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  • Health minister appoints women to key posts 2017-10-13 17:52

    Iran's health minister appoints women to key posts

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi appointed three women to senior managerial posts on Wednesday.

  • play therapy 2017-10-11 19:05

    Play therapy center inaugurated in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A new play therapy center aiming to help children with social or emotional deficits was inaugurated in Tehran on Wednesday.

  • technical-vocational training 2017-10-11 19:05

    $1.4b allocated for improving technical-vocational skills

    TEHRAN — Iran has allocated 55 trillion rials (nearly $1.4 billion) for improving technical and vocational education and training, the deputy labor minister said on Tuesday.

  • Mohammad-Javad Dehqani (L) and Mohamad Nasir 2017-10-11 17:55

    Iran, Indonesia enhance scientific co-op

    TEHRAN — The Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) affiliated with the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education to facilitate research and scientific cooperation.

  • Setayesh Qoreishi 2017-10-10 21:06

    Afghan girl’s murderer to receive death penalty soon

    TEHRAN — The 17-year-old Iranian boy who had prosecuted for the abduction, sexual assault, and murder of the 6-year-old Afghan girl, Setayesh Qoreishi, has been handed down death penalty.

  • Tehran population 2017-10-10 21:05

    Tehran tops immigrant-friendly cities in Iran

    TEHRAN -- According to Iran’s 2016 National Population and Housing Census, Tehran was the most desired destination for Iranians living in other cities.

  • Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi (L) and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 2017-10-10 17:51

    WHO hails Iran’s health system development

    TEHRAN — World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed on Tuesday Iran’s health system development, saying that Iran sets an example for other countries worldwide.

  • Officials of the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad in talk with Iranian media delegation, September 18, 2017. 2017-10-10 11:27

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Explore Pakistan, the land unknown to many

    My Travelogue of Pakistan

    When I was told by my superiors to make a journey to Pakistan, I started wondering how traveling to our neighboring country could be. Soon after, I made up my mind to perceive the country objectively and feel it personally, not in the way some mainstream media portray it.

  • nazari 2017-10-09 18:01

    Iranian woman to receive IPRA award

    TEHRAN – Mina Nazari, the winner of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Prize, will receive her award on October 17.

  • irish 2017-10-09 18:00

    Irish Senate delegation meets Iranian female lawmakers

    TEHRAN – An Irish Senate delegation paid a visit to the Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Tuesday, discussing ways with the women’s faction of Majlis to strengthen bilateral ties.

  • Healthcare service unit at Tehran subway's Imam Khomeini station  2017-10-09 09:39

    Free healthcare services at Tehran subway

    TEHRAN -- Tehran subway will provide passengers with free healthcare services at two specific stations on October 6, 8 and 15.

  • working children 2017-10-09 09:38

    Working children celebrate National Children Day

    TEHRAN -- The State Welfare Organization held a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday for 500 working children to celebrate the National Children Day.

  • Isa Kalantari (R) and Mohammad Ali Najafi 2017-10-09 09:38

    Tehran Municipality, Department of Environment ink MOU on environmental studies

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality and the Department of Environment signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct environmental studies at Pardisan park which is a habitat for animals and plant species.

  • Archaeologists and researchers are seen at Tappeh Poustchi on the outskirts of Shiraz, southern Iran. 2017-10-08 11:26

    New excavations may push history of Shiraz deeper in time

    TEHRAN - Recent archeological studies and excavations in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz has led researchers to gain a fresh insight into the history of the city which may go down further in time.

  • Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual observed in central Iran-- 3 2017-10-08 11:26

    Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual observed in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Millennia-old Qalishuyan ritual which has passed down from generations to generations was enormously observed on Friday by hundreds of faithful Shia Muslims who came together in Khaveh village of Mashhad-e Ardehal near Kashan, central Iran.

  • Es'haq Jahangiri 2017-10-07 18:10

    First VP calls for indigenous model of rural development

    TEHRAN – Rural development does not mean urbanization of villages, First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Saturday, calling for promotion of an indigenous model for rural development.

