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ACL Group E: Al Wahda stun Persepolis

TEHRAN – Al Wahda of the UAE ended Persepolis’ perfect record in Group E of the 2021 AFC Champions League at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. Al Wahda FSCC defeated the Iranian team 1-0 that keeps alive their hopes of advancing to the Round of 16. Tim Matavz scored the only goal just five […]

Skocic critical of AFC’s decision to choose Bahrain as World Cup qualifiers hosts

TEHRAN – Iran national football team head coach Dragan Skocic once again criticized the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) over choosing Bahrain as centralized venue for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. In mid-March, the AFC awarded Bahrain hosting rights for Group C in Asian qualifying after deciding to keep the upcoming fixtures in one place due […]

“Benjamin” crowned best at Tanzanian animation festival 

TEHRAN – Iranian movie “Benjamin” has won the award for best feature at the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival in Tanzania. Directed by Mohsen Enayati, the film is about Benjamin, who played a role in the lives of the Israelite people in ancient Egypt. Benjamin is the story of a boy who has to go […]

Ancient sites discovered on southern Alborz range 

TEHRAN – Two ancient sites have recently been discovered near the famous Karaj-Chalus Road on the southern side of the Alborz mountain range. “Two historical sites have been identified as the result of surveys and field visits being conducted across Bileqan area of Alborz province, which is situated near Karaj-Chalous road,” IRNA quoted a provincial […]

2021 ACL: Cheick Diabate misses Al Ahli match

TEHRAN – Esteghlal football team forward Cheick Diabate will be absent in the match against Al Ahli. Esteghlal are scheduled to play the Saudi Arabian team Tuesday late in Group C of the AFC Champions League. The Malian forward suffered a foot injury in the final minutes of the match against Al Duhail. Diabate’s absence […]

Sassanid-era castle to reopen after restoration 

TEHRAN – Restoration work is almost complete on Qiz Qa’leh, preparing the Sassanid era (224 CE–651) castle to reopen doors to visitors. The mudbrick monument stands tall near the city of Saveh in Markazi province. “With the completion of the restoration project, the historical structure is expected to re-open its doors to the public within […]

Iran expresses condolences to Iraq over deadly hospital fire

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Sunday expressed his deepest condolences to Iraq, especially the families of the victims of the fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad. The tragic incident that took place in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital on Saturday night resulted in the death of […]

Persepolis legend Hamid Jasemian dies of COVID-19

TEHRAN – Persepolis football team’s first captain Hamid Jasemian passed away due to coronavirus on Sunday. Jasemian, 85, was hospitalized at a hospital in Tehran, capital of Iran last week but lost his battle with COVID-19. The Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said at a press conference on Sunday that 454 coronavirus patients have died across the […]

Monthly petchem production up 7% yr/yr

TEHRAN – Iran’s petrochemical production in the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 20) increased by seven percent compared to the same month in the previous year, an official with the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) announced. The country’s petrochemical complexes produced 5.5 million tons of products in the mentioned month, according […]

COVIRAN starts third clinical trial

TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, started the third phase of the human trial by being administrated to 20,000 people. Minoo Mohraz, head of COVIRAN BAREKAT’s clinical trials, received the first vaccine on Sunday. The vaccine was unveiled on December 29, 2020, and started to be mass-produced on March […]

Iran ranked world’s 10th largest steelmaker in Q1 2021: WSA

TEHRAN – Iran was ranked the world’s tenth-largest steel producer in the first three-month of 2021, Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) announced referring to the data released by the World Steel Association (WSA). According to the WSA’s data, Iran produced 7.5 million tons of crude steel in Q1 2021, registering […]

God helped me to score last second three-pointer: Perry Petty

TEHRAN – Shahrdari Gorgan basketball team point guard Parish Perry Petty says that God has helped him to score a last second three-pointer shot against Mahram. Just before the final whistle, the American player threw a long ball to tie the match at 96-96. Shahrdari Gorgan defeated Mahram 110-103 in the five-minute overtime and claimed […]

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