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  • In memory of Maryam Mirzakhani, a phenomenal mathematician and an icon for women in science Yesterday 17:31

    In memory of Maryam Mirzakhani, a phenomenal mathematician and an icon for women in science

    TEHRAN – July 14 marks the third anniversary of the death of Maryam Mirzakhani, a prominent Iranian mathematician and the first woman to receive the Fields medal.

  • Iran takes new step to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients Yesterday 17:30

    Iran takes new step to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

    TEHRAN – Iranian researchers have managed to develop a system which can identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients through reactive oxygen species (ROS) in inflammation and tissue injury, IRIB news reported.

  • کرونا 2020-07-12 17:52

    Coronavirus more infectious now by 3-9 times: Iranian expert

    TEHRAN – Global researches show that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus genome has caused it to be more infectious by 3-9 times compared to the onset of the pandemic, deputy health minister Reza Malekzadeh has said.

  • No casualties as 4-magnitude tremor shakes Tehran province 2020-07-12 16:54

    No casualties as 4-magnitude tremor shakes Tehran province

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale shook Firoozkooh county, northeast of Tehran province, on Sunday, leaving no damages or casualties.

  • Discover amazing properties of Iranian endemic medicinal plants 2020-07-12 16:52

    Discover amazing properties of Iranian endemic medicinal plants

    TEHRAN – Bioactive compounds of medicinal herbs have possible health benefits with antioxidative, anticarcinogenic, antihypertensive, antimutagenic and antimicrobial activities. Iranian traditional medicine is rich of various herbs which have been used to treat various diseases and disorders since ancient times.

  • A consignment of vital UNHCR medical supplies leaves Frankfurt for Tehran, Iran, thanks to EU’s Humanitarian Air Bridge. Photo: Kuehne + Nagel International AG 2020-07-11 17:44

    We stand in full solidarity with Iran during pandemic: European Commissioner

    TEHRAN – Janez Lenarcic, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, has said that the Commission will stand in full solidarity with the Iranian people and support ongoing efforts for delivering equipment to help the country in battle against the coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus halves road accident casualties in Iran 2020-07-11 17:25

    Coronavirus halves road accident casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents and mortalities have decreased by 50 percent over the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 20) compared to the same period last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus which has slashed travels across the country.

  • Rare spider-tailed horned viper spotted in western Iran 2020-07-11 17:05

    Rare spider-tailed horned viper spotted in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Spider-tailed horned vipers, unique species of viper endemic to western Iran being pushed toward extinction through poaching, was spotted in the western province of Kermanshah, the provincial department of environment chief has announced.

  • Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags 2020-07-10 23:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Save the planet: Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags

    TEHRAN – In Iran, over 1 million tons of plastic bags are produced annually, while its shelf life is less than 10 minutes, but they remain in nature for hundreds of years. Fortunately, the Department of Environment has drafted a bill and sent it to the government for approval to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.

  • The extradition session was attended by a representative of the Islamic Republic and the head of the Vienna police criminal investigation department in the Austrian capital on July 9, 2020.  2020-07-10 23:33

    Ancient relics smuggled to Austria back home

    TEHRAN -  A batch of Iranian ancient relics, which had been smuggled to Austria, was recovered and surrendered to a representative of the Islamic Republic in Vienna on Thursday.

  • Iran warns sanctions hamper regional locust battle 2020-07-10 15:34

    Iran warns sanctions hamper regional locust battle

    TEHRAN – U.S. sanctions have hampered the implementation of a regional locust control program by Iran, and if the country fails to control the outbreak, the neighboring countries will also suffer, Somayeh Karimdoost, representative of the Iranian Embassy in Pakistan has said.

  • Handicrafts 2020-07-08 18:29

    Tourism ministry to support women-headed households 

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts plans to support women-headed households who are active in the field of handicrafts through giving them grants, deputy minister Pouya Mahmoudian said on Tuesday.

  • Qanbar-Polo 2020-07-08 17:53

    Iran joins UNWTO online campaign to promote gastronomy tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran has joined an online campaign launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote gastronomy as an essential part of tourism, a senior official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry, has said.

  • 450 knowledge-based companies producing anti-corona equipment 2020-07-08 17:52

    450 knowledge-based companies producing anti-corona equipment

    TEHRAN – About 450 knowledge-based companies are active in the country for manufacturing protective equipment and treatment products to fight the coronavirus, Mehdi Kashmiri, director for technology and planning at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, said.

