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  • Iran seeking Chinese expertise for fighting SDSs Today 22:24

    Iran seeking Chinese expertise for fighting SDSs

    TEHRAN – Iran is going to use China’s expertise on tackling sand and dust storms (SDSs) and take steps to halt the external SDS hotspots affecting southeastern and southwestern parts of the country, head of the national working group on SDSs has said.

  • Zeinab Nasiri, the director of Health Department at Tehran Municipality speaking at a conference for combating diabetes. Today 22:22

    Iran to produce Insulin by late 2019

    TEHRAN- Iran will start producing insulin by late 2019, said the managing director of Novo Nordisk Pars Company. 

  • esfandgan Yesterday 21:49

    Esfandgan respects dignity of women, mothers and earth

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Esfandgan is the day that people in ancient Iran praised the dignity of women, earth and mothers, all enjoying the quality of fertility.

  • Iran expecting China, Mongolia to join UNESCO-registered Noruz Yesterday 21:48

    Iran expecting China, Mongolia to join UNESCO-registered Noruz

    TEHRAN – Iran is expecting China and Mongolia to officially join UNESCO-registered Noruz, which marks the beginning of spring and the new year.

  • 57% of Iranians insufficiently active: deputy health minister  Yesterday 21:45

    57% of Iranians insufficiently active: deputy health minister 

    TEHRAN — Prevalence of insufficient physical activity is about 57 percent in Iran, deputy health minister Baqer Larijani has said. 

  • IT-related job Yesterday 11:44

    Jobs for digital marketing, startups up 46% in 2018: report

    TEHRAN – The number of jobs created for digital marketing businesses and startups grow by 46 percent during 2018 in comparison to its preceding year, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Iran to hold 3rd media literacy Olympiad 2019-02-17 21:19

    Iran to hold 3rd media literacy Olympiad

    TEHRAN — The 3rd national media literacy Olympiad will be held in three phases during spring and summer, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday. 

  • Lake Urmia water increased by 810 million cubic meters  2019-02-17 21:19

    Lake Urmia water increased by 810 million cubic meters 

    TEHRAN — The volume of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased by 810 million cubic meters compared to the same date last year, director general of West Azarbaijan regional water company has said. 

  • 60,000 Tehrani teachers to join fire safety training course 2019-02-17 21:17

    60,000 Tehrani teachers to join fire safety training course

    TEHRAN – Some 60,000 teachers in Tehran will be provided with fire safety training course to promote proper safety procedures while on duty in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2019-March 2020), head of Tehran Fire Stations and Safety Services Organization affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

  • ‘Playing to learn’ scheme piloted in elementary schools 2019-02-17 09:28

    ‘Playing to learn’ scheme piloted in elementary schools

    TEHRAN – A plan dubbed “playing to learn” aiming at using educational games toward deeper learning was implemented for first time in elementary schools across the capital, with the Education Minister in attendance, Fars reported on Saturday.

  • Non-repayable loans for e-bikes must increase: Tehran City Council chairman 2019-02-17 09:27

    Non-repayable loans for e-bikes must increase: Tehran City Council chairman

    TEHRAN – While an important strategy to contain Tehran’s air pollution is using green vehicles, non-repayable loans to incentivize the owners to replace their motorcycles with electric ones is not sufficient and must increase, Mohsen Hashemi, Tehran City Council chairman, has said.

  • Leishmaniasis 2019-02-16 21:30

    Setareh Jahandideh

    Iran participates in international project for treating Leishmaniasis

    TEHRAN- Tehran University of Medical Science is going to cooperate with world-renowned universities in an international project for treatment of Leishmaniasis with a newly-formulated oral medication. 

  • A cyclist rides in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a 17th century architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture that punctuates two-story arcades of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square, in Isfahan, central Iran. 2019-02-16 21:27

    Iran seeks balanced tourist flow with Turkey

    TEHRAN – Head of the Association of Iranian Travel Agents has emphasized the need to attain a balance in tourist flow rates between Iran and Turkey.

  • Tehran complex hosts 65,000 visitors during Ten-Day Dawn 2019-02-16 21:17

    Tehran complex hosts 65,000 visitors during Ten-Day Dawn

    TEHRAN – Some 65,000 people toured the Sa’dabad Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran during the Ten-Day Dawn, which started on February 1 marking the victory of the Islamic Revolution. 

  • WHO to laud Iran on elimination of trachoma 2019-02-15 21:31

    WHO to laud Iran on elimination of trachoma

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with the 11th Festival of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of Professor Mohammad Gholi Chams (The father of modern ophthalmology in Iran and the founder of Farabi eye hospital) on February 21 World Health Organization (WHO) will laud Iran on elimination of trachoma, Mehr news agency reported.

