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  • japan 2018-05-21 21:16

    Iran, Japan to boost cooperation in women’s affairs

    TEHRAN – A joint working group from Iran and Japan is to be set up in order to study and evaluate the situation of entrepreneurship among women in both countries.

  • Communications and Information Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi (fourth from right) attends a meeting at University of Tehran discussed the preparation of a comprehensive DT document 2018-05-21 21:15

    Comprehensive DT document preparation discussed

    TEHRAN -- Communications and Information Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi and University of Tehran Chancellor Mahmoud Nili discussed the preparation of a comprehensive Digital Transformation (DT) document during a meeting on Sunday.

  • Oragan donation 2018-05-21 11:19

    3 million Iranians have organ donor cards

    TEHRAN — Some three million Iranians have organ donor cards and some 10 percent have signed online consent forms for organ donation, Farahnaz Sadeq-Beigi, head of organ procurement program in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, a national research institute for tuberculosis and lung diseases, has said.

  • Seyed Hasan Mousavi Chalak 2018-05-21 11:11

    Iran Association of Social Workers holds two seats in IFSW

    TEHRAN — Iran Association of Social Workers holds two seat in the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and has a great potential to become a role model for other countries, the association’s head Seyed Hasan Mousavi Chalak has said.

  • A school boy in Tehran is wearing a face mask to protect himself against air pollution 2018-05-21 11:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The challenge of setting a school start date

    TEHRAN — While the current school year is still underway and students are preparing themselves for final exams Education Ministry is dealing with a not very new issue: altering school calendar for the next school year.

  • Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICST) 2018-05-20 21:07

    TWAS Iran Chapter to be established in Shiraz

    TEHRAN -- Iran Chapter of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) will be established at the venue of Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICST) in the city of Shiraz, the Islamic World Science Citation Center reported on Sunday.

  • university of tehran 2018-05-20 21:07

    ‘Iranian students at U.S. universities can continue studies in their country’

    TEHRAN – Iranian students who study at U.S. universities can continue their studies at domestic universities.

  • Tehran subway 2018-05-20 10:47

    Tehran subway short of 10,000 cars: councilor

    TEHRAN — Tehran subway is short of some 10,000 cars in order to be fully operational, councilor Mohammad Alikhani has said.

  • Marlik collection finds way home after five decades 2018-05-20 10:31

    Marlik collection finds way home after five decades

    Photos depict magnificent Marlik collection being on display at the Rasht Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, northern Iran, May 19, 2018.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (AFP) 2018-05-20 10:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

    TEHRAN — While the cabinet of ministers and the Majlis (parliament) have approved the Paris Climate Agreement, the Guardian Council, that constitutionally holds veto power over all legislations approved by the Majlis, has not ratified the deal.

  • حاشیه جلسه هیات دولت 2018-05-19 21:05

    Govt. focusing on transparency, interaction and responsiveness

    TEHRAN – Iran’s presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi has said the administration of President Hassan Rouhani puts an emphasis on transparency, interaction and responsiveness as important elements in relationship with people.

  • azari jahromi 2018-05-19 21:04

    ‘Mobile Government’ introduced to promote e-services

    TEHRAN – The first phase of e-government services project in Iran officially came on stream on Wednesday under the title of ‘Mobile Government’.

  • خدمت سربازی 2018-05-19 21:03

    Military service eased for knowledge enterprises

    TEHRAN – Workforce who are active in knowledge enterprises, incubators and technology parks, can benefit from facilities provided for two-year compulsory military service.

  • A view of Ferdowsi mausoleum with a statue of the Persian poet in the foreground 2018-05-19 19:09

    CHHTO plans to expand, renovate Ferdowsi mausoleum

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has announced plans to expand, restore and renovate mausoleum of the illustrious Persian poet Ferdowsi in Tus, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province.

  • People visit the Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2018-05-19 19:09

    Ramadan tips for foreign travelers

    TEHRAN - For many foreigners, traveling to Iran or other Muslim-majority countries are not complete without wandering around downtown streets and labyrinthine bazaars with savoring local street food.

  • National document being prepared on children with Down syndrome 2018-05-19 06:27

    National document being prepared on children with Down syndrome

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Welfare Organization is drawing up a national document on welfare and life conditions of children with Down syndrome, the organization’s deputy director for rehabilitation affairs has said.

  • Education Ministry devising plans to alter school calendar 2018-05-19 04:47

    Education Ministry devising plans to alter school calendar

    TEHRAN — The plan to alter school calendar is being drawn up and will be prepared prior to the new school year (starting on September 23), Education Minister Mohammad Bat'haei said on Wednesday.

  • 23 Iranian universities listed among Leiden Ranking 2018 2018-05-18 20:09

    23 Iranian universities listed among Leiden Ranking 2018

    TEHRAN — The Center for Science and Technology Studies Leiden Ranking has placed twenty three Iranian universities in the list of 1,000 major universities worldwide in 2018 which is prepared based on the indicators of scientific impact and collaboration.

  • The headquarters of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. (Photo by Robert Pratta/ Reuters) 2018-05-18 15:36

    Iran joins Intl. Agency for Research on Cancer

    TEHRAN — Iran has become a new participating state in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), sealing a long-standing relationship of collaboration between IARC and Iranian scientists.

  • world telecommunication day 2018-05-18 11:32

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Artificial Intelligence, everyday everywhere

    May 17 marks the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme of enabling the positive use of ‘Artificial Intelligence for All’.

  • World Health Assembly 2018-05-16 21:54

    Iran to attend World Health Assembly next week

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi will be participating in the 71st World Health Assembly on May 21–26, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Motorcyclists 2018-05-16 21:52

    Motorcyclists constitute one third of crash deaths in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Figures are shockingly indicating that motorcyclists are more likely to lose their lives in crashes as they constitute 33 percent of fatalities in Tehran over the last Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018), head of accidents department of Tehran Traffic Police has said.

  • People cross a massive suspension bridge in Meshgin Shahr 2018-05-16 12:25

    Meshgin Shahr to hold crafts sales exhibit

    TEHRAN – A vast sales exhibit of handicrafts will be held in the city of Meshgin Shahr, a tourist destination in northwest Iran.

  • Paleontology museum makes debut in Yazd 2018-05-16 12:25

    Paleontology museum makes debut in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A paleontology museum showcasing around 400 examples of fossil remains was inaugurated in the central city of Yazd on Monday, ISNA reported.

  • PHOTO: A general view of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku. 2018-05-16 12:25

    Azerbaijan eases visa on arrival for Iranians

    TEHRAN – Citizens of 15 countries including Iran can obtain Azerbaijan visas via self-service terminals upon arrival at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, IRNA reported.

  •  An Iron-Age gold cup excavated from Marlik 2018-05-16 12:24

    Iron-Age collection takes center stage at Rasht museum

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of Iron-Age artifacts, known as Marlik collection, has opened its doors to the public at a museum in the city of Rasht, northern Gilan province.

  • azari jahromi 2018-05-15 20:00

    IGW development project comes on stream

    TEHRAN – With the aim of facilitating data transfer and connection to regional network operators, an international gateway (IGW) development project was inaugurated in Tehran on Monday.

  • Downtism Café is the first-ever café in Iran run by ten teenagers with autism and Down syndrome 2018-05-15 19:59

    ‘Welfare organization supports cafés run by disabled people’

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Welfare Organization provides financial support to set up cafés which are run by people suffering from different kinds of mental and physical disabilities, an official with the organization has said.

  • Reza Ardakanian 2018-05-15 19:57

    Iran, Germany discuss drawing roadmap to boost co-op in water sector

    TEHRAN — Iran and Germany have called for devising a roadmap towards improving cooperation in water-related issues, especially governing transboundary waters as well as implementing wastewater management projects.

  • A photo of Urmia Lake taken in early April/ Photo by Mojtaba Esmailzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-05-15 19:56

    Water flow to Lake Urmia drops by 400mcm yr/yr: environment chief

    TEHRAN — Water flow to Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has decreased by 400 million cubic meters year on year, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.