Thursday, April 02, 2020 03:32


Surge of Norooz road traffic leads to fatal accidents

At least 58 people have been killed in road accidents since the beginning of the New Year on March 21 and more than 100 people have been injured. » read more

UN condemns deadly bombings of Norooz celebrations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the deadly attacks on Norooz celebrations of Kurds in northeastern Syria. Two car bombs exploded near groups of Kurdish people in Hasakah, where citizens were celebrating the arrival of the New Year on Friday evening, leaving 45 civilians dead and 63 others injured. » read more

President, Supreme Leader give New Year’s message to Iranians

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei addressed Iranians about the coming year, referring to it as the year of “government and the people: empathy and support” and adding that the past year was an eventful one for the country both within and outside its borders. » read more

Obama’s Norooz message to Iran notes “historic opportunity”

The U.S. president sent a message to the people and leaders of Iran on Thursday March 19 as the Iranian New Year approached, saying this year presents the “best opportunity in decades” to establish a new relationship between the two countries. » read more

Thousands of travellers caught in snowstorms

A new wave of cold and snow in various regions of Iran has stranded thousands of Norooz travellers on the road, and in one instance two people were killed due to landslides. » read more

Public Norooz celebration goes ahead in Sanandaj

Despite earlier opposition, public Norooz festivities in Sanandaj were finally approved and are being held with permission of the city council and the Cultural Heritage Organization. » read more

Karroubi family manages Norooz visit with detained leader

Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, the son of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, reported that he and other family members met with his father, who is under house arrest, on the eve of the New Year. » read more

Former president announces regret that political arrests continue

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami said in his New Year’s message that the year just ending could have been more glorious had house arrests and imprisonments ended, referring to the house arrest of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi and the imprisonment of political prisoners charged in connection with the election protests of 2009. » read more

UN Secretary General issues Norooz greeting

Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of the United Nations issued a message on the occasion of the International Day of Nowruz evoking the power of culture to promote peace. » read more

EU diplomat gives Norooz greeting in Persian following talks

Catherine Ashton, the head of EU foreign policy, extended Norooz congratulations in Persian to all Iranians at the end the joint news conference she held with the Iranian foreign minister at the end of two days of talks in Vienna. » read more