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  • Imam Mosque 2017-10-28 10:51

    By Maryam Azish

    Imam Mosque, Masterpiece of Architecture in Isfahan

    TEHRNA _ The distinct feature of Persian domes, which separates them from those domes created in the Christian world or the Ottoman and Mughal empires, was the colorful tiles, with which they covered the exterior of their domes, as they would on the interior.

  • ski 2017-10-28 10:49

    By Mina Ahmadi

    Iran enjoys largest untouched ski resort in world

    TEHRAN _ Iran’s ski areas reach altitudes that overshadow those of even the highest resorts in the Alps.

  • Abyaneh 2017-10-28 10:13

    By Mina Ahmadi

    Abyaneh, an exceptional village

    TEHRAN_ Abyaneh is mainly watered by Barzrud River. Set on the slope of the lofty mountain of Karkas, this village has a cold climate with numerous springs creating a favorable condition for agriculture.

  • Reza Ardakanian 2017-10-28 09:29

    Enhancing water efficiency atop agenda: energy minister nominee

    TEHRAN — Enhancing water efficiency is high on agenda, Reza Ardakanian, energy minister nominee told IRNA in an interview published on Friday.

  • اربعین 2017-10-27 20:25

    Over 1.1 million visas issued for Arbaeen pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Hassan Ghashghavi, the deputy foreign minister for consular and expatriates affairs, has said that so far more than 1.1 million visas have been issued for pilgrims who are planning to visit Iraq to observe Arbaeen.

  • پالایشگاه تهران - کراپ‌شده 2017-10-27 20:19

    Fire at Tehran oil refinery kills six people

    TEHRAN – A fire killed six workers and injured three others at an oil refinery in Tehran’s Shar-e Rey district on Friday, media reported.

  • Barberry harvesting season begins 2017-10-27 18:11

    Barberry harvesting season begins

    TEHRAN — Farmers in the eastern province of South Khorasan have started harvesting barberry.

  •  A view of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage in southwest Iran 2017-10-27 13:19

    Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System: A clue to human genius

    TEHRAN - Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 2009 as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in southwest Iran is a destination for history buffs, nature lovers and travelers who eyewitness how the prehistoric yet homogeneous hydraulic system works.

  • A poster for the Artigiano in Fiera International Crafts Selling Exhibition 2017-10-25 19:49

    Iranian artisans to promote skills, arts at Milan festival

    TEHRAN – A cluster of Iranian craftspeople will demonstrate their skills at the Artigiano in Fiera International Crafts Selling Exhibition, which will be held in Milan, Italy, from December 2 to 10.

  • A nomadic troupe performs an indigenous music in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran. 2017-10-25 19:39

    15 Eco-lodges to open in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – A total of 15 eco-lodges are about to open doors to travelers in Sistan-Baluchestan province, a booming yet untapped tourist destination in southeast Iran.

  • Afghan nationals 2017-10-25 17:45

    Tehran schools hosting foreign students

    TEHRAN - Some 370,000 foreign students, mostly Afghan nationals, receive free of charge schooling in Iran for the current school year, starting September 23, 2017.

  • Iran's Red Crescent Society is transferring some150 tons of drugs to Iraq for Arba'een pilgrimage 2017-10-25 17:45

    Iran to provide Arba’een pilgrims with services

    TEHRAN — Iran preparing to provide Arba’een pilgrims with various relief and medical services during the Arba’een walk 2017, director of the Relief and Rescue Organization has said.

  • Rohingya Muslims 2017-10-25 17:44

    Iran plans to build hospital for Rohingya Muslims

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) plans to construct a 32-bed hospital for Rohingya Muslims living in displacement camps in Bangladesh.

  • hepatitis B 2017-10-25 17:44

    Widespread hepatitis vaccination program gets underway

    TEHRAN — Iran has recently started a broad plan for vaccination of barbers, street cleaners, working children, and prisoners against hepatitis.

  •  Ehsan Shariati 2017-10-25 10:03

    By Sara Faraji & Somaye Rezaei

    Shariati was intellectually open to all religious and ideological horizons

    The late Dr. Ali Shariati is one of the most significant and influential intellectuals of the contemporary era in Iran. Even though many summits and conferences are still being held on Ali Shariati, nowadays it seems that his legacy is not used to its fullest in the scientific and intellectual assemblies and only some of his quotes and sayings are mentioned in social contexts. 

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/10/25

    Traditional medicine: How to keep healthy in autumn?

