• saki Today 11:25

    Only two countries accused of war crimes back Trump Iran policy

    Only Israel and Saudi Arabia, which have both been accused of committing war crimes, have welcomed Donald Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal and his insulting language against Iran.

  • health-related SDGs index Today 11:22

    Iran advances in health-related SDGs index

    TEHRAN -- Iran ranks 69 amongst 188 countries in health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) index from highest to lowest in 2016, according to a study conducted by The Lancet, the world’s leading independent general medical journal.

  • Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari Today 11:21

    By Seyed Mahdi Mirghazanfari

    Everything has a temperament: Age range and their suitable lifestyle

    Part 6

    TEHRAN — Temperaments, or to use the Persian term Mizaj, lay basis for Iranian traditional medicine.

  • Negar Gerami,WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran/ Photo by Majid Hamed Haqdoust, Tehran Times Today 11:21

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘WFP aims to ensure food security by innovative means’

    TEHRAN — The World Food Program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

  • Iran, Canada resume talks on bilateral ties Today 09:59

    Iran, Canada resume talks on bilateral ties

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced on Monday a Canadian delegation has traveled to Tehran to pursue efforts to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, Press TV reported.

  • Baghdad: Iran closes border with Kurdistan upon Iraq’s request Yesterday 08:42

    Baghdad: Iran closes border with Kurdistan upon Iraq’s request

    TEHRAN – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Iran has shut its border crossings to the Kurdistan region at the request of the Iraqi central government.

  • Exiting international agreements open to Iran too: Rouhani advisor Yesterday 08:41

    Exiting international agreements open to Iran too: Rouhani advisor

    TEHRAN – Pointing to President Donald Trump’s threat to exit the UN-endorsed nuclear deal, a senior political advisor to President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Monday that if the U.S. can pull out of international agreements then why not Iran.

  • Iraq ready to host Arbaeen ceremony 2017-10-16 20:27

    Iraq ready to host Arbaeen ceremony

    TEHRAN – Iraqi ambassador to Tehran Rajih al-Moussawi on Monday voiced his country’s readiness to hold the Arbaeen ceremony, saying some 3 million Iranian pilgrims come to Iraq annually which shows the two nations’ close ties.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, in southern Iran. 2017-10-16 20:25

    Booming small businesses can buttress tourism in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – Empowering small businesses can be used as an initiative which can consequently cater to boom in the country’s travel and hospitality sectors, said Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

  • Experts are seen at an excavation site at Tappeh Sofalin, northcentral Iran. 2017-10-16 20:24

    Traces of Elamite urban life detected in northcentral Iran

    TEHRAN – Vestiges of urban life attributed to Elamite-era (c. 2700 – 539 BC) have been found at Tappeh Sofalin, a prehistoric archaeological site located near Pishva, Tehran province, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered city in central Iran 2017-10-16 20:24

    Yazd on way to become first “City of Tourists” in Iran

    TEHRAN – The UNESCO-listed historical city of Yazd has launched a pilot project that could eventually turn it to the first “City of Tourists” in Iran, becoming a role model for other most-visited cities across the country.

  • IMF dismisses Trump’s pressure on Iran 2017-10-16 09:23

    IMF dismisses Trump’s pressure on Iran

    TEHRAN – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, said on Sunday that the IMF sees no reason to change its policy with regard to funds to Iran based on cues from the Trump administration.

  • Picture depicts a patchwork of special-processed Iranian handicrafts 2017-10-15 09:14

    Birjand gears up for handicrafts exhibit in December

    TEHRAN – Iran’s northeastern city of Birjand will play host to a national handicrafts exhibition, which will open its doors to the public on December 10, the organizers say.

  • Unhealthy environment 2017-10-15 09:01

    ‘Unhealthy environment kills 33,000 Iranians annually’

    TEHRAN — Around 33,000 people die each year in Iran because they are exposed to unhealthy environment, director for the environmental health research network affiliated with the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

  • Hormuz, the rainbow island of Iran 2017-10-14 20:25

    Hormuz, the rainbow island of Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf is well-known for its eye-catching ochre, a red-colored earth pigment that attracts domestic and foreign nature lovers and holidaymakers.

