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  • Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran 2021-03-03 17:02

    Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran

    TEHRAN – Construction of Kamal Khan Dam in Afghanistan has caused Hamoun Wetlands to dry up and generate sand and dust hotspots, Masoud Tajrishi, deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the human environment, has said.

  • Iran’s biodiversity museum offering free admission on March 3 2021-03-02 17:32

    Biodiversity museum to offer free admission tomorrow

    TEHRAN – On March 3, which marks World Wildlife Day, the entry will be free to the biodiversity museum of Tehran located in the Department of Environment (DOE).

  • دانش بنیان 2021-03-02 17:14

    Iran targets Syrian market for technological, knowledge-based products

    TEHRAN – Iran will open its third house of innovation and technology in the Syrian capital of Damascus with the aim of finding new markets for domestic technological and knowledge-based products, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Floods cause annual loss of $595m, FRWO says 2021-03-02 17:12

    Floods cause annual loss of $595m, FRWO says

    TEHRAN – Annual floods bring Iran an average loss of 25 trillion rials (nearly $595 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials), head of the Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Organization (FRWO) has announced.

  • EURORDIS praises Iran’s national document on rare diseases 2021-03-02 16:32

    EURORDIS praises Iran’s national document on rare diseases

    TEHRAN – Yann Le Cam, the chief executive officer of the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), has praised Iran for preparing a national document on rare diseases, saying that it will change the lives of one million rare disease patients in the country.

  • Iran's air quality improving over past decade 2021-03-01 17:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran's air quality improving over past decade

    TEHRAN – The exposure of Iranians to particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in 2019 decreased by about 3.4 micrograms per cubic meter compared to 2010, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report.

  • Iranian Covid-19 vaccine platform among world’s most successful: WHO 2021-03-01 17:00

    Iranian Covid-19 vaccine platform among world’s most successful: WHO

    TEHRAN – Iran has one of the most successful platforms in the world for Covid-19 vaccine production, Christoph Hamelmann, the representative of the World Health Organization in Iran, said.

  • Annual sales of nano companies rise by 100% 2021-03-01 17:00

    Annual sales of nano companies rise by 100%

    TEHRAN – Iranian nanotechnology companies have increased sales by 100 percent over the past year, Vice President for Science and Technology, Sourena Sattari, has announced.

  • Charity foundation opens up 180,000 jobs for the deprived 2021-02-28 18:12

    Charity foundation opens up 180,000 jobs for the deprived

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, has generated 180,000 jobs for the people residing in deprived areas since the beginning of this year (March 20, 2020), the foundation’s head has said.

  • Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back 2021-02-28 18:08

    Rapid COVID-19 testing in Ahvaz as virus roars back

    TEHRAN – A COVID-19 rapid testing program is being implemented across the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Khuzestan province, as a new wave of the virus has pushed the city into a high-risk red zone.

  • Second Iranian COVID-19 vaccine enters clinical trial 2021-02-28 16:56

    Second Iranian COVID-19 vaccine enters clinical trial

    TEHRAN – Iran started the human trial of its second coronavirus vaccine, Razi Cov Pars, by injecting it into two volunteers during a ceremony on Sunday.

  • ‘Feast of charity’ to be held virtually amid pandemic 2021-02-28 15:10

    ‘Feast of charity’ to be held virtually amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – ‘Feast of charity’, a campaign held prior to the Iranian New Year celebration each year helping families having a hard time addressing their essential needs, will be held virtually this year nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ‘Martyrs of health’ honored 2021-02-28 11:38

    ‘Martyrs of health’ honored

    TEHRAN – A ceremony was held in Tehran on Saturday to honor 100 healthcare workers who lost their lives in the fight against coronavirus.

  • منطقه زلزله زده سی سخت ۶ روز بعد از زلزله 2021-02-28 11:01

    Magnitude 4.4 quake rattles northwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Sarab, northwestern East Azarbaijan province, on Sunday morning.

  • Pfizer, a vaccine with endless problems and controversy 2021-02-28 10:06

    Pfizer, a vaccine with endless problems and controversy

    The Pfizer vaccine has caused a great deal of controversy and problems since its distribution, and the side effects of injecting this vaccine have caused fear and panic in different cases.