  • white cane walk 2017-10-07 18:10

    Traffic rules for white cane walk take effect

    TEHRAN – The traffic police started implementing new regulations on Saturday obliging drivers to respect right-of-way for visually impaired or disabled pedestrians.

  • The elderly gather, play group games 2017-10-07 18:10

    The elderly gather, play group games

    TEHRAN — A crowd of senior Tehrani citizens gathered together, walked in groups and played group games at Tehran Theater Complex on Friday.

  • From right to left, Arash Borhani (2nd R), Reza Enayati, Farshad Pious, and Ali Daei 2017-10-06 18:58

    Former footballers named traffic police ambassadors

    TEHRAN — Four famous former Iranian footballers were introduced as traffic police ambassadors.

  • festival on family readiness for earthquake 2017-10-06 18:58

    Tehran museum to hold festival on readiness for earthquake

    TEHRAN -- Iran’s National Museum of Science and Technology will hold a festival with the theme of readiness for earthquake from November 11 to 16.

  • A little cancer-stricken child does his/her homework at the Mahak Hospital in an undated photo 2017-10-06 18:57

    Iran’s first hospital school inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Mehraein, the first hospital school in Iran, was inaugurated at Ali- Asghar Children’s Hospital in Tehran on Thursday.

  • Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran 2017-10-05 15:02

    Foreign tourists spectate Muharram rituals in Iran

    TEHRAN – Clusters of foreign travelers witnessed rituals of Tasua and Ashura – the ninth and tenth days of the mourning month of Muharram - which were vividly observed by millions of people on Saturday and Sunday in various cities across Iran.

  • Veteran craftswoman Mahnesa Shahsavarpour receives a lifetime prize at Tehran’s 28th National Crafts Exhibit on August 26, 2017. 2017-10-05 15:02

    Iran introduces nominee for ‘world’s mother of handicrafts’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body has named Mahnesa Shahsavarpour, 107, as the country’s eldest craftsperson and the nominee for the title of ‘world’s mother of handicrafts’ to the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region.

  • World Food Day 2017-10-05 15:00

    Iran to observe World Food Day 2017

    TEHRAN — A national conference is planned to be held on the occasion of the World Food Day 2017 on October 15 in Tehran.

  • Downpour in northern Iran 2017-10-04 15:33

    Downpour in northern Iran amid drought forecast for southwest

    TEHRAN — While Iran’s Climatological Research Institute has projected drought for six southwestern provinces for the current water year, starting on September 23, torrential rain has shut down schools in Ramsar, northern province of Mazandaran.

  • Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran 2017-10-04 08:11

    Clean-up campaigns underway during Muharram in Iran

    TEHRAN — Several campaigns aiming to clean up streets from trashes got underway during the first 10 days of the mourning month of Muharram, starting September 22, across Iran.

  • Gary Lewis (L) and Isa Kalantari 2017-10-03 20:13

    Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.

  • Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship 2017-10-03 09:21

    Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

    TEHRAN – Yesterday evening, clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians came together in various reunions across the country to celebrate Mehregan, an ancient Persian festival that marks friendship, affection and love.

  • An undated photo depicts foreign passengers standing in Mashhad railway station as they have just got off Golden Eagle luxurious train for a layover from Moscow to Tehran. 2017-10-02 20:16

    Iran to welcome 22nd foreign tourists train in October

    TEHRAN – A total of 21 luxurious trains with foreign sightseers aboard have toured Iran over the past three years and a new one will arrive in the country in October, an official with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways said on Friday.

  • sheida nasseri 2017-10-02 19:53

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    ‘Iranian women builders of the nation’

    TEHRAN -- Women in Iran have always been the builders of the nation. The same holds true for the Iranian women living in the United Arab Emirates where they are engaged in different fields of activity, said Sheida Nasseri, the founder of a female-based nonprofit organization in the UAE called Persian Today’s Woman of Dubai.