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  • Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs in Vahdat Hall Yesterday 14:20

    Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs in Vahdat Hall

    TEHRAN -- The Tehran Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Manuchehr Sahbai gave a performance at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.

  • Komjan wetland 2020-01-22 11:16

    Komjan wetland brought back to life

    Komjan wetland with an estimated area of 4,000 hectares is located 120 kilometers northeast of Shiraz, southern Fars province.

  • Frozen waterfall attracts ice climbers 2020-01-19 19:29

    Frozen waterfall attracts ice climbers

    An ice climber challenges a frozen waterfall, which is situated adjacent to the prehistoric rock carvings of Ganjnameh, a can’t-miss destination in Hamedan, west-central Iran, January 17, 2020.

  • Worshippers rally to show for the establishment’s power 2020-01-17 18:36

    Worshippers rally to show for the establishment’s power

    TEHRAN – After the Friday prayer congregations, worshippers across the country held rallies to express support for the power of the Islamic Republic system.

  • “Resistance Alleys” opens at Sacred Defense Museum 2020-01-11 14:36

    “Resistance Alleys” opens at Sacred Defense Museum

    Senior military commanders visit an exhibition showcasing Iran’s achievements in various fields over the past 40 years at the Sacred Defense Museum in Tehran on January 9, 2020. The exhibit titled “Resistance Alleys” will run until January 16. (Tehran Times/Mohammad Kodabakhsh)

  • Packed crowds attend funeral procession of top military commander Qasem Soleimani in Tehran  2020-01-06 09:35

    Photo: Maryam Kamyab, Majid Asgaripour, Shahab Ghayoumi, Mohammad Moheimani

    Packed crowds attend funeral procession of top military commander Qasem Soleimani in Tehran 

    Massive crowds of people attend a farewell ceremony for Lieutenant-General Qasem Soleimani and his martyred companions in downtown Tehran, January 6, 2020.  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei prayed for the body of the martyrs as part of the procession, which began at around 8 a.m. The leader has promised “a severe revenge” over the assassination of the top general committed by the U.S. forces in Baghdad early on January 3.

  • Tehran Times says hello to 2020 2020-01-01 08:35

    Tehran Times says hello to 2020

    Tehran Times staff celebrate New Year’s Eve along with their sole Christian writer Hrand Baghdasaryan (C).

  • National festival of toys 2019-12-30 08:56

    National festival of toys underway in Tehran

    The fifth national festival of toys opened at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on Saturday.

  • Mohammad Reza Rahmani 2019-12-29 10:04

    Funeral procession for pilot of crashed fighter jet

    A funeral procession was held for Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani, the pilot of a crashed fighter jet, in Tabriz on Saturday.

  • Iranian religious minorities pay tribute to martyrs 2019-12-28 13:27

    Iranian religious minorities pay tribute to martyrs

    As the new year is approaching, followers of divine religions pay homage to their family members martyred during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war, known as the Sacred Defense. According to officials, 90 Christians, 11 Jews, and 33 Zoroastrians were martyred during the 8-year war.

  • Iran honors fallen Christian soldiers on Christmas Eve 2019-12-24 10:23

    Iran honors fallen Christian soldiers on Christmas Eve

    TEHRAN – On December 22, on Christmas Eve, a ceremony was held to remember the Armenian Christian soldiers who were martyred during Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1980s. The ceremony was held at Ivan Shams Hall. The key guests at the event were Sepuh Sargsyan, the archbishop of the Armenian Diocese of Tehran, and Army chief Abdolrahim Mousavi.

  • Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi 2019-12-23 10:57

    Judiciary chief highlights importance of reviving public rights

    TEHRAN - Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said on Sunday that public rights in urban management must be revived.

  • wrestling 2019-12-21 19:27

    World Wrestling Clubs Cup held in Iran

    TEHRAN - The 2019 World Wrestling Clubs Cup was held in Bojnurd, in North Khorasan Province in northeastern Iran.

  • Maritime culture, history on show at “Human and Sea” exhibit  2019-12-17 14:15

    Maritime culture, history on show at “Human and Sea” exhibit 

    An exhibition titled “Human and Sea” opened on Monday at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, showcasing human interaction with the sea during the country’s history.

  • 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.