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  • cycling group 2017-09-10 18:28

    Cycling group promotes protecting water resources in Iran

    Nafas, an Iranian eco-conscious cycling group, pedaled from Gorgan Gulf - the largest Gulf in the Caspian Sea in northern Iran - to Lake Urmia, northwest of the country, with the aim of raising awareness about protection of seas, lakes and freshwater.

  • A cluster of foreign tourists pose for a photo during their visit to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad. Women are clad in chadors, a shapeless gown that cov 2017-09-09 20:27

    Iran experiencing significant boom in Western tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Emerging from years of strict economic sanctions and an image tarnished by certain media outlets, Iran is now experiencing significant boom in Western tourist arrivals as the country harbors a rich cultural heritage and history and maybe above all being home to many hospitable people.

  • read with me 2017-09-09 17:21

    Setareh Behroozi

    ‘Read with Me’, it is your right!

    Entering into a house with a white door at Tehran’s Yousefabad neighborhood, Shirin Ahmadian greets me with a welcoming smile into the delightful house of ‘Read with Me’.

  • organic products 2017-09-09 17:20

    Tehran joins Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture

    TEHRAN -- Tehran Municipality’s Fruits and Vegetables Markets Management Organization has got the membership of the Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA).

  • An undated photo depicts previously excavated parts of the Great Wall of Gorgan in northern Iran. 2017-09-08 13:53

    Eyeing UNESCO status, Iran’s Great Wall of Gorgan to undergo restoration

    TEHRAN – The ancient Great Wall of Gorgan, northern Iran, is projected to be restored with an eye to get UNESCO World Heritage status

  • A photo collection depicts artisans participating in and visitors to the 11th International Festival of Tribes Culture in Golestan province, northern Iran, September 5, 2017. 2017-09-08 01:57

    Intl. Festival of Tribes Culture underway

    A photo collection depicts artisans participating in and visitors to the 11th International Festival of Tribes Culture in Golestan province, northern Iran, September 5, 2017.

  • iran-e man 2017-09-06 17:25

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Iran-e Man, a campaign bringing color to deprived schools

    With the summer drawing to a close, it is time for millions of children around Iran heading back to school.

  • childhood obesity 2017-09-06 17:24

    WHO endorses Iran’s obesity prevention program

    TEHRAN — Officials from the World Health Organization have endorsed Iran’s obesity prevention program which aims to curb overweight and obesity among teenagers and preschoolers.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/09/06

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament

    Part 1

    Everything in this world including animals, plants and inanimate objects, seasons, climatic conditions, age, or gender have a temperament (Mizaj). It means that everything can be described regarding its warmness or humidity.

  • eco-conscious campaigns 2017-09-06 13:42

    Eco-conscious campaigns in past week

    A number of environmental NGOs in Shiraz, southern Fars province, raised awareness about protection of the Asiatic cheetah among children through playing games including the famous ‘snakes and ladders’.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-09-05 08:30

    Milad Tower hosting Yazd’s cultural days

    TEHRAN – Yazd Cultural Days opened at the foot of Milad Tower in Tehran on Monday to put the spotlight on rich traditions and attractions of the ancient Iranian city which has recently been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • A view of the historical Hasht Behesht Palace in Isfahan. 2017-09-04 20:55

    Safavid-era palace undergoes restoration

    TEHRAN – Several schemes of restoration work have recently been started on Hasht Behesht Palace, an exquisite Safavid-era (1501–1736) structure in Isfahan, central Iran, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • market 2017-09-04 20:44

    Iranian job market shifting toward female workforce

    Jobless rate among women increased in past decade: minister

    TEHRAN – An investigation into the job market in Iran shows that employment among women has decreased in comparison with men during 2006-2013, but the trend has reversed over the past three years.

  •  A photo collection depicts some giant models of Iranian UNESCO World Heritage sites at Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum. 2017-09-04 19:11

    By Afshin Majlesi

    See Iran’s World Heritage sites in landscaped miniature park

    TEHRAN – For ones who are always short of time but fascinated with rich Iranian cultural heritage - no matter what age they are - visiting Tehran’s Miniature Garden Museum, featuring replicas of the country’s most important historical landmarks and landscapes, is a must.

