• Behdokht Valian acts in a scene from “Tattoo” by Farhad Delaram. (Mohammad Masumi) 2019-10-01 17:21

    “Tattoo” named best short at Tirana festival, qualifies for Oscars  

    TEHRAN – “Tattoo” by Iranian director Farhad Delaram won the Golden Owl for best short on Sunday at the 19th Tirana International Film Festival, Albania’s Academy Awards short films qualifying event.   

  • 1,783 Achaemenid-era clay tablets returned home 2019-10-01 12:13

    Achaemenid-era clay tablets returned home after 84 years

    TEHRAN – A total of 1,783 Achaemenid-era clay tablets, which were on loan from Iran to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago since 1935, have been returned home.

  • بن سلمان 2019-09-30 21:21

    Mohammed bin Salman says he prefers diplomacy with Iran 

    MBS: War with Iran would collapse global economy

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince warned in an interview aired on Sunday that a military confrontation with Iran would collapse the global economy, adding that he would prefer a political and peaceful solution to a military one, Al-Jazeera reported.

  • Taste unique dairy product an Iranian tribe makes for millennia 2019-09-30 21:04

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    Taste unique dairy product an Iranian tribe makes for millennia

    MASHHAD – In the second half of the last month of spring this year we decided to leave Mashhad on a double-decker train at 1: 35 a.m. to Semnan city, the capital of Semnan province, and we arrived at a hotel around 9 a.m. Let me remind you that before every trip I get used to studying and taking notes on different aspects of historical and natural attractions, customs, weather and foods of the region.

  • 21 tourism projects underway in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province 2019-09-30 21:01

    21 tourism projects underway in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province

    TEHRAN – A total of 21 tourism-related projects are currently underway in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari with the aim of bolstering the travel and hospitality sector across the less-developed province.

  • Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran Eduardo López Busquets in an undated photo 2019-09-30 18:26

    Iran is an amazing and wonderful country for tourists, envoy says

    TEHRAN – Iran is an amazing and wonderful country for tourists and [Some] ninety percent of Spanish cultural tourists are willing to visit the country at least for once, Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • The Best Travel Guides and Tips for Your Trip to Iran 2019-09-30 10:03

    The Best Travel Guides and Tips for Your Trip to Iran

    The Language and Religion: While Iran has a divergent population whose languages and dialects may vary from region to region, including Turkic, Kurdish, Luri, Arabic etc., the official language of Iran is Persian. The state religion of the country is Islam, while there are an outstanding number of people practicing other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.

  • عادل عبدالمهدی 2019-09-29 21:51

    Iraqi PM to visit Iran amid efforts to deescalate Tehran-Riyadh tension: report

    TEHRAN – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi plans to visit Iran in line with his government’s policy to reduce the growing tension between Tehran and Saudi Arabia, the Iraqi media have reported.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-09-29 20:53

    Iran has no preference in U.S. elections to intervene in it: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran has no preference in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections to interfere in it.

  • A view of Khatunlar hill, an archaeological site, in Mehrdasht village, southwest of Tehran province. 2019-09-29 20:12

    Ancient monument discovered in southwest of Tehran

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have unearthed some remains of an ancient monument in Mehrdasht village, which is situated in Malard county, southwest of Tehran.

  • UN envoy 2019-09-29 20:06

    Iran calls sanctions ‘crime against humanity’

    TEHRAN - Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Tehran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva, has called the consequences of unilateral sanctions against Iran “crime against humanity”.

  • Photo taken by Irena Kolakowska-Falklwska, courtesy of the Polish embassy in Tehran. 2019-09-29 19:24

    By Marjohn Sheikhi

    ‘Passion, penchant for uncertainty’ are what you need for archaeology, says Prof. Barbara Kaim

    TEHRAN - Renowned Polish Professor Barbara Kaim, an archaeologist with a focus on Iran and Central Asia, says you need passion and a penchant for uncertainty to venture into the realm of archaeology.

  • Mehmet Ogutcu 2019-09-29 10:30

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    ‘Turkey might bring in Russia, China, Iran to team up in new regional energy corridors’

    TEHRAN – Referring to EU and the US partial policy toward energy resources in Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, Mehmet Ogutcu says Turkey might bring in Russia, China, and Iran to team up in the new energy corridors in this region.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Monastery of Saint Thaddeus in northwest Iran. 2019-09-28 20:24

    Monastery of Saint Thaddeus being restored meeting UNESCO standards

    TEHRAN - The Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is being restored according to UNESCO standards and benefiting from technical experts, director of Iran’s Armenian monastic ensembles has said.

  • Iran’s tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan addresses guests during a national celebration to mark the World Tourism Day in Zahedan, the capital of southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, September 28, 2019. 2019-09-28 19:56

    Iran marks World Tourism Day amid plans to boost arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iran celebrated the World Tourism Day in a ceremony which was held in Zahedan, the capital of southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, on Saturday, with plans underway aimed to increase the number of foreign visitors to the country.

