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  • People celebrated the Caspian Sea Day by holding a kite-flying festival last year on the Roudsar beach, Gilan province. 2017-08-12 19:33

    On the occasion of Caspian Sea Day

    TEHRAN — Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states celebrate Caspian Sea Day, August 12, annually to raise awareness about the environmental ramifications of human interference with this valuable ecosystem.

  • welfare organization 2017-08-12 08:59

    Welfare organization empowers breadwinner women

    TEHRAN – Some 180,000 breadwinner women across the country are currently supported by the State Welfare Organization, said Habibollah Masoudi-Farid, the deputy director of the organization.

  • Mohammad Ali Najafi 2017-08-11 19:12

    Najafi sole candidate for Tehran mayor

    TEHRAN — Mohammad Ali Najafi remains the sole candidate who is widely expected to take up the post of Tehran mayor in the coming days or possibly weeks.

  • water shortage 2017-08-11 06:17

    Official reveals main reasons for Iran water crisis

    TEHRAN – The current water crisis in Iran is resulted from some specific reasons which are rooted in population growth and mismanagement, said the deputy energy minister for water resources planning.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly during a meeting in Tehran on August 8, 2017. 2017-08-09 20:05

    Tehran, Astana seeking an upswing in tourism ties

    TEHRAN - Iranian and Kazak officials have called for stronger tourism ties especially in marine and medical spheres.

  • Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei in an undated photo 2017-08-09 19:05

    Health tourism could fetch Iran $7b a year

    TEHRAN – The Iranian minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare has said that the country has a potential to earn $7 billion in revenues through attracting one million health tourists on a yearly basis.

  • Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim 2017/08/08

    By Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim

    Trump’s new world order inadvertently making our planet great again

    As the U.S. pulls out of the Paris agreement, environmental governance might transform to deliver commitments

    Arguably one of the most unexpected events since the onset of the Trump administration’s unconventional policy reform is the United States backing out of the Paris Climate Agreement, severing alliances with world leaders tackling climate change.

  • indonesia 2017-08-08 00:59

    Tehran, Jakarta agree on cooperation in women’s affairs

    TEHRAN -- Zahra Pishgahi-Fard, the director general for human rights and women’s affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in her visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, visited Yohana Susana Yembise, the Indonesian minister of female empowerment and child protection.

  • An external view of the UNESCO-inscribed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran 2017-08-07 19:37

    Intl. officials surprised to see Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – Senior officials from sixteen countries visited the UNESCO-inscribed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran, expressing surprise at the architectural and artistic masterpieces of the historic complex.

  • Intl. Informatics Olympiad 2017-08-07 09:12

    Iran dismisses Israeli claim on Intl. Informatics Olympiad

    TEHRAN — In response to an Israeli tweet claiming winning four medals at the 29th International Informatics Olympiad (IOI 2017) in Tehran, the event’s spokesman dismissed claims of awarding any medals to Israeli contestants.

  • Tehran metro line 6 2017-08-06 19:39

    Tehran metro among ITA Tunneling Awards finalists

    TEHRAN —Tehran metro line 6 is among the four finalists at International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Tunneling Awards 2017 in the category of ‘major project of the year’.

  • mine blast 2017-08-06 14:56

    Mine blast in Iran leaves one dead, one injured

    TEHRAN — A blast occurred on Saturday night in a coal mine in northern Iran, leaving one dead and another injured.

  • Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical touris 2017-08-06 09:51

    Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran has signed agreements with 13 neighboring countries with the aim of developing and reorganizing its medical tourism sector.

  • A rider on horseback shows off his equestrianism skills during a local completion as musicians perform pieces of indigenous music in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on August 4, 2017. 2017-08-05 20:06

    Sanandaj hosts horseback competition

    A horseback rider shows off his equestrianism skills during a competition as musicians perform pieces of local music in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on August 4, 2017. Watched by hundreds of spectators, the competition was held in various sections for men and women.

