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  • Tehran’s traffic scheme 2018/01/10

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    The hot debate of revising Tehran’s traffic scheme

    The newly proposed scheme for traffic restricted zones put forward by Tehran Municipality to replace the current traffic scheme has led to a series of debates both among officials and the public.

  • نفتکش 2018-01-10 08:52

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Renewing oil tankers fleet a “must” for Iran

    The collision of an Iranian oil tanker with a Chinese freight vessel has been at the top of news headlines in many energy news agencies this week.

  • Child brides, sufferers of the lost childhood 2018/01/09

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Child brides, sufferers of the lost childhood

    TEHRAN – Katayoon was playing with other girl children at the yard when her mother called her in. Katayoon knew that they have guests that day, her aunt and her family.

  • Donald Trump" and "Emmanuel Macron 2018-01-09 09:41

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Trump and Macron complementary roles

    The joint nuclear game of Washington and Paris

    TEHRAN - The evidences show that "Donald Trump" and "Emmanuel Macron", the presidents of the United States and France, have sought to redefine the "White House Policy towards the JCPOA". In last September and during the United Nations General Assembly, we saw the cooperation of Washington and Paris on how to deal with the nuclear accord.

  • Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks 2018/01/08

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks

    The consistent air pollution disrupting the lives of citizens of metropolises in Iran during recent months has made officials to reappraise the idea of altering academic calendar for schools in some parts of the country.

  • Ghaderi 2018-01-07 09:20

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    What is Nikki Haley looking for?

    TEHRAN - During her presence in the United Nations, the United States representative at the UN has started a full-blown opposition to the Iranian nation.

  • Austria 2018-01-06 10:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The rise of right-wing extremists in Europe

    TEHRAN - The formation of the Austria's coalition government has become a major challenge for other political parties and political groups in Europe. Even in some cases, the presence of the right-wing extremist and the party called "Liberty" in the Austrian government are considered as a constant super-challenge for the Green Continent.

  • Rudkhan Castle, called Qal’eh Rudkhan in Persian, is an ancient a military fortress situated in northern province of Gilan which is now a tourist destination especially during new year or summer holid 2018/01/06

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Redefining public holidays, weekends: how efficient is that?

    The notion of “too many public and unofficial holidays” in Iran has always been a matter of controversy among lawmakers and decision making bodies in the country but despite all the arguments no decisive action has been actually taken so far.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2018-01-05 12:29

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Protests in Iran: Co-opting the people’s expression of religious democracy

    “The most important instance of freedom is to be able to choose one’s own destiny.” —Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

  • 2016 E-Government Development Index provided by the UN; the greener a country is the more advanced they are in implementing e-government 2018/01/05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    E-government promotes empowerment and inclusion in society

    Electronic government (or e-government) is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) to government functions and procedures with the purpose of increasing efficiency, transparency and citizen participation.

  • saki 2018-01-03 11:15

    By M.A. saki

    Trump, stop nonsense

    Certain U.S. officials, particularly President Donald Trump, have been trying hard to misuse the protest rallies in Iran.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • IME 2018-01-01 19:53

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Guaranteed price for wheat to elevate agriculture

    Following the successful implementation of the plan for offering barley and corn in Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) at guaranteed price instead of the guaranteed purchase of these grains by the government, which brought satisfaction for both farmers and the government, Iran carried out this plan also for wheat.

  • The tangled web of air pollution in Tehran 2018/01/01

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The tangled web of air pollution in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Air pollution, the recurring nightmare of Tehraners from which there is no waking, is a complicated saga of the busy capital of Iran.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-01 08:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi 

    How Takfiri thinking found way to Europe?

    TEHRAN - When European countries, played a facilitating and complementary role in the regional war which its scenario was written by the Arabic-American and Zionist troika, which led to the destabilization of the inhabitants of Southwest Asia, in particular the two countries of Iraq and Syria, they never thought that they should soon expect a terrible storm.

