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  • Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity 2017-12-27 20:04

    Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity

    TEHRAN – Towers of silence in central Iran are not any more dedicated to bones of the dead to get cleaned by vultures. In modern era, they are just peaceful destinations for domestic and foreign travelers.

  • A view of Tabiat bridge in northern Tehran 2017-12-27 10:31

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Tehran, the city that we love

    TEHRAN -- Unsteady earth and grey sky is making many people living in Tehran to spend heavy days. While Tehran has been grappling with persisting air pollution in recent weeks, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the city on December 21.

  • State-run organizations obliged to recruit persons with disabilities  2017-12-27 07:40

    State-run organizations obliged to recruit persons with disabilities

    TEHRAN — As per an article of the bill on rights of persons with disabilities Majlis (the Iranian parliament) has mandated state-run organizations to recruit persons with disabilities.

  • Iran’s mean precipitation drops by 56% 2017-12-27 07:34

    Iran’s mean precipitation drops by 56%

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced a 56-percent decrease in average precipitation over the period from September 23-December 25 compared to the same period in the long run, the country’s meteorological organization has announced.

  • Cheetah cub saved from smugglers 2017-12-27 07:30

    Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and required measures were taken for her protection, Iran’s Department of Environment official website reported on Tuesday.

  • A view of the city of Bam, rocked by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake 14 years ago, Photo by IRNA 2017-12-27 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    On the occasion of 2003 Bam earthquake

    Fourteen years after a deadly quake hit the city of Bam in the southeastern province of Kerman once again deep-seated fear of devastating quakes has gripped people all over the country.

  • earthquake 2017-12-27 07:16

    A minor magnitude 4.2 quake hits Tehran

    TEHRAN — The earthquake shook Tehran at 00:54 a.m. and felt by Tehran, Karaj and surrounding cities.

  • colorful iran 2017-12-26 21:29

    Naqsh-e henna ritual in Hormozgan

    Women in the southern province of Hormozgan adorn their hands and feet with henna designs known as ‘naqsh-e henna’.

  • Persian drugstore 2017-12-26 21:29

    Iranian traditional medicine: Magic of tangerine

    According to the Iranian traditional medicine, consumption of tangerine and other citrus fruits which have wet and cooling characteristics, control body temperature in cold seasons.

  • Iranian breakfast 2017-12-26 21:28

    Start your day with Iranian breakfast

    Breakfast is always considered as an important meal among Iranian families. Eating breakfast provides a time for them to enjoy togetherness and is a great choice for beginning a day. Flatbread and tea are essential parts of Persian style breakfast. They are always present on the table during breakfast time.

  • A combination photo depicts Hossein Sajedi, an Iranian collector and musician, as well as some of his sound and music gear. 2017-12-26 08:59

    Museum dedicated to sound and music to open in Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A museum devoted to sound and music gear is due to open its doors to the public in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, which will be the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018.

  • Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women 2017-12-26 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

    TEHRAN — While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.

  • Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar 2017-12-26 07:24

    Kabul: Iran helping Afghanistan in fight against narcotics

    TEHRAN — Iran is giving a helping hand to Afghanistan in fight against drug trafficking, spokesman for Afghanistan Ministry of Counter Narcotics Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar has said.

  • Khadijeh Azadpour 2017-12-26 07:23

    I proved that wearing hijab is not a limitation: wushu champion

    TEHRAN – “I wanted to prove to all the world that wearing hijab is not a limitation,” said Khadijeh Azadpour, the winner of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Championships wushu gold medal.

  • Female faculty members on the rise 2017-12-26 07:23

    Female faculty members on the rise

    TEHRAN – The growing rate of recruiting female faculty members in recent years has been satisfying, the head of faculty recruitment center of the ministry of science has said.

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar 2017-12-26 07:22

    Women’s directorate awaiting budget for breadwinners: VP

    TEHRAN – The budget allocated to female breadwinners has not been cut, it has not been received yet, vice president for women’s and family affairs said, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • needlework 2017-12-25 20:15

    CHHTO exhibits needlework handicrafts

    TEHRAN – A collection of handicrafts bearing needlework embroideries has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.

  • A view of Si-o-Se-Pol bridge in Isfahan 2017-12-25 20:12

    Drought poses no threat to Isfahan’s Si-o-Se-Pol: official

    TEHRAN – Years of drought conditions has not so far raised any “new” threat to Si-o-Se-Pol, a historical bridge with 33 arches in the city of Isfahan, a senior tourism official says.

  • Archaeologists unearthed considerable numbers of prehistoric pottery fragments at the Nadali-Beig Hill in western Iran. 2017-12-25 20:12

    7000-year-old residence found in western Iran

    TEHRAN – A previously spotted residence area at Nadali-Beig Hill in western Iran may date back to around 7,000 years ago, archaeological studies suggest.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-25 13:20

    By Martin Love

    Ali Salameh: His life changing opportunity 46 years ago

    He came from a most depressed place at age 18 and made a good life for himself in the U.S. and has been able to help his family in Gaza enormously for decades as a result. He is among the fortunate few Palestinians.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz, Khuzestan province 2017-12-25 09:29

    ‘UNGA draft resolution turns combating SDS into a global issue’

    TEHRAN — The adoption of a draft on combating sand and dust storms (SDS) in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will turn it into a global issue which can garner international support to tackle its detrimental effects, the Iranian ambassador to the UN said.

  • Traffic in Tehran 2017-12-25 09:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Tehran traffic schemes: Does anyone think twice about air pollution?

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has resumed talks over the past few days concentrating on altering traffic schemes to ease congestion and abating air pollutions.

  • air pollution 2017-12-25 09:19

    Govt. should stand firm against acquisitive industry: environment chief

    TEHRAN – “Health, environmental safety and the rights of future generations cannot be neglected and the government should take a determined stand against the industry’s passion for acquisitiveness,” chief of the Department of Environment, Isa Kalantari, said on Saturday.

  • A view of buildings damaged by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake which hit western city of Sarpol-e Zahab on November 12 2017-12-25 09:15

    Hashemi cautions against possible Tehran earthquakes

    TEHRAN – Tehran city council chairman Mohsen Hashemi has urged officials and responsible organizations to be vigilant over the possibility of future earthquakes in the metropolis and take necessary measures.

  •  Farideh Eline 2017-12-24 21:29

    By Marjan Golpira

    Long quest to find her biological parents continues

    Known as Eline Koning among her adopted family and friends in the Netherlands, and by Farideh in a children’s home in Iran years ago, this 41-year-old Iranian-Dutch woman is still on a mission to find her biological parents.

  • earthquake preparedness 2017-12-24 20:52

    How to prepare, survive and recover from earthquake?

    TEHRAN -- During the past 40 days, different cities in Iran have been shaken by earthquakes. The most recent one in the capital, made people to overthink the disaster.

  • HAFT FATEMEH RITUAL 2017-12-24 20:51


    Haft Fatemeh ritual in Khorasan

    The rain-seeking ritual ‘Haft Fatemeh’, which literally means ‘seven Fatemehs’ is traditionally performed in villages in Khorasan Razavi Province.

  • air pollution 2017-12-24 09:36

    Clean air lasted for hours, air pollution is on the rise again

    TEHRAN — While the rain and wind come to rescue Tehraners after a week of persisting air pollution, the clean air didn’t last for more than a few hours. The air quality went down again.

  • Road crash 2017-12-24 09:33

    ‘Improving infrastructure, auto industry decrease road rage’

    TEHRAN — Improving road infrastructure and the auto industry would certainly decrease the number of road crashes, Tehran police chief has said, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey 2017-12-24 09:30

    $7,500 housing handouts for each physically challenged person

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Welfare Organization is granting 300-million-rial (nearly $7,500) housing handouts to persons with disabilities, ISNA reported on Saturday.