Persian Gulf

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  • Persian Gulf aquatic kindergarten seeks UNESCO inclusion 2020-09-25 17:26

    Persian Gulf ‘aquatic kindergarten’ seeking UNESCO inclusion

    TEHRAN – Khorkhoran Wetland, one of the largest and most important marine environments in Iran that is regarded as an aquatic kindergarten in the Persian Gulf has been waiting to be included in the UNESCO list for three years.

  • Museum dedicated to printing industry being built in Bushehr 2020-09-21 20:54

    Museum dedicated to printing industry being built in Bushehr

    TEHRAN – A cultural heritage museum, dedicated to the printing industry, is being constructed in the port city of Bushehr, southwest Iran. 

  • Restoration of 16th-century Portuguese fort in Iran continues 2020-09-19 21:30

    Restoration of 16th-century Portuguese fort in Iran continues

    TEHRAN – A fresh restoration work, which entails mapping survey, documentation, and masonry, has been commenced on the 16th-century Portuguese fort in the Persian Gulf island of Hormuz, southern Iran.

  • Carrier 2020-09-19 13:14

    U.S. aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions

    TEHRAN — A U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Persian Gulf for the first time in ten months, as tensions soar between Tehran and Washington over a number of issues.

  • Three-story cruise boat to promote marine tourism in Bushehr 2020-09-14 20:30

    Three-story cruise boat to promote marine tourism in Bushehr

    TEHRAN – A three-story cruise boat is being built in Bushehr as part of a program for promoting marine tourism in the southwestern province.

  • Bahrain - Israel 2020-09-13 13:57

    By M.A. Saki

    Rewarding a war criminal

    Bahrain has agreed to fully normalize relations with Israel. It was announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, September 11.

  • Persian Gulf water transfer project to start within month 2020-09-12 12:00

    Persian Gulf water transfer project to start within month

    TEHRAN – The first phase of the water transfer project from the Persian Gulf to the provinces of Kerman, Yazd, and Hormozgan will be put into operation in the next Iranian calendar month of Mehr (September 23-October 22).

  • hotels 2020-09-11 20:00

    Qeshm Island boosts hospitality services

    TEHRAN – Three new hotels were inaugurated in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm on Thursday, aiming to boost hospitality services on the southern island.

  • ‘World’s biggest’ pictorial carpet pops up in Tehran 2020-09-11 18:46

    ‘World’s biggest’ pictorial carpet pops up in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A massive handwoven carpet, which according to a senior Iranian expert is ‘the biggest and oldest pictorial carpet in the world’ has recently been unveiled in the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran.

  • Elham Asghari 2020-09-05 16:44

    Iranian swimmer Asghari sets new Guinness record

    TEHRAN – Iranian female swimmer Elham Sadat Asghari swam 10km in the Oman Sea wearing hijab to set a new Guinness World Record.

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  • A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Playing senj, damam and chest thumbing 2020-08-25 22:00

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    A glimpse of Muharram mourning rituals across Iran: Playing senj, damam and chest thumbing

    In Bushehr, southwest Iran, people commemorate Muharram most notably through playing senj, and damam that are percussion instruments. 

  • Conservation plan prepared for Persian Gulf humpback dolphins 2020-08-19 21:00

    Conservation plan prepared for Persian Gulf humpback dolphins

    TEHRAN – An action plan for the protection of Persian Gulf humpback dolphins has been prepared and will be implemented with the participation of the three coastal provinces, head of the department of environment of Bushehr province, said on Wednesday.

  • Historical structures 2020-08-18 21:30

    Historical structures in southwestern Iran to be restored

    TEHRAN – Ten historical structures and aging buildings in the southwestern Khuzestan province are planned to be restored in the near future, a provincial tourism official has said.

