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  •  Ismail Najjar 2017-12-01 20:41

    Tehran earthquake preparedness ‘woefully low, unacceptable’, official warns

    TEHRAN — Earthquake preparedness in the city of Tehran is woefully ‘low’ and ‘unacceptable’, Ismail Najjar, head of the state-run National Disaster Management Organization said on Thursday.

  • TCCIMA 2017-12-01 20:38

    TCCIMA seeks stronger ties with Italy, Belgium

    TEHRAN – A delegation from Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) explored new avenues of cooperation with Italian and Belgian counterparts during the 2nd Iran-Italy business forum in Rome and Iran’s investment opportunities forum in Brussels.

  • Zanganeh 2017-12-01 20:38

    U.S. firms “main losers” of sanctions: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said U.S. energy firms are the main losers from the sanctions placed against his country.

  • Iranian navy 2017-12-01 20:34

    Iranian Navy escorted 4,000 ships in 9 years

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Navy has provided security for more than 4,000 local and foreign commercial ships over the past nine years, a navy commander said on Friday.

  • Foreign military build-ups won’t work in Afghanistan: Zarif 2017-12-01 20:32

    Foreign military build-ups won’t work in Afghanistan: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that the threat of extremist violence and terror requires the international community’s “resolute unified response”, emphasizing that terrorism in Afghanistan cannot be resolved through foreign military build-ups.

  • salehi 2017-12-01 20:31

    Halt to heavy water purchase is a U.S. problem: Iran’s Salehi

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Friday that it is the Trump administration’s problem for halting purchase of heavy water from Iran.

  • jahangiri 2017-12-01 20:31

    Iran-Russia cooperation in terror fight presents ‘successful model’, VP says

    TEHRAN – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Thursday that Iran-Russia cooperation in fighting terrorism is a “successful model” in the world, a reference to joint military actions against terrorists in Syria.

  • UN 2017-12-01 20:30

    Iran says cultural prejudice generates more hatred and violence

    Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs Layla Joneydi said on Thursday that cultural prejudice towards different cultures and religions generates more hatred and violence.

  • Romanian Ambassador Adrian Kozjacski 2017-12-01 20:27

    By Marjan Golpira

    Romania marks National Day in Tehran

    TEHRAN – To commemorate the anniversary of Romania National Day, otherwise known as Great Union Day, the Romanian ambassador to Tehran hosted a reception at his residence on Wednesday evening, November 28.

  • گروه بندی جام جهانی 2018 روسیه 2017-12-01 19:42

    Iran handed tough group in 2018 World Cup

    Iran national football team, known as Team Melli, have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup.

  • پرسپولیس - الاهلی عربستان - علی علیپور 2017-12-01 18:50

    Persepolis outclass Zob Ahan to move four points clear

    Persepolis football team earned a brilliant 4-0 victory over Zob Ahan in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

  • What’s in Tehran art galleries 2017-12-01 18:35

    What’s in Tehran art galleries

    * Sayeh Gallery is playing host to an exhibition of paintings by Sina Farajnejad.

  • NLAI 2017-12-01 18:34

    NLAI director meets Tajik culture minister in Dushanbe

    TEHRAN – The director of the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI), Ashraf Borujerdi, met with the Tajikistan Minister of Culture, Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda, in Dushanbe on Thursday.

  •  Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies 2017-12-01 18:33

    Iranian studies center opens in Georgia 

    TEHRAN -- An Iranian studies center named after Georgian Iranologist Magali Todua has been inaugurated at the Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Habibollah Chaichian 2017-12-01 18:30

    Poet Habibollah Chaichian dies at 94

    TEHRAN – Habibollah Chaichian, the Iranian poet who was mostly famous for his compositions on Prophet Muhammad (S) and his household, died of natural causes at his home in Tehran on Thursday. He was 94.

  • A troupe of thespians performs at the opening ceremony of 24th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults in Hamedan on November 30, 2017. (Mehr/Reza Zanganeh) 2017-12-01 18:29

    Hamedan intl. children’s theater festival opens 

    TEHRAN – The 24th edition of the International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults opened Thursday in Hamedan, Iran.

  • A poster for the Japanese cultural festival in Iran 2017-12-01 18:25

    Iran to host Japanese cultural festival

    TEHRAN – Two Iranian cities of Tehran and Kashan will be playing host to a Japanese cultural festival, which will open today at Tehran’s Arasbaran Cultural Center.

