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  • 1.8m jobs created by 97,000 active cooperatives 2021-07-05 16:31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    1.8m jobs created by 97,000 active cooperatives

    TEHRAN – Some 97,000 cooperatives are active across the country, which have created more than 1.8 million direct jobs, Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, Mohammad Shariatmadari, said in a message on the occasion of World Cooperatives Day 2021.

  • Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges 2021/06/19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges

    TEHRAN – Over the past four decades, Iranian people have shown impressive hospitality and generosity to refugees, as the country is the 8th largest hosting nation for displaced people.

  • Alarming decline of Caspian seals worrisome 2021-06-18 17:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Alarming decline of Caspian seals worrisome

    TEHRAN – Marine pollution has plagued the ecosystem for many years, a factor that will soon lead to the extinction of Caspian seals.

  • In Faux-Cap, Madagascar, the dunes and their strong winds pose a threat to their crops. With the greenest weapons, its inhabitants worked for 120 days to secure 75 hectares of dunes. Once settled, the risk is over. (Photo: UNDP) 2021-06-16 16:53

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    When the soil asks for help

    June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes, and increases food security.

  • sme 2021-06-15 15:47

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Comprehensive plan underway for developing industrial parks, SMEs

    TEHRAN – Over the past two decades, the Iranian economy has been constantly faced with external deterrents like sanctions and political pressure, thus the country has been urged to push for a more resilient and independent economy.

  • Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood 2021-06-14 16:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood

    TEHRAN – As developing countries expand treatment facilities and developed ones invent new medical measures, the need for blood and blood products increases daily, so that, with blood donation, we can save millions of lives and keep the hearts of many beatings.

  • Sirik 2021-06-14 13:01

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Sirik power plant highlighting Iran-Russia energy cooperation

    In August 2016, Iran had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia for implementing a 1,400-megawatt power plant project in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province.

  • 2021 presidential candidates in Iran 2021-06-13 00:26

    By M.A. Saki

    Production will fail to keep pace without tapping new technologies

    The seven presidential contenders in Iran have been insisting on production since the campaigns began on May 25.  However, production in industrial fields without using new technologies will end in failure.

  • Where is the biodiversity capital of Iran? 2021-06-12 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Where is the biodiversity capital of Iran?

    TEHRAN – Semnan province, north-central Iran, is considered the biodiversity capital of the country.

  • زیست بوم 2021-06-02 21:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Half a century of Iran's ecosystem protection

    TEHRAN – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Environment (DOE), coinciding with World Environment Day, which is celebrating half of a century of protecting the environment.

  • ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment 2021/05/31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment

    TEHRAN – Geologists call subsidence a “silent earthquake” because an earthquake is instantaneous and its effects are visible at the same time, but subsidence is the cause of environmental depletion and its impact appears gradually; which is getting a big threat in the country.

  • World MS Day: special patients need special care 2021-05-30 17:45

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World MS Day: special patients need special care

    TEHRAN – Multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalence exhibited an upward trend over the recent decades, especially in urban areas, which spotlights the importance of early diagnosis and special care.

  • Khorramshahr: a prime destination for war tourism 2021-05-24 18:51

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Khorramshahr: a prime destination for war tourism

    In the past, war tourism destinations were mainly the object of interest of photojournalists appearing solely on pages of crime, but now they can be traced in top travel books and websites. Whatever you call it, from war tourism, dark tourism, disaster tourism, or danger tourism, Iran has more to offer after being involved in the second-longest war of the 20th-century after the Vietnam War. 

  • Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered 2021-05-23 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered

    TEHRAN – Iran is home to 10 endemic species of turtles, five of which are sea turtles, and all five are endangered due to human activities, oil pollution, and coastal degradation and development.

  • Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus 2021-05-22 19:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Loss of natural habitats is the reason behind the outbreak of zoonotic diseases so that biodiversity protection is a great tool to fight epidemics such as coronavirus.

  • Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’ 2021-05-21 16:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’

    TEHRAN – Organ donation is the donation of life to thousands of patients whose future is hanging in the balance, a humane and benevolent act that can prevent the death of 3,000 people annually in Iran.

  • If our hearts beat for Iran, we must cherish water 2021-05-19 17:20

    By M.A. Saki

    If our hearts beat for Iran, we must cherish water

    Water scarcity and low precipitation are not important still for a considerable segment of the Iranian population, particularly the farmers and those who live in urban areas.

  • Iran’s significant contribution to world’s scientific growth 2021-05-07 17:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s significant contribution to world’s scientific growth

    TEHRAN – The share of Iranian articles with international participation has had significant growth of 209 percent during an eight-year period (2013-2020), becoming the Islamic world’s leading country in science diplomacy, according to the Scopus International Citation Database.

  • Inspiring midwives on COVID-19 frontline 2021-05-05 16:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Inspiring midwives on COVID-19 frontline

    TEHRAN – Midwives along with the nurses have been on the front line fighting COVID-19, offering essential health services while being at high risk of infection.

  • Humanitarian aid to the needy during Ramadan 2021-05-04 17:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Humanitarian aid to the needy during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – More than one million food packages have been distributed among the deprived families through a national campaign since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (April 13).

  • Gando: the only crocodile native to Iran 2021-04-26 16:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Gando: the only crocodile native to Iran

    TEHRAN – The mugger crocodile, also called Gando in Iran, is a crocodilian native to freshwater habitats of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

  • stock 2021-04-18 15:18

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    How can govt. really support stock market?

    TEHRAN - Unprecedented fluctuations in the Iranian stock market over the past few months have led shareholders, experts, and scholars to call for the government to increase its support for the market, some shareholders want the government to guarantee the return of their stocks, some believe providing infrastructure is the best way to help this market.

  • World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus 2021-04-17 18:27

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – While the world is affected by the coronavirus, people with a bleeding disorder are no exception and are highly bearing the impact.

  • China 2021-04-13 12:19

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Lion-dragon alliance: a serious threat to U.S. influence in region

    TEHRAN – The signing of a 25-year cooperation document between Iran and China has become the subject of debate by many political and economic experts and scholars and even ordinary people all over Iran.

  • US China 2021/04/06

    By Amir Mohammad Esmaeili

    Strategic cooperation of emerging powers: Beyond regional instability, towards a new global order

    Homme Malade de l'Europe was eventually divided by the Allied Powers at the end of World War I. The Ottoman Empire, which had been declining for a long time, was finally disintegrated by the Western spirit of expansionism. As a result, the nation-states were born whose nations had little to do with their own destiny.

  • US democracy 2021/04/05

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    When democracy lacks morality

    Capitol Hill is witnessing sad days after an attack on the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington DC which has left one police officer dead and another injured. 

  • 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.

  • ساعت زمین 2021-03-27 11:16

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Earth Hour 2021: stop taking nature for granted

    Earth Hour is an annual tradition in which people switch off their lights to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change.

  • آب 2021-03-14 16:46

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Giving new life to central Iranian plateau

    TEHRAN - The national plan for transferring water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to seven provinces situated in the semi-arid central plateau will be completed by 2025, aiming to save underground water resources while flourishing industries and agriculture in the region.

  • Steps Iran must take to become leading player in medical tourism 2021-03-09 22:42

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Steps Iran must take to become leading player in medical tourism

    As you are well aware, medical tourism is booming worldwide as about 20 to 24 million people are traveling for medical treatments annually. Factors such as increased care needs over longer lifespans, rising healthcare costs, and constant pressures on some insurance industries are reasons behind why some opt to travel abroad.