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  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-05-26 20:51

    Iran dismisses Trump’s allegations as delusional

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has railed against Washington for anti-Iran remarks, saying Iranophobia and repeating false accusations against Tehran are manifests of American government’s “failed policies.”

  • مجید نائینی - پیشکسوت پرسپولیس 2017-05-26 19:47

    Ex-Persepolis player Majid Naeini dies

    Ex-Persepolis player Majid Naeini died of stroke on Thursday in Tehran due to stroke.

  • Zanganeh 2017-05-26 19:06

    Oil output capacity seen rising 25% in 5 years: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said he sees the country adding 25 percent to its oil production capacity in the next five years.

  • art galleries 2017-05-26 19:04

    What’s in Tehran art galleries

    Seyhun Gallery 2 is playing host to an exhibition of photos by Arman Sedaqat. The exhibition named “Light, I, Flower, Tree” runs until June 7 at the gallery located at 24 Sinai Alley, off Keyhan St. and Moqaddas-e Ardabili Ave.

  • A poster for the Persian version of Phil Knight’s memoires “Shoe Dog” 2017-05-26 19:02

    Nike creator’s memoirs published in Persian

    TEHRAN – American business magnate and philanthropist Phil Knight’s memoires “Shoe Dog” about his early days with the Nike brand has been published in Persian.

  • حاجی زاده 2017-05-26 19:02

    By Ali Kushki

    IRGC to unveil first surface-to-surface ballistic missile  

    TEHRAN – Days after Washington expressed hope for an end to Iran’s missile program under reelected President Hassan Rouhani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said it will unveil its first surface-to-surface ballistic missile some time in the future, without elaborating. 

  •  Avaye Rood Ensemble  2017-05-26 18:59

    Avaye Rood to perform in Germany 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ensemble Avaye Rood led by Behzad Ansari will be performing a selection of Iranian traditional music today at the Rudolf Oetker Hall in Bielefeld, Germany.

  • University of Peshawar, Pakistan 2017-05-26 18:55

    Division of Persian literary books opens in University of Peshawar 

    TEHRAN – The Pakistan Study Center at the University of Peshawar has dedicated a division to Persian literary books, in particular, works by Persian poet Sadi and publications about his works.

  • Poets of life 2017-05-26 18:50

    “Poets of Life” wins award at Seoul Green filmfest

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Shirin Barqnavard’s documentary “Poets of Life” won the special jury award at the Green Film Festival, which was held in Seoul from May 18 to 24.

  • cannes 2017-05-26 18:49

    “Release from Heaven” honored at Animation Day in Cannes

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Ali Nuri-Oskui’s “Release from Heaven” received the Animation that Matters Award at the 3rd edition of the Animation Day in Cannes (ADIC) last Tuesday, the organizers announced.

  • Iranian tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh 2017-05-26 18:48

    Iran’s Hossein Alizadeh wins Asia World Music Award

    TEHRAN – Iranian tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh won the Asia World Music Award, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • امیرحسین پیروانی 2017-05-26 16:14

    The Peiravani football fraternity

    For some families, sport is clearly in the blood. When it comes to the Peiravanis, you will be hard-pressed to find many better examples.

  • zarif 2017-05-26 14:12

    ‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace

    Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to continue on the path of moderation and constructive engagement based on mutual respect that brought the world the nuclear deal in 2015.

  • Veterans meet with Ayatollah Khamenei to share memories 2017-05-26 13:57

    Veterans meet with Ayatollah Khamenei to share memories

    On the anniversary occasion of Khorramshahr's epic liberation, Holy Defense veterans shared their memories in a ceremony, attended by the Leader of Revolution.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-05-26 12:26

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    7 perils of Trump's attempt to isolate Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to call on “nations of conscience” to “isolate” Iran.

  • بهداد سلیمی 2017-05-26 12:12

    By: Masoud Hossein

    Iran weightlifting seeks more seats in global stage 

    Weightlifting in Iran has a 100-year history. Mohammad Jafar Salmasi, who died in 2000, was an Iranian weightlifter who won Iran's first Olympic medal at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

  • Khorramshahr 2017-05-26 10:25

    Wartime sign now a symbol of resistance

    A sign in Khorramshahr, southern Iran, reads “welcome to Khorramshahr, 36-million population.”  The sign dates back to the 1980s when Iraq invaded Iran and captured Khorramshahr for 578 days. A small city, Khorramshahr was liberated May 24, 1982, when millions of Iranians took to streets to victoriously celebrate the liberation. 

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rustam in Fars province. Located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, the historical necropolis embraces rock-hewn royal tombs and bas-relief carvings associated with the Achaemenid 2017-05-25 22:37

    Fars province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 42% y/y

    TEHRAN – Fars province attracted over 165,000 foreign tourists in the first two months of the current calendar year (March 21 – May 21), up 42 percent from a year earlier, the provincial tourism chief announced on Monday.

  • Ebrahim Rahimpour 2017-05-25 20:36

    Iran-China ties at highest level: deputy FM

    TEHRAN – The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Asia and Pacific affairs has said that Tehran and Beijing at present enjoy the highest level of cooperation.

  • گفتگو با عباسعلی کدخدایی 2017-05-25 20:04

    Oversight body to address vote rigging claims 

    TEHRAN – The Guardian Council is going to address pleas made about vote rigging in the May 19 elections, the body’s spokesman announced on Wednesday.

  • sorena sattari 2017-05-25 17:33

    INOTEX hosting 40 overseas Iranian companies

    TEHRAN – About 40 Iranian companies, which are active abroad, are participating in the 6th International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX) which opened on Wednesday at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • زارعان 2017-05-25 16:35

    ‘Building nuclear radiation center a giant scientific step’

    TEHRAN – The building of a nuclear radiation center in Qazvin comes as a giant step in Iran’s nuclear science development, according to a senior advisor to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

  • Riza Hakan Tekin 2017-05-25 15:57

    Turkey hopes Rouhani’s 2nd term would bring peace to region

    TEHRAN – Turkey enjoys good ties with President Hassan Rouhani’s government, the Turkish ambassador to Iran said on Tuesday.

  • دیدار با رهبری 2017-05-25 15:43

    Ayatollah Khamenei: We can prevail over hardships and challenges

    In a meeting with a group of commanders, war veterans, artists and those involved in the production of events for the Sacred Defense memory recitation nights this afternoon (Wednesday), Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described as very valuable and important the recounting of the memories of the eight-year imposed war and the use of artistic, literary and modern means to convey them to the new generation, stressing, “One of the enduring lessons of the Sacred Defense era was that if trust in God is performed in practice with its endorsement coming from the bottom of hearts, it is certainly possible to overcome all of the obstacles and challenges faithfully.”

  • iran russia afghanistan 2017-05-25 15:35

    Iranian, Russian, Afghan security chiefs to meet soon

    TEHRAN – Iran, Russia and Afghanistan have agreed to hold a trilateral summit headed by their respective secretaries of national security in Kabul in the near future, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council announced on Wednesday.

  • A Westerner couple pose for a photo at the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan on November 9, 2016. The Safavid-era Ali Qapu Palace in seen in the background. 2017-05-25 14:17

    Isfahan marks monthly record for tourist visits

    Isfahan province hosted 123,000 foreign tourists in Ordibehesht - the second Iranian calendar month (April 21 – May 21) - the provincial tourism chief Rasoul Zargarpour said on Tuesday.

  • iran brazil co-op 2017-05-25 13:06

    Iran, Brazil agree for an uplift in health co-op

    TEHRAN -- Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi and his Brazilian counterpart Ricardo Barros signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday to boost cooperation in the health sector.

  • Khorramshahr liberation ‘pivotal moment’ in Iran-Iraq war: Navy commander 2017-05-25 13:05

    Khorramshahr liberation ‘pivotal moment’ in Iran-Iraq war: Navy commander

    TEHRAN – Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday that the liberation of the strategic port city of Khorramshahr from the occupation of Iraqi forces during Iraq’s war against Iran was a “pivotal moment”.

  • Iran oil 2017-05-25 13:04

    Iran tops OPEC nations in Q1 oil revenue increase

    TEHRAN – Iran’s oil revenue has increased about $15 million per day (m/pd) in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the last quarter of 2016, Bloomberg reported citing International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • Belarus 2017-05-25 13:03

    Iran, Belarus sign co-op agreement on customs data exchange

    TEHRAN- Iran and Belarus signed a cooperation agreement on exchanging customs information in Tehran on Wednesday, IRNA reported.