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  • Women’s share of national budget rises by 61% 2021-02-02 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Women’s share of national budget rises by 61%

    TEHRAN – The budget proposed for women and family affairs has increased by 61 percent in the national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20).

  • Iran's achievements in fight against cancer 2021-02-02 17:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran's achievements in fight against cancer

    TEHRAN – The development of cancer caregivers and specialists, increasing the number of service providers, and implementation of early diagnosis programs, along with support by NGOs and charities are the major steps Iran has taken in the fight against cancer.

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  • Tehran subway expands free COVID-19 testing program 2021-02-01 19:00

    Tehran subway expands free COVID-19 testing program

    TEHRAN – Five metro stations are offering coronavirus tests free of charge to the Tehrani citizens, Farnoush Nobakht, director of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operations Company, said.

  • Tehran to host national festival of creative, entrepreneur women 2021-02-01 17:12

    Tehran to host national festival of creative, entrepreneur women

    TEHRAN – The first national festival of creative and entrepreneur women opens on Tuesday in Tehran both in person and virtually, according to the National Innovation Fund.

  • Iran among three countries with highest ICT growth: minister 2021-02-01 17:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among three countries with highest ICT growth: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is among the three countries with the highest growth rate in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the world, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, the minister of information and communications technology, has said.

  • تالاب 2021-02-01 16:47

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Let’s just say ‘RAMSAR' wetlands convention

    On February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar, nestling between the Alborz mountains and the Caspian Sea coast, the representatives of 18 nations put their signatures to the text of a remarkable treaty. 

  • شناور/ قایق 2021-02-01 14:30

    Iranian sailors detained in India back home

    TEHRAN - India has released 15 Iranian sailors who were detained some 1.5 years ago by authorities after sailing into Indian territorial waters.

  • مواد مخدر هرمزگان 2021-02-01 14:26

    Over 778 tons of narcotics seized by Iran in 10 months

    TEHRAN - More than 778 tons of narcotics were seized by Iran in the first 10 months of 2020, Kazem Gharibabadi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Vienna, has said.

  • Shadegan wetland becoming a better habitat for migratory birds 2021-01-31 18:19

    Shadegan wetland becoming a better habitat for migratory birds

    TEHRAN – Measures are being taken in Shadegan wetland to improve living conditions for migratory birds, Issa Kalantari, head of the Department of Environment (DOE), has stated.

  • Universities of Tehran, Vienna to enhance co-op 2021-01-31 18:18

    Universities of Tehran, Vienna to enhance co-op

    TEHRAN – The University of Tehran and the University of Vienna have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand academic cooperation in the field of humanities over a three-year period, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Health sector growth after Islamic Revolution 2021-01-31 18:17

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Health sector growth after Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN – After the Islamic Revolution (1979), many advances have been made in the health sector, namely, increased medical facilities, increased life expectancy and reduced infant and maternal mortality, growth of medical universities, and upgraded medical equipment.

  • سورنا ستاری 2021-01-31 16:02

    Boosting ‘technology diplomacy’ on agenda: VP

    TEHRAN – The vice presidency for science and technology in cooperation with the ministry of foreign affairs is planning to boost ‘technology diplomacy’ through expanding innovation and technology centers in export target countries.

  • Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine beats UK variant 2021-01-30 19:00

    Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine beats UK variant

    TEHRAN – The first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine proved effective on the United Kingdom mutated virus, Hassan Jalili, director of COVIRAN BAREKAT vaccine research group has stated.

  • Switzerland negotiating to buy COVID-19 vaccine from Iran 2021-01-30 17:18

    Switzerland negotiating to buy COVID-19 vaccine from Iran

    TEHRAN – The Swiss health ministry is negotiating with twenty countries, including Iran, to buy the coronavirus vaccine, and has established ‘special contacts’ in this regard.

  • Iran, Russia agree on coproducing COVID-19 vaccine 2021-01-30 17:16

    Iran, Russia agree on coproducing COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – Iran has signed an agreement for coproducing the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in the country.

  • COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh 2021-01-30 17:14

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh

    TEHRAN – The Zoroastrian Festival of Sadeh, like other big celebrations worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic, was held in Iran on Friday with a limited audience under strict health protocols.

  • Safe schools increase nationwide 2021-01-29 17:21

    Safe schools increase nationwide

    TEHRAN – The number of old classrooms in need of reconstruction and retrofitting has been reduced from 30 percent to 19.5 percent over the past four years, Mehrollah Rakhshanimehr, director of the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipping Schools, said.

  • Reforestation projects implemented in Khuzestan 2021-01-29 17:20

    Reforestation projects implemented in Khuzestan

    TEHRAN – Two reforestation projects on tree plantation and surface water management were put into operation in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on Thursday, IRNA reported.

  • Iran issues permit to use Russian COVID-19 vaccine 2021-01-29 17:18

    Iran issues permit to use Russian COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Food and Drug Administration has issued a permit to both import and co-produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, to urgently fight the pandemic, FDA spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on Thursday.

  • Iran ready to provide hi-tech expertise to Kenya 2021-01-29 17:17

    Iran ready to provide hi-tech expertise to Kenya

    TEHRAN – Vice President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari has expressed readiness to provide Kenya with expertise in high-tech industries.

  • Iran’s literacy rate reaches up to 96.6% 2021-01-27 17:50

    Iran’s literacy rate reaches up to 96.6%

    TEHRAN – The rate of literacy among Iranians between 10-49 years has reached 96.6 percent, Shapour Mohammadzadeh, head of the Literacy Movement Organization, has stated.

  • Iran, Armenia seeking enhanced technological co-op 2021-01-27 17:50

    Iran, Armenia seeking enhanced technological co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology, Sourena Sattari, met with Armenian Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss ways to expand technological cooperation.

  • Iran opens first innovation, technology center in Africa 2021-01-27 17:26

    Iran opens first innovation, technology center in Africa

    TEHRAN – Iran House of Innovation and Technology (IHIT) was officially inaugurated in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Wednesday, as the first center in Africa.

  • دادگاه پوری حسینی 2021-01-27 13:01

    Former head of Iranian Privatization Organization handed 15 years in jail

    TEHRAN - Mir Ali Ashraf Abdollah Pouri-Hosseini, the former head of the Iranian Privatization Organization, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for economic corruption.

  • Dena biosphere reserve 2021-01-26 21:18

    Electronics come to protect Dena biosphere reserve

    TEHRAN – Dena biosphere reserve, located in the Central Zagros Mountains of Iran, will be equipped with technological advances for more protection, the director of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad department of environment has said.

  • Philanthropists donate $2b to health sector 2021-01-26 21:18

    Philanthropists donate $2b to health sector

    TEHRAN – Iranian benefactors contributed a total of 80 trillion rials (nearly $2 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to the health sector over the past 11 years, the head of the Association of Health Donors has said.

  • Protected areas expand by 635,000 ha 2021-01-26 17:59

    Protected areas expand by 635,000 ha

    TEHRAN – Some 635,000 hectares of natural lands added to the country’s protected areas due to the biological values, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • Over 2 tons of narcotics discovered in Sistan-Baluchestan 2021-01-26 17:51

    Over 2 tons of narcotics discovered in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – Anti-narcotics police seized 2.1 tons of drugs in an armed conflict with smugglers in Sistan-Baluchestan province sharing borders with Pakistan, Ahmad Taheri, the provincial police chief said.

  • Paragliding in Iran 2021-01-26 16:00

    Paragliding in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian paragliders flew over Shahr-e Kord in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Southwest of Iran.