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  • ‘Zionist regime nearing closer to its annihilation’ 2017-12-10 20:33

    ‘Zionist regime nearing closer to its annihilation’

    TEHRAN – By naming al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, the United States has made the Zionist regime closer to its annihilation, a lawmaker said on Sunday. 

  • Trump’s move emboldens Israel to commit more crimes: Hamas envoy 2017-12-10 20:27

    Trump’s move emboldens Israel to commit more crimes: Hamas envoy

    TEHRAN – Hamas representative in Tehran Khaled al-Qaddumi on Sunday censured U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds as the capital of Israel, saying the move has emboldened the Zionist regime to commit more crimes.

  • rouhani 2017-12-10 20:23

    Rouhani urges Saudi to stop bowing to Israel

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia should stop bombarding Yemen and begging to have ties with the Zionist regime of Israel.

  • President Hassan Rouhani met British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Tehran 2017-12-10 20:21

    Rouhani says Iran must enjoy nuclear deal benefits

    TEHRAN – In a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Tehran on Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran must enjoy the benefits of the nuclear deal.

  • Kirkuk oil 2017-12-10 20:14

    Tehran, Baghdad ink oil swap deal

    TEHRAN - Iran and Iraq have signed a deal to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil.

  • salehi 2017-12-10 19:38

    Johnson to deliver Iran’s warning to U.S. on nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, the vice president and director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), met with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Tehran on Sunday.

  • Abbas Kiarostami and Film-Philosophy 2017-12-10 18:50

    Matthew Abbott’s book on Kiarostami published in Persian

    TEHRAN – Australian philosophy lecturer Matthew Abbott’s book on the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has recently been published in Persian by Lega Publications in Tehran.

  • Petros' War 2017-12-10 18:50

    “Petros’ War” at Iranian bookstores

    TEHRAN – Greek writer Alki Zei’s 1971 novel “Petros’ War” has recently been published in Persian by Sureh-Mehr Publications in Tehran.

  • Schiller’s bandleader Christopher von Deylen poses in Tehran on December 9, 2017. (Mehr/Mohammad Mohsenifar) 2017-12-10 18:49

    Schiller arrives in Tehran to perform concerts 

    TEHRAN – The German electronic music band Schiller arrived in Tehran on Saturday night to give several performances in the Iranian capital, several Persian news websites announced on Sunday.

  • Mohammad-Mojtaba Hosseini 2017-12-10 18:47

    Iranian culture minister appoints new assistant  

    TEHRAN -- Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi appointed Mohammad-Mojtaba Hosseini as the new assistant for artistic affairs on Sunday.

  •  “Reverse Thinking” 2017-12-10 18:45

    Turkish cartoonists hang works in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Art Bureau is displaying a collection of cartoons by a number of Turkish artists in an exhibition titled “Reverse Thinking”.

  • Behzad Shishegaran 2017-12-10 18:45

    Online exhibit “Collapse” to raise funds for Kermanshah quake victims

    TEHRAN – Iranian painter and graphic designer Behzad Shishegaran has launched an online exhibition entitled “Collapse” on Instagram, Telegram and Facebook to raise funds for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Kermanshah region in western Iran last month.

  • Farabi Cinema Foundation director Alireza Tabesh in an undated photo 2017-12-10 18:42

    Poland keen to collaborate with Iran on cinema: exec

    TEHRAN – The director of Iran’s Farabi Cinema Foundation, Alireza Tabesh, has said that Poland is eager to collaborate with Iran on cinema.

  • First VP proposes a roadmap to decrease road crashes 2017-12-10 18:35

    First VP proposes a roadmap to decrease road crashes

    TEHRAN — Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has tasked the transport ministry with formulating a time-bound roadmap to decrease the number of road crashes in the country.

  • Construction workers are preparing conex boxes in Sarpol-e Zahab. (Photo by Abdollah Moradi/IRIB) 2017-12-10 18:34

    Hundreds of conex boxes delivered to quake-hit Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Up to now 886 conex boxes have been delivered to the earthquake-stricken regions of Kermanshah, head of the National Disaster Management Organization said on Saturday.

  • برانکو ایوانکوویچ سرمربی تیم فوتبال پرسپولیس 2017-12-10 18:00

    Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic linked with Saudi Arabian teams

    TEHRAN – Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic has been linked with two Saudi Arabian teams Al-Ittifaq and Al-Ittihad.

