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  • Jungle cat observed for first time in northwestern Iran 2021-01-08 17:47

    Jungle cat observed for first time in northwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – After many years, for the first time, a jungle cat was observed in Assadabad plain located in northwestern Hamedan city, Mehdi Safikhani, deputy head of Hamedan department of environment has announced.

  • Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’ 2021-01-08 17:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’

    TEHRAN – The Clean Air Law, enacted in July 2017, was supposed to be a solution to ease air pollution across the country, but now, a few years after the adoption of this law, the air is severely polluted, as different agencies neglect their legal duties to implement the law.

  • واکسن 2021-01-08 15:36

    Importing Pfizer vaccines ‘is no more the question’: Iranian Red Crescent Society

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent society issued a statement on Friday, stressing that importing Pfizer vaccines made by the United States ‘is no more the question’.

  • Jazmourian wetland hosting flocks of migratory birds 2021-01-06 17:10

    Jazmourian wetland hosting flocks of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – Flocks of migratory birds, including flamingos, came to winter in Jazmourian wetland in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, despite parts of the wetland has been dried up.

  • Tehran air pollution incurs daily loss of $7m 2021-01-06 17:09

    Tehran air pollution incurs daily loss of $7m

    TEHRAN – Air pollution brings a heavy economic burden amounting to $7 million per day for the metropolis of Tehran, Hossein Shahidzadeh, head of Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company, has said. Air pollution is responsible for 11 premature deaths daily in Tehran, he lamented.

  • Biotechnology budget rises almost 50% 2021-01-06 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Biotechnology budget rises almost 50%

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (starting on March 20) has proposed 4 trillion rials (around $95 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) for biotechnology, a 47.8 percent increase compared to the current year’s budget.

  • Iran pays for buying 16.8m doses of COVAX vaccine 2021-01-06 17:06

    Iran pays for buying 16.8m doses of COVAX vaccine

    TEHRAN – The Central Bank of Iran has announced an advance payment to purchase 16.8 million doses of coronavirus vaccine through the COVAX, a global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Contrary to expectations, marriage in Iran increased amid pandemic 2021-01-05 19:02

    Contrary to expectations, marriage in Iran increased amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – Contrary to expectations, the marriage rate in Iran has been increasing over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 20, 2020), amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pakistan pledges to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op with Iran 2021-01-05 17:39

    Pakistan pledges to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op with Iran

    TEHRAN – Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Pakistan’s Minister for Narcotics Control, has pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Iran to combat drug trafficking.

  • Iran ranks 14th for top universities worldwide 2021-01-05 17:37

    Iran ranks 14th for top universities worldwide

    TEHRAN – Iran ranked 14th among 102 countries for the highest number of top universities, as 46 Iranian universities were listed on ISC World University Rankings 2020.

  • First case of UK’s mutated coronavirus identified in Iran 2021-01-05 14:58

    First case of mutated coronavirus identified in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced on Tuesday that the first case of infection with the mutated coronavirus, which emerged in the United Kingdom, has been identified in the country.

  • Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook western Iran 2021-01-05 11:09

    4.1 magnitude quake strikes Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN- An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday morning in the Caspian Sea, shaking nearby regions in Iran and other littoral countries.

  • پلیس 2021-01-04 19:00

    Tehran police arrest 183 persons for gambling

    TEHRAN – Tehran police have arrested 183 persons for their involvement in illegal online gambling.

  • قاچاق 2021-01-04 17:46

    Over $4m of smuggled goods seized in week

    TEHRAN – Different kinds of goods valued at 170 billion rials (some $4.1 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been seized from smugglers over the past week in the country.

  • هلال احمر 2021-01-04 17:46

    IFRC appreciates Iran for emergency response efforts

    TEHRAN - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has appreciated the Iranian Red Crescent Society for its efforts to implement emergency response programs during natural disasters.

