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  • Iranian and Chinese nationals pose for a photo in the UNESCO-registered Imam Square of Isfahan, central Iran. The picture depicts Safavid-era Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in the background 2018-08-06 17:48

    Isfahan sets sights on more Chinese tourists

    TEHRAN – Isfahan province’s tourism department has recently formed a task force to look for ways to encourage and attract more travelers from China.

  • IRCS dispatches volunteer health practitioners to Sistan-Baluchestan 2018-08-06 09:44

    IRCS dispatches volunteer health practitioners to Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched 19 groups of volunteer health care providers to the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on August 5, head of the Red Crescent volunteer organization has said.

  • Following the magnitude 5.2 earthquake which jolted Tehran on December 20 many spend the night outside their houses for fear of a more powerful earthquake. (Photo by Majid Asgaripour/Tehran Times) 2018-08-06 09:29

    Official warns of low levels of disaster preparedness in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Ismail Najjar, head of National Disaster Management Organization, has warned of low levels of disaster preparedness in Tehran, YJC reported on Sunday.

  • ‘Homegrown hepatitis B vaccine reduces prevalence to 1.5%’ 2018-08-06 09:28

    ‘Homegrown hepatitis B vaccine reduces prevalence to 1.5%’

    TEHRAN — Domestic production of Hepatitis B vaccine in Iran has decreased the virus prevalence in the country to 1.5 percent, head of Pasteur Institute of Iran Alireza Beiglari has said.

  • Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province 2018-08-05 08:42

    Plan approved to fight SDSs in Tehran province

    TEHRAN — A plan to tackle sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting Tehran province has been approved, said the provincial department of environment’s (DOE) deputy director for technical affairs.

  • Harm reduction prevents spread of HIV, says official 2018-08-05 08:39

    Harm reduction prevents spread of HIV, says official

    TEHRAN — Harm reduction prevents spread of HIV and will help guarantee a great deal of drug users’ health, head of harm reduction office of Iran’s Welfare Organization has said, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iron Age remains unearthed in northwest Iran  2018-08-05 08:38

    Iron Age remains unearthed in northwest Iran 

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have recently unearthed vestiges of architectural elements, potteries and stone tools, which are estimated to date from the Iron Age, IRNA reported.

  • Raging fire burns 23,000 ha of Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-08-04 15:50

    Raging fire burns 23,000 ha of Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN — The raging wildfire which started in early July at Hour al-Azim wetland, southwestern Iran, has so far burnt around 23,000 hectares of the wetland, Ahmadreza Lahijanzadeh, chief of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • 323 Iranian children compete in abacus, mental arithmetic contest 2018-08-04 08:59

    323 Iranian children compete in abacus, mental arithmetic contest

    TEHRAN – The 6th national abacus and mental arithmetic contest for children was held in Tehran on Thursday, Mehr reported.

  • sourena sattari 2018-08-04 08:56

    Iran to promote entrepreneurship ecosystem to turn ideas into wealth: VP

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to create an entrepreneurship ecosystem, in which ideas will be turned into wealth, Iran’s vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari said on Thursday, ISNA reported.

  • 2018 FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2018-08-04 08:55

    Iranian robotics teams to attend 2018 FIRA RoboWorld Cup

    TEHRAN – A total of 35 Iranian robotics teams will participate in the 2018 FIRA RoboWorld Cup, which will be held from August 6 to 11 in Taichung, Taiwan.

  •  Ancient mosque unearthed in southwest Iran 2018-08-02 10:30

     Ancient mosque unearthed in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists have recently unearthed parts of an ancient mosque in Arjan, a historical region in the southwestern Khuzestan province.

  • Most advanced autism center to open in Tehran 2018-08-02 10:29

    ‘Most advanced autism center to open in Tehran’

    TEHRAN – The most advanced center providing autistic children with proper services will be set up in Tehran, head of Arman Shayan rehabilitation center has said.

  • An interior view of the Iranian parliament 2018-08-01 18:41

    Iranian parliament votes for tourism ministry

    TEHRAN - Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to the establishment of cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism ministry in a bid to support tourism industry.

  • A view of Lake Urmia / Photo by Hossein Mahmoudi, Lake Urmia restoration program website 2018-08-01 18:41

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No water transfer to Lake Urmia: DOE chief

    TEHRAN — Talking about Lake Urmia, a body of water shared between East and West Azarbaijan provinces in northwestern Iran, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) put emphasis on the fact that no water transfer scheme is underway for restoration of the lake.

