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  • Coronavirus 2021-04-09 19:14

    Ten-day lockdown begins tomorrow to curb pandemic

    TEHRAN – The National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control has announced a new lockdown for ten days from tomorrow as the country continues to battle a fourth wave of the coronavirus.

  • Domestic train 2021-04-09 19:13

    National subway train unveiled

    TEHRAN – The first domestically-manufactured subway train was unveiled on Thursday with President Hassan Rouhni in attendance, IRIB reported.

  • Campaign 2021-04-09 18:55

     ‘Sympathetic Iran’ to begin helping deprived affected by pandemic

    TEHRAN – The third phase of Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) national campaign will kick off by the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (April 13) to help the financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus.

  • Funeral held for environmental defenders 2021-04-09 13:51

    Funeral held for environmental defenders

    TEHRAN – A funeral ceremony was held in the city of Zanjan on Wednesday for two environmental defenders who were martyred on Monday. Mikaeel Hashemi, 42, and Mehdi Mojallal, 34, were martyred by illegal hunters while protecting the environment.

  • Nationwide lockdown necessary to contain COVID-19: health ministry 2021-04-07 17:10

    Nationwide lockdown necessary to contain COVID-19: health ministry

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Ministry of Health has announced that a nationwide lockdown is necessary for two weeks in order to curb the recent wave of coronavirus which has surged infections and mortalities following the Noruz (New Year holidays).

  • Afghan refugee Abdulrahim Rostami, 66, holds his health insurance booklet in Tehran, Iran.  2021-04-07 17:10

    Health insurance for 120,000 refugees in Iran: UNHCR

    TEHRAN – Some 120,000 refugees residing in Iran are now covered by health insurance, According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • World Health Day: Together we can reach fairer, healthier world 2021-04-07 16:33

    World Health Day: Together we can reach fairer, healthier world

    TEHRAN – The World Health Day was commemorated jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Iran and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education on Wednesday in Tehran, according to the WHO report.

  • Four injured as magnitude 5.3 quake hits western Iran 2021-04-07 14:41

    Four injured as magnitude 5.3 quake hits western Iran

    TEHRAN – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook western Kordestan province on Tuesday, leaving four injured.

  • COVID-19 vaccination for nurses in Qom 2021-04-07 12:25

    COVID-19 vaccination for nurses in Qom

    On Tuesday, nurses at emergency departments of hospitals in the city of Qom received the coronavirus vaccine.

  • Cov Pars 2021-04-06 17:07

    Second Iranian COVID-19 vaccine to be mass-produced in August

    TEHRAN – The second Iranian coronavirus vaccine, Razi Cov Pars, which started the clinical trial on February 27, will be mass-produced in early August, ISNA report on Tuesday.

  • Over 15,000 COVID-19 recovered patients donate plasma 2021-04-06 17:05

    Over 15,000 COVID-19 recovered patients donate plasma

    TEHRAN – Some 15,039 plasma units have been donated since April 2020 by patients who have been recovered from COVID-19 throughout the country, Bashir Haji Beigi, spokesman for the Blood Transfusion Organization has announced.

  • 6 Iranian universities in QS Rankings 2021 2021-04-06 16:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    6 Iranian universities in QS Rankings 2021

    TEHRAN – Six Iranian universities have been placed among the world’s top universities announced by the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021.

  • Special flight to bring back Iranians living in Britain 2021-04-05 19:00

    Special flight to bring back Iranians living in Britain

    TEHRAN – The Iranian flag carrier Iran Air will operate a special flight to London on April 11 to bring home back Iranians as the highly contagious variant of coronavirus is spreading in the European country.

  • 5,700 rural housing units built in Sistan-Baluchestan 2021-04-05 18:16

    5,700 rural housing units built in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – Some 5,700 residential units were inaugurated and provided on Monday to deprived families residing in rural areas of the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

  • First batch of COVAX vaccine arrives in Tehran 2021-04-05 18:15

    First batch of COVAX vaccine arrives in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The first shipment of the COVAX vaccine was delivered to Iran on Sunday, Food and Drug Administration spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.

  • Over 6,000 jobs created for women heads of households 2021-04-05 18:11

    Over 6,000 jobs created for women heads of households

    TEHRAN – Some 6,200 sustainable jobs have been generated for female heads of households in 24 provinces across the country over the past two years, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Iran among world’s richest in biodiversity 2021-04-05 17:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among world’s richest in biodiversity, genetics

    TEHRAN – There are 11 types of ecosystems in the world, 9 of which are identified in Iran. Moreover, out of 42 types of wetlands, 41 types exist in the country. Therefore, Iran is one of the 20 countries rich in biodiversity and genetics.

  • Over 81,000 classrooms built in 8 years 2021-04-04 19:00

    Over 81,000 classrooms built in 8 years

    TEHRAN – Some 81,500 classrooms have been constructed over the past 8 years across the country, Mehrollah Rakhshanimehr, director of the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipping Schools, has said.

  • COVID-19 screening for 100,000 passengers at borders 2021-04-04 18:02

    COVID-19 screening for 100,000 passengers at borders

    TEHRAN – Approximately 100,000 passengers have so far been tested for coronavirus at the country's official borders, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society said on Sunday.

  • Charity foundation supports treatment of 7,000 infertile couples 2021-04-04 17:42

    Charity foundation supports treatment of 7,000 infertile couples

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, has financially supported 7,000 infertile couples in rural areas to receive necessary treatments.

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  • Nanotech increasing pace of development in Iran 2021-04-04 16:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nanotech increasing pace of development in Iran

    TEHRAN – Nanotechnology’s trend of development is growing in Iran, as the number of nanoproducts and equipment developed in the previous [Iranian calendar] year (March 20) increased to 750, compared with 647 a year before.

  • Street sweepers getting COVID-19 vaccine 2021-04-04 11:07

    Street sweepers getting COVID-19 vaccine

    On Saturday, the first group from a total of 500 street sweepers received the coronavirus vaccine in the city of Arak, central Markazi province.

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • Coronavirus vaccination begins for autistic adults 2021-04-03 18:18

    Coronavirus vaccination begins for autistic adults

    TEHRAN – The first phase of vaccination against coronavirus for autistic people over the age of 18 started in Iran on Saturday.

  • Iranian health minister Saeed Namaki 2021-04-03 13:28

    Iran set to close borders with Turkey to curb COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The Iranian health minister has issued an order, restricting travels to and from Turkey for a week in a bid to help contain the new coronavirus variant.

  • مدرسه 2021-04-02 16:02

    $857m allocated to school renovation in 8 years

    TEHRAN – A total of 36 trillion rials (nearly $857 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to renovate the schools nationwide over the past 8 years, Seyed Mohammad-Ali Afshani, former head of the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipping Schools, said.

  • تست 2021-04-02 15:58

    Over 6,000 passengers tested for COVID-19 at Iranian borders

    TEHRAN – Some 6,173 suspected passengers have undergone PCR tests for coronavirus at the country's official borders since March 20, a spokesman for the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), has said.

  • قاچاق 2021-04-02 12:58

    Iranian police arrest 301 individuals for smuggling goods

    TEHRAN – The Iranian police arrested 301 individuals for smuggling goods worth 278 billion rials (about $6.5 million) on Thursday.

  • اسپوتنیک 2021-04-02 12:38

    Iran to start producing Sputnik V vaccine this month

    TEHRAN – An Iranian company is cooperating with Russia to produce the “Sputnik V” vaccine this month, the Iranian ambassador to Russia has announced.