Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Iranian police seized 7.5 tons of narcotics in Saravan city in the past two months, Fars news agency reported Wednesday.
Tehran, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Iranian government spokesman has dismissed a media report that claimed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face 74 lashes for breaking the country's election rules. A British daily reported that Iran's Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog run by senior clerics, would seek possible charges against the president, after he accompanied his chief of staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei when Mashaei registered as a candidate for Iran's June 14 presidential election.
Antalya (Turkey), May 13 (IANS) Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet played brilliantly on the final day of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open to finish tied 17 here. The Bangalore-based golfer had a final day score of one under 72 with four birdies Sunday to secure tied 17th position with a cumulative score of five over 297 at the end of the final round Sunday. The 250,000 euro prize money event was held at the National golf Club in the resort of Belek and was played May 9-
Ankara, May 13 (IANS) Nine Turks have been arrested over Saturday's deadly bombings in a town near the border with Syria, Turkish deputy prime minister Besir Atalay said Sunday. The twin car bombings killed as many as 46 people and injured over 100 in Reyhanli town, where thousands of Syrian refugees have taken shelter, Xinhua reported. Turkish interior minister Muammer Guler said one of the nine suspects was the mastermind of the attack.
Tehran, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 686 hopefuls, including 30 women, have registered for Iranian presidential election due June 14, the country's interior minister Mustafa Mohammad-Najjar has said. The youngest candidate is 19 years old and the oldest one is 87 years old, the minister said Saturday
Ankara, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 40 people were killed and over 100 injured, in two blasts that occurred a Turkish town of Reyhanli, near Syrian border Saturday, the government said. Five suspects, three of them Syrian nationals, have been detained in connection with the blasts, Turkey's NTV reported. The attack occurred when two cars exploded in front of the municipality building and the post office in the southern province of Hatay, a few kilometres from the main border crossing into Syria, said Turkey's interior minister Muammer Guler.
Ankara, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 40 people were killed and over 100 injured, 29 of them seriously, in two blasts that occurred in a Turkish town of Reyhanli, near Syrian border Saturday, the government said. Turkey's interior minister Muammer Guler said two cars exploded in front of a municipality building and a post office in the southern province of Hatay, a few kilometres from the main border crossing into Syria.
Tehran, May 11 (IANS) One person was killed and 17 were injured while hundreds of homes were destroyed when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran Saturday, officials said. The earthquake in Bashagard city of Hormozgan province led to the disruption of water and power networks in the surrounding villages, Hossein Ranjbar, general director of crisis management in the province was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency
Tehran, May 10 (IANS) The head coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team Yahya Golmohammadi stepped down after poor results in the professional football league. Persepolis also lost to Sepahan in the final match of Iran's Hazfi Cup earlier this week and could not qualify for 2014 AFC League competitions, reports Xinhua. The 42-year-old coach had replaced Portuguese coach Manuel Jose last December.
Ankara, May 9 (IANS) FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he is confident that Turkey will put on a good organisation as the host of next month's FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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