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  • Photo: Israel reveals serious gap in Iran's air defense? / Iran

    Israel reveals serious gap in Iran's air defense?

    30 August 2014, 14:23 (GMT+05:00)

    Israel may be testing Iran’s air defense capacities, Iranian military expert Hossein Aryan told Trend on Aug 30, commenting on reports about alleged Israeli spy drone which was downed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Aug. 23.

  • Photo: Iran says tried to land Israel drone before shooting it down / Iran

    Iran says tried to land Israel drone before shooting it down

    29 August 2014, 21:30 (GMT+05:00)

    Commander of Khatam-ul Anbia military base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Friday that the countryˈs air defense bases tried to hack and capture the Israeli drone before shooting it down finally.

  • Photo: Kazakh president: Europe and Asia to suffer from tightening of sanctions 

 / Politics

    Kazakh president: Europe and Asia to suffer from tightening of sanctions

    28 August 2014, 11:35 (GMT+05:00)

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of stopping of the sanctions within the framework of negotiations on the situation in the south-east of Ukraine

  • Photo: Expert explains why monitoring Iran's uranium mines important for IAEA / Iran

    Expert explains why monitoring Iran's uranium mines important for IAEA

    27 August 2014, 09:43 (GMT+05:00)

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can detect Iran's possible illegal nuclear activities by monitoring the country's uranium mines, an Iranian nuclear expert explained.

  • Photo: Natural gas hasn’t lessen Iran’s air pollution plague / Iran

    Natural gas hasn’t lessen Iran’s air pollution plague

    26 August 2014, 16:03 (GMT+05:00)

    Natural gas, known as clean fossil fuel, shares about 70 percent of the Iran's total energy consumption basket, while about 3 million vehicles in Iran consumes liquid gas, the most in the world

  • Photo: Syria 2, Opposition 1, World 0 / Politics

    Syria 2, Opposition 1, World 0

    26 August 2014, 13:25 (GMT+05:00)

    The score currently, if one was to keep track of where things stand at the moment in the Syrian civil war would be as follows: Syria 2, Islamists, 1 and the rest of the world 0.

  • Photo: Concerns over IR-40 may be eliminated by transferring used fuel abroad / Iran

    Concerns over IR-40 may be eliminated by transferring used fuel abroad

    26 August 2014, 09:37 (GMT+05:00)

    Concerns over Arak heavy water reactor (IR-40) may be eliminated if Iran and the West agree to transfer the used fuel abroad, an Iranian nuclear expert says. If Iran agrees to transfer waste fuel which includes plutonium, it will eliminate concerns even without making design changes in the IR-40

  • Photo: ELPIDA Association appreciates Azerbaijan’s support in fighting children's cancer / Society

    ELPIDA Association appreciates Azerbaijan’s support in fighting children's cancer

    25 August 2014, 10:16 (GMT+05:00)

    ELPIDA Friends’ Association of Children with Cancer very much appreciates Azerbaijan’s support in its efforts, which expresses the humanitarian feelings, the mutual esteem and the great friendship shared by Azerbaijan and Greece, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, ELPIDA Association President, Marianna Vardinoyannis told Trend in an interview

  • Photo: Composer Pierre Thilloy: Azerbaijan’s culture powerful and magnificent / Society

    Composer Pierre Thilloy: Azerbaijan’s culture powerful and magnificent

    22 August 2014, 10:59 (GMT+05:00)

    Azerbaijan’s culture is powerful and magnificent, according to the well-known French composer, Pierre Thilloy.

  • Photo: The uglier side of war: the spin-off effects on the social fabric of society / Politics

    The uglier side of war: the spin-off effects on the social fabric of society

    21 August 2014, 14:23 (GMT+05:00)

    War, as the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman so adequately put it, is hell. But hell, as described in Dante’s Inferno, consists of seven different levels, or circles, where the suffering gradually worsens with each descending level.

  • Photo: Islamic State takes region back to the Middle Ages / Politics

    Islamic State takes region back to the Middle Ages

    20 August 2014, 15:19 (GMT+05:00)

    The group known as the Islamic State that is fighting to install an Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq – as a first step to expanding that caliphate – has made time travel a possibility.

  • Photo: Iran not to get swamped by Iraqi crisis / Iran

    Iran not to get swamped by Iraqi crisis

    20 August 2014, 13:41 (GMT+05:00)

    Iran will not become trapped in the Iraqi crisis by direct military intervention an expert on international relations says.

  • Photo: Iran leaps to complete world's biggest gas project / Iran

    Iran leaps to complete world's biggest gas project

    19 August 2014, 16:36 (GMT+05:00)

    Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangane says that Iran’s gas production capacity will increase by about 200 million cubic meters in two years

  • Photo: Commentary: New format in ensuring regional security  / Politics

    Commentary: New format in ensuring regional security

    19 August 2014, 16:10 (GMT+05:00)

    A meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) and a number of important decisions taken at the meeting can be regarded as an important action to ensure the security of the region.

  • Photo: Arduous road ahead for new Iraqi PM / Politics

    Arduous road ahead for new Iraqi PM

    18 August 2014, 11:28 (GMT+05:00)

    On being designated as prime minister of Iraq last week, Haidar al-Abadi was told by the speaker of Iraq's parliament, "The country is in your hands. May God help you.”

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