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  • An Iranian artisan makes a piece of mat board. 2017-12-06 20:21

    Qeshm to host intl. mat-weaving workshop

    TEHRAN – An international workshop on professional mat-weaving skills opens today in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

  • Transit of goods 2017-12-06 20:20

    Transit of goods via Iran rises 21% in 8 months

    TEHRAN- Transit of goods via Iran rose 21 percent during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21) compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a transport official.

  • qassemi 2017-12-06 20:19

    Tillerson’s accusations are ‘unfounded’, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that accusations levelled by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson against Iran are “unfounded” and “false”.

  • Khosrotaj 2017-12-06 20:16

    Iran-Spain economic co-op opportunities forum held

    TEHRAN- Iran-Spain economic cooperation forum was held at the place of Spanish Chamber of Commerce, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Netherlands 2017-12-06 20:15

    ICCIMA delegation to embark for Netherlands in late Jan. 2018

    TEHRAN- A delegation from Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) will visit the Netherlands from January 28 to February 1, 2018, the portal of ICCIMA reported.

  • SME 2017-12-06 20:15

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Supporting SMEs to raise production, employment

    SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are enterprises whose personnel numbers fall below certain limits. According to the European definition, SMEs are enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million.

  • zarif 2017-12-06 20:14

    Zarif calls U.S. travel ban ‘sad’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the U.S. travel ban gives full license to bigotry, calling it a “sad” move.

  • روحانی و اردوغان 2017-12-06 19:38

    Rouhani, Erdogan seek OIC action on al-Quds 

    TEHRAN – During a phone conversation on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed recent moves surrounding al-Quds (Jerusalem), urging the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take action.

  • Pakistan 2017-12-06 19:37

    Free trade agreement draft finalized between Iran, Pakistan

    TEHRAN- Iran and Pakistan finalized the draft of a much-awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA), official sources told Business Recorder.

  • دیدار مسئولان نظام و میهمانان کنفرانس وحدت اسلامی‌ با رهبر انقلاب 2017-12-06 19:37

    Palestine will eventually be freed from occupation, Leader says

    Move on Jerusalem is sign of despair: Ayatollah Khamenei 

    TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said a new decision to designate Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel is a sign of the enemy’s “incompetence and despair”.

  • joint workshops on raga 2017-12-06 18:38

    Indian musicians to hold raga workshops in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Three Indian musicians are scheduled to hold two joint workshops on raga, a melodic mode in Indian classical music, at the Iranian Academy of Arts in Tehran on Saturday.

  • Golden Fox Award 2017-12-06 18:36

    Movies from Iran nominated for Golden Fox Award

    TEHRAN – Three Iranian movies have received nominations at the Golden Fox Award of the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival in India.

  • Khalu Mohammad-Qanbar Hormozi 2017-12-06 18:35

    Musician Khalu Mohammad-Qanbar Hormozi dies in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – Khalu Mohammad-Qanbar Hormozi, a musician with Liva, a regional music band from the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, died of a heart attack in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Philip Giordano 2017-12-06 18:34

    Italian illustrator Philip Giordano to hold workshops in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The Tokyo-based Italian illustrator Philip Giordano is in Tehran to hold workshops for a number of Iranian illustrators today and tomorrow.

  • piruzfar 2017-12-06 18:33

    Iranian cineastes to hold workshops in Vietnam

     TEHRAN – Iranian director Reza Dormishian and stage and screen star Parsa Piruzfar are scheduled to hold workshops at Ho Chi Minh City University of Theater and Cinema in Vietnam.

  • Italian maestro Damiano Giuranna conducts a rehearsal by the World Youth Orchestra and the Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on December 5, 2017. (Mehr/Iman Hamikhah) 2017-12-06 18:32

    Italian maestro Giuranna impressed by President Rouhani’s remarks on unity 

    TEHRAN – Italian maestro Damiano Giuranna who is the conductor of the World Youth Orchestra said that he was impressed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent remarks on the need for unity among Muslims in the world.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2017-12-06 16:53

    No link between recent quakes across Iran: seismologist

    TEHRAN — Recent earthquakes hitting provinces of Kermanshah, Tehran, Kerman, Bushehr and Gilan are not connected to each other, professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare said.

