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  • Tehran to host ELECOMP 2022 Yesterday 20:00

    Tehran to host ELECOMP 2022

    TEHRAN – The 26th international exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP), will be held in Tehran on January 21-February 19, 2022.

  • خشکسالی Yesterday 17:33

    Drought, groundwater withdrawal pushing lands into ‘silent death’

    TEHRAN – Iran has been affected by groundwater deterioration and the plains have been torn apart in a crisis of drought and human negligence so that a silent creeping phenomenon called land subsidence is threatening the whole country.

  • Iran, Iraq to expand legal, judicial relations Yesterday 17:31

    Iran, Iraq to expand legal, judicial relations

    TEHRAN – A joint statement on the expansion of legal and judicial relations was signed by the Iranian Minister of Justice Amin Hossein Rahimi and his Iraqi counterpart Salar Abdul Sattar Mohammed.

  • Expats hold 10% share in funding schools built by benefactors Yesterday 17:28

    Expats hold 10% share in funding schools built by benefactors

    TEHRAN – Some 10 percent of schools constructed by benefactors across the country have been funded by Iranians living outside the country, Nasser Ghofli, the director of the School-Building Donors Association, has stated.

  • U.S. sanctions hurting Iran’s ‘butterfly kids’: UN experts Yesterday 17:23

    U.S. sanctions hurting Iran’s ‘butterfly kids’: UN experts

    TEHRAN – Over-compliance with United States-imposed sanctions against Iran is harming the right to health, and people with rare skin disease are among those affected, many of them children, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday.

  • Iranians grant more humanitarian aid to Afghans 2021-10-19 18:13

    Iranians grant more humanitarian aid to Afghans

    TEHRAN – A new shipment of humanitarian aid weighing 25 tons has been delivered by Iran to the people of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • IRCS seeks assistance from ICRC to deal with drought 2021-10-19 18:11

    IRCS seeks assistance from IFRC to deal with drought

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has asked the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help in dealing with the drought in the southeastern part of the country.

  • اسکندر مومنی 2021-10-19 18:08

    ‘Azerbaijan should respect Iran’s drug control efforts’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, Eskandar Momeni, has urged Azerbaijani officials to respect the public opinion and its people and to see the position of Iran in the fight against narcotics trafficking.

  • Million-year-old mammoth skull 2021-10-18 20:00

    Mastodon skull, ivory on show at biodiversity museum

    TEHRAN – The Pardisan Park Biodiversity Museum in Tehran has put on show a skull and ivory dating back to 9 million years ago belonged to a mastodon – mammoth-like extinct creature that existed on the Earth until around 10,000 years ago.

  • Life expectancy reaches 75 years for Iranian women 2021-10-18 17:47

    Life expectancy reaches 75 years for Iranian women

    TEHRAN – Women's life expectancy has increased from 51 years in 1978 (before the 1979 Islamic Revolution) to 75 years, Ensieh Khazali, Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, has announced.

  • Over 5,000 ID cards issued for children born to Iranian women, foreign men 2021-10-18 17:45

    Over 5,000 ID cards issued for children born to Iranian women, foreign men

    TEHRAN – Iranian identity cards have so far been issued to over 5,000 children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers, Mehdi Mahmoudian, deputy minister of interior for foreign citizens and immigrants, said on Monday.

  • 39 Iranian universities in ISC 2020 subject ranking 2021-10-18 17:40

    39 Iranian universities in ISC 2020 subject ranking

    TEHRAN – A total of 39 universities from Iran have been placed in the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC 2020) ranking in various subject areas, ISC head Mohammad Javad Dehghani has said.

  • Over 729,000 passengers screened for coronavirus at borders 2021-10-17 19:00

    Over 729,000 passengers screened for coronavirus at borders

    TEHRAN – A total of 729,294 passengers have so far been screened for coronavirus by thermal tests at the country's official borders since March 10, Mehdi Valipour, head of Relief and Rescue Organization affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Sunday.

  • Bird paradise of Iran 2021-10-17 18:01

    Bird paradise of Iran comes to life again

    TEHRAN – Kani Barazan wetland, being lost by 70 percent, has been revived by releasing water from the Mahabad River and is once again ready to host migratory birds.

  • Some 65% of students vaccinated against COVID-19 2021-10-17 17:58

    Some 65% of students vaccinated against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Around sixty-five percent of Iranian students aging 12-18 have so far received coronavirus vaccine, Azam Goodarzi, head of the health office of the Ministry of Education, has announced.

