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  • 188 higher education projects to be inaugurated 2021-05-05 16:46

    188 higher education projects to be inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Tomorrow, President Hassan Rouhani will officially inaugurate some 188 educational, research, and welfare projects in universities across the country via video conferencing, IRNA reported.

  • Fakhra vaccine completes first phase of human trial 2021-05-05 16:45

    Fakhra vaccine completes first phase of human trial

    TEHRAN – The first phase of the Fakhra vaccine’s human trial has been completed successfully and the second phase will start after the final analysis.

  • 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.

  • Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan 2021-05-04 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – As the coronavirus pandemic is putting the world through a hard time, following a proper diet during the holy month of Ramadan is very important to provide immunity, energy, and nourishment and prevent health problems.

  • Iranians donate 40% more blood amid pandemic 2021-05-04 17:06

    Iranians donate 40% more blood amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – Despite the prevalence of COVID-19, blood donation has increased by 40 percent since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), compared to the same period last year, Peyman Eshghi, head of Blood Transfusion Organization has stated.

  • 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).

  • Relief foundation, IRGC join hands to create jobs for the deprived 2021-05-02 21:01

    Relief foundation, IRGC join hands to create jobs for the deprived

    TEHRAN – The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in cooperation with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps will generate 50,000 jobs for the underprivileged individuals in the current Iranian calendar year (began March 20), IRIB reported on Sunday.

  • Iran imports 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China 2021-05-02 17:41

    Iran imports 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China

    TEHRAN – Iran received the largest shipment of coronavirus vaccine, containing 1 million doses, from China on Sunday, IRNA reported.

  • Syrian expo to showcase Iran’s potential in medicinal plants industry 2021-05-02 17:23

    Syrian expo to showcase Iran’s potential in medicinal plants industry

    TEHRAN – Iranian knowledge-based companies will attend the Agritex Exhibition for Agriculture and Veterinary Supplies 2021, which will be held in Syria on 19-24 June, to put the country’s potential in the field of medicinal plants on display.

  • DOE, Interpol to cooperate on fighting wildlife trafficking 2021-05-02 17:22

    DOE, Interpol to cooperate on fighting wildlife trafficking

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) and the International Criminal Police Organization will set up a joint committee in Iran to fight against wildlife trafficking, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis 2021-05-01 17:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis

    TEHRAN – A recent report by Nature Scientific Journal on Iran’s water crisis indicates that from 2002 to 2015, over 74 billion cubic meters have been extracted from aquifers, which is unprecedented and its revival takes thousands of years along with urgent action.

  • Japan willing to continue environmental co-op with Iran 2021-05-01 17:14

    Japan willing to continue environmental co-op with Iran

    TEHRAN – The seven-year cooperation between Iran and Japan in the successful implementation of Lake Urmia revival has made the Japanese government willing to continue environmental cooperation, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the marine environment, said.

  • Women inventor rate in Iran higher than global average 2021-05-01 17:11

    Women inventor rate in Iran higher than global average

    TEHRAN – The proportion of female inventors to male inventors in Iran is significantly higher than the global average and even higher than the leading countries in the field of patents, according to the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology’s report released on Saturday.

  • مسافر 2021-04-30 16:40

    Iran closes eastern borders as virus surges

    TEHRAN – Iran halted the entry of Pakistani and Afghan travelers and other foreign nationals from the eastern borders to the country to contain the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • Iran closes eastern borders as virus surges 2021-04-30 16:38

    Army to set up five field hospitals nationwide

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Army will set up five field hospitals in the country to offer services to COVID-19 patients, IRIB reported on Thursday.

  • Iranian anti-corona spray unveiled 2021-04-30 15:51

    Iranian anti-corona spray unveiled

    TEHRAN – Iran unveiled a domestically-made spray on Thursday, which is used to convert ordinary masks into masks that can kill coronavirus.

  • Rainfall drops by 54% compared to last water year 2021-04-28 17:26

    Rainfall drops by 54% compared to last water year

    TEHRAN – Precipitation in Iran amounted to 127.8 millimeters from the beginning of the current water year (September 22, 2020) until April 24, which demonstrates a 54 percent decline compared to the same period last [Iranian calendar] year.

  • 50,000 houses to be constructed for the deprived 2021-04-28 17:24

    50,000 houses to be constructed for the deprived

    TEHRAN – The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build 50,000 houses for the underprivileged families residing in rural areas.

  • Persian Gulf National Day 2021-04-28 16:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Persian Gulf National Day: Let’s protect precious marine environment

    TEHRAN – The Persian Gulf is a valuable water body in terms of ecosystem and biodiversity, but has been affected severely due to different depleting factors. So, let’s mind its protection on April 30, Persian Gulf National Day.

  • Persian ground jay: Iran’s desert treasure 2021-04-27 17:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Persian ground jay: Iran’s desert treasure

    TEHRAN – Iran is one of the world’s richest in biodiversity, despite the diverse fauna and flora of the country, there are only two endemic species, one of which is the beautiful and rare Persian ground jay.

  • Iranian students win 27 medals in international Olympiads 2021-04-26 16:51

    Iranian students win 27 medals in international Olympiads

    TEHRAN – A total of 28 students participated in international Olympiads over the past year (March 2020-March 2021), who won 27 medals and one honorary diploma.

  • 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.

  • Iran-Cuba vaccine enters phase three clinical trials 2021-04-26 16:46

    Iran-Cuba vaccine enters phase three clinical trials

    TEHRAN – Iran started on Monday the third phase of the human trial of the Soberana-02 coronavirus vaccine, jointly developed with Cuba.

  • WHO considering malaria eradication certificate for Iran 2021-04-25 17:08

    WHO considering malaria eradication certificate for Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has not had any indigenous cases of malaria for three years in a row, so the World Health Organization is considering granting a certificate of malaria eradication to the country, Mohammad Mehdi Gooya, head of the health ministry's center for infectious diseases, has said.

  • Iran ready to help India curb pandemic: health minister 2021-04-25 16:58

    Iran ready to help India curb pandemic: health minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki, in a letter to his Indian counterpart, expressed readiness to provide technical assistance, expertise, and equipment to contain coronavirus as new cases surge in India.

  • Iran among pioneers in COVID-19 vaccine development 2021-04-25 16:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among pioneers in COVID-19 vaccine development

    TEHRAN – Iran is among the first countries which started developing a vaccine against coronavirus, and now four companies are endeavoring to release their products by September and inoculate the whole population.

  • COVID-19 vaccination system to be launched 2021-04-24 18:02

    COVID-19 vaccination system to be launched

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive system will be launched in the country for coronavirus vaccination of the whole population, Alireza Raeisi, spokesman for the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, announced on Saturday.

  • 500,000 foreign nationals leave Iran during pandemic 2021-04-24 18:00

    500,000 foreign nationals leave Iran during pandemic

    TEHRAN – Some 500,000 foreign nationals have so far left the country during the coronavirus pandemic, Mohsen Ebrahimi, deputy labor minister has said.

  • bird species 2021-04-24 17:32

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Kish Island hosting 30% of Iran’s bird species

    TEHRAN – Kish island, stretching to 91 square kilometers, is home to 30 percent of the whole bird species in the country.

  • Let’s reverse the destructive trend of planet 2021-04-23 16:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s reverse the destructive trend of planet

    TEHRAN – It is the duty of each and every one of us on Earth to be determined to reverse the destructive trend of this planet. Having a healthy planet is not a choice, it is a necessity.