and their families leave al-Rheibeh, Jairoud, and al-Nasseriyeh and head north.

Iran Europe’s investment hub

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:43
Head of the Investment and Consultancy Services at Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIM) said Iran can become an ‘investment hub’ for EU countries given its geographical position and large educated work force.

Former Tehran prosecutor arrested: Source

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:31
Former Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi has been arrested, an informed source in Iran's Judiciary revealed on Sunday.

Iran women's team wins Fajr international taekwondo competitions

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:20
Iranian women's taekwondo team ranked first at the 29th Fajr Open which started Saturday in Alborz Province.

Iranian researcher develops a cooling system for travel to Mars

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:49
Cooling the surrounding environment of astronauts has been turned into a major concern due to NASA’s serious planning to send astronauts to the Mars.

Fadavi: Iran first naval power in region

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:47
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said none of the naval forces in the region are comparable with Iran’s, adding the IRGC is enjoying the most advanced technology in the world.

Having an audience makes your brain perform better

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:42
What do you do when you're asked to make a speech or give a presentation? Do you freeze or do you thrive in the spotlight? Most people are afraid of speaking in public because they think having an audience will cause them to ‘mess up,’ but a new study shows that, if anything, knowing that you're being watched enhances performance.

Lung cancer need not kill — new drugs let immune system fight tumors

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:27
A therapy that could make lung cancer treatable is one of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer in years.

India approves death penalty for child rapists

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:26
Offenders who rape girls under 12 may now be subject to the death penalty in India, according to an ordinance passed by India’s cabinet Saturday after a nationwide furor over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl.

Mass grave found in Syrian city held by US-backed militants

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:18
A mass grave containing around 50 bodies has been uncovered in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah which was held by the Daesh terror group and regarded as its so-called capital.

Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:17
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Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:15
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Majidi says he has offers to make more films in India

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:12
Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, who’s Indian-set 'Beyond the Clouds' is participating at the main competition section of FIFF36, said he has received offers to make more films in India.

Abbas: Palestine against recognizing Quds as Zionists’ capital

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:07
Palestine will not let President Trump or anyone else announce Quds as the capital city of the Zionist regime, President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority said.

Czech Republic won't relocate embassy to Holy Quds: Report

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:05
Despite Israeli officials' claim, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced that his country would not transfer its embassy from Holy Quds to Tel Aviv.

Depopulation threatens economies of eastern European countries

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 04:01
Nine of the countries at risk of losing citizens in the upcoming decades are eastern European nations, whose young populations head to western Europe to find work, according to a Bloomberg report based on UN data.

Hamas: Mossad responsible for Palestinian scholar assassination

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:59
The National Intelligence Agency of Israel (Mossad) should be accountable for assassination of a Palestinian scholar, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh said.

34% of US senior citizens don't use the Internet

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:52
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 11 percent of US adults still don't use the Internet. That's a significant change from 48 percent in 2000, but the study revealed that age remains a major factor, with 34 percent of senior citizens remaining offline.

Scientists capture video of cells as they function inside organisms

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:40
Scientists have adapted an optics technique used by astronomers to render biological processes at both the cellular and sub-cellular level in unprecedented detail.

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:38
Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

Researchers develop new vaccine for post-surgical cancer therapy

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:37
Chinese scientists have developed a tumor vaccine that can effectively inhibit the recurrence and metastasis of post-surgical cancer.

Iran self-sufficient in modern petrol production (Video)

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:28
Iran’s deputy oil minister says the Islamic Republic is now self-sufficient in production of modern petroleum. Alireza Sadegh Abadi said the self-sufficiency follows the opening of the world's biggest oil refinery in Iran's southern city of Bandar Abbas. Our correspondent Ghanbar Naderi has the details, reported.

More than 700 million workers in poverty in emerging and developing countries

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:16
There were more than 700 million workers living in poverty in emerging and developing countries who were unable to lift themselves above the USD 3.10 per person daily threshold in 2017, the International Labor Organization has said.

Why fecal transplant could save your life

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:49
The fecal transplant, also known as trans-poo-sion, surely has the title of medicine's most disgusting procedure.

Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:47
So, here it is. Europe's Mars rover. Or rather, a copy of it.

US set to admit fewest number of refugees since 1980: New analysis

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:46
A new analysis on the number of foreign refugees expected to be admitted to the US in the fiscal year 2018 indicates that the Trump administration is set to admit fewest refugees in the country since 1980.

Why parents should talk to their kids about finances

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:35
Asking someone about their finances is about as uncomfortable as asking them about their weight.

Light quake jolts SW Iran

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:33
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook Khonj in southwestern province of Fars on Sunday.

Syrian Army recaptures southern Damascus

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:29
Syrian Army liberated Al-Zin area in southern Damascus, Arab media ‘Al Mayadeen’ reported.

Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 02:02
According to some social network videos, blast and gunfire were heard near Saudi Arabian royal palace.

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 01:59
A 4.6-magnitude quake shook suburbs of Kianshahr region in southeastern province of Kerman early Sunday.

Nikki Haley is representative of US Deep State: Analyst

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:04
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is the representative of the US Deep State, which is determined to go to war with Russia, says E. Michael Jones, a political analyst in Indiana.

15 militants killed in fresh clashes in Mali’s north: Army

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:48
Some 15 militants have been killed in an anti-militant operation by Mali’s army in the northern regions of the West African country.

Japan, South Korea welcome North Korea’s decision on halting nuclear tests

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:33
Japanese and South Korean leaders have praised the momentous decision made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to halt his country’s nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches and abolish an atomic test site as a sign of earnestness in seeking peace with rival South Korea.

Hezbollah defending southern Lebanon against Israeli aggression: Nasrallah

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:17
The secretary general of Hezbollah says fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement have defended the southern sector of Lebanon against Israel’s acts of aggression.

Bernie Sanders says Trump agenda is dead if Democrats win midterms

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:02
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont predicts that US President Donald Trump’s agenda would be dead if Democrats win a majority in either the House or Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, but also says that the Democratic Party is not doing enough to support liberal non-establishment candidates.

Iran president vows full support for Syria reconstruction

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:47
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to help Syria with the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.

Polish teachers rally to demand wage hikes

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:32
Several thousand teachers rallied in Warsaw on Saturday demanding wage hikes a week after Poland's right-wing government announced a raft of generous spending measures in other sectors ahead of local elections this fall.

UN must take ‘decisive action’ against Israel: Pundit

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:24
An academic believes it is about time that the United Nations and the international community take a “decisive action” against Israel, adding that they must proceed with political isolation and economic sanctions against the Israeli regime in order to make it abide by international law and conventions.

OPCW inspectors enter Douma to probe alleged gas attack: Russia

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:17
Russia says experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived in the Syrian town of Douma, where a suspected gas attack was carried out.

Armenia arrests 70, including 2 suspected attackers, as protests continue

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:02
Armenian authorities have announced that at least 70 people have been arrested in ongoing protests caused by the re-election of a former president into the office of prime minister.

Saudi-backed militants kill ICRC aid worker with multiple gunshots in Yemen

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:52
Saudi-backed gunmen have shot dead a Lebanese aid worker of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen's southwestern city of Ta’izz and injured several others.

Syrian army forces kill high-profile terrorist commander, two aides near Damascus

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:32
Syrian government forces have launched separate operations against positions of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militant groups in the country’s southwestern province of Rif Dimashq, inflicting heavy losses on their ranks.

French director: Interest in Iran's cinema biggest motive for attending FIff

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:30
French Movie Director Olivier Megaton, who is attending the 36th Fajr Int'l Film Festival (FIff36), said his interest in Iran's cinema has been the biggest motive in participating in the ongoing fair.

Iran ups exports to Pakistan 16%: Diplomat

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:30
Iran's exports to Pakistan increased by about 16 percent in the year to March 20 compared to the figure for the previous year, said Iran's commercial attaché in Karachi.

Erdogan: Emergency rule good for economy, stops terrorism, strikes

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:17
Businesses should welcome Turkey’s state of emergency because it guards against terrorism and prevents workers from going out on strike, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Impasse of Western nations in Syria

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:55
By our staff writer

Salah equals PL scoring record

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:46
Mohamed Salah equaled the Premier League record for most goals in a 38-game season after taking his tally to 31 in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with West Brom on Saturday.

There is no military solution to Syria crisis: Guterres

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:40
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres ruled out any military solution to the Syria crisis following recent US-led airstrikes against the war-torn country.

Italian Einaudi promises surprises in upcoming Tehran shows

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:26
Critically-acclaimed composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi said that he will perform a few 'surprising' tracks for the Iranian audience during his shows on April 25-27 in Tehran.

UN Mideast envoy blasts Israel: 'Stop shooting at children'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:12
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned Israel on Friday for the death of a Palestinian child during recent clashes in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Terrorists withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:10
Terrorists in Syria began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a militant said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua’s pension reform plan

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:08
Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua’s pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday.

Nadal ease into Monte Carlo final at expense of Dimitrov

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:02
Rafael Nadal withstood early pressure on Saturday to book a place in his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final.

Lebanese speaker: Tehran-Riyadh dialogue 'urgent need'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:55
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that there was an urgent need for dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s FM, UNGA president meet in New York

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:46
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and President of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak discussed a range of issues in a meeting Friday at the UN headquarters in New York.

Envoy: Iran, Vietnam resolved to raise annual trade to $2b

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:31
Tehran and Hanoi are resolved to considerably increase their annual trade exchanges to $2 billion, said a senior Iranian diplomat.

