The year 2008 A.D.

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February, 2, 2008 A.D.:
Obama Wants Direct Talks With Iran

(FNA) - US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he would favor holding direct talks with Iran and Syria in a bid to stabilize the Middle East if elected president.In an interview with French magazine Paris Match on Thursday, Obama said, "I want to have direct talks with countries like... Read Full Article:


February, 3, 2008 A.D.:
Rationing Lowers Fuel Imports

(FNA) - Iran's daily gasoline imports have fallen about 57 percent since the country introduced fuel rationing last June, a senior oil official was quoted on Saturday as saying.The world's fourth-largest oil producer lacks sufficient refining capacity, a vulnerability that hostile western countries ... Read Full Article:


February, 4, 2008 A.D.:
Iran Enters International Space Race

Iran officially announced her entrance into space race by launching her first space research center and firing the Safir rocket designed to send her first home-made satellite named Omid. The new Iranian space center is located in the province of Semnan. The rocket blasted off from a launch pad in de... Read Full Article:


February, 15, 2008 A.D.:
Iran, Cuba Sign Cooperation Agreement

(FNA)- On Thursday, Feb, 15, 2008, Representatives of Cuba and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed their first agreement of scientific cooperation to contribute to their economic and social development.The document was inked by Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment Fernand... Read Full Article:


February, 17, 2008 A.D.:
Oil And Petrochemicals Exchange Established

(Wikipedia) - The Iranian Government established the Oil And Petrochemicals Exchange under directives from the IME Company. The first phase was launched on February 17, 2008.Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) is a commodities exchange located in Tehran, founded in 2006. IME trades in agricultural, indus... Read Full Article:


February, 29, 2008 A.D.:
Indonesia / S.Africa Oppose UNSC Sanctions

(FNA) - Permanent Representative of Indonesia Marty M. Natalegawa has expressed fundamental reservations about the new UN resolutions on Iran. Addressing a press conference at the UN headquarters, the diplomat announced that Indonesia, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, is not co... Read Full Article:


April, 12, 2008 A.D.:
Explosion In Shiraz Mosque

(Wikipedia) - The 2008 Shiraz bombing was an April 12, 2008 explosion that occurred during prayers at the Hosseinieh Seyyed al-Shohada Mosque in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz. Fourteen people were killed and 202 were injured. Around 800 people, which were mostly youth, were gathered at the Mos... Read Full Article:


August, 21, 2008 A.D.:
Iranian Ship Hijacked In Gulf Of Aden

(Wikipedia) - On August 21, 2008, MV Iran Deyanat, an Iranian ship, owned and operated by IRISL (The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by 40 pirates with Kalashnikovs and RPGs. The crew of the ship numbered 29: a Pakistani captain, 14 Iranians including an eng... Read Full Article:


August, 24, 2008 A.D.:
Aseman Air Crash Kills 68

Iran's Aseman Airlines Flight # 6895, an Itek Air Boeing 737-219 Advanced (registered as EX-009), was a charter flight operated on behalf of Iran Aseman Airlines which crashed on August, 24 2008 (at 20:30 local time) near Manas International Airport in Kyrgyzstan while en route to Imam Khomeini Inte... Read Full Article:


September, 10, 2008 A.D.:
Earthquake In Bandar Abbas

(Wikipedia) - The 2008 Bandar Abbas earthquake occurred on September, 10, 2008 in the Hormozgan Province, 850 km south of Tehran. Its epicenter was 26.743°N 55.828°E near Noghasha south of the Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, where an earthquake two years before had caused damage. The earthquake... Read Full Article:


October, 7, 2008 A.D.:
Milad Tower Inaugurated

After eleven years, the Milad Tower was inaugurated. Milad Tower is a multi-purpose skyscraper. Holding a world record of over 12,000 square meters of infrastructure, the new symbolic building is visible from almost every part of Tehran. It's the 8th tallest tower in the world. Milad Tower has been ... Read Full Article:


November, 14, 2008 A.D.:
Jomhouri Movie Theater On Fire

It was 4:03 am of Nov, 14, 2008 when the fire department was informed that the old Niagara Cinema was on fire. When fire squads from two nearby stations arrived at the scene they noticed large amount of smoke and flames. Extra forces from 6 other stations were quickly dispatched to the scene. After ... Read Full Article:


November, 17, 2008 A.D.:
Israel Spy Hanged

Iran hangs an Israeli spy signaling a serious intelligence war. Ali Ashtari, who was arrested in February 2007 for cooperation with Israeli intelligence services; Mossad for three years, was sentenced to death in June and was hanged in Tehran on November 17. He was a 45 year old telecom salesman acc... Read Full Article:

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