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  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/08/16

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Phlegmatic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    Part 2

    TEHRAN — Not only medical conditions but also health-related behaviors are considered personalized in Iranian-Islamic traditional medicine.

  • nano 2017-08-16 01:57

    Iran exporting nano products to 20 countries

    TEHRAN – Iran’s nano products are currently exported to 20 countries, the secretary for Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council affiliated with the vice-presidency for science and technology has said.

  • First vice president Jahangiri (R) is shaking hand with the new chief of environment Kalantari with former environment chief Ebtekar standing in the background.  2017-08-16 01:52

    New environment chief warns of ‘disastrous’ water scarcity

    TEHRAN — Water scarcity is Iran’s major concern and the situation is ‘disastrous’, the newly-appointed environment chief Isa Kalantari said on Monday.

  • A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-08-14 20:33

    Amir Chakhmaq Complex: A photogenic destination

    TEHRAN - The 19th-century Amir Chakhmaq Complex with its imposing three-story facade is one of the abundant tourist hotspots of Yazd, an oasis city in central Iran.

  • women's parliament 2017-08-14 19:14

    Women’s parliament makes debut in Iran

    TEHRAN – The first assembly of female experts in Iran, dubbed “women’s parliament”, opened in the city of Torbat-e Heydariyeh, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, on Sunday.

  • Hircanian forests 2017-08-13 20:08

    Endangered Hircanian forests saved against mining exploration

    TEHRAN — The governor general of the northern province of Mazandaran has rescinded a permit for mining exploration across 11,000 hectares of Hircanian forests in a move toward saving valuable, yet endangered natural resources.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-08-13 20:04

    Kalantari appointed new environment chief

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani in a decree on Sunday appointed Isa Kalantari as the vice president and the new chief of the Department of Environment.

  • علی اصغر مونسان 2017-08-13 19:29

    Mounesan named Iran’s new tourism chief

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani in a decree on Sunday appointed Ali-Asghar Mounesan as the new director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization.

  • People revel in a hot water spring near Sareyn in Ardebil province. 2017-08-12 19:40

    Dagestani bank offers $100m to Iran health tourism

    TEHRAN - Republic of Dagestan’s Elbin Bank aims to invest $100 million in Iran by constructing a health tourism township near the city of Ardebil in northwest of the country, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • A view of Miyandasht Caravanserai in north central Iran 2017-08-12 19:39

    Centuries-old caravanserais ceded to private sector

    TEHRAN – Two caravanserais in Semnan Province, north central Iran, were ceded to the private sector by auction late last week with the aim of making the best use of such centuries-old heritage sites, CHTN reported on Wednesday.

  • People celebrated the Caspian Sea Day by holding a kite-flying festival last year on the Roudsar beach, Gilan province. 2017-08-12 19:33

    On the occasion of Caspian Sea Day

    TEHRAN — Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states celebrate Caspian Sea Day, August 12, annually to raise awareness about the environmental ramifications of human interference with this valuable ecosystem.

  • welfare organization 2017-08-12 08:59

    Welfare organization empowers breadwinner women

    TEHRAN – Some 180,000 breadwinner women across the country are currently supported by the State Welfare Organization, said Habibollah Masoudi-Farid, the deputy director of the organization.

  • Mohammad Ali Najafi 2017-08-11 19:12

    Najafi sole candidate for Tehran mayor

    TEHRAN — Mohammad Ali Najafi remains the sole candidate who is widely expected to take up the post of Tehran mayor in the coming days or possibly weeks.

  • water shortage 2017-08-11 06:17

    Official reveals main reasons for Iran water crisis

    TEHRAN – The current water crisis in Iran is resulted from some specific reasons which are rooted in population growth and mismanagement, said the deputy energy minister for water resources planning.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly during a meeting in Tehran on August 8, 2017. 2017-08-09 20:05

    Tehran, Astana seeking an upswing in tourism ties

    TEHRAN - Iranian and Kazak officials have called for stronger tourism ties especially in marine and medical spheres.

  • Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei in an undated photo 2017-08-09 19:05

    Health tourism could fetch Iran $7b a year

    TEHRAN – The Iranian minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare has said that the country has a potential to earn $7 billion in revenues through attracting one million health tourists on a yearly basis.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/08/09

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Phlegmatic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    TEHRAN — Iranian traditional medicine encompasses a diversity of knowledge about preventive medicine, remedies, and the preservation and promotion of good health.

  • Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim 2017/08/08

    By Kaveh Madani and Shirin Hakim

    Trump’s new world order inadvertently making our planet great again

    As the U.S. pulls out of the Paris agreement, environmental governance might transform to deliver commitments

    Arguably one of the most unexpected events since the onset of the Trump administration’s unconventional policy reform is the United States backing out of the Paris Climate Agreement, severing alliances with world leaders tackling climate change.

  • indonesia 2017-08-08 00:59

    Tehran, Jakarta agree on cooperation in women’s affairs

    TEHRAN -- Zahra Pishgahi-Fard, the director general for human rights and women’s affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in her visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, visited Yohana Susana Yembise, the Indonesian minister of female empowerment and child protection.

  • An external view of the UNESCO-inscribed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran 2017-08-07 19:37

    Intl. officials surprised to see Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – Senior officials from sixteen countries visited the UNESCO-inscribed Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran, expressing surprise at the architectural and artistic masterpieces of the historic complex.

  • Intl. Informatics Olympiad 2017-08-07 09:12

    Iran dismisses Israeli claim on Intl. Informatics Olympiad

    TEHRAN — In response to an Israeli tweet claiming winning four medals at the 29th International Informatics Olympiad (IOI 2017) in Tehran, the event’s spokesman dismissed claims of awarding any medals to Israeli contestants.

  • Tehran metro line 6 2017-08-06 19:39

    Tehran metro among ITA Tunneling Awards finalists

    TEHRAN —Tehran metro line 6 is among the four finalists at International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Tunneling Awards 2017 in the category of ‘major project of the year’.

  • mine blast 2017-08-06 14:56

    Mine blast in Iran leaves one dead, one injured

    TEHRAN — A blast occurred on Saturday night in a coal mine in northern Iran, leaving one dead and another injured.

  • Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical touris 2017-08-06 09:51

    Regional countries to help Iran reshape medical tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran has signed agreements with 13 neighboring countries with the aim of developing and reorganizing its medical tourism sector.

  • A rider on horseback shows off his equestrianism skills during a local completion as musicians perform pieces of indigenous music in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on August 4, 2017. 2017-08-05 20:06

    Sanandaj hosts horseback competition

    A horseback rider shows off his equestrianism skills during a competition as musicians perform pieces of local music in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, on August 4, 2017. Watched by hundreds of spectators, the competition was held in various sections for men and women.

  • International Olympiad in Informatics 2017 2017-08-05 18:07

    Iran ranks 4th at IOI 2017

    TEHRAN — Iran came in fourth at the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) which was held in Tehran from July 28 to August 4.

  • waxwing 2017/08/02

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Waxwing poaching in Iran on the rise

    Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Pardisan Park have been facing an immense number of wildlife illegal trades; unfortunately poaching and illegal trade is all-encompassing. Many species are added to the list of poaching currently, but waxwing poaching is unprecedented and the species is doomed to extinction.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/08/02

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Melancholic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    Part 2

    TEHRAN — According to the Iranian Islamic traditional medicine if one could identify the patient's temper, they would predict his/her health-related behaviors rather than predisposition and prognosis to different diseases, and select the best treatment.

  • healthcare reform plan 2017-08-01 17:14

    Mobile dental clinics to offer free services in deprived areas

    TEHRAN – In a ceremony held on Monday, eighty mobile dental clinics started to be dispatched to underprivileged areas across the country with the goal of providing people with free-of-charge services.

  • SUV for wheelchair users 2017-07-31 10:22

    Safer traffic rules, easier public transit for persons with disability

    TEHRAN — Safer traffic rules to ensure protection for people with disabilities and providing more accessible public transport for them are on agenda.