  • Plans on agenda to address sand and dust storms in 4 provinces  2019-02-15 21:28

    Plans on agenda to address sand and dust storms in 4 provinces 

    TEHRAN — Studies to combat sand and dust storms are almost completed and next year (starting on March 21) plans will be implemented in four provinces of Khuzestan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Kerman and Hormozgan, director of the national headquarters for combatting sand and dust storms has said.

  • biotechnology 2019-02-15 21:27

    Biotech products save Iran $1 billion: official

    TEHRAN – The domestically manufacturing of biotechnology products has so far saved one billion dollars for the country, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) at science and technology vice-presidency said, Tasnim reported on Wednesday.

  • automated organ donation 2019-02-13 21:53

    Automated organ donation system to start in a month

    TEHRAN- The first stage of establishing an automated database of organ transplantation will begin on March 1st, said the head of the transplantation and treatment of diseases department at the Ministry of Health. 

  • $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation 2019-02-13 21:51

    $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN – A total budget of $4 million will be allocated to prevent the remaining precious species of Asiatic cheetah from extinction, through a five-year plan, deputy environment chief for Department of Environment (DOE) natural environment and biodiversity directorate has announced.

  • Tehran tourism exhibit offers must-see places for Noruz 2019-02-13 21:46

    Tehran tourism exhibit offers must-see places for Noruz

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of potential travelers for Noruz holidays are choosing, bargaining or even negotiating prices with travel markets at the 12th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition, which will be running through February 16.

  • پارک علم و فناوری - کراپ‌شده 2019-02-13 11:59

    Iranian universities to turn knowledge into wealth and technology: Minister

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to turn knowledge into wealth and technology in universities, the Science, Research and Technology Minister, Mansour Gholami announced, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Spinal muscular atrophy 2019-02-13 11:56

    Support packages underway for SMA patients

    TEHRAN- Support packages have been planned for SMA patients, said the head of the Transplantation and Treatment of Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health.  

  • 1,250 ha of central Alborz Mountains to undergo reforestation 2019-02-12 22:41

    1,250 ha of central Alborz Mountains undergo reforestation

    TEHRAN – Reforestation will be conducted on 1,250 hectares of 1,800 meter altitude of central mountain range of Alborz, to prevent illegal constructions and land grabbing in mountainous areas, head of Tehran Parks and Green Space Organization, affiliated to the municipality has said.

  • Relief Foundation, vice presidency for science, technology sign MOU to enhance job opportunities 2019-02-12 22:39

    Relief Foundation, vice presidency for science, technology sign MOU to enhance job opportunities

    TEHRAN – The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and the vice presidency for science and technology inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation on generating jobs by the means of knowledge-based companies in the underprivileged areas, Mehr news agency reported.

  • ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’ 2019-02-12 21:48

    ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’

    TEHRAN – Satellite images and acquisition of various satellite data makes many solutions available to reduce or even prevent environmental issues, while requires a timely utilization, head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI), affiliated to the Ministry of Science, has said.

  • Unofficial employment rate among women high despite low economic contribution 2019-02-12 11:27

    Unofficial employment rate among women high despite low economic contribution

    TEHRAN – Despite women’s low rate of economic contribution which stands at 12 percent, it seems that they play an outstanding role in different sections so that unofficial employment rate among women is high, vice president for women’s and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has said.

  • Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage 2019-02-11 22:21

    Iran, Iraq seeking UN recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage

    TEHRAN - Iranian tourism and cultural heritage authorities in collaboration with their Iraqi counterparts are implementing a plan to promote the recognition of Arba’een pilgrimage on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, CHTN reported.

  • Yazd hosting intl. workshop on earthen architecture 2019-02-11 22:20

    Yazd hosting intl. workshop on earthen architecture

    TEHRAN - The historical Iranian city of Yazd is hosting an international workshop on earthen architecture with its related conservation problems and challenges coming into focus.

  • Cyrus Cylinder and other magnificent relics of ancient Persia on display at Room 52 of the British Museum, London 2019-02-11 22:19

    Persian antiquities found in almost all museums worldwide

    TEHRAN – People around the world visit countless pieces of antiquities from the Persian Empire in different museums every day, without ever asking themselves how those relics ended up thousands of kilometers away from their home in Iran, Press TV wrote in a recent article.

  • $1b proposed for developing Tehran public transport fleet 2019-02-07 01:01

    $1b proposed for developing Tehran public transport fleet

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 45 trillion rials (nearly $1 billion) on development of transportation fleet has been proposed in Tehran Municipality’s budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21, 2019), Sakineh Ashrafi, deputy mayor of Tehran for planning, urban development and council affairs has said.