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  • Students volunteer for charitable activities 2018-06-10 13:13

    Students volunteer for charitable activities

    Volunteer students working for a charity organization in Mashhad carry packages of food to deliver to people living in the poorer districts of the northeastern Iranian city on June 8, 2018.

  • Lake Urmia 2018-06-08 12:47

    Rainfalls to the rescue: Water flows into Lake Urmia

    Following the recent spring rainfalls water has flowed into Lake Urmia, the “the turquoise solitaire of Azarbaijan”.

  • Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei shakes hands with poet Hossein Karimi Maraghei during an iftar dinner at his home in Tehran on May 30, 2018. (  2018-06-02 12:28

    Leader asks literati to break new ground on justice and resistance

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has asked literati to break new ground in issues such as justice, resistance and the promotion of morals.

  •  Gohar-Tappeh prehistoric site 2018-05-30 11:44

    A peek into Gohar-Tappeh prehistoric site

    Photo depicts prehistoric human remains and potteries being on display at a local museum in Gohar-Tappeh archaeological site, May 27, 2018. Located five kilometers from Behshahr in northern Iran, Gohar-Tappeh is the largest and most important prehistoric site so far, relative to those previously discovered in the region.

  • Flight festival 2018-05-27 12:47

    Flight festival in Birjand

    At a flight festival on Friday morning, very light jets (VLJ) flew over Fodaj land in South Khorasan province. The aircraft, consisting of different models, took off from Birjand International Airport. VLJ are used mostly for sightseeing, photography, and other similar roles as well as personal use.

  • A music group from the northeastern Iranian region of Khorasan 2018-05-26 13:00

    Divine Month Festival celebrates Ramadan

    A music group from the northeastern Iranian region of Khorasan performs during the Divine Month Festival at Tehran’s Milad Tower on May 24, 2018.

  • Iftar 2018-05-23 12:44

    Everybody is invited: Communal Iftar meal in Tehran

    Concurrent with the holy, fasting month of Ramadan, communal Iftar meal is being served at Tehran’s Imam Hossein Square.

  • Mohammad Ali Afshani 2018-05-21 11:01

    Afshani sworn in as Tehran mayor

    Mohammad Ali Afshani was sworn in as Tehran mayor at the city council on Sunday.

  • Ramadan 2018-05-20 11:48

    Ramadan, the holy month of fasting begins

    Ramadan, a brief spell of abstinence, the holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims has begun in Islamic countries worldwide.

  •  Iran’s university theater festival 2018-05-19 14:13

    Winners celebrate closing day at Iran’s university theater festival

    Winners celebrate the closing day at the 21st International Iranian Festival of University Theater at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on May 16, 2018. The festival, which was held from May 6 to 15, honored actor Shahram Zargar and playwright Naghmeh Samini with awards for their lifetime achievements. (Tehran Times/Behnam Tofiqi)

  • مسابقات ماراتون قهرمانی کشوری در رشته رفتینگ 2018-05-16 19:03

    Rafting competition held in Chalus River

    National rafting competition was held in Chalus River in the Mazandaran province on Tuesday.

  • Inter-parliamentary union of Islamic countries 2018-05-14 19:56

    Larijani: Trump unable to see long-term effects of his actions

    TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday addressed an extraordinary session of the inter-parliamentary union of Islamic countries to discuss the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, warning of the consequences of the “naive” move.

  • horse-racing 2018-05-13 12:27

    Spring horse-racing competition held in Gonbad-e Kavus

    11th week of the horse-riding competition was held in Gonbad-e Kavus, in Iran's northeastern province of Golestan.

  • paddy fields 2018-05-09 12:07

    Rice farming begins at northern paddy fields

    Farmers have started planting rice seedlings at paddy fields in the northern province of Gilan.

  • Western literature 2018-05-06 11:00

    Bestsellers of Western literature on display at TIBF

    A young man is seen behind Persian copies of several Western literature bestsellers such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”, Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie”, George Orwell’s “1984” and J.T. Ellison’s “Lie to Me” at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on May 5, 2018. Promoting the motto “No, to Not Reading Books”, the book fair will run until May 12. (IRNA/Amin Jalali)

  •  Persian Gulf Day 2018-05-02 13:25

    Awards given at Persian Gulf Day

    Top contributors to the preservation and promotion of the name of Persian Gulf were awarded in a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

  • دیدار تیم های پرسپولیس تهران و سپید رود رشت 2018-04-28 19:29

    Persepolis honor late captain’s son

    Hani Norouzi, the son of late Persepolis captain Hadi Norouzi, attended the Iran Professional League celebration.

  • playing golf 2018-04-25 11:39

    Iranian women playing golf

    The return leg of Iran Women’s Golf League featured five teams from Tehran, Ardabil, Khuzestan, Qom and Lorestan provinces.

  •  Farhad Aslani 2018-04-23 11:31

    Actor Farhad Aslani attends Fajr intl. filmfest

    Iranian actor Farhad Aslani (C) poses with fans for a selfie during the 36th Fajr International Festival at Tehran Charsu Cineplex on April 21, 2018. The festival will come to end by honoring winners on April 26. (Tehran Times/Asghar Khamseh)

  • Fajr International Film Festival 2018-04-21 10:15

    Iran celebrates 120 years of national film history

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrated its 120 years of national cinema history at Tehran’s Felestin Cinema on Thursday during the opening ceremony of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival.

  • Toyserkan 2018-04-18 12:52

    Farmlands in Toyserkan

    The photo depicts a farmland in the western province of Hameden. The farmland, belonging to the village of Faryazan, attracts lovers of nature and local tourists in springtime.

  • Eid al-Mabath 2018-04-15 14:31

    Muslims celebrate Eid al-Mabath in Mashhad

    Thousands of Muslims came together in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on the eve of the Eid al-Mabath on April 13, 2018 to celebrate the anniversary of the appointment of Hazrat Muhammad (S) to prophethood. (IRNA/Mohsen Bakhshandeh)

  • Sayad Shirazi 2018-04-11 12:47

    Sayad Shirazi’s memory is marked

    TEHRAN – On Tuesday Iran marked the martyrdom anniversary of Ali Sayad Shirazi, a former high-ranking military commander.

  • Tulips Festival in Karaj 2018-04-10 16:28

    Tulips Festival in Karaj

    The sixth edition of Tulips Festival is ongoing at the Chamran Park located in Karaj, Alborz province, west of Tehran.

  • Southern Iranian sailors celebrate end of voyage with Razif ritual 2018-04-08 21:18

    Sailors celebrate end of voyage with Razif ritual

    Iranian sailors perform Razif ritual, a time-honored musical folk dance, while boarding a wooden launch off the coasts of Bandar-e Kong in the Persian Gulf, April 7, 2018.

  •  Bachukheh wrestling competition 2018-04-06 13:09

    Bachukheh competition held in Esfarayen

    The Bachukheh wrestling competition held in Esfarayen in Iran's North Khorasan province on Tuesday.

  •  Palestine 2018-04-04 13:56

    Israeli forces kill, injure Palestinian demonstrators in ‘March of Return’

    The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the Israeli forces had opened fire at protesters in different Gaza cities, among them Jabalia, Rafah, Khan Yunis and Beit Hanoun.

  • Over 11 million Iranians visit Mazandaran during Noruz 2018-04-03 20:49

    Over 11 million Iranians visit Mazandaran during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Over 11 million domestic holidaymakers visited Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, from March 18 to 30.

  • Tehran Times celebrates New Year 2018-03-19 13:54

    Tehran Times celebrates New Year

    Staff and management at the Tehran Times held a celebration on March 17, four days before Noruz holidays.

  • IWF reinforces commitment to developing women’s weightlifting 2018-03-10 12:06

    IWF reinforces commitment to developing women’s weightlifting

    The IWF reiterated its commitment to developing women’s weightlifting around the world and ensuring equal opportunities for men and women to take part in the sport.