Faranak Bakhtiari

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  • COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity 2020-10-13 18:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 outbreak caused many problems for the world, but in return gave the planet's environment and biodiversity a chance to breathe. The high mortality rate may be worrisome, but it provided us with the opportunity to think more about how we should treat biodiversity in a better way.

  • COVID-19 taking high toll 2020-10-11 17:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 taking high toll

    TEHRAN – COVID-19 is surging globally with 37.2 million infections and over 1 million mortalities, haunting countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks.

  • Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus 2020-10-04 19:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus

    TEHRAN – According to official statistics, Iran will be the oldest country in the world by the next 30 years. This will bring up many individual and social consequences both in national and international arenas even bigger than the coronavirus crisis.

  • Britain’s double standards trap itself in “freedom of speech” 2020-09-30 18:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Britain’s double standards trap itself in “freedom of speech”

    TEHRAN – Following the British government’s order on schools to not use resources from any organization that has advocated abolishing capitalism, critics believe that the country’s blaming others for not respecting freedom of speech is now engineering young minds to omit anti-capitalism in future generations.

  • حیات وحش سمنان 2020-09-29 18:12

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Semnan Habitat where endangered species depend on to survive

    TEHRAN – Semnan province, hosting 16 percent of the country’s protected areas and 30 percent of the plant and animal diversity, is considered a refuge for endangered species, such as Asiatic cheetahs and Persian zebras.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Global partnership prerequisite to counter COVID-19 2020-09-26 20:44

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Global partnership prerequisite to counter COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A global crisis needs global cooperation to be tackled, the coronavirus pandemic showed that in today's world many dangers can cross all boundaries and affect the whole world so that it magnifies the importance of international cooperation.

  • Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to Tehran, Andre van Wiggen (C) is surrounded by cyclists in downtown Tehran on September 22, which marks World Car-Free Day.
On this day, ambassadors of four European countries to Tehran along with the city’s mayor Pirouz Hanachi rode bicycles on the streets. 2020-09-23 20:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Dutch diplomat: Various cities in Iran are capable of being bike-friendly

    TEHRAN – On September 22, ambassadors of four European countries to Tehran along with the city’s mayor hit the streets on bicycles on the occasion of the World Car-Free Day to encourage people to use public or non-motorized transport.

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020-09-20 09:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.

  • Knowledge-based companies in full swing to tackle sanctions 2020-09-16 19:26

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Knowledge-based companies in full swing to tackle sanctions

    TEHRAN – Domestic knowledge-based companies are now flourished to the extent that 300 Iranian products have replaced the sanctioned foreign ones, helping the country to take steps toward a knowledge-based economy to reduce the impact of sanctions.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19 2020-09-09 18:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Suicide Prevention Day: bring focus on mental health amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The global pandemic came with the economic downturn, the isolation due to months of social distancing, and the sheer stress of navigating through life while suffering a dangerous virus; all these make the most imperative time to focus on suicide prevention.

  • Vice president sits down with Tehran Times for exclusive interview  2020-09-01 23:52

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh & Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran is pioneer in biotechnology, ICT, and artificial intelligence in region: VP

    TEHRAN – Iran is playing the leading role in the region in the fields of fintech, ICT, stem cell, aerospace, and is unrivaled in artificial intelligence, Sourena Sattari, the vice president for science and technology, told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

  • Medicinal plants hold potential for realizing surge in production 2020-08-23 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Medicinal plants hold potential for realizing surge in production

    TEHRAN – Medicinal plants are creating a new and fast-growing economy so that many countries are rapidly investing in this field. Iran's high potential in the production of medicinal herbs provides an opportunity for realizing the national goal of 'Surge in Production.

  • Photos of martyred medical staff during a ceremony held for commemoration of National Doctor's Day in Tehran on August 20, 2020. 2020-08-22 11:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    National Doctor’s Day: a salute to our healthcare warriors

    TEHRAN – Although the important role of doctors in our lives was all clear to everyone, the outbreak once more has shown us how immense is the contribution of doctors and medical staff in extreme circumstances and how hard the saving of a nation is.

  • World needs more real-life heroes 2020-08-18 22:30

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World needs more real-life heroes

    TEHRAN – Although hero reminds us of mystical creatures in legends that did extraordinary things, in our world, the heroes are just as worthy of admiration because they’re really showing an uncanny ability to persevere despite the most extreme circumstances, and to do so with humility and dedication.

  • National Family Day: in hope for a better future 2020-08-17 00:17

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    National Family Day: in hope for a better future

    TEHRAN – The family, as the smallest social institution, is the most vulnerable group to social harms, so that most problems first occur in families and, if not prevented and treated correctly, penetrate into society and in these difficult circumstances can no longer be easily controlled.

