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  • eco-conscious campaigns 2017-09-06 13:42

    Eco-conscious campaigns in past week

    A number of environmental NGOs in Shiraz, southern Fars province, raised awareness about protection of the Asiatic cheetah among children through playing games including the famous ‘snakes and ladders’.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • lake urmia 2017-09-05 08:51

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Budget deficit could delay Lake Urmia’s revival: environment chief

    TEHRAN — Lake Urmia is already saved from total dryness, however, budget deficit might postpone the lake’s full restoration, the chief of the Department of Environment said on Monday.

  • A view of the historical Hasht Behesht Palace in Isfahan. 2017-09-04 20:55

    Safavid-era palace undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – Several schemes of restoration work have recently been started on Hasht Behesht Palace, an exquisite Safavid-era (1501–1736) structure in Isfahan, central Iran, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • market 2017-09-04 20:44

    Iranian job market shifting toward female workforce

    Jobless rate among women increased in past decade: minister

    TEHRAN – An investigation into the job market in Iran shows that employment among women has decreased in comparison with men during 2006-2013, but the trend has reversed over the past three years.

  •  A photo collection depicts some giant models of Iranian UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum. 2017-09-04 19:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    See Iran’s World Heritage sites in landscaped miniature park

    TEHRAN – For ones who are always short of time but fascinated with rich Iranian cultural heritage - no matter what age they are - visiting Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum, featuring replicas of the country’s most important historical landmarks and landscapes, is a must.

  • Childhood overweight, obesity doubled in Iran 2017-09-04 09:09

    Childhood overweight, obesity doubled in Iran

    TEHRAN — With the number of undernourished children decreased by half over the past two decades, overweight and obesity have doubled among the Iranian children, said an official with the Ministry of Health.

  • Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life  2017-09-03 20:25

    Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life

    TEHRAN — Good nutrition and healthy food is our first defense against disease and our source of energy to live and be active.

  • Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator offering services 2017-09-03 18:01

    Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator offering services

    TEHRAN — Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is now providing the costumers with communication services, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Tourists visit a Zoroastrian tower of silence and its adjacent fire temple in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-09-03 08:49

    Yazd on traveler’s radar after getting UNESCO status

    TEHRAN – Tour operators working in Iran and even abroad have lauded the inclusion of Yazd on UNESCO World Heritage list, as a privilege that helps to put the historic city on traveler’s radar worldwide.

  • An undated photo depicts ancient Bam citadel undergoing renovation in south-eastern Iran. 2017-09-02 19:57

    Bam citadel’s giant gateway regaining former glory

    TEHRAN – Restoration work on the giant gateway of Arg-e Bam, a quake-stricken UNESCO-registered citadel in south-eastern Iran, will be completed in October, said the Bam and its Cultural Landscape project manager.

  • Candlelight tribute held for schoolgirls killed in bus accident 2017-09-02 17:48

    Candlelight tribute held for schoolgirls killed in bus accident

    TEHRAN — People lit up candles Friday night in sympathy with families of the schoolgirls who were killed as the bus carrying them rolled over early morning the same day.

  • Noor Student Competition 2017-09-02 17:48

    The winners of 2017 Noor Student Competition honored in closing ceremony

    On September 1st, coinciding with the Eid al-Adha, the closing ceremony of the second round of Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying successfully took place at the “Hozeh Honari - Andisheh Hall” in Tehran. The winning students and top educational centers were honored and praised for their achievements.

  • National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah 2017-09-02 09:08

    National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — A national campaign is calling for collecting contributions to help protect Asiatic cheetahs living in Touran National Park.

  • Bus carrying schoolgirls rolls over, 9 killed 2017-09-01 17:42

    Bus carrying schoolgirls rolls over, 9 killed

    TEHRAN — A bus rollover early on Friday killed seven schoolgirls, their teacher, and the driver and 34 others were injured.

  •  Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi 2017-09-01 17:42

    Iran to classify internet censorship

    TEHRAN — Iran is taking initiatives to classify internet censorship under ‘age’ and ‘occupation’ within the next two to three months.

  • Picture depicts the skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered historical city in central Iran. 2017-08-30 18:58

    Yazd revels in tourism surge

    TEHRAN – The central Iranian province of Yazd is on track to welcome more tourists by registering a major boost in the number of its ecolodges and inscribing its historical capital on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • charity 2017-08-30 18:58

    Iranians donate $25m in alms

    TEHRAN – Benevolent people across Iran donated one trillion rials (about $25 million) in alms during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, began on March 21, 2017.

  • CTHTO Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2017-08-30 18:55

    Each tourist means 30 barrels of oil in revenues for Iran

    TEHRAN – Every single foreign tourist visiting Iran spends an average of $1,200, bringing in income as much as exporting 30 barrels of oil, the Iranian tourism chief said in a meaningful comparison as the country seeks to cut reliance on oil incomes.

  • whiteflies 2017-08-30 08:50

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Whiteflies all around: Who is displaced?

    Walking on Tehran’s streets, you are getting surrounded by white mobile dots. At first, you may think that it is an illusion. But it is real; whiteflies, new inhabitants of the capital!

  • Socially responsible investing 2017-08-29 20:11

    S.Korea embassy holds ‘socially responsible investing’ conference in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Embassy of South Korea in Tehran held a conference with the theme of “Socially Responsible Investing and Social Entrepreneurship” at the Iran chamber of commerce’s headquarters on Sunday.

  • Global Liveability Report 2017-08-29 17:43

    The Global Liveability Report 2017: Tehran tops biggest improvers

    TEHRAN — The city of Tehran is ranked first among the biggest improvers over the past years in terms of liveability, according to the Global Liveability Report 2017 published by the Intelligence Unit of The Economist.

  • mayor of Zanjan 2017-08-29 11:27

    Woman takes office as mayor in Iran

    TEHRAN – Samaneh Shad-Del has been elected as the mayor for district 2 of the city of Zanjan, northwestern Iran.

  •  Zoroastrian Women’s Organization 2017-08-29 11:22

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrian organization making efforts for women’s empowerment

    TEHRAN – The Zoroastrian Women’s Organization, an NGO founded in 1950 in Iran, is trying to empower women and girls in different aspects, Mehrangiz Shahzadi, the vice president of the organization said here on Monday.

  • People visit the 28th National Crafts Exhibition in northern Tehran, August 24, 2017. (Asghar Khamseh/Tehran Times) 2017-08-28 19:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tehran crafts expo: A venue for dialogue

    TEHRAN - During a visit to the 28th National Crafts Exhibition on Sunday, I gradually realized that many visitors, craftspeople, exhibitors, entrepreneurs and even officials are in ongoing dialogues, a phenomenon that was seemingly a prevailing feature of the event.

  • diabetes 2017-08-27 19:43

    One in four Iranians suffering from prediabetes

    TEHRAN – While 10 percent of Iranians are diagnosed with diabetes, 25 percent of the population are suffering from prediabetes.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-08-27 19:43

    Opponents of GMOs have no scientific proof: environment chief

    TEHRAN — Those voicing their opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have no scientific or convincing proof, Iran’s chief of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • earthquake 2017-08-26 19:06

    Quake, flood, subsidence pose great risks to Tehran: official

    TEHRAN – Earthquakes, flooding, and land subsidence are the three biggest threats to Tehran and the urban management should prioritize plans to cope with critical situations, an official with the National Disaster Management Organization said.

  • Iran revises controversial recruitment rules for teachers 2017-08-26 19:06

    Iran revises controversial recruitment rules for teachers

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Ministry of Education has revised a widely criticized set of recruitment guidelines for teachers which prohibited them from teaching based on their physical appearance or diseases, ISNA reported.

  • Photo depicts traditional Lenj vessels being built in southern coasts of Iran. Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf added to the UNESCO list of Intangible 2017-08-26 18:14

    Shiraz to host UNESCO meeting on intangible heritage

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Shiraz will host the coordination meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centers from September 10 to 12, IRNA reported.