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  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/28

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle

    Part 1

    Temperament or Mizaj is referred to four different conditions differentiating individuals physically and mentally and as a result, proposing different preventive measures for their diseases or wellbeing.

  • A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. 2017-06-25 13:21

    Subterranean settlement holds secrets of life in west-central

    A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. Some human remains are also seen in the pictures released by on April 10, 2017.

  • water stress 2017-06-25 13:16

    Six metropolises, 289 cities facing water stress

    TEHRAN — Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday.

  • organ donation 2017-06-25 13:16

    Donors bring 12 children back to life over Ramadan

    TEHRAN — Over the holy fasting month of Ramadan (May 27-June 25), brain dead organ donors restored 12 children lives by donating their hearts at Tehran’s Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  •  A view of Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Kerman province 2017-06-23 10:36

    NGOs helping restore historic sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of historical places scattered across the southern province of Kerman has been or being restored to their heyday glory by the assistance of non-governmental organizations, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (R) presents a gift to Vietnam’s Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach in Tehran, June 20, 2017. 2017-06-23 10:36

    Iran eyes boost in marine, agritourism co-op with Vietnam

    TEHRAN – Iran is interested in ramping up cooperation with Vietnam in the areas of marine traveling and agritourism, ISNA reported.

  • fundraising 2017-06-23 10:35

    Iranian fundraisers donate $15m to free prisoners

    TEHRAN -- A total of 600 billion rials (nearly $15 million) has been collected since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Iran to help free prisoners who had committed involuntary crimes.

  • An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic visitors to the ruins of Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran. 2017-06-21 17:32

    Iran sets sights on 6.5m foreign tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to draw some 6.5 million foreign travelers by the end of the current calendar year 1396 (March 20, 2018), though the country’s tourism infrastructure and public services are in need to be improved, a senior tourism official said on Monday.

  • World Refugee Day 2017-06-20 14:49

    World Refugee Day commemorates strength, courage, and perseverance of refugees

    June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

  • chak-chak 2017-06-20 09:43

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrians hold Pir-e Sabz congregational pilgrimage

    Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over the country gathered in the city of Yazd to hold congregational pilgrimage of Pir-e Sabz, also called Chak-Chak.

  • oil 2017-06-19 17:59

    Iran's oil industry paves way for capable women

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has issued an order, paving the way for women with high capabilities to boost presence in the oil industry.

  • White-headed ducks/ Photo by Mohammadreza Masoud 2017/06/19

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White-headed ducks fall into drastic decline

    Long-term population declines for the white-headed duck have recently intensified in Iran as a result of habitat loss at the key sites such as Fars Province, Sistan Province, Lake Gurigöl and also south of Lake Urmia.

  • desert 2017-06-18 19:08

    Iran, UNDP extend co-op on Carbon Sequestration Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran Forests, Range and Watershed management Organization renewed cooperation on Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) in Iran.

  • Asghar Jahangir 2017-06-18 10:22

    Live TV show helps release 500 prisoners

    TEHRAN — A live TV show managed to collect donations worth 35 billion rials (nearly $875,000) enough to release 500 prisoners, State Prisons Organization of Iran director has said.

  • A view of the restored Zeinoddin Caravanserai in Yazd, the 16th-century structure has been turned into a tourist lodging. 2017-06-17 20:36

    Caravanserais, ancient roadside inns

    TEHRAN – Along the major roads that connect Iranian cities one can see many abandoned caravanserais, ancient roadside inns that brought comfort to travelers and their livestock on trade routes, including those on the legendary Silk Road.

  • high-occupancy vehicle lanes 2017-06-17 19:21

    HOVs to ease traffic congestion, air pollution in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality is planning on introducing high-occupancy vehicle lanes in two of the expressways in the capital with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

  • Statue of Nader Shah and his soldiers at the Naderi Museum, Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2017-06-14 20:09

    Nader Shah’s sword stolen from Russian museum

    TEHRAN – A sword attributed to Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the nation, along with tens of other valuable objects, was stolen from a local museum in Kubachi, Russia, on June 10, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Chinese tourists clad in regional Iranian attire pose for a photo while standing atop Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, a Sassanid-era fortress that dominates the city of Khorramabad in Lorestan province, wester 2017-06-14 19:16

    Iran seeks to broaden travel ties with East Asia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said the country aims to deepen tourism ties with East Asian states.

  • آتشسوزی برج لندن 2017-06-14 11:06

    Huge fire engulfs tower block in London

    A huge fire has raged through the night at a west London tower block, with eyewitnesses claiming people were trapped inside.

  • gilehboom 2017-06-14 10:17

    BY Setareh Behroozi

    Live a green life far from the madding crowd!

    The couple Mahin Shamsikhani and Khosro Mahin-Roosta with their friend Shiva Shamshiri live a different kind of life. Although they are both engineering graduates from Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, they are now running an eco-lodge in a village in northern Iran.

  • Leiden Ranking 2017-06-13 18:52

    18 Iranian universities in CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017

    TEHRAN — According to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden Ranking Eighteen Iranian universities are among world top 900 major universities in 2017.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-06-12 20:22

    Omani travelers allowed to ship own cars to Iran

    TEHRAN – Marine travels from Oman have been facilitated with providing tourists with the right to ship their own vehicles to Iran’s Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.

  • medal 2017-06-12 19:24

    Iranian female inventors shine at KIWIE 2017

    TEHRAN – The Iranian women’s team brought home five medals and one special award from the 9th Korea International Women's Invention Exposition (KIWIE 2017) which opened in Seoul, South Korea, on June 8.

  • spotted owl 2017/06/12

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Spotted owls facing their nemesis

    Spotted owl upper parts are brown, colder and darker with white spots; dusky facial disc with broad white patch over and below the eyes, forming broad white spectacles, crown and nape finely spotted white. When perched, a broad white collar around the front of the neck is distinctive; under-parts strongly barred or spotted. Juveniles are gingery, with diffuse barring below. As mentioned before, spotted owls are crepuscular but frequently seen in daytime.

  • Waste 2017-06-11 20:09

    Municipalities unsuccessful in waste management: DOE

    TEHRAN — Municipalities have so far failed to perform effective waste management nationwide, the deputy director of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • flamingos 2017-06-11 20:09

    Migrating flamingos opt to stay in reviving Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN — Some 10,000 flamingos have stayed in Lake Urmia national park this year instead of migrating as better ecological conditions in the biosphere reserve are already satisfying their needs.

  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever 2017-06-11 10:00

    Iran to impose stronger measures against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

    TEHRAN — The Veterinary Organization is adopting stronger measures against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCFH) in five provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan, Kermanshah, Isfahan and Mazandaran.

  • پویا محمودیان 2017-06-10 19:46

    CHTHO to establish countrywide handicrafts kiosks

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will launch handicrafts kiosks and souvenir shops in major cities and tourist destinations nationwide, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Picture depicts a detail of Iranian historical relics repatriated from Belgium, Italy and the U.S. during an exhibit at the National Museum of Iran on February 6, 2017. 2017-06-10 18:01

    ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities ‘red list’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian National Committee for ICOM (the International Council of Museums) aims to make a red list of nationwide historical relics and cultural objects that are highly at risk of damage, missing, or smuggling.