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  • Ghadir naqqali festival 2020-08-05 18:19

    Ghadir naqqali festival announced winners

    TEHRAN – Winners of the fourth edition of the Ghadir Naqqali and Pardekhani Festival were honored during a ceremony at the courtyard of Namayesh Radio in Tehran.

  • Wrestlers team up to support corona-affected people 2020-08-04 18:57

    Wrestlers team up to support corona-affected people

    TEHRAN - Renowned Iranian wrestling champions and coaches joined together in a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday to collect and dispatch packages of food for families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Golestan hosting online marriage festival of Iranian tribes 2020-08-03 18:21

    Golestan hosting online marriage festival of Iranian tribes

    TEHRAN – The second national marriage festival of Iranian tribes opened online in northern Golestan province on Monday.

  • Solar energy, an advantage for Iran 2020-08-03 16:52

    Solar energy, an advantage for Iran

    With more than 300 sunny days throughout the year, Iran has an advantage for benefitting from solar energy.

  • PhD entrance exam held under health protocols 2020-08-01 16:08

    PhD entrance exam held under health protocols

    The national entrance exam for PhD admission was held on Thursday in 60 cities across the country under health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere 2020-07-28 19:07

    Dreamy cottages, floating trees and tranquility of wetland atmosphere

    In a magnificent and serene atmosphere, Estil Lagoon, which is sandwiched between towering mountains and Caspian Sea coast, offers its visitors a relaxed memorable stay in cozy cottages with vistas of roiling clouds of steam, floating trees and lush green rice paddies.

  • Mohammad-Ali Elhaminia 2020-07-27 19:01

    Tilework artist Mohammad-Ali Elhaminia dies at 86 

    TEHRAN – Tilework artist Mohammad-Ali Elhaminia, considered the oldest surviving master who created designs for the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, has died. He was 86. 

  • Harvesting wheat by hand still works 2020-07-27 15:58

    Harvesting wheat by hand still works

    A farmer in Arak, the central Markazi province, is putting the finishing touch on harvesting a large field of wheat, July 26, 2020. Traditional harvesting is still conventional in the region due to the high costs of machinery.

  • Precipitations fill up dam in central Iran 2020-07-25 14:10

    Precipitations fill up dam in central Iran

    Alghadir dam in the central province of Markazi has been refilled once again as precipitations in the past year reached normal and above-normal levels in the region. The dam was established in 1993. The drought situation over the past couple of years had decreased the volume of water at its reservoir drastically, but it is now replenished with water up to 96 percent of full capacity.

  • Comet 'Neowise' shines over Iranian sky 2020-07-24 12:39

    Comet 'Neowise' shines over Iranian sky

    Comet 'Neowise' was seen on Wednesday, July 22, in the night sky over the city of Arak, central Iran, much to the delight of skywatchers. Officially known as Comet C/2020 F3, it is the brightest to be seen in the Northern Hemisphere in 25 years. The comet disappears on July 23 and it won’t be seen again for another 6,800 years.

  • Sa’d-al Saltaneh, a top tourist site in Qazvin 2020-07-21 16:09

    Sa’d-al Saltaneh, a top tourist site in Qazvin

    The 19th-century bazaar of Sa’d-al Saltaneh is a top tourist site in the city of Qazvin, which was once the capital of the Persian Empire under Safavids from 1548-98.

  • Iranians recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma 2020-07-19 20:12

    Iranians recovered from COVID-19 donate plasma

    Patients who have recovered from coronavirus referred to blood transfusion center at a hospital in Tehran for plasma donation, July 18, 2020.

  • کیومرث ابوالملوکی 2020-07-19 17:37

    Father of Iran wrestling Abolmolooki dies

    TEHRAN – Kyoomars Abolmolooki, the father of Iran’s modern wrestling, passed away on Sunday.

  • Maryam Mirzakhani 2020-07-14 11:03

    In memory of Maryam Mirzakhani

    July 14 marks the third anniversary of the death of prominent Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani. In 2014, she became the first female winner of the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Although Mirzakhani passed away in 2017, her invaluable contributions to the field of mathematics endure, and her trailblazing career has paved the way forward for many women mathematicians

  • A couple weaves a carpet with specific pattern on an old loom installed at their home in the small village of Jiria, Farahan county, central Markazi province, on July 9, 2020. 2020-07-13 04:45

    Carpet-weaving, most common home job in Jiria

    A couple weaves a carpet with specific pattern on an old loom installed at their home in the small village of Jiria, Farahan county, central Markazi province, on July 9, 2020.

  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River 2020-07-11 11:22

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are performing baptism in Karun River, southwestern Khuzestan province. According to Encyclopedia Iranica, the Mandaeans must have arrived into Iran from the west (i.e., Jordan, Palestine) as early as the 1st and 2nd centuries CE.