  • Conservation plan for Gorgan Bay approved 2021-02-27 17:31

    Conservation plan for Gorgan Bay approved

    TEHRAN – A seven-year plan to revive Gorgan Bay in the Caspian Sea has been approved by the government at the suggestion of the Department of Environment (DOE), First Vice-President Is’haq Jahangiri announced on Saturday.

  • 57 nanotechnology projects inaugurated 2021-02-27 17:30

    57 nanotechnology projects inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Vice President for Science and Technology, Sourena Sattari, inaugurated 40 industrial and 17 development projects in the field of nanotechnology during a ceremony on Saturday, IRNA reported.

  • The elderly, war-disabled getting COVID-19 vaccine 2021-02-26 17:14

    The elderly, war-disabled getting COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – The vaccination against COVID-19 of the elderly and the disabled war veterans being kept in nursing homes across Iran began on Thursday, ISNA reported.

  • Poaching drops thanks to coronavirus lockdown: DOE official 2021-02-26 17:10

    Poaching drops thanks to coronavirus lockdown: DOE official

    TEHRAN – The number of animals killed by poachers has decreased by 15 percent over the past 11 months compared to the same period last year, helped by the nationwide coronavirus lockdown and a halt in wildlife tourism, Jamshid Mohabbat-Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment (DOE) said.

  • Role of village administrations in rural development 2021-02-26 17:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Role of village administrations in rural development

    TEHRAN – Established in 2003, Iran's Municipalities and Village Administrations Organization has so far implemented about 130,000 small and medium-scale development projects across the country's rural areas.

  • Some $3.4m of smuggled goods seized in week 2021-02-23 17:08

    Some $3.4m of smuggled goods seized in week

    TEHRAN – Goods worth 146 billion rials (nearly $3.4 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been seized from smugglers in the country over the past week, police chief Mohammad Reza Moghimi has announced.

  • Japan, WFP support refugees in Iran 2021-02-23 17:06

    Japan, WFP support refugees in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Government of Japan has contributed $875,000 to support refugees in Iran through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

  • Over 6,700 nomadic schools operating across Iran 2021-02-23 17:06

    Over 6,700 nomadic schools operating across Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 6,700 mobile, semi-mobile and fixed nomadic schools are providing education in 27 provinces of the country, the director of the office for the development of educational justice and nomadic education, has stated.

  • Botulism kills 10,000 birds in Miankaleh peninsula, Gorgan Bay 2021-02-23 17:05

    Botulism kills 10,000 birds in Miankaleh peninsula, Gorgan Bay

    TEHRAN – Some 10,000 bodies of lifeless migratory birds died as a result of botulism poisoning have been found so far around the Miankaleh peninsula and Gorgan Bay, located in the extreme south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea.

  • Naderi cookies 2021-02-23 15:48

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    Fake News Poses a Threat to National Product

    Naderi cookies (Koloocheh) were reported to be carcinogenic in the foreign (international) Persian-language media, according to a German publication. After the necessary examinations and tests, the health of this product was reaffirmed.

  • coronavirus 2021-02-23 15:33

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  • Iran closes Iraq border points to contain UK mutant coronavirus 2021-02-22 17:50

    Iran closes Iraq border points to contain UK mutant coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Iran has closed five crossing points with Iraq to prevent the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, ISNA reported.

  • Iran proposes creating intl. fund for climate change 2021-02-22 17:49

    Iran proposes creating intl. fund for climate change

    TEHRAN – Iran has proposed setting up an international fund to tackle climate change and taxing all countries in proportion to their share of environmental pollution, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Engineers endeavor to change the world for the better 2021-02-22 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Engineers endeavor to change the world for the better

    TEHRAN – Iran marks National Engineer's Day on February 23, honoring the efforts and achievements of the engineers who are behind nearly any development to change the world for the better.

  • Tehran to host online intl. congress on social work 2021-02-21 18:14

    Tehran to host online intl. congress on social work

    TEHRAN – The 3rd international social work congress and the 35th national social work conference will be held virtually in Tehran on March 8.