• VIDEO: Syrian air shields shoot down Israeli missiles

    VIDEO: Syrian air shields shoot down Israeli missiles

    TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (MNA) – Syrian air defense systems shot down Israeli missiles near the capital Damascus on Tuesday. According to SANA, the air defenses "intercepted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes" from the Lebanese territories, the majority of which were intercepted before reaching their targets. In October, Russia equipped the Syrian army with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to boost the country’s air shield power.

  • VIDEO: Italy’s most active volcano erupts ash, lava

    VIDEO: Italy’s most active volcano erupts ash, lava

    TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – Mount Etna in Sicily, which is among the most active volcanos in Italy and Europe, has roared back into spectacular volcanic action, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava on Monday. This is while towns and cities of the region are not yet being evacuated. Also more than 130 minor tremors have been reported in the region, according to Mount Etna Observatory.

  • VIDEO: Volcano erupts before and after Indonesia tsunami

    VIDEO: Volcano erupts before and after Indonesia tsunami

    TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – Anak Krakatau Volcano, which caused the deadly tsunami in Indonesia’s western Java and southern Sumatra on Saturday night, has erupted again adding to the death toll of the dreadful disaster. The death toll has climbed to 373 with more than 1,400 people injured and at least 128 missing.

  • Artists turn grain silo into world's largest mural

    Artists turn grain silo into world's largest mural

    TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) – 22 artists have transformed a grain silo into an enormous colorful artwork in Incheon, South Korea. It has been named by Guinness World Records as the largest outdoor mural in the world. It cost $487,000 and took over 224,546 gallons of paint to finish the 23,688 square-meter painting.

  • VIDEO: Moment of Sunda Strait tsunami hitting a concert

    VIDEO: Moment of Sunda Strait tsunami hitting a concert

    TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) – A tsunami hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Sat., around 9.30pm local time. Officials have confirmed that the natural disaster has left at least 168 dead, 745 injured and 30 missing. Scientists say the tsunami was probably caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. Here is video of the moment when tsunami struck an Indonesian rock concert in the region.

  • VIDEO: IRGC releases clip for ‘Great Phorphet-12’ massive drills

    VIDEO: IRGC releases clip for ‘Great Phorphet-12’ massive drills

    TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) – Here is the official video clip released by the IRGC ground forces on the occasion of ‘Great Prophet-12’ massive drills, the final stage of which kicked off today in the Persian Gulf.

  • VIDEO: Rouhani's official reception in Ankara

    VIDEO: Rouhani's official reception in Ankara

    TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was officially welcomed by his Turkish counterpart President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara on Thursday. Rouhani's visit aims at taking part in the 5th high council meeting for Iran-Turkey's strategic cooperation.

  • VIDEO: Santa rappels skyscraper in Berlin to surprise children

    VIDEO: Santa rappels skyscraper in Berlin to surprise children

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Santa Claus ditched the traditional chimney and rappelled down a high-rise tower on a downtown public square in Berlin on Sunday (Dec.16) to deliver gifts to children.

  • VIDEO: Tanker truck explodes at Brazilian refinery

    VIDEO: Tanker truck explodes at Brazilian refinery

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Explosion of a tanker truck at Manguinhos refinery near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday set off a fierce fire which took many hours to be brought under control. The fire department of the city says that the blaze did not reach storage tanks at the major refinery. No fatalities or injuries have been reported.

  • VIDEO: Planes abort landing at Manchester Airport due to strong wind

    VIDEO: Planes abort landing at Manchester Airport due to strong wind

    TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) – A host of planes were forced to abort their landings at Manchester Airport because of strong winds brought by Storm Deirdre which battered most parts of the United Kingdom over this weakened.

  • VIDEO: 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

    VIDEO: 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

    TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) – A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The tomb belonged to a royal purification priest known as Wahtye. Inscriptions suggested the priest had served during the reign of King Nefer-Ir-Ka-Re and was the king's supervisor and inspector of the holy boat.

  • VIDEO: Israelis open fire at Al-Alam reporter during live coverage

    VIDEO: Israelis open fire at Al-Alam reporter during live coverage

    TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – Forces of the Israeli regime shot Al-Alam reporter Esra Albohaisi with plastic bullets while she was covering live the Friday riots in Gaza. This is while she was wearing special press-related clothing.

  • VIDEO: French police drag man out of his wheelchair

    VIDEO: French police drag man out of his wheelchair

    TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – A video of French police tossing a disabled man out of his wheelchair is now going viral. The police dragged a man out of his wheelchair during the Yellow Vest protests as one of the officers thought that the protester was armed. Media reports said the protester was not arrested but his wheelchair was damaged during the incident.

  • VIDEO: High-speed train crash in Turkey kills, injures dozens

    VIDEO: High-speed train crash in Turkey kills, injures dozens

    TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (MNA) – A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in Turkey's capital on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 46 others, officials said. The train was traveling from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya.

  • VIDEO: 101-year-old granny becomes oldest skydiver

    VIDEO: 101-year-old granny becomes oldest skydiver

    TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Australian woman Irene O’Shea celebrated her 102nd birthday in the weekend by going skydiving. Plunged over 14,000 feet with her instructor Jed Smith and falling at 220 kph, she became the world’s oldest skydiver. O'Shea is raising funds for a motor neurone disease charity, after her daughter died from the illness.

