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  • Generous benefactor frees 11 prisoners in Tehran Yesterday 20:47

    Generous benefactor frees 11 prisoners in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A Tehrani philanthropist has donated as much as 3 billion rials (nearly $72,000) to free 11 prisoners who had committed involuntary financial crimes, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Charity foundation provides 40,000 stationery packages for the deprived Yesterday 20:45

    Charity foundation provides 40,000 stationery packages for the deprived

    TEHRAN – The Mostazafan Foundation has provided some 40,000 packages consisting of stationery products for student residing in deprived areas, according to the Foundation’s public relations department.

  • Tuberculosis treatment completely free of charge in Iran Yesterday 20:32

    Tuberculosis treatment completely free of charge in Iran

    TEHRAN – Tuberculosis treatment in Iran is completely free of charge despite the fact that it costs $120 to $60,000 per patient depending on the situation’s severity, head of tuberculosis control department of Health Ministry has said.

  • ‘17% of Iranians aged over 30 suffering from osteoporosis’ 2019-10-22 19:23

    ‘17% of Iranians aged over 30 suffering from osteoporosis’

    TEHRAN – Seventeen percent of Iranians over the age of 30 and 20 percent of women aged over 50 are suffering from osteoporosis, Fars quoted Ahmad Raeisosadat, secretary of the association of physical medicine and rehabilitation, as saying on Sunday.

  • Iran becomes vice president for HONLEA Asia, Pacific 2019-10-22 18:58

    Iran becomes vice president for HONLEA Asia, Pacific

    TEHRAN – Iran was chosen as the first vice president of the 43rd Meetings of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA), Asia and the Pacific, which is underway in Bangkok, Thailand from October 22 to 25.

  • Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan (L) talks to his Omani counterpart Ahmed bin Nasser al-Mahrizi in Muscat, October 21, 2019. 2019-10-22 18:39

    Iran, Oman seek to bolster health tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan on Monday met with his Omani counterpart Ahmed bin Nasser al-Mahrizi in Muscat, discussing ways to promote bilateral ties particularly in the arena of health and medical tourism.

  • Last Siberian crane wings its way back to Iran 2019-10-21 17:48

    Last Siberian crane wings its way back to Iran

    TEHRAN – The last remaining western Siberian crane, called ‘Omid’ (meaning Hope in Persian), has returned to Iran once again to spend the winter but one month earlier than the previous years, IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

  • IUMS launches health startup acceleration center 2019-10-21 17:38

    IUMS launches health startup acceleration center

    TEHRAN – Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) has established an acceleration center, named Healthinno, aimed at supporting startups active in the digital health sector, according to the IUMS public relations department.

  • 3,318 prisoners of involuntary crimes released 2019-10-20 19:33

    3,318 prisoners of involuntary crimes released

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), 3,318 prisoners who had committed unintentional crimes have been released, head of Blood Money Organization has said.

  • Tehran to host Climathon 2019 2019-10-20 19:31

    Tehran to host Climathon 2019

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality plans to hold programs in line with Climathon 2019 on October 24-25, looking for optimal solutions for issues such as air pollution and waste management.

  • Cyber police to set up branch at DOE 2019-10-20 18:25

    Cyber police to set up branch at DOE

    TEHRAN – Cyber police will set up a branch at the Department of Environment (DOE) to monitor and deal with environmental crimes in cyber space along with combating animal abuse, cyber police chief Vahid Majid has said.

  • تامین اجتماعی 2019-10-19 19:04

    Iran elected International Social Security Association’s bureau member

    TEHRAN – Mostafa Salari, the managing director of Iran’s Social Security Organization, has been elected as a member of the bureau of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), representing Asia and Pacific region, ISNA reported.

  • People visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-10-19 18:55

    By David Robie

    10 reasons why tourists must visit Iran

    I stumbled on the scene by chance. Our host family in Iran’s second city Mashhad, a modern and beautiful metropolis that would comfortably fit in New Zealand’s entire population, was taking us on a drive to the outskirts to visit the tomb of the famous poet and chronicler Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi.

  • WFP launches a global movement to help fight food waste 2019-10-16 19:27

    WFP launches a global movement to help fight food waste

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced the launch of Stop the Waste, a global campaign to raise awareness about the huge amounts of edible food that is daily discarded – a habit that must be overcome if we are to make real progress in eradicating global hunger.

