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  • Taftian fails to advance to 100m semis: Tokyo 2020 Yesterday 17:42

    Taftian fails to advance to 100m semis: Tokyo 2020

    TEHRAN – Iran sprinter Hassan Taftian failed to progress to the semifinals of the men's 100m event at the Olympic Games.

  • Afghan writer Mohammad-Sarvar Rajai in an undated photo. 2021-07-30 19:15

    Tehran-based Afghan writer Mohammad-Sarvar Rajai passes away from COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Mohammad-Sarvar Rajai, the Afghan author of the acclaimed books “From Leili Desert to Majnun Island” and “Mission of God” who lived for over 27 years in Iran, died of COVID-19 on Thursday in Tehran. He was 52.

  • Iranian rower Malaei steals the show 2021-07-25 17:11

    Iranian rower Malaei steals the show

    TEHRAN – Iranian rower Nazanin Malaei advanced to the semifinals round of the women's single sculls at the 2020 Olympic Games.

  • Iranian athletes depart for Tokyo 2021-07-19 18:03

    Iranian athletes depart for Tokyo

    TEHRAN – The first batch of Iranian athletes left Tehran for Tokyo on Sunday.

  • TEHRAN – A center to showcase and promote Iranian handicrafts and works of traditional arts was opened by the Tehran Municipality on Saturday evening. 2021-07-18 19:07

    Tehran Municipality opens Iranian handicrafts center

    TEHRAN – A center to showcase and promote Iranian handicrafts and works of traditional arts was opened by the Tehran Municipality on Saturday evening.

  • Ardabil hosts Arabian horse beauty contest 2021-07-17 17:58

    Ardabil hosts Arabian horse beauty contest

    A trainer works with an Arabian horse during a horse beauty contest held in Ardabil, July 15, 2021.

  • Bodies of 43 martyrs are received 2021-07-17 12:59

    Bodies of 43 martyrs are received

    At a ceremony held on Thursday in the Shalamcheh border point, the bodies of 43 Iranian soldiers whose bodies had been discovered recently inside the Iraqi territory were received. They had been martyred during Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1987 during the Valfajr, Kheibar and Badr operations.

  • Public vaccination using COVIRAN BAREKAT underway 2021-07-16 12:36

    Public vaccination using COVIRAN BAREKAT underway

    The immunization of people against the coronavirus using homegrown COVIRAN BAREKAT vaccine is underway across the country for the age group above 68 years.

  • National housing plan’s affordable units handed over to owners 2021-07-14 12:29

    National housing plan’s affordable units handed over to owners

    TEHRAN – Iranian Transport and Urban Development Ministry, on Monday, handed over 51,230 affordable housing units to applicants under the framework of a program called National Housing Action Plan.

  • “Asphalt Workers” wins special jury award at Iran Intl. University Theater Festival   2021-07-11 18:26

    “Asphalt Workers” wins special jury award at Iran Intl. University Theater Festival  

    TEHRAN – “Asphalt Workers” received the special jury award at the 23rd Iran International University Theater Festival, the organizers announced on Saturday.

  • Maryam Mirzakhani festival honors 25 women scientists 2021-07-10 17:06

    Maryam Mirzakhani festival honors 25 women scientists

    TEHRAN – Twenty-five female scientists received an award by the fourth National Festival of Women and Science, which kicked off earlier in June.

  • Officials commemorate abducted diplomat 2021-07-10 17:00

    Officials commemorate abducted diplomat

    THERAN— The commemoration ceremony for General Ahmad Motevasselian was held on the evening of Thursday, July 8, in the presence of his family and a group of officials in the hall of the Arts Center.

  • Mohseni Ejei inaugurated as new Judiciary chief 2021-07-06 17:14

    Mohseni Ejei inaugurated as new Judiciary chief

    TEHRAN — In an inauguration ceremony held on Monday, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei replaced President-elect Ebrahim Raisi as the new Judiciary chief. High-rank officials such as Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, head of the Leader’s office; Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of the Expediency Council; and Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the parliament speaker, attended the inauguration ceremony. The Leader appointed Mohseni Ejei as the new Judiciary chief on Thursday.

  • international conference on Shia school of thought 2021-07-05 18:15

    Mashhad hosts intl. Shia scholars

    TEHRAN – An international conference on Shia school of thought was held in the holy city of Mashhad on Sunday.

  • Protests in front of the French embassy 2021-07-02 17:59

    Protests in front of the French embassy

    TEHRAN — A number of the family members of the 7th of Tir victims gathered in front of the French embassy in Tehran on Wednesday to protest lack of judicial action against the assassinators of the 7th of Tir (June 28) attack. In the terrorist attack, conducted by MKO operatives, chief justice Mohammad Hossein Beheshti and 72 other leading figures were martyred. In the Persian language the attack is known as “Hafte Tir bombing”. It happened in 1981.

