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  • Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines’ ad network 2017-11-29 20:16

    Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines ad network

    TEHRAN – Tourist attractions of five Iranian cities have been put on the Turkish Airlines’ advertisement network in a bid to promote their charms in a bigger scene.   

  • A view of the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site 2017-11-29 19:52

    Tabriz: An open-air museum of history, architecture

    TEHRAN - Soaked in history and dotted with splendid vibrant historical sites, Tabriz is one of top tourist destinations in Iran, drawing hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic travelers each year. 

  •  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

  • Mojtaba Mahdavi 2017-11-29 10:31

    By Mojtaba Mahdavi

    Ali Shariati: a master synthesizer, a three-dimensional man?

    On the occasion of Dr. Ali Shariati's 84th birthday

     Ali Shariati (1933–1977), born into a religious family, received his doctorate in 1963 from the Sorbonne’s Faculte´ des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, and died in London in 1977. He is widely regarded as the Voltaire of the 1979 revolution. His popularity came to exceed that of almost all other religious and secular intellectuals in pre-revolutionary Iran. And yet, Shariati was ‘‘ignored by the secularists, admonished by the clerics, and punished by the Shah’s regime... .

  •  Ehsan Shariati 2017-11-29 09:59

    By Ehsan Shariati

    Shariati and the future of humanities and social sciences

    TEHRAN _ Greetings to the distinguished professors and researchers for their presence and participation here today, particularly to the venerable guests who come from far away, and finally to the conference organizers, who against all odds, embraced the challenge of sponsoring this initiative.

  • China makes contributions to WFP Iran to support afghan and Iraqi refugees 2017-11-29 07:21

    China makes contributions to WFP Iran to support afghan and Iraqi refugees

    TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) welcomes China’s contribution to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Two girls are walking towards Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz on a rainy day in February 2017. 2017-11-29 07:13

    Iran’s long-term precipitations drop by third

    TEHRAN — Iran’s precipitation levels pertaining to the current water year, starting on September 23, have fallen by 31 percent compared to the long-term mean.

  • A group of construction workers are building a Conex box as a temporary shelter in Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province. (Photo by Abdollah Moradi/ IRIB) 2017-11-29 07:05

    Charity foundation donates $22m to Kermanshah quake victims

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, a charity organization, has so far paid some 200 billion rials (nearly $5m) in cash and provided 700 billion rials (nearly $17m) in kind for quake-hit areas in the western province of Kermanshah.

  • 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.

  • women costume in Gilan Province 2017-11-28 19:21


    Women’s costume in Gilan province

    In Gilan province, northern Iran, women traditionally cover their head and hairs with ‘lachak’, which is a kind of scarf.

  • Iranian style decoration 2017-11-28 19:11

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Give Iranian taste to your home

    Not very long time ago, homes of Iranians were associated with some appliances and housewares which remind us of colorful tasty foods cooked by mothers and grandmothers and family gatherings on long nights of winter.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2017-11-28 13:14

    By Mehdi Zare

    Megathrust quake, tusanmi in Iran-Pakistan Makran region lurk around 

    The Makran region in southeastern Iran and southwestern Pakistan is considered the most probable shoreline for a major tsunami. 

  • salarieh 2017-11-28 09:16

    Meet the one and only Iranian female sea captain

    Born and bred in Mazandaran province, northern Iran, 31-year-old Zahra Salarieh, is the only female ship’s captain in Iran.

  • razieh lak 2017-11-28 09:09

    Industry minister picks first-ever female deputy

    TEHRAN —Iranian Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari appointed Razieh Lak as the ministry’s first-ever female deputy, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Photo depicts ruins of Na’el historic house in Isfahan, which was illicitly brought down to earth late on November 23, 2017. 2017-11-27 19:14

    Toughest penalty urged for vandalizers of historic house

    TEHRAN – An Iranian cultural heritage official has called for the heaviest punishment for those who demolished Na’el historic house in Isfahan, central Iran, late on Thursday.

