• ‘Iran desires multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan’ 2018-07-31 11:24

    ‘Iran desires multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, on Monday congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over his party’s victory in general elections, saying Tehran desires strong multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan.

  • internet 2018-07-31 11:22

    23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran are women

    TEHRAN – Women make up 48 percent of internet users, 45 percent of cellphone users, and 23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran, Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said here on Sunday.

  • hamid khazaei 2018-07-30 20:45

    Iranian asylum-seeker’s death preventable, Australia court rules

    The death of an asylum-seeker held in a remote Pacific camp from an infection was “preventable” and the Australian government should improve health care services for detainees, a coroner ruled on Monday.

  • ‘3 terror cells linked to Daesh disbanded in 4 months’ 2018-07-30 20:44

    ‘3 terror cells linked to Daesh disbanded in 4 months’

    TEHRAN – Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari says Iranian security forces have managed to detain members of three terrorist cells affiliated to Daesh (ISIL) in the current Iranian year, which began on March 21.  

  • ‘U.S. not as crazy as going to war with Iran’ 2018-07-30 20:42

    Washington has proven it is not trustworthy to negotiate with, Foreign Ministry says

    ‘U.S. not as crazy as going to war with Iran’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday dismissed the possibility of a war against Iran by the United States, saying, “I doubt that America is so depleted of wise men that it would make such a terrible blunder.”

  • jaberi 2018-07-30 20:35

    Jaberi Ansari represents Iran in Sochi talks on Syria

    TEHRAN – Hossein Jaberi Ansari, top aide to Iran’s foreign minister, traveled to Sochi, Russia, to represent Tehran in talks on Syria.

  •  Houthi oil tanker 2018-07-30 17:57

    By Dr. James M. Dorsey 

    Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war

    A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be short-lived, but the impact on Yemen’s three-year-old forgotten war is likely to put the devastating conflict on the front burner.

  • Joining FATF ‘very dangerous’ for Iran, American writer says 2018-07-30 09:39

    Joining FATF ‘very dangerous’ for Iran, American writer says

    TEHRAN – An American writer said on Saturday that joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a form of backdoor compliance with Donald Trump, warning that it would be “very dangerous” for Iran to join the treaty at this time.

  • Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister 2018-07-29 21:03

    Corruption poses big threat to Iran: minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says corruption is a “big threat” against national security, stressing the need to implement e-government for greater transparency and reducing corruption.

  • Sherman: Trump not understanding that Iran won’t surrender 2018-07-29 21:02

    Sherman: Trump not understanding that Iran won’t surrender

    TEHRAN – Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs who led the U.S. negotiating team that concluded the Iran nuclear agreement, says President Trump does not understand that “Iran has a culture of resistance that equates giving in to those kinds of public threats as surrender, and they won’t surrender.”

  • شهرام جزایری 2018-07-29 21:02

    Corrupt tycoon arrested near border crossing

    TEHRAN - Shahram Jazayeri, an Iranian tycoon who spent several years of his life in jail for being involved in a high-profile corruption case, has been arrested near the Bazargan border crossing in West Azarbaijan Province while trying to flee across the border, an official said.

  • Members of director Mostafa Kushki’s troupe perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Tehran Independent Theater on July 17, 2016. (Theaterimages/Nazy Khoshakhlaq) 2018-07-29 18:58

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” comes true at Gdansk Shakespeare Festival 

    TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe directed by Mostafa Kushki performed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the 22nd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival in Poland on Sunday.

  •  Adnan Mahmoud 2018-07-29 18:24

    Iran, Syria to ink MOU on strategic economic co-op

    TEHRAN – Tehran and Damascus are going to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for strategic economic cooperation in near future aiming at developing trade ties between the two sides, the portal of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) reported.

  • Martin Love 2018-07-29 13:41

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. has become a threat to itself, too…

    I can’t help but imagine what a glorious world we might have were there to be accord between the U.S. and Iran, and if not actual accord, at least a Middle East where the U.S. treats each country in the region individually and equally, determining policies and initiatives and even criticism in a two-way give and take, the critique based solely on whether any actor is pursuing their own foreign policies with an aim to rid the region of violence and focus on beneficial, mutual trade and better relations.

  • Iran-India 2018-07-29 11:37

    Iran provides ships, insurance cover to Indian companies to continue oil trade

    TEHRAN - While the suspense prevails over India’s decision to continue oil imports from India in the wake of crippling economic sanctions by the U.S., Iran has started providing ships as well as insurance cover to Indian companies to continue the oil trade, according to reports.

  • Iran’s threat of retaliation not an empty threat: IRGC 2018-07-29 09:38

    Iran’s threat of retaliation not an empty threat: IRGC

    TEHRAN – A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has cautioned the bullying countries not to jeopardize their interests by threatening those of Iran, saying Tehran’s threat of retaliation against countries seeking to block Iranian oil exports is “not an empty threat”.

  • Increasing public awareness on epilepsy is a must 2018-07-29 09:37

    Increasing public awareness on epilepsy is a must

    TEHRAN — Promoting public awareness about epilepsy is a must, head of Iranian epilepsy association, a non-governmental organization, has said, Fars reported on Thursday.

  • Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi 2018-07-29 09:36

    By Setareh Behroozi

    No closed door can stop Iranian young generation: ICT minister

    The international sanctions as well as nonprofessional internet filtering in Iran as great impediments startups deal with in the country, Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi the 24th Iran International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018) on Saturday morning.

  • Law on children’s right: Preventing child abuse or merely imposing punishment 2018-07-29 09:26

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Law on children’s right: Preventing child abuse or merely imposing punishment

    The law on children’s right is very near to be approved by the Majlis [Iranian parliament] and now some burning questions will arise: will it really help prevent child maltreatment, will it help in timely recognition of abuse or it solely crackdowns on criminals and administer punishment?

  • People pose for a selfie with the Ottoman-era Ortakoy Mecidiye mosque in the background in Istanbul, Turkey, August 28, 2017.(REUTERS/Murad Sezer) 2018-07-29 08:54

    Over 1.1m Iranians visited Turkey in H1

    TEHRAN – A total of 1.159 million Iranian nationals visited Turkey during the first half of 2018.

  • A view of the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble 2018-07-29 08:51

    ‘Ardebil province holds potential for becoming tourism hub’

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has said Ardebil province has all the necessary characteristics and potentials to take on “a tourism hub” appearance, CHTN reported.

  • A visitor sits inside the 19th-century Nasir al-Molk Mosque, a tourist destination in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2018-07-29 08:41

    Iran’s 3-month tourist arrivals up 30.6% y/y

    TEHRAN - Tourist arrivals in Iran surged 30.66 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started in March 21) from a year earlier, led by visitors mainly from four neighboring countries, a tourism official has said.

  • ظریف 2018-07-28 21:30

    Zarif to visit Singapore to sign friendship treaty with ASEAN

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Singapore in the coming days to sign the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  • Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections 2018-07-28 21:28

    Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday congratulated Pakistan for successfully holding parliamentary and provincial elections.

  • Carpet 2018-07-28 21:26

    Iran to sue U.S. for blocking hand-woven carpet imports

    The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) says it will file a lawsuit with international tribunals against fresh sanctions imposed by the U.S. on the imports of hand-woven Iranian rugs into the country.

  • abbasi 2018-07-28 21:24

    U.S. sanctions clear violation of human rights: Iran

    TEHRAN – Mahmoud Abbassi, the justice minister’s deputy for human rights and foreign affairs, said on Saturday that the U.S. sanctions are a clear violation of human rights and called for formation of a committee to study the repercussion of sanctions on ordinary people.

  •  U.S.-Iran 2018-07-28 11:21

    By Seyyed Hossein Mousavian

    How to avoid U.S.-Iran conflict – and perhaps save the nuclear deal

    While the world has been focusing on Donald Trump’s summits with NATO and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, tensions are escalating dangerously between Washington and Tehran.

  • ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’ 2018-07-28 08:48

    ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’

    TEHRAN — Renewable water resources has drastically decreased to less than 100 billion cubic meters from 132 bcm over the past 50 years, environmental official Mohammad Mojabi has said.

  • Photo depicts a view of Urmia Lake in December 2016, photo by Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-07-28 08:47

    ‘Solar power plants an alternative for income generation around Lake Urmia basin’

    TEHRAN — Setting up solar power plants to produce electricity can be an alternative income generation for farmers in Lake Urmia basin in northwestern Iran, Ja’far Mohseni, head of East Azarbaijan academic center for education, culture and research, known as Jahad Daneshgahi, has said.

  • mattis 2018-07-27 20:41

    Mattis dismisses ABC News report on Iran as ‘fiction’

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has dismissed as “fiction” a recent report suggesting the Trump administration was preparing to launch attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities.