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  • Minimizing car accidents on agenda: MP 2018-04-07 19:52

    Minimizing car accidents on agenda: MP

    TEHRAN — Disabilities incurred by car accidents in Iran are shockingly high and Majlis (the Iranian parliament) is pursuing an agenda to reduce traffic-related injuries, MP Salman Khodadadi has said.

  • An old woman sitting in a tent in Kermanshah province 2018-04-07 19:51

    Some $12.6m donated for Kermanshah quake relief

    TEHRAN — Iranians have made a contribution of some 630 billion rials (nearly $12.6 million) to recovery efforts in the quake-hit province of Kermanshah, Iran’s Red Crescent Society secretary general Mahmoud Mohammadi-Nasab has said.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari/ Photo by Maryam Kamyab, Tehran Times 2018-04-07 19:50

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Iranian traditional medicine should go international’

    TEHRAN — It is of greatest importance for the Iranian traditional medicine to go international, Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, an Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine (Persian Medicine) researcher, has said.

  • Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official 2018-04-06 21:19

    Tehran may experience less clean air days this year: official

    TEHRAN – The air quality of Tehran may deteriorate in the current [Iranian calendar] year 1397 [March 2018–March 2019] and accordingly days with unhealthy air pollution may increase compared to the year before, said the director of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company.

  • Proper cloud seeding can yield economic benefits: expert 2018-04-06 21:18

    Proper cloud seeding can yield economic benefits: expert

    TEHRAN — Deploying proper techniques for cloud seeding can produce economic benefits for the country, an expert with the Meteorological Organization has said.

  • ‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’ 2018-04-06 21:18

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Telegram, time to 'left'?

    Telegram, the familiar blue icon on cellphones of most Iranians, is being turned into a challenge on the national level.

  • A woman is holding a cloth bag as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags 2018-04-05 18:32

    City council in pursuit of #Tehran_without_plastic

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s city council has launched #Tehran_without_plastic campaign in a bid to fight detrimental effects of plastics on the environment, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Photo of a half-burnt tree in Golestan national Park, in Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, taken in October 2015 (Photo by Aboutaleb Nadri/Tehran Times) 2018-04-05 18:29

    ‘Wildfire during Noruz holidays unprecedented’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire swept through some 150 hectares of forests across northern Iran during Noruz holidays (March 21 – April 2), said an official with Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, noting that the extent of fire was unprecedented for the last decade.

  • Cars are seen stuck in a traffic jam on the rocky Chalus Road, which connects Tehran to northern Iran. 2018-04-04 19:56

    Over 17m Iranians toured the country in New Year holidays

    TEHRAN – Over 17 million Iranians hit the roads, boarded trains, planes and ships to travel across the country from March 15, one week before the official New Year (Noruz) holidays, which ended on April 2.

  • Ex-addicts can apply for business loans 2018-04-04 19:53

    Ex-addicts can apply for business loans

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Welfare Organization is providing ex-addicts with loans to start a business, head of the addiction prevention and treatment center of the organization has announced.

  • The hardships of families with autistic children 2018-04-04 11:09

    The hardships of families with autistic children

    TEHRAN – Although awareness towards autism has increased in Iran during recent years, families with autistic children are still voicing complaint about lack of support by national organizations.

  • A view of Tehran on a day with clean air quality 2018-04-03 20:39

    Unprecedented air pollution in Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN — For Tehraners, the New Year holidays (Noruz) are typically synonymous with clean air, but this year’s air quality went down for five days out of the thirteen-day holidays.

  • Child adoption up by 25% in Tehran: official 2018-04-03 20:19

    Child adoption up by 25% in Tehran: official

    TEHRAN – The number of children adopted in Tehran increased by 25 percent in [the past Iranian calendar] year 1396 (March 2017 – March 2018) compared to the year before, deputy head of Tehran’s welfare organization for social affairs said.

  • Parvar protected area in central province of Semnan 2018-04-03 20:19

    ‘Downgrading, downsizing protected areas encourage communities to safeguard environment’

    TEHRAN — Downgrading and downsizing protected areas would in fact encourage local communities to conserve the environment more effectively, Department of Environment's (DOE) deputy director for hunting and fishing Ali Teymouri has said.

  • Teahouse arson attack leaves 11 killed, 6 injured 2018-04-03 17:43

    Teahouse arson attack in Ahwaz leaves 11 killed, 6 injured

    TEHRAN — An arson attack on a teahouse in the city of Ahwaz, southwestern Iran, killed 11 and injured 6 others, including three firemen, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • RoboCup Iran Open 2018 to open 2018-04-03 17:35

    RoboCup Iran Open 2018 to open

    TEHRAN – The 13th RoboCup Iran Open competitions kicks off on Wednesday at Tehran Permanent International Fairground, Tasnim reported.

  • Iran tops list of tourist arrivals in Turkey 2018-04-03 12:19

    Iran tops list of tourist arrivals in Turkey

    TEHRAN – Iran tops list of international tourist arrivals in Turkey in the first two mounts of the year.

  • 19th-century Iranian arts on show at Louvre-Lens 2018-04-03 10:07

    19th-century Iranian arts on show at Louvre-Lens

    TEHRAN – A vast exhibition of 19th-century masterpieces and handcrafted objects has opened its doors to the public at the Louvre-Lens art museum in northern France.

  • Stefan Scholz,Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran 2018-04-02 15:15

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Noruz festivities signify peace and cheerful togetherness

    The gentle spring breeze reminds us of the green, blooming and refreshing first season of the year and of course Noruz holidays.

  • November 12 earthquake of Kermanshah 2018-04-01 15:10

    Fairly powerful quake shakes western Iran

    Tehran-- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck weatern city of Sarpol Zahab, Kermanshah Province.

  • The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades   2018-03-30 17:23

    The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades  

    TEHRAN – According to the most recent data published by Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, some 14.2 million hectares of Iran’s area is covered by forests compared to 19.5 million hectares in 1942, ISNA reported on Tuesday. 

  • A rainy day in the city of Tehran in October 2015, photo by Mojtaba Mohammadlou/IRNA 2018-03-29 14:57

    Warmer temperatures, less precipitation expected in spring

    TEHRAN — Much of the country should expect higher than average temperatures as well as less precipitation this spring, Climatological Research Institute of Iran has announced.

  • Iranian life expectancy up to 74 year 2018-03-28 12:05

    Iranian life expectancy up to 74 year

    TEHRAN — Iranians’ average life expectancy has risen to 74 years (72.5 years for males and 75.5 years for females), Statistical Center of Iran has announced.

  • road accidents 2018-03-28 07:05

    Holiday trips on the rise, road casualties drop

    TEHRAN — Over the Iranian New Year vacation (starting on March 21) holiday trips grew by 12 percent and road casualties have decreased comparatively, deputy police chief Eskandar Momeni said on Monday.

  • air pollution 2018-03-27 10:19

    Tehraners breathe air fouled by fine particles during holidays

    TEHRAN — The residents of the Iranian capital breathed air fouled by fine particles during the Iranian New Year holidays, also known as Noruz, starting on March 21.

  • Wildfire/ file photo 2018-03-25 13:24

    Wildfire rages northern Iran forests

    TEHRAN-- Wildfire, starting on Saturday, swept through forests in northern province of Gilan, Isna reported.

  • Some tips for green trips 2018-03-24 13:26

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Some tips for green trips

    For many, holidays equals traveling. Individuals may prefer to travel to near or far destinations to gain experience, have fun and create some lasting moments in their lives.

  • Athletes, artists launch campaign to reduce road accidents 2018-03-18 22:37

    Athletes, artists launch campaign to reduce road accidents

    TEHRAN – A group of famous Iranian athletes and artists have initiated a campaign titled ‘please_stay_alive’ with the aim of cutting road accidents and fatalities.

  • A baby bird floating on the water in Shadegan wetland, in southwestern province of Khuzestan 2018-03-18 19:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Deteriorating environment is waiting for the right decisions

    TEHRAN — Did you know if you’re 41 or younger you’ve never experienced a normal climate, not even once? This was shared on Years of Living Dangerously, an American documentary television series focusing on global warming, Instagram page on March 6.

  •  Detail shows a mihrab of the Imam Hassan (AS) Mosque in central Iran 2018-03-17 19:41

    More portions of mosque unearthed in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Further sectors of Imam Hassan (AS) Mosque, a centuries-old monument in Zavareh, central Iran, has been brought to light through an ongoing archaeological project, Mizan reported on Thursday.