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  • Arasbaran protected area in ٍEast Azarbaijan province 2018-04-27 20:19

    Cadaster to help save national land areas from land grabbers

    TEHRAN — Initiating cadaster in Iran would save national land areas from land grabbers, an official at Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • telegram 2018-04-27 20:18

    Iran starts restricting Telegram messenger

    TEHRAN – In an official statement released by the Iran's Supreme National Cyberspace Council, the local content delivery network (CDN) servers, which host Telegram content, are being shut down in the country.

  • Iranian startup 2018-04-27 11:20

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Iranian startup enchanting market: Water-friendly saffron shopping

    An online marketing and an enchanting shopping! An Iranian startup provides the chance for you to buy your saffron from the farmer you want, get in touch with him or her and involve in sustainable development.

  • Euracian lynx/Photo by Amin Mirzaee 2018-04-27 09:55

    by Farnaz Heidari

    Detailed action plan prerequisite for conservation of lynxes in Iran

    Lynx is the animal that conservationists have distinguished as an indication of an intact environment. Now, some groups of dedicated conservationists are working to save the wild populations in natural ecosystems.

  • Alisadr Cave, a famous karst aquifer 2018-04-26 13:16

    Iran in pursuit of karst water resources

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities are going to study some regions across the country which have high potentials for having karst aquifers and determine the possibility of exploiting such groundwater resources.

  • Tabriz gets ‘Islamic tourism capital’ status  2018-04-26 13:13

    Tabriz gets ‘Islamic tourism capital’ status 

    Tourism paves way for collaboration with the world: Rouhani

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the expansion of tourism paves the way for constructive collaboration with the world and leads nations to gain a correct understanding of their history. 

  • Most of Iran’s old schools are in Tehran: official 2018-04-25 09:03

    Most of Iran’s old schools are in Tehran: official

    TEHRAN – The highest number of old and dilapidated schools in Iran are in the capital, Tehran, said director general of Tehran education department, adding that some of the schools are 80 to 100 years old.

  • A file photo depicts Iranian potteries 2018-04-25 09:00

    Iranian handicrafts on show at Florence fair

    TEHRAN – Varied collections of Iranian handicrafts are on display at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair, which is currently underway at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence.

  • Tehran, Sofia eye increased environmental co-op 2018-04-25 08:59

    Tehran, Sofia eye increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Bulgarian officials held in meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on environmental issues.

  • Statistics from WHO showing deaths from noncommunicable diseases in 2012 per million persons. The redder a country is the more are the number of deaths pertaning to NCDs. 2018-04-24 21:06

    Iran envisages reducing premature deaths caused by NCDs

    TEHRAN — Adopting World Health Organization’s (WHO) Package of Essential Non-communicable (PEN), Iran is anticipating reduction of premature deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025.

  • Flood hits 7 provinces, claims 3 lives 2018-04-24 17:48

    Flood hits 7 provinces, claims 3 lives

    TEHRAN – Heavy rainfall on Monday caused flooding in 7 provinces and unfortunately, claimed 3 lives, said head of Rescue and Relief Organization, Morteza Salimi.

  • Tehran city council 2018-04-24 17:29

    Councilors resume talks to elect new mayor for Tehran

    TEHRAN — Following the resignation of Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi on April 10, councilors have resumed talks on finding the best person to take up the post.

  • e-government 2018-04-24 14:23

    SIMAC can help combat land grabbing: minister

    TEHRAN -- Iran’s Real Estate Integrated Suite (with Persian acronym of SIMAC) has a crucial role in combating land grabbing, the communication and information technology minister has said.

  • fintech 2018-04-24 14:23

    University of Tehran supports banking, insurance startups

    TEHRAN -- The science and technology park of University of Tehran supports startups and welcomes novel ideas in the field of banking and insurance, said Abbas Zarei, head of the science and technology park.

  • energy startup 2018-04-24 14:22

    ‘Startups play great role in energy ecosystem’

    TEHRAN -- Startups and technology accelerators play a great role in energy ecosystem, Sirus Vatankhah, an official with the vice president’s office for science and technology affairs has said.

  • Far Eastern curlew 2018-04-23 20:36

    Wetlands destruction the main threat to curlews

    TEHRAN – Destruction of wetlands, especially in Asia, is the main threat to curlews’ lives, said director general for aquatic wildlife office of the Department of Environment.

  • Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption 2018-04-23 20:35

    Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption

    TEHRAN – The Iranian administration will take the final decision by late June on approving a previously drafted regulations which aim to decrease the use of plastic bags in the country, an official with the Department of Environment has said.

  • games 2018-04-23 19:45

    Iran set to revive Women's Islamic Games: sports minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is making attempts to revive the Women's Islamic Games, were an international multi-sport event started in 1993, said Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar here on Saturday.

  • A woman is carrying a gallon of water on her head taken from a well located outside a village in the southwestern province of Kerman in May 2017. People in drought-stricken areas should sometimes walk a fairly long distance to obtain potable water for everyday use. (Photo by Vahid Abdi/Tehran Times) 2018/04/23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Things are changing: "Wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    This is not new, our country is situated in an arid and semi-arid area, and we all know what it means: Iran is not normally defined as a wet country.

  • President Hassan Rouhani 2018-04-22 17:24

    Celebrities, green activists demand Rouhani to cast light on case of detained environmentalists

    TEHRAN — More than 700 Iranian celebrities and environmentalists have signed a letter calling on President Hassan Rouhani to legally shed light on the case of 13 environmental activists arrested on espionage charges some 90 days ago.

  • Foreign travelers look at historical relics on show at the National Museum of Iran, downtown Tehran. 2018-04-22 10:02

    Tehran’s main museums to collect entire revenues

    TEHRAN – Four major museums in Tehran, which were obliged to deposit a percentage of their revenues to government funds, now collect all their earnings.

  • Iran sees Russian language an option to end English monopoly 2018-04-21 19:46

    Iran sees Russian language an option to end English monopoly

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering Russian language as an option among other languages to be added to its educational curriculum, aiming to end the monopoly of English as the second language on schools, Tasnim quoted Education Minister Mohammad Bat'haei as saying on Friday.

  • 18 wetlands totally drained in Iran: deputy environment chief 2018-04-21 19:43

    18 wetlands totally drained in Iran: deputy environment chief

    TEHRAN — Some 18 wetlands in Iran are completely dried up and some 24 are in critical condition, deputy chief of the Department of Environment, Masoud Tajrishi, has said.

  • Waste management, bane of life for Tehraners 2018-04-21 19:42

    Waste management, bane of life for Tehraners

    TEHRAN — Waste management has set alarm bells ringing for the residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, the head of Tehran province’s department of environment said on Friday.

  • Rangers wounded in armed conflict with poachers 2018-04-21 19:42

    Rangers wounded in armed conflict with poachers

    TEHRAN — Three rangers were wounded in an armed conflict with poachers in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the provincial department of environment announced on Saturday.

  • Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition 2018-04-21 12:03

    Iran intl. oil show to host start-up demo days

    TEHRAN – A start-up demo days will be held on the sidelines of the 23rd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, which will be held on May 6-9 in Tehran.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/04/21

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Iranian traditional medicine: Eat a varied, well-balanced diet

    Over the previous articles the broad definition of the temperaments (Mizaj in Persian), their specifications, food and drinks producing the four humors, also called ‘Akhlat’ in Persian, in the body or formation of excessive amounts of the humors in the body leading to mal-temperament or Sou-e Mizaj, and most importantly healthy lifestyle tips suiting people with different temperaments were given.

  • cyberspace 2018-04-20 19:42

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Doors open in cyberspace, please come in!

    Have you ever tracked the amount of time you spend online? For me, it all started with installing a time-tracking app on my smartphone. It tracks minutes I spend on various sites or applications and the result was appalling! Logging 70 times in the messaging apps in less than two hours… and it was not very different for others when I asked them to install the application on their phones as well.

  • سورنا ستاری 2018-04-20 19:40

    Iranian startups cut out the middlemen: VP

    TEHRAN – Startups make customers satisfied through offering services with reasonable prices by cutting out the middlemen, the vice president for science and technology has said.

  • Sanchi oil tanker investigations will be through by late May: MP 2018-04-20 19:38

    Sanchi oil tanker investigations will be through by late May: MP

    TEHRAN — Investigations uncovering the real causes of Sanchi oil tanker tragic incident in which the tanker burned and sank off the coast of China on January 6 will be completed by late May, MP Mohammad Reza Rezaei has said.