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  • 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.

  • ROBO CUP 2017 2017-07-30 18:14

    Amirkabir University ranks 3rd at RoboCup 2017

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Amirkabir University of Technology ranked third at the RoboCup 2017 competitions in Nagoya, Japan.

  • A view of the time-honored gas station number 234 in downtown Tehran 2017-07-30 09:15

    Gas station in Tehran gets national heritage status

    TEHRAN – A relatively long-standing gas station in downtown Tehran has recently been inscribed on the National Heritage List, bringing the number of Iran’s registered heritage sites to 31710, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Travelers sit overlooking the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. (Photograph: James Strachan/Getty/Robert Harding World Imagery) 2017-07-30 07:14

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, cozy and symmetrical

    TEHRAN – The 17th century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, central Iran, is one of the architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture.

  • renewable energies 2017-07-29 17:01

    Iranian cabinet adopts macro strategy to fulfill Paris Agreement

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers has devised and adopted a new macro strategy on energy to fulfill Paris Agreement by maximizing energy efficiency and lowering greenhouse gasses emission, environment chief said on Friday.

  • majlis 2017-07-28 19:06

    Majlis mulling to ease passport rules for women

    TEHRAN -- The Iranian parliament (Majlis) is considering a bill that would facilitate the procedure of passport issuance for female athletes, scientists, and traders, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • earthquake 2017-07-28 19:06

    Magnitude 4.7 quake leaves 16 injured

    TEHRAN — An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck Nahavand, the central-western province of Hamedan, on Friday morning, leaving 16 injured.

  • Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei is breaking ground for the first women-only beach in Qeshm island. 2017-07-28 18:50

    Ground broken for first women-only beach in Qeshm Island

    TEHRAN — Construction of the first women-only beach in the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm, southern province of Hormozgan, started on Thursday.

  • Sadabad complex to host ancient Amurdad celebration 2017-07-27 15:54

    Sadabad complex to host ancient Amurdad celebration

    TEHRAN - The Sadabad Cultural-Historical Complex in Tehran will hold ancient Amurdad celebration that its philosophy accentuates protecting nature and the environment.

  • Woodpeckers of Barzok 2017/07/27

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Woodpeckers of Barzok are affected by asymmetrical pattern of development

    Most woodpeckers are tied to tree habitats but dwell on a wide variety of species of trees regardless of their age and size.

  • An Iranian nomad weaves a rug in an undated photo. 2017-07-26 20:40

    Tehran exhibit features handmade tribal rugs

    TEHRAN - An exhibition of exquisite handwoven carpets and pictorial rugs crafted by Iranian nomads is currently underway at the Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel that has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-07-26 18:35

    Tourism needs more private sector investment: CHTHO chief

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism body is counting on the private sector to invest more in the country’s hospitality sector, encouraging it to take up the slack as moves to cede state-run tourism affairs to privately-owned entrepreneurs and entities are underway.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari 2017/07/26

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari, MD, PhD

    Melancholic temperament: Specifications and lifestyle

    part 1

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

  • SAFE HOUSE 2017-07-25 19:19

    22 safe houses for women running in Iran

    TEHRAN – There are currently 22 centers across Iran providing shelter for homeless women and those who are victims of domestic violence.

  • Urmia gears up for major handicrafts exhibit 2017-07-25 09:13

    Urmia gears up for major handicrafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – Urmia, the capital of northwestern West Ararzbaijan Province, will host a major handicrafts exhibit from July 31 to August 4.

  • Mirhadi Qareseyyed-Romiani in an undated photo 2017-07-24 18:06

    CHTHO appoints new deputy director for tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour on Saturday appointed Mirhadi Qareseyyed-Romiani as the new deputy for tourism affairs.

  • A view of Babak fortress, a tourist destination in West Azarbaijan Province, northwest Iran 2017-07-24 17:56

    Under tourists’ eyes: Challenging Babak fortress

    TEHRAN – High in the mountains at an altitude of 2,300 meters lies the relatively well-preserved Babak fortress, a tourist destination near Kaleybar in West Azarbaijan Province, northwest Iran.

  • Whale shark/ photo by David Robinson 2017-07-24 10:57

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Whale sharks subject to harassment in Iran’s southern waters

    The whale shark is aptly named. Bigger than any other shark, it is closer in size to giant whales but it is the largest fish in the sea, can grow to 12m in length and weigh up to 12 tons. With its giant mouth and large gill slits, the whale shark is a filter feeder.

  • Mohsen Hashemi 2017-07-24 10:55

    ‘Mass public transit a solution to Tehran air pollution, traffic jam’

    TEHRAN — The expansion of mass public transit fleet is a fundamental solution to the persisting air pollution and traffic congestion in the metropolis of Tehran, councilor Mohsen Hashemi said.

  • vehicle inspection 2017-07-24 09:12

    Vehicle inspection system becomes stricter

    TEHRAN – Cars are now being checked up stricter in vehicle inspection centers across the country with a focus on catalyst inspection and emissions control, the deputy chief of Iran’s Department of Environment said.

  • Iran ranked third in the chemistry Olympiad, which was held from July 6 to 15 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, ISNA reported.  The event hosted 297 students from 76 countries. Taiwan topped the list, while 2017-07-23 17:25

    Iranian students shine at chemistry, math Olympiads

    TEHRAN – Two teams of Iranian students won several medals in the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad and the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad, which were held in Thailand in Brazil respectively in recent days.

  • A view of the Yazd Water Museum with one of its life-sized wax effigies in the foreground.  2017-07-23 09:29

    Under tourists’ eyes: Yazd Water Museum

    TEHRAN – The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is famous for its qanats. Yazd Water Museum, one of the best of its kind, is devoted to the brave men who built such underground aqueducts in the past.

  • causes of death 2017-07-23 09:01

    WHO endorses Iran’s complete mortality data

    TEHRAN — The World Health Organization has endorsed Iran’s reliable completeness in classification of the leading causes of death, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi 2017-07-22 19:37

    Successful healthcare reform plan justifies the costs: minister

    TEHRAN — The healthcare reform plan’s success justifies the expenses arising from its implementation, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi told the Persian language Sharq newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.