AhlulBayt News Agency-ABNA is one of the biggest news agency in Iran. It was estblished on March 15, 2005. Qom and Tehran based news agency has several offices in big cities of Iran. It has also some bureau offices outside the country. Sayyid Ali Reza Husseini is the managing director of the media. ABNA got license from the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry.
Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly owned news agency has only online version. But it publishes news in 20 languages. Persian, English, Spanish, French, Turkish are the major languages of the media.
ABNA is responsible to cover issues concerning Shiite communities in Asia, Africa, Europe, America and other parts of the world. The specific employees here are assigned to observe the current affairs and developments in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other Shiite communities oriented areas. They also monitor activities of other minor communities in these areas. The journalists report on them and let people share those through social media.
The agency however is active in telegram, the only social media it uses for publicity.
According to Alexa Traffic Rank the global rank of ABNA is 53,159 and the rank in Iran 2,162.
63% of the total visitors are from Iran. The agency has readers in Germany, USA, Pakistan and India too.