• Kabul Livestock Market on Eve of Eid al-Adha

    Photo: Mehran Biparva

    Kabul Livestock Market on Eve of Eid al-Adha

    On the eve of Eid al-Adha in Afghanistan, the livestock market in Kabul sees the presence of buyers and sellers. Animals are painted or decorated with special taste and buyers choose obsessively.

  • Head of the Int'l Cmmittee of Russian Duma Meets Iran's Acting FM

    Photo: Ahmad Moeini Jam

    Head of the Int'l Cmmittee of Russian Duma Meets Iran's Acting FM

    Leonid Slutsky, advisor to President Vladimir Putin and chairman of the International Committee of the Russian Duma, who has traveled to Tehran, met and talked with Iran's Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani on Saturday morning (June 15, 2024).

  • Iran's Para-Athletics Championship

    Photo: Payam Sani

    Iran's Para-Athletics Championship

    The 38th National Athletics Championship of veterans and disabled honoring martyrs of service, was held under the supervision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Friday (June 14, 2024) with the participation of 150 athletes in the disciplines of running, weight throw and discus throw in standing and sitting classes in the complex Aftab Elghebal Sport Complex.

  • Flood in Iran’s Kandovan

    Photo: Mohammad Mahdi Pourarab

    Flood in Iran’s Kandovan

    The flooding occurred on Kandovan Road at 8:30 PM on June 13, 2024. It happened in the village of Foshkour in the Marzanabad district, northern Iran, where the Chalus River overflowed, leading to a flood that blocked the Kandovan Road. Sixteen people were reported injured in the affected area. The flood also swept away three unoccupied cars.

  • Unveiling of Five Anti-Cancer Drugs

    Photo: Mojtaba Mohammadi

    Unveiling of Five Anti-Cancer Drugs

    Five anti-cancer drugs were unveiled on Thursday evening (June 13, 2024) in the presence of "Parviz Fattah", the head of Imam Khomeini Executive Headquarters at 10 doses by Barkat Health and Pharmaceutical Group. Ibrutinib capsule (leukemia treatment), asimertinib (for lung cancer treatment), enzalutamide (prostate cancer treatment drug), capsofangin tablet (antifungal drug), elaparib tablet (ovarian cancer drug) were the drugs that were unveiled today in this ceremony.

  • Chamomile Plains

    Photo: Reza Zare

    Chamomile Plains

    Fandoghlou forest with a lot of diverse trees is located in the green meadow on the way to Heyrun road towards Ardebil. The blooming of chamomile flowers at the end of the spring season provides grounds for the presence of many tourists in this area.

  • 2026 World Cup Selection - Iran and Uzbekistan

    Photo: Ali Sharif Zadeh

    2026 World Cup Selection - Iran and Uzbekistan

    The match between the national football teams of Iran and Uzbekistan in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers was held at Azadi Stadium on Tuesday evening (June 11, 2024) and ended in a 0-0 draw.

  • Bee  Breeding

    Photo: Vahid Khademi

    Bee Breeding

    The quality of Iran's natural honey is famous in the world, this is due to the special climate and natural conditions of Iran. In the not-so-distant past and before the destructive wave of migration from the village to the city, a large part of the villagers used to breed bees in addition to farming. Today, however, bee breeding in Iran does not have suitable conditions. At the same time, bee breeding is a very profitable profession if scientific principles are followed. In addition to producing honey, the bee has the ability to produce a wide variety of products, including antimicrobial properties and multiple therapeutic uses.

  • Asian men's Kurash competitions

    Photo:Ahmad Moeini Jam

    Asian men's Kurash competitions

    The 13th Asian men's Kurash competitions, held at the Azadi Stadium of the Iranian capital Tehran, wrapped up on June 9. Uzbekistan was crowned champion by winning 5 gold, 1 silver and I bronze medals. Iran finished runner-up by securing 1 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze.

  • Hamster Madness

    Photo: Hasan Shirvani

    Hamster Madness

    These days, the game "Hamster Kombat" has attracted a lot of attention in the world of crypto games; they are very enthusiastically tapping their fingers on the screen of the mobile phone to earn money through digital currency. Hamster Kombat is a Telegram bot that quickly engages the people of the world.This game says that you can earn money just by tapping on the screen. Now 100 million users from different parts of the world compete in this game. Many believe that the motivation of thousands of people who eagerly tap their fingers on the screen of their mobile phones is the hope of making money, but one cannot deny the inherent and attractive features of virtual space phenomena.

