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  • Taxi drivers to be trained on emergency medical services Yesterday 22:47

    Taxi drivers to be trained on emergency medical services

    TEHRAN – Head of Tehran Emergency Center, Peyman Saberian, announced that cab drivers in the city will be trained on pre-hospital care in order to enhance their skills and capabilities during incidents or accidents.

  • Iranian hajj pilgrims returning home Yesterday 18:54

    Iranian hajj pilgrims returning home

    TEHRAN – The first group of Iranian hajj pilgrims flew home on Friday, departing from Medina in Saudi Arabia to Sari, the capital of Mazandaran province, Tasnim reported.

  • smell Yesterday 13:27

    Iranian researchers produce odor sensitivity test kit 

    TEHRAN- researchers at Iran University of Medical Science have built the first odor sensitivity test kit based on local odors, IRNA reported on Wednesday.  

  • $20m earmarked to mitigate SDSs in Sistan-Baluchestan Yesterday 10:52

    $20m earmarked to mitigate SDSs in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN - A total budget of 865 billion (nearly $20.5 million) has been allocated to counter sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDSs mitigation, has said.

  • genetic Yesterday 10:48

    Iranian center uses NGS to prevent genetic disorders, disabilities

    TEHRAN – For the first time in Iran, the next-generation sequencing (NGS) in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing is being used at the Avicenna Specialized Center for Infertility, Mehr reported on Thursday.

  • 500,000 stationery packages provided for underprivileged students 2019-08-14 20:40

    500,000 stationery packages provided for underprivileged students

    TEHRAN – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, will distribute 500,000 stationery packages in deprived areas across the country prior to the new school year (starting on September 23), Fars reported on Wednesday.

  • Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared 2019-08-14 20:13

    Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared

    TEHRAN – Although rains have drenched Hamoun wetland after two decades of dryness, it is getting dried again due to high evaporation, hence a comprehensive plan for restoration of the wetland has been prepared, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • دادگاه محمدعلی نجفی 2019-08-14 19:59

    Ex-Tehran mayor pardoned for murdering his wife

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Ali Najafi, a former mayor of Tehran, has been pardoned for killing his wife, Mitra Ostad.

  • Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters 2019-08-14 17:26

    Tehran facing serious risks of natural disasters

    TEHRAN – Three natural disasters are threatening the capital city of Tehran, which is very vulnerable due to holding a great share of rundown areas, Reza Karami, head of Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization has announced.

  • nanotechnology 2019-08-14 17:20

    250 new nanotech products to hit market by March 2020: official

    TEHRAN – Some 250 new nanotech products will be introduced to the domestic market by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2020), Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council head Saeid Sarkar said, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Tehran development plans to undergo strategic environmental assessment 2019-08-13 23:53

    Tehran development plans to undergo strategic environmental assessment

    TEHRAN - Tehran Municipality has decided to apply Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the capital’s development plans for the first time in the country, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Environmentally hazardous products to be taxed 2019-08-13 22:58

    Environmentally hazardous products to be taxed

    TEHRAN – Products which turn into hazardous waste after consumption and lead to environmental degradation will be taxed, the deputy head of the National Tax Administration has said.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Yazd, which its historical structure is referred to as a “don't miss” destination by almost all of its visitors. 2019-08-13 19:56

    Foreign arrivals in Yazd jumps 29% in 4 months on year

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers visiting Iran’s Yazd province surged 29 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, a provincial tourism official has said.

  • Nicaragua’s finance minister visits National Museum of Iran 2019-08-13 19:52

    Nicaragua’s finance minister visits National Museum of Iran

    TEHRAN - Nicaragua’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit Ivan Acosta Montalvan toured the National Museum of Iran on Tuesday.

  • Vintage cars to go on parade in Tehran 2019-08-12 21:15

    Vintage cars to go on parade in Tehran

    TEHRAN - The Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI) is scheduled to stage a vintage car parade in Tehran on August 14.