  • Burning oil fields (artist’s rendering / Shutterstock) 2019-09-28 13:10

    How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America’s Apple Cart

    For all their overwhelming firepower, the U.S. and its allies can cause a lot of misery in the Middle East, but still can’t govern the course of events.

  • File photo: People walk pass the Azadi Tower, western Tehran. The inverted-Y-shaped monument is one of visual icons of the Iranian capital. 2019-09-27 20:15

    UNWTO sees global tourism to grow 3% per annum until 2030

    TEHRAN – The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects that global tourism will continue to grow at an average of 3 percent annually until 2030.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Imam Sq., Isfahan, central Iran, and the Ali Qapu Palace is seen on the right. 2019-09-27 17:41

    UNESCO-tagged Ali Qapu receives over 375,000 visitors in H1

    TEHRAN – The 16th-century Ali Qapu Palace, an element of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, welcomed over 375,000 visitors during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).

  • UNESCO-invitees tour attractions in Hamedan 2019-09-27 17:41

    UNESCO-invitees tour attractions in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – Participants to a UNESCO meeting, which was held in Hamedan, paid visits to several tourist attractions in the ancient Iranian city.

  • Johnson and Raab 2019-09-27 14:15

    By Hamid Bayati

    A look at London’s suspicious positions on Iran and Aramco

    Johnson and Raab new Arabian puppets

    Recent statements by the British prime minister and foreign secretary indicate that London demote itself to the position of an agent by accepting a new mission, and has begun a suspicious scenario against Iran. Britain, hostility of which to Iranian people is historically proven, has shown that it seizes any opportunity to hit Iran. Following the September 14 attacks on the Aramco oil facilities by Yemenis, Britain launched a new campaign against Iran.

  • Rouhani-Merkel 2019-09-27 13:04

     By Mohammad Hashemi

    Does Merkel follow Trump’s footsteps on Iran?

    The talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (September 24) in New York were held at the height of tensions between Tehran and Washington.

  • There’s overwhelming consensus to boost Iran’s missile power: minister 2019-09-25 19:08

    There’s overwhelming consensus to boost Iran’s missile power: minister

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that there is an overwhelming consensus in Iran that the country should boost its missile power.

  • Iran’s 5-month foreign tourist arrivals surge 30 percent 2019-09-25 19:03

    Iran’s 5-month foreign tourist arrivals surge 30 percent

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign visitors arriving in Iran surged 30 percent during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – August 22), compared with the same period last year, deputy tourism minister has said.

  • “Am I a Wolf?” by Iranian director Amir-Hushang Moein. 2019-09-25 18:10

    “Am I a Wolf?” wins Grand Prix at Parisian animation festival

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Amir-Hushang Moein’s award-winning short movie “Am I a Wolf?” has been honored with the Grand Prix at the 12th Paris International Animation Film Festival (PIAFF).

  • Austria shares know-how to boost sustainable tourism in Iran: envoy 2019-09-25 18:10

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Austria shares know-how to boost sustainable tourism in Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN – Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran, Stefan Scholz, said on Wednesday that Austria has launched a new partnership with Iran to promote an inclusive growth of tourism and economy.

  • Trump in the UN general assembly 2019-09-24 22:54

    Trump threatens to tighten US sanctions against Iran

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to tighten sanctions against Iran during his third address to the United Nations, accusing the Islamic Republic of “menacing behavior” in the Middle East.

  • Foreign Ministry 2019-09-24 19:33

    Iran calls European trio accusations ‘provocative’ and ‘very destructive’

    TEHRAN – Accusations by Britain, France and Germany - known as E3- that Iran was involved in the attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities are “provocative” and “very destructive”, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday.

  • Traces of early humans found in southern Iran  2019-09-24 19:28

    Traces of early humans found in southern Iran 

    TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists has found traces of early humans and their basic handmade tools near the village of Bangelayan, southern Hormozgan province. 

  • مردم خیابان 2019-09-24 17:25

    By Seyed Hossein Hosseiniseddiq

    The influence of manifestations of civilization on bedtime of Iranians and some other oriental countries

    TEHRAN - For the first time, I left Iran in November 2004 to attend an international conference at UCL London. Although it was a three-day conference, the trip took two weeks to see the historic attractions of the two capitals of England and Scotland, London and Edinburgh and to gain useful experiences. One of the wonders of the land that caught my attention in those days was the closure of most shops and shopping centers at 7pm, and London was plunged into silence and darkness with all its glory.

  • Damir Nazarov 2019-09-24 15:40

    By Damir Nazarov

    Always remember about alliance between Iran and Ikhwans

    WEST SIBERIA/ TYUMEN - This article is a compilation of quotations about relations between Islamic Republic Iran and Egypt Muslim-Brotherhood, between Shia and Sunni scholar and thinkers from The purpose aim of the article is not to forget the glorious past of Islamic Union and continue to work in this direction. Big thanks site creators and authors, inshaAllah their work will help on the revolutionary path of Imam Mahdi(a.s.)