• شیخ زکزاکی 2017-11-13 15:32

    Nigerians call Buhari to free Sheikh Zakzaky

    TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – Musa, the President of IMN’s Media Forum told Mehr News Agency that after 700 days of unwarranted detention of Sheikh Zakzaky, Zakzaky’s wife, and companions, still nobody has heard of his destiny.

  • لاریجانی 2017-10-16 21:01

    ‘Terrorism troubles not just a specific region’: Larijani

    TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker who is visiting Russia’s Saint Petersburg to attend the 137th IPU meeting, met with his counterparts from Oman, Nigeria, Kuwait, and Pakistan.

  • روحانی 2017-10-14 14:36

    Rouhani calls for further coop. with Nigeria

    TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – President Rouhani described deepening and cementing ties with African countries, especially Nigeria as a key principle of Iran's foreign policy.

  • دیدارهای وزیر امور خارجه 2017-08-22 10:33

    Zarif's meetings with foreign ambs.

    TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (MNA) – The farewell ceremony of Malian and Sri Lankan ambassadors were held in Iran's Foreign Ministry. The new ambassadors of Nigeria and the Czech Republic also submitted their copy of credentials to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday evening.

  • FAO 2017-08-20 14:52


    World facing worst food crisis in 70 year

    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2017-08-16 15:05

    Iran rebukes terrorist attacks in Nigeria

    TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) – Spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry, while denouncing terrorist incidents in Nigeria, said it was imperative to use all national, regional and global capacities to confront terrorism.

  •   Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin 2017-06-07 16:04

    UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

    TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home Monday night.  He was 68 years old.

  • Famine 2017-05-19 16:33

    FAO Warns about famine in Yemen, 3 African countries

    TEHRAN, May. 19 (MNA) – FAO and other UN agencies have warned that Famine in Yemen, Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan is close to generate humanitarian disaster.

  • مراسم تجلیل از شیخ ابراهیم زکزاکی{رهبر شیعیان نیجریه} 2017-04-12 21:31

    IHRC condemns police attack on pro-Zakzaky protestors

    TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) – IHRC has strongly condemned Tuesday's unnecessary use of violence by security forces against protestors marching to demand the release of the leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement.

  • شیخ ابراهیم زکزاکی 2017-02-27 19:44

    Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

    TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (MNA) – Lawyers acting for Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky have written to the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice asking them to arrange for the immediate release of the beleaguered leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) together with his wife.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2017-02-14 20:45

    Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

    TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) – IHRC has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria access to urgently needed medical treatment.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2017-01-09 20:28

    IMN leader must be freed as ordered by Abuja court

    TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (MNA) – IHRC has written to the President of Nigeria as well as the country’s State Security Services urging them to not miss this opportunity to resolve the current crisis involving Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, Head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

  • پیام روحانی 2016-12-19 12:47

    President felicitates Niger Republic Day

    TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani in a message on Monday felicitated the Niger Republic Day to President Mahamadou Issoufou.

  • نشست خبری سخنگوی وزارتامور خارجه 2016-12-12 09:23

    Iran voices sadness over church incidents in Nigeria, Egypt

    TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (MNA) – Iran has voiced deep sadness over the church collapse in a Nigerian city and a terrorist bombing in a church in Cairo, killing as many as 100 worshipers ahead of Christian New Year.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-12-02 22:38

    IHRC gives qualified welcome to court order to free IMN leader

    TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) – IHRC welcomes Friday’s order by Nigerian High Court for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after almost a year in detention.

  • oil 2016-11-21 15:24

    Iran to participate in oil projects abroad

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – IOEC managing director has reported on Iran’s plans to take part in offshore oil projects in Europe and Africa.

  •    2016-11-15 20:35

    Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports.

  • نشست خبری سخنگوی وزارت خارجه 2016-11-15 14:51

    FM spokesman:

    Killing of Nigerian Muslims unacceptable

    TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Spokesperson Ghasemi has announced that brutal killing of Muslims in a peaceful religious community in Nigeria is disturbing and intolerable.

  •   2016-11-14 16:27

    Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

    TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – There are report of at least one fatality and many injuries after Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano.

  • تیم فوتبال جوانان 2016-11-12 09:35

    U19 footballers edge past Nigeria in S Korean tournament

    TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) – National Iranian junior football managed to garner a 1-0 victory over Nigeria at South Korea’s U-19 Football Tournament 2016 on Thursday.

  • حمله به مراسم عزاداران حسینی در نیجریه 2016-11-09 14:01

    President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

    TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (MNA) – The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection of worshipers planning to embark on the annual commemorations of 40th day of Ashura later this month.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-10-18 22:09

    Release 'prisoners of conscience' immediately

    TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – IHRC has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release scores of people detained last week during events commemorating the Islamic occasion of Ashura.

  • نشست خبری سخنگوی وزارتامور خارجه 2016-10-13 12:37

    FM Spox:

    Nigerian gov't. responsible for ‘security of Ashura procession’

    TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – Foreign ministry spokesperson has said Nigerian government is responsible for providing security of Shia procession of Ashura on Wednesday.

  • حمله به مراسم عزاداران حسینی در نیجریه 2016-10-13 12:06

    Nigerian Army vs. Ashura mourners: a narrative of Isalmophobia

    TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – A day earmarked for peaceful processions mourning the death of one of the Prophet Muhammad's grandsons turned into an orgy of blood after Nigerian authorities attacked those taking part.

  • زکزاکی 2016-10-09 14:16

    State ban entrenches persecution of IMN

    TEHRAN, Oct. 09 (MNA) – IHRC condemns Saturday announcement by the Kaduna state government in Nigeria to proscribe the country's Islamic Movement (IMN).

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-10-08 13:05

    Authorities fiddle in Zakzaky affair while Rome burns

    TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (MNA) – Continued detention of the leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) without charge has become a farce and an embarrassment for the country.

  • جشنواره آبوجا 2016-09-27 14:41

    AIFF to display 4 Iranian movies

    TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – Four Iranian movies will go on screen at the 13th Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) in Nigeria.

  • زکزاکی 2016-09-22 20:05

    Nigerian military ambush rallies supporting IMN leader

    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – IHRC is demanding that the Nigerian authorities immediately release hundreds of people it has detained as they made their way to the capital, Abuja, to take part in a demonstration against the continued detention of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2016-09-19 15:46

    IHRC urges immediate access to medical treatment for Zakzaky

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – IHRC is calling on the Nigerian authorities to allow the detained leader of the country's Islamic Movement to access urgently needed medical attention without delay.

  • زکزاکی 2016-08-23 12:15

    IMN warns of 'imminent' military attack

    TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Fears are growing that the Nigerian army could be about to mount an attack on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria similar to one last year that resulted in the massacre of at least 1000 civilians.