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  • An undated photo of Ra’is Ali Delvari, a hero of the anti-colonial struggle in southern Iran, surrounded by his comrades.  2020-09-02 20:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of national day against British colonialism

    Shahrivar 12th (which falls on Sept. 2 this year) marks the national day against British colonialism in Iran, remembering the martyrdom anniversary of Ra’is Ali Delvari, the great hero of the anti-colonial struggle in southern Iran.

  • FIFA 2020-09-01 15:31

    By Masoud Hossein

    FIFA must end its double standard

    TEHRAN – FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura in a letter sent to Iran football federation warned the Member Association that FIFA and AFC strongly oppose any use of legal threats against a person or a group of persons. It’s clear that the international governing body of football concerns over potential government interference in the federation’s affairs.

  • Iran-Iraq 2020/08/31

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Is al-Kadhimi’s visit to Washington going to impact Iran-Iraq energy ties?

    TEHRAN – As the U.S. waivers for Iraq’s electricity imports from Iran are nearing their expiration in September, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s recent visit to the United States has raised some questions about the future of the two neighbors’ energy ties.

  • trade 2020-08-31 12:06

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Trade to be increased in region via Iran-Afghanistan borders

    TEHRAN- Through launching Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) corridor and Iran-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan corridor, trade activities will be increased in the region via Iran-Afghanistan borders.

  • Blood donation campaign launched nationwide during Muharram  2020-08-30 18:37

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Blood donation campaign launched nationwide during Muharram 

    TEHRAN – A national blood donation campaign has been launched during the month of Muharram for forty days since Tasua (the ninth day of the month), Bashir Haji Beigi, spokesman for the Blood Transfusion Organization has announced.

  • Tekyeh 2020-08-26 18:57

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Tekyehs echo Muharram mourning through history

    Tekyehs, venues for the gathering of mourners who honor the way Imam Hussein (AS) chose to live and to die, have been blood floating in the Iranian mourning culture veins, refreshed year after year, century after century, since Iranians have mourned the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his 72 loyal companions for centuries.

  • A glimpse at unique Kopet Dag biodiversity hotspot 2020-08-26 18:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    A glimpse at unique Kopet Dag biodiversity hotspot

    TEHRAN – Kopet Dag biosphere reserve, located in the northeastern province of North Khorasan, holds a great share of exotic and endemic plant genera and species, with natural attractions, cultural diversity, and the presence of local and nomadic communities.

  • Emirates 2020/08/25

    By: Mehdi Azizi

    Why was UAE chosen as 1st destination for normalization?

    TEHRAN – Various analyzes were presented on the process of formalizing the normalization of ties between the UAE and the Zionist regime, but the question that has occupied minds of analysts and observers is this 'why UAE was chosen'?

  • دراگان اسکوچیچ 2020-08-25 18:12

    By Masoud Hossein

    Skocic’s future remains unclear in Iran football

    TEHRAN – Iran football faces multiple problems because of mismanagement over the past years.

  • TSE 2020/08/25

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Factors contributing to recent falling trend in stock market

    Iranian capital market, which had been unprecedentedly experiencing growth over the recent months, has been witnessing a falling trend over the past two weeks.

  • ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values 2020-08-24 20:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘The vow of health’ highlights Iranian-Islamic values

    TEHRAN – The vow of health in the age of coronavirus is a rational, innovative, and cultural activity that highlights the Iranian-Islamic values toward improving the health and well-being of vulnerable groups in the society amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his trip to UN headquarters in New York on Thursday. He said he will submit a complaint to the UNSEC and has accused European allies of "siding" with Iran after they said the U.S. could not reimpose sanctions on Iran. (Photo: Mike Segar) 2020-08-24 15:43

    By Salman Parviz

    Trump admin. isolating U.S. over Iran

    Undeterred by earlier UNSC humiliating failure, Pompeo triggers' snapback sanctions'

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo at his residence in New York on Thursday. The reason for meeting at Guterres' residence is quoted because the UN chief is currently staying in a 14-day quarantine after his recent travel to Portugal. Pompeo was expected to begin the process of triggering snapback sanctions on Iran after failing last week to get the UNSC to pass a resolution to indefinitely extend the Islamic Republic's arms embargo.

  • Medicinal plants hold potential for realizing surge in production 2020-08-23 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Medicinal plants hold potential for realizing surge in production

    TEHRAN – Medicinal plants are creating a new and fast-growing economy so that many countries are rapidly investing in this field. Iran's high potential in the production of medicinal herbs provides an opportunity for realizing the national goal of 'Surge in Production.

  • A traveler looks at a massive rock-hewn tomb where a Persian Achaemenid king is laid to rest at the necropolis of Naqsh-e Rostam in southern Iran. 2020-08-22 20:34

    By Afshin Majlesi

    A peek into cemetery tourism in Iran

    Tourism is one of the fastest-growing phenomena in our modern world. It always makes new changes to have unforgettable experiences, to create new travel motivators, and to reach new markets. Such a trend results in new tourist spots which were unthinkable only a few years ago!