  • Second Meeting of Regional Contact Group for Afghanistan

    Photo: Marzieh Mousavi

    Second Meeting of Regional Contact Group for Afghanistan

    The second meeting of the regional contact group for Afghanistan was held on Saturday morning (June 8, 2024) with the presence of the special representatives of Iran, Russia, China and Pakistan in Afghanistan affairs, at the Office of Political and International Studies of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Blue Nissan

    Photo: Fatemeh Abedi

    Blue Nissan

    Many villages of Lorestan province are located in the Zagros highlands, the people of these villages who live among these mountains spend some months of the year as nomads in black tents and some cold months of the year in their houses and live in the village. To reach the city, they have to go through winding roads. The access route of many villages is on dirt roads and it is not easy to access these areas, hence the vehicle that is used mostly in these areas is Nissan. In addition to being able to carry passengers, Nissan is also used to carry goods and solves the commuting problems of the villagers in all seasons of the year.Nissan drivers believe that this car is the most valuable vehicle in this area and does not leave anyone on the roads even in the worst weather conditions.

  • Basketball Super League Final - Tabiat and Gorgan Municipality

    Photo: Ali Sharif Zadeh

    Basketball Super League Final - Tabiat and Gorgan Municipality

    The fourth game of the Iran Men's Basketball Super League final series was held on Friday evening (June 7, 2024) between the teams of Tabiat and Gorgan Municipality in the basketball hall of Azadi Sports Complex and ended with the victory of Tabiat 86-82. With this result, the role of the champion in the fifth game will be determined.

  • Wildlife of Chamim Region

    ٍPhoto: Erfan Samanfar

    Wildlife of Chamim Region

    Chamim" is one of the villages of Hamidiyeh province of Khuzestan province, where you can see desert sands, river waters and forest trees together. The different wildlife of this area is very spectacular and special and one of the habitats of the valuable horned viper species. This magnificent animal, which has been exposed to extinction, is mostly seen in the sands of Khuzestan.

  • Operation of reconstruction of power transmission lines

    Photo: ALi Moaref

    Operation of reconstruction of power transmission lines

    Failure and destruction of 400, 230, and 132 kV high voltage line towers is an event that occurs due to natural hazards such as storms. In this situation, the necessity of sustainable energy transmission for the use of people and industries causes the immediate reconstruction of the damaged lines by the operational forces of the electricity company.

  • Unseen images of the world's largest funeral ceremony

    Unseen images of the world's largest funeral ceremony

    After the demise of Imam Khomeini, his body was moved to Mosla mosque of Tehran on June 4, 1989 for farewell. A large refrigerator with glass walls was placed on several containers so that people could see the body of their Imam, who had a black turban on his chest as a sign of Sadat's attribution. After the prayer, it was first decided to transport the coffin carrying the body to Behesht Zahra, which was 20 km from Mosala, and a helicopter accompanied the coffin from the beginning of the journey, in the middle of the way due to the large crowd that rushed to Imam Khomeini's funeral it was impossible to continue the route and the helicopter landed with difficulty and the body was taken to Jamaran and later to the burial place.On June 6, 1989, one-sixth of Iran's population at that time (more than ten million people), a crowd of 32 kilometers came to the funeral of Imam Khomeini near Behesht Zahra, so that this procession was called the largest funeral ceremony in the world. Some of the photos below from the IRNA news agency's archives of the ceremonies after the demise of the great leader of the revolution in 1989 are being published for the first time

  • The 35th Anniversary of Imam Khomeini's Demise

    The 35th Anniversary of Imam Khomeini's Demise

    The ceremony of the 35th anniversary of Imam Khomeini's demise was held on Monday morning (June 3, 2024) in the presence of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in the Holy Shrine of Imam Khomeini (RA).

  • Fourth day of registration of candidates for presidential election

    Photo:Marzieh Mousavi & Ali Sharifzadeh

    Fourth day of registration of candidates for presidential election

    The registration of candidates for the 14th term of the presidential election has started on Thursday (May 30, 2024). The registration process continues for 5 days, it will take 7 days to check the qualifications and 14 days to advertise the candidates. Voting for the presidential election will be held on June 28.