  • Iranian youths take a selfie on the Tabi'at (Nature) bridge overlooking Tehran 2020-08-12 19:14

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Youth Day: can Iran meet growing youth population’s needs?

    TEHRAN – While Iran faced a population growth rate of less than one percent for the first time, raising concerns of losing the demographic window of opportunity and insisting on implementation of population growth policies, the question arises that whether the country is capable to meet the needs of its young population growth?

  • Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management 2020-08-10 17:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Caspian Sea grappling with poor waste management

    TEHRAN – Waste management in the Caspian Sea is on the verge of crisis and seriously threatens the Sea’s environment, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the marine environment, said.

  • Mohammad Shariati 2020-08-06 12:11

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Not even one person deprived of PHC services

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Shariati, associate professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and former director of the national health network, believes that thanks to the expanded and efficient national healthcare system, not even one person is deprived of primary healt care (PHC) services.

  • All shall pay tribute to guardians of nature 2020-07-31 23:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    All shall pay tribute to guardians of nature

    TEHRAN – July 31 is World Ranger Day, which celebrates the work rangers do to protect the planet's natural treasures and cultural heritage and commemorates the guardians of nature killed or injured in the line of duty.

  • International Tiger Day: silent roar of Caspian tiger is regrettable 2020-07-28 19:00

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    International Tiger Day: silent roar of Caspian tiger is regrettable

    TEHRAN – Tiger is an endangered species whose surviving population in natural habitats is less than 4,000 individuals, and preventing them from extinction and preserving its habitat is one of the greatest concerns of the international community for the protection of biodiversity.

  • Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19 2020-07-26 18:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The United Nations System in Iran has launched a ‘Program on Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19’ which focuses on three particular areas of intervention, including combined employment generation, social protection, and strengthening the health system.

  • Free hepatitis care on agenda, end of disease by 2030 2020-07-25 18:02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Free hepatitis care on agenda, end of disease by 2030

    TEHRAN – Iran is planning to provide free diagnosis and treatment services to people who are suffering from hepatitis and eradicate the disease by 2030.

  • Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags 2020-07-10 23:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Save the planet: Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags

    TEHRAN – In Iran, over 1 million tons of plastic bags are produced annually, while its shelf life is less than 10 minutes, but they remain in nature for hundreds of years. Fortunately, the Department of Environment has drafted a bill and sent it to the government for approval to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.

  • Jafar Sadeq Tabrizi 2020-07-04 23:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Health network playing a key role in fighting coronavirus

    TEHRAN - Jafar Sadeq Tabrizi, the director of health network department at the Ministry of Health, has said the health network has been playing a key role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic mostly through holding seminars, equipping medical centers, and implementing screening tests and family physician programs across the country.

  • Prominent Mount Damavand struggling environmental issues 2020-07-03 20:38

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Mount Damavand Day: the iconic mountain is grappling with environmental issues

    TEHRAN – Mount Damavand, the highest peak in Iran, is located northeastern Tehran, but today, it is facing many environmental problems and challenges.

  • Sima Alipour 2020-06-13 17:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From suicide to happiness: meet Iran’s mother of brides

    TEHRAN – Sima Alipour, a 26-year-old girl, is called Iran’s mother of brides. A couple of years ago, she felt totally lost in the pitch blackness and decided to die, but a sparkle of hope enlightened her life so that she has helped so far hundreds of financially-struggling couples to start married life.

  • Seyed Hassan Mousavi Chalak, head of the Iranian Social Workers Association 2020-06-13 09:11

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Day Against Child Labor: socio-cultural, economic growth a must

    TEHRAN – Although the main factor to help reduce child labor in society is cross-sectoral cooperation with all the related bodies and officials, socio-cultural capacities should be used more efficiently for economic growth for protecting children as a great social asset.

  • World Oceans Day 2020-06-08 18:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Oceans Day: get united to protect precious waterbodies

    TEHRAN – Oceans are valuable water bodies in terms of food supply and climate issues, covering 71 percent of the planet's surface equaling 361 million square kilometers, but they, like other biological components on the planet, have been affected severely due to oxygen depleting factors.

  • Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE 2020-06-05 20:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Environment Day: Iran outlines plan to protect its rich biodiversity

    TEHRAN – Because the most important part of wildlife conservation is habitat preservation, the Department of Environment (DOE) has developed several national programs, 10 of which are underway, and 10 others will soon be finalized to implement, Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE told the Tehran Times.