• A poster for Kazakh folk music band Saryarka’s concert in Tehran Yesterday 18:41

    Kazakh folk music band Saryarka to perform in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Saryarka, a folk music ensemble from Kazakhstan is scheduled to give a performance at the Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation in Tehran on December 21.

  • Iran-Austria 2017-12-11 13:27

    Third Iran-Austria efficient technologies and mining working group meeting held in Tehran

    The third efficient technologies and mining working group meeting was held in Tehran with the presence of deputy chief for international affairs and technology exchange at the office vice president for science and technology and a delegation from the Austrian ministry of science and research and economy. The meeting was supervised by Gudrun Henn, director for international cooperation projects and technology exports from Austria, and the Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Scholz. 

  • Salehi meets British foreign secretary in Tehran 2017-12-10 15:08

    Salehi meets British foreign secretary in Tehran

    On December 10, British foreign secretary Boris Johnson met with  Iran's top nuclear official Ali Akbar Salehi.  Boris Johnson started his tour of Iran on December 9. In the first day of his visit he held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council. Tehran Times / Mohammadreza Abbasi

  • A view of Abyaneh tourist village in central Iran 2017-12-10 09:08

    Tehran-Badrud tourist train makes debut

    TEHRAN – A train boarding 163 domestic passengers made its maiden excursion from Tehran to Badrud, central Iran, on Thursday.

  • joint workshops on raga 2017-12-06 18:38

    Indian musicians to hold raga workshops in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Three Indian musicians are scheduled to hold two joint workshops on raga, a melodic mode in Indian classical music, at the Iranian Academy of Arts in Tehran on Saturday.

  • professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare 2017-12-06 16:53

    No link between recent quakes across Iran: seismologist

    TEHRAN — Recent earthquakes hitting provinces of Kermanshah, Tehran, Kerman, Bushehr and Gilan are not connected to each other, professor of engineering seismology Mehdi Zare said.

  • Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds 2017-12-05 08:28

    Tehran hosting 2 intl. exhibitions

    TEHRAN- The 14th International Exhibition of IRAN METAFO and the 16th International Exhibition of Poultry, Livestock and Dairy (IRANPLEX 2017) became operational at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on Monday, IRIB news reported.

  • A scene from “A Father” Spanish filmmaker Victor Forniés  2017-12-04 18:26

    Victor Forniés to visit Tehran to promote “A Father” 

    TEHRAN – Paris-based Spanish filmmaker Victor Forniés will attend the 11th Cinema Verite festival in Tehran to promote his documentary “A Father” (“Un Padre”), the organizers announced on Monday. 

  • Turkish musician Erkan Ogur performs in an undated photo. 2017-12-03 18:34

    Turkish music icon Erkan Ogur to perform at Tehran festival

    TEHRAN – The organizers of the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival announced on Sunday that the celebrated Turkish musician Erkan Ogur, who is considered a pioneer of fretless guitars, will give performances during the event in Tehran in January 2018.

  •  Ismail Najjar 2017-12-01 20:41

    Tehran earthquake preparedness ‘woefully low, unacceptable’, official warns

    TEHRAN — Earthquake preparedness in the city of Tehran is woefully ‘low’ and ‘unacceptable’, Ismail Najjar, head of the state-run National Disaster Management Organization said on Thursday.

  • German and Iranian restorers overhaul a piece of plasterwork at Charsou-Bozorg  2017-11-30 17:07

    Tehran’s Charsou-Bozorg under restoration after 40 years

    TEHRAN – A team of three Iranian and eight German restorers has commenced a project to bring Charsou-Bozorg – part of Tehran’s historic grand bazaar - back to its former glory. 

  • Mehdi Bajestani (L) and Ahmad Saatchian perform “The Sunset Limited” at the Entezami Hall of the Iranshahr Theater Complex in Tehran. (Photo by Reza Javidi) 2017-11-28 18:51

    “The Sunset Limited” to roll into Tehran

    TEHRAN – “The Sunset Limited”, a play by American writer Cormac McCarthy, will be staged at the Arghanun Hall in Tehran on December 3.

  • collection of silver jewelry by Nima Saei 2017-11-25 18:26

    What’s in Tehran art galleries

    * Mess Negar Gallery will showcase a collection of silver jewelry by Nima Saei in an exhibition from December 1 to 4.

  • A poster for a festival of French and Iranian female filmmakers in Tehran 2017-11-24 18:59

    Tehran to host festival of Franco-Iranian female filmmakers

    TEHRAN – A festival of French and Iranian female filmmakers will be held at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran.

  • Fake Intelligence Ministry agent arrested 2017-11-22 09:00

    Fake Intelligence Ministry agent arrested

    TEHRAN – The Intelligence Ministry has arrested a person who had scammed individuals by claiming to be an Intelligence Ministry agent or a special inspector from the Office of the Supreme Leader.

