• Tehran to host ICAPP conference 2018-01-31 08:37

    Tehran to host ICAPP conference

    TEHRAN – The 29th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) will be held in Tehran on February 2 and 3, attended by leaders and secretary generals of 40 political parties and organizations from 25 Asian countries.

  • heavy snow in Tehran 2018-01-30 20:48

    Believe it, we are water-bankrupt, says deputy environment chief

    TEHRAN – “I don’t know how to put this into words: we are living in a dry region, we are water-bankrupt and we should change our water consumption pattern accordingly,” deputy environment chief for human environment has said.

  • Pahlavi regime opposed freedom, religion: Ahmad Khatami 2018-01-30 11:08

    Pahlavi regime opposed freedom, religion: Ahmad Khatami

    TEHRAN – A senior cleric says the Pahlavi dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1925 to 1979, opposed freedom and religion, calling for raising public awareness about corruption in the Pahlavi regime as the ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is nearing.

  • Admiral urges formation of marine dept. in president office 2018-01-30 10:17

    Admiral urges formation of marine dept. in president office

    TEHRAN – Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, the managing director of the Marine Industries Organization run by the Defense Ministry, has suggested the establishment of a marine department in the office of the president. 

  • An undated photo depicts Iranian Zoroastrians encircling a huge open fire while celebrate their time-honored Sadeh festival in Tehran. 2018-01-30 10:17

    Sadeh: Zoroastrian reverence for mid-winter

    TEHRAN – This evening flocks of Iranian Zoroastrians come together to observe Sadeh festival, a time-honored celebration of mid-winter which this year falls on January 30.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-30 09:31

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Europe a bundle of contradictions on JCPOA

    Der Spiegel has recently published important news announced by diplomatic circles in Brussels. It said that Germany, France and Britain are aiming to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Diplomatic circles have told Der Spiegel that some Western powers intend to deal with Iran's alleged policy of “destabilizing the region”, as if the West hasn’t already up ended entire nations!

  • Skiers pose for a photo in Dizin resort 2018-01-29 19:44

    Life in the mountains: Skiing in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has long been an international destination for avid powder chasers during winter, while - in total contrast - its arid and semi-arid climate reaches sweltering levels in summer.

  • Warship sinks in Caspian Sea 2018-01-29 12:22

    Warship sinks in Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN – An Iranian destroyer that crashed into concrete wave breakers at a port in the Caspian Sea more than two weeks ago eventually sank into water on Sunday.

  • ‘Only 10% of Tehraners ready for earthquake’ 2018-01-28 19:32

    ‘Only 10% of Tehraners ready for earthquake’

    TEHRAN – Just around 10 percent of citizens in Tehran are prepared for earthquakes, the director of Tehran’s Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization said on Saturday.

  • Generous sky blankets Iran with heavy snow/ Photo by Tasnim/Masoud Shahrestani 2018-01-28 15:11

    Generous sky blankets Iran with heavy snow

    TEHRAN — Heavy snow has covered the Iranian capital, Tehran, and other cities in 17 provinces across the country.

  • Judiciary chief pledges to publicly name corrupt judges 2018-01-28 09:50

    Judiciary chief pledges to publicly name corrupt judges

    TEHRAN – Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has said that he will not “tolerate” any form of corruption in the judicial system, pledging to publicly name all judges that were involved in such practices.

  • Zanjani 2018-01-28 07:21

    Financial partners have not paid Babak Zanjani’s debt: oil minister

    TEHRAN – Foreign-based partners of Babak Zanjani, an Iranian billionaire and business magnate, had contacted the Judiciary vowing to pay his debt to the Oil ministry, but so far they have not made any payments, the oil minister announced on Saturday.

  • Isa Kalantari 2018-01-28 06:29

    Environment being sacrificed for auto industry: Kalantari

    TEHRAN — “Using job creation and domestic production as excuses no one can stop home grown, substandard car manufacturing in Iran and we are giving up citizens’ health and the environment for that,” Iran’s environment chief said.

  • adds Iranian currency 2018-01-28 05:52 adds Iranian currency, a world-famous online reservation company, has recently added Iran’s rial to its currency system to address what used to be a challenge of limited financial access, CHTN reported on Thursday.

