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  • Renewable water resources decline by 30% Yesterday 18:38

    Renewable water resources decline by 30%

    TEHRAN – Renewable water resources have decreased by 30 percent over the last four decades, while Iran’s population has increased by about 2.5 times, Qasem Taqizadeh, deputy minister of energy, has stated.

  • Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood Yesterday 18:36

    Tehran to host intl. workshop on space technology for drought, flood

    TEHRAN – The International Workshop on the Space Technology Applications for Drought, Flood, and Water Resource Management will be held in Tehran from August 9 to 11.

  • Iran sets up center to export bio-products to east Africa Yesterday 18:34

    Iran sets up center to export bio-products to east Africa

    TEHRAN – A specialized office for the export of Iranian biotechnology products has been established in Kampala, the capital of the east African country of Uganda.

  • Iran improves rank in global innovation index 2021-06-22 21:07

    Iran improves rank in global innovation index

    TEHRAN – Knowledge-based companies and creative startups have grown over the past five years, and Iran has risen 45 places in the Global Innovation Index, according to the UNESCO 2021 Report.

  • National anti-drug week to highlight international cooperation 2021-06-22 21:04

    National anti-drug week to highlight international cooperation

    TEHRAN – The national anti-drug week will be held on June 25-31 concurrent with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking focusing on regional and international cooperation.

  • Iran stands tall against COVID-19 ‘vaccine apartheid’ 2021-06-22 18:43

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran stands tall against COVID-19 ‘vaccine apartheid’

    TEHRAN – COVID-19 created the biggest “apartheid of the century”; a full-scale war for survival. When the vaccine monopoly, took public health into the valley of politics, Iran managed to achieve a glorious victory in the production of vaccines, medicine, and medical equipment.

  • Iran, India to exchange knowledge on vaccine development 2021-06-21 18:29

    Iran, India to exchange knowledge on vaccine development

    TEHRAN – The Pasteur Institute of Iran and Indian Bharat Biotech inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to transfer technical knowledge of the rotavirus vaccine, IRNA reported.

  • Water transfer project to Lake Urmia complete by 97% 2021-06-21 18:27

    Water transfer project to Lake Urmia complete by 97%

    TEHRAN – The project to transfer water from the Kanisib Dam to Lake Urmia is completed by 97 percent, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Iranian vaccine 6 times more effective than AstraZeneca against mutated virus 2021-06-21 17:28

    Iranian vaccine 6 times more effective than AstraZeneca against mutated virus

    TEHRAN – The Pastu Covac vaccine has shown a 62 percent efficiency on new variants of coronavirus first emerged in South Africa and Brazil, 6 times more effective than the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on Monday.

  • IASP names Iran as head for West Asia, North Africa 2021-06-20 16:36

    IASP names Iran as head for West Asia, North Africa

    TEHRAN – The International Association of Science Parks (IASP) has chosen Iran as the head of the West Asia and North Africa subdivision, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • IRCS to open hospital in Afghanistan 2021-06-20 16:30

    IRCS to open hospital in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will inaugurate a hospital in the city of Zaranj in Afghanistan, Farid Moradian, deputy head of IRCS for health, treatment, and rehabilitation, has announced.

  • Health minister urges need to suspend Moscow flights to curb virus 2021-06-20 16:16

    Health minister urges need to suspend Moscow flights to curb virus

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki has emphasized the need to halt all flights to and from Moscow to prevent the spread of the so-called “Moscow strain” of coronavirus, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Charity supports refugee children suffering from cancer 2021-06-19 18:08

    Charity supports refugee children suffering from cancer

    TEHRAN – During the past thirty years, MAHAK charity foundation has supported 2,438 refugee children suffering from cancer.

  • World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine 2021-06-19 18:07

    By Ivo Freijsen, UNHCR representative and Negar Gerami, WFP representative

    World refugee Day 2021: Together we can heal, learn and shine

    Over the course of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life, causing millions of deaths around the world and leading to human suffering, economic recession, restrictions on mobility, and severe limitations on daily life. Iran was one of the first countries impacted by the virus and still today, we all continue to struggle to get our normal lives back.

  • Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges 2021/06/19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges

    TEHRAN – Over the past four decades, Iranian people have shown impressive hospitality and generosity to refugees, as the country is the 8th largest hosting nation for displaced people.

  • PCR tests for over 27,000 passengers at borders 2021-06-18 18:07

    PCR tests for over 27,000 passengers at borders

    TEHRAN – PCR tests have been performed on 27,530 passengers at the country’s official borders based on a plan launched on March 10 to rapidly identify suspected cases of coronavirus.

  • Cov Pars to monthly produce 1m doses of vaccine 2021-06-18 18:06

    Cov Pars to monthly produce 1m doses of vaccine

    TEHRAN – One million doses of “Razi Cov Pars” vaccine will be produced each month as of September, deputy head of the Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute has announced.

  • Alarming decline of Caspian seals worrisome 2021-06-18 17:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Alarming decline of Caspian seals worrisome

    TEHRAN – Marine pollution has plagued the ecosystem for many years, a factor that will soon lead to the extinction of Caspian seals.

  • ویروس 2021-06-16 17:09

    By Salman Parviz

    Many changes due to pandemic irreversible

    Will the “new normal” bring new opportunities?

    Previously plagues such as the Black Death and the Spanish flu pandemic had huge ramifications for the world afterward. Black Death is the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history from 1346 to 1353. Some 75-200 million people in Euroasia and North Africa and Europe perished.

  • کرونا 2021-06-16 16:59

    72 passengers infected with COVID-19 quarantined

    TEHRAN – A total of 72 passengers who have tested positive for coronavirus have been quarantined at border facilities, Mehdi Valipour, head of Relief and Rescue Organization affiliated with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Wednesday.

  • خون 2021-06-16 16:59

    Iran has highest blood donation rate in Eastern Mediterranean region

    TEHRAN - Iran currently has the highest blood donation rate in the Eastern Mediterranean region, so that some 2.5 million Iranians refer to blood donation centers across the country annually, Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday.

  • In Faux-Cap, Madagascar, the dunes and their strong winds pose a threat to their crops. With the greenest weapons, its inhabitants worked for 120 days to secure 75 hectares of dunes. Once settled, the risk is over. (Photo: UNDP) 2021-06-16 16:53

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    When the soil asks for help

    June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes, and increases food security.

  • Polling stations set up in Russia, Britain for Iran’s presidential elections 2021-06-15 17:30

    Polling stations set up in Russia, Britain for Iran’s presidential elections

    TEHRAN – Polling stations have been set up for Iran’s upcoming presidential elections in Russia and Britain, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • ARWU puts 34 Iranian universities among world’s top 1,000 2021-06-15 17:17

    ARWU puts 34 Iranian universities among world’s top 1,000

    TEHRAN – Some 34 Iranian universities and institutions were listed among the top 1,000 in the world, according to Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021.

  • Iran, China earmark ¥2m for joint research projects 2021-06-14 17:23

    Iran, China earmark ¥2m for joint research projects

    TEHRAN – Iran and China will allocate up to ¥2 million to support joint research projects, ISNA reported on Monday.

  • COVIRAN vaccine receives public use license 2021-06-14 17:21

    COVIRAN vaccine receives public use license

    TEHRAN – Homegrown COVIRAN BAREKAT vaccine has received the license for public use, Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on Monday.

  • Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood 2021-06-14 16:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood

    TEHRAN – As developing countries expand treatment facilities and developed ones invent new medical measures, the need for blood and blood products increases daily, so that, with blood donation, we can save millions of lives and keep the hearts of many beatings.

  • 2,000 Iranian elites abroad back to domestic business environment 2021-06-13 18:33

    2,000 Iranian elites abroad back to domestic business environment

    TEHRAN – The progress, made in startups, research, and academia since 2015, has led to the return of 2,000 Iranian specialists and graduates from 400 prestigious and top universities in the world.

  • Religious minorities urge people for high turnout in presidential elections 2021-06-13 18:26

    Religious minorities urge people for high turnout in presidential elections

    TEHRAN – Representatives of religious minorities in the parliament have invited all the Iranian nation to participate massively in the upcoming presidential elections.