Iran brands US confiscation of Alavi Fund ˈillegal, politically-motivatedˈ

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Iran blasts US judiciary for issuing verdict against Alavi non-governmental charity fund

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham underscored that the Alavi Charity Fund has nothing to do with the Iranian government, and described the US court’s verdict to confiscate the Alavi Fund’s properties unwise and politically tainted.


Family, pivotal to the Islamic society: Larijani

Iran’s Parliament speaker has said family provides the major base for the Islamic society.


Swiss film festival celebrates Iranian cinema

A number of Iranian screen productions have been presented at the 28th Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland.


Iran-P5+1 talks difficult, but moving forward: Official

An Iranian official says negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group over  Iran’s nuclear energy program are tough, but moving forward.


Iran exports over $314 million worth of hand-made carpets

Iran exported over $314.8 million worth of hand-made carpets during the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20) which shares about 1 percent of the country’s total non-oil exports’ value.


Iran, Azerbaijan stress readiness to hold joint economic commission meeting

High-ranking Iranian and Azeri officials in a meeting in Baku underlined the two countries’ readiness to further expand their bilateral trade ties, and announced their preparedness to hold a meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.


‘Essar Oil increases Iran oil imports 6-fold: Report

Indian private refiner Essar Oil imported six times more crude oil from the Islamic Republic in March 2014 compared to March 2013 following a jump in shipment volumes in the final quarter of the period, a report says.


Entezami House Museum to kick off in Tehran

Leading Iranian actor Ezzatollah Entezami House Museum, dedicated to Iranian theater, is scheduled to kick off in the capital city of Tehran.


Supreme Leader hails status of Iranian women

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday hailed status of the Iranian women noting it has been promoted during Iran’s post-Islamic Revolution era.


Iranian children paint in support of cancer patients

The 8th annual teenage art exhibition has opened in MAHAK (a Persian acronym for ‘Institute supporting children cancer patients’).



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