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  • A view of Elgoli Park, a popular tourism destination in Tabriz 2018-10-03 23:15

    Tabriz to host JICA workshops on tourism development, historical urban landscape

    TEHRAN – Japan International Cooperation Agency is scheduled to hold two workshops on the key themes of tourism development and historical urban landscape in the Iranian city of Tabriz which is currently holding the title of 2018 Islamic Tourism Capital.

  • Large parts of Ardebil province are green and forested. 2018-10-03 21:30

    Foreign arrivals in Ardebil province up 53% in H1

    TEHRAN – The number of international tourists visiting Iran’s Ardebil province rose sharply by 53 percent in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Fatty liver disease affects over 30% of population 2018-10-03 17:37

    Fatty liver disease affects over 30% of population

    TEHRAN – Hepatic steatosis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an important non-communicable disease, has affected 30 percent of the population in Iran, member of the research center for gastroenterology and liver diseases at University of Tehran has said.

  • Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf 2018-10-03 17:32

    Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — With regard to the environmental conditions of the Persian Gulf, the Department of Environment (DOE) has taken a firm stand against water transfer from this body of water, deputy environment chief, Masoud Tajrishi, has said.

  • A woman visits “Dutch Archaeology and Art”, on loan from Drents Museum, at the National Museum of Iran on October 2, 2018.  2018-10-03 16:55

    Dutch archaeological show opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN – On Tuesday, the Netherlands ambassador to Tehran cut the ribbon on an extensive Dutch archaeological show at the National Museum of Iran, where couple of months ago, hosted a Louvre show widely deemed as a new wave of cultural diplomacy between Iran and the West.

  • Insurance coverage for Iranian traditional medicine services 2018-10-03 01:45

    Insurance coverage for Iranian traditional medicine

    TEHRAN – Iranian traditional medicine services will be covered by the insurance companies, head of the Iranian traditional medicine department at the Ministry of Health has said.

  • A satellite image of Tehran’s Azadi Tower 2018-10-02 22:30

    Sharif University, National Cartographic Center plan to boost technical ties

    TEHRAN -- The knowledge-based companies at the Sharif Entrepreneurship Center, affiliated to Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology, and the National Cartographic Center of Iran plan to boost technical cooperation in the near future.

  • ANZALI FREE ZONE 2018-10-02 22:15

    Energy development tech center to be established

    TEHRAN – The Energy Development Technology Council and the Anzali Free Trade Industrial Zone Organization signed an agreement to establish an energy development technology center in the northern Anzali port, IRNA reported.

  • Deputy Director General of Programmes at the World Health Organization (WHO), Somia Swaminatan, granting the award to the representative of the Non-Communicable Diseases Committee 2018-10-02 22:00

    Iran’s Noncommunicable Diseases Committee receives UNIATF award

    TEHRAN — The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (UNIATF) award went to the Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) Committee of Iran’s Ministry of Health for making an outstanding contribution to NCD prevention and control.

  • WORLD SPACE WEEK 2018-10-02 21:45

    ISA to celebrate World Space Week

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) provide different events during the World Space Week, October 4 to 10, for Iranian citizens, ISNA reported.

  • 1,700 schools inaugurated nationwide 2018-10-02 21:30

    1,700 schools inaugurated nationwide

    TEHRAN – Some 1,700 new schools were simultaneously inaugurated nationwide in a ceremony which was held in a school in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Tehran plays host to International Nutrition Congress 2018-10-02 21:00

    Tehran plays host to International Nutrition Congress

    TEHRAN – The 3rd International Nutrition Congress aiming at improving public health through innovation and research regarding food and nutrition, will be held in Tehran on December 19-21, the congress’s secretary general has announced.

  • telecom innovation 2018 2018-10-02 17:53

    Telecom Innovation 2018 opens today in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The 19th International Exhibition of Telecommunications, Information Technology, known as Telecom Innovation 2018, will open today at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground.

  • UNFPA representative lauds Iran’s efforts to provide service to the elderly 2018-10-02 17:52

    UNFPA lauds Iran’s efforts to provide services to the elderly

    TEHRAN — The representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Iran hailed Iranian organizations for the effective services they provide for the older persons.

  • Iranian charity top scorer in global NGO Benchmark ranking 2018-10-02 16:56

    Iranian charity top scorer in global NGO Benchmark ranking

    TEHRAN — MAHAK, a charity society dedicated to treating pediatric cancer in Iran, has become the top scorer in the global SGS NGO Benchmark practice with a score of 97.5% ranking first among 328 NGOs worldwide.

