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  • dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy 2020-04-07 18:48

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Health Day: dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy

    TEHRAN – This time, medical professionals have gone far to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus, so the least we can do is supporting them and paying tribute to those putting themselves at risk battling against a dangerous enemy which is not even visible.

  • Asiatic cheetahs’ return to birthplace 2020-04-07 17:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Asiatic cheetahs’ return to birthplace: semi-captive living or reaching end of life?

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is transferring three Asiatic cheetahs kept in Tehran’s Pardisan Park to Semnan province where they have been born to live the rest of their life in semi-captive conditions because they are no longer able to reproduce.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo in front of the UNESCO-registered Tchogha Zanbil, a ruined Elamiate-era ziggurat in southwest Iran. 2020-04-06 23:45

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Susa, a top destination for history buffs

    Apart from what our goals for traveling could be, it lets us experience diverse wonders, cultures, history, foods and beauties from around the world. There’s history everywhere, but history buffs doe love specific destinations.

  • COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds 2020-04-05 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 crisis: washing hands for 20 seconds, not wasting water for 20 seconds

    TEHRAN – These days, it is strictly recommended to wash our hands for 20 seconds as a great step to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but unfortunately many leave the tap running at the same time. This issue poses the greatest threat to the environment.

  • Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus 2020-04-03 22:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nature Day manifests national empathy against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Nature Day was another manifestation of empathy of the Iranian nation in fight against the coronavirus, as people stayed home, despite their thousand-year-old tradition.

  •  File photo shows an Iranian boy buying a flower vase, ahead of the Iranian New Year, Noruz. 2020-04-03 22:09

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Age-old Noruz traditions altered by coronavirus in Iran

    Iranians experienced totally-changed traditions during this Noruz (the two-week New Year holidays started March 20) in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the tourism and hospitality industries worldwide.

  • us 2020-04-01 03:31

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. multiple goals for possible military action in Iraq

    TEHRAN– The spread of the coronavirus and its devastating impact on the US economy and US efforts to reduce Iran's regional influence are possible motives behind US potential military action in Iraq.

  • Syria War 2020-03-21 12:58

    By Durdana Najam

    Ten years on Syria is still deep in wars

    Having barely risen from the menacing impact of Bashar al Assad’s poor economic policies during the drought from 2007 to 2010, that brought more poverty, unemployment and social distress, a spiral of conflict, in 201, took Syria from one warring episode to another. Ten years on, with most of the country in the rubble, there was little respite even in the news in 2018 that the US would reduce its footprints in Syria.

  • Corona Iran 2020-03-18 15:39

    By M.A. Saki

    Norouz can serve as 14-day quarantine time to contain coronavirus

    Norouz holidays in Iran begins on March 20. Holidays last for two weeks, exactly equal to the time that a person is quarantined to determine whether he is healthy or not. It is an opportunity to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • Distance Learning 2020-03-17 10:33

    By Bagher Nassir

    Coronavirus and Iran's experience on distance learning

    TEHRAN- This is the second time Iranian students experience distance learning in the aftermath of a nationwide crisis. Iranian schools across the country are now remained closed as a measure to control Coronavirus. 

  •  Firefighters prepare their fogging machines to disinfect a street against the new coronavirus as people watch, in western Tehran, March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) 2020-03-15 19:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    New year travels plunge amid virus outbreak

    For many Iranians, the new year’s eve conjures up memories of holidays and traveling along dreamy beaches, silky warm seas, lush sceneries, and endless sunshine.

  • Empty Stadium 2020-03-15 19:32

    By Masoud Hossein

    Football to be missed by fans

    TEHRAN – Football leagues are being cancelled one after another due to Covid-19 outbreak and it’s not easy to believe for a football fan who enthusiastically waits for weekend to watch his favorite team’s match. It’s chaotic.

  • Khorasaniyat 2020-03-15 11:09

    By Bahman Vakhshour

    “Khorasaniyat”, new year gift from two legends

    TEHRAN - Khorasaniyat is a recently released work by two Iranian music legends, singer Mohammadreza Shajarian and the late composer Parviz Meshkatian.

  • OPEC 2020-03-10 15:06

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Saudis’ price war or a Russian plot against U.S. shale?!

    TEHRAN – Since early Monday, the announcement of a “price war” between Saudi Arabia and Russia, two biggest OPEC+ allies, hit the headlines of almost all of the world’s news agencies and outlets and released a wave of panic across the markets all around the world.

