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  • para shooter 2019-12-10 18:19

    Para shooters train for 2019 World Shooting

    TEHRAN – Iranian shooters are training for the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Al Ain, Dubai.

  • Press conference on the fourth anniversary of Zaria massacre 2019-12-09 11:45

    Press conference on the fourth anniversary of Zaria massacre

    A press conference was held on Sunday in the memory of those who were killed in the Zaria massacre in which the protestors were demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The press conference, attended by local and foreign media outlets, was hosted by the society for solidarity among children of the martyrs and altruists.

  • Journalists killed in 2005 plane crash commemorated 2019-12-07 10:42

    Journalists killed in 2005 plane crash commemorated

    A ceremony was held at Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran on Thursday in memory of the journalists and media persons who were killed in a plane crash incident in 2005.

  • Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs at Vahdat Hall 2019-11-30 12:09

    Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs at Vahdat Hall

    Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian conducts the Tehran Symphony Orchestra during a concert at on November 28, 2019.

  • Foreign students residing in Iran take part in robotics contest 2019-11-26 11:07

    Foreign students residing in Iran take part in robotics contest

    The first international robotics contest for foreign students residing in Iran kicked off on Saturday in the Persian Gulf island of Kish.

  • fencing 2019-11-24 17:45

    FIE Junior World Cup held in Tehran

    TEHRAN - FIE Sabre Men's Junior World Cup was held in Tehran, capital of Iran.

  • Basij brigade holds “power and security” exercises 2019-11-23 11:42

    Basij brigade holds “power and security” exercises

    The Sahebolzaman Basij brigade held a maneuver under the name of “power and security” on Friday morning. It was held at Vali-Asr garrison at the presence of General Ali Fadavi, the deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

  • Festival showing nomadic rituals, crafts and arts 2019-11-18 20:25

    Festival showing nomadic rituals, crafts and arts

    Tribespeople from every corner of Iran are showing their nomadic rituals, lifestyle, cuisine, crafts and arts in a four-day festival, which opened to the public in Gonbad-e Kavus, northern Golestan province, on November 17, 2019.

  • snow 2019-11-17 11:43

    Tehraners welcome first autumn snow

    The first snow of autumn blanketed the streets of Tehran on Saturday. People, surprised by the snowfall, went to parks and highlands to have some fun and play snow games. Snow began falling at the start of the morning rush hour and continued through the day. Some schools in northern part of the city were closed in the afternoon.

  • Hamedan children’s theater festival wraps up 2019-11-13 14:16

    Hamedan children’s theater festival wraps up

    Winners pose during the closing ceremony of the 26th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults at the Ibn Sina Hall in Hamedan on November 12, 2019.

  • Mustafa Prize 2019-11-12 10:41

    Mustafa Prize granted to Iranian, Turkish scientists

    The 3rd Mustafa Prize was conferred upon three Iranian and two Turkish scientists during a ceremony which was held in Tehran on Monday.

  • Villagers hold oak forest preservation program 2019-11-04 15:20

    Villagers hold oak forest preservation program

    People in Sarsakhti village in the city of Shazand, central Markazi province, participated in a regional program to help preserve the oak reserve of Zagros forests.

  • Saffron 2019-11-01 15:00

    Saffron harvest underway in western Iran

    Farmers in western province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari are harvesting saffron from around 200 hectares of land under cultivation. The harvest season begins in mid-October and continues till early November.

  • Imam Reza martyrdom anniversary   2019-10-30 15:08

    Mourners mark Imam Reza martyrdom anniversary  

    Pilgrims from across Iran and other countries held ceremonies on Tuesday at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the city of Mashhad, northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the eighth Shia Imam.  According to provincial officials, around 9 million people arrived in Mashhad on this occasion.

  • Gavkhuni wetland comes back to life 2019-10-23 12:10

    Gavkhuni wetland comes back to life

    Migratory birds have returned to Gavkhuni wetland once again as heavy rainfall has revived the long-dried wetland.

  • Fishing season starts in northern Iran 2019-10-22 14:57

    Fishing season starts in northern Iran

    Fishing season has just started in the Caspian Sea provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan, northern Iran. The fishing season starts routinely in mid-October and lasts for about six months. Roughly four thousand people in the two coastal provinces are engaged in fishing during the period.

  • Fans, friends bid farewell to legendary musician Hossein Dehlavi 2019-10-21 13:18

    Fans, friends bid farewell to legendary musician Hossein Dehlavi

    Musician Mohammad Sarir speaks during the funeral of the legendary composer Hossein Dehlavi in the courtyard of Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on October 20, 2019.

  • Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen 2019-10-20 10:26

    ‘Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen’ march in Tehran

    People who lost the Arbaeen pilgrimage toward Karbala marched on Saturday a long distance from Tehran’s Imam Hussein Sq. to the holy shrine of Shah Abdol Azim in Rey to commemorate the occasion.

  • Arbaeen march reaching its height  2019-10-19 14:34

    Arbaeen march reaching its height 

    The march toward Karbala to mark the Arbaeen ritual is reaching its climax. Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura. Millions of people, especially from Iraq and Iran, defy all difficulties to walk tens of kilometers to reach Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located. Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S), was martyred in the battle of Karbala against the forces of the Caliph in 680 AD.

  • Winners of Isar National Film Awards announced 2019-10-16 11:49

    Winners of Isar National Film Awards announced

    An unidentified filmmaker receives his award from Cinema Organization of Iran director Hossein Entezami (2nd L) during the 3rd edition of the Isar National Film Awards at Tehran’s Eyvan Shams Hall on October 14, 2019.

  • Lovers of Imam Hussein on way to Karbala  2019-10-14 11:44

    Lovers of Imam Hussein on way to Karbala 

    Lovers of Imam Hussein (AS) are flocking to Karbala to mark the Arbaeen ritual. So far, more than two million Iranians have crossed into Iraq and more is expected in the next few days.  Karbala is home to the shrine of Imam Hussein, who was martyred along with 72 of his relatives and companions in the battle of Karbala against the forces of the Caliph, in 680 AD.

  • Team Melli 2019-10-07 18:54

    Team Melli train for Cambodia match

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team started training camp for Cambodia match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers.

  • “Diplomacy of resistance” holds its fourth congress  2019-10-06 13:49

    “Diplomacy of resistance” holds its fourth congress 

    The fourth congress on “diplomacy of resistance” was held at Tehran’s Andisheh hall on Saturday to mark the memory former Iranian ambassador to Lebanon who was martyred along with hundreds of other Iranian pilgrims in the Mina disaster near Mecca on September 24, 2015. Iran holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the tragedy.

  • Hundreds of Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) clay tablets took pride of place in an exhibit which opened to the public at the National Museum of Iran on Wednesday 2019-10-03 11:16

    Recently returned Achaemenid-era clay tablets on display

    TEHRAN – Hundreds of Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) clay tablets took pride of place in an exhibit which opened to the public at the National Museum of Iran on Wednesday.

  • Books on imposed war unveiled in Tehran 2019-09-27 14:27

    Books on imposed war unveiled in Tehran

    Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Chief Hossein Salami (3rd R) and ex-IRGC chief Mohammad-Ali Jafari (3rd L) unveil a collection of 90 books on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war at the Sacred Defense Research and Archives Center in Tehran on September 25, 2019. A number of military and cultural figures also attended the unveiling ceremony. (IRNA/Faraj Samadi) 

  • Iran Pharam exhibition opens  2019-09-25 13:46

    Iran Pharam exhibition opens 

    The Fifth International Iran Pharma Exhibition was opened on Tuesday, September 24. It was inaugurated by Health Minister Saeed Namaki and Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari at the Imam Khomeini Mosallah.  The exhibition, which is related to pharmaceutical industry, will run until Thursday, September 26.

  • Tehran Times new managing director 2019-09-24 15:50

    Tehran Times new managing director introduced

    During a ceremony on Monday, Mohammad Shojaeian was introduced as the new managing director of the Tehran Times and the Mehr News Agency. Shojaeian replaced Ali Asgari who held the post since May 2014.

  • Stationery packages sent for underprivileged students 2019-09-18 11:02

    Stationery packages sent for underprivileged students

    Barekat Charity Foundation dispatched 250,000 school bags and stationery packages to be distributed among underprivileged students nationwide.

  • Reaping dates starts in Hormozgan province  2019-09-17 11:19

    Reaping dates starts in Hormozgan province 

    As hot weather is gradually reaching its end, farmers with help by women start to reap their date crops from palm trees in the village of Kenarou in Bandar Abbas, the coastal province of Hormozgan. Reaping dates will continue until the middle of Mehr (early October). It is estimated that production of date to reach 140,000 tons in the current Iranian year.

  • المپیک ارامنه 2019-09-14 17:24

    Armenian Olympics inaugurated in Tehran

    TEHRAN - The 51st edition of the annual Armenian Olympics were inaugurated in Tehran Friday night.