• Donald Trump - Mike Pompeo 2019-11-19 11:45

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Riding wave of people’s protest in Iran: Devil disguised as savior

    After the failure of their “maximum pressure” policy against the Islamic Republic, the Americans have launched the project of “creating insecurity” in Iran, as they have done in Iraq and Lebanon.

  • A view of Esfahak, a rural landscape in Tabas county, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. 2019-11-18 21:32

    Esfahak rural landscape nominated for TO DO Award

    TEHRAN – Esfahak rural landscape and its cultural heritage has become a nominee for the TO DO Award, which is presented by the German Institute for Tourism and Development.

  • A sample of Italian cuisine 2019-11-18 21:29

    Explore tastes of Italy in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Extraordinary Italian Taste Week opened during a special ceremony at the Ketab Elahieh (a cultural complex and bookstore) in northern Tehran on Sunday, opening an opportunity for enthusiasts and foodies to explore another tastes of Italy in the Iranian capital.

  • An undated photo shows a Chinese traveler (L) touring a bustling traditional bazaar during her visit to Iran. 2019-11-18 20:06

    Chinese arrivals on the rise in Iran

    TEHRAN - The number of Chinese arrivals in Iran has increased as of late June since the country allowed visa-free entry for visitors from China, deputy tourism minister has said.

  • Zamir Kabulov 2019-11-18 15:57

    By staff and agency

    Foreign forces may be behind unrest in Iran: Russian Foreign Ministry

    Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department, said on Monday that the spreading protests in Iran may be fueled by foreign forces.

  • Tehran-Rome co-op gains momentum following Islamic Revolution, Italian envoy says 2019-11-17 19:47

    Tehran-Rome co-op gains momentum following Islamic Revolution, Italian envoy says

    TEHRAN – Decades of Tehran-Rome collaboration in the arenas of archaeology and cultural heritage has gained momentum following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Italian Ambassador to Iran Giuseppe Perrone said on Sunday.

  • Sales of Gorgan tribal festival jump 70 percent yr/yr 2019-11-17 19:43

    Sales of Gorgan tribal festival jump 70 percent yr/yr

    TEHRAN – Sales of handicrafts, souvenirs and foodstuff in an annual nomadic festival in the city of Gorgan, northern Golestan province, rose 70 percent from a year earlier, a provincial tourism official has said.

  • An in-depth look at garments of Turkmen people in Iran 2019-11-17 19:41

    By Samaneh Shahrinejad

    An in-depth look at garments of Turkmen people in Iran

    Golestan province is home to various ethnic groups including Turkmen, Kazak, Katoul, Qizilbash Turk, Baluch, Semnani, Khorasani amongst others. The northern Iranian province enjoys a colorful landscape and different subcultures as well.

  • Ali Shamkhani 2019-11-17 19:39

    Shamkhani says anti-revolutionary elements behind unrest in Iran

    TEHRAN – Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has said that anti-revolutionary elements and the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO or MEK) are behind the unrest over gasoline price hike in Iran, an MP said on Sunday.

  • A traveler takes a photo of the 18th-century Agha Bozorg mosque, which stands tall in the oasis city of Kashan, central Iran. 2019-11-17 10:00

    Iran is world’s 3rd fastest growing tourist destination: Afar magazine

    TEHRAN - Iran has been ranked 3rd among countries with fastest growing tourist destination by Afar, a U.S.-based award-winning travel magazine, next to Tajikistan and Ecuador in the first and second spots.

  • Foreign visits to Ardebil’s museums jump 97 percent 2019-11-17 10:00

    Foreign visits to Ardebil’s museums jump 97 percent

    TEHRAN – - The number of foreign visitors to Ardebil’s heritage museums jumped some 97 percent during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), corresponding to the same period last year.

  • At a Torzhok goldwork factory (Andrei Solomovov/RIA Novosti) 2019-11-17 09:50

    Discover top five Russian folk crafts

    Torzhok’s goldwork embroidery, Yelets lace, Nizhny Tagil’s decorative trays, Fedoskino lacquer miniatures and Rostov enamel: we will tell you where to go to learn about traditional Russian crafts and buy original souvenirs. Let’s get started, or as the Russians say — Poekhali!

  • People visit the monumental Gate of All Nations in the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, Fars province, southern Iran. 2019-11-15 18:59

    Iran, Italy to mark 60 years of collaboration in cultural heritage

    TEHRAN – Iran and Italy will mark 60 years of collaboration in the fields of cultural heritage and archaeology in a conference, which will be held on Sunday at the National Museum of Iran in downtown Tehran.

  • Iran promoting tourism, traditions and arts at Ankara exhibit 2019-11-15 18:55

    Iran promoting tourism, traditions and arts at Ankara exhibit

    TEHRAN – Iranian exhibitors, tour operators, artists and craftspeople are promoting tourism, traditions and arts of the ancient land at the 4th Travelexpo Ankara (locally named “Turizm ve Seyahat Fuari”, which is currently underway at the Turkish capital city.

