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  • Landfill 2018-01-21 21:39

    Tehran Municipality planning to boost waste-to-energy capacity

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality is trying to encourage domestic and foreign investment to expand the capacity of waste-to-energy units, said the head of waste management organization of Tehran Municipality.

  • TOD 2018-01-21 09:32

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    TOD may be a way round air pollution, traffic jam

    While air pollution and torturous traffic jam are plaguing city dwellers, especially people residing in the Iranian capital, the government is mulling over implementing transit-oriented development (TOD) programs.

  • Tokyo 2018-01-20 17:51

    By Marjan Golpira

    An Iranian native well-adjusted in Japanese world

    Koroush Gilani is an Iranian man who migrated to Japan in the 1990s. Over the years he has managed to fully integrate and adjust himself in to a completely different Asian culture, however, as is in such cases, assimilating to the culture of Japan has not been an easy task.

  • Islamic Azad University in Dubai 2018-01-20 11:17

    IAU plans to establish universities in Iraq, Syria

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Azad University (IAU) is planning on expanding overseas branches through setting up units in Iraq and Syria, Khabaronline reported on Tuesday.

  • German ambassador enjoys ‘Ab Gusht cooking lesson’ 2018-01-20 09:55

    German ambassador enjoys ‘Ab Gusht cooking lesson’

    TEHRAN — Michael Klor-Berchtold, German ambassador to Tehran, posted a photo on his Twitter account on Thursday depicting him stirring Ab Gusht (Iranian stew made with lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, and tomatoes, and dried lime) in a big pot.

  • PM 2.5, particulate matter map 2018-01-20 09:53

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Air pollution; not this again

    You wake up in the morning and set for another working day. You may take a quick shower, have a breakfast, get dressed and head out.

  • textile industry 2018-01-17 19:45

    Tehran exhibit lends color to Iran’s textile industry

    TEHRAN -- The large vibrant stores filled with domestically-produced textile and their special odor has created a common memory for people in Iran over the past decades.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/01/17

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Importance and specifications of “Akhlat”- Black bile

    TEHRAN — ‘Abstaining’ from food stuff and drinks as well as reforming eating habit in accordance with one’s individual temperament would definitely help people to stay healthy.

  • Beating the other two finalists, the Philippines and Singapore, Iran jointly with Sri Lanka won the event’s top prize in water sector. 2018-01-17 13:39

    Iran wins Energy Globe World Award 2017

    TEHRAN — Iran secured the first place in Energy Globe World Awards 2017 in the category of water here on Tuesday.

  • Rangers to be equipped with personal armors 2018-01-16 20:08

    Rangers to be equipped with personal armors

    TEHRAN – As per a memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Environment, the ministry is tasked to provide rangers with appropriate personal armors.

  • Iran to host rally racing for Muslim women 2018-01-15 19:54

    Iran to host rally racing for Muslim women

    TEHRAN – A rally racing competition for women of Muslim countries will be held this year in the city of Tabriz, northwestern Iran, CEO of Motorcycle & Automobile Federation of Iran said Sunday.

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar 2018-01-15 19:54

    Iran, Switzerland call for women’s empowerment co-op

    TEHRAN – Iran and Switzerland discussed ways to expand mutual ties in areas related to women’s empowerment through launching joint projects.

  • Why Iran is facing decreased rainfall? 2018-01-15 08:41

    Why Iran is facing decreased rainfall?

    TEHRAN — It is all over the news in Iranian media. Iran is unprecedentedly suffering from low precipitation and experiencing a prolonged drought.

  • Masoud Khansari (L) and Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi 2018-01-15 08:29

    Health ministry seeks to tap into private sector’s potential

    TEHRAN – Giving more opportunities to the private sector and paving the way for its participation in the health sector leads to improving quality and reducing costs of services, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said on Sunday.

  • نفتکش 2018-01-14 18:43

    Nation mourns loss of 32 sailors

    Engulfed in the flames of sorrow

    Profound grief and pain engulfed the Iranian nation over the loss of 32 sailors who died aboard an oil tanker which burst into flames and sunk, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of China.

  • Tehran’s taxi fleet renovation planned for next year 2018-01-13 20:52

    Tehran’s taxi fleet renovation planned for next year

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has announced plans to renovate 17,000 taxis for the next Iranian calendar year starting on March 21, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

  • In many places farmers have overused underground aquifers that have taken thousands of years to form, drawing down the fossil water much faster than it can be replaced. The Ogallala aquifer in the Ame 2018/01/13

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Using fossil water is a soft option, reappraise it

    First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has recently ordered studying the possibility of tapping into the country’s underground supplies of fossil water.

  • A view of Tehran grand bazaar situated in downtown  2018-01-12 17:34

    Tehran’s population doesn’t fit its area: environment official

    TEHRAN – The population density (a measurement of population per unit area) of Tehran is near 10,000 people per square kilometer which is considered high and inevitably raises environmental issues, said chief of Tehran’s department of environment.

  • Zayanderud river 2018-01-12 10:06

    Special working group to study reviving Zayanderud river

    TEHRAN – A special working group tasked with studying ways for reviving Zayanderud river and also addressing Isfahan province’s water shortage will be established by Ministry of Energy, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2018/01/12

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Importance and specifications of "Akhlat"- Phlegm

    As a general principle the Iranian traditional medicine highly recommends individuals to abstain from food stuff which could harm them as they could cause an imbalance in the quantity or quality of one or more than one of the four bodily humors.

  • Tehran metro ranks 25 among world’s busiest subways 2018-01-12 10:05

    Tehran metro ranks 25 among world’s busiest subways

    TEHRAN – With an annual ridership of 459 million, Tehran metro has attained the rank of 25 among busiest subway systems in the world.

  • Asiatic cheetahs 2018-01-10 09:21

    Artificial insemination an option for breeding captive Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN – Two Asiatic cheetahs which are being kept in captivity in Tehran’s Pardisan Park may become parents using artificial insemination.

  • Plasco building 2018-01-10 09:19

    Plasco tragedy one year on: Groundbreaking set for new building

    TEHRAN – Construction of a new building at the site of Plasco, an iconic shopping center in downtown Tehran which erupted in fire and collapsed last winter, will get underway in the next few weeks.

  • Tehran’s traffic scheme 2018/01/10

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    The hot debate of revising Tehran’s traffic scheme

    The newly proposed scheme for traffic restricted zones put forward by Tehran Municipality to replace the current traffic scheme has led to a series of debates both among officials and the public.

  • Child brides, sufferers of the lost childhood 2018/01/09

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Child brides, sufferers of the lost childhood

    TEHRAN – Katayoon was playing with other girl children at the yard when her mother called her in. Katayoon knew that they have guests that day, her aunt and her family.

  • Women’s presence in stadiums 2018-01-09 09:42

    Women’s presence in stadiums takes time: official

    TEHRAN – Presence of women in stadiums takes time as it requires providing infrastructure and promoting culture, said deputy sports and youth minister for women’s affairs.

  • A file photo shows reconstructed facade of the Neo-Sumerian Ziggurat of Ur, near Nasiriyah, Iraq 2018-01-08 19:57

    Iran ready to restore once-owned heritage sites now in Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has expressed readiness to work with Iraqi officials in order to restore once-owned historical sites now located in the neighboring country.

  • colorful iran 2018-01-08 19:56

    Colorful Iran

    Gahvareh-bandan ritual in Gilan

    Gahvareh-bandan ritual is held on the tenth day after the birth of a baby in Gilan province, northern Iran.

  • Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks 2018/01/08

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Reinventing the wheel: Altering school breaks

    The consistent air pollution disrupting the lives of citizens of metropolises in Iran during recent months has made officials to reappraise the idea of altering academic calendar for schools in some parts of the country.

  • Child abuse 2018-01-08 09:02

    Disregarding child abuse heightens social vulnerability

    TEHRAN — Child abuse or child maltreatment, includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation and emotional abuse which would seriously harm a child or increase risks of serious harm to a child that could result in injury or death.