US president to visit UK mid-year in spite of anticipated protests

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:22
US President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London.

Vieira 'flattered' by Arsenal links but happy at New York City

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:19
Patrick Vieira is "flattered" after being linked with taking over as manager of former club Arsenal but said he is "happy" as New York City coach.

Iran's auto sector witnesses growth in output

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:04
Iran's auto industry registered a 13.7-percent growth in production in the year which ended on March 20, 2018, according to industry ministry figures.

Pacers bounce back to take series lead over Cavs

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:59
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit on Friday night for a 92-90 victory at home over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a two-games-to-one lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series.

Iran stays Asia’s best in AMF rankings

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:56
Iran’s men’s team maintained its position as Asia’s best in the latest Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF) rankings, and upheld its place in the world’s overall standings to stay put in the sixth slot.

Dreaming of a new sustainable economy

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:57
Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: A bioeconomy.

Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames Mossad

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:33
A Palestinian scholar has been shot dead by two assailants in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers, local police said.

Suspected cattle thieves kill 27 in northern Nigeria

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:28
Suspected cattle thieves in Nigeria have killed at least 27 people in two villages in the country’s north, as security forces struggle to contain armed robbers.

May says Windrush migrants will be compensated

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:20
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK government will consider compensating members of the so-called ‘Windrush generation’ following fierce criticism over a scandal involving black Caribbean immigrants.

Militants surrender another area near Damascus to government: State media

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:11
Syrian media say Takfiri militants have agreed to surrender another area near the capital, Damascus, under a deal with the government, which enables their exit to northern Syria.

Pakistan commemorates 80th death anniversary of Iqbal Lahori

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:44
The 80th death anniversary of Pakistan’s national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed on Saturday (April 21) across the country.

Fatty fish consumption can give you a lively heart!

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:56
There is good news for fish lovers and those who are at a risk of having heart diseases. A study has revealed that consuming fatty fish four times a week can help prevent the risk of heart disease by increasing the amount of good cholesterol.

Tehran, Hanoi plan to raise trade exchanges to $2b: Iran diplomat

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:44
Tehran and Hanoi are determined to promote economic cooperation in by increasing their annual trade exchanges to two billion dollars, an Iranian diplomat announced on Saturday.

Khanzadi: Tehran to host Indian Ocean Naval Symposium this week

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:41
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) will be held on Monday April 23 in Tehran.

59m children stunted, 10m overweight in Africa

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:40
The World Health Organization (WHO) said no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight.

Salami: “Should Israel attack Iran, it will definitely be annihilated”

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:30
The deputy commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami said if any war happens between Iran and Israel, it will definitely be followed by Israel’s total destruction.

More premature births, C-sections in assisted reproductive techniques cases

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:26
Around 76.23 percent of the 113 couples surveyed in Mumbai, who conceived through assisted reproductive techniques (ART) had pre-term deliveries. Also, the rate of Caesarean-section deliveries among these couples was 98 percent, showed a pilot study undertaken by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), a branch of Indian Council of Medical Research.

Bolivia denies report half of Latin American UNASUR members have quit

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:17
Bolivia, the rotating president of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), has denied that half of the member states of the bloc have quit.

UK envoy draws criticism by defending Saudi crackdown on Shias in eastern town

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:12
Britain’s ambassador to Riyadh has defended the Saudi regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on the minority Shia Muslims in Eastern Province, drawing criticisms from human rights activists.

Rouhani: Islamic Revolution aimed at meeting people's demands

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:05
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sat. the Islamic Revolution was aimed at resolving people’s problems, adding that respecting people forms the basis of the revolution.

Belly fat is bad for your heart

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:00
We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it.

Fajr international taekwondo competitions kick off in Alborz

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:59
The 29th Fajr Open started with the attendance of 187 taekwondo fighters in Alborz province on Saturday.

World to commemorate Persian poet Saudi

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:45
Aficionados of literature across the world and in Persian-speaking countries are preparing to commemorate the world-renowned Persian poet and literary scholar of the medieval period Sheikh Saudi on April 21.

Construction worker preserves Semnan rural heritage

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:44
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Humans have shrunk the planet's mammals

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:43
Humans have been altering the course of mammalian evolution for thousands of years, according to new research.

Maymand: An ancient cave village

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:41
Iran's ancient village of Maymand, located around 900km south of the capital Tehran, is littered with troglodytic dwellings — cavernous, underground homes carved out of soft rock. Stone engravings found at the site are estimated to be more than 10,000 years old.

Meditation can reduce anxiety

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:40
In our busy day-to-day life, it may be hard to stay on top of things, which can result in anxiety and stress. Meditation can be one of the best ways to feel calm and relaxed in such situations.