• Smart buses to hit Tehran streets 2017-12-17 08:27

    Smart buses to hit Tehran streets

    TEHRAN – New buses equipped with internet, digital library, voice announcement and video systems will soon be added to Tehran’s public transportation fleet.

  • Golestan National Park 2017-12-17 08:27

    $7.5m earmarked for Golestan National Park

    National parks budget raised by threefold

    TEHRAN – The budget of Golestan National Park, northern Iran, will rise to 300 billion rials (nearly $7.5 million) in the next Iranian calendar year, starting March 21, 2018.

  • Health Minister Hashemi (2nd L sitting) and the Iranian delegation are posing for a photo along with Korean officials and staff at the Severance Hospital. 2017-12-17 07:31

    S. Korea to have a hand in Iran’s health sector

    TEHRAN – Iran and South Korea have committed to cooperate on health-related issues concerning equipping and building new hospitals as well as sharing specialized knowledge in the sector.

  • No link between departure tax and inland tourism: expert 2017-12-16 21:12

    No link between departure tax and inland tourism: expert

    TEHRAN – A tourism expert says a sharp rise in the departure tax does not necessarily lead to an increase of domestic travels due to the psychology of tourism that has not been taken in account.

  • Wax effigies are seen at the Rehnan historical bathhouse in Isfahan, central  Iran 2017-12-16 21:08

    Wider tourism scene projected for Isfahan

    TEHRAN – Isfahan authorities are seeking a wider tourism scene for the ancient city, which was once the seat of power in Persia and a top tourism destination now.

  • هانس بلیکس مدیر سابق آژانس اتمی 2017-12-16 20:51

    By Hans Blix

    From an isolated Iran to an isolated U.S.

    For years, suspicions were raised over the size of Iran’s extensive nuclear energy program and whether this suggested nuclear weapon intentions along with its peaceful use of nuclear energy. As a result, Iran was subject to economic sanctions and isolation from the international community.

  • Lake Urmia 2017-12-16 10:22

    BY Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Budget deficiency is holding back Lake Urmia complete restoration

    TEHRAN —Lake Urmia, once called a symbol of Azari identity, dubbing it “the turquoise solitaire of Azerbaijan”, is on the road to ruin and the officials blame it on budget constraint.

  • Przewalskis horse 2017-12-16 10:18

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zoos seen as saviors of endangered animals

    Zoos can effectively work together to conserve some of the endangered animals. Zoos have the necessary knowledge and experience in animal care, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, reproductive biology, and genetics to establish captive animal populations of endangered animals.

  • Tehran says not recognizing Israel 2017-12-16 10:11

    Tehran says not recognizing Israel

    TEHRAN – Iran announced on Thursday that its support for the documents issued in the recent emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) does not mean that Tehran recognizes “the occupying and fake regime of Israel.”

  • U.S. lawmakers pass bill on Iranian officials’ assets 2017-12-16 10:10

    U.S. lawmakers pass bill on Iranian officials’ assets

    TEHRAN – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday obliging the Treasury Department to publish a report chronicling the financial assets of top Iranian officials.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/12/16

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    The importance and specifications of "Akhlat"- Yellow bile

    TEHRAN — According to the sayings of prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the twelve Shia imams ‘abstaining’, not consuming food and drinks which are not good for us, and heeding other environmental factors are the keys to health.

  • Antique relics seized in Hamedan 2017-12-14 12:50

    Antique relics seized in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Three historical objects have been confiscated in an anti-smuggling operation in Hamedan, west central Iran, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Vietnamese officials, travel marketers visit Isfahan 2017-12-14 10:39

    Vietnamese officials, travel marketers visit Isfahan 

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Vietnamese officials and travel associates has embarked on a familiarizing tour of Isfahan province, central Iran.

  • 13 new hotels under construction in Kerman 2017-12-13 20:24

    13 new hotels under construction in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A total of 13 hotels and apartment hotels are under construction across Kerman with the aim of buttressing the booming tourism industry in the southeastern vast province. 

  • Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran 2017-12-13 20:17

    Explore a microcosm of Sufism while traversing Iran

    TEHRAN – Arrays of harmonious sun-scorched domes, well-preserved and richly-ornamented facades and interiors and, above all, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility have all made the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble a must-see stopover for travelers to the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran. 

  • Mehdi Sepahvand 2017-12-13 20:15

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Tehran Times Political Editor

    Iran as the nuclear ‘other’

    Ever wonder why U.S. President Donald Trump called the Iran nuclear deal the “worst deal ever” for America? It would be a remote proposition to say that the deal has not met its claim to being a good non-proliferation agreement. The thing about the deal that stings Trump and his fellows may be that it came across the idea they wanted Iran to represent.