  • traditional medicine 2020-07-08 17:23

    Iran ranks 5th worldwide in traditional medicine citation

    TEHRAN – Iran ranked fifth among all participating countries for publication of articles in the field of indigenous pharmacology, traditional medicine and medicinal plants in 2011-2018, according to the analytical report of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

  • نوسازی 2020-07-08 17:20

    $948m taxi fleet renovation plan on agenda

    TEHRAN – The administration has put a plan worth $948 million on the agenda for renovating the old domestic taxi fleet, aimed at replacing 129,000 clunker cars with natural gas vehicles, hybrid, and electric cars.

  • Anzali Wetland rehabilitation plan to start next year 2020-07-07 17:59

    Anzali Wetland rehabilitation plan to start next year

    TEHRAN – Rehabilitation of Anzali Wetland is a priority and its implementation will start in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2021-March 2022) and will take 10 years to be completed, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, the director of aquatic ecosystems at the Department of Environment (DOE) said.

  • Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires 2020-07-07 17:58

    Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires

    TEHRAN – Karim Hemmati, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and Lyndall Sachs, the Australian Ambassador to Iran, discussed ways to expand cooperation through exchanging experience on battling COVID-19 and wildfires.

  • Over 18,000 female rescuers providing services 2020-07-06 17:13

    Over 18,000 female rescuers providing services

    TEHRAN – There are currently 18,247 female members of the Red Crescent Society providing relief and rescue operations to women affected by incidents in the country, head of the Red Crescent Society's Rescue and Relief Organization has announced.

  • $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years 2020-07-06 17:12

    $370m spent to counter SDSs in 3 years

    TEHRAN – Over the past three years, the government has spent about $370 million from the National Development Fund on fighting sand and dust storms (SDSs), Ali Mohammad Tahmasebi, head of the national working group for SDSs mitigation, said.

  • Earth’s smallest carnivore spotted in southwestern Iran 2020-07-06 17:03

    Earth’s smallest carnivore spotted in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A least weasel, one of the world’s smallest mammals, has been seen for the first time in a mountain of the southwestern province of Khuzestan, Mostafa Yousefi, head of the provincial department environment said on Monday, IRNA reported.

  • IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus 2020-07-05 17:03

    IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for health Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi said on Sunday that IRGC will use its full capacity to battle the pandemic in the country.

  • Director General of Interpol in Iran Hadi Shirzad and South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-Hyun 2020-07-05 16:45

    Iran, South Korea to enhance co-op on fighting international crimes

    TEHRAN – Director General of Interpol in Iran Hadi Shirzad and South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-Hyun discussed expanding cooperation on fighting international crimes and expanding bilateral ties.

  • FAO shares international expertise with Iran in Early Warning Early Action systems 2020-07-05 13:53

    FAO shares international expertise with Iran in Early Warning Early Action systems

    Tehran – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close partnership with its national stakeholders in Iran and Mongolia organized a knowledge-sharing event for Iranian experts in Dzud Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) systems between the two nations.

  • Kish Island 2020-07-04 20:00

    Coronavirus causes $357m damage to Kish Island’s tourism

    TEHRAN – Kish Island’s tourism industry has taken 15 trillion rials (over $357 million) hit from the coronavirus outbreak over the previous months.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in Fars province, southern Iran 2020-07-04 19:00

    ‘Effective advertising could get tourism out of coronavirus crisis’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism minister Vali Teymouri said on Wednesday that producing effective advertising content on social media could get the tourism sector out of the coronavirus crisis. 

  • Overnight stays 2020-07-04 16:10

    Overnight stays hit 5 million record high in month 

    TEHRAN – Iranian travelers registered a record high of more than 5 million overnight stays at accommodation centers across the country during the month of Khordad (May 21–June 20), CHTN reported. 

  • Museum, featuring objects from 5th BC onwards, inaugurated in northern Iran 2020-07-03 20:39

    Museum, featuring objects from 5th BC onwards, inaugurated in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – On Thursday, a cultural heritage museum, featuring relics from 5th BC to the contemporary era, was officially inaugurated in the premises of the Ramsar Palace Museum, in Mazandaran province, northern Iran.

  • medical tourists 2020-07-03 16:45

    Coronavirus cuts medical tourists in Mashhad by 95%

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus pandemic has slashed the number of travelers visiting the city of Mashhad for medical purposes by 95 percent over the past few months, IRNA reported.

  • WHO supports Iran in fight against influenza 2020-07-03 16:44

    WHO supports Iran in fight against influenza

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided the necessary equipment to help the national influenza center respond to influenza, IRNA reported on Friday.