• UNESCO-registered Yazd to develop children’s tourism 2020-06-27 18:22

    UNESCO-registered Yazd to develop children’s tourism

    TEHRAN – The historical oasis city of Yazd, which is a UNESCO World Heritage in central Iran, is aimed to develop needed infrastructure and prerequisites for becoming a top destination for children’s tourism as well.

  • Clay-jar tombs, holding child corpses, unearthed in northwest Iran 2020-06-21 19:30

    Clay-jar tombs, holding child corpses, unearthed in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – Two ancient clay-jar tombs, embracing child corpses, have recently been unearthed near Gerd Ashvan village, West Azarbaijan province, northwest Iran.

  • Iranian animator Mahin Javaherian in an undated photo. (Honaronline/Gatha Ziatabari) 2020-03-15 17:56

    Animator Mahin Javaherian shifts to movie on children

    TEHRAN – Mahin Javaherian, the veteran Iranian animator whose works mostly are for children, has shifted to a plot about children in her new movie entitled “The Ghost”.

  • Manijeh Safiyari 2020-02-24 11:49

    By Mohammad Bahrampour

    We should be the voice of child victims of terrorism and spread it around the world

    TEHRAN - Ms. Manijeh Safiyari, is crippled in a terrorist attack, studied Health management in Tehran University, has national honors and medals in Darts and is representative of Children's International Movement for Children in Iran.

  • Martyr Soleimani 2020-01-26 18:15

    Art Bureau to make doc on Martyr Soleimani’s affection for children 

    TEHRAN – The Art Bureau for Children and Young Adults plans to portray Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani’s affection for children in a documentary film.

  • National Children’s Week underway 2019-10-07 20:30

    National Children’s Week underway

    TEHRAN – The National Children’s Week is underway from October 5 to 11 under the theme of “We must build up the future”, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Arbaeen 2019-09-24 17:58

    Children under spotlight at IIDCYA photo contest for Arbaeen pilgrimage 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) has launched a photo contest on the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen, which will put its spotlight on children who will attend the large gathering of Shia Muslims in Iraq.

  • “Turtle Hooshang” 2019-09-16 16:55

    Photo by: Mehri Jamshidi

    "Hushang the Turtle” on stage at IIDCYA

    A troupe led by director Olka Hedayat performs “Hushang the Turtle” at the Theater Center of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on September 15, 2019. Written by Sepideh Fallahfar, “Hushang the Turtle” emphasizes the need for protecting the environment. The play’s target audience is children above 4.

  • 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.