• Ahvaz to host specialized handicrafts exhibit 2018-01-03 19:53

    Ahvaz to host specialized handicrafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – The city of Ahvaz, southwestern Khuzestan province, will play host to a specialized handicrafts exhibit in February.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz, Khuzestan province 2017-12-25 09:29

    ‘UNGA draft resolution turns combating SDS into a global issue’

    TEHRAN — The adoption of a draft on combating sand and dust storms (SDS) in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will turn it into a global issue which can garner international support to tackle its detrimental effects, the Iranian ambassador to the UN said.

  • Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines’ ad network 2017-11-29 20:16

    Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines ad network

    TEHRAN – Tourist attractions of five Iranian cities have been put on the Turkish Airlines’ advertisement network in a bid to promote their charms in a bigger scene.   

  • Choking smoke envelopes Ahwaz; pollution far beyond hazardous 2017-11-21 22:22

    Choking smoke envelopes Ahwaz; pollution far beyond hazardous

    TEHRAN — The southwestern city of Ahwaz, Khuzestan province, is once again wreathed in a haze of smoke, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • مراسم استقبال و تشییع پیکر ۱۱۹ شهید تازه تفحص شده هشت سال دفاع مقدس در اهواز 2017-10-07 18:16

    Iranians say farewell to fallen fighters

    A mass funeral was held in Ahvaz on Thursday for 119 Iranian martyrs whose remains were recently unearthed. Senior officials and commanders attended the funeral of the fallen soldiers, who had been killed while defending their country during the imposed war of Iraq against Iran in the 1980s. The remains of the martyrs had been repatriated from Iraq via a southwestern border crossing on Thursday. Tehran Times/ Mehdi Pedramkhoo

  • Erik Solheim is giving a speech to a conference in Khuzestan on the sideline of a visit to Hour-al-Azim wetland on Tuesday. 2017-07-05 18:32

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    UN ready to settle environmental disputes with best available knowledge: UNEP chief

    TEHRAN — The United Nations is ready to provide scientific solutions to resolve environmental disputes among governments, executive director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Erik Solheim said on Monday.

  • Ataturk Dam 2017-07-04 19:20

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran holds Turkey partly accountable for dust storms; Turkey denies

    TEHRAN — Sand and dust storms (SDS) usually occur when strong winds lift large amounts of sand and dust from bare, dry soil into the atmosphere.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz 2017/07/03

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Can Iran lead a global fight against dust storms?

    High-level international delegations meet in Tehran to discuss anthropogenic dust bowls as a global environmental threat

    In the last two years, the UN passed four resolutions on sand and dust storms in an attempt to facilitate a global political will to tackle this pressing environmental problem.