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  • Tea tourism: experience the taste of a serene holiday 2020-10-19 22:38

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tea tourism: experience the taste of a serene holiday

    If you are the type of person who is looking for new travel destinations that are peaceful, pristine, and perfect for a picnic with loads of indigenous culture, you may consider a tea tour for your next excursion.

  • Macron in Lebanon 2020-10-19 22:22

    By Batool Subeiti 

    Macron's mission in Lebanon – raising the dead dream 

    French President Emmanuel Macron came to Lebanon in the wake of the August explosion, harboring with him the scent of nostalgia that marks 100 years since Lebanon was declared a state under the French colonial mandate. 

  • ports 2020-10-18 16:42

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Ports operating non-stop despite sanctions, pandemic

    While the coronavirus pandemic has created many limitations for the economic activities all around the world, operations at Iranian ports are underway continuously, and even the U.S. sanctions could not halt activities at the ports.

  • Ties 2020-10-13 21:51

    Strengthening ties despite pressures

    TEHRAN – From China through Russia to Iraq, Iran proactively takes measures to boost its economic ties with countries around the world as the United States doubles down on its renewed efforts to isolate Iran from the global financial system.

  • COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity 2020-10-13 18:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 outbreak caused many problems for the world, but in return gave the planet's environment and biodiversity a chance to breathe. The high mortality rate may be worrisome, but it provided us with the opportunity to think more about how we should treat biodiversity in a better way.

  • Protest against normalization deal with Israel in Khartoum, Sudan, on September 25, 2020. (Photo M. Idris/Anadolu Agency) 2020-10-12 13:01

    By Salman Parviz

    Sudan: Next step for Arab-Israel normalization?

    Normalization to help Trump's re-election campaign

    When the so-called "Deal of the Century" was announced on January 29, it was rejected by most of the Muslim world. Just a few days after the Arab League's rejection of the initiative, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the de facto ruler of Sudan, met publicly for the first time with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Entebbe, Uganda, to begin talks for normalization amid objections from domestic politicians, organizations and the general public in Sudan.

  • electricity 2020-10-10 12:28

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Offering electricity at IRENEX beneficial for both buyers, suppliers

    TEHRAN – Operating over 60 percent of Iran’s power plants, the private sector has been playing a significant role in the country’s electricity industry and the government has been taking serious measures for encouraging an even stronger presence by the mentioned sector in this industry.

  • Mishaal 2020-10-06 00:13

    Saudis and Emiratis may change line of succession in Kuwait

    TEHRAN – As the oldest crown prince in the world became emir in Kuwait, the race to choose his successor started, a race that could tempt some regional players to interfere in the process of determining who will lead the oil-rich country in the decades to come.

  • Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus 2020-10-04 19:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus

    TEHRAN – According to official statistics, Iran will be the oldest country in the world by the next 30 years. This will bring up many individual and social consequences both in national and international arenas even bigger than the coronavirus crisis.

  • A traditional rustic cottage in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2020-10-02 19:15

    By Afshin Majlesi

    What are the opportunities for rural tourism in Iran?

    Dotted with tens of thousands of ancient villages, rural tourism perfectly suits the trend of many inbound and even domestic vacationers who are seeking unique natural experiences, unspoiled landscapes, stay in authentic accommodation, and feel local lifestyles.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • U.S. 2020-09-28 21:33

    Without achievement: Go back home

    TEHRAN – Facing a fateful election with a troubled campaign, the Trump administration deepened the mistrust in the region while also endangering U.S. interests in West Asia.

  • Trump 2020/09/27

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    A bizarre election: American democracy at dead end

    U.S. election will be on the line this November, but what about the American democracy? Trump's policies and statements not only have dangerously made America's democratic health hang in the balance but also the country's integrity as a whole.

  • محرم نویدکیا 2020-09-27 16:35

    Farrokh Hessabi

    Iranian young football coaches enter the race

    TEHRAN - With the twentieth editions of the Iran Professional League (IPL) will start next month, there have been nine departures of football coaches so far, some of which are dismissals, and the remaining are resignations.