  • قرعه کشی لیگ قهرمانان آسیا 2017-12-06 15:15

    Iranian teams know their rivals at 2018 AFC Champions League

    Iranian football teams have learned their opponents at the 2018 edition of the AFC Champions League following the competition’s official draw in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

  • سعید علی حسینی 2017-12-06 10:45

    Iran’s weightlifter Alihosseini wins silver after eight-year doping ban

    Saeid Alihosseini from Iran claimed a silver medal at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center early Wednesday.

  • دیدار تیم ملی فوتبال ایران و کره جنوبی 2017-12-06 02:03

    By Masoud Hossein

    Iran should be thankful for World Cup draw

    Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz says that regardless of group the team is in during the 2018 World Cup, the competition is a serious opportunity for Team Melli to improve their competitiveness.

  • ga griv 2017-12-05 15:49

    Colorful Iran

    ‘Ga griv’ by Bakhtiari nomads

    Ga griv, which literally means weeping, is a kind of elegy recited by Bakhtiari nomads, a southwestern Iranian tribe, and a subgroup of the Lors.

  • herbal tea 2017-12-05 15:13


    Soothing and relaxing with herbal teas

    Iranian grandmothers always have a cabinet in their homes full of herbal teas as remedies for different diseases, especially for relaxation and soothing. Here are three herbal teas, which are good for relaxation and are remedies for sleep deprivation.

  • korsi 2017-12-05 11:52

    Korsi: pleasant warmth for family gathering

    TEHRAN -- Not a long time ago, korsi was found in nearly all Iranian houses during cold seasons. With the change of lifestyle, korsi is not a houseware anymore these days.

  • Migratory birds 2017-12-05 11:48

    Migratory birds flocking to Karun 

    The first flock of migratory birds including ivory gulls, herons, and cormorant, have flown to the Karun river to winter in southern Iran.   Every year with the onset of cold seasons many migratory birds wing their ways to tropical areas near the Persian Gulf and the wetlands located in southern Iran which supply them with adequate food and warmth.

  • جلسه مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام به ریاست آیت الله هاشمی شاهرودی 2017-12-05 11:36

    U.S. Treasury waging secret full-scale war against Iran: Rezaee

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Monday that there is a special intelligence office in the U.S. Treasury Department tasked with targeting Iran’s economy.

  • Ali Hashemi 2017-12-05 10:57

    Ali Hashemi wins another gold for Iran

    Ali Hashemi bagged another gold for Iran at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center early Tuesday.

  • Moscow meeting 2017-12-05 10:36

    By Hanif Ghafari

    A sea and dozens of questions

    MOSCOW- The meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Moscow is an opportunity to draw up the legal and strategic status of the sea.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-12-05 10:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi Arabia has a weak army: Hossein Askari

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that “But Saudi Arabia, with a weak army, sees Egypt and Jordan as source of military manpower.”

  • non-industrial drugs 2017-12-05 10:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    NATO responsibility toward rising drug production in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _ International conference dubbed ‘Parliamentary Members vs. Drugs’ slated for Dec. 4, in the Russian capital city Moscow is being held. The main purpose of the conference is to discuss the roles of the parliaments in fight against drug.

  • Falak-ol-Aflak fortress in Khorramabad, western Iran, is lit at sunset 2017-12-05 10:13

    Falak-ol-Aflak steady and in good condition: official

    TEHRAN – No physical threat poses Falak-ol-Aflak, a historical fortress in western Iran, as a wave of recent reports on social media hinted that the ancient brick structure has been partly hurt, a cultural heritage official said on Sunday.