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  • panish Imperial Eagle 2018/05/11

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Put a price on endangered species

    One of the world's rarest birds of prey, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, was thought to be in recovery in the early 1980s but numbers have declined and now the species is qualified as Vulnerable (VU) necessitating comprehensive management plans.

  • CYBERSPACE SECURITY 2018-05-11 20:27

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ICT Faculty to host cyberspace security workshop

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication, known as ICT Faculty, will be hosting a five-day workshop on cyber security from May 12 to 16.

  • Tourism train route to connect Tabriz to Maragheh 2018-05-10 14:00

    Tourism train route to connect Tabriz to Maragheh

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways will add a fresh tourism rail line, linking the historical cities of Tabriz and Maragheh in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan. 

  • An undated photo of a severe sand and dust storm hitting Tehran 2018-05-10 12:59

    Working group set up to fight SDSs in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A special working group has been formed to combat sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting Tehran province, said the provincial department of environment’s deputy director for monitoring and supervision affairs.

  • Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran 2018-05-10 08:25

    Tourist village inaugurated in central Iran

    TEHRAN –The first phase of a tourist village project in Khansar county, central Isfahan province, came on stream on Tuesday. 

  • A typical Iranian eco-lodge in Varamin, Tehran province  2018-05-10 04:51

    Iran set to build 2,000 eco-lodges by 2021

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said that a total of 2,000 eco-lodges will be constructed across the country until 2021.

  • Foreign travelers look at historical relics on show at the National Museum of Iran, downtown Tehran. 2018-05-09 21:48

    Heritage museums to offer free admission on May 18

    TEHRAN - Entry will be free to heritage museums across Iran on May 18, which marks the International Museum Day.

  • International travelers pose for a photo during their visit to a traditional house in Ardakan.  2018-05-09 21:46

    Foreign arrivals to Ardakan on rise 

    TEHRAN - Foreign arrivals to Ardakan, a historical city in central Iran, has considerably surged, its tourism chief told ISNA on Tuesday. 

  • Annual handicraft exports hit $280m 2018-05-09 21:46

    Annual handicraft exports hit $280m

    TEHRAN – Iran exported $280 million worth of handicrafts during the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20. 

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/05/09

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Importance of humors: Formation, nutrition, organ regeneration

    Iranian traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which is based on individual differences and a determinant basic concept known as Mizaj (temperament). This is the main difference between the traditional medicine practiced for hundreds of years in Iran and other medicines.

  • Miankaleh peninsula 2018-05-09 20:27

    Miankaleh peninsula faces serious risk of disappearing

    TEHRAN — Miankaleh peninsula, one of the richest ecological havens in West Asia and perhaps in the whole world, is seriously threatened as unsustainable development and conversion continue to pose major threats to its wetlands.

  • Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat 2018-05-09 20:12

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat

    The dryness of Lake Urmia in recent decades has revealed great salt reserves in its bed. Estimations for the amount of salt in the lake varies from 6 to 10 billion tons. That’s certainly a great potential for mining and has already tempted some individuals to extract some salt, however, there are different views on salt mining in the region.

  • Iraj Harirchi 2018-05-09 14:51

    ‘Pharmaceutical industry unfazed by U.S. withdrawal of nuclear deal’

    TEHRAN — Given Iran’s low volume of imports in pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry, the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal won’t affect the industry, the Ministry of Health spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • vaccine 2018-05-09 10:45

    Iran to support knowledge enterprises in vaccine industry

    TEHRAN – Iran will support knowledge enterprises that are active in the vaccine industry, the secretary of Biotech Development Center (BioDC) at Science and Technology Vice-Presidency said on Saturday.

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2018-05-09 10:44

    Iran chamber of commerce to host high-tech expo

    TEHRAN -- Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) plans to hold the first Iran high-tech business expo on June 26. Sponsored by the Iran-Italy Joint Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held at the venue of ICCIMA in Tehran.

  • expopharm 2018 2018-05-09 10:43

    Iranian knowledge enterprises to attend Expopharm 2018

    TEHRAN – Six Iranian knowledge enterprises which are active in the field of pharmaceutical industries will attend Expopharm 2018, which will be held from October 10 to 13 in Munich, Germany.

  • e-publishing 2018-05-09 10:25

    By Setareh Behroozi

    E-publishing: Technology between lines

    For me, book reading is always associated with scent of papers, flipping through pages and holding books in my hand. However, reading lags caused by busy daily life makes me think twice about my book reading habit

  • Samiollah Makarem Hosseini (L) Mohammad Ali Afshani and 2018-05-08 16:59

    Tehran councilors to elect mayor on Sunday

    TEHRAN — Tehran city council announced on Tuesday the final shortlist of candidates for mayor and will elect the mayor on Sunday.

  • midwives 2018-05-08 07:22

    Midwives, main supporters of women’s health

    TEHRAN – The International Day of Midwife, May 5, is a good opportunity to honor the patient, sincere and hardworking strata of the society who make attempts for promoting the health of society, said Maryam Hazrati as the deputy health minister for nursing, here on Saturday.

  • PE 2018-05-07 21:15

    More physical education needed for girl students: VP

    TEHRAN – It is essential to increase the physical education hours for girl students, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs has said.

  • tribe 2018-05-07 21:15

    Iranian tribes’ outfits to go on display

    TEHRAN – With the purpose of supporting domestic products, the presidential office for women’s and family affairs is to hold an exhibition of Iranian tribes’ outfits, in the city of Karaj, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2018-05-07 21:14

    Five tourism projects worth $80m inaugurated

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Monday inaugurated five projects via video conferencing as part of a government initiative aimed at promoting tourism across the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province.

  • Sadabad to hold papier-mâché workshop 2018-05-07 21:13

    Sadabad to hold papier-mâché workshop

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Sadabad Cultural-Historical Complex will hold a one-day workshop on handcrafting pen-cases, using papier-mâché approach, on May 10.

  • Ancient Indo-Parthian coins excavated in Pakistan 2018-05-07 21:13

    Ancient Indo-Parthian coins excavated in Pakistan

    TEHRAN – A number of ancient Indo-Parthian coins have been brought to light during an excavation project in Takht-e Bahi, northwest Pakistan, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • National festival to highlight beauty of Turkmen Horse 2018-05-07 21:13

    National festival to highlight beauty of Turkmen Horse

    TEHRAN – A national festival featuring beauty of Turkmen horse will be held on Wednesday at pastures lands near Kalaleh, northern province of Golestan.

  • ebtekar 2018-05-07 21:12

    Women’s presence in intl. sports events more important than in stadiums

    TEHRAN – Presence of women in international sports fields is more important than their presence in stadiums, Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president for women’s and family affairs, said here on Sunday.

  • A view of Hassan Padeshah complex in Tabriz 2018-05-07 21:12

    Hassan Padeshah complex: A return to former glory

    TEHRAN – The vast centuries-old Hassan Padeshah complex in northeast Iran is being fully restored to its former glory.

  • People have fled into the street after the quake hit Sisakht in the middle on the night 2018-05-07 12:03

    Iran’s southwestern Sisakht hit by yet another quake within days

    TEHRAN — The southwestern city of Sisakht, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, was hit by another earthquake measuring 4.8 on Richer scale within days after the magnitude 5.2 tremor on May 2.

  • The 6th rnational Persian-speaking debating championships held in March 2018, in Tehran 2018-05-06 13:47

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iranian students to get prepared for world debating championships

    TEHRAN — In a collaborative effort between the cultural affairs department of University of Tehran and the university’s academic center for education, culture and research, called Jahad Daneshgahi, the first round of national English-speaking debating championships will be held to prepare students to take part in international competitions.

  • Tehran’s noise pollution acuter during nights: expert 2018-05-06 09:32

    Tehran’s noise pollution acuter during nights: expert

    TEHRAN – Noise pollution in Tehran is acuter in nighttime compared to daytime, said an expert in Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company.