  • World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference 2020-09-26 20:37

    By Afshin Majlesi

    World Tourism Day: COVID-19 makes a big difference

    September 27th is a special day for potential travelers and all tourism insiders: It’s World Tourism Day! However, for the first time in the 40-year history of the occasion, it will be held this year with a big difference amid the deep global economic recession, job losses, halted flights, as well as lockdowns and closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Leader 2020-09-21 21:04

    Ayatollah Khamenei dispels misperceptions about Sacred Defense

    TEHRAN – During a speech on the occasion of the beginning of the Sacred Defense on Monday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei addressed a variety of issues concerning the eight-year war the former Iraqi regime imposed on Iran.

  • Vacations on the edge: a glance of war tourism in Iran 2020-09-20 23:17

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Vacations on the edge: a glance of war tourism in Iran

    On one hand, even talking about war is bitter, particularly for those who went to the second-longest war of the 20th-century after the Vietnam War. On the other, walking through former battlefields or visiting war ruins and relics at a museum may give you a profound impression over the grimy face of war, and deeper insight to whom once involved in the battle.

  • martyrs of religious minorities symbolize national unity 2020-09-20 18:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Sacred Defense Week: martyrs of religious minorities symbolize national unity

    TEHRAN – With the start of the Iraqi imposed war in 1980, religious minorities of Iran rushed to help the people protect the country and defend their homeland, symbolizing the national solidarity and unity.

  • Mining 2020-09-20 16:29

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    IMIDRO seeking modern technology through co-op with universities

    TEHRAN- Iran’s determination for strengthening domestic production requires enjoying modern technology and knowledge, which has put all related organizations in the way of achieving high technology.

  • Snapback mechanism 2020-09-19 20:02

    U.S. could go it alone to enforce Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN – In a blow to Donald Trump’s administration efforts against Iran, European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers rejected the U.S. push to trigger a return of all UN sanctions against Iran.

  • power plant 2020-09-18 14:59

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Energy Ministry plans to increase efficiency of power plants

    TEHRAN –Iranian Energy Ministry is following a program for increasing the average efficiency of the country’s power plants in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 19).

  • Masuleh, a scenic village where roofs and yards become one 2020-09-16 19:28

    By Afshin Majlesi 

    Masuleh, a scenic village where roofs and yards become one

    With at least a millennium of history, Masuleh is one of the most famous and spectacular villages in Iran.

  • SOS FOR NATURE: biodiversity at unprecedented danger 2020-09-16 10:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    SOS FOR NATURE: biodiversity at unprecedented danger

    TEHRAN – The World Wide Fund for Nature has recently published its 2020 Living Planet Report, warning that biodiversity which is fundamental to human life on earth, is being destroyed by us at an unprecedented rate in history.

  • Suga 2020-09-14 20:34

    Yoshihide Suga succeeds Shinzo Abe as new Japan PM

    TEHRAN- After getting the backing of the majority of his party lawmakers and representatives, Yoshihide Suga, the chief Cabinet secretary of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is on the course to become Japan’s new leader on Wednesday.

  • E3 2020-09-13 23:05

    E3 face stark test over snapback mechanism

    TEHRAN - As the 30-day U.S. process of restoring the UN sanctions on Iran is nearing its end, the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ratchet up efforts to find a way forward while preventing a total collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Geno Biosphere Reserve 2020-09-13 17:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Geno Biosphere Reserve: elevation variability comes with unique diversity

    TEHRAN – The Geno Biosphere Reserve is located in southern Iran, where the variability of elevation, varying from 50 to 3,000 meters, comes with a great impact on the unique vegetation diversity in the area.

  • Drills 2020-09-12 00:19

    Iran flexes military muscles as tensions simmer in region

    TEHRAN – As Iran’s army holds large-scale military exercises in the country’s southern waters, a defense expert tells the Tehran Times that the exercises are meant to send many messages to countries in the region and beyond.

  • The future of travel in Iran 2020-09-09 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The future of travel in Iran

    Ubiquitous face masks, partitions, social distances, customer-service protocols, not-yet-fulfilled refunds, and self-quarantined at home on a mass scale, as well as closed borders, canceled events, and changing policies challenge tourism industry insiders to forecast what the lingering impact of the novel coronavirus could be on the way we travel.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19 2020-09-09 18:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The global pandemic came with the economic downturn, the isolation due to months of social distancing, and the sheer stress of navigating through life while suffering a dangerous virus; all these make the most imperative time to focus on suicide prevention.

  • greenhouse 2020-09-09 17:10

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Development of greenhouses to promote Iran’s agriculture, economy

    While the agriculture sector plays a significant role in the promotion of the Iranian economy, drought in recent years has prevented this sector from being developed as expected.