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  • Date harvest season begins in southern Iran Today 13:24

    Date harvest season begins in southern Iran

    Farmers are picking dates from palm tree plantations on the outskirts of Shadegan, southwestern Iran, September 19, 2020.

  • Literati to commemorate Shahriar on National Day of Poetry and Literature 2020-09-18 15:01

    Photo: Mina Noei

    Literati to commemorate Shahriar on National Day of Poetry and Literature

    TEHRAN -- The National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature is observed every year on the death anniversary of contemporary poet Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, Shahriar, which falls on Thursday this year.

  • Local doll making 2020-09-15 19:00

    Forgotten crafts of doll making, Chuli-bafi revived 

    TEHRAN- Two fields of handicrafts, which were obsolete in the northeastern province of North Khorasan, have recently been revived, a provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Siamand Rahman 2020-09-14 14:17

    Siamand Rahman dazzled everyone on this day

    TEHRAN – September 14, 2016 is an unforgettable day for the history of Paralympic sports in Iran and the world.

  • Pistachio harvest begins in northeast Iran 2020-09-14 12:43

    Pistachio harvest begins in northeast Iran

    Jajarm county in the northeastern province of North Khorasan is a major producer of pistachio in the country. The harvest season begins in the end of summer and runs through the early autumn.

  • Kashan, home to architectural wonders, labyrinthine bazaars 2020-09-13 14:40

    Kashan, home to architectural wonders, labyrinthine bazaars

    A photo collection depicts a variety of architectural wonders such as atmospheric houses, covered labyrinthine bazaars, public bathhouses, madrasas, caravanserais, mudbrick wind-towers, cisterns, Persian gardens, and boutique hotels scattered across the oasis city of Kashan. Many travelers opt to bypass Kashan on their journeys between Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd, to visit its must-see destinations on the edge of one of the most beautiful deserts in central Iran.

  • Tehraners protest French magazine for resurfaced insult toward Muslims 2020-09-11 18:20

    Tehraners protest French magazine for resurfaced insult toward Muslims

    TEHRAN — People of all walks of life gathered in Tehran’s Imam Hussein Square on Thursday to protest the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s reprinting of insulting cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as well as desecration of the Quran in Sweden.

  • VP honors top knowledge-based companies 2020-09-09 12:10

    VP honors top knowledge-based companies

    TEHRAN – Vice President for Science and Technology, Sourena Sattari, honored the top knowledge-based firms during the 18th annual meeting of Pardis Technology Park in Tehran on Monday.

  • Ground Force self-sufficient in producing military parts: commander 2020-09-06 18:37

    Ground Force self-sufficient in producing military parts: commander

    TEHRAN — The commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force has said his forces have become self-sufficient in producing military equipment parts.

  • Iran reopens schools under strict health protocols 2020-09-05 16:16

    Schools reopened under strict health protocols

    TEHRAN – Over 15 million students attended schools nationwide on Saturday for the new school year under strict health protocols to protect teachers, staff, and students against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Iran capable of producing over 38,000 military parts: Hatami 2020-09-04 18:35

    Iran capable of producing over 38,000 military parts: Hatami

    TEHRAN — Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has said that despite the sanctions Iran is capable of producing more than 38,000 military equipment and hardware parts.

  • women's hockey 2020-09-01 17:47

    Women’s hockey team tuning up for Challenge Cup

    TEHRAN – Iran’s women’s ice hockey team started the camp for the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia.

  • انسولین 2020-08-31 18:03

    Foreign company invests €70m in Iranian medical project

    TEHRAN - Novo Nordisk, a leading global healthcare company, headquartered in Denmark, launched an insulin pen production line in Iran on Monday which is said to be the first of its kind in West Asia and East Mediterranean region.

  • Police fire pellet guns on Kashmir Muharram procession 2020-08-31 11:40

    Police fire pellet guns on Kashmir Muharram procession

    At least 40 Shia mourners in the Indian-controlled Kashmir were injured on Saturday when government forces used batons, burst tear smoke shells and fired pellets to break up mourning processions on the ninth day of Islamic month of Muharram.

  • All-Iranian system helps diagnose probable COVID-19 2020-08-26 19:08

    All-Iranian system helps diagnose probable COVID-19

    An advanced system fully developed by Iranian scientists was unveiled on Monday which can help diagnose respiratory symptoms of coronavirus just in 40 seconds.

  • Teahouse painting exhibition explores Battle of Karbala 2020-08-24 19:06

    Teahouse painting exhibition explores Battle of Karbala

    TEHRAN – A collection of teahouse paintings depicting stories on the Battle of Karbala are on display in an exhibition at Mehrsan Gallery in Tehran.

  • Muharram rituals being held under health protocols 2020-08-24 12:30

    Muharram rituals being held under health protocols

    People across the country hold mourning rituals during the month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions. The rituals are held observing healthcare protocols and social distancing rules due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Martyr Soleimani missile 2020-08-20 17:16

    Iran unveils ballistic, cruise missiles

    Surface-to-surface missile with 1,400km range named after General Soleimani unveiled

    TEHRAN – Iran on Thursday unveiled a number of new homegrown missiles, including long-range ballistic and cruise missiles, as the Islamic Republic marked the National Defense Industry Day.

  • Konkur 2020-08-19 14:56

    Konkur kicks off amid pandemic

    The national university entrance exam is being held under health protocols

    TEHRAN – Iran’s national university entrance exam (Konkur) started on Wednesday under health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will run through August 22.

  • Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri 2020-08-18 13:29

    Ayatollah Taskhiri passes away

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, 76, passed away on Tuesday.

  • Tehran Times shines at Bourse & Media festival 2020-08-17 11:54

    Tehran Times shines at Bourse & Media festival

    Mahnaz Abdi, the economic editor of the Tehran Times, won the third place at the fourth national Bourse & Media Festival, which was held online on Sunday.

  • Freed POWs praise medical staff battling COVID-19 2020-08-16 18:28

    Freed POWs praise medical staff battling COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A number of freed prisoners of war (POWs) went to the Khatam al-Anbia specialized hospital in Tehran on Saturday, appreciating medical staff for their efforts in the fight against the coronavirus.

  • Perseid meteor shower shines in dark sky 2020-08-16 11:35

    Perseid meteor shower shines in dark sky

    The annual Perseid meteor shower has just peaked, but it's not too late to spot one of the famed "shooting stars" in the night sky.

  • Mobile medical, patient transport systems inaugurated 2020-08-14 17:18

    Mobile medical, patient transport systems inaugurated

    Deputy Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (R) inaugurated mobile medical and patient transport systems as well as alcohol and antiseptics production units at the Army’s medical sciences university in Tehran on Wednesday.  He also paid a visit to the crisis management division of the Army’s health and medical education department at the university.

  • New generation of running blade prosthetics unveiled 2020-08-11 15:05

    New generation of running blade prosthetics unveiled

    The new generation of running blade prosthetics was unveiled in a ceremony on Sunday in the presence of Sourena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology.

  • Iran sets up field hospital in Beirut 2020-08-09 14:33

    Iran sets up field hospital in Beirut

    Iran has dispatched two shipments of humanitarian aid to Beirut following devastating explosions in the Lebanese capital, the Mehr news agency correspondent from Beirut reported. The consignments include food and medical supplies, and field hospitals for treatment of the injured.

  • 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.