  • VIDEO: Researchers develop new Robotic zebrafish

    VIDEO: Researchers develop new Robotic zebrafish

    TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – EPFL researchers have developed a new miniature robotic zebrafish which can swim with fish, learn how they communicate with each other and make them change direction or come together. These capabilities have been proven on schools of zebrafish.

  • VIDEO: Cars set alight in Paris as 'Yellow Vest' protests continue

    VIDEO: Cars set alight in Paris as 'Yellow Vest' protests continue

    TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – Protesters set cars alight as violent anti-government protests continued into the night in Paris on Saturday. A total of 118 people and 17 police officers were injured during Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests across France, the French Interior Minister said late Saturday. The 'Yellow Vest' movement emerged last month after French President Emmanuel Macron announced hikes in fuel taxes.

  • VIDEO: Japanese envoy performs trick with Iran’s flag

    VIDEO: Japanese envoy performs trick with Iran’s flag

    TEHRAN, Dec. 08 (MNA) – In a ceremony held on November 15 in Japan’s embassy in Tehran on the occasion of Emperor Akihito birthday, the Japanese ambassador to Tehran Mitsugu Saito performed a magic trick with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s flag.

  • VIDEO: US senator says ‘Zero chance’ Khashoggi murder happened without MBS

    VIDEO: US senator says ‘Zero chance’ Khashoggi murder happened without MBS

    TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – Republican senator Lindsey Graham has spoken openly about the involvement of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. He said that there is 'zero chance' that the murder happened without the involvement of bin Salman. (Source: The Guardian)

  • VIDEO: Muslims must be aware of divisive sources

    VIDEO: Muslims must be aware of divisive sources

    TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – Divisive sources in the Muslim community, unfortunately, have the media in hand. For instance, Fadak Satellite Channel, which is a private Shia Muslim TV in the UK, was launched with the purpose to create division among Shia and Sunni brothers. Fadak is funded by the British government. What is even more shocking is that broadcast media such as Al Wesal TV, and Kalemeh TV that are both Sunni-based, or Fadak Satellite Channel and Ahl-e-Bait TV that are Shia based, both receive funds from the same source to create division among Ummah.

  • VIDEO: Iran 78-70 Philippines basketball highlights

    VIDEO: Iran 78-70 Philippines basketball highlights

    TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – The Iranian national basketball team beat Philippines 78-70 on Mon. in the fifth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers to secure world cup ticket in China.

  • VIDEO: Listen to Iranian music performed by people with disabilities

    VIDEO: Listen to Iranian music performed by people with disabilities

    TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) – An Iranian music band comprised of individuals with different kinds of disabilities, has published a video clip of themselves performing an Iranian traditional song. The video is released on the occasion of December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

  • VIDEO: Protests over fuel tax in France

    VIDEO: Protests over fuel tax in France

    TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) – Protests over fuel tax in France have grown into general anger at higher living costs. At least 110 people have so far injured, including 17 members of the security forces. Some 270 have been arrested.

  • VIDEO: Two-headed lamb born in Iran

    VIDEO: Two-headed lamb born in Iran

    POL-E DOKHTAR, Dec. 01 (MNA) – A sheep in rural areas of Pol-e Dokhtar in Lorestan province has given birth to a live two-headed lamb. The 60-year-old farmer said that he has not seen anything similar in his life. There is no other information available about the current condition of the animal.

  • VIDEO: Fighter jets display aerobatics during Iran Air Show

    VIDEO: Fighter jets display aerobatics during Iran Air Show

    TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – The 9th Iran Air Show was held from Nov. 26 to 29 on Kish Island, where various fighter jets performed aerobatics as part of the program. The fighters included the Iranian-built single-seat HESA Saeqeh Jet fighter, F-4 warplane and F-14 Tomcat fighter.

  • VIDEO: 'Sahand' destroyer hits Iran's southern waters

    VIDEO: 'Sahand' destroyer hits Iran's southern waters

    BANDAR ABBAS, Dec. 01 (MNA) – 'Sahand' destroyer, which can carry anti-mine helicopters, has joined Iran's naval fleet deployed to the country’s southern waters in the Persian Gulf.

  • VIDEO: Thousands protest G20 summit in Argentina

    VIDEO: Thousands protest G20 summit in Argentina

    TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) – Hundreds of thousands of anti-capitalist and other protesters marched through the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Friday against the G20 summit believing that G20 has failed in adequately addressing a broad range of issues, including climate change, poverty and hunger.

  • VIDEO: Rain surprises pilgrims in Mecca

    VIDEO: Rain surprises pilgrims in Mecca

    MECCA, Nov. 29 (MNA) – According to reports, as pilgrims in Mecca were saying their prayers in Kaaba last night, a gentle rain surprised them all.

  • VIDEO: teachers rally in front of Tehran UN office in support of Yemenis

    VIDEO: teachers rally in front of Tehran UN office in support of Yemenis

    TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – Hundreds of Iranian teachers, in a rally in front of the United Nations office in Tehran on Tuesday, protested against the inhumane crimes against the Yemeni people, and urged the international bodies to stop the ongoing war in the Arab country.

  • VIDEO: France nation-wide protests over fuel tax

    VIDEO: France nation-wide protests over fuel tax

    TEHRAN, Nov. 18 (MNA) – More than a quarter-million people across France staged protests on Saturday against planned hikes in fuel taxes. Some roundabouts, highway access roads and intersections were blocked by drivers. (Source: The Guardian)