• Iranian, foreign officials plant memorial tree in Tehran

    Iranian, foreign officials plant memorial tree in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Iranian and foreign officials planted a memorial tree in Pardisan Park nations’ garden on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of 16th International Environment Exhibition on Friday.

  • Hundreds of historic structures being renovated nationwide

    Hundreds of historic structures being renovated nationwide

    TEHRAN – A total of 600 historic buildings and monuments are being renovated across Iran, an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization said on Thursday.

  • Traditional textile center opens in Yazd

    Traditional textile center opens in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A traditional textile center was inaugurated in a historic neighborhood of Yazd on Friday in a bid to liven up the venerable skills of the ancient city.

  • Budget bill proposes $125m to deal with dust storms

    Budget bill proposes $125m to deal with dust storms

    TEHRAN — The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018) has proposed a budget of 5 trillion rials (nearly $125 million) to mitigate the effects of dust storms, MP Abbas Papizadeh said.

  • Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran

    Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran

    Samanoo festival, a joyous occasion where people cook Samanoo - a traditional Iranian sweet paste made entirely from mashed germinated wheat - was celebrated in Daraq, North Khorasan Province, on Thursday. Some 60 participants took part in the cooking festival. Irna/ Vahdi khademi MQ/MG

  • Plasco shopkeepers relocated

    Plasco shopkeepers relocated

    Hundreds of shopkeepers who lost their businesses during a massive blaze in a shopping center in downtown Tehran have been relocated as an immediate solution to help them resume activities. The mission to put out the fire that engulfed the iconic Plasco building in central Tehran in January ended in the sudden collapse of the high-rise structure and the deaths of more than 20 firefighters. The towering inferno of death and destruction shocked and saddened Iranians around the world. Tehran Times/ Majid Haghdoust

  • Under visitors’ eyes: Centuries-old Zeinodin Caravanserai

    Under visitors’ eyes: Centuries-old Zeinodin Caravanserai

    TEHRAN - For some visitors to Iran staying at or even a short visit to a caravanserai seems to be a must. The 16th-century Zeinodin Caravanserai, which is tastefully renovated, is amongst such time-honored roadside inns.

  • HIV infection risk rising in Iran: health official

    HIV infection risk rising in Iran: health official

    TEHRAN — Psychedelic drugs and high-risk sexual behaviors are increasing the risks of HIV infection among people in Iran, head of HIV/AIDS department affiliated with the health ministry has said.

  • Tehran eyes tourist boost during Norouz

    Tehran eyes tourist boost during Norouz

    TEHRAN – Tehran, embracing plenty of historical sites, museums and art galleries, is expected to draw more visitors during Norouz celebration, the Iranian New Year starting March 21.

  • Permanent handicrafts marketplace opens in Khomeini Shahr

    Permanent handicrafts marketplace opens in Khomeini Shahr

    TEHRAN – A permanent handicrafts marketplace opened its doors to the public in the city of Khomeini Shahr, central Isfahan Province, on Tuesday, in line with policies that the government pursues to liven up traditional crafts skills.