Qom

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  • National Day of Girls commemorated 2021-06-13 18:39

    National Day of Girls commemorated

    TEHRAN - The holy shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (SA), sister of Imam Reza (AS) - the eighth Shia Imam - in the city of Qom was embellished with flowers on Saturday, marking the National Day of Girls. The national day aims at improving girls’ awareness of their dignity and helping them have a deeper sense of themselves and a true sense of their value.

  • 7,000 relics so far excavated from ancient hills of Qom province 2021-05-31 20:00

    7,000 relics so far excavated from ancient hills of Qom province

    TEHRAN – Some 7,000 historical relics have so far been excavated from various archaeological hills and sites scattered across Qom province, the provincial tourism chief said on Monday.

  • Qom 2021-05-19 21:00

    Some $52.3m allocated to support tourism in Qom

    TEHRAN – Some 2.2 trillion rials ($52.3 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) have been allocated to support tourism-related projects across Qom province.

  • moveable properties 2021-05-11 21:23

    Moveable properties in Qom made national heritage

    TEHRAN –A total of 10 historical moveable properties in Qom province, have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

  • International conference on law and armed conflicts to be held in Qom 2021-05-02 17:31

    International conference on law and armed conflicts to be held in Qom

    A conference on Yemen war and International Law of Armed Conflicts to be held in Qom on 06 May 2021.

  • Pomegranate trees 2021-04-30 20:30

    First tourism farm to be launched in Qom

    TEHRAN – The first-ever agritourism permit has been issued for Bidak farm in Qom province, a provincial tourism official has announced. 

  • Mirror of the sky: Visit Hoz-e Sultan to be turned into tourism hub 2021-04-16 18:52

    Mirror of the sky: Visit Hoz-e Sultan to be turned into tourism hub

    TEHRAN – Tourism directorate of Qom province is set to turn Hoz-e Sultan, a lonely salt lake in the heart of Iran, into a tourism hub.   "Hoz-e Sultan, which is one of the biggest natural mirrors in the country, will be turned into a tourism hub… and one of its goals is to empower the local communities by creating job opportunities," the provincial tourism chief, Alireza Arjmandi, said on Thursday.  

  • COVID-19 vaccination for nurses in Qom 2021-04-07 12:25

    COVID-19 vaccination for nurses in Qom

    On Tuesday, nurses at emergency departments of hospitals in the city of Qom received the coronavirus vaccine.

  • International conference on law and armed conflicts to be held in Qom 2021-03-20 00:07

    International conference on law and armed conflicts to be held in Qom

    A conference on International Law and Armed Conflicts in West Asia to be held in Qom on 13-14 Oct.

  • Qom 2021-01-19 17:50

    New properties in Qom gain national heritage status

    TEHRAN –A total of 21 historical monuments and aging structures, scattered across Iran’s Qom province, have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

  • handmade rings 2021-01-12 21:34

    Qom named national city of handmade rings

    TEHRAN –Qom, Iran’s second holiest city after Mashhad, has recently been designated as the national city of handmade rings. 

  • Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi 2021-01-05 09:14

    Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi laid to rest

    Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi was laid to rest in the shrine city of Qom on Monday, January 4. Ayatollah Mesbah died on Friday evening at the age of 85 due to gastrointestinal disease. A philosopher and political theorist, the ayatollah was a member of the Assembly of Experts and the Society of the Seminary Teachers of Qom. He also founded the Baqir-ul-Uloom Institute and then the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in the city of Qom, which he headed for the rest of his life.

  • Soleimani 2020-12-29 18:08

    People honor General Soleimani ahead of his martyrdom anniversary

    TEHRAN — People around Iran are holding commemoration ceremonies ahead of the first anniversary of the assassination of the commander of the IRGC Quds Force, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, to show their respect to the late commander.

  • holy shrine of Hazrat-e Masumeh (SA) 2020-12-05 18:32

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Qom, a prime destination for pilgrims, day-trippers, history buffs, and nature lovers

    Iran’s second holiest city after Mashhad, Qom is home to the holy shrine of Hazrat-e Masumeh (SA), several major seminaries, madrasas as well as many tourism resorts both cultural and natural. 

  • Demonstrators seek revenge for Fakhrizadeh assassination 2020-11-29 13:47

    Demonstrators seek revenge for Fakhrizadeh assassination

    People from different walks of life gathered in front of the Imam Khomeini house in Qom on Saturday strongly protesting the assassination of prominent scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

  • Kaswa village 2020-11-08 11:40

    The winter of Kaswa village

    Kaswa is a village in Khalajistan, 80 km from Qom. It is located in the foothills of the west of the city and these days, with the early cooling of the weather in the mountainous areas, it has also taken on a beautiful autumn face. This village, with its suitable water resources, feeds the river that flows to the villages of Nevis and Qahan downstream.

