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  • Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs 2018-08-19 21:46

    Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The environment and sustainable development research center and Royan Institute will jointly launch feasibility study for the possibility of artificial insemination as an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs, Jalil Badam-Firouz, head of the research center, said on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • محمد جواد آذری جهرمی 2018-08-19 15:40

    Efficiency possible through information technology: minister

    TEHRAN – Efficiency, the only solution to benefit from limited resources worldwide, is possible through information technology, communication and information technology minister said, the ministry’s website announced.

  • Historical site found in southern Tehran 2018-08-18 21:59

    Historical site found in southern Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran province’s cultural heritage director on Saturday said that traces of a historical site have been revealed near a southern sector of Imam Ali Highway that leads to the city of Rey.

  • 3000-year-old seeds unearthed in northwest Iran 2018-08-18 21:56

    3000-year-old seeds unearthed in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently found some wheat and weed seeds which are estimated to date from some 3,000 years ago.

  • People visit the ruins of Arg-e Rayen, an ancient adobe citadel in Kerman province, southeast Iran. 2018-08-18 17:53

    Education Ministry gives initial approval for winter break

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Education has given initial approval to bids from tourism authorities to put winter holidays on the school calendar, ILNA reported.

  • Iran, Netherlands sign MOU on food safety 2018-08-18 15:52

    Iran, Netherlands sign MOU on food safety

    TEHRAN — Iran and the Netherlands inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation within the framework of a food safety program, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

  • Unprecedented SDSs hit southeast Iran 19 times 2018-08-17 17:06

    Unprecedented SDSs hit southeast Iran 19 times

    TEHRAN — Strong sand and dust storms (SDSs) with as fast as 100 kilometers per hour speed have stricken the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan for 19 times since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), and official with the province’s meteorological organization has said.

  • Hamed Ahmadlu (R) and Vahid Rastinasab pose for a photo holding their prize at the International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest 2018 in Heilongjiang, China 2018-08-17 17:06

    Iranian students win second prize at China spacecraft contest

    TEHRAN -- The Iranian china-based students Vahid Rastinasab and Hamed Ahmadlu shared the second prize at the International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest 2018, which was held from August 10 to 14 at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang, China.

  • An Iranian startup set out to provide a system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for its bike sharing service in Tehran 2018-08-17 17:04

    Tehrani citizens to enjoy riding IoT-based bikes

    TEHRAN -- An Iranian startup set out to provide a system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for its bike sharing service in Tehran in coming months.

  • A view of Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, western Iran 2018-08-17 12:05

     Mo’aven al-Molk, a ‘must-see’ for travelers to Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to the Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, have highly recommended it as a ‘must-see’ destination for other travelers to western Iran.

  • People visit the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran 2018-08-15 17:07

    Iran’s 4-month tourist arrivals up 38% y/y

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran surged 38 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, tourism chief has said.

  • A scheme providing dental health services to sixth-grade students will be implemented 2018-08-15 17:05

    Scheme providing free dental services to be implemented in schools

    TEHRAN – A scheme providing dental health services to sixth-grade students will be implemented by the upcoming school year (starting on September 23) nationwide, deputy health minister has said.

  • The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road 2018-08-15 17:02

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash lost life

    TEHRAN — The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has lost life despite the efforts of the veterinary team at the Department of Environment, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Tehran to host traditional medicine, medicinal herbs festival 2018-08-15 08:46

    Tehran to host traditional medicine, medicinal herbs festival

    TEHRAN – The fourth festival of medicinal herbs, natural products and traditional medicine aiming to showcase Iran’s potential in the field of medicinal herbs will be hold on November 12-15 in Tehran, secretary of headquarters for developing medicinal herbs and traditional medicine science and technology headquarters has said.

  • stem cell technology 2018-08-15 08:45

    Iran’s stem cell council bidding for investment

    TEHRAN – The Council for Stem Cell Sciences and Technologies plans to attract investors for research projects, the council’s secretary Amirali Hamidieh announced on Tuesday, Mehr reported.

  • azari jahromi 2018-08-15 08:42

    Iran to promote export of nano-tech products

    TEHRAN – The Communication and Information Technology Ministry plans to promote export of nanotechnology products.

