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All Heavyweight Politicians Register in Iran's Presidential Race
TEHRAN (FNA)- Several prominent politicians, including former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Supreme Leader's top aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and President Ahmadinejad's Aide Esfandyar Rahim Mashayee, registered their candidacy for the June 14 presidential elections as registration closed on Saturday.

Pakistanis Underline Solidarity with Palestinians on Nakba Anniversary
TEHRAN (FNA)- Friday was observed in Pakistan as a day of solidarity with the Palestinians on the anniversary of the Nakba Day. ( 16:32:05 - 2013/05/12)

Some Colleges in Pennsylvania Allow Students to Carry Guns
TEHRAN (FNA)- Students at some colleges in the US state of Pennsylvania have been allowed to take guns with them on campus. ( 16:32:04 - 2013/05/12)

Basij Commander: Islamic Republic Ready to Confront Threats
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that the Islamic Republic has successfully overcome difficult tests during the last three decades since the victory of Islamic Revolution and is now prepared to confront all types of threats. ( 16:16:30 - 2013/05/12)

Justice Minister Deplores West's Instrumental Use of Human Rights
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Justice Minister Morteza Bakhtiari lambasted the West's double-standard policies on human rights, and said that the West is making an instrumental use of the issue to deprive the third world countries of their rights. ( 15:24:44 - 2013/05/12)

Society for Defending Palestinian Nation Blasts Silence of Muslim World on Palestine
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Society for the Defense of Palestinian Nation in a statement slammed the Arab countries for their silence on the crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the Palestinian nation, reminding that the Nakba (Catastrophe) Day is the beginning of the Muslims and the entire world's problems. ( 14:43:46 - 2013/05/12)

Senior Iranian MP: No Place for MKO Members in Regional States
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator blasted the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) for its crimes against the Iranian and other regional people, and said the members of the terrorist group are not welcomed in any countries of the region. ( 14:37:42 - 2013/05/12)

OIC Strongly Condemns Israel's Decision to Build 296 Settlement Units
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu condemned Israel's approval for the building of 296 new settlement units in the West Bank. ( 13:47:10 - 2013/05/12)

Iranian MP: New Political, Social Crises Awaiting Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator said that the political and social crises in Saudi Arabia will soon deepen due to the absence of democracy in the Arab country. ( 13:08:47 - 2013/05/12)

Rafsanjani, Mashayee Join Presidential Race
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and President Ahmadinejad's Aide Esfandyar Rahim Mashayee registered their names as candidates for the June 14 presidential election on Saturday. ( 18:13:40 - 2013/05/11)

Principlist Candidates Will Converge Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader's top aide in international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also a presidential hopeful, said the principlist candidates who registered their name as candidates for the upcoming presidential election will soon show more convergence to boost their chance of winning the race. ( 17:53:14 - 2013/05/11)

Supreme Leader Underlines Islam's Equal View of Men, Women
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed that Islam as the last and final divine religion sees no difference in the rights and values of men and women. ( 17:10:18 - 2013/05/11)

MP Describes Hollywood's Anti-Iran Movies as Part of US' Iranophobia Plot
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hollywood's movies against Iran are part of the US scenario to spread Iranophobia throughout the world, a senior Iranian lawmaker said. ( 17:09:41 - 2013/05/11)

Iran's Top Negotiator Registers for Presidential Election
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the country's chief negotiator Saeed Jalili registered his name as a candidate in the June presidential election. ( 16:48:02 - 2013/05/11)

Woman, Child Killed in New Jersey Hostage Situation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of police and crisis negotiators in Trenton, New Jersey are trying to talk a man out of his house after, they believe, he killed his wife and at least one of his children, two or three others of whom are being held hostage. ( 16:32:58 - 2013/05/11)

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