  • market 2017-12-31 22:13

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Official statistical figures vs. Iranians’ economic conditions

    According to the latest report released by the Statistical Center of Iran (SCI), in the first half of the current fiscal year (March 21-September 22), the country’s economy grew by 5.6 percent, while the figure, without taking into account oil production, stood at 6 percent, compared to last year's corresponding period. The state-run body also put the inflation rate for the 12-month period ended on the last day of the ninth Iranian calendar month of Azar (December 21) at 8 percent, compared to the same period in the preceding year.

  • An adult literacy course 2017/12/29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Literacy is a right and a means of gaining other rights

    TEHRAN — Literacy, a benchmark for social and economic progress, is a right and a channel for achieving other rights.

  • trump 2017-12-27 10:28

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump is accelerating decline of U.S. global influence

    During the past decades after the world war and disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the world has been dominated by the U.S. in terms of politics, military and economy. 

  • A view of the city of Bam, rocked by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake 14 years ago, Photo by IRNA 2017-12-27 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    On the occasion of 2003 Bam earthquake

    Fourteen years after a deadly quake hit the city of Bam in the southeastern province of Kerman once again deep-seated fear of devastating quakes has gripped people all over the country.

  • car imports 2017-12-26 21:22

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Government not determined on new car-import regulations

    In late June, the Iranian government shut down the online auto import registration system saying that the import regulations are being revised.

  • Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women 2017-12-26 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

    TEHRAN — While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.

  • Traffic in Tehran 2017-12-25 09:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Tehran traffic schemes: Does anyone think twice about air pollution?

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has resumed talks over the past few days concentrating on altering traffic schemes to ease congestion and abating air pollutions.

  • single-window 2017-12-24 20:50

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Single-window a key achievement for Iran’s cross-border trade

    The single-window system is a trade facilitation idea enabling cross-border traders to submit regulatory documents at a single location and/or single entity. Such documents are typically customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, and other supporting documents such as certificates of origin and trading invoices.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-22 20:55

    By Stuart Littlewood

    Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

    "Outlaws trying to dictate the law" used gutter tactics to threaten UN member states that dared "disrespect" America's crazed foreign policy

  • Tehran air pollution 2017/12/22

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Band-aid solutions won’t resolve underlying causes of air pollution

    TEHRAN — Air pollution is one of the most discussed issues in Iran especially over the cold seasons when metropolises go through lengthy pollution spells.

  • Port 2017-12-20 20:47

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran in urgent need of railway connected ports

    While ports are the main places where the commodities enter and exit from Iran, just four ports in the country are connected to the railway network and railway accounts for just 14 percent of transportation from and to the ports.

  • air pollution 2017-12-18 10:25

    By M.A. Saki

    Populist approaches won’t solve air pollution

    Metropolises in Iran are grappling with air pollution. Sometimes air pollution in Tehran with about 10 million population reaches a dangerous toxic level.  

  • Unemployment 2017-12-17 21:18

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Unemployment 'extremely serious challenge' in Iran

    In a TV program on Saturday night, Masoud Nili, a leading economist and the economic advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, referred to unemployment as an extremely serious challenge in Iran.

  • Sajad Abedi 2017-12-16 08:40

    By Sajad Abedi

    The third way between war and diplomacy

    TEHRAN _ The American presidents all asked the CIA when they arrived at the White House, "What should they do with it?" Often they underestimated the CIA's analysis. These analyzes described a complex world and they said the process of events was ambiguous.

  • Ghaderi 2017-12-14 09:51

    By Mohammad ghaderi

    Trump's shock to compromise advocates

    TEHRAN _ Over the decades, the domestic and foreign policy of the United States has been full of phenomena and events that their dark side has never been disclosed to public opinion or even to American citizens. An implausible point is that even the American media are committed to the invisible red lines designed by their security agencies, including the CIA and the federal police so that such cases are never to be covered.