West Azerbaijan Province



  • سانحه برای بالگرد هوانیروز در تبریز 2017-09-29 16:26

    Iran's army helicopter crashes in Urmia

    TEHRAN, Sep. 29 (MNA) – An accident in West Azerbaijan saw a helicopter of IRIAA crashed, a flight engineer killed and two crew members injured on Thursday morning.

  • تخت سلیمان ، یادگاری به قدمت 3000 ساله 2017-08-19 10:48

    By: Aryan Nasrollahi

    Takht-e Soleymān, 3000-year-old relic

    TAKAB, Aug. 19 (MNA) – Located in a mountainous area of northwestern Iran and 42 kilometers north of the village of Takab, Takht-e Suleiman (the Throne of Solomon) is one of the most interesting and enigmatic sacred sites in Iran.

  • مراسم افتتاح سیزدهمین دوره مسابقات بین المللی کاراته" جام وحدت و دوستی" در ارومیه 2017-08-12 11:50

    By: Zahra Taleei

    Intl. unity, friendship karate cup opens

    URMIA, Aug. 12 (MNA) – International unity and friendship karate cup was held in Urmia on Friday, attended by athletes from 12 countries and three teams from West Azerbaijan province.

  • سردار پاکپور 2017-08-07 12:06

    IRGC forces kill terrorists in NW Iran

    TEHRAN, Aug. 07 (MNA) – IRGC destroyed an anti-revolutionary terrorist group at the border region of West Azerbaijan province.

  • مسابقات کشوری بیلیارد در ارومیه 2017-07-26 13:09

    By: Zahra Talei

    Billiard Tournament in Urmia

    URMIA, Jul. 26 (MNA) – The first billiard tournament is underway in Urmia, West Azerbaijan province, with participation of 350 athletes from 26 provinces across the country.

  • iran azerbaijan 2017-07-07 20:38

    Iranian, Azeri trade activists attend joint session

    TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) – A joint meeting was held in Baku between business and economic activists of West Azerbaijan Province and those of Azerbaijan Republic.

  • نادر قاضی پور 2017-06-20 12:52

    Intelligence Ministry arrests 40 ISIL terrorists in NW Iran

    TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) – Iranian MP announced the arrest of some ISIL terrorists in a number of cities in West Azerbaijan province.

  • Urmia Lake 2017-06-03 21:22

    With govt. practical measures;

    Lake Urmia water rises 5-fold since drought

    TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (MNA) – The volume of Lake Urmia water has been increased five times within the last four years, reaching 2 billion and 500 million cubic meters, with practical measures to revive it.

  • خسارات ناشی از وقوع سیل در روستای چنار آذربایجان 2017-04-16 10:29

    Death toll in Iran floods hits 40

    TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – Death toll as a result of floods in 7 western and northwestern provinces of Iran reached 40 with 5 possible missing while rescue missions are underway, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization said Sunday.

  • یخ زدن سد مهاباد 2017-02-26 09:23

    By: Arian Nasrollahi

    Mahabad dam frozen in winter

    MAHABAD, Feb. 26 (MNA) – The sharp decline in temperature during the past days has caused freezing in some parts of the lake of the Mahabad dam in West Azerbaijan province, creating interesting scenes.

  • بارش شدید برف در ارومیه 2017-02-17 16:05

    By: Ramin Mohammadi

    Heavy snowfall in Urmia

    URMIA, Feb. 17 (MNA) – Winter's heavy snowfall whitened Urmia, West Azerbaijan province.

  • آغاز بکار جشنواره ملی انگور در ارومیه 2016-09-14 15:15

    By: Mohammadi, Rezaei

    Natl. Grape Festival kicks off in Urmia

    URMIA, Sep. 14 (MNA) – National Grape Festival attended by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi kicked off in Urmia, West Azerbaijan province, on Wednesday.

  • وزارت اطلاعات 2016-09-08 12:26

    Intelligence Ministry arrests Saudi-backed terrorists in Iran

    TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – In an announcement late on Wednesday, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry recounted the arrest of a twelve-member group of Saudi-backed terrorists in the northeastern border city of Sardasht.

  • سرلشکر جعفری 2016-08-10 19:47

    IRGC cmdr.:

    Border security indebted to IRGC, public mobilization

    SANANDAJ, Aug. 10 (MNA) – IRGC commander-in-chief has paid visit to headquarters in two border provinces of West Azerbaijan and Kurdistan.