    Part 1

    TEHRAN — In regard to the fact that seasons [link] as well as everything else in the world have distinguishing temperaments, one should follow lifestyle tips and consume food stuff depending on the season to stay healthy all year round.

  • air pollution 2017/10/25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Flouting the law aggravating air pollution, killing thousands

    TEHRAN —The winter is coming and once more days of choking smog are awaiting city dwellers in metropolises of Iran.

  • carpet 2017-10-25 09:10

    Exquisite art of carpet weaving in Kashan

    A woman in the central Iranian city of Kashan weaves a handmade carpet. Kashan carpets are well-known for their longevity, lavish textures, strong colors, and elaborate designs. The traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan was registered on UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Iran exported 5,700 tons of handmade carpets worth $359 million in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2016-March 2017).

  • fish 2017-10-24 14:23

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Data collection, bycatch reduction, halting illegal fishing slow sharks decline

    The demand for shark products, including meat and fins, is increasing in Asia. Hammerhead sharks and the sharks from the Carcharhinidae family that have ‘black fins’ are susceptible for this kind of exploition in Asia.

  • A paragliding athlete is about to fly across an oasis landscape in Yazd province, central Iran. 2017-10-24 09:19

    Yazd to host air sports tourism event

    TEHRAN – The rugged landscape of Yazd province in central Iran will play host to a four-day festival of air sports tourism, which will start on October 31.

  • A craftswoman meticulously brush paints a traditional fruit pot in an undated photo. 2017-10-23 20:55

    Handicraft exports sees ten-fold rise to $2b

    TEHRAN – Iran has set a goal to increase the value of handicraft exports per annum to $2 billion by 2021 from currently around $240 million, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) said on Saturday.

  • Bibi Hazer 2017-10-23 20:54

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    A woman is never incapable, says 91-year-old doll-maker

    TEHRAN – Every morning I wake up with my heart full of love. I have an enthusiasm to make new dolls, says Bibi Hazer Omidvari, a 91-year-old Iranian woman born and grown up in the southwestern city of Kazeroon.

  •  People visit ruins of Tchogha Zanbil, a UNESCO-listed prehistoric ziggurat, in Khuzestan province southwestern Iran. 2017-10-23 20:44

    Tchogha Zanbil to offer free entry to mark UNESCO-listing anniversary

    TEHRAN – Tchogha Zanbil, a prehistoric ziggurat in southwest Iran, will offer free admission on October 26 on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of inscription on UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Maryam Mirzakhani 2017-10-22 17:48

    Standford University commemorates Maryam Mirzakhani

    TEHRAN – Standford University held a memorial on Sunday for Maryam Mirzakhani, the Iranian genius mathematician and the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal prize who died of breast cancer on July 14.

  • ahvaz rock slide 2017-10-22 17:48

    Rock slide in Iran destroys homes, kills two

    TEHRAN -- A rock slide in suburb of the southwestern city of Ahvaz destroyed two homes Sunday morning, killing two children of four and five years old.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-10-22 17:48

    We should keep environment safe for next generations: Kalantari

    ‘Iran lagging behind the world in protecting the environment’

    TEHRAN — In regard to factors determining environmental standards Iran is among countries that is lagging behind the world in safeguarding the environment, the chief of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • An undated photo depicts foreign travelers reveling in Maranjab desert in central Iran. 2017-10-22 08:44

    Ecolodge camp to cater for visitors to Maranjab Desert

    TEHRAN – A massive ecolodge camp adjacent to Maranjab Desert will be completed by late November to fuel tourism boom in the popular destination that lies in Isfahan province, central Iran.

  • عیسی کلانتری 2017-10-21 21:26

    Environment chief: ‘Tough’, ‘painful’ decisions needed as Iran faces water shortage

    TEHRAN - Isa Kalantari, the new chief of the Environment Protection Organization, says Iran must take “tough” and “painful” decisions to save the country from the shrinking water resources.

  • Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan 2017-10-21 20:07

    Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Turkish investors and tour operators will follow up on the issue of building ten five-star hotels in Iran during a visit to the country within the next two months, Iran’s tourism chief says.

  • A file photo shows life-size sculptures standing in front of the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-10-21 20:06

    UNESCO tag forecast to draw more foreign tourists to Yazd

    TEHRAN – The number of international travelers visiting Iran’s Yazd province is estimated to grow by 20 percent in the current Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018) as the capital city of Yazd was made a UNESCO World Heritage in June.