  • Anzali wetland 2018-01-27 20:34

    Ramsar to host World Wetlands Day ceremony

    TEHRAN — Iran will mark the World Wetlands Day in a ceremony which is scheduled to be held in the northern city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

  • A file photo depicts Iranian children going a sightseeing tour  2018-01-27 20:31

    Tourist camps planned for children, young adults

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to set up tourist camps special for children and young adults across the country with the aim of fostering a wider tourism culture that entails the role of younger generations.

  • پیام رهبر انقلاب 2018-01-27 20:21

    Ayatollah Khamenei's message to university students in Europe

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Khamenei issued a message to participants attending the 52nd conference of the Islamic Union Association for Iranian Students in Europe. 

  • بشار اسد 2018-01-27 20:20

    Assad: Syria set on combating terrorism

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reiterated that Syria is bent on pushing ahead with counter-terrorism aided by friendly countries, namely Iran and Russia.

  • Iran builds thermal imaging infrared cameras 2018-01-27 10:12

    Iran builds thermal imaging infrared cameras

    TEHRAN – Domestic experts at Iran’s defense industry have managed to design and manufacture thermal imaging infrared cameras to be used for a range of anti-armor guided missile systems.

  • Dimming the light of sharks' life 2018-01-27 09:59

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dimming the light of sharks' life

    Sharks are hunters par excellence. They frequent a wide range of habitats. Most of sharks are magnificently designed. Multiple rows of replaceable triangular teeth, and also a battery of receptors that almost defy human comprehension, considered as the best tools for a precedent apex predator.

  • Air pollution from a different viewpoint: ‘Cars need clean air’ 2018-01-27 09:51

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Air pollution from a different viewpoint: ‘Cars need clean air’

    Air pollution is a knotty problem of the metropolises of Iran. Currently seeing the azure sky is a dream that seldom comes true.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-01-27 09:38

    Iran sympathizes with South Korea over fire incident

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday expressed sympathy with South Korea after a fire incident at a hospital in the country claimed the lives of at least 37 people.

  • Cleric: We want healthy cyberspace  2018-01-27 08:46

    Cleric: We want healthy cyberspace 

    TEHRAN – A senior cleric on Friday warned that the enemies are exploiting the internet and social media apps including Telegram and Instagram to hatch their conspiracies against Iran.

  • Mauritania interested to promote diplomatic ties to ambassadorial level 2018-01-27 07:31

    Mauritania interested to promote diplomatic ties to ambassadorial level

    TEHRAN – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritania has said that his country is ready to promote its diplomatic ties with Iran to the level of ambassador.

  • Hariri says he wants ‘best relationship’ with Iran 2018-01-26 20:38

    Hariri says he wants ‘best relationship’ with Iran

    TEHRAN – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he would like the “best relationship” with Iran, but added that Lebanon must deal with Iran.

  • Eshagh Al Habib 2018-01-26 20:38

    U.S., Israel whipping up hysteria over Iran: diplomat 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, Es’haq Al-e-Habib, on Thursday told the UN Security Council that the “U.S. and the Israeli regime prefer to resort, promote and spread Iran-phobia and this has become a kind of ongoing obsession and hysteria for them.”

  • Iran talk flags 2018-01-26 20:35

    Europe strongly supports Iran's nuclear deal: top EU lawmaker

    TEHRAN – A senior member of the European Parliament says the EU strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, calling for closer ties with Tehran within the framework of the landmark accord.

  • دیدار فرستاده ویژه سازمان ملل در امور یمن با علی شمخانی 2018-01-26 20:34

    Shamkhani: Weakening Iran is a ‘shattered dream’

    TEHRAN - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said efforts by enemies to weaken Iran or change its ruling system are just a “shattered dream”.

  • A poster for “Invasion” by director Shahram Mokri 2018-01-26 18:54

    “Invasion” from Iran joins Berlin Panorama lineup 

    TEHRAN – “Invasion” by the award-winning Iranian director Shahram Mokri will be screened in the Panorama section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.

  • Abdouallah Shahbazi 2018-01-26 12:07

    By Abdouallah Shahbazi

    Why has Iran been more important than Israel for the global plutocracy?

    Since the early 18th century and following the decline of the Safavid Dynasty, the plutocracy spawned by a Jewish network during the Persian Empire has been active. This has caused Iran to be a valuable nation in international commerce.