  • PGPL: Persepolis vs. Mes Rafsanjan

    PGPL: Persepolis vs. Mes Rafsanjan

    Persepolis defeated Mes Rafsanjan 1-0 to win the Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL) on the 30th and final day of the competition on June 1, 2024in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

  • Third Day of Registration of Candidates for Presidential Election

    Photo: Mohsen Vanaei & Marzieh Mousavi

    Third Day of Registration of Candidates for Presidential Election

    The registration of candidates for the 14th term of the presidential election has started on Thursday (May 30, 2024). The registration process continues for 5 days, it will take 7 days to check the qualifications and 14 days for campaign of the candidates. Voting for the presidential election will be held on June 28.

  • The 44th Takhti Cup Freestyle Wrestling Tournament

    The 44th Takhti Cup Freestyle Wrestling Tournament

    The 44th Takhti Cup freestyle wrestling competition was held on Friday (May 31, 2024) with the presence of 190 wrestlers at Enghelab Sports Complex in Zanjan.

  • Registration of Candidates for Iran's 14th Presidential Election- Day 2

    Photo: Ali Sharif Zadeh

    Registration of Candidates for Iran's 14th Presidential Election- Day 2

    The registration of candidates for the 14th term of the presidential election started on Thursday morning (May 30, 2024) by the order of Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi. The registration process continues for 5 days, it will take 7 days to check the qualifications and 14 days to propagate the candidates. Voting for the presidential election will be held on June 28, 2024.

  • Off-road Championship in Iran

    Photo: Mojtaba Mohammadi

    Off-road Championship in Iran

    The first stage of Iran's off-road racing championship was held at noon on Thursday (May 30, 2024) on the shores of Roudsar city, located in the east of Gilan.

  • Registration of Candidates for Iran's 14th Presidential Election

    Photo: Marzieh Soleimani

    Registration of Candidates for Iran's 14th Presidential Election

    The registration of candidates for the 14th term of the presidential election started on Thursday morning (May 30, 2024) by the order of Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi. The registration process continues for 5 days, it will take 7 days to check the qualifications and 14 days to propagate the candidates. Voting for the presidential election will be held on June 28, 2024.

  • Lahijan tea

    Photo: Ali Hamed Haghdoust

    Lahijan tea

    Tea is the most popular hot drink among Iranians. Lahijan’e spring tea is the best Iranian tea in terms of aroma and taste, and its aroma can be smelled from everywhere in this city in the spring season with its unique aromatic greens. Lahijan is regarded as the most important center of Iranian tea cultivation, production and processing, and it has vast tea farms and factories on its surrounding hills. This city has good conditions for the cultivation of this plant due to its fertile lands and extremely humid climate. Green tea leaves are harvested every year in spring, summer and autumn. According to statistics, there are more than 55,000 tea growers in Gilan and Mazandaran provinces who produce a total of 135,000 tons of tea leaves annually. About 30,000 tons of dry tea is extracted from this product.

  • Iranian, Iraqi interior ministers meet in Tehran

    Photo:Asghar Khamse

    Iranian, Iraqi interior ministers meet in Tehran

    Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi met with his Iraqi counterpart Abdul Amir al-Shammari late on May 28, 2024 in Tehran.

  • Sheep shearing by nomads

    Photo: Bahman Zarei

    Sheep shearing by nomads

    With the start of the migration season and the settlement of nomads in "Banovan" countryside of Dalaho city, the nomads of this area are shearing their sheep. The nomads of Kermanshah province have one and a half million livestock and produce about 1,687 tons of wool annually.

  • Selected photos of the month of April 20-May 20, 2024

    Selected photos of the month of April 20-May 20, 2024

    The following collection of photos selected by the photographers of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) depicts events across Iran in April 20-May 20, 2024.

  • Iran's 12th Parliament holds 1st open session

    Photo: Ahmad Moeini Jam

    Iran's 12th Parliament holds 1st open session

    The first open session of the 12th round of the Iranian parliament was held on Tuesday morning (May 28, 2024) with the election of the speaker of the 12th parliament and Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf was appointed as speaker of the parliament with 198 votes out of 287.

  • Iran’s parliament begins new four-year term

    Photo: Ali Sharifzadeh

    Iran’s parliament begins new four-year term

    Iran’s parliament, also known by its official name the Islamic Consultative Assembly, began its 12th four-year term in a ceremony in the parliament’s main chamber in Tehran on May 27, 2024 in the presence of the country’s senior government and military officials.