  • Qasr-e Khorshid: A must-see tourist destination in northeast Iran 2017-11-27 19:05

    Qasr-e Khorshid: A must-see tourist destination in northeast Iran

    TEHRAN – Qasr-e Khorshid (literally ‘the Sun Palace’), is an 18th-century iconic monument which is currently used as a museum of anthropology in Kalat County, Khorasan Razavi province, northeast Iran.

  • Stephane Ostrowski 2017-11-27 13:22

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Conservation a ‘never ending’ effort as it confronts ‘never ending’ disturbance processes

    The Asiatic cheetah nowadays only exists in Iran where its survival raises multiple challenges. To prevent the extinction of this iconic cat species from its last refuge in Asia, it is essential to draw the attention of people and generate enough positive support.

  •  A view of Naqsh-e Rostam, a lavish necropolis in southern Iran 2017-11-26 12:19

    Urgent restoration lifts threat to Achaemenid tomb

    TEHRAN – A potential threat of physical harm to Xerxes the Great tomb has been lifted after an urgent restoration plan assured its safety measures.

  • Carpet Museum of Iran gets national heritage status 2017-11-26 12:18

    Carpet Museum of Iran gets national heritage status

    TEHRAN – The Carpet Museum of Iran has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Archeologists to probe Pa Minar Mosque in central Iran 2017-11-25 20:26

    Archeologists to probe Pa Minar Mosque in central Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian researches and archeologists will examine ancient mudbrick Pa Minar Mosque, which is located in Zaware, central Isfahan province.

  • People visit Iranian handicrafts at Seoul’s KF Gallery, South Korea on November 23, 2017. 2017-11-25 20:26

    Iranian handicrafts on show in Seoul

    TEHRAN – A wide-ranging patchwork of Iranian handicrafts have been put on show in Seoul, South Korea.

  • lalehzar 2017-11-25 20:24

    Lalehzar: Discovering emergence of modern life in Iran

    TEHRAN – In the heart of Tehran, you can find signs for early days of this modern metropolitan at the Lalehzar Street.

  • International and domestic travelers pose for a photo during visit to a traditional pottery workshop in Tabriz, northeast Iran, while one of them is flashing a logo for the Tabriz 2018 event. 2017-11-25 20:23

    Tourism chief calls on private sector to assist ‘Tabriz 2018’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has called for a partnership between domestic travel companies and associated businesses to help organize ‘Tabriz 2018’, an event which marks the naming of Tabriz as the capital of Islamic tourism.

  • Rain falling down in quake-hit province of Kermanshah have made life even harder for the tragic quake survivors. 2017-11-25 08:53

    Cold spell, flooding hit Iranian provinces

    TEHRAN — Over the first days of the ninth Iranian calendar month of Azar (starting November 22) some parts of the country have experienced a sharp drop in temperature and were inundated with flood.

  • ‘Incentives needed to boost electric motorcycle market’ 2017-11-25 08:51

    ‘Incentives needed to boost electric motorcycle market’

    TEHRAN — The provision of financial incentives is a requirement to promote the use of electric motorcycles in the country, Tehran city councilor Shahrbano Amani has said.

  • Tabas’s copper work added to National Intangible Cultural Heritage list 2017-11-23 15:09

    Tabas’s copper work added to National Intangible Cultural Heritage list

    TEHRAN – The centuries-old art of copper work in Tabas, a city in east central Iran, has been registered on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

  • Persian style bathing 2017-11-23 13:16

    Taking a healthy bath in Iranian traditional style

    Most of us are used to take a shower in a few seconds and consider it as a way for relaxation. Even if you are tired or have no time, that is good to take a longer bath to relax your body and mind.

  • Potters carry their handicrafts in Kalpourgan village, southeast Iran. 2017-11-23 12:08

    Kalpourgan to celebrate becoming world village of pottery

    TEHRAN – Kalpourgan, a village located in southeastern Iran, will be named a world village of pottery in a ceremony which is scheduled to be held on December 14.

  • Hundreds of expat intellects return home 2017-11-23 10:08

    Hundreds of expat intellects return home

    TEHRAN — Some 833 intellectual elite expats returned to Iran over the past two-and-a-half year, deputy director of the National Elites Foundation for international affairs has said.