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  • ahani 2017-03-19 13:14

    Iran envoy: Saudi Arabia needs new attitude to improve ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Paris has underlined the necessity for Saudi Arabia to change its attitude to improve relations with Tehran, Fars reported.

  •  Men, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dancea on a countryside road, northern Iran, hoping to earn money from passengers. 2017-03-19 13:13

    Haji Firuz & Amoo Noruz, the Persian troubadour & Santa Claus

    Haji Firuz, a troubadour sporting a red costume, black make-up and a tambourine and a red costume ushers in the Iranian New Year with a song and dance.

  • جمع آوری معتادان متجاهر و کشف مواد محترقه قاچاق در شیراز 2017-03-19 12:17

    Unprecedented $2.5b of smuggled goods seized in calendar year

    TEHRAN - An unprecedented 100 trillion rials (about $2.5 billion) of smuggled goods has been seized in the current Iranian calendar year, ending March 20, Qasem Khorshidi, spokesman of the Anti-Smuggling Headquarters said on Sunday.

  • heavy water 2017-03-18 18:28

    Iran questions need to ship out excess heavy water

    TEHRAN – Iran has said it doesn’t need to ship its excess heavy water to abroad if its stock exceeds a limit set by its nuclear deal with major powers.

  • Salam Mumbai 2017-03-18 18:10

    European premiere of “Salam Mumbai” set for March 31 

    TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Qorban Mohammadpur’s melodrama “Salam Mumbai” will have its European premiere at several German cities on March 31.

  • Carpet 2017-03-18 18:09

    Iran’s carpet exports grow by 27%, hits $321m in 11 months

    TEHRAN - Iran exported $321 million of handmade carpets in the first 11 months of the current Iranian calendar year, ended February 18, an increase of 27 percent year on year, Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran's National Carpet Center, said on Saturday.

  • Chronicles: Volume One 2017-03-18 17:02

    Bob Dylan’s autobiography “Chronicles: Volume One” appears in Persian 

    TEHRAN – U.S. singer and songwriter Bob Dylan’s autobiography “Chronicles: Volume One” has recently been published in Persian. 

  • Iran Foreign ministry central building 2017-03-18 17:01

    Iran: Israeli aggression against Syria boosts Takfiri-Zionist terrorists

    TEHRAN – Iran called on Saturday the recent Israeli airstrike against targets in the Syrian territory an indication that the “bloodsucking” regime shares interests with “Takfiri-Zionist terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.

  • آب برق نیروگاه 2017-03-18 15:27

    S.Korean, Turkish firms team up to build 5GW of power plants in Iran

    South Korea’s SK Engineering & Construction (SK E&C) has teamed up with a Turkish firm for a multi-billion-dollar project to build and operate new power plants in Iran with a combined generation capacity of 5,000 megawatts, the South Korean firm said Saturday.

  • افزایش صادرات نفت ایران 2017-03-18 14:08

    Iran to raise oil exports to Europe by 60% within two months

    TEHRAN- Iran will increase oil exports to Europe by 60 percent by the next two months, National Iranian Oil Company’s managing director said, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • عید نوروز خراسان شمالی 2017-03-18 12:50

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Iran’s rite of house cleaning before Noruz

    As the Noruz approaches, Iranians make attempt to renew their living environment. This is done by cleaning their houses spick and span in what is called “khooneh tekooni”. Iranians spend the few weeks to the New Year doing this. They remove the carpets, wash them, mop the floor, the walls, furniture, and everything else.

  • مجتمع های پتروشیمی عسلویه و پارس جنوبی 2017-03-18 10:37

    Total, CNPC seek stake in Iranian gas project

    France’s Total and China’s CNPC are seeking stakes in a $4 billion project in Iran's giant South Pars gas field.

  • بسکتبال - تیم بسکتبال پتروشیمی - رابینسون 2017-03-18 02:05

    Petrochimi finish 2nd in WABA Champions Cup

    Petrochimi of Iran lost to Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon 83-69 in the West Asia Basketball Association (WABA) Champions Cup final in Amman, Jordan on Friday.

  • جام جهانی کشتی فرنگی در منطقه آزاد اروند 2017-03-18 01:55

    Iran win bronze in Greco-Roman World Cup

    Defending champion Iran rolled over Turkey, 6-2, in the bronze-medal dual of the Greco-Roman World Cup 2017 in Abadan, southwest of Iran.

