Mohammad Ali Haqshenas


  • Festive lights and Santa Claus figures decorate window displays of some shops in Tehran as shoppers visit streets to purchase Christmas presents on a mild and overcast night, December 28, 2019. 2020-01-01 18:58

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    A peek into Christmas celebration in Iran

    TEHRAN (MNA) – One may not expect Christmas celebration in a country where 99 percent of its population is Muslim, but surprise is awaiting you in the case of Iran.

  • Why you cannot afford to miss Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque 2019-11-09 19:21

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Why you cannot afford to miss Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque

    JAKARTA (MNA) – Sure there are many must-see destinations in Indonesia but one special mosque in Jakarta is a visit that will never be forgotten.

  • دیدار تیمهای ایران و پرتغال 2018-07-04 10:33

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Was Iran really in World Cup’s ‘Group of Death’?

    TEHRAN– As the only remaining team of Group B in 2018 World Cup, Spain eliminated from Russia, public opinion and even some experts are beginning to cast doubt on whether Iran was in ‘Group of Death’ or not.

  • Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat 2018-05-09 20:12

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat

    The dryness of Lake Urmia in recent decades has revealed great salt reserves in its bed. Estimations for the amount of salt in the lake varies from 6 to 10 billion tons. That’s certainly a great potential for mining and has already tempted some individuals to extract some salt, however, there are different views on salt mining in the region.

  • Zagros oak forests 2018/04/08

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Zagros oak forests would cry out if they could!

    It seems that there is a race between fungal disease and human greed for destroying Zagros oak forests and no matter which one wins, we will be the loser.

  • Some tips for green trips 2018-03-24 13:26

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Some tips for green trips

    For many, holidays equals traveling. Individuals may prefer to travel to near or far destinations to gain experience, have fun and create some lasting moments in their lives.

  • Photo by Sascha Schuermann / Getty Images 2018-02-28 21:52

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Faced with e-waste

    Fortunately for us, we are living in a world where the speed of emerging new technologies and electronic devices increasingly eases many of our daily tasks. These amazing rapid changes encourage or even sometimes force users to buy new devices. And what happens to the old ones? Either they are temporarily stocked at storehouses or thrown away among other waste materials. This is where we are introducing another threat to our environment: e-waste.

  • A gargoyle that has been damaged by acid rain 2018-02-14 09:25

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    And now comes the acid rain

    Rain is a sign of hope and life, especially in low precipitation regions like Iran, but in some instances it can be harmful both for humans and the environment. I’m not talking about floods, rather about the sneaking effects of air pollution on rain which have added another item to the long list of environmental threats: acid rain.

  • Tilapia farm in Ecuador (Photo by Aaron McNevin / WWF) 2018-02-05 09:49

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Possible environmental damages of tilapia farming

    The environmentalists’ concerns for tilapia farming is nothing new as the topic is being debated over the past few decades across the globe. However, the recent controversial decisions made regarding farming and importing tilapia in and to Iran has turned it into hot topic in Iran’s environmental circles.

  • The unbounded future of autistic children 2018/02/04

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    The unbounded future of autistic children

    In an unforgettable joyful moment, the newborn is handed to her mother at the hospital. The baby now means a world to her parents. Happy, they get back home, starting the tough challenge of raising the baby with all its nursing, burping and changing procedures. Everything seems normal till the baby’s first birthday.