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  • ‘Govt., judiciary slow to submit bill on protection of animals’ 2019-08-21 20:41

    ‘Govt., judiciary slow to submit bill on protection of animals’

    TEHRAN – The government and the judiciary have been slow to submit a bill proposed over 3 years ago (to the Majlis) on protection of animals and wildlife, Mohammad Reza Tabesh, head of the Majlis environment committee has stated.

  • ‘Traffic-related accidents incurred $480m loss last year’ 2019-08-21 19:44

    ‘Traffic-related accidents incurred $480m loss last year’

    TEHRAN – Traffic-related accidents brought heavy economic burden amounting to 20 trillion rials (about $480 million) for the country in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20), Tehran traffic police chief Teymour Hosseini has said.

  • Firefighting vehicles equipped with smart tracking system 2019-08-21 01:02

    Firefighting vehicles equipped with smart tracking system

    TEHRAN – Firefighting trucks and fire engines in Tehran equipped with automatic vehicle locating (AVL) for the first time in the country, spokesman for Tehran Fire Department affiliated to the Municipality has announced.

  • Medical travelers hold significant share of arrivals in Iran: tourism chief 2019-08-20 21:42

    Medical travelers hold significant share of arrivals in Iran: tourism chief

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has said that medical [and health] travelers constitute a significant share of arrivals in the country.

  • Leader letter 2019-08-20 20:08

    Ayatollah Khamenei pardons over 1,000 inmates

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Monday approved a proposal by Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi to pardon or commute the sentences of 1,070 convicts found guilty by various courts.

  • Biggest drug smuggling band dismantled in southern Iran 2019-08-20 19:43

    Biggest drug smuggling band dismantled in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – The Intelligence Ministry has announced that its forces have dismantled the largest drug smuggling band in the southern province of Hormozgan.

  • knowledge-based companies 2019-08-18 22:13

    Iranian technology delegation to visit China in November

    TEHRAN – A delegation of 50 Iranian knowledge-based firms will travel to China in November in order to boost technological cooperation between the two countries.

  • عقرب گزیدگی 2019-08-18 18:50

    Venomous animals kill 10 since March

    TEHRAN- Ten people have died of bites from venomous animals since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), said Mohammad Mahdi Guya, the director of Communicable Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health.

  • تحریم دارو 2019-08-18 18:27

    IRCS: Sanctions hindering pharma raw materials import

    TEHRAN – Problems in transferring money from foreign banks and using foreign exchange has been hindering the import of pharmaceutical raw materials into the country for a long time, announced the director of medical supply department at the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

  • General: 76% of opium produced in the world is discovered in Iran 2019-08-17 18:52

    General: 76% of opium produced in the world is discovered in Iran

    TEHRAN – Head of the counter-narcotics center said on Saturday that the United Nations has announced that 76 percent of the opium and also 67 percent of morphine produced in the world are discovered in Iran.

  • smell 2019-08-17 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 2019-08-17 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 2019-08-17 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.

  • Tehran-Ankara train resumes service after four ye 2019-08-14 19:12

    Tehran-Ankara train resumes service after four years

    TEHRAN - Turkey and Iran have resumed a train service between Ankara and Tehran after a four-year hiatus. The train is scheduled to leave the Iranian capital every Wednesday at 21:50 local time.

  • File photo: People visit Naqsh-e Rostam, an Achaemenid-era necropolis, in Fars province, southern Iran. Mostly referred to as “a must-see” destination, Naqsh-e Rostam is home to several spectacular massive rock–hewn tombs and bas-relief carvings. 2019-08-14 19:11

    Foreign visits to Fars province’s historical sites on the rise

    TEHRAN – Visits by international travelers to historical sites in Fars province rose 12 percent during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) compared to the same period a year earlier.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A crowd of passengers are seen at the Bileh Savar border crossing in Ardebil province, northwest Iran. 2019-08-12 20:02

    Border traffic on the rise between Iran, Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – Traffic of passengers between Iran and Azerbaijan at Bileh Savar border crossing has increased by 23 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, a local official 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.

  • pilgrimage experience 2019-08-10 16:23

    By Dr. Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    The pilgrimage experience

    As the Hajj is approaching again, I would like to share my pilgrimage experiences with the readers of the Tehran Times.

  • 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.

  • IRCS, UNICEF to support flood-affected children 2019-08-08 02:18

    IRCS, UNICEF to support flood-affected children

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to support the children residing in flood-ravaged areas across the country, Shahaboddin Sabounchi, an official with the IRCS has announced.

  • 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.

  • Iranian and Lebanon health ministers 2019-08-07 11:47

    Iran, Lebanon to prepare five-year plan for health cooperation

    TEHRAN- Iran and Lebanon have agreed to form a joint committee to prepare a five-year plan for cooperation in the health sector, announced Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki in a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart in Tehran.