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  • 4 killed in western Iran while trying to put out wildfire 2018-08-26 14:30

    4 killed in western Iran while trying to put out wildfire

    TEHRAN — Two rangers and two enviornmtal activists were killed while trying to extinguish the wildfire raging in forests in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, on Saturday.

  • زلزله کرمانشاه 2018-08-26 09:55

    Magnitude-5.9 quake in western Iran: 3 dead, 243 injured

    TEHRAN — An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the western city of Tazeh-Abad in Kermanshah province in the small hours on Sunday, claiming 3 lives and leaving 243 injured.

  • Excessive use of renewable water in southeastern Iran worrisome 2018-08-26 09:39

    Excessive use of renewable water in southeastern Iran worrisome

    TEHRAN – Excessive withdrawal of renewable water, equaling 123 percent of the current volume, in the southeastern province of Kerman, has raised great concerns while posing a serious threat to the life of residents and region’s biodiversity.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • A poster for the 27th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition 2018-08-25 22:37

    Major handmade carpet expo opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN - The 27th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition opened its doors to the public on Saturday at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines continue flying to Tehran 2018-08-25 21:50

    Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines continue flying to Tehran

    TEHRAN – Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines along with several other international carriers have no plan yet to halt flying to Iran as news broke that three European airliners are to suspend services to the country.

  • Some 63,000 houses built for the underprivileged in 5 years: official 2018-08-25 09:03

    Some 63,000 houses built for the underprivileged in 5 years: official

    TEHRAN – The administration of President Hassan Rouhani has provided some 63,000 residential units since it took office in August 2013 for financially struggling families under coverage of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and the Welfare Organization, Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey, labor ministry’s caretaker, has said.

  • cryptology 2018-08-25 08:55

    Tehran to host conference on information security and cryptology

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Society of Cryptology (ISC) is going to hold the 15th international conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ISC), known as ISCISC 2018, on August 28 and 29.

  • Ice cave collapse takes one life 2018-08-24 22:39

    Ice cave collapse claims one life

    TEHRAN – An ice cave collapsed Thursday in the southwestern part of the country, left one dead, the governor of Koohrang city has said.

  • ‘Joblessness causes 60% of migrations from rural to urban areas’ 2018-08-24 22:36

    ‘Joblessness causes 60% of migrations from rural to urban areas’

    TEHRAN – While some 60 percent of migrations from rural to urban areas are caused by the lack of appropriate jobs and sufficient income for educated people, so the government is intent on reversing migration through offering facilities and creating sustainable jobs in rural areas, deputy vice-president for rural development and deprived areas has said.

  • sourena sattari 2018-08-24 22:32

    ‘Knowledge-based companies support environment’

    TEHRAN – Iranian knowledge-based companies support industry and environment, vice president for science and technology has said.

  • ebtekar 2018-08-21 00:49

    Iranian women’s life quality, expectancy have improved greatly: Ebtekar

    TEHRAN – The indicators of life quality, life expectancy, and achievements in different fields prove great growth among women in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

  •  Travelers visit the popular mausoleum of Avicenna in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2018-08-21 00:38

     Tourism in Hamedan is on the upswing

    Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization sees a bright future for Hamedan province that attracted a substantial number of visitors in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21).

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun (L) and WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran Negar Gerami 2018-08-20 13:59

    Republic of Korea continues to support refugees in Iran with multi-year contribution

    TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new US$2.2 million multi-year contribution from the Republic of Korea to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Health minister blames ‘sub-standard’ auto industry for road casualties 2018-08-19 21:49

    Health minister blames ‘sub-standard’ auto industry for road casualties

    TEHRAN — The Iranian health minister has blamed the sub-standard domestic auto industry products for road casualties in the country, saying that increased fatalities may stem from the fact that “we do not treasure human life”.

  • Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs 2018-08-19 21:46

    Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The environment and sustainable development research center and Royan Institute will jointly launch feasibility study for the possibility of artificial insemination as an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs, Jalil Badam-Firouz, head of the research center, said on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • محمد جواد آذری جهرمی 2018-08-19 15:40

    Efficiency possible through information technology: minister

    TEHRAN – Efficiency, the only solution to benefit from limited resources worldwide, is possible through information technology, communication and information technology minister said, the ministry’s website announced.

  • Historical site found in southern Tehran 2018-08-18 21:59

    Historical site found in southern Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran province’s cultural heritage director on Saturday said that traces of a historical site have been revealed near a southern sector of Imam Ali Highway that leads to the city of Rey.

  • 3000-year-old seeds unearthed in northwest Iran 2018-08-18 21:56

    3000-year-old seeds unearthed in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently found some wheat and weed seeds which are estimated to date from some 3,000 years ago.

  • People visit the ruins of Arg-e Rayen, an ancient adobe citadel in Kerman province, southeast Iran. 2018-08-18 17:53

    Education Ministry gives initial approval for winter break

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ministry of Education has given initial approval to bids from tourism authorities to put winter holidays on the school calendar, ILNA reported.

  • Iran, Netherlands sign MOU on food safety 2018-08-18 15:52

    Iran, Netherlands sign MOU on food safety

    TEHRAN — Iran and the Netherlands inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation within the framework of a food safety program, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

  • Unprecedented SDSs hit southeast Iran 19 times 2018-08-17 17:06

    Unprecedented SDSs hit southeast Iran 19 times

    TEHRAN — Strong sand and dust storms (SDSs) with as fast as 100 kilometers per hour speed have stricken the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan for 19 times since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), and official with the province’s meteorological organization has said.

  • Hamed Ahmadlu (R) and Vahid Rastinasab pose for a photo holding their prize at the International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest 2018 in Heilongjiang, China 2018-08-17 17:06

    Iranian students win second prize at China spacecraft contest

    TEHRAN -- The Iranian china-based students Vahid Rastinasab and Hamed Ahmadlu shared the second prize at the International Collegiate Spacecraft Innovation Design Contest 2018, which was held from August 10 to 14 at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang, China.

  • An Iranian startup set out to provide a system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for its bike sharing service in Tehran 2018-08-17 17:04

    Tehrani citizens to enjoy riding IoT-based bikes

    TEHRAN -- An Iranian startup set out to provide a system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for its bike sharing service in Tehran in coming months.

  • A view of Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, western Iran 2018-08-17 12:05

     Mo’aven al-Molk, a ‘must-see’ for travelers to Kermanshah

    TEHRAN – Many visitors to the Takieh Mo’aven al-Molk, a sacred Shia shrine in Kermanshah, have highly recommended it as a ‘must-see’ destination for other travelers to western Iran.

  • People visit the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran 2018-08-15 17:07

    Iran’s 4-month tourist arrivals up 38% y/y

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran surged 38 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, tourism chief has said.

  • A scheme providing dental health services to sixth-grade students will be implemented 2018-08-15 17:05

    Scheme providing free dental services to be implemented in schools

    TEHRAN – A scheme providing dental health services to sixth-grade students will be implemented by the upcoming school year (starting on September 23) nationwide, deputy health minister has said.

  • The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road 2018-08-15 17:02

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash lost life

    TEHRAN — The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has lost life despite the efforts of the veterinary team at the Department of Environment, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Tehran to host traditional medicine, medicinal herbs festival 2018-08-15 08:46

    Tehran to host traditional medicine, medicinal herbs festival

    TEHRAN – The fourth festival of medicinal herbs, natural products and traditional medicine aiming to showcase Iran’s potential in the field of medicinal herbs will be hold on November 12-15 in Tehran, secretary of headquarters for developing medicinal herbs and traditional medicine science and technology headquarters has said.