  • tourism-related projects 2020-08-18 20:30

    Five tourism projects to come on stream in Hormozgan

    TEHRAN – A total of five tourism-related projects are scheduled to be inaugurated in southern Hormozgan province, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Archaeological survey sheds new light on ancient societies in southeast Iran 2020-08-15 22:40

    Archaeological survey sheds new light on ancient societies in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – Archaeologists have discovered new evidence of prehistorical architecture and pottery belonged to societies once lived across Sefidkuh in Makran region, southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Iran bans trawling in Persian Gulf 2020-08-03 20:00

    Iran bans trawling in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has banned any trawling in the Persian Gulf, ISNA quoted Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, deputy chief of the DOE for the marine environment, as saying on Monday.

  • Anatoly Tsyganok 2020-08-01 18:33

    Russian expert calls IRGC drills in Persian Gulf a warning to enemies

    TEHRAN - Anatoly Tsyganok, the head of the Russian Center for Political-Military Studies, said on Saturday that recent drills by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf was a serious warning to the enemies of Iran, especially the United States.

  • IRGC 2020-07-28 16:02

    IRGC fires long-range ballistic missiles in war game

    Iran stages war games in Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired long-range ballistic missiles capable of destroying hostile vessels during a war game in southern Iran.

  • Polina Aniftou 2020-07-25 13:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Identity plays central role in Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - Polina Aniftou, a Ph.D. candidate of Iranian foreign policy, says the identity is the label affixed to this territory and has played a central role both in attempting to understand Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy and in the useful planning for national and international policies.

  • ظریف 2020-07-19 19:12

    Zarif delivers message to Saudi Arabia from Baghdad: report

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reportedly delivered a message from Iran to the Persian Gulf states while visiting Iraq on Sunday, according to a report published by an Iraqi news agency. 

  • Qeshm Island 2020-07-10 23:40

    15 natural sites in Qeshm Island demarcated

    TEHRAN – Fifteen natural sites in southern Qeshm Island were demarcated, CHTN quoted Mostafa Purali, a senior official with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, as saying on Thursday.

  • Kish Island 2020-07-05 20:00

    Some 3,000 tourism workers in Kish lose job over coronavirus outbreak 

    TEHRAN – Some 3,000 tourism workers in Kish Island have lost their jobs temporarily as the coronavirus has nearly closed down all travel hotspots across the Persian Gulf island, ILNA reported. 

  • Foreign Ministry 2020-07-03 17:07

    Tehran: U.S. shot down Iranian airplane ‘deliberately’ in 1988

    TEHRAN — The Persian Gulf has long witnessed U.S. crimes in the region, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said, adding that the U.S. deliberately shot down an Iranian airplane 32 years ago and killed 290 on board in 1988.

  • In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims 2020-07-03 12:42

    In memory of Iran Air Flight 655 victims

    On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes of the United States Navy fired missiles at an Iran Air Airbus A300B2 which was flying over the Strait of Hormuz from the port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai, carrying 274 passengers and 16 crew members.

  • A conference, chaired by Vali Teymouri, the deputy tourism minister, brings together deputy ministers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the Ministry of Transport and Urban Development along with representatives from the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, discussing health protocols needed to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic, on July 1, 2020. 2020-07-02 00:16

    Iran setting rules to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – The ministries of tourism and health in close collaboration with several other government bodies are defining a series of rules for admitting foreign travelers to the country amid a standstill in the global tourism industry caused mainly by the coronavirus.

  • Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan stands in front of an Achaemenid-era (c. 550-330) bas-relief carving in an undated photo.  2020-06-22 18:24

    Iran ready to facilitate arrival of Afghan medical travelers: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to make it easier for the Afghan nationals who are willing to visit the neighboring country for medical purposes, tourism minister has said.

  • Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran 2020-06-19 22:18

    Ancient customs house being restored in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – The ruins of an ancient customs house, which was once one the busiest and most prosperous in its heyday, is being restored during an urgent rehabilitation project on the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf, southern Iran.

  • Asian Youth Para Games 2020-06-17 15:33

    Bahrain awarded 2021 Asian Youth Para Games

    TEHRAN – Bahrain has been awarded the right to host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games.