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  • A chick is floating on water in Shadegan wetland, southwestern province of Khuzestan. Wetlands dryness in southern and southwestern, caused by ignoring the water right of the wetlands coupled with dro 2018-05-26 21:30

    Extreme use of renewable resources worsens water stress: official

    TEHRAN — Iran is withdrawing some 88 percent of it renewable water resources which is exacerbating water shortage in the country, Hedayat Fahmi, an official with the Ministry of Energy has said.

  • A rainy day in Tehran 2018-05-25 19:51

    Average precipitation in Iran falls by 29%

    TEHRAN — Iran’s mean precipitation have dropped by 29 percent compared to the long-term average, the head of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the meteorological center, has said.

  • 55,000 international students studying in Iran 2018-05-25 19:51

    55,000 international students studying in Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 55,000 international students are studying in Iranian universities, Hassan Salar-Amoli, deputy science minister has said.

  • National conference on social pathology on the way in Iran 2018-05-25 19:45

    National conference on social pathology on the way

    TEHRAN — The third national social pathology conference will be held in Tehran by the end of the current Iranian calendar month (June 21), Seyed Hassan Serajzadeh, the head of the Iranian Sociological Association has said.

  • Special schools planned for students with autism in Tehran 2018-05-23 20:15

    Autism screening pilot scheme to launch in Iran

    TEHRAN – An autism screening program will be piloted in a collaborative initiative between the Welfare Organization and the Special Education Organization by September 23 in Isfahan province, Mohammad Taqi Jaghtaei, an advisor to the Ministry of Health has said.

  • Stefan Scholz, Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran 2018-05-23 17:14

    ‘There is room for improving water resources by adopting smart regulations, technologies’

    TEHRAN — “We all know Iran faces water shortages, however, we still see there is lots of room for improving the present resources by adopting smart regulations and smart technologies for strengthening water resilience,” Stefan Scholz, Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • Over 113,000 ‘unintentional crime’ prisoners released last year 2018-05-23 16:25

    Over 113,000 ‘unintentional crime’ prisoners released last year

    TEHRAN — More than 113,000 prisoners who had committed unintentional crimes were released in the past Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018), IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever 2018-05-22 21:35

    10 cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Ten cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever have been reported since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), director of the Health Ministry’s communicable diseases control department has said.

  • A waterfall in western province of Lorestan surrounded by Judas-trees/ Photo by Farzad Dehqani 2018-05-22 18:38

    Intl. Day for Biological Diversity: Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity

    TEHRAN — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a message saying that the rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare and prosperity of people today and for generations to come.

  • CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum 2018-05-22 11:18

    CHHTO breaks ground on anthropology museum

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization on Sunday broke ground on an archeology and anthropology museum in the city of Masal, northern Gilan province.

  • Handcrafted leatherwear on display at CHHTO 2018-05-22 11:18

    Handcrafted leatherwear on display at CHHTO

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of handcrafted leatherwear has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.

  • Rugs dedicated to FIFA World Cup unveiled 2018-05-22 11:17

    Rugs dedicated to FIFA World Cup unveiled

    TEHRAN – Seven rolls of handwoven rugs dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup were unveiled during a ceremony, which was held in the northwestern city of Tabriz on Saturday.

  • Oragan donation 2018-05-21 11:19

    3 million Iranians have organ donor cards

    TEHRAN — Some three million Iranians have organ donor cards and some 10 percent have signed online consent forms for organ donation, Farahnaz Sadeq-Beigi, head of organ procurement program in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, a national research institute for tuberculosis and lung diseases, has said.

  • Seyed Hasan Mousavi Chalak 2018-05-21 11:11

    Iran Association of Social Workers holds two seats in IFSW

    TEHRAN — Iran Association of Social Workers holds two seat in the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and has a great potential to become a role model for other countries, the association’s head Seyed Hasan Mousavi Chalak has said.

  • A school boy in Tehran is wearing a face mask to protect himself against air pollution 2018-05-21 11:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    The challenge of setting a school start date

    TEHRAN — While the current school year is still underway and students are preparing themselves for final exams Education Ministry is dealing with a not very new issue: altering school calendar for the next school year.

  • Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICST) 2018-05-20 21:07

    TWAS Iran Chapter to be established in Shiraz

    TEHRAN -- Iran Chapter of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) will be established at the venue of Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICST) in the city of Shiraz, the Islamic World Science Citation Center reported on Sunday.

  • university of tehran 2018-05-20 21:07

    ‘Iranian students at U.S. universities can continue studies in their country’

    TEHRAN – Iranian students who study at U.S. universities can continue their studies at domestic universities.

  • Marlik collection finds way home after five decades 2018-05-20 10:31

    Marlik collection finds way home after five decades

    Photos depict magnificent Marlik collection being on display at the Rasht Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, northern Iran, May 19, 2018.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (AFP) 2018-05-20 10:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

    TEHRAN — While the cabinet of ministers and the Majlis (parliament) have approved the Paris Climate Agreement, the Guardian Council, that constitutionally holds veto power over all legislations approved by the Majlis, has not ratified the deal.

  • azari jahromi 2018-05-19 21:04

    ‘Mobile Government’ introduced to promote e-services

    TEHRAN – The first phase of e-government services project in Iran officially came on stream on Wednesday under the title of ‘Mobile Government’.

  • خدمت سربازی 2018-05-19 21:03

    Military service eased for knowledge enterprises

    TEHRAN – Workforce who are active in knowledge enterprises, incubators and technology parks, can benefit from facilities provided for two-year compulsory military service.

  • People visit the Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2018-05-19 19:09

    Ramadan tips for foreign travelers

    TEHRAN - For many foreigners, traveling to Iran or other Muslim-majority countries are not complete without wandering around downtown streets and labyrinthine bazaars with savoring local street food.

  • 23 Iranian universities listed among Leiden Ranking 2018 2018-05-18 20:09

    23 Iranian universities listed among Leiden Ranking 2018

    TEHRAN — The Center for Science and Technology Studies Leiden Ranking has placed twenty three Iranian universities in the list of 1,000 major universities worldwide in 2018 which is prepared based on the indicators of scientific impact and collaboration.

  • The headquarters of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. (Photo by Robert Pratta/ Reuters) 2018-05-18 15:36

    Iran joins Intl. Agency for Research on Cancer

    TEHRAN — Iran has become a new participating state in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), sealing a long-standing relationship of collaboration between IARC and Iranian scientists.

  • world telecommunication day 2018-05-18 11:32

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Artificial Intelligence, everyday everywhere

    May 17 marks the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme of enabling the positive use of ‘Artificial Intelligence for All’.

  • World Health Assembly 2018-05-16 21:54

    Iran to attend World Health Assembly next week

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi will be participating in the 71st World Health Assembly on May 21–26, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Motorcyclists 2018-05-16 21:52

    Motorcyclists constitute one third of crash deaths in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Figures are shockingly indicating that motorcyclists are more likely to lose their lives in crashes as they constitute 33 percent of fatalities in Tehran over the last Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018), head of accidents department of Tehran Traffic Police has said.

  • Downtism Café is the first-ever café in Iran run by ten teenagers with autism and Down syndrome 2018-05-15 19:59

    ‘Welfare organization supports cafés run by disabled people’

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Welfare Organization provides financial support to set up cafés which are run by people suffering from different kinds of mental and physical disabilities, an official with the organization has said.

  • Reza Ardakanian 2018-05-15 19:57

    Iran, Germany discuss drawing roadmap to boost co-op in water sector

    TEHRAN — Iran and Germany have called for devising a roadmap towards improving cooperation in water-related issues, especially governing transboundary waters as well as implementing wastewater management projects.

  • IASP World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation 2018-05-15 19:56

    Isfahan to host World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

    TEHRAN -- The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) will hold the 35th World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation from September 2 to 5 at the Isfahan Science and Technology Park.