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  • One step to water crisis 2022/07/02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    One step to water crisis

    TEHRAN – If a country has more than 1,700 cubic meters of water per person per year, there is no water shortage, but the upward trend of rainfall shortage surpassed the standard rate and if it declines more, we are one step away from a water crisis.

  • Significant increase in refugee literacy 2022-06-29 17:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Significant increase in refugee literacy

    TEHRAN – The literacy rate among refugees has increased significantly in recent decades. So that the literacy rate of Afghan immigrants in Iran is higher than the number of literate people in Afghanistan, according to a report published in June by the research center of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).

  • House renting 2022-06-22 18:10

    By M.A. Saki

    Serious questions on how renting prices would be tamed

    TEHRAN - The president, Parliament speaker and Judiciary chief on Sunday backed a government plan which set limits for increase in rental prices. It set a 25 percent increase in the capital Tehran and 20 percent in other cities.

  • Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050 2022-06-17 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050

    TEHRAN – The United Nations has warned that droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050.

  • Trump left JCPOA in May 2018 2022-05-22 20:52

    By M.A. Saki

    Failure to fix nuclear deal will be a gift to Trump

    TEHRAN - A failure to resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal will be celebrated by Donald Trump and his lieutenants like Mike Pompeo and other Iran hawks.

  • A two-year-old girl who suffered brain death and donated two kidneys and a liver at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, on January 18, 2014. 2022-05-20 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Organ donation: dead or alive?

    TEHRAN – Making a decision for a brain-dead member is one of the toughest conditions for a family, but it would be easier if they feel to spare other families awaiting an organ transplant the pain of losing a child or to keep alive the memory of their loved one.

  • By Faranak Bakhtiari 2022-05-18 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Stay young Iran!

    TEHRAN – While celebrating the national population week, starting May 14, the country is experiencing below-replacement fertility and soon hosting an aging population. Is it possible to stay young?

  • Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell? 2022-05-16 18:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Has Iran entered a 30-year dry spell?

    TEHRAN – If the trend of rising temperatures and water consumption continues, the severity and effects of the drought will intensify, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management has said.

  • Dim the lights for birds at night 2022-05-13 16:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Dim the lights for birds at night

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrates World Migratory Birds Day 2022 under the slogan “dim the lights for birds at night.”

  • A century of sincere voluntary service 2022-05-08 18:32

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    A century of sincere voluntary service

    TEHRAN – Coinciding with World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 8.

  • SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy 2022-04-12 16:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    SDSs mitigation requires enhanced diplomacy

    TEHRAN – Controlling sand and dust storms (SDSs) requires strengthening diplomacy, and it will never be eradicated unless international institutions reach a consensus.

  • A swift move towards knowledge-based economy 2022-04-03 16:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    A swift move towards knowledge-based economy

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei designated the Iranian New Year (1401) as “The Year of Production: Knowledge-Based and Job-Creating”.

  • A close-knit Polish family enjoys being together while visiting the atmospheric Jameh Mosque of Yazd on October 10, 2019. 2022-03-12 18:42

    By Afshin Majlesi

    How Iran tourism may improve battered image?

    TEHRAN – A hidden gem and a backpacker’s dream, Iran holds vast potential as a holiday destination with stunning landscapes, numerous World Heritage sites, and above all, its hospitable people.

  • Demonstrations against war on Ukraine 2022-03-08 13:17

    By M.A. Saki

    Stop Ukraine war or you may face another Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan

    It is essentially necessary to bring the war in Ukraine to an immediate end.  The longer the war continues the more complicated it will become to resolve.

  • Khajeh Nasir al-Din Toosi, the most eminent engineer of his time 2022-02-23 16:59

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Khajeh Nasir al-Din Toosi, the most eminent engineer of his time

    TEHRAN – The National Engineering Day is observed in Iran on February 24, honoring engineers for their efforts and achievements to change the world for the better.

  • A foodie paradise where it’s not just food on the menu   2022-02-21 18:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A foodie paradise where it’s not just food on the menu  

    Nowadays, a soaring number of travelers are looking for something different like spending all day in a tranquil landscape where you can hike up mountains in the thick mist of the morning and picnic by waterfalls in the shadow of jagged rocks in the afternoon.