  • Childhood overweight, obesity doubled in Iran 2017-09-04 09:09

    Childhood overweight, obesity doubled in Iran

    TEHRAN — With the number of undernourished children decreased by half over the past two decades, overweight and obesity have doubled among the Iranian children, said an official with the Ministry of Health.

  • Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life  2017-09-03 20:25

    Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life

    TEHRAN — Good nutrition and healthy food is our first defense against disease and our source of energy to live and be active.

  • Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator offering services 2017-09-03 18:01

    Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator offering services

    TEHRAN — Iran’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is now providing the costumers with communication services, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • Tourists visit a Zoroastrian tower of silence and its adjacent fire temple in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-09-03 08:49

    Yazd on traveler’s radar after getting UNESCO status

    TEHRAN – Tour operators working in Iran and even abroad have lauded the inclusion of Yazd on UNESCO World Heritage list, as a privilege that helps to put the historic city on traveler’s radar worldwide.

  • An undated photo depicts ancient Bam citadel undergoing renovation in south-eastern Iran. 2017-09-02 19:57

    Bam citadel’s giant gateway regaining former glory

    TEHRAN – Restoration work on the giant gateway of Arg-e Bam, a quake-stricken UNESCO-registered citadel in south-eastern Iran, will be completed in October, said the Bam and its Cultural Landscape project manager.

  • Candlelight tribute held for schoolgirls killed in bus accident 2017-09-02 17:48

    Candlelight tribute held for schoolgirls killed in bus accident

    TEHRAN — People lit up candles Friday night in sympathy with families of the schoolgirls who were killed as the bus carrying them rolled over early morning the same day.

  • Noor Student Competition 2017-09-02 17:48

    The winners of 2017 Noor Student Competition honored in closing ceremony

    On September 1st, coinciding with the Eid al-Adha, the closing ceremony of the second round of Noor Student Competition; Recognition of Prof. Jackie Ying successfully took place at the “Hozeh Honari - Andisheh Hall” in Tehran. The winning students and top educational centers were honored and praised for their achievements.

  • National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah 2017-09-02 09:08

    National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — A national campaign is calling for collecting contributions to help protect Asiatic cheetahs living in Touran National Park.

  • Bus carrying schoolgirls rolls over, 9 killed 2017-09-01 17:42

    Bus carrying schoolgirls rolls over, 9 killed

    TEHRAN — A bus rollover early on Friday killed seven schoolgirls, their teacher, and the driver and 34 others were injured.

  •  Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi 2017-09-01 17:42

    Iran to classify internet censorship

    TEHRAN — Iran is taking initiatives to classify internet censorship under ‘age’ and ‘occupation’ within the next two to three months.

  • Picture depicts the skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered historical city in central Iran. 2017-08-30 18:58

    Yazd revels in tourism surge

    TEHRAN – The central Iranian province of Yazd is on track to welcome more tourists by registering a major boost in the number of its ecolodges and inscribing its historical capital on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • charity 2017-08-30 18:58

    Iranians donate $25m in alms

    TEHRAN – Benevolent people across Iran donated one trillion rials (about $25 million) in alms during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year, began on March 21, 2017.

  • CTHTO Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2017-08-30 18:55

    Each tourist means 30 barrels of oil in revenues for Iran

    TEHRAN – Every single foreign tourist visiting Iran spends an average of $1,200, bringing in income as much as exporting 30 barrels of oil, the Iranian tourism chief said in a meaningful comparison as the country seeks to cut reliance on oil incomes.

  • whiteflies 2017-08-30 08:50

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Whiteflies all around: Who is displaced?

    Walking on Tehran’s streets, you are getting surrounded by white mobile dots. At first, you may think that it is an illusion. But it is real; whiteflies, new inhabitants of the capital!

  • Socially responsible investing 2017-08-29 20:11

    S.Korea embassy holds ‘socially responsible investing’ conference in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Embassy of South Korea in Tehran held a conference with the theme of “Socially Responsible Investing and Social Entrepreneurship” at the Iran chamber of commerce’s headquarters on Sunday.