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  • Pilgrims who lost Arbaeen Today 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  Yesterday 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.

  • Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals 2019-09-06 13:37

    Women hold traditional Muharram mourning rituals

    Women in Zilaei village in the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province hold special and unique rituals during the month of Muharram.  They wear clothes in black and form a circle. One of them leads others in chanting eulogies. In addition to holding the mourning ceremonies, they participate in preparation of food offerings known as Nazri. On the day of Ashura, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions at the Battle of Karbala, they provide mourners with the Nazri food.

  • Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)   2019-09-04 12:37

    Muslim mourners mark martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)  

    Muslim mourners travel on a street in Karbala, Iraq on September 3, 2019 in a group representing the caravan of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions when they embarked on a journey to Kufa in 680 CE.    

  • Jashn-e Atefeha 2019-08-31 10:50

    Jashn-e Atefeha aims to support underprivileged students 

    A charity event, known as Jashn-e Atefeha (literally meaning the festival of kindnesses), kicked off on Thursday nationwide to support underprivileged students prior to the upcoming school year (starting September 23).

  • Iran’s Cable Ski Championship 2019-08-24 13:03

    Mazandaran winners of cable ski championship

    TEHRAN – Mazandaran province claimed the title of the Iran’s Cable Ski Championship on Thursday.  

  • Eid al-Ghadir 2019-08-21 14:03

    Eid al-Ghadir celebrated nationwide

    People in the city of Mashhad celebrated Eid al-Ghadir, the day on which Imam Ali (AS) was appointed as successor to Prophet Muhammad (S), at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Monday August 19, 2019.  On this occasion, Iranians across the country held feasts by illumination of thoroughfares, streets and distribution of sweets among people.

  • Hamiyar Charity Organization 2019-08-18 10:50

    Hamiyar Charity Organization launches ensemble with childhood cancer survivors

    Shohreh Ghiasi conducts Avaye Hamiyar Ensemble, which is composed of 23 childhood cancer survivors and their relatives, during a concert at the Hamiyar Charity Organization in Arak on August 16, 2019. This ensemble has been established by the medical center for children with cancer to keep their spirits up during treatment. (ISNA/Motahareh Mashayekhi)

  • Tehran exhibit showcasing achievements of villagers, nomads 2019-08-17 16:19

    Tehran exhibit showcasing achievements of villagers, nomads

    The 4th national exhibition for showcasing achievements of villagers and nomads opened on Thursday, August 15, at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • Armored, tactical vehicles unveiled 2019-08-14 09:00

    Armored, tactical vehicles unveiled

    TEHRAN – The Defense Ministry on Tuesday unveiled new types of advanced armored and tactical vehicles fully designed and manufactured by Iranian military experts, Tasnim reported.

  • Traditional dyeing workshops still popular in Iran 2019-08-09 18:13

    Traditional dyeing workshops still popular in Iran

    Two Iranian men are preparing a traditional dye bath to color piles of wool yarns in a decades-old workshop in Tabriz, northwestern Iran, August 7, 2019. 

  • Opening of the Fourth Deep Diving Tournament of World Armies 2019-08-06 15:58

    Opening of the Fourth Deep Diving Tournament of World Armies

    TEHRAN – Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Deep Diving Tournament of World Armies was held on Sunday afternoon on Kish Island.

  • Homegrown 3D printed bones unveiled 2019-08-04 10:59

    Homegrown 3D printed bones unveiled

    Researchers at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science have managed to produce artificial bones using three-dimensional bioprinting technology. 

  • Khorasan Razavi Hosts Women’s National Cricket Championship 2019-08-03 14:02

    Khorasan Razavi Hosts Women’s National Cricket Championship

    Iran Women’s National Cricket Championship commenced in Khorasan Razavi from Wednesday 31st July and was expected to be over in three days. 

  • Army brigade hold firing range session near Qom 2019-08-02 13:45

    Army brigade hold firing range session near Qom

    TEHRAN – Islamic Republic of Iran Ground Force Quick Reaction Force Brigade 223 hold training session in their outdoor shooting range in Aliabad, near Qom, central Iran on Tuesday morning.

  • Kurdish fashion festival 2019-07-30 12:05

    Kurdish fashion festival underway in Sanandaj

    Models present creations during the 1st Kurdish Fashion and Costume Festival and Exhibition at the Khosroabad Edifice in Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, on July 28, 2019.

  • Festival of local games held in Javaher Dasht 2019-07-27 18:32

    Festival of local games held in Javaher Dasht

    A traditional festival of local games was held in the northern village of Javaher Dasht on July 25 and 26, 2019, highlighted by various outdoor games, competitions, and entertaining programs.

  • Nader Mashayekhi 2019-07-27 12:16

    Nader Mashayekhi conducts Hamedan Chamber Orchestra  

    Maestro Nader Mashayekhi (R) conducts the Hamedan Chamber Orchestra during a concert at the Avicenna Cultural Complex on July 25, 2019.

  • Azad University Cycling Team 2019-07-26 11:17

    Azad University win Iran’s cycling league 

    TEHRAN – Azad University Cycling Team claimed the title of the second stage of Iran’s track cycling league on Wednesday.