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Iran's War on Narcotics
Commander: Drug-Traffickers See NATO as "Safe Haven"
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian anti-narcotics police commander lambasted the NATO forces in Afghanistan for increasing drug production and trafficking, saying they have created a safe haven for drug-traffickers.

Quake Hits Southwestern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Boldaji in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari province, Southwestern Iran, on Saturday. ( 12:42:43 - 2013/01/12)

Freed Iranian Pilgrims Return Home
TEHRAN (FNA)- All the 48 Iranian pilgrims who were taken hostage in Syria in August and released in a swap deal on Wednesday arrived in the Iranian capital. ( 14:25:01 - 2013/01/11)

Quake Hits Northern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Kiasar in Mazandaran province, Northern Iran, on Thursday. ( 12:18:45 - 2013/01/10)

Iran, Interpol Discuss Cooperation against Crimes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police officials from Iran and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) discussed cooperation between the two sides in their campaign against different types of crimes. ( 11:31:42 - 2013/01/09)

UN Official: Iran Well-Equipped in War on Drugs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Branimir Bratonov hailed Iranian law enforcement police squad for their relentless efforts in combating drug-trafficking, and said despite the West's sanctions, Iran's police troop is well equipped for fighting drug-traffickers. ( 19:25:16 - 2013/01/08)

Sandstorm Causes Heavy Damage in Southeastern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- A sandstorm moving at the speed of 80km in Southeastern Iran wreaked havoc on the city of Rigan in Kerman province on Monday. ( 19:05:49 - 2013/01/07)

Quake Hits Southeastern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Sirch in Kerman province, Southeastern Iran, on Sunday. ( 19:33:41 - 2013/01/06)

UNODC Reiterates Support for Triangular Initiative against Narcotics
TEHRAN (FNA)- Executive-Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov lauded Iran's role in the campaign against illicit drugs, and underlined the world body's support for the regional cooperation among Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in counter-narcotics efforts. ( 16:49:18 - 2013/01/06)

MP Blasts West for Troubling Iran's Medical Imports through Financial Restrictions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Member of the Iranian Parliament's Health Commission Dr. Seyed Alireza Marandi lambasted the West for banning medical and pharmaceutical exports to Iran through blocking the country's financial transactions with foreign states. ( 16:01:24 - 2013/01/06)

Iran to Send 30 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar's Rohingyas
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will send a 30-ton cargo of humanitarian aid, including foodstuff and other basic needs, to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims tonight, an IRCS official announced on Saturday. ( 18:02:12 - 2013/01/05)

Iran's War on Narcotics:
Iranian Police Makes Largest-Ever Morphine Discovery

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Law Enforcement Police intercepted a large morphine cargo en route from the Southeastern province of Kerman to the country's Western borders and seized over 1.5 tons of morphine. ( 13:57:26 - 2013/01/05)

Pakistani Airplane Makes Emergency Landing in Kerman
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Pakistani passenger plane en route from Kuwait to Lahore made an emergency landing in Iran's Southeastern city of Kerman this morning after a technical problem in its hydraulic system, but none of the people on board was hurt. ( 17:08:15 - 2013/01/04)

S. Arabian Coastal Guards Arrest Iranian Nationals
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi border guard unit announced that it has arrested 21 Iranian nationals near the kingdom's Eastern coasts. ( 16:57:34 - 2013/01/04)

Mild Quake Hits Northwestern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale jolted an area near the town of Nalous in the West Azarbaijan province, Northwestern Iran, on Friday. ( 14:25:34 - 2013/01/04)

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