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Afghan peace official due in Tehran for talks on regional consensus

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy in peace talks Mohammad Omar Daudzai is scheduled to visit Tehran in coming days for talks on regional consensus about peace process in the country, according to the spokesman…

Imam’s triumphant return and Islamic Revolution

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: One day in Paris, during Imam Khomeini's exile, there was an important phone call from Tehran. It was Dr. Syed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti on the line, Imam’s close aide and the martyr of Haft Tir tragedy. “For…

Ammar Hakim hails Iran's role in supporting Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Head of the National Wisdom Movement of Iraq Ammar Hakim censured the US efforts to undermine relations between Tehran and Baghdad, and thanked Iran for its constructive role in supporting Iraq. He made the…

Expert rules out US claims over Iran destructive role in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Efforts made by Moscow and Tehran to fight terrorism are complementary, and Washington’s claims that Iran plays a destructive role in Syria are not correct, said a senior member of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Saturday. Political…

Photos: Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ and Prayer in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA-  Birth Anniversary of Jesus and Prayer by Archbishop Ramsey Gurmo, in the Church of the Assyrian Catholic Church in Tehran. Read more from Shafaqna: Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together Iran's…

Ayatollah Shahroudi passes away at 70

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, passed away at 70, in Tehran, late on Monday. The health condition of Ayatollah Shahroudi had turned worse since Sunday, and he was…

Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic…

Photos: "Les Miserables" play in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iranian director Hossein Parsai is staging a musical based Victor Hugo's French historical novel “Les Misérables” in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran on Dec 4, 2018. Read…

Photos: The presence of teens in Friday prayers

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SHAFAQNA- The presence of teenagers in Friday prayers in Tehran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Haj pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer What is the ruling if a person follows the Friday prayer leader with the intention…

Photos: The "Minas Day" in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The "Minas Day" ceremony was held in Tehran at the Sorapa Menas Church, with the presence of a group of Armenians and Archbishop of Armenians. The construction of this church is related to the Qajar period, and it considers as one…

Photos: The meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) 

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SHAFAQNA: The first meeting of the Central Council of the world Congress of Ahl Al-Bayt (A.S) was held in Tehran, Iran, under the chairmanship of Ali Akbar Velayati, Secretary-General of the World Islamic Awakening Council, on Monday morning.   …

International Islamic Unity Conference started work in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- The 32nd International Islamic Unity Conference with the theme of “Quds, Axis of Unity Among Ummah” started work in Tehran on Saturday for three days. The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also attended the conference in which…

Sheikh Zakzaki’s Life Documentary at International Resistance Film Festival

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SHAFAQNA- The documentary of three decades of life and struggles of Nigerian Shiite Leader Sheikh Zakzaki presents in the fifteenth International Resistance Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran and Isfahan from December 5 to 9. The…

Photos: Silk Road’s largest caravansary of Miandasht

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The largest caravansary of the Silk Road is the historic Miandasht Caravansary which is located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad). The caravansary, which has been built during the…

In central Iran, UNHCR helps to build schools for refugees

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday with the attendance of Iranian Minister of Education Mohammad Bathaei, a school was opened which has been built with the aid of the United Nations High Commissionaire for Refugees (UNHCR). “The school covers an…

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…

Iran Commemorates the National Day of Persian Poet Mowlana Rumi

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SHAFAQNA- Iranians commemorate National Mowlavi Day to pay tribute to the renowned 13th century Persian poet on his birthday anniversary. Iranians hold ceremonies in different cities across the country every year, including the capital,…

Photos: Eucharist ceremony for Commemoration of the Saint George in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA: A ceremony for commemoration of the Saint George was attended by the Archbishop of the Armenians of Tehran at the Saint George Church in Tehran.  Eucharist ceremony was held on September 29, 2018. …

Terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran +Video

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SHAFAQNA- In a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, ten people were killed and at least 20 people others injured , a provincial governor said.  Gunmen opened fire on people from behind a…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

Manuscripts about Imam Ali (A.S) in Tehran Exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Tehran hosted an exhibition of manuscripts about the first Shia Imam, Imam Ali (AS). The Malek National Museum and Library is hosting the expo, titled Amir Raah (commander of the path). It features various handwritten…

A closer look into the contemporary history of Azerbaijan

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SHAFAQNA- OZY | By: DAN PELESCHUK: The brief but inclusive Azerbaijan Democratic Republic shows that innovation can come from where it’s least expected. The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven…

Photos: Martyrdom of Imam Jaf'ar al-Sadiq commemorated in Mashhad and Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Countless number of followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (Household of the Prophet) converged in Tehran’s Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine and in the streets of Iranian northeastern city of Mashahd to mark the martyrdom of the…

8 ISIS terrorists executed in Tehran over 2017 Parliament attack

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Eight members of Daesh terrorist group who were convicted in the 2017 deadly attack on Parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran have been executed. According to the public relations of Tehran’s…

Iran-Iraq trade balance hit $10b: Envoy

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Baghdad reached ten billion dollars for a one-year period, Iran's ambassador to Iraq announced on Wednesday. There are many historical, cultural and political commonalities…

Ayat. Khamenei to lead Eid-al-Fitr prayers in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei will lead the Eid-al-Fitr (the fast-breaking feast) prayers in Tehran, to be held at the Imam Khomeini Prayer Grounds on Friday, June 15.    Office…

Rouhani: a secure and stable Afghanistan is a must for regional security

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA: President Rouhani described a secure and stable Afghanistan a must for regional security and development and stressed that Tehran always supports peace and stability in Afghanistan.    President Rouhani described a secure…

Tehran to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations organization (ICRO), Dimitry Safonov, secretary for interreligious relations of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Hojat-ol-Islam…