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Abductors kidnapped Iranian border troops by making them unconscious

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SHAFAQNA- Commander of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, announced that in Mirjaveh hostage taking, first the abductors made the Iranian border guards unconscious, then kidnapped them. This…

Iranian officials called Pakistan to urgent measures for release of  hostage guards

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Interior Minister and Iran's Foreign Minister called Pakistan to take urgent measures for release of  hostage guards who were kidnapped at Iranian border with Pakistan.  Three days ago, 14 border guards, including IRGC…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…

Jaish al-Adl abducted 14 Iranian border guards

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SHAFAQNA- 14 border guards, including IRGC intelligence officers, were kidnapped by terrorists on province of Sistan-Baluchistan, southeastern border with Pakistan. The official IRNA news agency said the border guards were "abducted between…
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Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

Iran's ambassador to Turkey denied the evacuation of Embassy

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SHAFAQNA- In an interview with the IRNA, Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that the suicide attack on the Iran embassy in Ankara was only a threat, emphasizing that no special action was taken and the situation…

Iran has annihilated 300 terrorist groups

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Minister of Intelligence announced Iran has annihilated 300 terrorist groups. "ُSo far, Iran has discovered and destroyed 300 terrorist groups, and we perished members of these groups," Seyyed Mahmood Alavi said on Sunday.   Read…

Russian tourism journalist at Imam Redha Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Though it is a holy landmark for Shia people, Imam Redha Holy Shrine in the Iranian city of Mashhad attracts many foreign non-Muslim tourists and visitors from around the world. As most foreign travelers have acknowledged…

International counseling to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Following US restrictions on global trading with Iran, international counseling has started to replace dollar by euro for trading with Iran. If it happens, this motivation is one step forward to free Europe from excessive dependence…

277 000 Iranian Arbaeen pilgrims applied for Iraq visa

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SHAFAQNA- Assistant director of Iran Hajj and Pilgrim Organization, Akbar Rezaei, said that 277 thousand have registered in Samah, a specialized site for requiring visa of Karbala. "There are registrations from Tehran, Razavi Khorasan, Isfahan,…

Nikkie Haley: US envoy in UN who increased oppression of human rights

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SHAFAQNA- A former governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley, 46, will  resign her post as the US ambassador to the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy for defending…

Photos: Successful Afghan immigrants in Iran

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SHAFAQNA:  Afghanistan has been catastrophically impacted by long wars for many years while this country was once a part of Iran. Lack of security in Afghanistan has caused its people to immigrate to other countries. Since Iran is the neighbour…

Iran oil exports can never be reduced to zero

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SHAFAQNA-  Saudi Arabia officials have been claiming they are able to offset Iranian losses in Oil export under U.S. pressure. But, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the market will never buy Saudi Arabia’s claim that it has been…

Iran, Turkey to establish a joint bank

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SHAFAQNA- "In order to increasing trade between two countries, Iran and Turkey are looking into a plan to establish a joint bank", Director of the Center for Studies and Research of Iran and Turkey said, adding that two countries plan to expand…

An impressive number of elements behind Ahvaz terror attack detained

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SHAFAQNA- Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the member of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran said that an impressive number of people who are in connection with Ahvaz terror attack…

Iran requested quick international response to US threats

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SHAFAQNA- Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN said imposing sanctions and US withdraw from international agreements are serious threats for the principal charter of the UN and the violation of legal order. And he requested a quick and…

Joining CFT facilitates Iran economic ties with world

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SHAFAQNA- “If CFT is approved with the conditions Iran sets and red lines it puts forward, it can prevent abuses and help normalization of Iran’s economic ties with the world,” Kamal Kharrazi said. Iranian parliament on Sunday passed…

US projection in a new global court against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- One week after US threated to quit the international accord relating to the UN top court's jurisdiction because of its juridical losing against Iran, in a new lawsuit US lawyers requested ICJ to disqualify Iran from being heard at…

EU new demand to open an office in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The head of National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee in Iran Parliment said European Union has proposed a new demand to open an office in Tehran. Heshmatollah Fallahatpishe, addressing the session held in committee with 26…

Australia supports its citizens travel to Iran

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SHAFAQNA- "The country [Australia] still have positive position on Iran and there is no change in country’s decision about its citizens and tourists trip to Iran", the Australian cultural counselor, Hamish Leslie, pointed out. After JCPOA…

Iran PMs approved joining CFT

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SHAFAQNA- Iran Parliament approved a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force). Parliament's open session on Sunday morning was attended by Parliament…

The ceremony of Carpet Washing held in Mashhad-e-Ardehal +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Qalishuyan (carpet washing) ritual was held in Kashan, Iran, with great gathering of people in Sultan Ali (AS) mausoleum, a descendant of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS). Sultan Ali was Imam Sadeq’s brother who came to Kashan, with people’s…

Photos: Iran's Harvesting dates

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SHAFAQNA:  A sweet fruit which is common in North Africa and West Asia, is called Date and it grows on a date palm. There are different kinds of dates such as Piarom, Mazafati, Gantar, Estemaran, Zahedi, Barhi, etc., which grow in southern…

Zarif conversations about JCPOA with global media: "Reliability is different from trust"

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif talked about the Iran nuclear deal, the rest of the international community deal with the US, Netanyahu‘s claims and the future of relations between Tehran and Washington, in separate…

Al-Baghdadi survived Iranian anti-terrorist attack

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian missile strike in Syria earlier this month was aimed in part at liquidating Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but he survived just because of his chanceful lateness to the meeting of militant commanders. Jabbar al-Maamouri,…

New Iraqi government to safeguard unity and safety

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Salih Iraq’s new president has chosen veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate to form a new government nearly five months after national elections were held. Barham Salih, the Kurdish moderate…

ICJ vote for Iran, a precondition of Negotiation with US

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SHAFAQNA- In a victory for Tehran against Washington, UN top court ruled that US must remove sanctions with humanitarian impacts on Iran. According to Reza Nasri, there would be numerous opportunities for Iran’s public diplomacy and Foreign…

Iran is a good pattern for fighting terrorism in ME

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SHAFAQNA- Iran has enacted deliberate and cautious revenge over the September 22 terrorist attack in Ahvaz by missile attack on Daesh positions in Syria, its message was aimed also at U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arab. On Monday, the Islamic…