  • Expert delineates factors driving rural population decline in Iran 2019-10-16 19:19

    Expert delineates factors driving rural population decline in Iran

    TEHRAN – Over 53 percent of Iran's population were living in rural areas some four decades ago, but urbanization has influenced rural demographic trends, decreasing the rural population to 20 million, representing 25 percent of the country’s population, Shahla Kazemipour, a demographer and sociologist has said.

  • 10,000 classrooms inaugurated nationwide 2019-10-16 19:15

    10,000 classrooms inaugurated nationwide

    TEHRAN – Some 10,000 classrooms were inaugurated across the country on Tuesday in a ceremony through videoconferencing by First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, IRNA news agency reported.

  • روز جهانی غذا 2019-10-15 20:43

    By Gerold Bödeker, FAO representative to Iran

    What we eat determines our health and future

    In recent decades, our diets and eating habits have dramatically changed, moving from seasonal, mainly plant-based and fibre-rich dishes to high calorie diets and processed foods, loaded with sugar, fat and salt. These days also in Iran, less time is spent to prepare meals at home, and consumers rely on fast food outlets and home delivery of processed foods.

  • Rahim Jahanbakhsh 2019-10-15 20:14

    Zanjan police seized 1.2 tons of drugs in six months: commander

    TEHRAN – A total of 1,200 kilograms of different illicit drugs has been seized in Zanjan province in the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-September 22), Zanjan province’s police chief has announced. 

  • اجلاس وزرای بهداشت «کشورهای منطقه مدیترانه» 2019-10-15 17:52

    WHO Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean kicks off

    TEHRAN – The 66th session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean opened in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • People tour Falak-ol-Aflak fortress, which dominates Khorramabad, the capital of Iran’s Lorestan province. 2019-10-14 18:24

    Khorramabad festival to feature tribal lifestyle, rituals, crafts and arts

    TEHRAN – A major festival, intended to turn the spotlight on the lifestyle, rituals, crafts and arts of various tribes and nomadic people across Iran, is scheduled to be held in Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province, from October 30 to November 2.

  • Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki (L) meets Director General of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 2019-10-14 18:24

    WHO lauds Iran's commitment to public health coverage

    TEHRAN – World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said Iran's commitment to ensure highest health standards for all segments of the population is commendable, ISNA reported.

  • Iranian students win medals in ITE 2019 2019-10-14 18:07

    Iranian students win medals in ITE 2019

    TEHRAN – Iranian students won 6 medals in International Invention and Trade Expo (ITE) 2019 which was held in London on August 29-30, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • Vahid Majid 2019-10-13 18:12

    61 online betting sites blocked in 2 months

    TEHRAN – Nine groups running 61 online betting sites networked across the country have been busted by the police over the past two months, Cyber Police Chief Vahid Majid has announced.

  • Millennia-old coins recovered in northern Iran 2019-10-13 18:10

    Millennia-old coins recovered in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have recently confiscated some 1,000 coins, reportedly dating back to three thousand years ago, from two antique smugglers in Miandorud, northern Mazandaran province.

  • Judiciary sacks five corrupt judges 2019-10-13 17:55

    Judiciary sacks five corrupt judges

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Iran’s prosecutor general, announced on Sunday the dismissal of five corrupt judges as the Judiciary’s battle against corruption continues.

  • 500 kg narcotics seized in Khuzestan province 2019-10-12 19:00

    500 kg narcotics seized in Khuzestan province

    TEHRAN – Five hundred kilograms of narcotics have been seized in Omidiyeh, Khuzestan province, according to Omidiyeh’s prosecutor general.

  • ‘Tehran holds potential to become a hub for health tourism’ 2019-10-12 18:32

    ‘Tehran holds potential to become a hub for health tourism’

    TEHRAN – Tehran has the potential to become a hub for health (and medical) tourism, Tehran province governor-general has said.

  • Sprawling on a high, windswept plateau, Ardebil is well-known for having lush green landscapes. 2019-10-11 18:07

    ‘ECO cultural capital status to foster Ardebil’s sustainable development’

    TEHRAN – Selection of Ardebil as a cultural capital for the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will be a turning point to foster sustainable development in the province, governor general of Ardebil said on Wednesday.

  • کلینیک سیار 2019-10-11 17:56

    WHO delivers 3 mobile clinics to Iran

    TEHRAN– The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 3 fully equipped mobile clinics to the Ministry of Health of Iran.

  • New child citizenship law 2019-10-11 11:20

    UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new child citizenship law

    TEHRAN – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has welcomed a recently declared law on conferring Iranian citizenship on children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian men regardless of where they are born.