Profiles: Iran election candidates
Iran's Guardian Council has approved eight candidates - out of a list of more than 600 hopefuls - to stand in the presidential elections in June.
Mon May 13, 2013
UN experts urge Iranian authorities to free jailed Bahaa i community leaders
"The Iranian Government should demonstrate its commitment to freedom of religion by immediately and unconditionally releasing these prisoners of conscience," the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, said in a news release that also urged the international community, including faith leaders worldwide, to join ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
International Congress of Ferdowsi opens in Mashhad
Groups of Iranian literati and experts from Tajikistan and Afghanistan are attending the congress, which has been organized to commemorate the Persian epic poet Ferdowsi just three days before National Ferdowsi Day.
Sat May 11, 2013
India, Iran trade poised to cross $25b in 4 years
Bilateral trade between India and Iran is poised to cross $25 billion within four years, according to Hassan Nourian, Consul General of Iran.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator joins presidential race
To many's surprise, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili made an announcement on Saturday about his decision to run for the country's upcoming presidential contest.
Hyderabad-Mashhad flights likely from June 30
Direct flights between Hyderabad and Iranian holy city of Mashhad are expected to start from June 30, said Iran's consul general here.
Mon May 06, 2013
Iranian animations line up for at Italian festival
Four Iranian animated films will go on screen at the 7th River Film Festival, which will be held in Porta Portello Padua, Italy from May 28 to June 9. "Sleepy" by Hassan Khorasani and "Ghargha" by Zeynab Qorbani will be screened at the extreme short films section of the festival on June 3. "Ghargha" is a four-minute animation about a little crow ... (more)
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Payvand News of Iran
Iranian researchers building artificial heart
President of the University of Mashhad Medical Sciences said researchers at the university are building artificial heart for the first time in the country, describing it as a "key achievement" for Iranian scientists.