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  • Western tourists walk along a platform at the Tehran railway station 2017-01-18 19:17

    Post-JCPOA Iran regards tourism a fountain of wealth

    TEHRAN – Iran regards tourism industry a source for generating wealth, and is seeking to make the best use of positive atmosphere created in the wake of the nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, signed in January 2016.

  • Historical Vakil Mosque undergoing restoration 2017-01-18 19:17

    In focus: Historical Vakil Mosque undergoing restoration

    An artisan atop a scaffold restores portions of the floral tilework that embellishes the facade of the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran on January 16, 2017.

  • Hamid Jamaleddini 2017-01-18 17:31

    IRCS launches natural disaster preparedness scheme

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Red Crescent Society has initiated a nationwide scheme to improve public disaster preparedness.

  • President Hassan Rouhani 2017-01-18 17:31

    Rouhani test drives homegrown electric car

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani tested an electric car developed domestically by a knowledge-based company concurrent with the national clean air day on Wednesday.

  • green transportation 2017-01-18 17:31

    Tehran taking steps toward green transportation

    TEHRAN — Tehran is gradually taking steps toward establishing green transportation in crowded neighborhoods by unveiling hybrid and electric vehicles and bikes.

  • Susil Premajayantha(L) and Sorena Sattari (R) 2017-01-18 09:30

    Iran, Sri Lanka to bolster technological co-op

    TEHRAN — Iran and Sri Lanka have inked a memorandum of understanding to improve technological cooperation.

  • Iranian entrepreneur 2017-01-17 20:43

    Picture of the day

    A young Iranian entrepreneur has set up a farm on a business loan in Jiroft, Kerman province. Doing this he has provided six people with job as well. Photo: Mizan/ Ali Shirband

  • Deputy environment chief Saeed Motesaddi (C) and Industry Minister Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh (R) are seeing two electric motorcycles showcased on the sidelines of the conference. 2017-01-17 18:41

    Environmental protection, industrial development intertwined: minister

    TEHRAN — Protecting the environment and developing the industry are directly linked, Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh said on Tuesday.

  • Qeshm a major tourist destination 2017-01-17 16:58

    Qeshm a major tourist destination

    Dolphins are seen before a motorboat carrying tourists near the Qeshm Island, southern Iran.

  • Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour (L) presents a gift to the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania Ditmir Bushati durin 2017-01-17 09:10

    Picture of the day

    Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour (L) presents a gift to the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania Ditmir Bushati during their meeting in Tehran on January 15, 2017.

  • A general view of the four-star Kurd Hotel in Saqqez 2017-01-17 09:10

    Four-star hotel opens in Saqqez, western Iran

    TEHRAN – A newly constructed four-star hotel has been inaugurated in the city of Saqqez, western Kordestan Province, Mehr reported on Sunday.

  • A view of the Achaemenid-era archeological site in Mashhad-e Morghab district, Iran 2017-01-17 09:10

    Achaemenid-era rampart unearthed in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archeologists has recently uncovered portions of a stone wall dating back to the Achaemenid era (c. 550–330 BC) in Mashhad-e Morghab district, southern Fars Province.

  • مولاوردی 2017-01-16 19:14

    No restrictions for women’s presidential candidacy: VP

    TEHRAN – There is no ban for Iranian women’s candidacy in the presidential election, Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, said here on Sunday.

  • A wetland in Iraq 2017-01-16 09:23

    By Farnaz Heidari

    ‘Eden Again’, a project to promote the restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

    Lands covered temporarily or permanently by water (except for lakes, reservoirs, and streams) and located away from coastal areas are called inland wetlands. They include marshes, prairie potholes (depressions carved out by glaciers), swamps (dominated by trees and shrubs), mud flats, flood-plains, bogs (rain-fed, peat-rich areas), wet meadows, and the wet arctic tundra in summer. Some wetlands are huge, others are small.

  • clean air 2017-01-15 17:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Green tax should help expand environmental infrastructure: official

    TEHRAN — Municipalities should spend taxes collected from pollutant industries to develop environmental infrastructure in cities, deputy director of Iran's Department of Environment Saeed Motesaddi said on Sunday.

