Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi in a meeting with Czech Minister of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic Jan Mladek said Iran enjoys an important role in connecting the East-West and North-South corridors.
A Mehr News Photojournalist in North Khorasan has caught a glimpse of daily life and traditions of two regions of Raz and Jergelan, taking images of local rituals and Turkman breed of horses, among others.
Army units killed a key Chechen rebel commander in the Northern parts of Syria, while their comrades killed several al-Nusra Front commanders in the Eastern parts of the country, informed sources announced on Saturday.
Iran's drug combat squads have seized more than 26 tons of narcotics in the Northwestern province of West Azarbaijan during the first 9 months of the current Iranian year (March 20- December 20), a provincial police chief said.
Iraq's security and political officials cautioned on Saturday that the Al-Qaeda terrorist group and Ikwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) political group have widened their presence and activities in Iraq's Northern regions in recent weeks.