  • محمد بن سلمان ولیعهد عربستان 2017-12-01 14:10

    By M.A. Saki

    Saudi Arabia committing suicide 

    The new ruling family in Riyadh will likely push Saudi Arabia to the verge of collapse through impulsive and rash decisions. 

  • Parvz Homay 2017-12-01 13:45

    Mastan performs benefit concerts for Kermanshah quake victims

    Vocalist Parvz Homay (R) and a member of his ensemble Mastan are seen performing a benefit concert for the Kermanshah quake relief at the Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry in Tehran on November 28, 2017.  Mastan also repeated the performance on Wednesday night.  A massive earthquake hit the western Iranian region of Kermanshah on November 12 killing hundreds and injuring thousands. (Tehran Times/Masud Saki)

  • Ayatollah Khamenei visit's Martyr Majid Shahriari family 2017-12-01 13:42

    U.S. blocked nuclear medicines to Iran, Martyr Shahriari helped Iran produce them: Leader

    They wanted to do something to prevent radio-pharmaceuticals from reaching the people's hands. They wanted to create problems for the Islamic Republic. They used to say, "We will not sell these radio-pharmaceuticals". This was done with the purpose of closing our center in Tehran, but people like martyr Shahriari worked on it in a diligent way. The enemy was astonished.

  • Iran’s missile 2017-12-01 11:50

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    West missile policy against Iran

    TEHRAN _ Over the last few weeks, we have been witnessing the West making media and political tensions over Iran’s missile capabilities. This has been soared when ISIS came to an end in Iraq and Syria which means a great failure for the West. In a controversial speech delivered by Donald Trump as saying, Iran’s missile program as one of the pre conditions of the agreement should be on the table If the nuclear deal is due to remain. On the other hand, Macron the France president has expressed his concerns over Iran growing missile capabilities and called for a consensus to negotiate this issue. 

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2017-12-01 11:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump Administration trying to reduce benefits of JCPOA to Iran: ex-WH official

    TEHRAN - A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says “Since the IAEA has been finding Iran in compliance with the JCPOA at its declared nuclear sites, the only option open to opponents to the JCPOA is to raise the possibility of non-compliance at other sites.”

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2017-12-01 11:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    Logoglu: U.S. presence in Syria illegal in absence of UNSC mandate, Damascus invitation 

    TEHRAN _ Touching upon the U.S. and some countries military intervention in Syria, the senior member of Turkey’s Republican People's Party (CHP) Faruk logoglu says these interventions without the UNSC mandate and Syrian government’s invitation are illegal under international law. 

  •  An old woman is walking in the ruins of her house destructed by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake which hit Kerman on December 1.(Photo by Rahim Bani Asad Azad/ ISNA) 2017-12-01 09:49

    Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — A powerful quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Hejdak, a village in southeastern Iran, near the city of Kerman on Friday.

  • Iranian Army, IRGC vow to boost missile power 2017-11-30 21:00

    Iranian Army, IRGC vow to boost missile power

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps are ramping up efforts for closer coordination in line with national defense strategies and boosting military capabilities including upgrading missile deterrence, IRNA reported.

  • Gasoline quality test period slashed to a week 2017-11-30 19:02

    Gasoline quality test period slashed to a week

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has decreased the period of gasoline quality checks in eight metropolises from three months to a week.

  • Tehran denounces killing of Iranian-American man by U.S. police 2017-11-30 18:09

    Tehran denounces killing of Iranian-American man by U.S. police

    TEHRAN – Iran's High Council for Human Rights released a statement on Wednesday condemning the U.S. government for police brutality that led to the death of an American-born citizen of Iranian heritage.

  • German and Iranian restorers overhaul a piece of plasterwork at Charsou-Bozorg  2017-11-30 17:07

    Tehran’s Charsou-Bozorg under restoration after 40 years

    TEHRAN – A team of three Iranian and eight German restorers has commenced a project to bring Charsou-Bozorg – part of Tehran’s historic grand bazaar - back to its former glory. 

  • Over 36,000 Iranians living with HIV 2017-11-30 15:52

    Over 36,000 Iranians living with HIV: Health official

    TEHRAN — As per the latest statistics published by Iran’s Ministry of Health, 36,039 individuals were suffering from HIV in the country until late June, a health official has said.

  • SURTAN RITUAL 2017-11-30 15:08


    Colorful Iran: Surtan ritual for bride and groom

    In northern Mazandaran Province, neighbors and relatives of bride and groom hold Surtan ritual the night before wedding ceremony.