  • A view of the house of Ezzatollah Entezami, who was a celebrated Iranian actor of stage and screen. 2019-08-12 21:12

    Restoration completed on home of ‘master actor’ in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A restoration project has recently been completed on the home of Ezzatollah Entezami, who was a celebrated Iranian actor of stage and screen, widely known as “master actor”.

  • SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized 2019-08-10 19:23

    SDSs haunting southeastern Iran, dozens hospitalized

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) has left 127 patients hospitalized due to respiratory problems in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, head of provincial disaster mitigation and management organization has said.

  • ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’ 2019-08-10 19:20

    ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’

    TEHRAN – More natural disasters caused by climate change will occur in Iran which needs to be tackled urgently; so, think of a solution, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), has said.

  • Passengers are seen in the Imam Khomeini International Airport 2019-08-10 19:09

    Official borders open to foreign travelers without passport stamps

    TEHRAN – All Iranian border crossings let foreign nationals in without passport stamps according to a presidential decree that orders for the waiver of physical stamping on travelers’ passports upon entering or leaving the country, Interior Ministry’s spokesman has said.

  • Caravan on the Silk Road, 1380 CE 2019-08-09 18:08

    Silk Road a suitable opportunity to introduce ancient Iran

    TEHRAN – The possible inscription of the ancient Silk Road on the UNESCO World Heritage list will open up a suitable opportunity for Iran to present its cultural, literary, historical and scientific achievements to the world, the secretary general of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO has said.

  • Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan and Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua meet at the CHHTO headcounters in Tehran on August 7, 2019.    2019-08-09 18:05

    Tehran, Beijing stress expansion of tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Wednesday met with Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua, stressing the need for expansion of cooperation to exchange more travelers.

  • Plan on protection of southern coasts to be prepared 2019-08-07 18:50

    Plan on protection of southern coasts to be prepared

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive plan for environmental conservation and management of coastal areas in southern Iran will be prepared by the next year, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Low birth rate unprecedented over past three decades 2019-08-07 18:34

    Low birth rate unprecedented over past three decades

    TEHRAN – Iran’s birth rate has been declining since last year up to now, which was unprecedented over the past three decades, head of committee on population studies affiliated to the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution has stated.

  • running 2019-08-07 11:48

    New device helps running with less pain

    TEHRAN- Researchers at Tehran University of Medical Science have designed a new device that can help people run or walk long distances with consuming less energy and feeling less pain or tiredness.

  • Top scorers of university entrance exam announced 2019-08-06 18:20

    Top scorers of university entrance exam announced

    TEHRAN – Iran’s university entrance exam (Konkur) announced the top scorers on Tuesday in three main groups of mathematical sciences, experimental sciences, and human sciences along with two other groups of art and foreign languages, Tasnim reported.

  • Iran one step closer to create ministry of tourism 2019-08-06 17:40

    Iran one step closer to create ministry of tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran has moved a step closer to form a ministry of cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism, as its Guardian Council, which is empowered to vet legislation in the Islamic Republic, gave its approval on Monday.

  • nanotechnology 2019-08-06 17:39

    Iranian nanotech company exporting equipment to China

    TEHRAN – An Iranian nanotechnology company is exporting nanotech equipment and training packages to China, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • blockchain 2019-08-06 17:37

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Blockchain and future of digital marketing

    Blockchain, a term that you are hearing more than ever these days, is a concept beyond bitcoin. Blockchain is an advanced technology and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is a small part of it.

  • breast milk bank 2019-08-05 17:42

    New breast milk bank opened on World Breastfeeding Week

    TEHRAN – The fifth breast milk bank in Iran was established in the city of Shiraz during a ceremony on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, an annual celebration which is being held every year from August 1 to 7.

  • electrical brain stimulation (EBS) 2019-08-05 17:42

    Iranian researchers working on EBS to cure addiction, obesity

    TEHRAN – Iranian researchers at Shahid Beheshti University's Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences are working on devices for electrical brain stimulation (EBS) in order to cure addiction and obesity, ISNA reported on Sunday.