  • women’s clothing expo 2017-01-15 13:02

    Tehran hosting women’s clothing expo

    TEHRAN — The fifth national exhibition on Iranian and Islamic style of clothing and fashion for women is being held at Tehran’s Goftogu Park.

  • Monastery of Saint Thaddeus 2017-01-15 13:01

    Monastery of Saint Thaddeus, a UNESCO-inscribed tourist spot in far northwest corner of Iran

    TEHRAN – The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is a tourist destination in the far northwest corner of Iran, adjacent to the borders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

  • Qazvin cafering 2017-01-14 21:28

    Qazvin Cafering

    The photo shows an old man in a traditional bazaar in Qazvin, central Iran, wearing a number of ornamental rings. The rings, with precious, colorful pieces of stone on their top, are usually worn by men, suggesting macho and religious overtones. The bazaar is the whereabouts of not only the old but the young. At a symbolic level, the jewelry has been associated with cultural heritage and nobility with some rings handed down over generations. Tehran Times/ Farhad Safari

  • deforestation 2017-01-14 17:10

    Administration assigned by new environmental protection laws

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Thursday approved bills, mandating the administration to ensure the implementation of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA).

  • police fining motorists 2017-01-11 17:50

    Motorcycles to be subjected to tougher traffic restrictions

    TEHRAN — Tehran City Council is planning on tightening traffic restrictions on motorcycles in the capital by March 2017, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Historical Gavmishan Bridge near the western Iranian city of Darreh Shahr 2017-01-11 17:50

    Gavmishan Bridge in tranquil corner of western Iran

    TEHRAN – An undated photo released by shows a cyclist visiting ruins of the historical Gavmishan Bridge near the western Iranian city of Darreh Shahr.

  • air pollution 2017-01-11 17:49

    Altering school calendar, an escape route from air pollution

    TEHRAN — The persistent air pollution in metropolises of Iran has lately urged officials to discuss the possibility of altering school calendar.

  •  A poster for the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Association Convention 2017-01-11 17:49

    Special facilities for WFTGA Convention guests

    TEHRAN – Iran Federation of Tourist Guide Association (IFTGA) will provide special facilities to host participants at the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Association (WFTGA) Convention which is to be held in Tehran from January 28 to February 1, 2017.

  • techmart 2017-01-11 11:09

    Techmarts to expand across Iran

    TEHRAN — Two new technology markets will be inaugurated in Iran by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2017).

  • Soroush Barmooz 2017-01-11 11:09

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iranian engineer invents world’s first hysteroscopic myolysis instrument

    Mankind has always been obsessed by coming up with new ideas to make life easier. Not all inventions have been practical or appreciated in their own times but they have certainly changed the way we live now one way or another.

  • Lake Urmia 2017-01-10 17:30

    Some $250m allocated to Lake Urmia restoration program

    TEHRAN — The Iranian administration has allocated some 10 trillion rials (nearly $250 million) to Lake Urmia restoration program.

  • Caspian Red deer 2017-01-09 15:41

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Compete by antlers

    Caspian Red deer or Maral is a famous subspecies of Red Deer. This subspecies is native in Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Once found throughout the forested areas of the Alborz and much of the Zagros (the last survivors were seen in the Arasbaran area about 50 years ago) and is now found only in the Caspian Region, particularly to the east in the Dodangeh Wildlife Refuge and Golestan National Park.

  • Vehicles are undergoing inspection at the Beyhaqi center in Tehran.  2017-01-09 15:41

    Vehicle inspection effective way to mitigate air pollution, Ebtekar says

    TEHRAN — Launching of the nationally integrated vehicle inspection system is an effective measure employed to mitigate air pollution particularly in metropolises, chief of the Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar has said.

  • ranger 2017-01-08 18:14

    Rangers’ protection bill aims to crack down on poachers

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment will put forward rangers’ protection bill to the cabinet next week, which aims to make regulations and restrictions more stringent on poachers.

  • Susa Museum 2017-01-08 09:58

    Susa Museum needs bigger space for abundant relics

    TEHRAN – Susa Museum, embracing over 100 historical relics, needs to be expanded to make room for the items, Khuzestan Province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department Khosro Neshan said on Thursday.