• Police helicopter crashes in northwest Iran 2019-04-10 22:10

    Police helicopter crashes in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN — A police helicopter crashed in Urmia, northwest Iran on Wednesday at noon, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • shamkhani 2019-03-13 20:32

    Iran says will take preemptive strikes against border threats

    TEHRAN - Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said on Wednesday that Iran will take strong preemptive strikes against any action that threatens security of national borders.

  • Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery 2018-12-12 17:04

    Urmia Museum of Anthropology adds manuscripts gallery

    TEHRAN – Urmia Museum of Anthropology in West Azarbaijan province has added a new gallery, special for rare handwritten manuscripts.

  • 75% of Iranian handicrafts made by women: V 2018-08-18 23:06

    Urmia to host crafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – A sales exhibition of handicrafts is due to open on Monday in the northwestern city of Urmia, the capital of West Azarbaijan province.

  • A photo of Urmia Lake taken in early April Mojtaba Esmailzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-05-14 05:20

    Water transfer won’t revive Lake Urmia: official

    TEHRAN — Water transfer won’t restore Lake Urmia, Hedayat Fahimi, an official with the Ministry of Energy has said, noting that promoting sustainable agriculture is the way to save the lake.

  • 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.

  • Lake Urmia 2018-01-21 10:23

    Lake Urmia depletion will cause great discomfort

    TEHRAN – The total dryness of Lake Urmia will have a large negative impact on the health and livelihood of local communities and even beyond.

  • Urmia gears up for major handicrafts exhibit 2017-07-25 09:13

    Urmia gears up for major handicrafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – Urmia, the capital of northwestern West Ararzbaijan Province, will host a major handicrafts exhibit from July 31 to August 4.

  • A poster by Amin Akbarnejad  RM/YAW 2017-03-05 19:05

    Posters depicting Trump as anti-peace on show at Urmia exhibit 

    TEHRAN – A group of artists is displaying a collection of posters depicting the anti-peace spirit of U.S. President Donald Trump at an exhibition in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia.

  • Shahin Mustafayev 2017-02-25 09:04

    Boosting economic bonds with Iran top priority: Azeri min.

    TEHRAN- Azerbaijan has expansion of economic ties with Iran among its top priorities, Minister of Economic Development of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev avowed in Iran-Azerbaijan joint business forum held in Urmia, the capital city of north-western Iranian province of West Azarbaijan, on Thursday.

  • Rouhani visit Urmia for provincial 2016-05-30 11:19

    Rouhani in Urmia for provincial visit

    President Hassan Rouhani arrived in West Azerbaijan province on Monday to pay his 28th visit to the country’s provinces./ president.ir