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  • Increased tax on cigarette to improve public health 2018-03-17 19:39

    Increased tax on cigarette to improve public health

    TEHRAN – The increased tax on cigarette will generate 8 trillion rials (nearly $180 million) in the next [Iranian calendar] year 1397 (March 2018–March 2019) which will be invested in boosting public health, said the deputy health minister Ebrahim Golmakani.

  • Photo depicts the Veresk Bridge, a masonry arch railroad bridge in northern Iran. The 66-metre-long structure was nicknamed as that bridge of victory during World War II. 2018-03-17 19:39

    Iran seeks World Heritage listing for its railways

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body pursues possible inscription of cross-country railways, which includes arrays of bridges, stations and other historical monuments, on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2019.

  • Mauritanian Health and Social Affairs Minister Boubacar Kane 2018-03-17 10:07

    Mauritanian health minister visits Tehran

    TEHRAN – Mauritanian Health and Social Affairs Minister Boubacar Kane arrived in Tehran on Friday in a bid to boost cooperation with Iran in health sector, the official website of the Iranian Health Ministry reported.

  • Tehran’s waste production twice other cities: councilor 2018-03-17 10:06

    Tehran’s waste production twice other cities: councilor

    TEHRAN – Municipal waste generation in Tehran is twice as other megacities in the world, Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi said on Thursday as he visited the Aradkuh landfill in southern Tehran.

  • an unveiling ceremony of 46 new cars on Thursday 2018-03-16 19:29

    Tehran metro short of 1,300 cars: mayor

    TEHRAN — The Tehran metro is experiencing overcrowding as it is short of some 1,300 cars, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi said.

  • 3,500 families with disabled members get houses 2018-03-16 19:28

    3,500 families with disabled members get houses

    TEHRAN — Some 3,500 Iranian families with two or more physically challenged members were provided houses during the current Iranian calendar year, the Welfare Organization director Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey has said.

  • Mostoufi Al-mamalek, a Qajar-era garden in Northern Tehran 2018-03-16 19:04

    ‘110 hectares of gardens destroyed in Tehran in 3 years’

    TEHRAN — Some 110 hectares of gardens have been destroyed in the capital Tehran over the past three years, Tehran’s Deputy Mayor Hojjat Mirzaei said on Friday.

  • Peter Maurer, president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 2018-03-16 10:07

    We have intensified our relations with Iran: ICRC president

    TEHRAN — “Over years we have intensified our relations and cooperation with Iran,” says Peter Maurer, president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • The Saint Thaddeus Monastery, a World Heritage in West Azarbaijan province 2018-03-15 10:10

    West Azarbaijan hotels to offer special discounts in Noruz

    TEHRAN – Hotels across West Azarbaijan province of Iran will give special discounts to their foreign and domestic customers on the occasion of Noruz - the Iranian new year - starting March 21.

  • Tehran mayor resigns 2018-03-14 20:07

    Tehran mayor resigns

    TEHRAN – Councilor Majid Farahani on Wednesday confirmed the news about the resignation of Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi, saying the Tehran city council will discuss the issue in its first session in the next Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21.

  • Half a million police and relief forces on duty during Noruz 2018-03-14 20:06

    Half a million police and relief forces on duty during Noruz

    TEHRAN — Traffic police chief Taqi Mehri has said some half a million police and relief forces will stand on guard during Norouz holidays to fully enforce traffic regulations and provide relief and health services.

  •  Ships docked in the Sava River, Belgrade, Serbia 2018-03-14 20:06

    Iranian arrivals in Serbia on rise

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian arrivals in Serbia has increased over the past six months since the country allowed visa-free entry for visitors from Ira

  • Smugglers selling aquatic species face punishment: official 2018-03-14 20:05

    Smugglers selling aquatic species face punishment: official

    TEHRAN — Animal smugglers who sell aquatic species including emys, water snakes and Lorestan mountain newt will face punishment, chief of Tehran Department of Environment said on Wednesday.

  • An interior view of Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran 2018-03-14 20:05

    By Afshin Majlesi

    At Nasir al-Molk Mosque history meets arts

    TEHRAN – The atmospheric Nasir al-Molk Mosque, situated in Shiraz, southern Iran, has long been a prime destination for international and domestic travelers.

  • Physicist, cosmologist Stephan Hawking dies at 76 2018-03-14 10:03

    Physicist, cosmologist Stephan Hawking dies at 76

    World renowned theoretical physicist who made many discoveries in physics, mathematics, and cosmology, Stephan hawking, died at the age of 76 on Wednesday.

