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  • Detail shows the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble. 2018-09-24 23:13

    Ardebil travel potentials to be showcased at Van exhibit

    TEHRAN – A collection of historical objects, handicrafts as well as tourism potentials related to the northwestern Ardebil province will go on show at the Van Tourism and Travel Fair running in the Turkish city from September 28 to 30, CHTN reported.

  • MEEF 2018-09-24 17:53

    Iranian universities to hold Middle East-Europe Forum

    TEHRAN – Five Iranian universities will hold the Middle East-Europe Forum (MEEF) from October 19 to 21 on Kish Island’s International Convention Center.

  • egovernment 2018-09-24 17:52

    ‘Iran provides infrastructures for e-government’

    TEHRAN – Iran already enjoys infrastructure for electronic government, Information Technology Organization of Iran (ITO) Secretary General Mehdi Faqihi told the ILNA on Friday.

  • ‘O negative club’ launched in Iran 2018-09-23 22:35

    ‘O negative club’ launched in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO) has set up “O negative club” joining by O negative blood donors, in cooperation with the Emergency Medical Services, an official with IBTO has said.

  • ‘Each Iranian generates 8kg of e-waste annually’ 2018-09-23 22:34

    ‘Each Iranian generates 8kg of e-waste annually’

    TEHRAN – Some 8 kilogram of electronic waste per person is produced annually in Iran, which causes serious health problems in case of being left untreated, a knowledge based company director has said.

  • Iran's literacy rate up to 97% 2018-09-23 22:31

    Iran's literacy rate up to 97%

    TEHRAN — The rate of literacy among Iranians between 10-49 years has reached 96 percent and also the population aged 10-29 years is reported to have a literacy rate of over 97 percent, Education Minister Mohammad Bat’haei has said.

  • Car use increases by 40% in h2 in Tehran: deputy mayor 2018-09-23 18:04

    Car use increases by 40% in h2 in Tehran: deputy mayor

    TEHRAN — Car use surges in the second half of the year by 40 percent in the capital, Mohsen Pourseyyed Aqaei, deputy mayor of Tehran for traffic and transport affairs, has said.

  • In a symbolic gesture President Rouhani rang the bell at a girls’ high school in Tehran 2018-09-23 18:03

    Progress, resistance achieved via schools: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday underlined the importance of schools for the Iranian society, saying Iran’s progress and resistance was achieved through the schools.

  • Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year  2018-09-23 00:16

    Blossoms festival: First graders celebrate school year

    TEHRAN – “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year.

  • Free fruit plan aiming to encourage children to healthy diet 2018-09-23 00:13

    Free fruit plan aiming to encourage children to healthy diet

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has implemented a scheme offering free fruits to children in some certain markets across the city in a bid to encourage children to healthy diet and improve their nutrition, head of fruits and vegetables organization of the Municipality has said.

  • Bill on mandating use of car seats for children brought before Majlis 2018-09-23 00:10

    Bill on mandating use of car seats for children brought before Majlis

    TEHRAN —While the cabinet of ministers gave approval to a bill on mandating the use of car seats for children under 10 proposed by the traffic police, it is now brought before the Majlis [the Iranian Parliament] for the final approval.

  • Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest 2018-09-23 00:07

    Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN — Iran is seeking to inscribe Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), in northern parts of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Golestan Palace Museum 2018-09-23 00:05

    Museums to open doors for free on World Tourism Day

    TEHRAN — All museums across Iran will offer free entry on September 27, concurrent with World Tourism Day, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Leopard cub seized from smugglers  2018-09-22 09:32

    Leopard cub seized from smugglers 

    TEHRAN — A three-month old leopard cub was seized from the smugglers on Wednesday and transferred to Pardisan Park rehabilitation center, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • عزاداری روز عاشورا در هشتبندی 2018-09-21 23:14

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Imam Hussein’s (AS) message for the human beings throughout history

    TEHRAN — The days that have passed were the anniversary of the bitter events of the Battle of Karbala on the day of Ashura (tenth of Muharram) in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD).

