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  • Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum  Yesterday 17:08

    Health minister attending PMNCH 2018 Partners’ Forum 

    TEHRAN — Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi has travelled to India to attend The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum which kicked off on Wednesday. 

  • Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery Yesterday 17:04

    Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery

    TEHRAN – Urmia Museum of Anthropology in West Azarbaijan province has added a new gallery, special for rare handwritten manuscripts.

  • Provincial officials unveil a poster for the 10th Pars tourism exhibition Yesterday 17:03

    Hospitals, clinics highlighting Iran’s medical tourism

    TEHRAN – Over 20 top Iranian hospitals and clinics are taking part in the 10th Pars tourism exhibition, which opened to the public in Shiraz on Wednesday, aiming to get visitors acquainted with Iran’s potentials in medical and health tourism, Fars reported.

  • Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran Yesterday 16:57

    Bike-sharing scheme gets underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Bike-sharing scheme, proposed by an Iranian startup through a system based on Internet of Things (IoT), has started to be implemented in the capital, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • Mohseni-Bandpey appointed Tehran governor general  Yesterday 12:14

    Mohseni-Bandpey appointed Tehran governor general 

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers elected Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey as the new governor general of Tehran on Wednesday morning, Tasnim news agency reported. 

  • Road crashes Yesterday 09:17

    Road deaths in Iran sharply fall in 3 years: WHO

    TEHRAN- Iran’s road traffic deaths fell from 32.1 per 100,000 population in 2015 to 20.5 in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2018 global status report on road safety published in December. 

  • Care center inaugurated for orphaned, abandoned girls 2018-12-11 21:47

    Care center inaugurated for orphaned, abandoned girls

    TEHRAN – A center offering full-time care and services to orphaned or abandoned girls has been inaugurated in Damghan, north-central Semnan province.

  • International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives 2018-12-11 21:45

    International Mountain Day: Mountains are vital for our lives

    TEHRAN — Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. However, according to the United Nations, mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.

  • azari jahromi 2018-12-11 21:44

    Taking smart decisions important for having smart cities: minister

    TEHRAN – Taking smart decisions is as important as collecting and processing smart data for having smart cities, the information and communication technology minister said, IRNA reported.

  • Ancient relics unearthed in northwest Iran 2018-12-10 21:10

    Ancient relics unearthed in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A number of historical relics have recently been unearthed in the vicinity of Alajouq fortress, a centuries-old monument situated upstream of a dam, northwest Iran.

  • association 2018-12-10 21:09

    MP calls for formation of women's regional development association

    TEHRAN – Member of Majlis (Iranian Parliament), Fatemeh Zolqadr, here on Saturday called for formation of an association for women’s regional development, ISNA reported.

  • media 2018-12-10 21:07

    ‘Social presence of Iranian women, victim of Western censorship’

    TEHRAN – The active presence of Iranian women in foreign media has been victimized by the West’s censorship, Kobra Aqazari, Iranian representative in the First Ever Global Women in Media Conference, held in Karachi, Pakistan said on Monday.

  • startups 2018-12-09 21:43

    Govt. supports startups in cultural spheres: official

    TEHRAN – The government supports startups which are using hi-tech in cultural and social areas, an official with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs said, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi 2018-12-09 21:41

    ‘Plans underway to develop digital transformation’

    TEHRAN – The Information and Communication Technology Ministry (ICT) has several plans for developing digital transformation, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Saturday, IRNA reported.

  • Water consumption in agriculture sector fallen by 40% in Lake Urmia basin 2018-12-09 21:37

    Agricultural water use fallen by 40% in Lake Urmia basin

    TEHRAN — Implementation of the Lake Urmia restoration programs applying sustainable agricultural techniques and water-saving measures, has led to 35-40 percent drop in agricultural water consumption in the catchment basin of the Lake, head of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project (CIWP) has said.

  • Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas?  2018-12-08 22:20

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas? 

    TEHRAN — Cloud seeding projects are planned to get off the ground in 10 provinces of Iran in a collaborative attempt between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) and the National Cloud Seeding Research Center within the next few weeks.

  • Iranians get the lion’s share of Azeri e-visas 2018-12-08 22:13

    Iranians get the lion’s share of Azeri e-visas

    TEHRAN – Iranian travelers received the greater share of electronic visas that Azerbaijan has granted to its visitors as of May 15.