  • Charity foundation raises budget for children, pregnant, breastfeeding mums 2018-03-14 08:43

    Charity foundation raises budget for children, pregnant, breastfeeding mums

    TEHRAN — The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has boosted budget for underprivileged children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers who suffer from malnutrition, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars   2018-03-14 08:14

    Road accident losses cost Iran 7 to 11 billion dollars

    TEHRAN — Traffic-related accidents impose hefty costs of 7 to 11 billion dollars on Iran annually, the Majlis Research Center has announced, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Kaiser's mountain newt among 25th edition of UN endangered species stamps 2018-03-13 20:36

    Kaiser's mountain newt among 25th edition of UN endangered species stamps

    TEHRAN — Kaiser's mountain newt, also known as Lorestan mountain newt, was among the 25th edition of the United Nations endangered species stamps unveiled on March 2.

  • hearing impaired kids 2018-03-13 20:32

    Charity to raise fund for hearing impaired kids on Chaharshanbeh Suri

    TEHRAN – The Komak Charity Foundation has initiated a campaign under the title of ‘Kind Wednesday’ to encourage Iranians to provide cochlear implant (CI) for hearing-impaired kids instead of buying fireworks on Chaharshanbeh-Suri.

  • A view of Ferdows Garden, a historical complex located in northern Tehran. The complex dates back to the reign of the Qajar dynasty, and includes a mansion which houses the Cinema Museum of Iran. 2018-03-13 20:32

    Council bans construction of high-rise buildings in Tehran gardens

    TEHRAN — Construction of the towering buildings in gardens in the capital was prohibited by the Tehran city council on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported.

  • Mohammad Mosaddegh 2018-03-13 20:32

    Tehran city council names street after Mohammad Mosaddegh

    TEHRAN — Tehran city council has named Naft (oil) street after Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

  • A view of the historical Elgoli Park in Tabriz 2018-03-13 12:45

    Tabriz to host intl. conference on Silk Road archaeology

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Tabriz will play host to an international conference titled “Archaeology and Conservation along the Silk Road”, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire 2018-03-13 10:39

    Chaharshanbeh-Suri: Iran’s festival of fire

    TEHRAN – This evening, millions of Iranians will make bonfires at sunset and jump over the fire till midnight to observe Chaharshanbe-Suri, a week before Noruz, the New Year holidays.

  • noruz 2018-03-13 08:51

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Noruz sweeter with mama's plan

    TEHRAN – The fragrant smell of spring with Persian folk music playing in the background, family members happily pitching in cleaning the house accompanied by a cup of tea after a tough day, all describe a pleasant family atmosphere during the spring cleaning in one’s home.

  • Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a twitter message issued on Thursday honored women for their role to lead the global campaign against violence. 2018-03-12 22:10

    FM Zarif values women’s dignity

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a twitter message issued on Thursday honored women for their role to lead the global campaign against violence.

  • Artifacts are on display at the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair, Florence, Italy 2018-03-12 22:08

    Iranian artisans to show skills at Italian fair

    TEHRAN – Four top Iranian artisans will show their handicrafts at the 82nd edition of the International Handicrafts Trade Fair, which will be held at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence, from April 21 to May 1.

  • زنان کارآفرین 2018-03-12 22:05

    Interior Ministry sees 300% growth in female managers

    TEHRAN – There is a growth of 300 percent in the number of managerial positions for women in Interior Ministry, said Seyed Salman Samani, the ministry’s spokesman here on Thursday.

  • Farzaneh Sharafbafi 2018-03-12 22:02

    Female pilots to make debut in Iran Air

    TEHRAN – For the first time, the Iranian flag-carrier airline, Iran Air, also known as Homa, is set to recruit female pilots, said Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the CEO of Iran Air here on Sunday.

  • Lake Urmia water level increases 2018-03-12 08:39

    Lake Urmia water level increases

    TEHRAN – The level of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased thanks to releasing of water from dams and also good precipitation in the region.

  • Iran to provide insurance for its brown bears 2018-03-12 08:36

    Iran to provide insurance for its brown bears

    TEHRAN – Initial agreements have been reached with some Iranian insurance companies to cover the possible damages imposed by brown bears to locals, said Peiman Valizadeh, the executive secretary of the national committee for preserving brown bear affiliated to the Department of Environment.