  • Wildfire sweeping through oak forest in southwest 2020-07-10 16:08

    Wildfire sweeping through oak forest in southwest

    A wildfire that erupted on Monday has burned so far some 100 hectares area of oak tree plantations in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province.

  • An aerial photo shows the ruins of a millennia-old human settlement, which along with 20 others, has recently been identified during what is called the ‘most extensive’ systematic field research so far conducted in the central Iranian plateau, July 6, 2020.  2020-07-07 22:29

    Thorough research sheds new light on 21 ancient sites across central Iranian plateau

    An aerial photo shows the ruins of a millennia-old human settlement, which along with 20 others, has recently been identified during what is called the ‘most extensive’ systematic field research so far conducted in the central Iranian plateau, July 6, 2020. 

  • An Iranian craftswoman makes a final inspection on traditional handmade necklaces in her home, which is also house to a small family workshop for crafting personal ornamentations, in Turkmen Sahra, a region in the northeast of Iran near the Caspian Sea, June 30, 2020.  2020-07-04 23:02

    Photo: IRNA / Raheleh Hesari

    Passed down from generation to generation: Turkmen jewelry designs 

    An Iranian craftswoman makes a final inspection on traditional handmade necklaces in her home, which is also house to a small family workshop for crafting personal ornamentations, in Turkmen Sahra, a region in the northeast of Iran near the Caspian Sea, June 30, 2020. 

  • In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims 2020-07-03 12:42

    In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims

    On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes of the United States Navy fired missiles at an Iran Air Airbus A300B2 which was flying over the Strait of Hormuz from the port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai, carrying 274 passengers and 16 crew members.

  • Harvest season brings new life to Iran’s Alamut 2020-06-30 10:00

    Photo: ISNA/ Mahsa Ramezani

    Harvest season brings new life to Iran’s Alamut

    A farmer harvests red cherries in a garden on the outskirts of Alamut in Qazvin province, north-central Iran, June 29, 2020. The harvest season commenced couple of days ago in numerous lush gardens that are dotted in the mountainous region.

  • Mes Sungun 2020-06-26 20:54

    Mes Sungun claim Iran Futsal Super League title

    TEHRAN – Mes Sungun defeated Giti Pasand Isfahan to win Iran Futsal Super League title for the third time in a row.

  • Staying cool in waterfalls 2020-06-26 01:23

    Staying cool in waterfalls

    A man jumps from a waterfall to both escape the summer heat and have fun in Haviq district, northern Gilan province, June 22, 2020.

  • “Ring of fire” solar eclipse observed in Iran 2020-06-22 17:38

    “Ring of fire” solar eclipse observed in Iran

    The first solar eclipse in 2020, commonly referred to as a "ring of fire," was seen on the first day of summer (June 21) in parts of Iran.

  • martyrs 2020-06-22 17:24

    Bodies of 192 Iranian fallen soldiers brought home

    Bodies of 192 fallen soldiers who lost their lives during Iraq’s imposed war against Iran in the 1980s were brought home on Monday morning.

  • Pretty in pink: Maharloo Lake lures nature lovers  2020-06-14 11:32

    Pretty in pink: Maharloo Lake lures nature lovers 

    Maharloo Lake with an area of 600 sq. km is situated on the outskirts of Shiraz, southern Iran, and is a perfect stopover for nature lovers. The lake turns pink all for a good reason. The growth of bacteria and particularly seaweeds come to change the color of the water body which is rich in potassium and salts.

  • Meet Iranian man weaving reed mats for decades 2020-06-12 21:31

    Meet Iranian man weaving reed mats for decades

    Iranian crafter Hassan Heidari, nicknamed Abu-Abdollah, weaves flattened reeds to make a traditional mattress in a village near the southwestern city of Ahvaz on June 12, 2020.    

  • Schools holding exams under health protocols 2020-06-08 17:05

    Schools holding exams under health protocols

    With the coronavirus forcing school closures and bans on group gatherings, students are sitting for exams nationwide observing strict health protocols.

  • Nomads on arduous mountainous path 2020-05-31 10:41

    Nomads on arduous mountainous path

    Nomads in southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province along with their cattle are moving on Khoda Afarin bridge, a difficult-to-pass mountainous path that overlooks a torrent. During the history, the nomads have created steps along the path, which is said to date back to one thousand years ago.

  • Angel of Kindness statue unveiled to honor medical staff 2020-05-29 18:50

    Angel of Kindness statue unveiled to honor medical staff

    A statue dubbed “Angel of Kindness” was unveiled at Tehran’s Shohada-ye Tajrish hospital on Thursday in honor of medical staff who are at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus. The statue memorializes the commitment, dedication, and compassion that is demonstrated each and every day by the country’s health sector.