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  • Volunteers in southeastern city of Zahedan performs Household Hazard Preparedness Plan on March 7, 2017 (Photo: IRNA) 2017-11-16 11:25

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘Earthquake is not dangerous if you are prepared’

    TEHRAN -- Iranians all around the world spend bitter days receiving sad news about the aftermath of recent earthquake shacked the western Kermanshah Province, Iran.

  • persian drugstore 2017-11-16 11:14


    Traditional remedy for rough, dry hands

    Our hands are the best companies in our daily life. However, many of us neglect these helpful parts of our body.

  • An old man is donating a blanket to the earthquake-stricken victims of Kermanshah.  2017-11-16 11:13

    Aid still rushing to quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN — Four days after the deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake striking the western province of Kermanshah, medical, relief, and reconstruction aid is still rushing to the region.

  • Upsurge in Iranian travelers visiting Azerbaijan 2017-11-16 11:06

    Upsurge in Iranian travelers visiting Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian travelers to Azerbaijan has risen by nearly 64 percent in the first 10 months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

  • An undated photo depicts travelers walking across the scenic Shahdad Desert in Kerman province. 2017-11-16 11:05

    Kerman’s H1 foreign tourist arrivals up 30% y/y

    TEHRAN - International tourist arrivals in Iran’s southeastern Kerman province rose 30 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017) from a year earlier.

  • An undated photo of an adult literacy class 2017-11-16 11:05

    Literacy rate up 2.85% in Iran over 5 years

    TEHRAN — Literacy rate in Iran has increased by 2.85 percent between 2011 and 2016, director of the Literacy Movement Organization said.

  • traditional medicie 2017-11-16 11:04

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Keep healthy: Know what you eat, how you eat

    TEHRAN — The Iranian traditional medicine puts a strong emphasis on what one must eat and drink - in accordance with their temperament- and how to eat to have a healthier digestive system.

  • A view of Masjed-e Agha Bozorg, a 19th-century mosque in Kashan, central Iran 2017-11-15 20:51

    Masjed-e Agha Bozorg: Gorgeous blend of Islamic, Persian architecture

    TEHRAN – Masjed-e Agha Bozorg (Agha Bozorg Mosque) is simply one of many top destinations in central Iran that lure not only the faithful but travelers and architecture buffs.

  • Manoochehr Ashtiani 2017-11-15 12:26

    By Somaye Rezaei

    Manoochehr Ashtiani: Heidegger is a mystic, not a philosopher 

    I was influenced by Hedayat, Fardid and Nima

    TEHRAN _ Manoochehr Ashtiani has PhDs in sociology and philosophy. He wrote his philosophy dissertation under the supervision of Karl Löwith (Heidegger’s student and critic) and Dieter Henrich (one of the four great contemporary German philosophers); and his sociology dissertation under the supervision of Ernst Topitsch (Austrian philosopher and sociologist and member of Vienna Circle).

  • Ava born one day after massive earthquake 2017-11-14 21:12

    Ava born one day after massive earthquake

    A mother is taking care of her baby who was born just one day after a massive earthquake struck the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah. The girl, named Ava, was born in a field hospital established in the city by the Army. Physicians and nurses rushed to the help of the mother after she went into labor. The birth of the baby created a feeling of joy amid a sense of tragedy and grief that has gripped the city after the devastating earthquake. Tehran Times/ Mohammad Khodabakhsh

  • Amid the tragic and heartbreaking scenes of mourning and searching through the rubbles and pulling out dead bodies miracles happened, too. Ava, a baby girl, was born early Tuesday morning in the earth 2017-11-14 20:10

    Kermanshah quake: tragedy, altruism, hope

    TEHRAN — The quake-hit city of Kermanshah is now the stage of inextricably mixed tragic, altruistic and hopeful scenes.

  • qashqai ethnic costume 2017-11-14 11:39

    Persian style

    Ethnic costumes of nomad women in Fars Province

    TEHRAN -- Iran’s nomadic Qashqai women in southern Fars Province still wear their colorful ethnic costumes.

  • Prophet Khidr ritual 2017-11-14 11:38

    Colorful Iran: Prophet Khidr ritual in Ardebil Province

    People in northwestern Ardebil Province traditionally commemorate Prophet Khidr during a ritual on a Friday in mid-winter.

  • The photo depicts the Persian version of "Confess" written by Colleen Hoover(Instagram/Mashhad_ketab) 2017-11-14 11:36

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Develop reading habit amid busy life!

    As a commuter with a pile of chores waiting for you at home, may be you think that there is no time for reading books! But when there is a will, there is a way. Even in a busy life, you can stay a bonafide book reader if you believe in book reading as a must.

  • saki 2017-11-14 11:16

    Lessons from Kermanshah earthquake 

    The earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday teaches us important lessons. 

  • Kermanshah quake: tragedy, altruism, hope 2017-11-14 09:54

    Deadly quake claims hundreds of lives

    TEHRAN — Dignitaries from around the world offered their heartfelt condolences over the deadly quake which jolted Iran’s western province of Kermanshah on Sunday night local time.

  • A patchwork of traditional Iranian vessels meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-11-14 08:53

    CHTHO highlights online handicrafts trade

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization urges exporters and handicrafts retailers to take the best use of online marketing.

  •  A view of Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran 2017-11-13 20:59

    Saint Stepanos hosts 2,500 foreign travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Some 2,500 foreign tourists visited the UNESCO-inscribed Saint Stepanos Monastery in northwest Iran during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2017).

  •  female skydiver 2017-11-13 20:40

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Flying girl of Iran hopes to increase female skydivers

    TEHRAN – Fatemeh Akrami, the only female skydiver in Iran, hopes to instruct skydiving to as many interested girls as possible.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief carving, a World Heritage site in Kermanshah province, western Iran. 2017-11-13 19:49

    Quake harms historical sites in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran late on Sunday, causing relatively minor damage to several historic and heritage sites in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces.

  • Javad Heiran-Nia 2017-11-13 11:26

    Joint venture between St. Olaf College, MNA/ Tehran Times on World Philosophy Day

    TEHRAN _ The Department of Philosophy of St. Olaf college in US is celebrating UNESCO's World Philosophy Day on Nov. 17, with streaming a video message by a Mehr News Agency and Tehran Times newspaper columnist about a plan for peace in the Persian Gulf.

  • earthquake 2017-11-13 08:52

    At least 407 killed as strong quake rattles western Iran

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran's Kermanshah province on Sunday night, killing at least 407 people and injuring 6,700 so far. The incident occurred at 9:48pm local time. It struck at a depth of 11 kilometers.

  • A young teenage girl having her blood tested for diabetes at a subway station in Tehran on April 28, 2016 2017-11-13 08:44

    ‘Fight diabetes scheme’ at Tehran subways, fruit markets

    TEHRAN — On the occasion of the World Diabetes Day, November 14, Tehran Municipality will administer ‘fight diabetes scheme’ at crowded subway stations and fruit and vegetable markets across the city.

  • Electric quadricycles domestically produced by an Iranian knowledge-based company 2017-11-12 20:00

    Homegrown hybrid, electric vehicles exempt from VAT

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Tax Administration has exempted domestically manufactured hybrid and electric vehicles from value added tax (VAT), IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor (L) and Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami 2017-11-12 19:21

    Iran, S.Africa to undertake joint scientific, research projects

    TEHRAN — Iran and South Africa have planned to launch six scientific and research projects jointly, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Iran’s CSP aiming to help meet UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals 2017-11-12 18:41

    Iran’s CSP aiming to help meet UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals

    TEHRAN — The Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) aiming to sequester atmospheric carbon in arid and semi-arid areas of Iran and improve the socio-economic status of local communities is among the 10 Solutions to Help Meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region.

  • Bademjan Gudeh 2017-11-12 18:40


    Bademjan Gudeh

    Bademjan Gudeh is a meal which is traditionally cooked in northern Gilan Province. The name of the food means ‘eggplant ball’ in local dialect.

  • harvest festival in Zanjan 2017-11-12 10:29

    Colorful Iran: harvest festival in Zanjan

    Halla celebration, a harvest festival, is held annually in early autumn in Anguran region, northwestern province of Zanjan.

  • Air pollution: what to eat, what not to eat! 2017-11-12 10:26

    Air pollution: what to eat, what not to eat!

    TEHRAN — Never-ending air pollution in Tehran and other metropolises of Iran is nothing new.

  • Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets 2017-11-12 08:56

    Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets

    TEHRAN – Associations of Iranian handicraft and hand-woven carpet exporters are set to form a consortium in a bid to explore new ways of sales and marketing, CHTN reported on November 7.