  • دیدار کشتی‌گیر سرافراز علیرضا کریمی با رهبر انقلاب 2017-12-10 17:55

    Leader honors iconic wrestler Alireza Karimi

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei met with Alireza Karimi, who refused to wrestle a Zionist, and his family on Sunday.

  • Leader receives Iranian hero athlete Alireza Karimi 2017-12-10 16:40

    Leader receives Iranian hero athlete Alireza Karimi

    Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei received Alireza Karimi, honorable Iranian athlete who refused to wrestle a Zionist rival, and his family on Sunday. Leader offered his ring to him, praising the self-sacrifice and dignity of the young champion. khamenei.ir / leader.ir

  • Salehi meets British foreign secretary in Tehran 2017-12-10 15:08

    Salehi meets British foreign secretary in Tehran

    On December 10, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson met with  Iran's top nuclear official Ali Akbar Salehi.  Boris Johnson started his tour of Iran on December 9. In the first day of his visit he held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council. Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi

  • تقدیم لایحه بودجه ۹۷ 2017-12-10 12:05

    Employment, environment take center stage in Iran's budget bill

    Rouhani submits $284b bill to Majlis

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani presented the administration’s draft of the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1397, which starts on March 21, 2018, to the Majlis.

  • 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

  • Former banker sentenced for disrupting the economy 2017-12-10 10:55

    Former banker sentenced for disrupting the economy

    TEHRAN – Head of the Islamic Revolution Court said on Saturday that Mahmoud Reza Khavari, a former banker involved in the 2011 massive fraud, has been sentenced to long-term imprisonment.

  • ‘Naming Quds as Israel’s capital serves Palestinian cause’ 2017-12-10 10:54

    ‘Naming Quds as Israel’s capital serves Palestinian cause’

    TEHRAN – The Assembly of Experts has condemned U.S. government’s decision to designate al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, saying the move was “an unwanted service to the Palestinian cause”.

  • Persian garment embellishment 2017-12-10 10:54

    Embellish your garments in Persian style

    TEHRAN – Embellishment is an essential part of Iranian traditional dresses in each part of the country. During history, embellishing clothes manifested social class, financial situation and even the tribe of the person wearing it.

  • Iran’s defense chief lauds Tehran-Moscow strategic ties 2017-12-10 10:53

    Iran’s defense chief lauds Tehran-Moscow strategic ties

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami has described the growing relations between Tehran and Moscow as “strategic”, saying the two countries have taken major steps in boosting military ties.

  • Al-Quds to become burying place for Zionist regime: IRGC commander 2017-12-10 10:52

    Al-Quds to become burying place for Zionist regime: IRGC commander

    TEHRAN – Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday that al-Quds (Jerusalem) will become the burying place for the illegitimate Zionist entity, ISNA reported.

  • No path left except supporting Palestinian struggle: Hassan Khomeini 2017-12-10 10:51

    No path left except supporting Palestinian struggle: Hassan Khomeini

    TEHRAN – Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of Imam Khomeini, said on Saturday that there’s no path forward for Muslim nations except supporting the Palestinian people’s struggle in the face of Israeli aggressions.

  • Yamal ritual 2017-12-10 10:51

    Colorful Iran: Chanting Yamal in southern Iran

    Yamal is a kind of melody, which is chanted by sailors in the southern part of Iran while they are on board.

  • Naim Qassem 2017-12-10 10:46

    By Somayeh Khomarbaghi

    Disarmament of Hezbollah out of agenda in Lebanon: Naim Qassem

    TEHRAN- On the sidelines of the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Sheikh Naim Qassem, the Deputy Secretary of Hezbollah told Mehr news correspondent that nobody in Lebanon talks about disarmament of Hezbollah in the current situation, adding Hariri’s return to power has improved the political stability in Lebanon.

  • Merkel 2017-12-10 10:32

    By Hossein Yari 

    Fatal political talks for Merkel

    TEHRAN _ Recently, European leaders called on two top German politicians, Merkel and Steinmeier, to formulate a coalition government as soon as possible. The lack of a strong government in Germany has worried the European Union. Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are now entering a new stage in the formation of a coalition government in Berlin. Although the Social-Democratic Party has somewhat retreated from its previous position, a strong government will not be established in Berlin even if a coalition government is formed between the two Social Democratic and Christian Democrats.