• Child adoption process paces up 2019-06-13 01:21

    Child adoption process to speed up

    TEHRAN – Child adoption process being piloted in Tehran will speed up, Darioush Bayatnejad, Tehran province welfare organization director has said.

  • A poster for the exhibit “A Picture of a Pure Smile”. 2019-06-12 19:01

    Tehran exhibit to showcase paintings by children in flood-hit regions

    TEHRAN – An exhibition opening on Sunday in Tehran will hang paintings by children in the regions impacted by the devastating floods in March.

  • video game addiction 2019-05-13 19:16

    ‘Video game addiction could start in very young ages’  

    TEHRAN- Video game addiction could start from as soon as the age of three, so it is strongly advised that parents control such behaviors in their young children, said the director of Center for Addiction Studies. 

  • teddy bear 2019-04-12 11:32

    First teddy bear hospital opens in Yazd

    TEHRAN- Iran’s first teddy bear hospital, aimed at reducing childhood anxiety about medical environments, procedures and professionals opened in the city of Yazd, said a faculty member of Yazd University of Medical Sciences. 

  • Child adoption website set up nationwide within next year 2019-03-08 08:43

    Child adoption website operational nationwide next year

    TEHRAN – The child adoption website being piloted in Tehran will be operational all over the country in the next [Iranian calendar] year (starting on March 21), the Welfare organization director for children affairs has said.

  • Bahareh Jahandoost (C), musician Aidin Bayat (R) and performers acknowledge the audience after staging the musical “The Seven Adventures of Rustam” at Tehran’s Shahrzad Theater on February 27, 2019. ( 2019-03-04 18:56

    Children to perform musical “Seven Adventures of Rustam” in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Bahareh Jahandoost plans to direct a large group of children to perform a musical in Tehran based on the story of “The Seven Adventures of Rustam” from the Persian poet Ferdowsi’s magnum opus, Shahnameh.

  • children and cyberspace 2019-02-18 11:46

    Children and cyberspace; how to deal with cyberbullying?

    TEHRAN -- Do we have the power to cope with cyberspace? Many experts believe that the answer is negative. A number of children experts and professionals discussed the ways to use cyberspace as a capacity during a meeting on last Wednesday.

  • vaccination against Polio 2019-01-26 22:57

    Extensive vaccination against Polio in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN- Some 8,000 children under age five will be vaccinated against polio in southeastern Iran, said the head of the communicable diseases department at the Ministry of Health. 

  • 3-5% of cancers occur among children: health official  2019-01-26 10:59

    3-5% of cancers occur among children: health official 

    TEHRAN— Only three to five percent of cancers occur among children, head of the cancer department at the Ministry of Health has said.

  • children and internet 2019-01-25 21:23

    About 65% of Iranian children aged 3-5 have smart phones: official

    TEHRAN – Some 65 percent of children in Iran between 3-5 years of age have smart cellphone or tablets, said Khosro Saljouqi, the executive director of children’s internet plan of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), ILNA reported on Friday.

  • Tehraners donate $10m to orphans, underprivileged children 2019-01-08 21:29

    Tehraners donate $10m to orphans, underprivileged children

    TEHRAN – Tehrani benefactors have contributed 435 billion rials (nearly $10 million) during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 22, 2018) to help children who are either orphaned or whose parents are financially struggling, deputy director for the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation has announced.

  • CHILDREN AND CYBERSPACE 2018-12-05 22:47

    ‘Some 20 million internet users are below 18 in Iran’

    TEHRAN – In Iran, about 20 million internet users out of 56 million users are below 18, deputy education minister for training Alireza Kazemi said, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Asian association on children’s rights to be launched 2018-12-02 20:57

    Asian association on children’s rights to be launched

    TEHRAN – A draft on the establishment of an Asian association on protecting the rights of children has been signed by the Asian countries participating in the Regional Conference on Rights of the Child, founder of the children's rights academic association has announced.

  • Myanmmar 2018-11-15 10:57

    Despite global outcry, Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh to begin this week

    TEHRAN _ With the long-planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh set to begin this week, international aid groups have warned that deportation, given current conditions in Myanmar, cannot possibly be voluntary, safe and dignified.

  • iranian mothers 2018-11-05 17:08

    Children of Iranian mothers, foreign fathers to get Iranian citizenship

    TEHRAN – The cabinet of ministers chaired by President Hassan Rouhani approved on Sunday a bill, according to which, children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers are permitted to receive Iranian citizenship.

