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Photos: Syria 10 years ago

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Damascus, the largest city and capital of Syria, was ancient, historic and at the same time was one of the modern and contemporary cities that resisted against the attacks of insurgents and the invasion of foreigners and…

Zarif: Pompeo should own what he says

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo for his threat to starve the Iranian people through sanction, saying Pompeo must assume responsibility for what he says. In a post on…

Iraq president says talks continuing with U.S. over Iran sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Talk with Washington over anti-Iran sanctions were continuing and Iraq’s  special conditions should be taken into consideration, Iraqi president told a press conference in Kuwait. Iraq is not to act as a mediator between Iran…

Iran won’t participate in Idlib operation-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- Former Iranian Ambassador to Syria, Raouf Sheybani said that Iran will not participate in Idlip operation.  Speaking with Shafaqna, Sheybani, believes that with the entry of Iran into the Syria, the subsequent action that the Russians…

Lebanese Analyst: US sanctions did not affect the formation of Lebanon government

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SHAFAQNA- The second phase of US sanctions against Iran began last week, and at the same time, US sanctions against Lebanon's Hezbollah (HIFPA) began in a modified version. What is worrying about the implications of these sanctions is that…

Photos: Iran's Lorestan province Wedding ceremony

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SHAFAQNA: In accordance with traditional customs, Wedding ceremonies are held in Lorestan province of Iran. Although modern life has impacted on traditional customs especially on weddings, there are still some families in Lorestan province…

Photos: First Neanderthal tooth discovered in Iran

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: A tooth, belonging to a Neanderthal child, has been recently found in the rocky mountain of Baveh Yawan in western Province of Kermanshah, Iran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Twice-stolen Ancient Iranian…

Half of Yemen Population on Brink of Famine as Saudi-Led Aggression Continues

SHAFAQNA- Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs on Wednesday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where they warned the Saudi-led coalition’s war has put 14 million people on the brink of famine. “With 14…

Photos: Arabs’ tourist destination of Mashhad City

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The Mashhad City of Iran, is an ideal destination for Arab tourists and by walking through the city, many Arabs are seen in the streets. After Iran-Iraq War, many Iraqi people emigrated from Iraq to Iran and some of them…

Iranian American woman enters US State Congress

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SHAFAQNA- The first Iranian-American woman , Anna Eskamani entered the State Congress in the State of Florida, USA. Eskamani succeeded in defeating Republican candidate, Stockton Reeves, in District 47 of Florida, gaining about 57 percent…

Rouhani: Iran will break unjust US sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred US as a "bullying power", saying Iran will "proudly bypass "illegal" and "unjust" sanctions because it's against international regulations. The most biting round of sanctions since US President…

Video: Iran's Message on Trump Sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- “Washington would once again regret its unwise measures”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an online video message on Trump Sanctions Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  tweeted : President…

Iran vows to pursue Cyber-attack through International Committees

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SHAFAQNA- Referring to the cyber-attack on Iran which is successfully defeated, Iranian Minister of Communication, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said "We are pursuing this hostile act through international committes". Speaking about cyber…

Louis Farrakhan: Sanctioning Iran is a big mistake

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SHAFAQNA- During a solidarity trip to Iran, the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI), Louis Farrakhan, described U.S reimposing sanctions against Iran as a big mistake, adding that the United States cannot continue its unilateralism. Louis…

7 Iranians among 38 winners of Entrepreneurship Development awards in Islam world

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SHAFAQNA- The winners of the Entrepreneurship Development Awards in Islam world were announced in Langkawi, Malaysia, while the names of seven Iranians were among the winners. The head of the Secretariat of the International Trade Center…

Iran Guardian Council Rejected CFT Bill

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SHAFAQNA- Spokesman for the Iran Guardian Council stressed that most of the Council's objections to the bill on the Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime were on the content of the bill. Abbas…

Ayatollah Khamenei: US has been defeated from Iran for forty years

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SHAFAQNA: For forty years, Iran and the US have been struggling with each other, in which Iran has been victorious, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Saturday. 'The challenge between the US and Iran has been going on; they have…

Maximum pressure on Iran would harm long-term U.S interests

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SHAFAQNA- Despite Saudi Arabia’s admission that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month was premeditated, the Trump administration appears determined to maintain the U.S partnership with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,…

Zarif Urges D8 to stand up against unilateralism including criminal sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Foreign minister of Iran called on the group of Eight Developing Islamic Countries (D8) to stand up against unilateralism, stressed the need to enhance and strengthen economic and commercial multilateralism. Mohammad Javad Zarif…

Iran's FM holds phone talks with 4 European leaders on US new sanctions

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif held phone talks with four European leaders to discuss Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran and Europe’s efforts to counter the measures. Federica Mogherini, High…

Photos: Tazi'eh performance in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Every year, on the occasion of Arbaeen Hosseini, the Tazi'eh of the Day of Ashura holds at Imam Zadeh Shah Karam, the descendants of Imam Reza (AS), in the historic village of Arisman, which is located in the city of Natanz,…

The Israeli regime is trying to secure itself from some regional dangers including Iran-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "By the end of this year, we will witness the recognition of  regime of Israel in the region by Arab states,"  Dr. Kiomars Yazdanpanah predicted.  The faculty member of the University of Tehran, analyzing the visit of the Israeli…

Critical reactions to Netanyahu visit to Oman

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SHAFAQNA- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a trip to Oman, a Persian Gulf Arab country that it has no diplomatic relations with, and met with its leader, Sultan Qaboos in the first meeting of its kind in more than 20 years. This…

Iran explained ICJ Vote against US for UN General Assembly 

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SHAFAQNA- Iran's Permanent envoy to the United Nations, Qolamali Khoshroo, said that for the first time at the level of the UN General Assembly, we briefed the International Court of Justice (ICJ)'s vote for Iran against the United States and…

Adel Abdul-Mahdi: All Iraq should be a “Green Zone”

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SHAFAQNA – Iraq lawmakers confirmed new government but key posts are left empty. The legislature voted in the early hours on Thursday to confirm 14 of Adel Abdul-Mahdi's 22 Cabinet nominees. But the body failed to vote on key appointments,…

Photos: Pomegranates Harvesting

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News:  In western Iran there is a mountainous region named Hawraman which is popular for its pomegranates, or as locals call it, 'Red Jewels'. The pomegranates become ripe for picking in autumn, and then are sent to different…

How Iran broke silence over Khashoggi case

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SHAFAQNA- After 3 weeks of wisely silence in the unfolding international crisis over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Iranian officials finally reacted to the Saudi journalist’s case. Brutal killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at…

Many Iranians returned from Arbaeen pilgrimage had not Fake Visas

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson denying the number of Iranian fake visas claimed by foreign media, stressed that 900,000 official visas have so far been issued for Iranian pilgrims.  Speaking to Shafaqna, Bahram Qasemi…