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  • Gahar Lake 2017-07-05 12:41

    Gahar Lake convenes environment lovers

    TEHRAN - Environment lovers and environmentalists from around Iran gathered together on Wednesday at Gahar Lake, a freshwater lake located on the slopes of Oshtorankuh Mountain, western Lorestan province.

  • ECO 2017-07-05 09:17

    Tehran to host ECO workshop on combating desertification

    TEHRAN -- The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) secretariat in Tehran will hold a project development consultation workshop on combating on July 5-6.

  • Intl. conference on dust storms gets underway in Tehran 2017-07-04 20:19

    Intl. conference wraps 2nd day with Tehran Ministerial Declaration

    TEHRAN – Ministers and high-level representatives participating in the UN-backed International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms in Tehran (July 3-5) wrapped up its second day with the Tehran Ministerial Declaration, agreeing to “cooperate on combating SDS at sub-regional regional, and international levels.”

  • Ataturk Dam 2017-07-04 19:20

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran holds Turkey partly accountable for dust storms; Turkey denies

    TEHRAN — Sand and dust storms (SDS) usually occur when strong winds lift large amounts of sand and dust from bare, dry soil into the atmosphere.

  • prize 2017-07-03 20:24

    “Women in Science” award to honor leading researchers

    TEHRAN -- The first “Women in Science” award is to be granted to prominent female researchers in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20, 2018).

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz 2017/07/03

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Can Iran lead a global fight against dust storms?

    High-level international delegations meet in Tehran to discuss anthropogenic dust bowls as a global environmental threat

    In the last two years, the UN passed four resolutions on sand and dust storms in an attempt to facilitate a global political will to tackle this pressing environmental problem.

  • ثبت یونسکو 2017-07-03 18:35

    Iran takes step closer to register new World Heritage sites

    TEHRAN - Iran is further moving towards possible inscription of two new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list as it has recently submitted associated dossiers to the famed international organization.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-07-02 19:50

    UNESCO starts assessing Iran’s Yazd for World Heritage

    TEHRAN - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Sunday commenced assessing 35 nominees, including Iran’s historical city of Yazd, for possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

  • Tehran 2017-07-02 19:48

    Who is going to run for mayor of Tehran?

    TEHRAN - When the pro-reform candidates for the fifth Tehran city council election on May 19 captured all 21 seats, speculations ran rife as who would be chosen the capital’s next mayor.

  • global waming 2017/07/02

    By Iman Babaeian

    Consequences of global warming over Iran and the Middle Eastern countries

    Two-hundred years following the Industrial Revolution, the density of greenhouse gases including CO2 has increased to an unprecedented level compared to the past 800,000 years.

  • A view of Meybod’s traditional Kalar cistern, the adobe water reservoir is surmounted by several wind towers. 2017-07-02 08:51

    Iran pursues World Heritage listing for Meybod

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is following up on possible inscription of the central city of Meybod, Yazd province, and its cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2020.

  •  A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-07-01 19:36

    Explore fascinating wonders of Iran with The Telegraph tours

    TEHRAN – The Telegraph in close collaboration with Wild Frontiers is set to embark on all-inclusive package tours to Iran in 2018 in a manner that offers sightseers a deeper soaking up into the history and culture of the ancient land.

  • قشم ایر 2017-06-30 17:14

    Iran’s Qeshm Air starts Tehran-Brussels nonstop flights

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Qeshm Air on Tuesday launched its maiden weekly direct flight connecting Tehran to Brussels with a return leg set to be operated on the same date.

  • بیماریهای غیرواگیر 2017-06-30 15:43

    Iran on a fast-track to beating noncommunicable diseases: WHO

    Since the 1960s, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s urban population has tripled and life expectancies have risen. This, however, has increased people’s exposure to tobacco, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity – among the main risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes.

  • sand and dust storm 2017-06-28 21:30

    Tehran to host Intl. Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms

    TEHRAN — In a global effort toward mitigating effects of sand and dust storms Tehran will host the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms on July 3-5.

  • A general view of Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia 2017-06-28 21:28

    World Cup expected to draw many Iranians to Russia

    TEHRAN – The 2018 FIFA World Cup is anticipated to lure many Iranian fans to Russia as Iran national team has been qualified for the prestigious event which will be held next year.

  • Iran event to address shielding cultural heritage against terrorism 2017-06-28 21:24

    Iran event to address shielding cultural heritage against terrorism

    TEHRAN – Ways to maximize protection of cultural heritage and museums against terrorism or in wartime will be scrutinized at the International Council of Museums Asia-Pacific Alliance Conference and General Assembly, which will be held in the southeastern Iranian city of Chabahar in autumn.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/28

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle

    Part 1

    Temperament or Mizaj is referred to four different conditions differentiating individuals physically and mentally and as a result, proposing different preventive measures for their diseases or wellbeing.

  • A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. 2017-06-25 13:21

    Subterranean settlement holds secrets of life in west-central

    A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. Some human remains are also seen in the pictures released by on April 10, 2017.

  • water stress 2017-06-25 13:16

    Six metropolises, 289 cities facing water stress

    TEHRAN — Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday.

  • organ donation 2017-06-25 13:16

    Donors bring 12 children back to life over Ramadan

    TEHRAN — Over the holy fasting month of Ramadan (May 27-June 25), brain dead organ donors restored 12 children lives by donating their hearts at Tehran’s Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  •  A view of Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Kerman province 2017-06-23 10:36

    NGOs helping restore historic sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of historical places scattered across the southern province of Kerman has been or being restored to their heyday glory by the assistance of non-governmental organizations, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (R) presents a gift to Vietnam’s Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach in Tehran, June 20, 2017. 2017-06-23 10:36

    Iran eyes boost in marine, agritourism co-op with Vietnam

    TEHRAN – Iran is interested in ramping up cooperation with Vietnam in the areas of marine traveling and agritourism, ISNA reported.

  • fundraising 2017-06-23 10:35

    Iranian fundraisers donate $15m to free prisoners

    TEHRAN -- A total of 600 billion rials (nearly $15 million) has been collected since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Iran to help free prisoners who had committed involuntary crimes.

  • An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic visitors to the ruins of Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran. 2017-06-21 17:32

    Iran sets sights on 6.5m foreign tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to draw some 6.5 million foreign travelers by the end of the current calendar year 1396 (March 20, 2018), though the country’s tourism infrastructure and public services are in need to be improved, a senior tourism official said on Monday.

  • World Refugee Day 2017-06-20 14:49

    World Refugee Day commemorates strength, courage, and perseverance of refugees

    June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

  • chak-chak 2017-06-20 09:43

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrians hold Pir-e Sabz congregational pilgrimage

    Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over the country gathered in the city of Yazd to hold congregational pilgrimage of Pir-e Sabz, also called Chak-Chak.

  • oil 2017-06-19 17:59

    Iran's oil industry paves way for capable women

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has issued an order, paving the way for women with high capabilities to boost presence in the oil industry.

  • White-headed ducks/ Photo by Mohammadreza Masoud 2017/06/19

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White-headed ducks fall into drastic decline

    Long-term population declines for the white-headed duck have recently intensified in Iran as a result of habitat loss at the key sites such as Fars Province, Sistan Province, Lake Gurigöl and also south of Lake Urmia.