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 (mə-shăd′, mäsh-häd′) also Me·shed (mĕ-shĕd′)
A city of northeast Iran near the Turkmenistan and Afghanistan borders. It was long an important trade center on caravan routes from Tehran to India.


(mæʃˈhæd) or


(Placename) a city in NE Iran: an important holy city of Shi'ite Muslims; carpet manufacturing. Pop: 2 147 000 (2005 est)



also Meshed

a city in NE Iran: Muslim shrine. 1,964,489.
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Noun1.Mashhad - the holy city of Shiite MuslimsMashhad - the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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1, 2006, an Iran Air Tours Tupolev 154M aircraft, which was on a scheduled flight from Bandar Abbas to Mashad, left the runway and then caught fire, leading to the death of 28 of the 137 passengers on board.
New destinations, Guangzhou in China, Al-Qasim in Saudi Arabia and Mashad for Zaireen will also be opened.
Hundreds took to the streets of Iran's second largest city of Mashad on Thursday to protest over high prices, shouting slogans against the government.
The carrier offers pilgrims connections to Taif in Saudi Arabia, Najaf in Iraq, Mashad in Iran and Amman for the Holy Land.
In addition, we offer for religious travelers connections to Taif in Saudi Arabia, Najaf (Iraq), Mashad (Iran) and Amman for the holy land," noted Ramachandran.
He told that Islamabad-Tehran flights have been launched and now the launching of Peshawar to Mashad flights is also under consideration.
GONBAD-E-KAVUS -- Iran has a wide cultural variety in clothes, music, foods, artifacts, and history, said Pakistani consul general in Mashad while visiting a festival in Gonbad-e-Kavus.
This year's Iftar boxes will be distributed on Qatar Airways flights to Abu Dhabi, Abha, Amman, Alexandria, Bahrain, Basra, Baghdad, Cairo, Dammam, Dubai, Erbil, Gassim, Hofuf, Jeddah, Kuwait, Khartoum, Luxor, Muscat, Medina, Mashad, Najaf, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Salalah, Sulaymaniyah, Sharjah, Shiraz, Taif and Yanbu.
National carrier Oman Air has launched new routes to Guangzhou, Najaf in Iraq and Mashad in Iran, also adding daily flights to London Heathrow.
Iftar meal boxes are available on flights to Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Basra, Dammam, Dubai, Gassim, Kuwait Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Abha, Alexandria, Amman, Bagdad, Khartoum, Medina, Najaf, Salalah, Sulaymaniyah, Taif, Hofuf, Shiraz, Luxor and Mashad.
The statement said that these positions failed to condemn the outright attacks on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Consulate General in Mashad, which contradict with the international law and diplomatic norms, in addition to the political and media campaigns led by the so-called "Hezbollah in Lebanon" against Saudi Arabia, and its practice of terrorism against the Arab and Islamic nation.
RIYADH, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- The foreign ministers of the GCC member states are set to hold an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh on Saturday to discuss recent attacks on the Saudi embassy and consulate in Tehran and Mashad respectively.