  • Iran-ECO 2017-11-20 20:53

    Tehran to host ECO CCI’s next executive committee meeting, general assembly

    TEHRAN – Iran is chosen to host 24th Executive Committee meeting and the 16th General Assembly of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) announced.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-11-19 11:43

    By Mahmood Monshipouri (Prof. of San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley)

    Dangers of cold war between Riyadh and Tehran

    Saudi Arabia's frustrating and catastrophic entanglements in Yemen have spilled over into Lebanon, where the young Saudi prince Mohamed Bin Salam seems fixated on encouraging the Israeli invasion of Lebanon to eradicate Hezbollah’s influence in that country and the region more generally.  It is not unreasonable to assume that this troubling situation is a direct consequence of the encouragement that the Trump administration has in fact given the Saudis. In the wake of the tense political climate in the region, several questions come to mind.  Could all this be related to the US withdrawal from the region?  Does this withdrawal signal a US return to an off-shore balancing strategy, in which the United States provides the necessary military wherewithal to its allies in the region to counter Iran? Is the new leadership in Saudi Arabia emboldened by such a strategy?  

  • ECO-Meeting 2017-11-15 09:05

    Tehran to host ECO’s next CHCA meeting

    TEHRAN – Iran has been chosen to host the next meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of Heads of Customs Administration (CHCA), IRIB news reported on Tuesday.

  • SBC 2017-11-12 19:59

    S. Korean corp. to hold economic-industrial forum in Tehran

    TEHRAN - South Korea’s Small & Medium Business Corporation (SBC) is to hold an economic-industrial forum in Tehran to boost ties with Iranian businesspeople, the portal of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) reported on Sunday.

  • Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets 2017-11-12 08:56

    Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets

    TEHRAN – Associations of Iranian handicraft and hand-woven carpet exporters are set to form a consortium in a bid to explore new ways of sales and marketing, CHTN reported on November 7.

  • old transportation system 2017/11/10

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is odd-even scheme worsening Tehran’s air pollution?

    TEHRAN — To tackle the complicated, long-standing problem of air pollution enveloping Tehran, various regulatory schemes have been implemented.

  • air pollution 2017-11-10 11:06

    By Bahman Naghadeh

    Trading citizens’ health for indecisiveness 

    Is there any prospect for ending air pollution in big cities, especially Tehran? I doubt. How can it be possible to counter air pollution when there is no strong will among responsible officials or bodies to take bitter and crucial decisions?

  • Drop-in, mobile centers to help curb HIV spread in Iran 2017-11-09 08:49

    Drop-in, mobile centers to help curb HIV spread in Iran

    TEHRAN — Drop-in centers (DiC) and HIV mobile centers are set up in Tehran and other cities to prevent HIV epidemic in groups at higher risk for developing the infection, YJC reported on Monday.

  • Art aficionados visit the Nimrouz Exhibition, a showcase of a group of Afghan artists, at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center on November 6, 2017. (IRNA/Amir-Reza Qassab-Barzi) 2017-11-07 19:07

    By Manijeh Rezapoor 

    Afghan artists reunite for Nimrouz Exhibition in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – A group of Afghan artists from all corners of the world have come together under one roof at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center to recall memories of good days spent in unity by showcasing their works at the Nimrouz Exhibition.

  • Tehran to host security conference on January 8 2017-11-07 09:30

    Tehran to host security conference on January 8

    TEHRAN – Jamal Shafi’ee, the chief of the Center for Strategic Studies of National Security, said on Monday that the second conference on regional security will be held in Tehran on January 8.

  • Art aficionados visit the Drawing Museum after it opened its doors in Tehran on November 3, 2017. (Honaronline/Sharareh Samei) 2017-11-05 18:21

    Museum for drawings opens in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – A museum for drawings opened its doors in Tehran on Friday.

  • ایران و گرجستان 2017-11-05 09:01

    Upsurge in Iranian travelers visiting Georgia

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian tourists visiting Georgia in the first 10 months of 2017 has risen by 123 percent in comparison to the same period last year, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • A poster for Iranian filmmaker Satiar Emami’s documentary “A Caption for a Photo” 2017-11-04 17:59

    Doc depicts happy end to story on ISIS attack in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – Iranian photographer and filmmaker Satiar Emami has made a documentary titled “A Caption for a Photo” that spotlights a happy ending to the bitter story of Emad Esmaeilnejad, a two-year-old boy who survived the ISIS attack on the Iranian parliament on June 7, 2017.

  • German Ambassador Michael Klor-Berchtold (C) cuts the ribbon to open an exhibition of his fellow photographer Hans Georg Berger (L) at Tehran’s Golestan Palace Museum on November 2, 2017. (ISNA) 2017-11-03 18:08

    Photographer Hans Berger wishes to take “Insight” to Iraq 

    TEHRAN – German photographer Hans Georg Berger who is displaying “Insight”, his collection of photos on Islamic seminaries in Iran, in an exhibit in Tehran, has spoken of his wish to showcase the collection in Iraq, which is home to some major Shia Islamic schools.

  • مسابقات شطرنج غرب آسیا 2017-10-31 18:16

    Anton Demchenko wins Paytakht Cup International Chess

    Russian Grand Master Anton Demchenko won the 2nd Paytakht Cup International Chess Festival A title on Tuesday.