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  • Mohammad Tavakkoli dies at 34 2018-02-17 20:00

    Mohammad Tavakkoli dies at 34

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Tavakkoli, son of former senior MP Ahmad Tavakkoli, passed away on Friday night after suffering for three years from liver disease.

  • دیدار رئیس دانشگاه ملی استرالیا با علی اکبر ولایتی 2018-02-17 19:55

    Velayati: U.S. trying to create ‘new Middle East’ to break up nations

    TEHRAN – The United States has been seeking to broaden division among Islamic states and create a “new Middle East” in order to break up regional states, says Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

  • Iran and EU flag 2018-02-17 19:54

    Trade between Iran, EU grows 53% in 2017

    TEHRAN- Iran-European Union trade in 2017 increased by 53 percent in comparison with the year before, according to European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat.

  • Iran-India 2018-02-17 19:52

    Agreements signed to boost economic, agricultural, development co-op

    TEHRAN- Iran and India inked several cooperation agreements on economy, agriculture, and development in New Delhi and in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Iranian presidential website reported.

  • Shares 2018-02-17 19:50

    Over $146m of state-owned shares divested since last Mar.

    TERHRAN- Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO) has transferred 6.849 trillion rials (about $146.06 million) worth of the state-run shares to the private sector since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2017), Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

  • NATO 2018-02-17 19:49

    NATO, Germany back Iran nuclear deal

    At the high-profile Munich Security Conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel have supported the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • A poster of Mashhad-to-Karbala car rally 2018-02-17 19:49

    Iran automobile club to hold rally from Mashhad to Karbala

    TEHRAN – On February 23, the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran will kick-start a family car rally, which its detailed itinerary spans some 2,000 kilometers from Mashhad, northeast Iran, to Karbala, central Iraq.

  • A view of Tehran with the towering snow-capped mountains in the background 2018-02-17 19:48

    CHHTO to arrange special package tours

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is designing a range of promotional cheap package tours, which will be offered to Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey nationals in the span of March 16 to April 4.

  • Mazandran province heaven for migratory birds 2018-02-17 19:47

    Mazandaran, a heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • The photo is depicting a woman picking saffron at a farm in Bojnord, North Khorasan province, in October 2016. Photo by Vahid Khademi/IRNA 2018-02-17 19:45

    Medicinal plants: the next big thing in economic arena?

    TEHRAN — Given water shortage in Iran as an arid and semi-arid area, shifting focus toward cultivation of medicinal plants can both create jobs and boost export revenues in line with the goals of resistance economy, deputy health minister for social affairs said on Friday.

  • Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi is delivering a speech in WHO headquarters in Geneva in June 2017./ Photo by IRNA 2018-02-17 19:44

    Iran health minister appointed WHO commissioner on NCDs

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi has recently been appointed as the World Health Organization’s commissioner for Independent Global High-level Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

  • Tehran Municipality to hold startup weekend in support of green businesses 2018-02-17 19:43

    Tehran Municipality to hold startup weekend in support of green businesses

    TEHRAN – A startup weekend event will be held by Tehran Municipality in a bid to support businesses which are eager to work in environment-related fields, said Sadreddin Alipour, the head of the center for environmental management and sustainable development of Tehran Municipality.

  • Photo by Akbar Tavakoli 2018-02-17 19:43

    Spring rainfalls to exceed normal average: academic

    TEHRAN – Meteorological patterns demonstrate that the country will receive appropriate amounts of rainfall in the upcoming spring and it will compensate for the lack of precipitation in autumn and winter, said the eminent meteorology professor Hossein Ardakani.

  • هندوستان 2018-02-17 19:42

    Zarif: Rouhani’s India visit cements ‘centuries-old friendship’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India cemented “centuries-old friendship” between the two countries.

  • اصغر رحیمی 2018-02-17 19:23

    Rahimi named Iran’s Chef de Mission for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

    Asghar Rahimi has been named as Iran’s Chef de Mission for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Fajr festival 2018-02-17 19:10

    Fajr unveils poster for Cinema Salvation

    TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr International Film Festival unveiled a poster for Cinema Salvation, the official competition section of the festival, on Saturday.