  • Iranian students win medals at IPhO, IChO 2018 2018-08-01 09:27

    Iranian students shine at IPhO, IChO 2018

    TEHRAN — Iranian students won 5 medals at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2018) and 4 medals at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2018), IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Iran’s university entrance exam announces top scorers 2018-08-01 09:26

    Iran’s university entrance exam announces top scorers

    TEHRAN - Top scorers in Konkur (the university entrance exam in Iran) were announced on Tuesday in three main groups of mathematical sciences, experimental sciences, and human sciences along with two other groups of art and foreign languages, YJC reported. 

  • Visitors attend 24th Iran International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018) which was held from July 26-31 2018-08-01 09:18

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ELECOMP: A great feast for Iranian startups

    Far away from Silicon Valley, in the northern part of Tehran, young entrepreneurs gathered to introduce their innovative ideas at the 24th Iran International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018) which was held from July 26-31.

  • internet 2018-07-31 11:22

    23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran are women

    TEHRAN – Women make up 48 percent of internet users, 45 percent of cellphone users, and 23 percent of mobile app developers in Iran, Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said here on Sunday.

  • MOU 2018-07-31 11:16

    Iran, Indonesia sign MOU on women’s empowerment

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Presidential Department for Women and Family Affairs and the Indonesian Ministry of Women signed a memorandum of understanding on empowering women here on Monday.

  • “Mithra killing the Bull”, one of the loaned objects at Tehran’s Louvre show, which ended on March 5 at the National Museum of Iran. 2018-07-31 10:54

    Louvre show wraps up months of boom in Tehran museum visits

    TEHRAN - A momentous Louvre show came to an end at the National Museum of Iran on Monday.

  • From right to left MP Parvaneh Mafi, ICT minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, MPs Kazem Jalali and Ramazan Ali Sobhanifar poses for a photo after introducing personal data protection bill at ELECOMP 2018-07-30 10:17

    Personal data protection bill submitted to cabinet

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Information and Communication Technology Ministry submitted the personal data protection bill to cabinet on Sunday.

  • افتتاحیه نمایشگاه الکامپ 2018-07-30 09:38

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ELECOMP brightens up Iranian market

    Startups brighten up halls of the Tehran Permanent International Fairground with their colorful innovative decors, introducing their activity at the 24th International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018).

  • Iran exports medical equipment to 55 countries worldwide 2018-07-29 21:05

    Iran exports medical equipment to 55 countries worldwide

    TEHRAN – Some 105 medical equipment produced by 23 Iranian companies are exported to 55 countries across the world, Reza Masaeli, an advisor to the health minister said on Sunday.

  • Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi 2018-07-29 09:36

    By Setareh Behroozi

    No closed door can stop Iranian young generation: ICT minister

    The international sanctions as well as nonprofessional internet filtering in Iran as great impediments startups deal with in the country, Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi the 24th Iran International Exhibition of Electronics, Computer & E-commerce (ELECOMP 2018) on Saturday morning.

  • Law on children’s right: Preventing child abuse or merely imposing punishment 2018-07-29 09:26

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Law on children’s right: Preventing child abuse or merely imposing punishment

    The law on children’s right is very near to be approved by the Majlis [Iranian parliament] and now some burning questions will arise: will it really help prevent child maltreatment, will it help in timely recognition of abuse or it solely crackdowns on criminals and administer punishment?

  • Iranian ranger lost his life in pursuit of pochers 2018-07-29 09:09

    Iranian ranger lost his life in pursuit of poachers

    TEHRAN – Iranian ranger, Mehdi Ahmadi Nik, while killed tracking poachers on Friday in Oal’eh Ganj county, in Kerman province, an official with the Department of Environmental (DOE) has said.

  • Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high 2018-07-29 08:59

    Temperature rises across Iran, Ahvaz hits record high

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced an average 1.3 degrees on the Celsius scale temperature rise during the past 10 months (September 23, 2017 to July 22, 2018) compared to the long-term mean with Ahvaz setting the record for the country’s hottest city, the director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • A visitor sits inside the 19th-century Nasir al-Molk Mosque, a tourist destination in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2018-07-29 08:41

    Iran’s 3-month tourist arrivals up 30.6% y/y

    TEHRAN - Tourist arrivals in Iran surged 30.66 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started in March 21) from a year earlier, led by visitors mainly from four neighboring countries, a tourism official has said.

  • SMART IRRIGATION 2018-07-28 08:50

    ICT Ministry to help promote smart irrigation to overcome water shortage

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology plan to support smart irrigation in a bid to help deal with water shortage in the country, ILNA reported.