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Zahedan, July 19, IRNA – Over two tons of different kinds of drugs was discovered in two operations in southeastern Iran, a police officer said on Thursday.

Baghdad, July 19, IRNA – Iraqi officials emphasized the role of cultural ties between Iraq and Iran in boosting the relations between the two countries in other areas.

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched its Air Safari flight that will take travelers to the snowcapped peaks in the north of Pakistan.

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- An Iranian classic film ‘Children of Heaven’ directed by Majid Majidi will be screened in Pakistan’s Islamabad on July 21.

Tehran, July 19, IRNA – Exhibition themed ‘Manifestation of Iranian Arts in Razavi Shrine’ featuring valuable works including paintings, handicrafts, calligraphies and architecture will be held in Madrid.

Baghdad, July 18, IRNA – Iran’s Exhibition of Visual Arts opened in Iraq in a ceremony attended by Iraqi Minister of Culture Faryad Ravandozi and Iran’s charge d’affaires in Baghdad.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Birth centenary of Nelson Mandela was commemorated in Tehran on Wednesday in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi, Head of UN Information Center in Iran Maria Dotsenko and South African embassy Charge d'Affaires in Iran Soraya Jacobs.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Iranian and Omani heads of parilaments' libraries emphasized joint activities and cooperation.

Kerman, July 18, IRNA – About 35 kilograms of heroin worth about $250,000 was found with two Afghan nationals, said narcotics inspector in Kerman Province, central Iran, on Wednesday.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA - Iran animated short ‘Junk Girl’, co-directed by Mohammad Zare and Shalale Kheiri, won the Best Animation award at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival.

Khorramabad, July 19, IRNA – Iran-Afghanistan railway will be inaugurated by the end of the Persia calendar year (March 20), an Iranian official said on Thursday.

Baku, July 19, IRNA – Over 579,000 Azerbaijani citizens arrived in Iran in the first half of this year (2018), 22.8 percent up compared to last year, data published by the central Asian country's government showed.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Newly-elected Secretary General of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation Ja’far Koushari and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed cooperation in the field of producing and exporting pharmaceuticals and financing economic projects.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, UK remains committed to build trade relations with Iran, a senior British official said.

Tehran, July 18, IRNA/Sputnik – Washington's 'comprehensive' package of sanctions against Tehran are expected to kick in this November, but officials say the main target, Iranian crude oil exports, will likely simply be diverted from one group of buyers to another.

Chabahar, July 18, IRNA – Chabahar Free Zone, due to its strategic geographical situation in the region, is a paradise for export-oriented manaugacturing, an Iranian official said.

Moscow, July 18, IRNA - Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna called for continuation of Iran oil exports.

Tehran, July 17, IRNA - EU countries gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the world powers.

Tehran, July 17, IRNA – US signals to exempt some buyers of Iranian crude oil from the sanctions the country has planned against Tehran which resulted in reduction of global oil prices.

Tehran, July 17, IRNA – Europe will cooperate with Iran in transition from a consumption-oriented and trade-dependent economy to an industrialized one, a European envoy to Tehran said on Tuesday.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Iranian military technical experts at Shahid Babaei Airbase in Isfahan Province have overhauled an American-made F-14 tomcat.

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Head of Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute Ali Es’haghi said that raw materials needed to provide vaccines and drugs will hit the consumer market up by the first half of the next Iranian calendar year (to start March 21, 2019).

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Iranian students totally collected 40 medals in 2018 World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) and finished the event as runner-up.

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – The 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) kicked off on Sunday in Tehran.

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Kish Island in the Persian Gulf off the southern coast of Iran will host the 20th edition of Marine Industry Exhibition and Conference from 19 to 21 November 2018.

TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) – The 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) started today in Tehran.

TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) – Iranian math geniuses won five medals - 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, as well as an Honorary Diploma at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2018), being held until July 14 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Health Minister Hassan Hashemi, heading a delegation to Baku on Thu., said that Iran and Azerbaijan are resolved to expand cooperation in the fields of pharmaceuticals and treatment.

TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) – Iran’s Ministry of Health official has announced that knowledge-based companies produce 4,000 types of medicine, of which 73 are exported.

TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) – The head of the German School of Mind and Brain Dr. Michael Pauen called for expansion of German-Iranian cooperation in the field of cognitive science and technology.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran says that the Israeli regime's negative role cannot affect Iran-Russia's cooperation in fighting terrorism in Syria.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Chairman of Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said Thu. that the meeting of interparliamentary commission of Iran and Russia will be held in southwest Russian city of Volgograd on 2-3 September.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – A US delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey's foreign ministry said.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has censured the US arms trade as destabilizing the world and a waste of money.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan has told a Russian newspaper that Iran’s presence in Syria is legitimate as it is present in the Arab country at the request of its government.

HAMA, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Syrian government forces have captured weapons and ammunition made in Israel from terrorists’ remnants in Aqrab town in Hama southern countryside, according to SANA.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Iranian military technical experts at Shahid Babaei Airbase in Isfahan Province have overhauled an American-made F-14 tomcat.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has congratulated young Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers on winning the Asian Championships.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – An informed source says President Rouhani refused US President Trump’s repeated requests for meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in Sep. due to Trump’s anti-Iran UN speech.

BOROUJERD, Jul. 19 (MNA) – The Chairman of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said Wed. that Russia and China can make up for Iran's reduced economic ties with Europe.

TEHRAN, Jul. 19 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has congratulated young Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers on winning the Asian Championships.

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – The National Iranian junior Greco-Roman wrestling team won the title today at the Asian Championships with 6 gold, 3 silver and one bronze medals.

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – Iran’s national basketball players have beaten Poland in Atlas Basketball Challenge held by Atlas Sports of China.

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – Iran Football League Organization issued a statement on Wednesday to clarify its decision for Super Cup final, adding that the case will be referred to disciplinary committee of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI).

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – Iran's Men's Junior Handball team commandingly defeated Yemen in the 16th edition of the Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship.

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – In a statement published in its official website, Estaghlal FC has highlighted that they haven’t withdraw from Super Cup final against Persepolis, but just requested for a change of date.

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Iran’s Junior Greco-Roman wrestlers collected four gold and one silver medal on the first day of Asian Championships in India.

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Iran women's U19 football team held a training session on Tuesday at the Natinal Football Academy in Tehran. The team is preparing for Asian U19 Championships qualifications.

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Esteghlal withdrew from playing in the final of Super Cup and the title went to Persepolis for the second successive year.

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Iranian squad comprising 12 players will participate in both junior and cadet categories of the 2018 Asian Tennis Table Championships in Maynmar.