  • Schiller performs a concert at the Grand Hall of the Interior Ministry in Tehran on December 12, 2017. (YJC/Mitra Samavaki)  2018-02-17 19:08

    Schiller to reprise concerts in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The German electronic music band Schiller led by its composer Christopher von Deylen will give concerts in Tehran for the second time in March.

  • “Savushun” 2018-02-17 19:06

    Simin Daneshvar’s “Savushun” published in Italy 

    TEHRAN – Eminent Iranian author Simin Daneshvar’s social-historical novel “Savushun”, also known as “Suvashun”, has recently been published in Italian.

  • A bust of Abbas Kiarostami is seen in the courtyard of  Boom Gallery in Tehran. 2018-02-17 19:05

    Tehran gallery sets up Abbas Kiarostami bust

    TEHRAN – The Tehran-based Boom Gallery, which showcased photo collections by Abbas Kiarostami during several exhibitions, has set up a bronze bust of the world-renowned Iranian art icon in its courtyard.

  • “Damascus Time” producer Mohammad Khazaei accepts an award on behalf of director Ebrahim Hatamikia during the 7th Qoqnus Screen Awards at Andisheh Hall in Tehran on February 16, 2018. (Fars/Soheil Sah 2018-02-17 18:59

    Unacknowledged Fajr films triumphant at Qoqnus Screen Awards

    TEHRAN – Those films that failed to garner an award at the 36th Fajr Film Festival last week were honored on Friday night during the 7th edition of the Qoqnus Screen Awards, which is organized by the Art Bureau to honor revolutionary films.

  • اشکان دژآگه 2018-02-17 15:52

    Ashkan Dejagah sidelined up to eight weeks: Report

    Iranian international midfielder Ashkan Dejagah will be sidelined for six to eight weeks due to a foot injury, according to his agent Reza Fazeli.

  • Iran-India 2018-02-17 14:53

    Indian PM, Iranian president hold substantive talks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held “substantive and productive” talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in areas of defense and security, trade and investment, and energy. They also deliberated on regional situations in their wide-ranging talks.

  • Iranian diplomat says extremism is result of dogmatism 2018-02-17 10:13

    Iranian diplomat says extremism is result of dogmatism

    TEHRAN – Alireza Esmaili, the Iranian cultural attaché in Spain, says extremism is the outcome of dogmatism and this is far from rationality and Islamic Sharia, IRNA reported.

  • Iranian Navy’s flotilla docks at Sri Lanka port 2018-02-17 10:12

    Iranian Navy’s flotilla docks at Sri Lanka port

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Navy’s 50th flotilla of warships berthed at Sri Lanka’s port of Colombo on Friday morning, the Navy’s public relations office said, Tasnim reported.

  • Cleric urges unity among political factions 2018-02-17 10:12

    Cleric urges unity among political factions

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, the new Tehran Friday prayer leader, has highlighted the importance of national unity, saying all people with different political tendencies should seek the ideals of the Islamic Revolution and the Leader.

  • Trump extends state of emergency with Iran 2018-02-17 10:11

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The crime that Trump partnered with!

    TEHRAN - The shooting in the state of Florida, killing and wounding dozens of people in the incident, once again showed that the United States is facing a security crisis. In other words, we are witnessing the institutionalization of violence in the American society. American politicians such as Donald Trump not only do it, but also exacerbate it.

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saratov Region 2018-02-17 09:39

    Iranian market in Russia’s Volga region to be established

    TERHAN- Experts believe that establishment of an Iranian market in Russia’s Volga region can ease Iran’s entrance to Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Russian Viewer reported.

  • Iran-ECO 2018-02-17 09:39

    IRU to provide technical assistance to Iran

    TEHRAN - The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is going to provide technical assistance to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member countries, Iran in particular.

  • Maros Sefcovic 2018-02-17 09:37

    EU ready to negotiate Iran’s joining SGC initiative

    TEHRAN – European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said EU is ready to discuss Iran’s joining to the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) with all partners of the project, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  •  Persian Gulf Star Refinery 2018-02-17 09:35

    Iran’s Euro 5 gasoline output to increase 12m liters by Mar. 20

    TEHRAN- Completing the second phase of Persian Gulf Star Refinery by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018) will add 12 million liters of Euro 5 gasoline to Iran’s capacity of the product, according to an oil official.