  • International Olympiad in Informatics 2017 2017-08-05 18:07

    Iran ranks 4th at IOI 2017

    TEHRAN — Iran came in fourth at the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) which was held in Tehran from July 28 to August 4.

  • A view of Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden in northern Iran with its historical mansion in the foreground  2017-08-02 18:29

    Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden made national heritage site

    TEHRAN – The historical Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden in northern Mazandaran province has recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

  • International Biology Olympiad 2017-08-02 18:29

    Iranian students win medals at Intl. Biology Olympiad

    TEHRAN — Iranian students succeeded in winning several medals at the 28th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) which was held in the United Kingdom on July 23-30.

  • nature school 2017-08-02 18:16

    Iran’s 50th nature school inaugurated

    TEHRAN – The 50th nature school across Iran was inaugurated at Tehran’s Pardisan Park on Tuesday.

  • waxwing 2017/08/02

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Waxwing poaching in Iran on the rise

    Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Pardisan Park have been facing an immense number of wildlife illegal trades; unfortunately poaching and illegal trade is all-encompassing. Many species are added to the list of poaching currently, but waxwing poaching is unprecedented and the species is doomed to extinction.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/08/02

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Melancholic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    Part 2

    TEHRAN — According to the Iranian Islamic traditional medicine if one could identify the patient's temper, they would predict his/her health-related behaviors rather than predisposition and prognosis to different diseases, and select the best treatment.

  • healthcare reform plan 2017-08-01 17:14

    Mobile dental clinics to offer free services in deprived areas

    TEHRAN – In a ceremony held on Monday, eighty mobile dental clinics started to be dispatched to underprivileged areas across the country with the goal of providing people with free-of-charge services.

  •  An undated photo released by IRNA depicts people visiting the UNESCO-inscribed Qareh Klise (the Monastery of Saint Thaddeus) in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province. 2017-07-31 18:09

    Iran to restore its UNESCO-inscribed churches

    In line with the goal of jumpstarting the tourism industry, Iran has allotted some $370,000 to the restoration of the UNESCO-inscribed churches that are located in northwest of the country.

  • SUV for wheelchair users 2017-07-31 10:22

    Safer traffic rules, easier public transit for persons with disability

    TEHRAN — Safer traffic rules to ensure protection for people with disabilities and providing more accessible public transport for them are on agenda.

  • ROBO CUP 2017 2017-07-30 18:14

    Amirkabir University ranks 3rd at RoboCup 2017

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology ranked third at the RoboCup 2017 competitions in Nagoya, Japan.

  • A view of the time-honored gas station number 234 in downtown Tehran 2017-07-30 09:15

    Gas station in Tehran gets national heritage status

    TEHRAN – A relatively long-standing gas station in downtown Tehran has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List, bringing the number of Iran’s registered heritage sites to 31710, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Travelers sit overlooking the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. (Photograph: James Strachan/Getty/Robert Harding World Imagery) 2017-07-30 07:14

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, cozy and symmetrical

    TEHRAN – The 17th century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, central Iran, is one of the architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture.

  • renewable energies 2017-07-29 17:01

    Iranian cabinet adopts macro strategy to fulfill Paris Agreement

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers has devised and adopted a new macro strategy on energy to fulfill Paris Agreement by maximizing energy efficiency and lowering greenhouse gasses emission, environment chief said on Friday.

  • majlis 2017-07-28 19:06

    Majlis mulling to ease passport rules for women

    TEHRAN -- The Iranian parliament (Majlis) is considering a bill that would facilitate the procedure of passport issuance for female athletes, scientists, and traders, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • earthquake 2017-07-28 19:06

    Magnitude 4.7 quake leaves 16 injured

    TEHRAN — An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck Nahavand, the central-western province of Hamedan, on Friday morning, leaving 16 injured.

  • Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei is breaking ground for the first women-only beach in Qeshm island. 2017-07-28 18:50

    Ground broken for first women-only beach in Qeshm Island

    TEHRAN — Construction of the first women-only beach in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm, southern province of Hormozgan, started on Thursday.