  • Relatives mourn Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in rioting in Delhi. (Photo: Manish Swarup/AP) 2020-03-09 14:34

    By Salman Parviz

    Reactions on India sectarian riots

    Leader issues statement urging India to stop attacks on Muslims

    TEHRAN_ The leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged India on Thursday to “confront extremist Hindus” and “stop the massacre of Muslims”, adding to international fallout over deadly anti-Muslim violence in New Delhi.

  • Single discarded latex glove on the street, used by people preventing coronavirus infection 2020-03-04 21:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari 

    Post-coronavirus crisis looming for the environment 

    TEHRAN – The rapid outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, among countries around the world is not only a huge challenge for the public health, but the environment will also bear its dire consequences.

  • U.S. 2020-03-04 12:23

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Which one is the ultimate winner in the U.S.: The coronavirus or armed violence?

    TEHRAN - With only 4 percent of the world’s population, the U.S. has recorded 35% of deaths due to firearms.

  • fake news about the coronavirus 2020-03-03 11:26

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Public attempt to control fake news about the coronavirus

    TEHRAN - One of the constituent elements of a modern state is sovereignty, means exercising the will and desire of another element, which is state sovereignty.

  • Donald Trump and Narendra Modi in India on Monday. India has signed agreements with the US to enhance military co-operation and intelligence sharing. (Photo: AP) 2020-02-29 11:01

    By Salman Parviz

    Trump’s India visit to counter China

    Oil and weapons deal amid sectarian riots

    U.S. President Donald J. Trump trip to India on February 24 for a two-day visit, came amid protests in New Delhi against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act which left 38 dead and many more wounded.

  • Libya 2020-02-29 09:01

    By Salman Parviz

    UN urge warring Libyan factions to negotiate

    Libya’s oil blockade loss surpasses $2b

    The UN’s Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country’s warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

  • Coronavirus 2020-02-28 16:33

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    How did the coronavirus disrupt the balance of oil market?

    TEHRAN - Crude oil prices remained low as the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 that emerged in China continues to spread worldwide while keeping pressure on global oil demand.

  • FATF 2020-02-26 11:28

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    The FATF blacklist and its reverse impact on stock market

    TEHRAN - It may seem a little too soon, but I believe the world is on the threshold of facing a new kingdom, an economic one. Here is the story of The Kingdom.

  • oil revenues 2020-02-25 14:32

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Why Majlis rejected the budget bill?

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Monday rejected general outlines of the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1399, which starts on March 20, stating that the bill is not compatible with the country’s current economic conditions.

  • Guardian گاردین 2020-02-24 18:42

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    The Guardian should not silence my voice on Iran, says Guardian journalist

    TEHRAN — Saeed Kamali Dehghan, a Guardian journalist who used to cover Iran, has leveled strong criticism against the Guardian, saying the top British newspaper “should not silence my voice on Iran.”

  • auto industry 2020-02-22 17:12

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Knowledge-based companies to help car industry nullify sanctions

    While Iran is considering knowledge-based economy a strong tool to compensate for the losses caused by the sanctions, the country is seriously supporting knowledge-based companies and startups, also cementing relationship between domestic universities and industry sector.

  • parliamentary elections 2020-02-22 10:00

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Another victory by the Iranian nation: Political authority and spirit

    TEHRAN - The massive turnout of the people in the polls to elect the representatives for the 11th parliament holds many messages for those who find the power and progress of Islamic Iran distasteful.

  • Samsung 2020-02-18 15:44

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    S. Korean companies leave Iran: Such a pity! But for them

    TEHRAN – South Korea’s LG Electronics and Samsung have ended their presence in the Iranian market over the past few months, abiding by the U.S. pressures for cutting ties with one of their biggest markets.

  • تیم ملی فوتبال ایران و عراق 2020-02-18 10:14

    By Farrokh Hessabi

    It’s time for a unity ticket to support Team Melli

    TEHRAN- After days of openly pursuing replacements, Dragan Skocic was finally appointed as the head coach of Iran football national team and it’s time for a unity ticket to support Team Melli.

  • Halal Market 2020-02-17 16:33

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Iran should go big on Halal industry

    Halal food has become a lucrative business in the global economy over the recent years and as announced by the World Halal Council (WHC) this industry is globally worth over $2.5 trillion.

  • Sudanese General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of the country’s Sovereign Council, reportedly met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda on 3 February 2020. (Photo: AFP) 2020-02-16 17:24

    By Salman Parviz

    “Deal of the Century” and Sudan-Israel normalization

    Objective: Formation of anti-Iran Arab coalition

    The so-called “Deal of the Century” was announced on January 29. It was rejected by most of the Muslim world. Just a few days after the Arab League’s rejection of the initiative, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Entebbe, Uganda, to begin talks for normalization of bilateral ties.