• Construction workers are preparing conex boxes in Sarpol-e Zahab. (Photo by Abdollah Moradi/IRIB) 2017-12-10 18:34

    Hundreds of conex boxes delivered to quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Up to now 886 conex boxes have been delivered to the earthquake-stricken regions of Kermanshah, head of the National Disaster Management Organization said on Saturday.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-12-10 09:29

    Intl. environmental co-op must be fair, not hampered by sanctions, politicization

    TEHRAN — We strongly believe in the fact that environmental problems are trans-boundary and trans-generational, and need to be solved through effective international cooperation mechanisms that are fair and not hampered by economic sanctions and politicization, Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has said.

  •  ICMAS Championship  2017-12-10 09:22

    Female Iranian student shines at ICMAS Championship

    TEHRAN — Iranian student Zahra Yazdani came in fourth at the International ICMAS Abacus and Easy Math Championship which was held on December 3 in New Delhi, India.

  • Special schools planned for students with autism in Tehran 2017-12-10 09:18

    Special schools planned for students with autism in Tehran

    TEHRAN — The Special Education Organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education plans to set up schools for children with autism in Tehran.

  • A view of Abyaneh tourist village in central Iran 2017-12-10 09:08

    Tehran-Badrud tourist train makes debut

    TEHRAN – A train boarding 163 domestic passengers made its maiden excursion from Tehran to Badrud, central Iran, on Thursday.

  • missile yemen 2017-12-09 20:49

    Foreign Policy claims Iranian, American-made parts in Houthi missiles 

    On November 4, a Yemeni tribal group called Houthi launched a short-range ballistic missile from a remote valley in the northwestern governorate of Amran over 1,000 miles to the outskirts of Saudi Arabia’s capital, its warhead exploding on the edge of the King Khalid International Airport.

  • دیدار وزرای خارجه ایران و انگلیس 2017-12-09 13:35

    Iran is significant country, Boris Johnson says

    TEHRAN – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who arrived in Tehran from Muscat on Saturday, has described Iran as “a significant country”, to which his country attaches great importance.

  • Kaveh Madani (2nd L) and Erik Solheim (2nd L) 2017-12-09 08:05

    Iran proposes regional center for SDS assessment

    TEHRAN — An Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has proposed establishment of a regional center for sand and dust storm assessment in the Middle East.

  • Wintry weather causes car pileups, injures 25 2017-12-09 07:58

    Wintry weather causes car pileups, injures 25

    TEHRAN — Slippery roads, bad weather conditions, and low visibility led to two multiple car pileups in the early hours on Friday, leaving 25 injured.

  • Asiatic cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-07 15:15

    DOE proposes $375,000 budget for cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has presented a 15-billion-rial (nearly $375,000) budget proposal to Budget and Planning Organization for Asiatic cheetah conservation plans.

  • Retired cooks partake in Tehran food festival 2017-12-07 15:13

    Retired cooks partake in Tehran food festival

    TEHRAN — Retired cooks took part in a food festival dubbed “food and colorful tables” at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Tuesday.

  • Iranian, Russian lawmakers discuss bilateral, regional issues 2017-12-06 23:02

    Iranian, Russian lawmakers discuss bilateral, regional issues

    TEHRAN – At a joint meeting of foreign policy committees of the Iranian Majlis and the Russian State Duma in Moscow on Tuesday, Iranian and Russian lawmakers discussed parliamentary cooperation, economic ties, war on terror in Syria, and the July 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Moscow meeting 2017-12-06 21:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    No legal disagreement should remain about Caspian sea

    MOSCOW _ The recent meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Neighboring Countries of the Sea in Moscow was held. Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif was present at this meeting. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also concluded at the end of the meeting and in a gathering of journalists that the final steps have been taken to formulate the legal regime of the Caspian Sea.

  • A view of the restored Zeinoddin Caravanserai in Yazd, the 16th-century structure has been turned into a tourist lodging. 2017-12-06 20:24

    Photo exhibit to recall Silk Road caravanserais

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of photographs depicting centuries-old caravanserais will open its doors to the public in Tehran on Saturday.

