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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • high-occupancy vehicle lanes 2017-06-17 19:21

    HOVs to ease traffic congestion, air pollution in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality is planning on introducing high-occupancy vehicle lanes in two of the expressways in the capital with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

  • Statue of Nader Shah and his soldiers at the Naderi Museum, Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2017-06-14 20:09

    Nader Shah’s sword stolen from Russian museum

    TEHRAN – A sword attributed to Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the nation, along with tens of other valuable objects, was stolen from a local museum in Kubachi, Russia, on June 10, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Chinese tourists clad in regional Iranian attire pose for a photo while standing atop Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, a Sassanid-era fortress that dominates the city of Khorramabad in Lorestan province, wester 2017-06-14 19:16

    Iran seeks to broaden travel ties with East Asia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said the country aims to deepen tourism ties with East Asian states.

  • آتشسوزی برج لندن 2017-06-14 11:06

    Huge fire engulfs tower block in London

    A huge fire has raged through the night at a west London tower block, with eyewitnesses claiming people were trapped inside.

  • gilehboom 2017-06-14 10:17

    BY Setareh Behroozi

    Live a green life far from the madding crowd!

    The couple Mahin Shamsikhani and Khosro Mahin-Roosta with their friend Shiva Shamshiri live a different kind of life. Although they are both engineering graduates from Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, they are now running an eco-lodge in a village in northern Iran.

  • Leiden Ranking 2017-06-13 18:52

    18 Iranian universities in CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017

    TEHRAN — According to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden Ranking Eighteen Iranian universities are among world top 900 major universities in 2017.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-06-12 20:22

    Omani travelers allowed to ship own cars to Iran

    TEHRAN – Marine travels from Oman have been facilitated with providing tourists with the right to ship their own vehicles to Iran’s Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.

  • medal 2017-06-12 19:24

    Iranian female inventors shine at KIWIE 2017

    TEHRAN – The Iranian women’s team brought home five medals and one special award from the 9th Korea International Women's Invention Exposition (KIWIE 2017) which opened in Seoul, South Korea, on June 8.

  • spotted owl 2017/06/12

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Spotted owls facing their nemesis

    Spotted owl upper parts are brown, colder and darker with white spots; dusky facial disc with broad white patch over and below the eyes, forming broad white spectacles, crown and nape finely spotted white. When perched, a broad white collar around the front of the neck is distinctive; under-parts strongly barred or spotted. Juveniles are gingery, with diffuse barring below. As mentioned before, spotted owls are crepuscular but frequently seen in daytime.

  • Waste 2017-06-11 20:09

    Municipalities unsuccessful in waste management: DOE

    TEHRAN — Municipalities have so far failed to perform effective waste management nationwide, the deputy director of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • flamingos 2017-06-11 20:09

    Migrating flamingos opt to stay in reviving Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN — Some 10,000 flamingos have stayed in Lake Urmia national park this year instead of migrating as better ecological conditions in the biosphere reserve are already satisfying their needs.

  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever 2017-06-11 10:00

    Iran to impose stronger measures against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

    TEHRAN — The Veterinary Organization is adopting stronger measures against Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCFH) in five provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan, Kermanshah, Isfahan and Mazandaran.

  • پویا محمودیان 2017-06-10 19:46

    CHTHO to establish countrywide handicrafts kiosks

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will launch handicrafts kiosks and souvenir shops in major cities and tourist destinations nationwide, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Picture depicts a detail of Iranian historical relics repatriated from Belgium, Italy and the U.S. during an exhibit at the National Museum of Iran on February 6, 2017. 2017-06-10 18:01

    ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities ‘red list’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian National Committee for ICOM (the International Council of Museums) aims to make a red list of nationwide historical relics and cultural objects that are highly at risk of damage, missing, or smuggling.

  • Tarasht train collision 2017-06-08 09:40

    Human error blamed for Tehran metro collision

    TEHRAN – The collision of two trains at Tehran’s urban subway on Tuesday has been caused by human error, a city councilor has announced.

  • People look at handcrafted calligraphy panels at the 25th International Holy Quran Exhibition in Tehran, June 4, 2017. 2017-06-08 09:37

    Artisans promoting skills at Tehran’s intl. Quran exhibit

    TEHRAN – Several Iranian artisans are showcasing their handicrafts at the 25th International Holy Quran Exhibition, which opened to the public at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on May 29.

  • A general view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran. 2017-06-07 21:38

    Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan lures tourism investors: official

    TEHRAN – Sistan-Baluchestan, a southeastern Iranian province, is more and more attracting tourism investors in particular in its ecotourism and hospitality sector, the provincial tourism chief says.

  • Latifii viper 2017-06-07 21:33

    Tehran to host festival on Latifii viper

    TEHRAN - Tehran Zoological Garden will hold on Friday a festival on protection of Latifii viper, a venomous viper species endemic to Iran.

  • جایزه محیط زیست 2017-06-07 09:36

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    Iran marks World Environment Day with national award 

    TEHRAN — On the occasion of the World Environment Day, June 5, Iran’s Department of Environment held a special ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday, conferring a national award on a number of exemplary people for their environmental achievements.

  • پرورش دهنده کروکودیل 2017-06-06 10:18

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Iranian female crocodile farmer calls for support

    TEHRAN – Mojgan Roostaei is the only Iranian female entrepreneur who works on crocodile breeding in the country.

  • An undated picture released by shows Western travelers posing for a photo near Chehel Sotoun, a Safavid-era pavilion in Isfahan, central Iran. 2017-06-05 19:08

    No restrictions for American travelers to visit Iran

    TEHRAN – Problems in issuing Iran visas for U.S. nationals have been solved so that they can easily obtain the entry permission for traveling to the country, says the chief executive of the Iranian Tour Operators Association.

  • benefactor 2017-06-02 08:59

    Charity event collects $1m to free prisoners

    TEHRAN – Iranian benefactors have donated a total of 33.426 billion rials (nearly $1 million) to help free prisoners who had committed involuntary crimes.

  • Beat the heat: Tehran adjacent to myriad natural destinations 2017-06-01 02:26

    Beat the heat: Tehran adjacent to myriad natural destinations

    TEHRAN – Though Tehran inspires many travelers with its art, history and majesty, the summer is the right time for its residents who have been fancying to escape from its scorching temperature to a wealth of cool tourist spots dotted nearby the bustling metropolis.

  • A general view of Anzali Free Zone in northern Iran. 2017-05-31 19:05

    Anzali Free Zone on way to be a tourist hotspot

    TEHRAN – Soaring numbers of travelers to Anzali Free Zone along with ongoing efforts to boost its tourism infrastructure are sure signs that it is on track to become a bustling tourist hub in northern Iran.