Iran, Qatar to hold joint coast guard drill

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Iran, Qatar to hold joint navy drills: commander

Iran and Qatar will hold joint navy drills in the near future, Commander of Iranian Coastguards Brigadier-General Ali Mohammad Salami said on Thursday.


Larijani tells West to behave wisely on Iran nuclear issue

Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called on the Western governments to follow the path of wisdom in their nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic.


Iran to send team to Yemen to pursue fate of kidnapped embassy staffer

Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman announced that a technical delegation is scheduled to travel to Yemen within the next two days to pursue the fate of an Iranian embassy staffer who has been abducted in Sana’a in July, 2013.


Iran to send telecoms satellite into orbit by 2018

An Iranian aerospace official says the country plans to send its first indigenous telecommunications satellite into space by March 2018.


French magazine picks Iranˈs football team as best in Asia

Iranˈs football team is considered the best Asian team in 2013 as it managed to gain the title of the best Asian team once again after 15 years, wrote France Football Weekly Magazine.


Lavrov calls for Iran presence in international conference on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday stressed the necessity of Iran’s presence in the upcoming international conference aiming to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, according to Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.


Iran wins gold in Intˈl Motorcycling Contests

Iran National Motorcycle Team won a gold medal and fifth position during International Motorcycling Contests in Qatar.


Iranian deputy FM in Turkmenistan to discuss bilateral ties

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour arrived in Ashgabat on Wednesday afternoon to discuss bilateral ties with senior Turkmen officials.


Iranian tourism official calls on int’l aid to save endangered world heritage

Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Mohammad Ali Najafi called on all countries to cooperate for rebuilding endangered world heritage including Arg-e Bam (the Bam citadel) which was almost destroyed by the 2003 earthquake.



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