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March, 09



March, 9, 1897 A.D.:
Death of Jamal ad-Din Asadabadi: Assassination or Cancer?


Sayyid Jamāl ad-Dīn al-Afghānī (Persian: سید جمال‌‌ الدین افغاني‎), also known as Sayyid Jamāl ad-Dīn Asadābādī (Persian: سید جمال‌‌ الدین اسد‌آبادی‎), and commonly known as Al-Afghani (1838/1839 – March 9, 1897), was a political activi... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 1942 A.D.:
Soheili Becomes Prime Minister


When PM Foroughi resigned in February, 1942, no one wanted to become the Prime Minister under occupation and deal with huge problems. Somehow, Ali Soheili, an experienced politician accepted the job. Knowing English, French and Russian, Soheili had served as the minister of foreign affairs. The fa... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Iran wins Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships


Iran won the title of the 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship in Bangsaen, Thailand on Saturday. The Iranian team finished in first place with 578 points, followed by China (547) and host Thailand (493) respectively. Kianoush Bagheri claimed a gold medal in the 69kg weight category on ... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Zarif, Ashton meet in Tehran


TEHRAN, March 9 (MNA) – EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has arrived in Tehran Saturday and met with Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday morning. This is the 1st time that Ashton heading a European political and economical delegation visits Iran. Iran’s Deputy FM for Legal and Inter... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Rouhani: ‘non-responsible institutions’ consuming cultural budget


TEHRAN, March 8 (MNA) – Iran’s president Rouhani has said the government is committed to ‘responsible freedom.’ Hassan Rouhani addressed the closing ceremony of the 20th festival of press, news agencies and news websites today in Vahdat Amphitheatre today (Saturday). “Every society has sa... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Iran should save third large cat of the world


TABAS, March 8 (MNA) – The managing director of Iranian Cheetah Society has said the population of Iranian cheetah is dwindling. Morteza Eslami told Mehr News that the Association’s investigation during past 3 years indicated that only 40-70 Iranian cheetahs were living in habitats in central d... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Overcoming the “Manufactured Crisis” with Iran


Gareth Porter's new book chronicles U.S. and Israeli efforts to ensure the perpetuation, rather than the resolution, of outstanding concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. By Josh Ruebner, March 3, 2014 Negotiations began last month in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the five permanen... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Ashton’s visit to Iran marks ‘new chapter’ in relations


EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is making her first visit to Tehran. Iranian media is describing it as a “new chapter” in relations between the Islamic Republic and Europe. Ashton is expected to meet with Iranian leaders, including President Hassan Rouhani, during her two-day trip.... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2014 A.D.:
Iranian cinema gains in confidence and wins recognition


Iranian cinema has a vibrant past, and of late has proved resilient to the restrictions placed upon it by the Islamic Republic. Last year at Cannes ‘The Past’, a Franco-Iranian production had its premiere. and Berenice Bejo won Best Actress for it. Director Asghar Farhadi has also been lauded i... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2015 A.D.:
Iran: Football Official Says Foreign Women Allowed In Stadiums


Iran retains women spectator issues Monday 9 Mar 2015 *** Access to football stadiums has been forbidden for women since 1979 (Reuters) Foreign women may be allowed to attend football matches in Iran but a ban on female nationals watching live games seems set to remain. The comments came a day after... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2015 A.D.:
IOC, ONGC, OIL among 5 cos named by US for Iran ties - Moneycontrol.com


IOC, ONGC, OIL among 5 cos named by US for Iran ties State-owned ONGC, IOC and OIL are among the five global companies named by the US administration for having energy ties with Iran, for which they can face sanctions by America. State-owned ONGC , IOC and OIL are among the five global companies nam... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2015 A.D.:
Report: Supreme leader appoints new police chief of Iran


Associated Press Updated: March 9, 2015 at 5:31 am • 0 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader has appointed a former general in the country's Revolutionary Guard as the nation's new police chief. The report Monday said Ayatollah Ali Khamen... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2015 A.D.:
Sealing off skies: Iran finalizes 360 degree early warning air defense radar


Iran is close to deploying an early-warning radar system of its own to detect missile launches, stealth aircraft and drones thousands of kilometers from its borders. Once fully deployed, the Sepehr radar system will secure Iran's entire airspace. Iran is introducing its most long-range Sepehr (Sky) ... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2016 A.D.:
Middle East Iran exports heavy water, a nuclear reactor component, to US


By Nasser Karimi | AP March 8 at 11:30 AM TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has exported heavy water, a key component for one kind of nuclear reactor, to the United States as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, the country’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The report by ISNA quoted ... Read Full Article:


March, 9, 2016 A.D.:
Five Iranian women visionaries you need to know – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW


In space, in science labs or on stage — these women are just a few of the bright minds from Iran who are blazing a trail for their compatriots By Allison Maloney 03.08.16 In Iran, patriarchal systems in place keep women at a disadvantage. Women hold less power in public—preventing them from wat... Read Full Article:

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