  • Ayatollah Yousef Saanei 2020-09-12 19:44

    Ayatollah Saanei passes away

    TEHRAN - Ayatollah Yousef Saanei passed away on Saturday at the age of 83.

  • Firouzeh 2020-07-22 18:34

    Yazd, Qom, Firouzeh to join national cities of handicrafts

    TEHRAN- Yazd, Qom, and Firouzeh are planned to be named the national cities of jewelry, ring, and turquoise respectively, CHTN reported on Tuesday.

  • Qom 2020-07-18 22:44

    Qom to promote lesser-known tourist attractions

    TEHRAN – The tourism department general of Qom province plans to promote unknown or lesser-known tourist sites with the aim of introducing tourism capacities of the province, CHTN reported.

  • File photo depicts a terracotta model of a chariot used by the Kura–Araxes people, 4th-3rd millennium BC. 2020-06-10 18:28

    Excavations reveal rare find of Bronze Age culture in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has recently unearthed a rare Bronze Age culture, related settlements and relics following to rounds of excavation in a plain near the north-central city of Qom.

  • Discover a paradise of migratory birds in the heart of barrenness! 2020-05-06 17:57

    Photo: Mehdi Bakhshi

    Discover a paradise of migratory birds in the heart of barrenness!

    A photo collection depicts various bird species, both native and migratory ones, remaining and nesting across Howz-e Marreh, a seasonal wetland surrounded by barren plains of Qom province, central Iran, May 5, 2020. Now covering an area of 10,000 ha, thanks to recent downpours, the wetland is nearing another, named Howz-e Soltan Lake.  However, the water levels of the two are continuously fluctuating; in autumn and winter, when there are heavy rainfalls, they seem very sprawling, far different from what it looks during the spring and summer.  Named after a neighboring hill, Howz-e Marreh is a refuge for rare bird species as well. It is also a heaven for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and eco-traveling enthusiasts. 

  • shrine of Hazrat-e Masumeh (SA) 2020-04-26 20:30

    Foreign investors invited to Qom tourism projects

    TEHRAN – Qom tourism department welcomes foreign investors to participate in its tourism projects, provincial tourism official Hamid Yazdani said on Saturday, CHTN reported. 

  • Indian ambassador 2020-04-22 18:14

    Ambassador lauds services to Indian nationals in Qom amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN - The Indian ambassador to Iran has lauded the performance of the Iranian Foreign Ministry as well as the local offices of the health and interior ministries for taking care of the Indian nationals in the shrine city of Qom.

  • Javad Yaqmuri (L) and Mehdi Amini record short documentaries on coronavirus at the Kamkar Hospital in Qom. 2020-04-10 19:24

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Iranian filmmakers cover selfless devotion of coronavirus frontline workers

    TEHRAN – Iranian documentarians Javad Yaqmuri and Mehdi Amini have teamed up to make a feature-length documentary and a number of shorts on coronavirus in the Kamkar Hospital in the city of Qom, where the first cases of the new virus infection in two Iranian men were reported.

  •  The aircraft carrying Indian passengers stranded in Iran landed at Mumbai airport. (Photo: Vijay Bate) 2020-04-07 12:34

    By Salman Parviz

    Repatriation of Indian pilgrims, students in Qom ongoing

    TEHRAN - Thousands of travelers have been stranded throughout the world unable to return back to their country of origin due to flight cancellations and border restrictions amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is the story of more than 1,200 Indian pilgrims and seminary students stranded in the holy city of Qom during the Nowruz holidays.

  • کرونا 2020-03-08 18:25

    Some 35% of COVID-19 patients in Iran recovered so far

    TEHRAN - Some 35 percent of people infected with the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in Iran have so far recovered.

  • Ali Larijani 2020-03-07 15:30

    Larijani thanks Iranians for coop. in battle against coronavirus

    TEHRAN– Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hailed people of the country for cooperation with the Health Ministry in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

  • میر محمدی 2020-03-02 13:39

    Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi dies

    TEHRAN – Seyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a member of the Expediency Council, died on Monday morning at Masih-e Daneshavari hospital in Tehran, Tasnim reported.

  • Foreign students in Qom mark anniversary of Islamic Revolution 2020-02-24 12:09

    By Huda Z

    Foreign students in Qom mark anniversary of Islamic Revolution

    QOM - ‘We have witnessed in the last forty years that the Islamic Revolution has grown from a green sapling into a mighty strong tree which no storm can ever uproot,’ said Sayyid Shahryar Naqvi facing an assembly of international seminary students from more than a dozen countries, including those from the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

  • Saeed Namaki 2020-02-23 11:08

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Has the Iranian Health Minister lied about Coronavirus?

    TEHRAN - Health Ministry’s delay to announce Coronavirus outbreak in Qom city is justifiable.