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  • Rastak 2018-01-15 12:17

    Rastak performs at Fajr

    Dancers perform along with the Iranian folk music ensemble Rastak at a concert during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 13, 2018.

  • Fajr Film Festival 2018-01-12 13:10

    Fajr Film Festival holds drawing to arrange schedule

    Iranian filmmakers Manijeh Hekmat (L) and Sirus Alvand look at a slip they drew during the Fajr Film Festival drawing at Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex on January 10, 2018. 

  • Ammar filmfest 2018-01-07 10:54

    Ammar filmfest introduces award winners

    Winners of the 8th Ammar International Popular Film Festival (AIPFF) receive their awards at closing ceremony, Friday evening.

  • Yemen 2018-01-01 10:27

    Devastation from 1000 days of war on Yemen

    As the Saudi-led war on Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

  • Sar-e Aqa Seyyed 2017-12-25 10:08

    A mountain village built on rooftops

    Sar-e Aqa Seyyed is a village in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiyari province, western Iran. Earth-colored houses are stacked on top of one another so that the roof of one house forms the pathway for the next.

  • pomegranate 2017-12-23 10:20

    Farouq a hub of pomegranate in southern Iran

    A farmer shows off pomegranates she has picked from a garden on the outskirts of the city of Farouq, southern Fars province.

  • Darak beach 2017-12-20 12:30

    Charming beach where the desert meets the sea

    Darak beach resort in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan is a captivating resort were the desert makes contact with the sea.

  • Horse-riding 2017-12-18 15:59

    Horse-riding in Bojnord City

    The horse-riding competition was held in Bojnord City, the capital of North Khorasan Province on Friday. 

  • Chabahar shoreline  2017-12-17 11:18

    Hectic Chabahar shoreline 

    Tens of small and medium-sized vessels dock at a scenic coastline of Chabahar, a busy port city edging the Persian Gulf, southern Iran, December 14, 2017. 

  • Qashqai wedding 2017-12-15 13:13

    Qashqai wedding celebrated in Shiraz 

    Two couples from Qashqai tribe tied the knot on the sidelines of the 9th Pars Tourism Festival in the southern city of Shiraz, Fars Province. 

  • Iranian climbers’ funeral 2017-12-13 14:17

    Funeral held for Iranian climbers

    Thousands of people gathered in Mashhad’s Takhti Stadium during the Iranian climbers’ funeral procession on Tuesday.  Nine Iranian mountaineers lost their lives on Friday by an avalanche on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain. The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday. Oshtoran Kooh has numerous peaks with the highest, San Baran, at more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

  • Villages of Vardij and Varish 2017-12-12 17:00

    Villages of Vardij and Varish

    Vardij and Varish villages are two tourist spots located in the mountainous Kan district, northwest of Tehran. Deep valleys, lush gardens and fresh air are among the distinctive features of the rural area. Gradual erosion of rocks in the region has shaped some unusual forms known to people as “rocky ghosts”. Nearly 450 households live in the two villages. IRNA/ Abdollah Heydari

  • Traditional games festival 2017-12-10 11:05

    Traditional games festival held in eastern Iran 

    A festival featuring traditional games was held in the eastern province of South Khorasan on Friday for the first time. Ritual dance, folklore music, camel riding, and ball games were among the recreational activities during the one-day event which was held in a tourist resort in Khusf.  Participants competed against one another in five teams in two sections of men and women.  The games are supposed to bring a spirit of happiness and keep ancient traditions alive.  MQ/MG

  • Migratory birds 2017-12-05 11:48

    Migratory birds flocking to Karun 

    The first flock of migratory birds including ivory gulls, herons, and cormorant, have flown to the Karun river to winter in southern Iran.   Every year with the onset of cold seasons many migratory birds wing their ways to tropical areas near the Persian Gulf and the wetlands located in southern Iran which supply them with adequate food and warmth.

  • Dehqan-e Fadakar 2017-12-03 18:29

    Iconic school book character, Dehqan-e Fadakar, dies at 86

    TEHRAN — Azbar-Ali Hajavi, also known as Riz-Ali Khajavi, who bravely saved the lives of passengers from a train crash in 1961 died at 86 on Saturday.

  • 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)

  •  antiquities 2017-11-29 11:23

    Median antiquities unearthed in Hamedan 

    During a road construction project a collection of antiquities dating back to Median era (8th to 7th centuries BC) were found in the city of Hamedan, western Iran, on Tuesday.  The antiquities including centuries-old tools and potteries are believed to be the remains of the ancient city of Ecbatana. Additionally, two stone coffins dating back to Sassanid era (224 to 651 AD) were discovered in the area.Excavations to find more relics are still ongoing. Tasnim / Abdolrahman Rafati

  • marmeh ritual 2017-11-28 19:22

    Colorful Iran

    Marmeh ritual in Mazandaran

    On the first day of each month, people in northern Mazandaran province perform Marmeh ritual.According to the ritual, each family asks an auspicious person to knock on their door and enter their home. They believe that it brings happiness and luck for them through the month.

