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  • Lezgi dancers join Rastak at Fajr festival  2019-02-17 15:21

    Lezgi dancers join Rastak at Fajr festival 

    A group performs Lezgi, a style of traditional dance common in Iran’s Azarbaijan region and the Republic of Azerbaijan, along with the Iranian folk music ensemble Rastak at a concert during the 34rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on February 15, 2019.

  • Pouran Shariat-Razavi 2019-02-15 19:53

    Pouran Shariat-Razavi dies aged 85

    TEHRAN - Fatemeh (Pouran) Shariat-Razavi, succumbed to illness on Friday. She suffered a stroke on Monday, 11 February.

  • Former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi passes away 2019-02-13 22:59

    Former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi passes away

    An Afghan militant commander who fought the Soviets and rose to become the country’s first president after the Red Army retreated has died aged 93, his family said Tuesday.

  • Royan pioneering infertility treatment in Iran 2019-02-04 14:55

    Royan pioneering infertility treatment in Iran

    Royan Institute is a public non-profit organization which is affiliated to the academic center for education, culture and research. Established in 1991, Royan is a research institute for reproductive biomedicine and infertility treatments. 

  • Dokhtaran-e Enqelab highlight importance of hijab  2019-02-02 10:42

    Dokhtaran-e Enqelab highlight importance of hijab 

    TEHRAN — A large and public gathering dubbed Dokhtaran-e Enqelab (literally meaning girls of revolution), aiming to promote the importance of hijab was held at Tehran’s Imam Hossein square on Thursday.

  • Iran marks anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s return from exile 2019-02-01 16:22

    Iran marks anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s return from exile

    A ceremony to mark the anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s return from exile in 1979 was held on Friday morning at his mausoleum, southern Tehran, where Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati gave a speech. Tehran Times / Mohammad Moheimani

  • Habibi, the Islamic Coalition Party chief, dies at 73 2019-01-29 20:48

    Habibi, the Islamic Coalition Party chief, dies at 73

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Nabi Habibi, secretary general of the Islamic Coalition Party and a former Tehran mayor, passed away of cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning at the age of 73, Tasnim reported.

  • Ceremony held to honor volunteer physicians  2019-01-29 11:42

    Ceremony held to honor volunteer physicians 

    A ceremony to pay homage to volunteer physicians was held in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran on Monday. 

  • Farabi International Award closing ceremony held in Tehran  2019-01-28 11:51

    Farabi International Award closing ceremony held in Tehran 

    TEHRAN —The closing ceremony of the 10th Farabi International Award on the Humanities and Islamic Studies was held in Tehran on Sunday.

  • ‘Needlework’ a common craft in southern Iran 2019-01-26 22:55

    ‘Needlework’ a common craft in southern Iran

    A woman completes patterns of needlework on a traditional dress in Jask, a port city in southern Iran, January 26, 2019.

  • Fifth Art Festival of Resistance opens in Tehran 2019-01-26 15:11

    Fifth Art Festival of Resistance opens in Tehran

    A man visits an exhibition of photos during the Fifth Art Festival of Resistance at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on January 24, 2019.

  • Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019-01-23 10:29

    The Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019

    On January 20, 2019, the moon passed through Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse during the Full Wolf Moon, which is also a "Supermoon."

  • Relief foundation provides assist for fishermen  2019-01-22 11:55

    Relief foundation provides assist for fishermen 

    Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has supported fishing in Jask, a port city in the southern province of Hormozgan, to help local fishermen to get back on their feet. 

  • Protestors urge release of Iranian journo from U.S. jail 2019-01-21 11:47

    Protestors urge release of Iranian journo from U.S. jail

    TEHRAN – Iranian protesters on Sunday rallied outside the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents American interests, to condemn the detention in Washington of Press TV journalist and news presenter Marzieh Hashemi.

  • Iranian clerics hold demonstration against FATF, Palermo 2019-01-20 14:04

    Iranian clerics hold demonstration against FATF, Palermo

    A number of Iranian clerics held a demonstration against Iran’s joining to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Palermo Convention in Qom on Saturday.

