A Ramadan music festival, designed to promote tourism and development in Lebanon’s three main cities, kicked off on Thursday, promising to attract tens of thousands of spectators over the next two weeks.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said taboos about women attending the Cabinet have broken and his government has helped women play active roles in various arenas.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said here Tuesday that Tehran will soon host a regional meeting on Afghan stability with participation of seven neighboring countries of that war-torn country.

Over 50,000 people in Latin America have converted to Islam within the past 10-15 years, said manager of Latin America pavilion in the International Qur’an Exhibition in Tehran on Saturday.

Iran to make first-ever film Gaza attack

Iran will make "the first-ever movie" made about the Palestinian plight after the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

More than 250,000 Muslims are breaking their fast every day at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
Shades built in the outside courtyards of the mosque have reduced the heat there tremendously.

Hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the security credentials and the political strength to pull off a peace deal with Palestinians now that the U.S. has brokered a new start to direct talks.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said defending Iran meant the same as conducting efforts to set up sustainable peace and security in the world.

UN to hold special meeting in Pakistan’s floods

A special meeting of the UN General Assembly will be held in New York to discuss flood situation in Pakistan.

India wants prosperity, peace and harmony in its neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Sunday.


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