  • Homar Intl. Land Art Festival underway in Khorramabad 2017-11-28 16:09

    Homar Intl. Land Art Festival underway in Khorramabad

    An artist takes part in a performance during the 3rd edition of the Homar International Land Art Festival in a rural area near the western Iranian city of Khorramabad on November 25, 2017. Artists from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Singapore and sevral other countries are participating in the event, which will run until December 2. IRNA/ Behzad Salahvarzi

  • Orsi Khaneh in Tehran was named the Residential Project of the Year at the 10th Middle East Architect Awards in Dubai on November 23, 2107. 2017-11-24 18:54

    Iranian projects, professional honored at Middle East Architect Awards

    TEHRAN – Several Iranian projects and an expert were honored at the 10th Middle East Architect Awards 2017 on Thursday night in Dubai.

  • Smiling girl amid ruins of Kermanshah earthquake 2017-11-21 22:21

    Smiling girl amid ruins of Kermanshah earthquake

    A little girl is joyfully smiling alongside a tent and belongings of her family retrieved after a massive earthquake hit the western province of Kermanshah on November 12. Photo: Asal Bigdeli / mizan SB/MQ/MG

  • South Korean actress Lee Young-ae in scene from “Dae Jang Geum” 2017-11-20 18:30

    Korean actress Lee Young-ae backs quake relief efforts in Iran 

    TEHRAN – South Korean actress Lee Young-ae has donated 50,000,000 Korean won (about $45,000) to earthquake relief efforts in Iran, where she is hugely popular.

  • kermanshah 2017-11-20 12:18

    Quake turns 130,000 tent dwellers 

    The photo shows tents established to home people whose houses were partially or completely destroyed in a massive earthquake which hit the province of Kermanshah in western Iran. The 7.3 magnitude tremor, which happened on the evening of November 12, left about 130,000 homeless. The interior minister has said work has started for construction of provisional houses as the winter is quickly approaching. He said efforts for building permanent homes will begin in a month by the Housing Foundation.

  • Ava born one day after massive earthquake 2017-11-14 21:12

    Ava born one day after massive earthquake

    A mother is taking care of her baby who was born just one day after a massive earthquake struck the city of Sarpol-e Zahab in the western province of Kermanshah. The girl, named Ava, was born in a field hospital established in the city by the Army. Physicians and nurses rushed to the help of the mother after she went into labor. The birth of the baby created a feeling of joy amid a sense of tragedy and grief that has gripped the city after the devastating earthquake. Tehran Times/ Mohammad Khodabakhsh

  • Trump arrives in Philippines amid protests 2017-11-13 13:28

    Trump arrives in Philippines amid protests

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s tour of Asia continued Sunday. Just hours before his arrival, riot police worked to prevent hundreds of protesters from reaching the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Carrying placards declaring “Dump Trump” and “Down with U.S. Imperialism”, the left-wing protesters were blocked by police in riot gear with shields and batons, and then showered with jets of water from a fire engine. 

  •  Nimrouz Exhibition 2017-11-10 11:42

    Afghan artists reunite for Nimrouz Exhibition in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – A group of Afghan artists from all corners of the world have come together under one roof at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center to recall memories of good days spent in unity by showcasing their works at the Nimrouz Exhibition. Organized by Iranian sculptor Maryam Kuhestani, the exhibit takes its title from a province located in southwestern Afghanistan.

  • Roudsar leopard released back to wild  2017-11-05 20:00

    Roudsar leopard released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A Persian leopard that had been severely injured by getting caught in snare in February was fully recovered and released back to wild on Sunday.

  • Press Exhibition 2017-11-04 18:00

    Press Exhibition announces winners

    TEHRAN – The 23rd Press Exhibition, Iran’s most significant media showcase, announced the winners during its closing ceremony at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Friday.

  • Pomegranate festival celebration 2017-11-04 11:44

    Pomegranate festival celebration

    TEHRAN — Every year in mid-autumn farmers in Khaneqah, a village in the western province of Kermanshah, hold a festival to thank God for their pomegranate harvest.

  • ‘Cloud forest’ catches fire 2017-11-01 20:34

    ‘Cloud forest’ catches fire

    TEHRAN — Jangal-e Abr (cloud forest) located in the northeastern city of Shahroud, Semnan province, caught fire on Tuesday morning.