  • How’s Iran adventure on two wheels 2022-02-09 18:50

    By Afshin Majlesi

    How’s Iran adventure on two wheels

    TEHRAN - Cycling is a marvelous way to see and experience Iran whether you want to find a leisurely ride with scenic lookouts or challenging routes to test your cardio.

  • Time to restart? Tehran tourism fair kicks off amid virus concerns 2022-01-29 18:51

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Time to restart? Tehran tourism fair kicks off amid virus concerns

    TEHRAN – Early on Saturday, doors of the 15th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition opened to people as a mounting wave of coronavirus puts high hopes of travel insiders in the hand of fate.

  • Christmas celebrations 2021-12-28 17:45

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran hosting Christmas celebrations for centuries

    TEHRAN – Christmas has been celebrated for centuries in a country where 97 percent of its population is Muslim.

  • Literacy movement: achievements and plans 2021-12-27 16:38

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Literacy movement: achievements and plans

    TEHRAN – Shapour Mohammadzadeh, head of the Literacy Movement Organization, described the literacy situation in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution on the occasion of the forty-second year of the establishment of the Organization.

  • A delicate dance of communication 2021-12-15 18:27

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A delicate dance of communication

    While in Iran, you may pay a taxi driver the fare and he might sound confusing. The cabbie may say “Ghabeleh shoma ro nadaureh” (for you, it is free). You may think how nice and generous he is!

  • Agriculture in Iran 2021-12-12 12:04

    By M.A. Saki

    Steps needed to take in the crop year

    TEHRAN - Like the past years farmers are preparing to cultivate water-intensive crops that are mostly fed by ground waters. This is mostly noticeable in lands used to grow rice and onion.

  • Let’s treasure natural jewels 2021-12-10 17:18

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s treasure natural jewels

    TEHRAN – Mountains are home to 15 percent of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. So, we should value these natural jewels.

  • Cultivation of tourism in the countryside 2021-11-28 18:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Cultivation of tourism in the countryside

    TEHRAN – In recent years, an increasing number of travelers are looking for something different such as spending a day in tranquil countryside, picking fresh fruits, watching rice grow, fishing by the seaside, eating traditional dishes, or even staying with locals.

  • Road casualties drop in coronavirus era 2021-11-21 17:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Road casualties drop in coronavirus era

    TEHRAN – The number of traffic-related deaths last year (March 2020-March 2021) decreased by 15.2 percent compared to a year before, 13 percent of which is estimated to be caused by the pandemic.

  • Over 100m doses of COVID-19 vaccine injected 2021-11-17 17:50

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Over 100m doses of COVID-19 vaccine injected

    TEHRAN – The number of COVID-19 vaccines injected in the country has exceeded 100 million doses, despite all barriers and difficulties caused by sanctions.

  • Natural disasters: environment’s fate or revenge? 2021-10-15 17:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Natural disasters: environment’s fate or revenge?

    TEHRAN – Throughout history, mankind has always struggled with natural disasters, which are exacerbating over time. In the meantime, the question arises as to how much of Iran's natural disasters are inevitable and how much is the cost of harming the environment?

  • Iraq election marred by “lack of transparency” 2021-10-13 18:35

    Iraq election marred by “lack of transparency”

    TEHRAN - The spokesman for the second-largest primary bloc, Fateh Alliance (Conquest alliance) in Iraq, Ahmed Al-Asadi, has confirmed that the alliance has logged a legal challenge to the initial results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections on Sunday and says that the alliance is waiting for the final result from the country’s Independent High Electoral Commission in a “transparent” manner.

  • IRISL 2021-10-13 15:08

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iranian maritime industry: a great capacity to be tapped

    TEHRAN – Having one of the oldest and most prominent shipping lines in the region, Iran has been taking serious measures for developing its shipping industry over the past two decades; however external factors such as sanctions have been holding this industry down and preventing it from reaching its true potential.

  • World Mental Health Week to highlight inequality 2021-10-10 17:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Mental Health Week to highlight inequality

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrates World Mental Health Week on October 9-15 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to raise awareness of the inequality in access to mental health care.