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Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

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President Rouhani: Governments encouraging citizens to visit 'safe' Iran

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iran's huge investment in security has borne fruit which include drawing foreign investment and tourists, said President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking at a ceremony to mark World Tourism Day (Sept. 27), he said, ";Today, even the governments which used to issue warnings to their citizens against traveling to Iran, now acknowledge that Iran is a secure tourist destination.";



Tehran on Mastercard's top ten fastest growing destinations list

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Tehran comes ninth among the top ten fastest growing destination cities, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index report which released on September 22. The bustling yet historical Iranian capital has witnessed a growth of 12.98 percent in terms of the international overnight visitor arrivals



Airplanes collide in minor accident in Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Two Iranian passenger planes belonging to Mahan Air and Iran Air collided in Imam Khomeini Airport on Tuesday, an official said. Spokesman for the Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh told IRNA that the incident was a minor one which caused no casualties.



Ahmadinejad Confirms He Won't Seek Reelection

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says he will not seek reelection in the country's 2017 presidential vote, one day after media reported that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had told him not to run.



Iran, Japan seal deal to fund petrochemical plans

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iran says Japan has agreed to fund the development of some of its petrochemical projects - a groundbreaking move that could open the way for similar funding mechanisms for other sectors in the future.



Iran Releases Canadian-Iranian Professor Detained on 'Security Charges'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iran says it has released a retired Canadian-Iranian professor, who had been detained on ";security charges."; A foreign ministry spokesman, quoted by the official IRNA news agency, said Homa Hoodfar was released on humanitarian grounds.



Opposition against Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) gains momentum in Iran

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iran is seeing its most vociferous outcry yet over the use of genetically-modified ingredients in food production. Opponents of food products with GMOs have recently elicited fatwas from top clerics, declaring commercial sale and cultivation of genetically-altered crops ";not permitted.";



PHOTOS: Iran launches production line for Zolfaqar missiles

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iran launched production line for its first solid-fuel pin-point precision and long-range missile dubbed Zolfaqar on Sunday. Zolfaqar missile is the first Iranian missile using solid fuel with a range of 700 kilometers and high-precision guide capability.



Iran's first online census gets into high gear

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Iranians have begun taking part in the country's first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was ";unprecedented";. Ashkan Shabbak, head of the supervisory committee on the census, told IRNA news agency on Sunday that he expected 35% of Iranians to fill out online version of the survey. Those who do not use the Internet will be surveyed in October.



Iran to dispatch 3,500 skilled manpower to Ireland: Deputy Minister

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:59:40 GMT

Deputy Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Mohammad Amin Sazegarnejad said on Saturday that somer 3,500 Iranian skilled manpower in the fields of Hoteliering and culinary will be dispatched to the Republic of Ireland. Iran and Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect.