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  • Abgoosht 2018-01-20 11:17

    Health Ministry to promote traditional foods, limit fast food

    TEHRAN — The Ministry of Health is planning schemes to encourage consumption of traditional foods and is seriously reconsidering issuance of license for fast food restaurants, Mehr reported on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • From left to right sholehzard, haleem and borani are some foods, which were amongst the favorites of the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad Abdallah ibn al-Muktafi (944-946) 2018/01/20

    By Samira Mohebali*

    Eating like an Iranian: A survey on Persian food


    In this series of articles you can trace cookery art in Iran during history up to present. The survey sheds light on different aspects of Iranian life, culture and civilization.

  • 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.

  • Library and Documentation Center for Natural Resources of Iran 2018-01-18 11:51

    By Marjan Golpira

    Library and Documentation Center for Natural Resources of Iran

    Located at the 150-hectare National Botanical Garden, the Library and Documentation Center for Natural Resources of Iran is the country’s most important reference library in the field of natural resources.

  • Jel Jalani ritual 2018-01-18 09:49

    Colorful Iran:

    Jel-Jalani firework ritual

    Villagers in Tameh village, near Natanz city in central Iran, performed a firework ritual called Jel-Jalani on January 7, 8 and 9.

  • Candlelight vigil to honor victims of Sanchi 2018-01-18 08:42

    Candlelight vigil to honor victims of Sanchi

    TEHRAN – The public and celebrities gathered in front of the building of National Iranian Tanker Company in a sad Tuesday evening here in Tehran to commemorate the victims of Sanchi oil tanker over a candlelight vigil.

  • A view of Tehran with excellent air quality on November 24, 2016  (Photo by IRNA/Mohammad Babaei) 2018-01-17 20:47

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    No painless solution to air pollution

    In a press conference held in Tehran’s Pardisan Park on Saturday, environment officials commented on the newly enacted clean air law and unveiled the slogan for this year’s national clean air day: “Clean Air Law, the Law of Breath.”

  • A view of newly-found prehistoric rock carvings in Isfahan province, central Iran 2018-01-17 19:52

    Isfahan a crossroads for ancient civilizations, traders: survey

    TEHRAN – Fresh archaeological survey on newly-found prehistoric rock carvings in Isfahan suggest the central Iranian province has been a crossroads for civilizations and traders since 5,000 years ago.

  • Iranian artisans to show skills at Japan exhibit 2018-01-17 19:52

    Iranian artisans to show skills at Japan exhibit

    TEHRAN – A group of 11 Iranian artisans will attend the ‘second week’ of the 85th Tokyo International Gift Show, which will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from February 7 to 9.

  • 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.

  • Tehran's clean air 2018-01-17 09:12

    DOE ready to fight for people’s right of clean air

    TEHRAN – Implementation of clean air law will definitely face serious oppositions but the Department of Environment is ready to stand up for the nation’s right to have clean air, DOE chief Isa Kalantari said 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.

  • Conference studies life challenges of housewives 2018-01-16 09:26

    Conference studies life challenges of housewives

    TEHRAN – A one-day scientific conference on life challenges of housewives was held in the eastern city of Birjand on Sunday.

  • khakshir 2018-01-16 09:23

    Persian drugstore

    Flixweed seeds: Iranian khakshir

    Flixweed is the common name of the plant descurainia sophia. Its weed, known as khak-e shir or khakshir in Iran, is used with water as a drink, which is mostly used as thirst quencher in hot weather.

  • Mojtaba Pirzad 2018-01-16 09:21

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Digital marketing in Iran on development track

    Digital marketing in Iran is increasing its hold on the domestic market share, assistant professor in marketing management and business advisor Mojtaba Pirzad said in an interview with the Tehran Times.

  • 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.

  • Tehran police chief visits Saint Sarkis Cathedral 2018-01-15 15:19

    Tehran police chief visits Saint Sarkis Cathedral

    TEHRAN — On the occasion of the New Year, Tehran police chief Hossein Rahimi visited Saint Sarkis Cathedral on Sunday.

  • بنزین 2018-01-15 12:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Subsidized petrol detrimental to economy, citizens’ health  

    Certain officials, both in successive parliaments and administrations, have been injecting such a belief among the public that as if cheap petrol is like water for fish.

  • A tent nomad school in Iran 2018-01-15 09:05

    One third of Iran’s schools require renovation

    TEHRAN – One third of schools in Iran are dilapidated and require renovation, director of schools renovation, development and equipment organization said on Saturday.

  • MAH3 2018-01-15 08:57

    300,000 disabled to receive monthly allowance

    TEHRAN – Around 300,000 individuals suffering from multiple disability will receive allowance on a monthly basis, deputy director of Tehran’s welfare organization for rehabilitation affairs said on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Chalous Road 2018-01-14 15:46

    By Marjan Golpira

    Chalous Road not for the faint of heart

    From northern Karaj the very popular and long Chalous Road will give you an unforgettable journey to the rich greenery of northern Iran where cities lie on the coasts of the Caspian Sea.

  • نفتکش 2018-01-14 13:00

    No hope of finding survivors in Iran tanker incident

    There is no chance any crew members had survived among the 32 aboard an Iranian oil tanker that was still blazing a week after the ship collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast.