Iran in photos: April 20-26

Empty mausoleum of Saadi Shiraz amid COVID-19 pandemic

Every year on April 21 (Apr. 20 in leap years) thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists convene at the mausoleum of Saadi Shirazi, the renowned Persian poet of the 13th century, to mark his National Day. This year, however, the tourist hotspot has been left empty due to the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world.


Army’s empathy, unity, amity with people amid COVID-19 outbreak

A Philanthropic and Empathy Drill was held by Northeast Regional Headquarters of the Army Ground Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the shrine city of Mashhad on Mon.


Tehran Grand Bazaar opened

Tehran Grand Bazaar which has been closed for almost a month as a measure to contain the coronavirus outbreak, is opened on Monday.



University Jihad studies on COVID-19

With the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the country, the Research Center for Modern Technologies of Ibn-e Sina University Jihad, in addition to conducting specialized tests on the samples of this disease, has conducted research studies by experts in Virology to detect vaccine of the disease.


IRGC shoots Iran’s first military satellite into orbit

پرتاب ماهواره نور توسط سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully launched and placed the country’s first military satellite into the orbit. The elite force fired the satellite — dubbed Nour (Light)-1 — aboard Qased (Carrier) satellite carrier during an operation that was staged in Dasht-e Kavir, Iran’s sprawling central desert, on Wednesday, the Corps’ Sepah News reported.


NAJA staff prepare aid packages for needy families

The staff of the Special Units Command of Iranian Police (NAJA) have provided 5,000 aid packages to distribute among the needy families whose lives have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic.


Malls on Kish Island resume activity

Kish Island situated in the Persian Gulf is one of the domestic tourist hubs for Iranians but it had stopped receiving any traveler due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now as the outbreak is more under control, malls across the Island have resumed activity under special health guidelines.


Iran distributing millions of aid packages amid COVID-19 outbreak

Iran Distributing Millions of Aid Packages amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Iran runs a program called Momenaneh across the country to help the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic during the holy month of Ramadan.


Leader’s Qurnanic session on first day of Ramadan

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei attended a Quranic session held in the Grand Musalla of Tehran via videoconference on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday.