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  • Yukiharu Kobayashi (L), Ko Goto, and Ryoji Takahashi 2017-12-20 09:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Build back better’, key to reduce disaster risk

    TEHRAN — ‘Building back better’ would definitely help reduce disaster risk in the future, Ko Goto, director of disaster risk reduction group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said on Tuesday.

  • Kermanshah quake 2017-12-20 08:48

    Leader orders allocation of $200m for Kermanshah quake victims

    TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei approved withdrawal of $200 million from the National Development Fund to assist Kermanshah quake victims, Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday.

  • An undated photo depicts previously excavated parts of the Great Wall of Gorgan in northern Iran. 2017-12-19 09:11

    Archaeologists resume work on Great Wall of Gorgan

    TEHRAN – The seventh archaeological season on the Great Wall of Gorgan has recently kicked off to shed new light on the gigantic monument stretched in northern Iran.

  • Marivan celebrates becoming world city of handicrafts 2017-12-19 09:10

    Marivan celebrates becoming world city of handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Marivan on Monday celebrated receiving an international status as the city of Kalash, a particular lightweight and breathable footwear.

  • veggie diet 2017-12-19 06:43

    Remedies of Iranian traditional medicine for days of pollution

    TEHRAN - Never-ending air pollution in Tehran and other metropolises of Iran is nothing new. According to the Iranian traditional medicine, fresh and healthy air is one of the principals for healthy lifestyle.

  • Teenage girl hailed a hero for rescuing baby sister 2017-12-17 18:54

    Teenage girl hailed a hero for rescuing baby sister

    TEHRAN — 13-year-old Haniyeh is her family’s hero by risking her life to save her baby sister from approaching death during Kermanshah strong quake.

  • Golestan National Park 2017-12-17 08:27

    $7.5m earmarked for Golestan National Park

    National parks budget raised by threefold

    TEHRAN – The budget of Golestan National Park, northern Iran, will rise to 300 billion rials (nearly $7.5 million) in the next Iranian calendar year, starting March 21, 2018.

  • Kaveh Madani (L) and Shamshad Akhtar (C) 2017-12-17 07:33

    Iran highlights sand, dust storms in Asia-Pacific Carbon Forum

    TEHRAN — Iran has once again remarked the importance of addressing sand and dust storms on the international scale, ISNA reported.

  • Wax effigies are seen at the Rehnan historical bathhouse in Isfahan, central  Iran 2017-12-16 21:08

    Wider tourism scene projected for Isfahan

    TEHRAN – Isfahan authorities are seeking a wider tourism scene for the ancient city, which was once the seat of power in Persia and a top tourism destination now.

  • Lake Urmia 2017-12-16 10:22

    BY Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Budget deficiency is holding back Lake Urmia complete restoration

    TEHRAN —Lake Urmia, once called a symbol of Azari identity, dubbing it “the turquoise solitaire of Azerbaijan”, is on the road to ruin and the officials blame it on budget constraint.

  • Przewalskis horse 2017-12-16 10:18

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zoos seen as saviors of endangered animals

    Zoos can effectively work together to conserve some of the endangered animals. Zoos have the necessary knowledge and experience in animal care, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, reproductive biology, and genetics to establish captive animal populations of endangered animals.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/12/16

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    The importance and specifications of "Akhlat"- Yellow bile

    TEHRAN — According to the sayings of prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the twelve Shia imams ‘abstaining’, not consuming food and drinks which are not good for us, and heeding other environmental factors are the keys to health.

  • Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran 2017-12-13 20:17

    Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran

    TEHRAN – Arrays of harmonious sun-scorched domes, well-preserved and richly-ornamented facades and interiors and, above all, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility have all made the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble a must-see stopover for travelers to the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran. 

  • Ebrahimi Dinani 2017-12-13 12:34

    By Sara Faraji / Somaye Rezaei

     Mind is not awake without questioning

    We are lagging behind because we do not read philosophy

    TEHRAN _  In keeping with our genial and friendly conversations with the Outstanding Scholars of Philosophy (Chehreh-ye Mandegar), we intended to talk to Gholam Hossein Ebrahimi Dinani about his memoires, his school days at the Hojatieh School in Qom, his relationship and association with Toshihiko Izutsu, Henry Corbin and other outstanding philosophers. However, our interview changed direction and we talked about other issues.

  • Iran, Netherlands 2017-12-13 12:15

    Iran, Netherlands seek increased environmental co-op 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment chief Isa Kalantari held a meeting in Tehran on Monday with Dutch ambassador Susanna Terstal, discussing ways to boost environmental cooperation. 

  • کاوه مدنی 2017-12-13 11:56

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘We have damaged the environment and we have to do something about it’

    Environment has no boundary: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN — No political boundaries matter when it comes to the environment, said the Iranian deputy environment chief Kaveh Madani. 

  • behroozi 2017-12-12 11:03

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Stay-at-home or back-to-work?

    If you know the definite answer to this question, you are either not a working woman or not have a baby yet! From the moment the tiny figures touch my skin, all straight answers vanished into thin air.

  • An undated photo shows a rock climber ascending the frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan Razavi province, northeast Iran. 2017-12-11 20:28

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Akhlamad retains charm in winter

    TEHRAN – Though not a water-rich country, Iran still boasts a considerable number of waterfalls and cascades that are fairly popular amongst domestic sightseers.

  • letter 2017-12-11 20:25

    Appointing female deputies not a remedy for women’s problems: activists

    TEHRAN – A group of female social activists in an open letter addressing national policymakers criticized recent appointments of women to government posts as a symbolic move which would be no remedy for various problems women are facing in the country.

  • budget 2017-12-11 20:25

    Women’s share of budget bill increases by 30%

    TEHRAN – The proposed national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1397, starting on March 21, 2018, has allocated 210 billion rials ($5.25 million) for women’s affairs, an increase of 30 percent year on year.

  • First VP proposes a roadmap to decrease road crashes 2017-12-10 18:35

    First VP proposes a roadmap to decrease road crashes

    TEHRAN — Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has tasked the transport ministry with formulating a time-bound roadmap to decrease the number of road crashes in the country.

  • Persian garment embellishment 2017-12-10 10:54

    Embellish your garments in Persian style

    TEHRAN – Embellishment is an essential part of Iranian traditional dresses in each part of the country. During history, embellishing clothes manifested social class, financial situation and even the tribe of the person wearing it.

  • 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.

  • 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 Shah-Abbasi caravanserai in Rey 2017-12-09 20:53

    Rey’s Shah-Abbasi caravanserai restored

    TEHRAN – A six-month rehabilitation project has brought a Shah-Abbasi caravanserai back to its former glory in Rey, a historical city in Tehran province.

  • A general view of Rab’-e Rashidi in Tabriz, northwest Iran 2017-12-09 20:53

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for Rab’-e Rashidi

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body keeps an eye on possible inscription of the ruins of Rab’-e Rashidi, an educational complex dating back to the 14th century, on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2025.

  •  An interior view of Cafe Naderi in downtown Tehran 2017-12-09 20:52

    Cafe Naderi maintains integrity with big dose of nostalgia

    TEHRAN – Any move to split or transform premises of the nostalgic Cafe Naderi, an erstwhile hangout for intellectuals and literati in downtown Tehran, has been thwarted.

  • Mohammad Ali Esfahani 2017-12-08 20:25

    By Marjan Golpira

    Iranian entrepreneur leading an online exotic plant store

    With grand aspirations of becoming a successful entrepreneur, Mohammad Ali Esfahani has ventured into the field of commerce by operating a unique online store that offers exotic carnivorous plants, for sale.

  • Iranian horse-riding game, kamancheh arts win world heritage status 2017-12-08 15:08

    Iranian horse-riding game, kamancheh arts win world heritage status

    TEHRAN – Iran’s "Chogan, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling", won the UNESCO world heritage status on Thursday, while “the art of crafting and playing with Kamancheh” gained the tag jointly with Azerbaijan.

  • A view of a Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage in downtown Tehran 2017-12-06 20:23

    Centuries-old Indian offerings on show at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – A collection of exquisite Indian offerings to monarchs and courtiers of Qajar era [1785 to 1925] is on display at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.