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  • Tehran mayor calls on universities to cooperate on proper waste management Today 17:58

    Tech solutions for waste management in Iran

    TEHRAN – Waste segregation and management in Iran, especially in big cities, has been a challenge for years.

  • Alborz province sinks 29cm: NCC warns Today 17:55

    Alborz province sinks 29cm annually, NCC warns

    TEHRAN – Iran’s National Cartographic Center (NCC) has warned that northcentral Alborz province, adjacent to Tehran, is suffering from land subsidence by an annual rate of 29 centimeters, which must be tackled before incurring great loss, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • System to be set up for monitoring, forecasting agricultural drought Yesterday 20:59

    System to be set up for monitoring, forecasting agricultural drought

    TEHRAN – A system will be launched to monitor, forecast and report the agricultural lands being hit by drought, Amir Qaderi, an official with Disaster Management Organization has announced.

  • WCC-APR Director Ghada Hijavi visits a crafts workshop in Iran’s Meybod, June 17, 2019. Yesterday 20:57

    Meybod worthy of being world city for Zilou, WCC-APR director says

    TEHRAN - World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region Director Ghada Hijavi has said that Iran’s Meybod deserves bearing the tile “World City for Zilou”, which the council bestowed it in 2018.

  • National program for leopard conservation to be implemented Yesterday 20:29

    National program for leopard conservation to be implemented

    TEHRAN – A national leopard conservation plan which was developed some four years ago, will be implemented in the country by the Department of Environment (DOE), Arezoo Sane’ei, director for Asian Leopard Specialist Society has said.

  • Underground cave found in central Iran Yesterday 19:58

    Underground cave found in central Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian researchers have so far explored some 500 meters of an underground cave, found in Barzok region of Kashan county, Isfahan province.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech at the inauguration ceremony of “Salam Terminal” in the Imam Khomeini International Airport, June 18, 2019. Yesterday 19:54

    Iranian president inaugurates new airport terminal

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday inaugurated a new passenger terminal within the Imam Khomeini International Airport in southern Tehran.

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan Yesterday 09:41

    By Kundhavi Kadiresan

    By 2050, what if we can’t see the forests or the trees?  

    Most of us are familiar with the old saying that sometimes we ‘can’t see the forest for the trees.’ But what if I told you, at our present rate of exploitation of our forests and depletion of our natural resources in Asia and the Pacific, that we run the risk of not seeing the forests OR the trees by the middle of this century?

  • Charity donates 1,000 home appliance packages to flood victims  2019-06-17 20:31

    Charity donates 1,000 home appliance packages to flood victims 

    TEHRAN — Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam has donated some 1,000 packages of home appliances to the victims of the flood in Shiraz, southern province of Fars. 

  • Chabahar to host surf festival 2019-06-17 19:25

    Chabahar to host surf festival

    TEHRAN – A major surf festival will be commenced in Iran’s Chabahar on June 20, with the aim of attracting more travelers to the port city, which is located in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

  • no tobacco day 2019-06-17 11:55

    Why subsidized forex is still used for tobacco?

    TEHRAN- It might be hard to believe that cigarettes are among the products that are imported using subsidized foreign currency, Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi has said.

  • Medical waste 2019-06-17 11:52

    Medical waste disposal become possible using plasma technology in Iran

    TEHRAN – Using plasma gasification, Iranian researchers managed to dispose medical wastes and disassemble all its hazardous gases by filters, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-06-16 19:42

    Foreign arrivals in Mashhad on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign arrivals in Mashhad has been rising over the past couple of years, said Gholamabbas Arbab-Khales, the head of Foreign Ministry’s Mission in East and North Iran.

  • Shiraz meeting explores further cooperation with Hungary on tourism 2019-06-16 19:21

    Shiraz meeting explores further cooperation with Hungary on tourism

    TEHRAN – On Sunday, tens of Iranian tour operators and travel associates met with their Hungarian fellows in Shiraz, exchanging views on how to deepen cooperation in the tourism sector.

  • Iran, Turkey to resume passenger train services 2019-06-16 19:17

    Iran, Turkey to resume passenger train services

    TEHRAN – Iran and Turkey are scheduled to recommence passenger train services as of late June, the deputy director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) has said.

  • blood donation 2019-06-15 21:45

    Safe blood for all: A component of achieving universal health coverage

    TEHRAN – The theme of this year’s campaign of World Blood Donor Day, which is annually celebrated on June 14, is blood donation and universal access to safe blood transfusion, as a component of achieving universal health coverage.

  • Rosewater festivals attract travelers to northern Iranian villages 2019-06-15 21:26

    Rosewater festivals attract travelers to northern Iranian villages

    TEHRAN - Every year, by early June, rosewater festivals take center stage in Gildeh and several neighboring villages, attracting hundreds of travelers to Shaft county of the northern Gilan province.

  • startup office space 2019-06-15 20:26

    A center for cultural, tourism startups to be established in Tehran

    TEHRAN -- Innovation House, a center active in the field of media and blockchain, and the Abbasabad Lands Rehabilitation Company signed an agreement to establish a center in Tehran’s Abbasabad neighborhood for startups active in the field of culture and tourism.

  • File photo: Foreign travelers browse handicrafts at a Tehran crafts exhibit. 2019-06-15 19:04

    Suitcase trade exports of handicrafts fetches Iran $99m in year

    TEHRAN – Iran earned some $99 million from exporting handicrafts via suitcase trade (allowed for customs-free and tax-free transfer) during the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  • color-coded food labels 2019-06-14 21:55

    ‘Only 5% of Iranians aware of color-coded food labels on products’

    TEHRAN – Only 5 percent of people in the country are aware of color-coded food labels on products, the Health Ministry’s public relations director Kianoush Jahanpour announced, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • prosthesis 2019-06-14 19:33

    Homegrown 3-D printed prostheses successfully used in surgeries

    TEHRAN- 3-D printed prostheses produced for jaw, face and skull by an Iranian knowledge-based company were used successfully in 100 surgeries, said the company’s production manager. 

  • Iran, Austria explore ways to expand tourism ties 2019-06-14 19:26

    Iran, Austria explore ways to expand tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Delegations of Iranian and Australian officials as well as experts exchanged views on how to broaden tourism ties in a three-day meeting held in Vienna.

  • World Blood Donor Day 2019: save lives by donating blood regularly 2019-06-14 11:40

    World Blood Donor Day 2019: save lives by donating blood regularly

    On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day 2019, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari emphasized that everyone in the world had the right to access safe blood transfusion, when and where it was needed. Access to safe blood and blood products is essential for universal health coverage (UHC) and a key component of effective health systems.

  • File photo:  Zoroastrians observe Pir-e Sabz rituals 2019-06-12 20:21

    Zoroastrians to observe Pir-e Sabz pilgrimage in Yazd

    TEHRAN – Once again it’s time to celebrate Pir-e Sabz or Chak-Chak, a congregational pilgrimage observed by clusters of Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over Iran.

  • mustafa prize 2019-06-12 20:20

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Nominees for Mustafa Prize 2019 being assessed by final jury

    TEHRAN -- The nominees for the 3rd Mustafa (PBUH) Prize 2019 are being assessed by the seven-member final jury, the head of the event’s executive working group Seyyed Ali Omrani told the Tehran Times at the 8th International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX 2019) on Wednesday.

  • Tourism contributes $11.8b to Iran’s GDP: Mounesan 2019-06-12 19:48

    Tourism contributes $11.8b to Iran’s GDP: Mounesan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s earnings from tourism contributed $11.8b to its gross domestic product (GDP) in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), Tourism Chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.

  • blood sugar test 2019-06-11 19:12

    First Iranian blood sugar test device designed

    TEHRAN- The first Iranian blood sugar test device was designed by engineers, said the acting director of Food and Drug Administration.

  • Tehran street titled “Handicrafts Parade”  2019-06-11 18:54

    Tehran street titled “Handicrafts Parade” 

    TEHRAN – Authorities in the capital city of Tehran have granted the title of “Handicrafts Parade” to a downtown street, where there are tens of shops specialized in handicrafts, CHTN reported.

  • Plan underway to improve accessibility for disabled travelers, locals 2019-06-11 18:53

    Plan underway to improve accessibility for disabled travelers, locals

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Welfare Organization is encouraging initiatives to make disabled tourists more comfortable on vacations and to improve the quality of life for disabled locals.

  • Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million 2019-06-10 21:03

    Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million

    Tours to Iran’s world craft hubs in the pipeline

    TEHRAN - Iran’s handicrafts exports reached $289 million in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), showing three percent growth year on year, Pouya Mahmoudian, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.