  • Khatam-al Anbiya active in 10 major fields 2017-12-13 19:49

    Khatam-al Anbiya active in 10 major fields

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Ebadollah Abdollahi, the commander of the Khatam-al Anbiya Construction Unit, said on Wednesday that the firm is helping the government in 10 major fields.

  • Zarif renews Iran’s calls for ceasefire in Yemen 2017-12-13 19:45

    Zarif renews Iran’s calls for ceasefire in Yemen

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday reiterated Iran’s support for any efforts to reduce the sufferings of the Yemeni people and immediately stop the war in the country.

  • EU recognizing Iran’s peaceful nuclear program: Araqchi 2017-12-13 19:42

    5+1 protests Washington’s lack of commitment to JCPOA

    TEHRAN – A high-level meeting of the JCPOA joint commission was held in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Wednesday.

  • گازپروم 2017-12-13 18:47

    Gazprom inks agreement on Iran’s $4b gas project

    TEHRAN - Russia's energy giant Gazprom signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company to cooperate in the Iran LNG project which is estimated to cost $4 billion.

  • Vocalist Homayun Shajarian (L) and composer Sohrab Purnazeri (R) accept awards for their album “Subdued” during the House of Music Celebration at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on December 12, 2017. (Honaronlin 2017-12-13 18:39

    Criticism overshadows Iran’s House of Music Celebration 

    TEHRAN – The 18th edition of Iran’s House of Music Celebration was overshadowed by criticism from Managing Director Hamidreza Nurbakhsh at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall, which hosted government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht and a number of cultural officials.

  • Iran, Netherlands 2017-12-13 12:15

    Iran, Netherlands seek increased environmental co-op 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment chief Isa Kalantari held a meeting in Tehran on Monday with Dutch ambassador Susanna Terstal, discussing ways to boost environmental cooperation. 

  • Iranian parliament urge Islamic states to cut ties with Israel, lower economic ties with U.S. 2017-12-13 10:11

    Iranian parliament urge Islamic states to cut ties with Israel, lower economic ties with U.S.

    TEHRAN – In a statement released on Tuesday, Iranian lawmakers strongly condemned the U.S. president for recognizing al-Quds as Israeli capital and called on Muslim nations to break off ties with the Tel Aviv regime and lower economic ties with the United States.

  • سفر سردار قاسم سلیمانی به اصفهان 2017-12-12 18:43

    Soleimani offers support for Palestinian groups to resist Trump’s move on al-Quds

    TEHRAN - General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC Quds Force, has offered Iran's "complete support" for Palestinians in their struggle against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-12-12 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    ISIL origins are geopolitical and ideological: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to the measures that should be taken in post-ISIL era, Prof. Arshin Adib Moghaddam, believes the origins of ISIL are geopolitical and ideological. In recent weeks Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Iraq declared 'victory' over the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri group cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

  • A file photo shows a typical eco-lodge in Hormozgan province, southern Iran. 2017-12-12 09:31

    Over $12m allotted to expand eco-lodges in Hormozgan

    TEHRAN – Over 500 billion rials (roughly $12.5 million) will be channeled into building new eco-lodge inns across Hormozgan province in southern Iran.

  • An undated photo shows a rock climber ascending the frozen Akhlamad Waterfall in Khorasan Razavi province, northeast Iran. 2017-12-11 20:28

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Akhlamad retains charm in winter

    TEHRAN – Though not a water-rich country, Iran still boasts a considerable number of waterfalls and cascades that are fairly popular amongst domestic sightseers.

  • Persons with disability awaiting better living conditions 2017-12-11 18:08

    Persons with disability awaiting better living conditions

    TEHRAN – The bill on rights of persons with disabilities, which is being discussed by the Majlis [Iranian Parliament], has raised hopes among the disabled for better living conditions.

  •  Boris Johnson 2017-12-11 13:12

    By Saeed Sobhani

    What is Johnson afraid of?

    TEHRAN _ The British Foreign Secretary's recent visit to our country is a matter of varying dimensions. The reality is that Boris Johnson is currently in a difficult position. He has been criticized by many British politicians such as Jeremy Corbin, the leader of the Labor Party in recent weeks. Even some Boris Johnson parties in the conservative party have advised him to resign from his position. Under these circumstances, the British Foreign Secretary has traveled to Iran to discuss the security prosecutors, nuclear accords and regional issues with our country's authorities. What is certain is that Britain is guilty of any of these cases. In other words, Boris Johnson must be held accountable for any charges against his government.

  • Waste management has come to a head 2017/12/11

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Waste management has come to a head

    TEHRAN — The issue of waste management in Iran has reached a critical stage and actions have to be taken in no time.