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  • Es'haq Jahangiri 2017-10-07 18:10

    First VP calls for indigenous model of rural development

    TEHRAN – Rural development does not mean urbanization of villages, First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday, calling for promotion of an indigenous model for rural development.

  • white cane walk 2017-10-07 18:10

    Traffic rules for white cane walk take effect

    TEHRAN – The traffic police started implementing new regulations on Saturday obliging drivers to respect right-of-way for visually impaired or disabled pedestrians.

  • The elderly gather, play group games 2017-10-07 18:10

    The elderly gather, play group games

    TEHRAN — A crowd of senior Tehrani citizens gathered together, walked in groups and played group games at Tehran Theater Complex on Friday.

  • festival on family readiness for earthquake 2017-10-06 18:58

    Tehran museum to hold festival on readiness for earthquake

    TEHRAN -- Iran’s National Museum of Science and Technology will hold a festival with the theme of readiness for earthquake from November 11 to 16.

  • From right to left, Arash Borhani (2nd R), Reza Enayati, Farshad Pious, and Ali Daei 2017-10-06 18:58

    Former footballers named traffic police ambassadors

    TEHRAN — Four famous former Iranian footballers were introduced as traffic police ambassadors.

  • A little cancer-stricken child does his/her homework at the Mahak Hospital in an undated photo 2017-10-06 18:57

    Iran’s first hospital school inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Mehraein, the first hospital school in Iran, was inaugurated at Ali- Asghar Children’s Hospital in Tehran on Thursday.

  • Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran 2017-10-05 15:02

    Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran

    TEHRAN – Clusters of foreign travelers witnessed rituals of Tasua and Ashura – the ninth and tenth days of the mourning month of Muharram - which were vividly observed by millions of people on Saturday and Sunday in various cities across Iran.

  • Veteran craftswoman Mahnesa Shahsavarpour receives a lifetime prize at Tehran’s 28th National Crafts Exhibit on August 26, 2017. 2017-10-05 15:02

    Iran introduces nominee for ‘world’s mother of handicrafts’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body has named Mahnesa Shahsavarpour, 107, as the country’s eldest craftsperson and the nominee for the title of ‘world’s mother of handicrafts’ to the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region.

  • World Food Day 2017-10-05 15:00

    Iran to observe World Food Day 2017

    TEHRAN — A national conference is planned to be held on the occasion of the World Food Day 2017 on October 15 in Tehran.

  • Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran 2017-10-04 08:11

    Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran

    TEHRAN — Several campaigns aiming to clean up streets from trashes got underway during the first 10 days of the mourning month of Muharram, starting September 22, across Iran.

  • Gary Lewis (L) and Isa Kalantari 2017-10-03 20:13

    Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.

  • Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship 2017-10-03 09:21

    Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

    TEHRAN – Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

  • An undated photo depicts foreign passengers standing in Mashhad railway station as they have just got off Golden Eagle luxurious train for a layover from Moscow to Tehran. 2017-10-02 20:16

    Iran to welcome 22nd foreign tourists train in October

    TEHRAN – A total of 21 luxurious trains with foreign sightseers aboard have toured Iran over the past three years and a new one will arrive in the country in October, an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said on Friday.

  • sheida nasseri 2017-10-02 19:53

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    ‘Iranian women builders of the nation’

    TEHRAN -- Women in Iran have always been the builders of the nation. The same holds true for the Iranian women living in the United Arab Emirates where they are engaged in different fields of activity, said Sheida Nasseri, the founder of a female-based nonprofit organization in the UAE called Persian Today’s Woman of Dubai.

  • Tim O’Brien 2017-10-02 08:54

    By Farnaz Heidari

    ‘It will take a lifetime of dedication to save Asiatic Cheetah’

    The Asiatic cheetah also known as Iranian cheetah is a Critically Endangered cheetah subspecies surviving today only in Iran. It once occurred from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Kyzylkum Desert, Caspian region, Pakistan and India, but has been extirpated there during the 20th century.

  • Iran, Belarus to bolster medical co-op 2017-10-01 20:48

    Iran, Belarus to bolster medical co-op

    TEHRAN —Iran and Belarus discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the healthcare sector.

  • International Day of Older Persons 2017-10-01 20:47

    Older persons in Iran grow 1.5-fold in a decade

    TEHRAN — Census reports indicate that the number of persons, aged 60 years or older, has increased by 1.5-fold over the past decade (2006-2016) in Iran.

  • People visit Iran’s pavilion at the 2017 IFTM Top Resa in Paris 2017-09-28 12:31

    Iran’s tourism potentials, traditions in limelight at Paris festival

    TEHRAN - Tourism potentials of Iran, its rich cultural heritage, traditions, and handicrafts are under the spotlight at the 39th IFTM Top Resa, a four-day French tourism exhibit that comes to an end on September 29 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

  • Mohsen Hojaji's funeral procession 2017-09-28 09:31

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Farewell to hero

    TEHRAN — It is 8:30 in the morning; mourners are walking towards Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square where the procession is planned to begin. The streets are closed to vehicles from a kilometer to the square. Groups of men and women while holding pictures of Hojaji are strolling down the streets.

  •  Picture depicts vestiges of a Sasanian-era monument in Bishapour, Fars province, southern Iran. 2017-09-28 07:31

    UNESCO experts in Iran weighing historical Sasanian ensemble

    TEHRAN – Experts from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) accompanied by archaeologists from Germany and Italy visited parts of the historical Sasanian ancient cities and ruins on Wednesday as part of the process for inscribing the ensemble on UNESCO World Heritage List, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/09/27

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament: flavors, climates

    Part 3

    TEHRAN — Everything that exists in this world including animals, plants, colors, objects, climatic conditions, places, etc. has a temperament (Mizaj).

  • An Iranian troupe performs during a ceremony to mark World Tourism Day at Tehran’s International Conference Center, September 19, 2017. 2017-09-26 21:21

    ‘Tourism brings hope, prosperity and understanding’

    TEHRAN – Tourism brings hope, prosperity and understanding to so many lives and livelihoods all over the world, says secretary general of the World Tourism Organization.

  • shahnaz ashkian 2017-09-26 09:24

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    ‘Women’s role not lesser than men’s in Sacred Defense’

    TEHRAN – Women’s role during the eight-year Sacred Defense, the resistance against Iraq’s invasion (1980-88), was surely not lesser, if not further, than men, Shahnaz Ashkian, a female war veteran, said, quoting Imam Khomeini the late founder of the Islamic Revolution as saying.

  •  A rare manuscript on display at the Malek National Library and Museum Institution 2017-09-26 09:20

    Iranian museums, historical sites to offer free entry on Sept. 27

    TEHRAN – Entry will be free to all historical sites and museums affiliated with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization on September 27 to mark the World Tourism Day.

  • A view of the Islamabad International Airport 2017-09-25 18:48

    Tehran-Islamabad direct flights projected to widen travel, business ties

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Kish Airlines carried out the maiden direct flight between Tehran and Islamabad last Tuesday, which is expected to open up a new chapter in bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan in terms of easing travels and business ties.

  • sobh-e rooyesh 2017-09-25 13:12

    New school year cherishes working children

    TEHRAN -- Sobh-e Rooyesh, a school for working children in Tehran, welcomed students on the first day of the school year on Saturday.

  • Clean air 2017-09-25 09:34

    Tehran air quality best in 3 years

    TEHRAN — Air quality in Tehran was the best in summer 2017 compared to the past two years.

  • Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance (r) Seyyed Ali Salehi and Minister of Cooperatives, labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei holds a number of children book during a ceremony on the first d 2017-09-24 17:30

    Iranian kindergartens start ‘book reading Mondays’

    TEHRAN – Preschoolers at kindergartens across Iran enjoy book reading sessions each Monday during the current Iranian academic year, which began on Saturday.

  • Rouhani rings back-to-school bell 2017-09-24 09:40

    Rouhani rings back-to-school bell

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani officially marked the beginning of 2017-18 school year by ringing the bell of a school in Tehran on Saturday.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017/09/24

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    What do you want to be in the future?

    In a general sense education is what prepares people for their future jobs. But does it?