Culture
  • Iranian National Festival of Yalda Celebrated in Austria’s Vienna
    12:22 - Dec 22 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian expatriates residing in the Austrian capital city of Vienna convened at the diplomatic mission of their country to celebrate the national festival of Yalda, which is a 7000-year-old tradition of commemorating the winter solstice in a party of family members.
  • Italian, Japanese Firms to Reinforce Old Building of Iran’s National Museum
    13:58 - Nov 24 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Italian and Japanese firms will join Iranian engineering firms in a trilateral project for reinforcing and strengthening the structure of the “Ancient Iran” sector of the National Museum in downtown Tehran, the director of the complex said on Sunday.
  • Iran, Italy Celebrate 60 Years of Archeological Cooperation
    18:58 - Nov 17 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Italy celebrated on Sunday 60 years of cooperation and joint efforts in areas of cultural heritage and archaeology in a ceremony at the National Museum in downtown Tehran.
  • Iran Hosting Int'l Islamic Unity Conference
    11:47 - Nov 14 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference, marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), kicked off in Tehran on Thursday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in attendance.
  • Iranian Publishers Attending Vienna Int’l Book Fair
    13:18 - Nov 10 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Several Iranian publishers are attending the Buch Wien, Austria’s annual international book fair, which is currently underway in Vienna.
  • Ancient 70-Mile-Long Wall Found in Western Iran
    16:22 - Nov 07 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Archaeologists have identified the remains of a stone wall in Iran about the length of the famous Hadrian's Wall that was built across England by the Romans.
  • Envoy: Germany's Goethe Inspired by Iran’s Great Poet Hafez
    17:56 - Nov 01 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's renowned poet Hafez had inspired Germany’s Johann Wolfgang von Goethe not only in the field of culture and poetry, but his influence on other aspects of life are evident, German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor-Berchtold said.
  • 70,000-Year-Old Human Settlement Discovered in Iran
    14:11 - Oct 30 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of archeologists have found a human settlement (cave) in Alborz Province, West of Tehran, which dates back to 70,000 years ago.
  • Participants from Wide Range of Countries to Attend 6th Round of STEP
    14:25 - Oct 24 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Guests from a wide range of countries will attend the 6th Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) in Islamic Countries, the executive secretary of the event Mohammad Mehdi Jafari announced during the press conference, which was held at Iran Broadcasting University (IBU) on October 23.
  • Iran Attends 2019 Belgrade Book Fair
    14:15 - Oct 21 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran took part in the 64th Belgrade Book Fair, a longstanding cultural event in Southeastern Europe.
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UK: Police Forces Fail to Recruit More Black Officers Despite Government Pledge

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police forces are failing to increase their low numbers of black officers, despite a promise that a big recruitment drive would finally tackle the much-criticised shortfall.
Portland Riot Declared as Fire Burns in Police Union Offices

TEHRAN (FNA)- A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.
Top Security Official: Iran to Overcome Challenges through Active Resistance, National Solidarity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced on Sunday that western pressures cannot dissuade Iran from pursuing its main policies, saying that the country will resolve problems through active resistance and national solidarity.
Iran Sends 95 Tons of Aid to Lebanon, Vows to Continue Assistance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has dispatched 95 tons of aid to Beirut, Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Karim Hemmati said on Sunday, adding that another 60-ton cargo will also be sent to the Lebanese capital soon.
Terrorist Behind Recent Sound Bomb Blast in Southeastern Iran Arrested by IRGC

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Quds Base arrested the main perpetrator of a recent sound bomb explosion in the city of Zahedan in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Iran Voices Readiness to Boost Exports with Turkey

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce Mehrdad Sa'adat said that the country is trying to compensate four-month export gap with neighboring Turkey which happened as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Senior Mufti: Most Iraqi Shiites, Sunnis Ready to Fight for Expelling US

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi Sunni Mufti said an overwhelming majority in his country's both Shiite and Sunni populations are prepared for jihad (religious war of defense) to force the US pull out its military forces from the Muslim state.
Pentagon Claims Moving US Toops ‘Closer to Russia’s Border’ Necessary to Ensure ‘Collective Security’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Criticisms of the US troop reduction in Germany are unwarranted, Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated, claiming that many of these forces are simply being relocated further East in order to serve as a more effective "deterrent" against Russia.
Official: Iranian Pharmaceutical Firm Producing Anti-Coronavirus Drug

TEHRAN (FNA)- A giant pharmaceutical company in Northern Iran has started mass-production of Remdesivir - a drug believed to be of help in fighting the coronavirus, an official said on Sunday.
Official Underlines Iranian Experts' Capability to Repair Heavy Aircraft

TEHRAN (FNA)- New Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh announced that the country's specialists have gained the know-how and capability to repair and overhaul heavy airplanes.
Lebanon's President Rejects Calls for International Probe in Beirut Incident

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's President Michel Aoun stated that demands for an international investigation into the deadly blast at the port of Beirut aimed at "wasting time".
Former Chief Scientific Adviser Warns UK Will Go Back into Lockdown Next Month When Schools Open

TEHRAN (FNA)- Britain could be hit with another full lockdown unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson sorts out the country's test and trace "disaster", a former top government advisor warned.
Iran Reports 163 New Coronavirus Deaths, over 280,000 Recoveries

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Sunday that 2,020 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 163 patients have passed away since yesterday.
Nearly 4.5 Tons of Narcotics Seized in Iran in 2 Operations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian police confiscated over 4 tons of illicit drugs in two successful operations in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan this week, Anti-narcotics Police Chief of Iran's Law Enforcement Forces Colonel Majid Karimi said.
Former General Warns UK Army Is Not Big Enough for War

TEHRAN (FNA)- The size of the Army may be too small for war, a former general warned.