  • A typical spread dedicated to Mehregan celebrations 2018-10-02 02:15

    Zoroastrians to observe Mehregan aimed to cement friendships

    TEHRAN – Clusters of Iranian Zoroastrians are to hold reunions in celebration of Mithra, an ancient goddess of friendship, affection and love in the evening of October 2.

  • faculty members 2018-10-01 21:30

    Number of female faculty members up 17 times in 40 years

    TEHRAN -- Women made up 1.4 percent of faculty members of universities before the Islamic Revolution (1979), while this number shows a growth of 17 times reaching to 24 percent, Rajabali Borzooei, an official with Shahid Beheshti University, has said.

  • varzaneh 2018-10-01 18:39

    Varzaneh hosts congress on women, chastity and white chador

    TEHRAN - - The museum of anthropology of the desert city of Varzaneh, hosted a congress on chastity and white chador for women, marking the Sacred Defense Week (September 23-September 28) and the World Tourism Day, September 27, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • Tabriz hosting intl. conference on safeguarding cultural heritage 2018-10-01 18:32

    Tabriz hosting intl. conference on safeguarding cultural heritage

    TEHRAN – Iran’s city of Tabriz is playing host to an annual CIAV (International Committee of Vernacular Architecture / Comite International d’Architecture Vernaculaire) international conference from October 1 to 3.

  • UNESCO-registered Gonbad-e Qabus in Golestan province 2018-10-01 17:49

    Foreign tourist arrivals in Golestan province surge 113% in H1

    TEHRAN - The number of international tourists visiting Iran’s northern province of Golestan rose sharply by 113 percent in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • students 2018-10-01 17:43

    Girl students to write heartfelt letters to vice president

    TEHRAN – The Iranian vice president for women’s and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, in a new initiative, invited girl students, to write about their problems in heartfelt letters to her.

  • Is hypnosis even real? How does it affect our brains? 2018/10/01

    By Anna Kucirkova

    Is hypnosis even real? How does it affect our brains?

    The word hypnosis often evokes strong, comical images stemming from B-movies and antiquated sitcoms. A shady hypnotist with a skinny mustache and evil smile dangles a pocket watch in front of his hapless subject.

  • mohammad javad dehqani 2018-10-01 11:30

    Iran registers over 407,000 articles on ISC: official

    TEHRAN – Iran has registered more than 407,000 articles on the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), the ISC president, Mohammad Javad Dehqani, announced on Saturday.

  • oman nanotechnology 2018-10-01 11:28

    Iran to take part in developing Oman NanoCity

    TEHRAN -- The NanoCity project of Oman will be developed in collaboration with Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) over the course of 10 years.

  • orbital slots 2018-10-01 11:28

    30 orbital slots in Iran’s name: ISA

    TEHRAN – Iran possesses 30 geostationary orbital slots, head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), Morteza Barari, announced on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • Govt. allots $3.5m to combat drought in protected areas 2018-09-30 22:22

    Govt. allots $3.5m to combat drought in protected areas

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers has approved a budget of 150 billion rials (nearly $3.5 million) to fight drought and reduce its adverse effects in protected areas, the budget office director of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Over 300 plains nationwide prone to subsidence 2018-09-30 22:08

    Over 300 plains nationwide prone to land subsidence: geologist

    TEHRAN — Over 300 plains in Iran are at high risk of experiencing land subsidence, and as long as there is virtually no reduction in illegal overuse of groundwater resources, curbing subsidence will coincide with depletion of aquifers, geologist Mohammad Javad Bolourchi has said.

  • Older persons to form 20% of Iran’s population by 2050: expert 2018-09-30 22:02

    Older persons to form 20% of Iran’s population by 2050: expert

    TEHRAN — An Iranian demography expert has predicted that by the year 2050 older persons will make up 20 percent of the country’s population, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an undated photo 2018-09-30 00:30

    UN chief urges support for digital techs to boom tourism

    TEHRAN - The secretary general of the United Nations has called for an international support for digital technologies which are suitable for tourism.

  • handicrafts 2018-09-29 21:50

    Over 5,600 artisans engaged in handicrafts in Arak

    TEHRAN – A total of 5,633 artists and artisans are currently working in 70 fields of handicrafts in Arak, the capital of Iran’s Markazi province, CHTN reported.