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  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/28

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Choleric temperament: Specifications and suitable lifestyle

    Part 1

    Temperament or Mizaj is referred to four different conditions differentiating individuals physically and mentally and as a result, proposing different preventive measures for their diseases or wellbeing.

  • A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. 2017-06-25 13:21

    Subterranean settlement holds secrets of life in west-central

    A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. Some human remains are also seen in the pictures released by on April 10, 2017.

  • Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017. 2017-06-25 13:19

    Filband, a village atop the clouds!

    Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017.

  • water stress 2017-06-25 13:16

    Six metropolises, 289 cities facing water stress

    TEHRAN — Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday.

  • organ donation 2017-06-25 13:16

    Donors bring 12 children back to life over Ramadan

    TEHRAN — Over the holy fasting month of Ramadan (May 27-June 25), brain dead organ donors restored 12 children lives by donating their hearts at Tehran’s Shahid Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  • Italian marathon runner Paolo Venturini in an undated photo. 2017-06-23 10:37

    Italian runner to defy Iran’s hot desert with eye on world record

    TEHRAN – Italian marathon runner Paolo Venturini is slated to run across Iran’s Lut Desert, known as the hottest spot on Earth, to try and set a Guinness World Record, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  •  A view of Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Kerman province 2017-06-23 10:36

    NGOs helping restore historic sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of historical places scattered across the southern province of Kerman has been or being restored to their heyday glory by the assistance of non-governmental organizations, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (R) presents a gift to Vietnam’s Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach in Tehran, June 20, 2017. 2017-06-23 10:36

    Iran eyes boost in marine, agritourism co-op with Vietnam

    TEHRAN – Iran is interested in ramping up cooperation with Vietnam in the areas of marine traveling and agritourism, ISNA reported.

  • fundraising 2017-06-23 10:35

    Iranian fundraisers donate $15m to free prisoners

    TEHRAN -- A total of 600 billion rials (nearly $15 million) has been collected since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Iran to help free prisoners who had committed involuntary crimes.

  • An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic visitors to the ruins of Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran. 2017-06-21 17:32

    Iran sets sights on 6.5m foreign tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to draw some 6.5 million foreign travelers by the end of the current calendar year 1396 (March 20, 2018), though the country’s tourism infrastructure and public services are in need to be improved, a senior tourism official said on Monday.

  • legal guardianship 2017-06-21 14:44

    Demand for legal guardianship high in Iran

    TEHRAN – The number of eligible families who are asking for taking legal guardianship of orphans is nine times more than the number of children who are kept at centers of the state-run Social Welfare Organization.

  • meqdad baqerzadeh 2017-06-21 14:44

    Setareh Behroozi

    Devoted teacher earns love in remote schools

    TEHRAN – The 27-year-old Iranian teacher, Meqdad Baqerzadeh, is renowned for his active role in providing deprived children in remote schools with aids through photos he shared on Instagram.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/20

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    How to recognize one's temperament

    The Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine is a holistic medicine which has been based on individual differences, a determinant basic concept named as Mizaj (temperament).

  • World Refugee Day 2017-06-20 14:49

    World Refugee Day commemorates strength, courage, and perseverance of refugees

    June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

  • chak-chak 2017-06-20 09:43

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Zoroastrians hold Pir-e Sabz congregational pilgrimage

    Zoroastrian pilgrims from all over the country gathered in the city of Yazd to hold congregational pilgrimage of Pir-e Sabz, also called Chak-Chak.

  •  Foreign traverses are seen during their visit to the Tabātabāei House, 19th-century tourist destination in Kashan, Iran. 2017-06-20 09:42

    Kashan tourist arrivals rise 62% y/y

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign tourists visiting the central city of Kashan rose 62 percent to 16,300 during April 4 to June 5 in comparison to the same period last year, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (C) addresses a travel meeting on Russia in Tehran on June 17, 2017. 2017-06-20 09:41

    Iran seeks balanced tourism ties with Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Saturday urged the need to achieve a balance between the inbound and outbound tourist flows that currently exist between the country and Russia.

  • A view of Bandar Abbas, a port city in southern Iran. 2017-06-20 09:37

    Muscat-Bandar Abbas flight in the pipeline

    TEHRAN – An Omani airline is seeking to launch charter flights between Muscat and the port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran’s Hormozgan province, a provincial tourism official has said without providing further details.

  • oil 2017-06-19 17:59

    Iran's oil industry paves way for capable women

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has issued an order, paving the way for women with high capabilities to boost presence in the oil industry.

  • White-headed ducks/ Photo by Mohammadreza Masoud 2017/06/19

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White-headed ducks fall into drastic decline

    Long-term population declines for the white-headed duck have recently intensified in Iran as a result of habitat loss at the key sites such as Fars Province, Sistan Province, Lake Gurigöl and also south of Lake Urmia.

  • Dozens killed as forest fire rages in central Portugal 2017-06-19 09:49

    Dozens killed as forest fire rages in central Portugal

    A forest fire that engulfed villages in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, trapping most of the victims in their cars, a government official said on Sunday.

  • desert 2017-06-18 19:08

    Iran, UNDP extend co-op on Carbon Sequestration Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran Forests, Range and Watershed management Organization renewed cooperation on Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) in Iran.

  • Zoroastrians 2017-06-18 11:33

    Zoroastrians gather at Pir-e-Sabz shrine 

    The Zoroastrian community annually gathers at Pir-e-Sabz, a Zoroastrian temple situated in Yazd, central Iran, to practice specific rituals and traditions. 

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/06/18

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PHD

    Health tips for Ramadan part 8

    All Muslims take part in the month-long dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Eating and drinking (including water) is prohibited during daylight hours, and the day’s abstinence is offset by a nightly meal known as Iftar.

  • Asghar Jahangir 2017-06-18 10:22

    Live TV show helps release 500 prisoners

    TEHRAN — A live TV show managed to collect donations worth 35 billion rials (nearly $875,000) enough to release 500 prisoners, State Prisons Organization of Iran director has said.

  • pet exhibition 2017-06-18 10:21

    Tehran to host pet accessories exhibit

    TEHRAN – The 3rd Pet Accessories Exhibition will be held from July 25 to 28 at Tehran’s Milad Tower.

  • Tehran exhibit hails national soccer victory 2017-06-18 10:20

    Tehran exhibit hails national soccer victory

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has put on show prehistoric Iranian potteries that bear Asiatic cheetahs, endangered subspecies that also embellish jerseys for the national soccer team, hailing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

  • ISIRI Director Nayyereh Pirouzbakht in an undated photo 2017-06-18 10:17

    ISIRI plans to set standards to uphold halal tourism

    TEHRAN – The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) plans to establish a set of standards to promote Halal tourism in the country.

  • A view of the restored Zeinoddin Caravanserai in Yazd, the 16th-century structure has been turned into a tourist lodging. 2017-06-17 20:36

    Caravanserais, ancient roadside inns

    TEHRAN – Along the major roads that connect Iranian cities one can see many abandoned caravanserais, ancient roadside inns that brought comfort to travelers and their livestock on trade routes, including those on the legendary Silk Road.