  • زندانی 2021-01-04 17:45

    202 prisoners released on Gen. Soleimani’s martyrdom anniversary

    TEHRAN – On the occasion of the first martyrdom anniversary of Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani, 202 prisoners of unintentional crimes were released across the country.

  • بریل 2021-01-03 17:47

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Braille, a means of social inclusion for the blind

    World Braille Day, celebrated since 2019, is observed on January 4 to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for the blind and visually impaired people.

  • واکسن 2021-01-03 17:47

    Next group of volunteers to receive Iranian COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – The domestically-made coronavirus vaccine will be injected into four more volunteers this week provided that the health ministry’s approval is obtained.

  • گیاهان دارویی 2021-01-03 17:45

    Cultivating medicinal plants on pastures to be developed

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has prepared a plan for cultivating medicinal plants on 50,000 hectares area of pastures across the country.

  • تحقیق 2021-01-02 17:58

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    R&D still unappreciated

    The national budget bill for the next year (March 2021-March 2022) was submitted to the parliament on December 2, but the research and development sector has remained unappreciated like the previous years so that its share of the national budget is less than one percent of the gross domestic product.

  • تالاب 2021-01-02 17:58

    Shadegan wetland monitored for highly pathogenic avian influenza

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive plan for monitoring highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been implemented across Shadegan wetland in southwestern Khuzestan province.

  • واکسن 2021-01-02 17:56

    No COVID-19 vaccines imported from South Korea, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Iran has denied reports claiming that the country has imported a consignment of coronavirus vaccines from South Korea.

  • واکسن 2021-01-01 17:42

    Iran, Cuba coproducing COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN - The Pasteur Institute of Iran in collaboration with a Cuban company is working on producing a potential vaccine for COVID-19.

  • مدرسه 2021-01-01 17:41

    School building budget rises by three folds

    TEHRAN – Some 4.5 percent of the national development budget proposed in the bill for the next [Iranian calendar] year (starting on March 21) has been earmarked for building schools, a three-fold rise compared to the current year’s figure.

  • Tehran hosts online meeting on Basel, Stockholm environmental conventions 2020-12-30 18:32

    Tehran hosts online meeting on Basel, Stockholm environmental conventions

    TEHRAN – The Steering Committee Meeting for the Basel and Stockholm Conventions was held in Tehran on December 22, IRNA reported.

  • Happy New Year but maintain social distancing 2020-12-30 18:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Happy New Year but maintain social distancing

    TEHRAN – Iranian Christians will not hold the New Year celebrations and ceremonies in crowds and gatherings, maintaining social distancing and health protocols to help prevent the coronavirus transmission.

  • Iranian company working on oral coronavirus vaccine 2020-12-30 18:23

    Iranian company working on oral coronavirus vaccine

    TEHRAN – An Iranian knowledge-based company is trying to develop an oral vaccine to fight COVID-19, Hossein Vatanpour, an official with the Ministry of Health, has announced.

  • TEHRAN – A dam for transferring water to Lake Urmia will be inaugurated on Thursday, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, another step to implement the lake’s 2020-12-30 18:19

    Lake Urmia one step closer to revitalization

    TEHRAN – A dam for transferring water to Lake Urmia will be inaugurated on Thursday, aiming to flow about 600 million cubic meters of water into the lake annually, another step to implement the lake’s restoration plan which started six years ago.

  • Ukrainian plane 2020-12-30 13:52

    Iran to pay $150,000 for victims of downed Ukrainian plane

    TEHRAN – The Legal Department of the President’s Office on Wednesday passed a bill to pay $150,000 to each of the bereaved families of the victims of the Ukrainian plane which was downed in an accident earlier this year.

  • Food safety innovations unveiled 2020-12-30 11:42

    Food safety innovations unveiled

    National achievements in the area of food safety were unveiled at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science in Tehran on Tuesday. The comprehensive food safety program started in 2014. High pressure processing, steam vacuums, steam pasteurization, and antimicrobials are all examples of advances in food safety technology.