  • Like it or not, Daylight Saving Time ends, clocks move back 2018-09-21 18:14

    Like it or not, Daylight Saving Time ends, clocks move back

    TEHRAN — With autumn setting in gradually Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends and clocks should move back one hour, whether you like it or not.

  • Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy 2018-09-18 10:16

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Muharram, rejoining families, promoting intimacy

    Once I grew old enough to figure out the main reasons behind the mourning rituals of Muharram I became genuinely fond of it, as it is not just a month grieve, but a time to heighten the strong sense of intimacy.

  • “Laleh Abbasi” candlesticks are amongst best-seller handicrafts produced in Tehran province. 2018-09-17 21:40

    Glassware makes one-fourth of Tehran handicraft exports

    TEHRAN – Glassware accounts for almost one-fourth of handicrafts exports from Tehran province, a local tourism official has said.

  • obesity 2018-09-17 21:38

    Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

    TEHRAN – The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.

  • An interior view of the 16th-century Zeinodin caravanserai in Yazd province 2018-09-17 21:34

    Zeinodin caravanserai, a destination for avid time travelers!

    For an avid visitor to a centuries-old caravanserai, it’s not tough to imagine (or even hear!) the hustle and bustle of merchants bargaining on prices, describing their long lived journey to one another as their camels chew on hay in the corner.

  • A view from Telecom Innovation 2017 2018-09-17 11:50

    Tehran to host Telecom Innovation 2018

    TEHRAN -- The 19th International Exhibition of Telecommunications, Information Technology, known as Telecom Innovation 2018, will be held from October 3 to 6 at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

  • Welfare Organization to cover costs of genetic testing 2018-09-17 00:23

    Welfare Organization to cover genetic testing costs

    TEHRAN – The cost of genetic testing for families having a child with birth defects or couples at risk, will be fully covered by the Welfare Organization, Fatemeh Abbasi an official with the Organization has said.

  • Sand and dust storm in Zabol, Sistan-Balouchestan province 2018-09-16 22:07

    Hamoun dryness, a tragedy for southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN — Hamoun wetland dryness, caused by long-term drought and low precipitation, is the major reason behind problems in southwestern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, Zia-al-din Shoaei, former head of national working group for combatting sand and dust storms has said.

  • 2 electric bus lines in Tehran to begin operation 2018-09-16 21:23

    2 electric bus lines in Tehran to begin operation

    TEHRAN — Two electric bus lines will become operational in Tehran in near future, Tehran bus operating company’s director general Peyman Sanandaji has said.

  • A view of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan 2018-09-16 10:17

    Isfahan to run guesthouse for patients with cancer

    TEHRAN – A guesthouse will be opened in the city of Isfahan to accommodate health tourists who are suffering from cancer, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • National Hepatitis B prevention plan to start next month 2018-09-15 23:55

    National Hepatitis B prevention plan to start next month

    TEHRAN – A national plan for the prevention of Hepatitis B transmission through blood transfusion, will be implemented by the beginning of [the Iranian calendar month of] Mehr (September 23) nationwide, Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization spokesman has said.

  • Tehran’s ambassador to Tokyo Morteza Rahmani-Movahed (L) stands by JATA President Tadashi Shimura on September 15, 2018. 2018-09-15 23:53

    Iran proposes having tourism exhibit in Japan

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s ambassador to Tokyo on Saturday proposed holding an exhibit of Iran’s handicrafts and tourism potential in Japan.

  • Low impact of El Niño on autumn rainfall in Iran 2018-09-15 23:10

    Low impact of El Niño on autumn rainfall in Iran

    TEHRAN — The El Niño, will have a little impact on Iran's autumn rainfall this year, head of climatological research institute affiliated to the Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • Iran on the way to increase children’s road safety 2018-09-15 03:30

    Iran on the way to increase children’s road safety

    TEHRAN — While many parents are already using car seats for children in the front or rear seat of any cars in Iran it has not become a law yet.

  • A group of students are throwing their caps in the air in celebrating their graduation in front of Amirkabir University of Technology. 2018-09-15 01:55

    Iran, Germany to collaborate on 24 research projects

    TEHRAN —German Research Foundation (in German Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) will collaborate with Iran on conducting 24 research projects, IRNA news agency reported on Friday.