  • Yemen 2018-10-15 16:55

    UN: Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years’

    The United Nations has warned Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the Guardian reported on Monday.

  • Vision screening test for children to begin in Oct. 2018-09-13 10:54

    Vision screening test for children to begin in Oct.

    TEHRAN – The Welfare Organization will start carrying out vision screening tests for children aging 3 to 6 years by the beginning of the eighth Iranian calendar month of Aban (October 23).

  • Art enthusiasts visit an installation exhibition by Solmaz Lienhard at Ariana Gallery on August 3, 2018. (Honaronline/Ramona Mirian) 2018-08-18 18:43

    Art expert asks galleries to lift ban on admitting children

    TEHRAN – Art expert and owner of Golestan Gallery in Tehran Lily Golestan who has asked her colleagues to lift the ban on children’s entry to art exhibitions.

  • Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the U.S. 2018-08-18 13:23

    Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the U.S.: CNN

    The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a U.S. State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

  • Kabul 2018/08/18

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kabul school attack underscores threat to Afghanistan’s future

    “How could they attack a classroom,” a friend asked, noticeably angry and outraged. There are no easy answers to that. A human mind cannot come to terms with the atrociousness of such horrendous crimes against humanity. Barging inside a packed classroom and blowing up young school children is no chivalry. It is an act of cowardice and spinelessness. The victims were not carrying arms and they were not on the frontlines of war. They were inside a classroom, preparing for university entrance examination.

  • حمله جنگنده های سعودی به یمن‎ 2018-08-11 14:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Has Saudi Arabia gone mad?

    The Saudi-led coalition is committing crimes in Yemen one after another. In a new airstrike on Thursday, a bus was targeted as it was carrying children from a summer camp in a busy market area in the northern Majz district.

  • Bloody day for Hudaydah 2018-08-04 16:26

    By staff & agencies

    Bloody day for Hudaydah

    At least 55 people, including women and children, have been killed in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in air raids carried out by the House of Saud regime and United Arab Emirates (UAE) alliance battling Ansarullah (Houthi) movement forces, the Ansarullah-run health ministry said.

  • Polio 2018-07-05 12:28

    Over 1.3 million children in Afghanistan at risk from polio

    The latest drive to eradicate polio from Afghanistan kicked off this week. In the five-day campaign, about 52,000 Afghan healthcare workers are expected to administer polio vaccines to 6.4 million children under the age of five, according to a statement issued by Afghanistan’s Health Ministry.

  • A file photo depicts Iranian children going a sightseeing tour  2018-01-27 20:31

    Tourist camps planned for children, young adults

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to set up tourist camps special for children and young adults across the country with the aim of fostering a wider tourism culture that entails the role of younger generations.

  • Front cover of “The Gardens of Hope” 2017-12-12 18:44

    By Mohsen Mohammadi

    Gaza children’s writings, paintings published in “The Gardens of Hope”

    TEHRAN – A collection of writings and paintings by Palestinian children in Gaza, which is always under attack from Israeli forces, has been published in a book titled “The Gardens of Hope” in Tehran. 

  • A troupe of thespians performs at the opening ceremony of 24th International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults in Hamedan on November 30, 2017. (Mehr/Reza Zanganeh) 2017-12-01 18:29

    Hamedan intl. children’s theater festival opens 

    TEHRAN – The 24th edition of the International Theater Festival for Children and Young Adults opened Thursday in Hamedan, Iran.

  • National Children’s Week interwoven with environmental consciousness 2017-10-07 18:10

    National Children’s Week interwoven with environmental consciousness

    TEHRAN — The National Children’s Week, October 7 to 13, is specifically planned to raise children’s environmental consciousness this year.

  • Children make 2-km painting at Tehran’s Razi Park 2017-09-22 09:24

    Children make 2-km painting at Tehran’s Razi Park

    TEHRAN — On the occasion of the new school year (starting on September 23) some 3,000 children participated in completing a 2-kilometer painting at Tehran’s Razi Park on Monday.

  • Children attend a special training session at the 28th National Crafts Exhibition in Tehran on August 23, 2107. 2017-08-27 09:26

    Tehran crafts expo dedicates section to children, young adults

    TEHRAN – The 28th National Crafts Exhibition in Tehran has dedicated a section to children and young adults in an innovative approach to closely make them familiar with ancient skills passed down from generation to generation.

  •  International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2017-06-30 18:34

    Children’s film festival opens in Isfahan

    TEHRAN – The 30th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opened in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Thursday night.