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  • India-Pakistan 2018-09-13 02:30

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘U.S. focus in South Asia gradually shifting from Pakistan to India’

    TEHRAN - After the recent turn of events, regional alliances have changed and a paradigm shift has been witnessed in the foreign policy priorities of countries in South Asia. The U.S. has lost an important ally and is now wooing another regional bulwark for a potential ‘marriage of inconvenience’.

  • Muharram 2018/09/13

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Why Muharram commemorations haven’t lost their significance

    TEHRAN - Muharram, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a poignant chapter in history, orbiting around a grief-centric ritual. It is a profoundly illuminating philosophy that defines the relationship between truth and falsehood, between righteousness and impiousness, between dignity and ignominy.

  • Pakistan dam 2018-09-13 02:24

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    To tackle water scarcity, Pakistanis crowdsourcing a mammoth dam project

    TEHRAN - According to a recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan ranks among the top three countries with acute water scarcity. UN agencies like United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) have also sounded alarm bells that Pakistan, which has the world’s fourth-largest rate of water usage, might run entirely dry by 2025.

  • tax 2018-09-13 00:03

    Tax revenues exceed $8.5b in 4 months

    TEHRAN - The Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA) collected 360 trillion rials (about $8.57 billion) in tax during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22, 2018).

  • Petchem. Currency 2018-09-13 00:02

    Petchem companies inject $4b to secondary forex market

    TEHRAN- Since the beginning of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018), petrochemical companies have entered $4 billion of foreign currency to the country, general Secretory of Iran's Association of Petrochemical Industry Corporation (APIC) told IRIB on Wednesday.

  • Novak 2018-09-12 23:57

    Russia opposes U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil industry

    TEHRAN – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak voiced concern over the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Reuters reported.

  • Tehraners donate $400,000 to support underprivileged students 2018-09-12 23:54

    Tehraners donate $400,000 to support underprivileged students

    TEHRAN – Benefactors in Tehran have donated some 18 billion rials (nearly $400,000) for the financially struggling students through a charity event prior to the upcoming school year (starting September 23), head of the provincial Relief Foundation has said.

  • People are snow tubing on the hills in Ardebil, northwest Iran, in February 2017 (Photo by Mohammad Zare/ IRNA) 2018-09-12 23:50

    Will at last students have winter break or not?

    TEHRAN — While Iran tourism chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan announced on Sunday that students can enjoy a 5-day winter break this school year (starting on September 23) officials at the supreme council of education and members of the parliament have voiced their disagreements.

  • Detail shows a massive oil-on-canvas painting which was put on show at the Louvre-lens from March to July 2018. It depicts Qajar-era politicians, courtiers and military aids. 2018-09-12 23:42

    Tehran exhibit features artworks back from Louvre-Lens

    TEHRAN – On Wednesday, an exhibition of Qajar-era (1785-1925) objects, which France’s Louvre-Lens had borrowed earlier this year for a home show, opened its doors to the public at the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

  • دیدار تیم ملی والیبال ایران و پورتوریکو 2018-09-12 23:25

    Iran begin FIVB World Championship with remarkable win over Puerto Rico

    TEHRAN – Iran defeated Puerto Rico in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-18) at their opening match in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship on Wednesday.

  • Ambassador: Consulate attack won’t affect Iran-Iraq ‘strategic’ ties 2018-09-12 20:57

    Ambassador: Consulate attack won’t affect Iran-Iraq ‘strategic’ ties

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador in Baghdad Iraj Masjedi has said that the attack against Iran’s consulate in Iraq’s Basra will not affect the “strategic” and “friendly” relations between the two countries.

  • Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan 2018-09-12 20:56

    Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Wednesday called for closer defense cooperation with Pakistan, expressing the hope that during the rule of the new Pakistani prime minister Iran and Pakistan would be able to make up for the past shortcomings in ties, Mehr reported.

  • Sweden Iranian Film Festival 2018-09-12 19:31

    Swedish Iranian Film Festival unveils lineup 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Film Festival in the Swedish cities of Uppsala and Stockholm has announced its lineup.

  • A group performs a tazieh (Iranian passion play) about Imam Hussein (AS) in the northern Iranian town of Ziabar on November 20, 2016 2018-09-12 19:26

    Iranian Artists Forum hosts tazieh performances

    TEHRAN – A group from the Kahrobaye Tazieh Center is performing tazieh (Iranian passion play) in the courtyard of the Iranian Artists Forum.

  • A scene from Ali Hatami’s 1972 historical drama “Sattar Khan” 2018-09-12 19:23

    Ali Hatami’s movie on Sattar Khan restored  

    TEHRAN – “Sattar Khan”, Ali Hatami’s 1972 movie on Sattar Khan, one of the heroes of Iran’s Constitutional Revolution, has been restored.