  • zarif 2017-10-14 20:18

    Zarif: 'Trump’s friendship is for sale to the highest bidder'

     “No wonder supporters of Trump’s inane Iran speech are those bastions of democracy in the Persian Gulf: KSA, UAE and Bahrain,” Zarif notes

  • Visitors walk through the scenic Katale-Khor Cave in Zanjan province, western Iran 2017-10-14 18:19

    Tougher regulation aims to protect Iran’s caves against damages

    TEHRAN – A taskforce commissioned by the Iranian Cave and Speleology Association has issued new guideline that requires provincial departments of environment to put in place tougher regulations to ensure the caves are better shielded against potential harms by people.

  • air pollution 2017-10-14 18:08

    Tehran traffic police to ban polluting vehicles, fine drivers

    TEHRAN — Tehrani motorists who fail to live up to emission standards set by traffic police will face 500,000 rials (nearly $13) fine and their vehicles will be impounded by the police.

  • Iranian director Karim Lakzadeh poses after accepting the best short film award for his “A Girl in the Room” at the Beirut International Film Festival in the Lebanese capital on October 12, 2017. 2017-10-14 18:02

    “A Girl in the Room” crowned best short at Beirut festival

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Karim Lakzadeh’s “A Girl in the Room” was selected as best short at the Beirut International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.

  • Iran not to start wars but to make aggressors regret: commander 2017-10-14 10:25

    Iran not to start wars but to make aggressors regret: commander

    TEHRAN – The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force said on Friday that although Iran is not a warmonger, it will make any aggressor regret.

  • Iran says supports united, democratic Spain 2017-10-14 10:23

    Iran says supports united, democratic Spain

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Thursday voiced Iran’s support for a united, integrated and democratic Spain, urging people in Catalonia to pursue their demands through peaceful and legal ways.

  • Working children have a fun day 2017-10-13 18:38

    Working children have a fun day

    TEHRAN — Working children spent a day of fun to celebrate the National Children’s Day in Karaj, Alborz province, on Thursday.

  • International police exhibition 2017-10-13 18:38

    International police exhibition to kick off in Tehran

    TEHRAN — The 16th international police exhibition, IPAS 2017, showcasing police equipment will open in Tehran on October 16.

  • Iranian economy not affected by U.S.: VP 2017-10-13 00:00

    Iranian economy not affected by U.S.: VP

    TEHRAN – The Iranian economy is not affected by “a foreign official’s remarks,” the vice president for economic affairs said on Wednesday as President Trump is expected to announce U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal within days.

  • Rezaee says Iranian nation will defeat Trump 2017-10-12 17:00

    Rezaee says Iranian nation will defeat Trump

    TEHRAN – Expediency Council secretary Mohsen Rezaee said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will be defeated by the Iranian nation should he play any games against the country.

  • Iran protests Somalia over fishing boat shooting 2017-10-12 10:14

    Iran protests Somalia over fishing boat shooting

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday strongly criticized Somalia for opening fire on an Iranian fishing boat, which killed the captain of the vessel and injured a sailor.

  • Mikhail Bogdanov 2017-10-12 09:00

    Russia says ready to mediate between S. Arabia and Iran

    Russia is ready and willing to mediate in establishing relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has stated.

  • A view of Naqsh-e Rostam 2017-10-12 08:00

    Naqsh-e Rostam: A must-see tourist hotspot in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A variety of spectacular massive rock–hewn tombs and bas-relief carvings at Naqsh-e Rostam has turned the ancient site to a must-see for holidaymakers traversing Iran. The Achaemenid necropolis is situated near Persepolis, itself a bustling UNESCO World Heritage site near the southern city of Shiraz.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad Moheb-Khodai 2017-10-11 20:43

    Iran set to tap into Halal tourism

    TEHRAN – An Iranian tourism official says special attention should be paid to Halal tourism as an emerging economic powerhouse to materialize the goal of attracting 20 million tourists annually by 2025.

  • technical-vocational training 2017-10-11 19:05

    $1.4b allocated for improving technical-vocational skills

    TEHRAN — Iran has allocated 55 trillion rials (nearly $1.4 billion) for improving technical and vocational education and training, the deputy labor minister said on Tuesday.