  • ایران ترکیه 2016-07-16 14:14

    Iran petchem exports to Turkey halted

    TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – There has been a temporary hiatus in Iran’s petrochemical and polymer products exports to Turkey due to border closure between the two countries.

  • Maku 2016-07-12 11:47

    Maku FTZ hosts 9 foreign ambs.

    TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) – Ambassadors of nine East Asian and Pacific states have arrived in Maku free trade and industrial zone to attend a conference and confer with the Iranian city’s officials.

  • سردار پاکپور 2016-06-27 18:38

    Brig. Gen. Pakpour:

    Iran to attack terrorist centers at any spot

    TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) – IRGC Ground Forces commander, while pointing to IRGC’s strong will to overwhelm terrorists and armed groups in border areas, said terrorist centers will be targeted at any point.

  • سردار پاکپور 2016-06-16 12:41

    IRGC says terrorist groups destroyed in northwest

    TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) – IRGC Ground Forces commander has said its forces exchanged fires with two terrorist groups in northwestern border regions of West Azerbaijan province.

  • حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور 2016-05-31 22:39


    Only ‘exceptional measure’ would tackle unemployment

    URMIA, May 31 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has said country’s figure in job creation has been near zero during past decade.

  • سفر رئیس جمهور به ارومیه 2016-05-31 17:00

    Rouhani unveils ‘largest industrial complex’ in western Iran

    TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has emphasized upon his government’s commitment to help develop country’s north western part of the country, especially Kurdish regions.

  • سفر حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور به مهاباد 2016-05-31 15:44

    President Rouhani in Mahabad

    MAHABAD, May 31 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Mahabad in West Azerbaijan, on Tuesday in his 28th visit to the country's provinces. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by senior local officials.

  • Rouhani in Urmia for provincial visit 2016-05-30 23:13

    Rouhani in Urmia:

    Iran 'variegated patch of diverse ethnic groups'

    URMIA, May 30 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has told a meeting of West Azerbaijan province clerics, elites, and dignitaries the current month of Khordad (May-June) has been crucial in the history of the Revolution.

  • سفر رئیس جمهور به ارومیه 2016-05-30 12:53

    Iran land of brotherhood, unity for all ethnic groups

    TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – Iranian President Rouhani said Iranians from all religions, sects and races are branches of one tree called Islamic Iran.

  • سفر رئیس جمهور به ارومیه 2016-05-30 10:51

    Pres. Rouhani in Urmia for provincial visit

    URMIA, May 30 (MNA) – In his 28th provincial visit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in West Azerbaijan province on Monday.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2016-05-16 08:48

    By: Vahid Abdi

    Lake Urmia

    URMIA, May 16 (MNA) – Lake Urmia is an endorheic salt lake in West Azerbaijan province. In the late 1990s, Lake Urmia was the largest salt-water lake in the Middle East. Since then it has shrunk substantially.

  • دریاچه ارومیه 2015-12-22 15:47

    By: Azin Haghighi

    Aerial images of Lake Urmia

    URMIA, Dec. 22 (MNA) – The following images depicts Iran's dying salt lake, Lake Urmia, in late December of 2015. The Lake is located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan.

  • بدون شرح 2015-12-13 14:43

    By: Ali Hamed Haghdoost

    Lake Urmia under threat of extinction

    URMIA, Dec. 13 (MNA) – Located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan, the saltwater Lake Urmia, one of the largest on the planet, is on the brink of a major environmental disaster due to its highly endangered ecosystem.

  • طبیعت پاییزی 2015-11-03 09:58

    By: Sajjad Amir Kordlar

    Beautiful autumn days in Urmia

    TEHRAN, Nov. 03 (MNA) – Urmia in West Azerbaijan province enjoys a very beautiful nature. The old city has a charming beauty in autumn.

  • urmia 2015-08-16 12:09

    New scenario to save Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) – Iran's deputy Energy Minister announced the implementation of a water transfer project which involves drawing water from Zarrinehrud and Siminehrud and supplying it to the dry Lake.

  • چیدن ریواس از مراتع  کندوان و میانه 2015-05-31 12:17

    By: Salar Pooyan

    Rheum picking in Azerbaijan

    MIANEH, May 31 (MNA) – Mountainous Azerbaijan of Iran is home to different herbs. Rheum is one of the local plants of the area that grows naturally during the spring.