  • Iranian voice actor Hossein Erfani in an undated photo 2018-09-12 19:21

    Iranian dubber Hossein Erfani dies at 76

    TEHRAN – Iranian dubber Hossein Erfani who lent his voice to many leading actors of the world cinema such as Humphrey Bogart, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone died of lung cancer at a Tehran hospital on Wednesday. He was 76.

  • rouhani 2018-09-12 17:12

    U.S. is in worst international situation, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN – Except for a few number of countries there is no country beside the U.S., President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said on Wednesday, noting that Washington is in its worst condition in the world.

  • Acute coronary syndromes most prevalent heart diseases in Iran: cardiologist 2018-09-12 15:56

    Acute coronary syndromes most prevalent heart diseases in Iran: cardiologist

    TEHRAN — Acute coronary syndromes are the most prevalent heart diseases in the country, cardiologist Maryam Mehr Pouya said, noting that having a healthy diet, being more physically active, and choosing a more healthy lifestyle would prevent the condition.

  • U.S. dollar 2018-09-12 14:26

    U.S. dollar just few short years away from losing global dominance, investor Jim Rogers tells RT

    The United States is the largest debtor nation in the world and “it’s getting worse and worse,” according to investment guru Jim Rogers, who talked to RT on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

  • سیامند رحمان 2018-09-12 14:18

    Siamand Rahman collects gold at Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting C'ships

    TEHRAN – Siamand Rahman from Iran claimed a gold medal at the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships on Wednesday.

  • Close co-op with Afghanistan necessary to fight terror: Araqchi 2018-09-12 10:04

    Close co-op with Afghanistan necessary to fight terror: Araqchi

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi on Tuesday underlined the necessity of close cooperation with Afghanistan in the war on terrorism, saying Tehran attaches great importance to the stability and security of its neighbors.

  • Iran- Iraq 2018-09-12 10:02

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Investigation on attacks on Iranian consulate general in Basra

    TEHRAN - Iraq is going through some tough days. The Iraqis have not yet succeeded in electing a speaker of parliament and his deputies as well as a new president and prime minister. In the midst of it all, what has drawn the world’s attention to Iraq is Basra’s incident and the unrest that claimed the life of seven people and left 50 people injured, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

  • Ghaderi 2018-09-12 09:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Europe's Hollow Threats

    Although there has recently been lots of controversies on issues such as developing an "independent payment system" Europe and a "pseudo-swift structure" to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, many analysts and experts in economic affairs believe that there's no real intention to actualize this idea among the EU authorities. In the meantime, there are deterrent factors that have hampered European independence from the United States, and it seems that these factors are now highlighted under the presidency of Donald Trump.

  • oil revenue 2018-09-12 00:50

    Iran’s 4-month oil revenue up over 60% yr/yr

    TEHRAN – Iran’s revenues from crude oil and oil products exports reached 419 trillion rials (about $9.98 billion) in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22, 2018) up 60.7 percent compared to its preceding year’s same period.

  • trading codes 2018-09-12 00:08

    New trading codes issuance up 45% since March

    TEHRAN- The number of trading codes issued in Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) has increased 45 percent since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21) compared to the same period of time in the previous year, TSE spokesman Hamid Rouhbakhsh told IRIB on Monday.

  • 14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities 2018-09-11 23:55

    14% of total waste in Iran produced in northern coastal cities: report

    TEHRAN – The amount of waste generated in the northern provinces of the country, neighboring the Caspian Sea, is snowballing at a rate of over 7,000 tons a day, holding accountable for 14 percent of the total daily 50,000 tons of waste production in the country.

  • Farmers harvest tomatoes in a countryside near Lake Urmia (Photo: Aletheia Casey) 2018-09-11 23:52

    Digital transformation meant to save Lake Urmia: ICT minister

    TEHRAN – Digital transformation in the field of irrigation can help save 35 percent of water resources in northwest of the country and lead to the preservation of Lake Urmia, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Monday, ILNA reported.

  • تیم ملی فوتبال ایران و ازبکستان - اشکان دژاگه 2018-09-11 23:30

    Iran edge past Uzbekistan in friendly

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly match on Tuesday as part of preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  • baqeri 2018-09-11 20:51

    Iran will not sit silent if enemies continue hatching plots, General Baqeri warns

    Military chief: Missile attack on terrorists shows accuracy and strategy

    TEHRAN - Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said on Tuesday that Iran’s armed forces will not sit silent if enemies continue hatching plots.

  • kharrazi 2018-09-11 20:50

    Tehran seeks ‘best relations’ with the world: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Monday that Tehran seeks best relations with the world and prioritizes neighbors in this respect.