  • ‘Iran falling short of 5,300 rangers’ 2018-12-07 21:58

    ‘Iran falling short of 5,300 rangers’

    TEHRAN — Iran is facing shortage of 5,300 rangers, as there should be 8,500 rangers protecting the country’s natural resources and environment, however, there are 3,200 rangers working in the country.

  • A school built by Barekat Charity Foundation in southern province of Bandar Abbas in January 2017.  2018-12-07 21:56

    Next year’s school renovation budget predicted to be tripled 

    TEHRAN — The budget projected for school renovation for the next fiscal year (starting March 21, 2019) within the framework of the budget bill is predicted to be tripled, director of schools renovation, development and equipment organization has said.

  • Iran’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi (2nd from r) and his Azeri counterpart Ramin Guluzade (3rd from r) visit Bakutel 2018, which was held fro 2018-12-07 21:55

    Tehran, Baku planning new fiber optic route

    TEHRAN – Iran and Azerbaijan are planning to create a new fiber optic route between the two countries, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade said, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • AIDS 2018-12-07 09:18

    ‘More budget needed for supporting HIV/AIDS patients’

    TEHRAN- The head of AIDS committee at the Welfare Organization has called on the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Security to help increase the budget for HIV/AIDS patients.

  • Iran to carry out cloud seeding project by drones within few weeks 2018-12-06 09:33

    Iran to carry out cloud seeding project by drones in weeks

    TEHRAN – A cloud seeding project will be carried out within the next few weeks in some provinces of the country using planes and drones in cooperation with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF), Farid Golkar, head of Iran’s National Cloud Seeding Research Center has announced.

  • Latest heart disease treatment technology introduced at CTO, CASPIAN meetings  2018-12-05 23:48

    Latest heart disease treatment technology introduced at CTO, CASPIAN meetings 

    TEHRAN — The latest technology applied in treatment of heart diseases is introduced at the 2nd Iran Coronary Total Occlusion (CTO) meeting and the 2nd International Congenital and Structural Percutaneous Interventions Annual Meeting, also known as CASPIAN meeting.

  • Tehran mayor Pirouz Hanachi 2018-12-05 23:42

    Tehran mayor meets Leader

    TEHRAN – Mayor of Tehran, Pirouz Hanachi, visited the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, ISNA reported.

  • ‘Iran medical services could serve Lithuanians’ 2018-12-05 22:48

    ‘Iran medical services could serve Lithuanians’

    TEHRAN – Head of Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Iran has said the Iranian medical industry could attract patients from Lithuania or other European countries.

  • aerospace 2018-12-05 10:25

    Taking risk of indigenizing aerospace industry necessary: VP

    TEHRAN – Domestic managers should take the risk of indigenizing the aerospace industry, the vice president for science and technology has said.

  • Tehran Metro to soon face train shortages 2018-12-05 10:14

    Tehran metro to soon face car shortages

    TEHRAN – Although currently some 121 trains are running in the capital’s subway system, it will soon face lack of cars with inauguration of new lines being under construction, head of construction and transportation commission of Tehran City Council has said.

  • Tehran mayor joins ‘car-free Tuesdays’ campaign 2018-12-04 21:20

    Tehran mayor joins ‘car-free Tuesdays’ campaign

    TEHRAN – The newly-elected mayor of Tehran, Pirouz Hanachi, has joined ‘car-free Tuesdays’ campaign, cycling to his office or heading to work by bus or subway.

  • Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesman for Food and Drug Administration 2018-12-04 21:17

    Private sector provided with forex to import medicine, medical equipment

    TEHRAN- The cabinet of ministers has agreed to provide the private sector with conditional access to foreign currency for importing medicine and medical equipment in special cases, ISNA quoted Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesman for Food and Drug Administration, as saying on Sunday. 

  • Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran Prosecutor 2018-12-04 10:21

    Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran prosecutor

    TEHRAN – While the lack of serious supervision over the past years has led to a huge number of illegal mist nets installed in the country’s valuable wildlife habitats, any act of illegal shooting, trapping or persecuting the birds will be harshly punished in accordance with the law, Mazandaran province’s prosecutor has said.