  • Paddy fields in Isfahan 2021-06-28 17:31

    Paddy fields in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – A man is preparing rice seedlings for transplantation in a paddy field in Isfahan, central Iran. Planting rice seedlings starts every year in mid-May and lasts until mid-July in the province.

  • Journalists killed in accident laid to rest 2021-06-26 17:55

    Journalists killed in accident laid to rest

    TEHRAN – Reyhaneh Yassini and Mahshad Karimi, two female journalists from IRNA and ISNA news agencies respectively, who had been killed in a car accident on Wednesday were laid to rest on Friday.

  • Imam Reza holy shrine’s flag replaced 2021-06-23 11:29

    Imam Reza holy shrine’s flag replaced

    The green flag of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam, was replaced in a ceremony in the city of Mashhad on Tuesday. The flag is replaced once every two years on the occasion of Imam Reza birthday anniversary.

  • All participate 2021-06-19 14:56

    All participate

    Followers of other faiths including Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians join Muslim people in Iran on Friday to vote for the presidential elections Friday. As the voting began early at 7:00 in the morning, Iranians attended polling stations to vote for their desired candidate. Despite all the negative propaganda by Western media outlets to downplay the people’s participation in the elections, Iranians once again proved that they are the sole decision-makers of their fate.

  • Andy Warhol exhibit in Tehran 2021-06-18 18:23

    Andy Warhol exhibit in Tehran

    TEHRAN - An exhibition of artworks by American artist Andy Warhol opened on Tuesday at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA).

  • Election hype in Iran 2021-06-14 15:58

    Election hype in Iran

    As we get closer to June 18, Iranians are busy supporting their favorite presidential candidates and following their schedules. The candidates have focused on virtual campaigns due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t stop people from putting up banners and

  • National Day of Girls commemorated 2021-06-13 18:39

    National Day of Girls commemorated

    TEHRAN - The holy shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), sister of Imam Reza (AS) - the eighth Shia Imam - in the city of Qom was embellished with flowers on Saturday, marking the National Day of Girls. The national day aims at improving girls’ awareness of their dignity and helping them have a deeper sense of themselves and a true sense of their value.

  • Discover thriving crafts village in northern Iran  2021-06-12 13:57

    Discover thriving crafts village in northern Iran 

    Siah Rudbar in northern Iran is a traditional hub of handwoven textile where the majority of its female residents are practicing crafts skills passed down from generation to generation. Located in Aliabad county of Golestan province, the village is home to tens of small and medium-sized workshops many of which are situated within house premises. 

  • Visit Qaleh Kant in southeast Iran 2021-06-09 22:00

    Visit Qaleh Kant in southeast Iran

    Qaleh Kant is a centuries-old adobe-plastered fortress, which is named after a nearby village in Sistan-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.

  • Iran’s beauty in Shirz valley, Lorestan 2021-06-09 15:00

    Iran’s beauty in Shirz valley, Lorestan

    TEHRAN— "Shirz" is the name of a valley located in Lorestan province, 50 km away from Kuhdasht city. This beautiful valley with huge walls and greenery captivates the eyes of every viewer. The course of this valley from the beginning of its parking lot to the Pol-e-Khoda is about 5.5 km. The presence of several stones with different shapes is very interesting and amazing for every passerby.

  • Funeral procession for defender of holy shrine 2021-06-08 14:23

    Funeral procession for defender of holy shrine

    A funeral was held in Tehran on Sunday morning for Hassan Abdullahzadeh, a Defender of the Holy Shrine, who got martyred in an ambush by the Daesh terrorist group in Syria last week. He was laid to rest in the town of Shahid Mahallati in Tehran on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Jafar Sadegh (as).

  • Iran, Afghanistan sign MOU on sports cooperation 2021-06-01 10:10

    Iran, Afghanistan sign MOU on sports cooperation

    TEHRAN – Iran and Afghanistan National Olympic Committees signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on sports cooperation on Sunday.

  • Veteran artists vaccinated 2021-05-31 14:45

    Veteran artists vaccinated

    TEHRAN – A group of veteran artists were vaccinated against the coronavirus at the institute for veteran artists in Tehran on Sunday.

  • Children in Tehran show sympathy with Palestinians 2021-05-26 12:27

    Children in Tehran show sympathy with Palestinians

    Children in Tehran gathered at Felestin (Palestine) Square on Monday evening to show sympathy with Palestinian children who are under Israeli brutal attacks.

  • Tehranis celebrate Palestinians’ victory over Israel 2021-05-24 12:06

    Tehranis celebrate Palestinians’ victory over Israel

    TEHRAN — Hundreds of citizens in the capital Tehran poured onto the streets on Sunday celebrating the historic victory of the Gazans over the occupying Israeli regime. The gathering was held in Palestine Square. People showed V signs and waved Palestinian flags.