  • Photos of martyred medical staff during a ceremony held for commemoration of National Doctor's Day in Tehran on August 20, 2020. 2020-08-22 11:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    National Doctor’s Day: a salute to our healthcare warriors

    TEHRAN – Although the important role of doctors in our lives was all clear to everyone, the outbreak once more has shown us how immense is the contribution of doctors and medical staff in extreme circumstances and how hard the saving of a nation is.

  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • World needs more real-life heroes 2020-08-18 22:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World needs more real-life heroes

    TEHRAN – Although hero reminds us of mystical creatures in legends that did extraordinary things, in our world, the heroes are just as worthy of admiration because they’re really showing an uncanny ability to persevere despite the most extreme circumstances, and to do so with humility and dedication.

  •  A view of the Gold Bowl of Hasanlu, ca. 900 BC 2020-08-14 21:54

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The absolutely magnificent ‘Gold Bowl of Hasanlu’: Sixty-three years later

    TEHRAN – Sixty-three years ago, an Iranian man, named Emamqoli Mohammadi Hasanluei, unearthed a millennia-old gold bowl in the debris of a burned building, part of the major architectural complex at Teppe Hasanlu near the city of Naghadeh in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, a short distance south of Lake Urmia.

  • Saudi 2020/08/12

    By Salman Parviz

    Saudi austerity measures: an end to lavish times?

    Kingdom boosts taxes to make up for lower oil revenues, risks fueling discontent

    The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world with lightning speed, surprising most governments, and pushing the global economy in deep recession. The collapse of oil prices, hovering just over $40 a barrel, has especially pushed the world's largest crude exporter's economy deeper into the abyss.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Beirut 2020/08/10

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Ulterior motives in attacks on Lebanese ministries

    While Lebanon as a crisis-ridden country needs unity more than ever these days to get out of this complex and sensitive situation, some sides make every effort to obstruct the path to tranquility in the country.

  • brain cancer vaccine 2020/08/10

    By Salman Parviz

    First Phase III Covid-19 vaccine trials begin in UAE 

    UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced it is hosting the world’s first Phase III clinical trials of an inactivated vaccine to combat coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, reported various media outlets on August 5. According to the Gulf News, the vaccine was developed by Abu Dhabi-based G42 Healthcare and Sinopharm GNBG.

  • currency 2020-08-10 15:35

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Launching forex bourse best way out for Iran’s currency dilemma

    TEHRAN– Iranian economic experts believe that launching a bourse for trading foreign currencies is going to be the best way for the country to overcome the current challenges of the forex market including the high rates.

  • Hassan Rouhani- Xi Jinping 2020-08-03 17:31

    By Salman Parviz

    Beijing's strategic 25-year partnership with Tehran

    Implication on Chabahar port

    Beijing is in the final stages of approving the 25-year $400 billion economic and security deal with Tehran dubbed Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The media reports that the agreement incorporates massive Chinese investment in Iran's infrastructure envisions closer defense and intelligence sharing and guaranteed Iranian oil for China.

  • Pigeon towers significant but strange buildings of ancient times 2020-08-02 21:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Pigeon towers significant but strange buildings of ancient times

    Pigeons are many times deemed as mere nuisances especially by city dwellers. However, they were quite valuable in ancient Iran, mostly for their droppings!

  • TEDPIX 2020-08-02 16:28

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    TEDPIX hits record high of 2m points

    Iranian stock market, which has been experiencing some unprecedented growth in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), and also during the present year, registered a new record high on Sunday.

  • All shall pay tribute to guardians of nature 2020-07-31 23:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    All shall pay tribute to guardians of nature

    TEHRAN – July 31 is World Ranger Day, which celebrates the work rangers do to protect the planet's natural treasures and cultural heritage and commemorates the guardians of nature killed or injured in the line of duty.

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) with Britain's former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (R), France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L), Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (2nd L) at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018. (Photo: YVES HERMAN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) 2020-07-29 19:20

    By Salman Parviz

    INSTEX: Europe’s fragile muscle flexing

    Trump isolating U.S. over JCPOA & Iran arms embargo extension

    After months of delay the E3 group of Germany, France, and UK finally set up a company called Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) in January 2019. With headquarters in Paris, the company was supposed to enable non-U.S. dollar and non-SWIFT barter trade between the European Union and Iran in defiance of U.S. sanctions.

  • Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19 2020-07-26 18:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The United Nations System in Iran has launched a ‘Program on Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19’ which focuses on three particular areas of intervention, including combined employment generation, social protection, and strengthening the health system.

  • The powership Raif Bey docks in a shipyard in Yalova’s Altinova district, Turkey, June 16, 2020. Turkey plans to send the floating generators to supply power to western Libya.  (Photo: AFP) 2020-07-25 14:29

    By Salman Parviz

    Egypt, Turkey on clash course over Libya

    Imminent battle over the key city of Sirte; Ankara, Moscow seek lasting cease-fire

    TEHRAN- In a sign of hope for peace and stability in Libya, early July Turkey announced its banks and companies’ plans for an assessment trip within two weeks to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure.