Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condoled the nation over the sad demise of a number of young Iranian soldiers in a bus crash accident.

“intellectual and religious guidance”, “political guidance and bolstering insight” and “guidance and presence in social services’ arena” as the three main tasks of the clergy, noting: “By acquiring necessary qualifications and knowledge, in today’s different world, clerics must prepare themselves for fulfilling decisive obligations in the society.” Supreme Leader said.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for supporting young people in creating a future where the planet earth is protected and all people live in dignity.According to the UN Information Center in Tehran (UNIC), Ban made the call in his message on the International Day of Youth (August 12).

A winner of a UN-backed multilingual essay competition wants more young people to be involved in the global organization's work.

Dispelling misconceptions surrounding their faith, Muslim students in the University of Arizona have organized a series of interactive events during Islamic Awareness Week, testing students’ information about Islam and giving them a chance to get a better understanding of the faith.

Inviting their colleagues to know more about Islam monotheism, London Imperial College Islamic Society opened the annual “Discover Islam Week” to clear misconceptions about Islam and give skeptics true answers about the growing faith.

“Using art for introducing the teachings and instruction of Islam,” said grand Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani.

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot last year by the Taliban for defying a ban on female education, has won the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize.

A new large-scale survey shows a dramatic decline in Christianity among young British people and an equally notable increase in the numbers adhering to Islam.

A Muslim youth conference in Montreal, which had drawn criticism from the Parti Quebecois government, has been cancelled by the convention centre where it was supposed to be held.


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