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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.
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(mæʃˈhæd) or


(Placename) a city in NE Iran: an important holy city of Shi'ite Muslims; carpet manufacturing. Pop: 2 147 000 (2005 est)
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Kish Airlines has resumed flights between Iran's Northeastern city of Mashhad and Afghanistan's Northwestern city of Herat, as Afghans are demanding more for air travel to the Iranian destination.
BAGHDAD / NINA / - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that as soon as it received the news of the Iraqi woman being assaulted at Mashhad airport, the case followed closely to determine the incident.
Flights Dushanbe - Mashhad - Dushanbe will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, reported in the airline.
Earlier, flights from Mashhad to Dushanbe and back were operated by the Iranian company Asseman Airlines, which stopped flights on this route in October 2018 due to economic problems.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday visited the shrine of Hazrat Imam Raza (AS) in Mashhad, during his brief stopover en route to Tehran on two-day official visit to Iran.
On his arrival at the Mashhad airport, the prime minister was received by Governor General Khorasan-e-Razavi province Alireza Razm Hosseini and senior officials.
Before arriving in Tehran, Prime Minister had a brief stopover in Mashhad where he was received by Governor General Khorasan e Razavi province Ali Raza Hussani at Shaheed Hashminejad Airport, Mashhad.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday arrived at Mashhad for a brief stop-over before proceeding to Tehran on a two-day official visit to Iran on the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The premier made a stopover in Mashhad before proceeding on to Tehran.
Michael White, 46, was arrested last July in Mashhad, where he was visiting a girlfriend he reportedly met over the Internet (although he has a wife in San Diego).
TEHRAN, Jan 9 (KUNA) -- Iran confirmed Wednesday the arrest of a US citizen in the northeastern city of Mashhad. Michael White has been arrested a while ago in Mashhad, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, according to the ministry's official website.
Hyderabad: Mahan Air, Iran's private carrier, proposes to launch flights connecting Hyderabad to Tehran and Mashhad, Iran's Consul General said on Wednesday.