  • Mountain goats in northwestern resort  2019-01-15 11:38

    Mountain goats in northwestern resort 

    A pack of nine goats has recently been released into Eynali Mount, which is home to a gigantic recreational resort in northwestern Iran. 

  • Top researchers, centers honored at  Razi festival 2019-01-14 16:22

    Top researchers, centers honored at Razi festival

    The 24th edition of Razi Research Festival on Medical Sciences was held on Monday at the venue of Ministry of Health and Medical Education. First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri, vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari and health ministry caretaker Saeed Namaki attended the event during which, top researchers, institutions and research centers and journals were honored. Mohammadreza Abbasi / Tehran Times

  • Polish cemetery in Tehran 2019-01-14 11:11

    Polish cemetery in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has condemned Poland’s act of hosting a U.S.-led anti-Iran summit, reminding the Polish government of Iran’s hospitality to Polish refugees during WWII.

  • Volunteer doctors 2019-01-13 15:41

    Volunteer doctors dispatched to underprivileged areas of Tehran 

    TEHRAN— A Group of volunteer doctors, known as Abouhamed, paid a visit to underprivileged areas on the outskirts of Tehran on Friday. 

  • Nayband National Sea Park 2019-01-11 12:33

    A heaven for wintering birds in Iran 

    Nayband National Sea Park in the southern province of Bushehr, stretching over 42,000 hectares of area, is a heaven for wintering birds in Iran. 

  • Sanchi victims 2019-01-07 14:14

    Sanchi victims commemorated 

    Over a ceremony held at the National Iranian Tanker Company in Tehran on Sunday victims of Sanchi oil tanker tragic incident were commemorated with their grieving families gathering together. 

  • Bandar-Tang where desert meets sea 2019-01-05 23:02

    Bandar-Tang where desert meets sea

    A small boat is at anchor in Bandar-Tang where barren desert reaches the Sea of Oman, southeast Iran, December 29, 2018.

  • Tehran Times salute Christian colleague Baghdasarian 2019-01-05 14:14

    Tehran Times salutes Christian colleague Baghdasarian

    Just back from Christmas holiday, Herand Baghdasarian (C) has been with us for over 18 years.

  • Exhibition of Firuzeh Awards 2019-01-04 15:37

    Exhibition of Firuzeh Awards opens in Tehran 

    A retailer arranges carpets in a pavilion during the exhibition of the 4th Firuzeh Awards at Tehran’s Goft-o-Gu Park on January 2, 2019.

  • ICT minister inaugurates NIN kernel development plan 2019-01-02 12:30

    ICT minister inaugurates NIN kernel development plan

    TEHRAN – Information and Communication Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi inaugurated the kernel development plan for the National Information Network (NIN) during a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Snow tubing fun in central Iran 2018-12-29 20:18

    Snow tubing fun in central Iran

    Young people revel in Fereydunshahr ski resort, which is nestled in the foothills of the Zagros mountain range in Isfahan province, central Iran, December 28, 2018.

  • Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-12-27 10:15

    Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland has been suffering water scarcity in recent years, which posed a threat to bird migration, while recent autumnal rainfall led to migratory birds flying over the area again to stay in the cold season.

  • Christmas celebration 2018-12-26 13:45

    Christmas celebration at Surp Grigor Church 

    Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, was observed at Surp Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Tuesday. 

  • Makhmal Kuh: rugged, towering mountain of “velvet”! 2018-12-22 20:30

    Makhmal Kuh: rugged, towering mountain of “velvet”!

    Makhmal Kuh, literary meaning velvet mountain, is an eye-catching and popular mount that dominates Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province, western Iran.

  • Heavy snowfall in northwest cities of Iran 2018-12-22 17:11

    Heavy snowfall in northwest cities of Iran

    Heavy snowfall in the last days of autumn in the western and northwestern provinces of Iran has whitened everywhere.