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Photos: Zoroastrians “Towers of Silence” in Yazd

PayvandNews – Amongst enigmatic tourist destinations in Iran are two Zoroastrian ‘Towers of Silence’ that are nested on top of two lonely, barren hilltops in southern outskirts of the city of Yazd, which has long been a center of Zoroastrianism in the country. In accordance with ancient Zoroastrian beliefs that accentuates on purity of the earth, dead bodies were not …

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Iran inks deals as President Rouhani visits Kazakhstan

PayvandNews – Iran and Kazakhstan have signed five agreements for cooperation on the second leg of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s tour of the Central Asia. Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev oversaw the signing of the accords in the capital Astana on Thursday, aimed at expanding economic relations. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) and his Kazakh counterpart in Astana …

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Iran to launch 3 more satellites into space: ICT Minister

PayvandNews – Iran’s minister of information and communications technology says the country plans to send a new domestically-manufactured satellite into space by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2017). Iran’s Safir rocket sent Rasad satellite into orbit in June 2011 Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the probe called Sharif Sat would be put …

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UN Creates Body To Prepare Syrian War Crimes Cases Over Russian Objections

RFL/RE – The United Nations General Assembly, over strenuous objections from Russia and Syria, voted to establish a panel to prepare cases involving war crimes and human rights abuses in Syria. The resolution, drafted by Liechtenstein, was adopted by 105 to 15 on December 21, with 52 abstentions, despite warnings from Russia that the assembly was interfering in the work …

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Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations around the city and sending militia troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon in to execute the brutal killings, …

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