  • An Iranian artisan makes a piece of mat board. 2017-12-06 20:21

    Qeshm to host intl. mat-weaving workshop

    TEHRAN – An international workshop on professional mat-weaving skills opens today in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

  • Transit of goods 2017-12-06 20:20

    Transit of goods via Iran rises 21% in 8 months

    TEHRAN- Transit of goods via Iran rose 21 percent during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21) compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a transport official.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2017-12-06 16:53

    No link between recent quakes across Iran: seismologist

    TEHRAN — Recent earthquakes hitting provinces of Kermanshah, Tehran, Kerman, Bushehr and Gilan are not connected to each other, professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare said.

  • جلسه مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام به ریاست آیت الله هاشمی شاهرودی 2017-12-05 11:36

    U.S. Treasury waging secret full-scale war against Iran: Rezaee

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Monday that there is a special intelligence office in the U.S. Treasury Department tasked with targeting Iran’s economy.

  • Moscow meeting 2017-12-05 10:36

    By Hanif Ghafari

    A sea and dozens of questions

    MOSCOW- The meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Moscow is an opportunity to draw up the legal and strategic status of the sea.

  • Arab worlds 2017-12-05 10:11

    By Sajad Abedi

    Iran’s Strategic policies toward Arab worlds

    TEHRAN _ Iran's relations with Arab countries have long been subject to change, tension, crisis, even war. Prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, relations with Arab countries, especially their neighbors and, in particular, Iraq, were based on threat indicators. Iran was directly in the US-led Western-style camp and was part of the Western alliance system against the Soviet Union in the division of the Cold War, while Iraq in the East Camp Was led by the Soviet Union. Iran was at that time a regional mission that was counterbalanced by the expansion of the Soviet Union's influence to the south, in contrast to Iraq, advocating the expansion of Soviet influence in the region.

  • Intl. event to celebrate Tabriz 2018 concurrent with Noruz 2017-12-05 10:11

    Intl. event to celebrate Tabriz 2018 concurrent with Noruz

    TEHRAN – An international event will be held concurrent with Noruz - the Iranian New Year in March 2018 – to celebrate ‘Tabriz 2018’, marking the naming of the city as the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018.

  • A poster for 2018 FITUR tourism fair 2017-12-04 20:56

    Iran to highlight tourist attractions at FITUR

    TEHRAN – A total of 22 Iranian travel-associated businesses and tour operators will promote handicrafts, traditions and tourism potentials of the country at the 38th FITUR tourism trade fair, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, from January 17 to 21.

  • World Cup provides special opportunity to introduce Iran 2017-12-04 20:47

    ‘World Cup provides special opportunity to introduce Iran’

    TEHRAN – The 2018 World Cup in Russia will provide a special opportunity for Iranian tour and travel agencies to introduce the country’s tourist attractions.

  • Daryl Kimball 2017-12-04 10:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. should respect its nuclear sanctions relief commitments: Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, is the opinion that “all parties must continue to respect their JCPOA commitments.”

  • Iran masters technology to build nuclear batteries 2017-12-04 09:29

    Iran masters technology to build nuclear batteries

    TEHRAN – An advisor to chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Iran has mastered the technology to build nuclear batteries which have health and industrial applications, IRNA reported.

  • Iran not seeking permission to promote defense capability: senior advisor 2017-12-04 09:27

    Iran not seeking permission to promote defense capability: senior advisor

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic does not need any country’s “permission” to strengthen its defense capability in the face of military threats, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution said on Sunday.

  • An endeavor to overcome stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS 2017-12-04 08:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    An endeavor to overcome stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS

    TEHRAN — Removing the stigma attached to the HIV/AIDS is what the society must pursue in order to break barriers to successful HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

  • Asiatic Cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-03 20:20

    By Farnaz Heidari

    International Cheetah Day: Let’s save the fastest beauties

    Asiatic Cheetah which is considered to be a sleek and beautiful cat throughout history is the fastest land-animal that can accelerate from 0 to 96.6 km/h in under three seconds.

  • Amir-Reza Ranjbaran (L) and Sadaf Asgari act in a scene from “Disappearance”. 2017-12-03 18:19

    Singapore fest names “Disappearance” best film, honors star

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Ali Asgari’s acclaimed drama “Disappearance” was picked as best film as its star Sadaf Asgari received the award for best performance at the 28th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival on Saturday.

  • Iran, Hungary explore expansion of economic ties 2017-12-03 16:45

    Iran, Hungary explore expansion of economic ties

    Iranian Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Masoud Karbasian and Hungarian Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga met in Tehran on Sunday to discuss the ways for boosting economic cooperation between the two countries.Tehran Times / Majid Haghdoust