  • leader 2019-11-15 13:45

    ‘Elimination of Israel is nothing but throwing thugs like Netanyahu out’

    Leader: Elimination of Israel doesn’t mean elimination of Jewish people

    TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that “elimination of Israel does not mean the elimination of the Jewish people,” rather it means that all Palestinians, including Jews, Christians and Muslims, drive some thugs like Benyamin Netanyahu out of their homeland.

  • gasoline 2019-11-15 13:17

    Iran starts gasoline rationing, raises fuel prices

    TEHRAN – The Iranian government started on Friday rationing of subsidized gasoline and increased fuel prices as it plans to use the revenue for supporting underprivileged families.

  • U.S. 2019-11-13 21:00

    By staff and agency

    U.S. extends state of emergency with Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Tuesday that he was extending the national emergency with Iran that has been in place since 1979.

  • دیابت 2019-11-13 20:56

    World Diabetes Day: 5 million Iranians suffering from diabetes

    TEHRAN – Some 11 percent of Iranians above 25 years old, accounting for 5 million people, is suffering from diabetes, and 18 percent of the population are pre-diabetic, health ministry official Alireza Mahdavi announced on Wednesday.

  • Mojtaba Zonnour 2019-11-13 20:41

    Iranian companies ready to reconstruct Syria: top MP

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mojtaba Zonnour has underscored Iran’s readiness to help with Syria’s reconstruction.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-11-13 19:30

    Iran says will use all its energy to create atmosphere for regional dialogue

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that Iran will use all its energy to create atmosphere for dialogue and political talks in the region.

  • Beautiful carpets at Shiraz bazaar 2019-11-13 12:18

    Italian traveler finds Iran’s bazaars as heavens for photography

    TEHRAN – Angela Corrias, an Italian-born Journalist, blogger and photographer who captures daily life mainly in Afghanistan, Iran and Italy, has found certain traditional bazaars in Iran as heavens for photography.

  • Hoz-e Sultan: Discover huge natural mirror in central Iranian plateau 2019-11-13 11:35

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Hoz-e Sultan: Discover huge natural mirror in central Iranian plateau

    TEHRAN – Iranian landscape, as you probably know, changes dramatically from region to region; snow-capped mountains, barren plains and deserts, green valleys, coastal lands and various-sized islands to name a few.

  • China 2019-11-12 18:56

    By staff and agency

    China says U.S. ‘wrong behavior’ is root cause of crisis over Iran nuclear deal

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that the United States should quit the “wrong behavior” toward the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and make room for diplomatic efforts.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-11-12 18:50

    Iran condemns coup in Bolivia

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Tuesday condemned a coup in Bolivia and change of government without a legal basis.

  • Syed Fakhar Imam 2019-11-12 18:18

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Pakistan welcomes Rouhani’s HOPE initiative: Fakhar Imam

    TEHRAN – Chairman of Pakistan’s parliamentary committee on Kashmir says his country welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s initiative for securing the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, called “Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE)”.

  • Hamas 2019-11-12 11:21

    By Damir Nazarov

    Hamas bias is fraught with consequences

    Hamas once again condemned Saudi Arabia in connection with the detention and abuse of Palestinians affiliated with Hamas. However, only condemnation and nothing more. Hamas is trying to avoid conflict, party officials say, and is enshrined in the movement's Charter. There is a saying-everything is known in comparison.

  • Ahmad Ali Mohebati 2019-11-11 21:25

    Iran allocates $100 million to seal southeastern borders: governor

    TEHRAN - Ahmad Ali Mohebati, governor of southeastern border province of Sistan-Balouchestan, said on Sunday that the government has decided to withdraw 100 million dollars from the National Development Fund (NDF) to seal borders with Pakistan

  • Charles Michel, the next president of the European Council 2019-11-11 20:39

    By staff and agency

    Next EU chief backs reducing dependence on dollar in defiance of U.S. sanctions on Iran

    Charles Michel, the next president of the European Council, has backed efforts to reducing role of the United States’ dollar and increasing the international role of the euro.

  • Ali Larijani 2019-11-11 19:43

    Larijani urges closer border security co-op with Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Ali Larijani, Iran’s parliament speaker, said on Monday that Tehran and Islamabad should strengthen cooperation to boost security at common border areas to avoid potential sabotage acts.

  • Rouhani 2019-11-11 15:22

    It’s illogical that we comply with nuclear pact but you remain onlooker, Rouhani tells the West  

    President says U.S. sanctions unable to bring Iranians to their knees 

    TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani laid emphasis on Monday on inefficiency of pressures on independent nations, reiterating that U.S.-imposed sanctions will never bring the proud Iranians to their knees.