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  • 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.

  • Biden declines Trump attempt to block January 6 document release 2021-10-09 22:59

    Biden declines Trump attempt to block January 6 document release

    TEHRAN - The White House authorizes the National Archives to turn over an initial set of documents associated with Trump's activities on January 6.

  • Messages were sent across the expansive Persian Empire (c. 550 – 330 BC) on the Royal Road, such as this section in Sardis, Turkey (Credit: Design Pics Inc/Alamy) 2021/10/08

    By Afshin Majlesi

    World Post Day: a brief history of postal service in ancient Iran

    TEHRAN - World Post Day is celebrated on October 9, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It is an occasion to recognize the invaluable contributions of postal workers and post offices to our societies all over the world.

  • Take the crisis serious: Iran's elderly population to triple in 50 years 2021-10-01 18:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Take the crisis seriously: Iran's elderly population to triple in 50 years

    TEHRAN – Over the last 5 decades, the elderly’s population has increased from about 5 to 10 percent, and it is predicted that this rate will triple in the next 50 years so that it is vital to take the aging phenomenon seriously.

  • Arbaeen pilgrimage 2021-09-25 18:52

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Arbaeen, a manifestation of eternal bonds

    TEHRAN – In the days leading up to this year’s Day of Arbaeen, Iranian and Iraqi officials made many preparations for holding the ritual in the best way possible, suggesting that this Day can be an example of how the two countries are able to boost bilateral relations using their deeply rooted cultural bonds.

  • Discoveries cast new light on history of life near Masoumeh 2021-09-24 17:37

    Discoveries cast new light on history of life near Masouleh

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have discovered important clues about early human life in mountainous areas adjacent to the touristic Masouleh village in northern Iran.

  • COVID-19 outbreak: an opportunity to revive caves 2021-09-24 17:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 outbreak: an opportunity to revive caves

    TEHRAN – The outbreak of COVID-19 gave the whole ecosystem an opportunity to breathe. Caves are no exception, so the pandemic helped them repair some of the damages caused by the human in recent years.

  • Iran tourism prepares for a comeback 2021-09-22 17:59

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran tourism prepares for a comeback

    TEHRAN – Iran considers reopening borders to foreign vacationers as its new tourism minister has said the government will soon scrap visa restrictions.

  • Be patient with Alzheimer's patients 2021-09-20 17:31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's be patient with Alzheimer's patients

    TEHRAN – Paying attention to the elderly and treating them with respect and dignity is one of the strategies that can be effective in preventing the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Of the 8,425 species of herbs identified in the country, 2,300 are medicinal. 2021-09-18 18:40

    By Afshin Majlesi

    How could ancient remedies lift tourism?

    TEHRAN - Recent decades have seen a growing interest in medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge of their usage to some extent that some believe the drugs of the future might come from the past.

  • Let’s clean up the world: “We are the first one to be hurt” 2021-09-15 17:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s clean up the world: “We are the first one to be hurt”

    TEHRAN – Waste production is an integral part of urban life, which is turning into a huge problem that will first and most hurt those who produced them. So that, on World Cleanup Day, let’s rid the planet of trash.

  • Iran vs. “unsanctioned” countries: who dealt better with the pandemic? 2021-09-08 18:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran vs. “unsanctioned” countries: who dealt better with the pandemic?

    TEHRAN – Some people claim that If Iran had better interaction with the world, more facilities would have been imported and coronavirus mortality would have been much less. So, we have compared Iran with eight countries that are not under sanctions to find out which one did better in battling the pandemic?

  • هوای پاک 2021-09-07 17:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Clean air for blue skies

    TEHRAN – September 7 has been named World Clean Air Day, and this year's slogan is "Clean Air for Blue Skies", which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ideas for traveling to Iran in coronavirus era 2021-09-06 19:21

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ideas for traveling to Iran in coronavirus era

    It goes without saying that the novel coronavirus has dramatically affected our lives and economy in nearly every corner of the globe. Its variants have even taken a bigger toll on traveling with an employment drop of millions.

  • From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought 2021-09-05 18:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought

    TEHRAN – While the drought has intensified in Iran and the country is facing water stress, various solutions from the use of solar power plants to the expansion of watershed management and nanotechnology are offered by experts and officials.

  • Paralympic women gold winners 2021-09-03 20:07

    By Masoud Hossein

    Iranian women go beyond the limits

    TOKYO – The Iranian women have been amazing so far at the 2020 Paralympic Games with three gold medal they have won in three disciplines. They have written their names in the Paralympics history book.

  • تعاونی 2021-09-03 15:56

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Role of cooperatives in socioeconomic development

    TEHRAN – September 4th has been registered on the Iranian calendar as the Day of Cooperatives. The national cooperatives law was enacted in the country on the same day in 1991. However, cooperatives were, for the first time, mentioned in Iran’s trade act back in 1924 and started activity officially in 1926.

  • فناوری 2021-08-30 18:58

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Iran among upper-middle countries in readiness for frontier technologies

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report 2021 has placed Iran among upper-middle countries in terms of readiness for frontier technologies.

  • مدافعان سلامت 2021-08-23 19:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    National Doctors Day: let’s appreciate health advocates

    TEHRAN – Iran marks the birth anniversary of Abu Ali Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, as the National Doctors Day, to appreciate the efforts of medical staff and health advocates.