  • الكعبة 2017-03-17 22:06

    Iran says its pilgrims attend Hajj this year, Riyadh confirms

    TEHRAN – Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia after a one-year absence, what seen as a rare promising spot in stalled relations between the two regional rivals.

  • ISRAELI JET 2017-03-17 18:00

    Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

    Syria said it shot down an Israeli war plane and struck another Friday after four of the aircraft violated Syrian airspace. However, Israel dismissed the reports that any of its jets were hit.

  • نشست خبری بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت خارجه 2017-03-17 17:49

    Iran to Riyadh: ‘Big mistake’ to think security is ‘buyable’

    TEHRAN – Reacting to the recent meetings between U.S. and Saudi officials, Iran’s Foreign Ministry lambasted Riyadh on Friday for acting under the illusion that security is a “buyable” luxury, saying it is committing a “big mistake” in prompting foreign intervention in the Middle East.  

  • هفت سین 2017-03-17 16:29

    Iranian Haft-Seen tablecloth embellishes Wellington library

    TEHRAN - The central library of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, has put a Haft-Seen tablecloth on display as of Thursday to celebrate the ancient Noruz, IRNA reported.

  • مرزبازرگان 2017-03-17 15:54

    Envoy hopes for smooth transport at border checkpoint with Turkey

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Turkey  Mohammad Ebrahim Teherian expressed hope on Friday that the trasport flow in the Gurbulak-Bazargan border crossing gets smoother.

  • Au Revoir La-Haut 2017-03-17 15:52

    Pierre Lemaitre’s “Au Revoir La-Haut” translated into Persian

    TEHRAN – French author Pierre Lemaitre’s “Au Revoir La-Haut” has recently been translated into Persian by Mahasti Bahreini.

  • Starless Dreams 2017-03-17 15:49

    Cleveland Institute of Art screens “Starless Dreams” 

    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Mehrdad Oskui’s acclaimed documentary “Starless Dreams” went on screen at the cinematheque of the Cleveland Institute of Art in the U.S. city Thursday.

  • دیدار حجت‌الله ایوبی رئیس سازمان سینمایی با علی نصیریان 2017-03-17 15:46

    Actor Ali Nasirian to write statement for National Day of Theater

    TEHRAN – The veteran stage and screen actor Ali Nasirian has assigned by the General Office for Dramatic Arts to write a statement for the National Day of Theater, which will be celebrated at Tehran’s City Theater Complex on March 27.

  • چیت چیان 2017-03-17 14:48

    Electricity exports to Iraq to be resumed in coming days: energy minister

    TEHRAN - Iran is set to resume electricity exports to Iraq in the coming days, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said on March 16.

  • Iran-Azerbaijan 2017-03-17 14:19

    Tehran, Baku stress expansion of economic ties

    TEHRAN- In a Thursday meeting in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, Iranian Communication and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi , who leads the Iranian side of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Committee, and the Azeri co-chairman of the committee, put emphasis on the expansion of economic ties between the two countries.

  • NIOC head 2017-03-17 13:28

    Iran’s oil output to reach 4m bpd by April 20: NIOC head

    TEHRAN- Oil production in Iran will reach four million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of the upcoming Iranian calendar year’s first month of Farvardin (March 20), National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Managing Director Ali Kardor announced in an interview with Seda weekly.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • Land of affection - Golestan 2017-03-17 12:47

    Land of affection - Golestan

    Golestan province is located in northeastern Iran, and southern of the Caspian Sea. Its capital is Gorgan. Northern areas of the province, a plain called Turkmen Sahra, a plain called Turkmen Sahra. Other ethnic groups such as Azerbaijanis, Qezelbashs, Kazakhs, Georgians, and Armenians also reside in this province.Tehran Times / Aboutaleb Nadri

  • Iran-New Zealand 2017-03-17 12:42

    New Zealand aims to revive sheep meat export to Iran

    TEHRAN- New Zealand aims to revive the export of sheep meat to Iran, as the country’s exporters consider it a lucrative trade, according to

  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-17 12:41

    Noruz in Snapshot

    People in Palangan historical village, western province of Kurdestan, celebrate Nowruz festivities every year by the beginning of the spring. The youngsters carry blazing torches around the village and at the same time some other start big fire on the other side of the village. The festivities finally end with people taking the torches outside the village and performing traditional dances. Tehran Times/ Aryan Nasrollahi

  • 02-AK1 Jafari.jpg 2017-03-17 12:35

    Iran boosting defense power ceaselessly: IRGC chief

    TEHRAN – Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has said Iran is not wasting a moment to improve its defense capabilities as in the missile and drone industries.