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  • Dragan Skocic Chosen as Iran's New Nat'l Football Team's Head Coach
    20:31 - Feb 06 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced on Thursday that Dragan Skocic of Croatia has been chosen as the new head coach for the country's national football team.
  • British Basketball Player Calls Iran 2nd Homeland
    17:24 - Feb 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- British basketball player Ryan Richards who has played for different Iranian teams in the past 5 years said that he will miss Iran after leaving the country which was his second homeland.
  • Iran’s Esteghlal Humiliates Qatari Rival
    16:35 - Jan 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Esteghlal of Iran thrashed Qatar’s Al-Rayyan 5-0, while the other representative of Iran, Shahr Khodro, managed to defeat Al-Sailiya of the Arab country in penalty shootouts, in two matches of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League play-offs to advance to the group stage of the competition.
  • Iranian Football Clubs Defeat Rivals from Persian Gulf
    16:07 - Jan 26 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian football clubs Esteghlal and Shahr Khodro managed to gain victories against rivals from Kuwait and Bahrain in two matches of the Asian Champions League qualifiers.
  • Iran’s Karateka Advances to Paris League Finals
    15:03 - Jan 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian karate athlete Bahman Asgari in the 75-kilogram weight category defeated his rivals and advanced to the final stage of the World Karate Premier League underway in Paris, France.
  • Iran Crowned Champion at Int'l Takhti Wrestling Cup
    15:00 - Jan 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The 40th round of the International Takhti Greco-Roman Wrestling Cup commemorating legendary wrestler late Gholamreza Takhti which opened in Shiraz on Thursday ended with Iran’s championship on Friday.
  • AFC Removes Ban on Iran's Hosting Rivals in ACL
    14:33 - Jan 23 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) cancelled a ban on Iranian football clubs from hosting the upcoming championship league matches in group stage.
  • Croatian Boss Dismisses Anti-Iran Excuses
    16:15 - Jan 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Manager of Iran's FC Persepolis Branko Ivanković rejected on Wednesday the AFC claims about insecurity in the Islamic Republic, adding that he witnessed no security concerns in the 4 years that he coached the red giants of Tehran.
  • Iranian Football Clubs’ Heads Off to Malaysia
    14:22 - Jan 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing directors of four Iranian clubs present in the Asian Football Confederation Championship League have departed Tehran for Kuala Lumpur to negotiate with senior AFC officials over a recent AFC banning Iranian teams from hosting matches in the country.
  • American Basketball Player Underlines High Security, Calm in Iran
    18:36 - Jan 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The American player of Shahrdari Gorgan Basketball Team, Perry Petty, dismissed claims about insecurity in Iran, saying that he is living and playing in the country in high safety and security.
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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.