  • An undated photo above shows a circle of foreign and domestic travelers visiting the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran. 2018-08-14 13:41

    Tourism projects worth $10b underway in Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 1,884 tourism projects valued at 430 trillion rials (nearly $10.2 billion) are underway in Iran, tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Sunday.

  • On the occasion of marriage of Hazrat Fatima al-Zahra (SA) and Imam Ali (AS) 2018-08-14 11:30

    On the occasion of marriage of Hazrat Fatima al-Zahra (SA) and Imam Ali (AS)

    Many of us have probably placed ourselves and even others in difficult conditions and unnecessary expenses only to pass through the regular routines of life. Interestingly enough if we think clearly, many of these hardships we put ourselves through are rootless, and derive only from an unnecessary norm and culture that have found its way into society affecting our lives either willingly or unwillingly.

  • sports 2018-08-13 17:39

    Iran revives intl. federation of Muslim women’s sports

    TEHRAN – After eight years of halt, the International federation of Muslim women’s sports restarted its work here on Saturday.

  • industry ministry 2018-08-13 17:38

    Industry ministry forms unit to address entrepreneur women’s problems

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Industry, Mining, and Trade has formed a special unit with the aim of dealing with entrepreneur women’s problems.

  • 19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension 2018-08-13 09:28

    19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension

    TEHRAN — Some 19 percent of Iranians aged 15-64 suffer high blood pressure (hypertension), while out of five individuals in Iran, one is diagnosed with the disease, an official with the Ministry of Health has said.

  • DOE asks govt. body to help restore Anzali wetland 2018-08-13 09:23

    DOE asks govt. body to help restore Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN — The chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Issa Kalantari has put in a request to the head of the Budget and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht to financially support a scheme proposed by researchers to revive the endangered Anzali wetland.

  • military service 2018-08-13 09:22

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Talented conscripts can do military service at knowledge-based companies

    TEHRAN -- The educated and talented conscripts can serve their two years of compulsory military service at knowledge-based companies, the chief conscription officer at the armed forces Mousa Kamali announced in a press conference on Sunday.

  • Fresco paintings and interior architecture of Isfahan’s Chehel Sotoun pavilion never fail to amaze its international visitors. 2018-08-12 09:11

    Foreigners astonished by Iran’s failure to introduce tourist attractions

    TEHRAN – International travelers visiting Iran are confounded why Iran is appearing so weak in introducing its historical and natural attractions, the director of Iran’s center of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-Iran) has said.

  • IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies 2018-08-11 17:45

    IRCS domestically produces dialysis equipment, supplies

    TEHRAN — Helal Iran Medical Devices Company affiliated to the Iranian Red Crescent Society has succeeded in producing homegrown equipment and supplies for dialysis patients, Farzad Salaraddini, Helal Iran Medical Devices Company CEO said on Friday.

  • $65m allotted to address social vulnerability among students 2018-08-11 17:45

    $65m allotted to address social vulnerability among students

    TEHRAN — The social affairs organization, affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, has allotted some 270 billion rials (nearly $65 million) to address social vulnerabilities among students, the organization’s director has said.

  • Wildfire contained in Miankaleh peninsula 2018-08-11 17:38

    Wildfire contained in Miankaleh peninsula

    TEHRAN — Wildfire which erupted on Friday night in Miankaleh peninsula, northern province of Mazandaran, was contained on Saturday morning, the province’s chief of department of environment said.

  • Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves 2018-08-11 17:30

    Iran’s Kopet Dag added to UNESCO's world network of biosphere reserves

    TEHRAN — Kopet Dag in Shirvan county, northeastern North Khorasan province, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves, North Khorasan provincial chief of department of environment has said.

  • سورنا ستاری 2018-08-11 09:27

    By Setareh Behroozi

    National Foundation for the Talented supports return of expat experts: VP

    TEHRAN – Iran’s National Foundation for the Talented supports the return of Iranian expat experts to their homeland, the foundation’s president and the vice president for science and technology said in an interview with the Tehran Times on August 5.