Iran in photos: Aug. 20-26

Hajj pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat to mark most important day of Hajj 

Over two million pilgrims began ascending the plains of Mount Arafat after the sunrise on Monday to perform the most important ritual in Hajj.


Iran unveils first homegrown fighter jet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday attended a ceremony in Tehran in which the country’s first state-of-the-art fighter jet designed and manufactured by domestic military experts was unveiled.


Iranian Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayer throughout Iran

Millions of Iranian Muslims including the state and military officials and people from all walks of life performed Eid al-Adha Prayer across the country.


Date harvest season begins in southern Iran

The date harvest season has been kicked off in the hottest regions of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, and is slowly spreading across all southern regions.


International Puppet Theatre Festival opens in Tehran

The 17th edition of Tehran International Puppet Theatre Festival known as “Mobarak” was opened on Wednesday, August 22, in Tehran’s Water and Fire Park.


Iranian gold medalists celebrate during the victory ceremony for the women’s kabaddi at the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia on August 24, 2018. (AFP)


After winning over defending champion India, the Iranian men’s team secured a strong 26-16 victory over South Korea in the final on Friday, becoming the Asian kabaddi champions. The Iranian men’s team ranked second after champion India in the past two Asian Games and past three World Cup tournaments. The Indian men’s team has been kabaddi champion for seven times in the games.


Pres. Rouhani, cabinet pay tribute to Imam Khomeini

On the advent of the National Government Week in Iran, President Rouhani and his cabinet of ministers visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini on Saturday morning.


Iran’s Sohrab Moradi breaks weightlifting’s oldest world record

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has broken the world snatch record in the man’s 94-kilogram category at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.


20th Iran Cinema Celebration marked

Commemoration ceremonies of veteran actor Dariush Asadzadeh, Abolhassan Tahaminejad and Dariush Mehrjouei was observed in the 20th Iran Cinema Celebration and Seifollah Daad Prize was awarded to Seyed Mehdi Shojaei for his lifetime serving to Iranian art and culture.


Iran puts economic corruption defendants on public trial

The first public court trial of individuals involved in major economic corruption cases in Iran was held on Saturday, with name of defendants released after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s recent letter to the Judiciary chief.


2nd edition of Davoud Rashidi Award held on Sat.

The second edition of Davoud Rashidi Award was held on Saturday evening at Sangelaj Theater with announcing the names of the winners.


Iran parliament votes out economy min. 18 days after sacking labor min.

Iranian parliament sacked Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance (MEAF) Masoud Karbasian in an impeachment session on Sunday more than two weak after sacking Ali Rabiei.