  • Nanotechnology services market grew by 130% 2021-10-17 17:56

    Nanotechnology services market grew by 130%

    TEHRAN – Iran's nanotechnology products are generally classified into three groups of goods, services, and equipment, and the service sector has grown by nearly 130 percent over the past year (March 2020-March 2021), Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Bill on protection of Caspian Sea biodiversity approved 2021-10-17 17:48

    Bill on protection of Caspian Sea biodiversity approved

    TEHRAN – The Majlis (Iranian Parliament) has approved the draft Protocol for the Conservation of Biodiversity, annexed to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea.

  • Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm 2021-10-16 18:29

    Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia level has decreased by about 61 cm compared to last [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), Mehran Nazari, West Azarbaijan province’s department of environment chief, said on Saturday.

  • Tehran taxi fleet to add 10,000 new vehicles 2021-10-16 18:19

    Tehran taxi fleet to add 10,000 new vehicles

    TEHRAN – About 10,000 new taxis will replace clunker ones in the Tehran transport fleet by the end of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 20, 2022), Seyed Mojtaba Shafiei, deputy Tehran mayor for transportation and traffic, has said.

  • National women’s health week highlights COVID fight 2021-10-16 18:17

    National women’s health week highlights COVID fight

    TEHRAN – The national women's health week (October 14-20) is being held in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with a theme of "Women, Health Management, COVID-19 fight".

  • COVID-19 increases tuberculosis deaths in Iran 2021-10-16 18:16

    COVID-19 increases tuberculosis deaths in Iran

    TEHRAN – The incidence and mortality of tuberculosis (TB) has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, head of the diseases management center of the Ministry of Health, said on Saturday.

  • black bear 2021-10-16 10:47

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    Prolonged drought may increase Asiatic black bear-human encounters in Iran

    Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years which has resulted in water shortages for humans and wildlife species. With drought going on, animal species including the Asiatic black bear have had to leave protected areas for other places where they can find food and water resources (e.g. within or around human populated areas), which can result in encounters between black bears and humans.

  • People’s contribution to school building growing well 2021-10-15 21:00

    People’s contribution to school building growing well

    TEHRAN – Contributions of school-building donors have grown well in recent years, which is accelerating the process of school construction, Nasser Ghofli, the director of the School-Building Donors Association, has stated.

  • Prolonged drought may increase Asiatic black bear-human encounters in Iran 2021-10-15 20:31

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    Prolonged drought may increase Asiatic black bear-human encounters in Iran

    Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years which has resulted in water shortages for humans and wildlife species.

  • Germany ready to help support refugees in Iran: envoy 2021-10-15 17:58

    Germany ready to help support refugees in Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN – German Ambassador to Iran Hans Odo Motzel has expressed readiness to help solve the problems of refugees by expanding cooperation with international organizations, appreciating Iran for the services provided to refugees.

  • Iran ranks 4th worldwide in traditional medicine citation 2021-10-15 17:52

    Iran ranks 4th worldwide in traditional medicine citation

    TEHRAN – Iran has ranked fourth for publication of articles in the field of traditional medicine and medicinal plants in the world, ISNA quoted Nafiseh Hosseini, a Health Ministry official, as saying on Friday.

  • White cane: symbol of social life of the blind 2021-10-15 17:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    White cane: symbol of social life of the blind

    TEHRAN – White cane is a symbol that shows the index of the social life of visually impaired citizens and contributes to the independence of the blind.

  • Natural disasters: environment’s fate or revenge? 2021-10-15 17:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Natural disasters: environment’s fate or revenge?

    TEHRAN – Throughout history, mankind has always struggled with natural disasters, which are exacerbating over time. In the meantime, the question arises as to how much of Iran's natural disasters are inevitable and how much is the cost of harming the environment?

  • 1,400 houses provided to families with disabled members 2021-10-13 22:38

    1,400 houses provided to families with disabled members

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated with the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, provided 1,400 residential units to Iranian families with two or more members with disabilities.

  • COVID-19 tests for over 194,000 passengers at borders 2021-10-13 21:29

    COVID-19 tests for over 194,000 passengers at borders

    TEHRAN – PCR and rapid tests have been performed on 194,312 passengers at the country’s official borders based on a plan launched on March 10 to rapidly identify suspected cases of coronavirus.