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  • Ali Rejestry Ramkani 121-year-old Iranian sailor getting pension 2017-12-31 11:03

    121-year-old Iranian sailor getting pension

    TEHRAN — A 121-year-old sailor who is one of the oldest pensioners in Iran is living in Soza village, the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm.

  • Kang where roof of one house is yard of another 2017-12-31 09:03

    Kang where roof of one house is yard of another

    Photos depict the photogenic village of Kang situated on the highlands of Mount Binalud in northeast Iran, December 28, 2017.

  • Iran sees a decline in health tourist influx 2017-12-30 22:03

    Iran sees a decline in health tourist influx

    TEHRAN – The number of medical tourists traveling to Iran is estimated to fell some 10 percent in the current Iranian calendar year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018) in comparison to the previous year, IRIB reported on Thursday.

  • People visit Imam Square, a UNESCO World Heritage in Isfahan, central Iran 2017-12-30 18:34

    Iran to scrap paper visas for all countries

    TEHRAN – Iran will stop issuing paper visas in favor of electronic ones for all countries by May 2018, said Hassan Qashqavi, the deputy foreign minister for consular affairs.

  • Interior Minister Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli 2017-12-30 10:19

    Installing seismometer stations in quake-prone areas prioritized

    TEHRAN – Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said setting up new seismometer stations and GPS systems all over the country especially in quake-prone areas is a priority, Mehr reported on Thursday.

  • Children's hospital 2017-12-30 10:19

    By Sadaf Abbassi

    “Candy Thursdays” pouring kindness into people’s lives

    TEHRAN — Hospital waiting rooms are not lively places, it even gets worse when it comes to children’s hospital. Usually, pale, sick and exhausted children with their tensed parents are wishing to get out of this horrible place as soon as possible.

  • Restricting diesel engine trucks eases Tehran’s air pollution 2017-12-30 10:18

    Restricting diesel engine trucks eases Tehran’s air pollution

    TEHRAN – Following consistent air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran trucks running on diesel engine were temporarily banned from the streets, which dramatically reduced pollutants in the capital.

  • Dreamy Dizin has great offers for ardent ski fans 2017-12-29 20:37

    By Marjan Golpira

    Dreamy Dizin has great offers for ardent ski fans

    High on the Alborz mountains north of Tehran, the prestigious Dizin Ski Resort is one of the winter attractions of Iran, offering an exciting destination for ski lovers from beginners to professionals.

  • تهران پس از زلزله 2017-12-29 07:54

    Tehran quakes: Tehraners tremble with fear

    TEHRAN — Tehran was shaken with yet another minor quake at 00:54 a.m. local time on Wednesday stoking up fear once again into the hearts of terrified citizens.

  • An adult literacy course 2017/12/29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Literacy is a right and a means of gaining other rights

    TEHRAN — Literacy, a benchmark for social and economic progress, is a right and a channel for achieving other rights.

  • Mahak advances in childhood cancer treatment 2017-12-29 07:51

    Mahak advances in childhood cancer treatment

    TEHRAN – The number of children with cancer that have been recuperated in the Mahak Society has increased by 9 percent year on year, ISNA quoted Mahak director Arasb Ahmadian as saying on Wednesday.

  • Iran’s fertility rate reaches normal levels: expert 2017-12-29 07:50

    Iran’s fertility rate reaches normal levels: expert

    TEHRAN – Fertility rate in Iran has reached replacement level which means the country is no longer underpopulated, chairman of Population Association of Iran said on Wednesday

  • Photo shows a collection of Iranian potteries that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-12-28 09:06

    New handicrafts marketplaces to come on stream

    TEHRAN – A total of five newly-constructed handicrafts marketplaces are due to be inaugurated in various cities of Markazi province, central Iran.

  • Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity 2017-12-27 20:04

    Towers of silence where antiquity meets modernity

    TEHRAN – Towers of silence in central Iran are not any more dedicated to bones of the dead to get cleaned by vultures. In modern era, they are just peaceful destinations for domestic and foreign travelers.

  • A view of Tabiat bridge in northern Tehran 2017-12-27 10:31

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Tehran, the city that we love

    TEHRAN -- Unsteady earth and grey sky is making many people living in Tehran to spend heavy days. While Tehran has been grappling with persisting air pollution in recent weeks, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the city on December 21.

  • State-run organizations obliged to recruit persons with disabilities  2017-12-27 07:40

    State-run organizations obliged to recruit persons with disabilities

    TEHRAN — As per an article of the bill on rights of persons with disabilities Majlis (the Iranian parliament) has mandated state-run organizations to recruit persons with disabilities.

  • Iran’s mean precipitation drops by 56% 2017-12-27 07:34

    Iran’s mean precipitation drops by 56%

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced a 56-percent decrease in average precipitation over the period from September 23-December 25 compared to the same period in the long run, the country’s meteorological organization has announced.

  • Cheetah cub saved from smugglers 2017-12-27 07:30

    Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and required measures were taken for her protection, Iran’s Department of Environment official website reported on Tuesday.

  • A view of the city of Bam, rocked by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake 14 years ago, Photo by IRNA 2017-12-27 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    On the occasion of 2003 Bam earthquake

    Fourteen years after a deadly quake hit the city of Bam in the southeastern province of Kerman once again deep-seated fear of devastating quakes has gripped people all over the country.

  • earthquake 2017-12-27 07:16

    A minor magnitude 4.2 quake hits Tehran

    TEHRAN — The earthquake shook Tehran at 00:54 a.m. and felt by Tehran, Karaj and surrounding cities.

  • colorful iran 2017-12-26 21:29

    Naqsh-e henna ritual in Hormozgan

    Women in the southern province of Hormozgan adorn their hands and feet with henna designs known as ‘naqsh-e henna’.

  • Persian drugstore 2017-12-26 21:29

    Iranian traditional medicine: Magic of tangerine

    According to the Iranian traditional medicine, consumption of tangerine and other citrus fruits which have wet and cooling characteristics, control body temperature in cold seasons.

  • Iranian breakfast 2017-12-26 21:28

    Start your day with Iranian breakfast

    Breakfast is always considered as an important meal among Iranian families. Eating breakfast provides a time for them to enjoy togetherness and is a great choice for beginning a day. Flatbread and tea are essential parts of Persian style breakfast. They are always present on the table during breakfast time.

  • A combination photo depicts Hossein Sajedi, an Iranian collector and musician, as well as some of his sound and music gear. 2017-12-26 08:59

    Museum dedicated to sound and music to open in Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A museum devoted to sound and music gear is due to open its doors to the public in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, which will be the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018.

  • Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women 2017-12-26 07:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Illogical reservations about bill on violence against women

    TEHRAN — While there are news about adoption of a bill on banning violence against women there seems to be unreasonable reservations about the issue.

  • Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar 2017-12-26 07:24

    Kabul: Iran helping Afghanistan in fight against narcotics

    TEHRAN — Iran is giving a helping hand to Afghanistan in fight against drug trafficking, spokesman for Afghanistan Ministry of Counter Narcotics Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar has said.

  • Khadijeh Azadpour 2017-12-26 07:23

    I proved that wearing hijab is not a limitation: wushu champion

    TEHRAN – “I wanted to prove to all the world that wearing hijab is not a limitation,” said Khadijeh Azadpour, the winner of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Championships wushu gold medal.

  • Female faculty members on the rise 2017-12-26 07:23

    Female faculty members on the rise

    TEHRAN – The growing rate of recruiting female faculty members in recent years has been satisfying, the head of faculty recruitment center of the ministry of science has said.

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar 2017-12-26 07:22

    Women’s directorate awaiting budget for breadwinners: VP

    TEHRAN – The budget allocated to female breadwinners has not been cut, it has not been received yet, vice president for women’s and family affairs said, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • needlework 2017-12-25 20:15

    CHHTO exhibits needlework handicrafts

    TEHRAN – A collection of handicrafts bearing needlework embroideries has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.