Iran eyes tourism a fertile source of revenue

Iran regards tourism a fertile source of generating wealth, seeking to make the best use of positive atmosphere created in the wake of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

Tehraners donate $2m to feast of charity

Tehraners have made contributions of more than 80 billion rials (nearly $2 million) over a charity event called Jashn-e Nikoukari (the feast of charity) from March 8-10, Tehran Province’s Relief Foundation director said.

Fitch Ratings predicts price collapse in global oil market

A major credit rating agency has predicted that oil prices would collapse in the second half of the current year, saying that increased activity of rigs in the United States could reverse the rising trend seen in the market in recent months.

Some regional states pave way for foreign presence: Dehqan

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says some regional countries are paving the way for the presence of foreign military powers in the region, stressing that the provision of security cannot be entrusted to others.

US economic growth data disappointing

A new report confirms a picture of the sluggish growth of the US economy in 2016 with the worlds largest economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

Iran, EU hold seminar to enhance nuclear cooperation

More than a year into the implementation of a landmark deal on the Iranian nuclear program, Tehran and the European Union are holding a high-level seminar with the aim of promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of atomic energy.

5b mobile phone users in 2017

The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of 2017, according to a study released by GSMA, the association of mobile operators.

Is food loss an issue for Iran?

Roughly one-third of the food produced around the world for human consumption, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted every year.


Iranian, Italian archeologists to shed new light on Burnt City

A team of Iranian and Italian archeologists and researchers have commenced large-scale interdisciplinary research to provide a clearer picture of life and urban settlement in the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southeast Iran that was thriving in the Bronze Age.

DOE set to rank ‘green’ universities

Iran’s Department of Environment will rank environmentally friendly universities based on international standards in the next Iranian calendar year, starting on March 21.

US Treasury imposes new sanctions against Iran

The administration of US President Donald Trump has imposed new sanctions on 13 Iranian individuals and multiple entities to ratchet up pressure on Iran over its missile program, according to a US Treasury Department statement.

Iran to ditch dollar as anger builds over Trump ban

Iran says it is preparing to stop using the dollar in its official statements – a move that had been in the offing but appears to have been expedited after Washington included the country in a list of seven nations that are banned from entering the United States.

Oman says it expects oil to rise to $70

Oman says it expects oil prices to reach $60-$70 a barrel by the end of the year – a price level that it says could mark the beginning of the balance between supply and demand.


At least 30 killed in Iran’s high-rise collapse

At least 30 firefighters have been killed after Irans oldest high-rise in southern Tehran collapsed on Thursday following a major fire in the building, state television and a news agency reported. 


Iran urges compensation for US violation of JCPOA

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says US Congress vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another 10 years was a violation of the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement, calling for measures to redress the breach.

Top 37 US scientists ask Trump to abide by Iran nuclear deal


Thirty-seven top US scientists, including some of the world’s leading experts in the fields of nuclear science and arms control, have written to President-elect Donald Trump, calling on him to abide by the nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office on January 20.

Syrian army announces halt to fighting by midnight

The Syrian military has announced a nationwide halt to fighting starting from midnight, in a move that could promote the diplomatic efforts aimed at ending years of Takfiri violence in the Arab state.


Police chief: Crimes down 5%


Crimes committed in Iran since mid-March 2016 have fallen by five percent compared to the figure for the corresponding period of the preceding year, said the commander of Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP).

Iran forces drill high-precision targeting

Major joint military drills by Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have entered their second day, when the recruits practiced high-precision targeting against mock invasive aircraft.

Killer of Russia envoy ex-Erdogan guard: Daily

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has identified the off-duty police officer, who recently gunned down Russia’s ambassador to Ankara, as a member of the team providing security for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Iran Trans Expo 2016 inaugurated in Tehran

The 1st International Exhibition of Transports and Logistics, Road Construction, Road Maintenance, and Related Industries of Iran known as Iran Trans Expo 2016 kicked off in Tehran on Sunday.

Half the worlds species failing to cope with global warming

Nearly half the species on the planet are failing to cope with global warming the world has already experienced, according to an alarming new study that suggests the sixth mass extinction of animal life in the Earth’s history could take place in as little as 50 years.

12.5m Iranian youth delay marriage

About 12.5 million youth of marriageable age delay marriage for a variety of reasons in Iran, said the deputy head of the Health Ministry’s Office for Population Health, Families and Schools.

Iranian martyrs of Iraq blast laid to rest

As many as 37 of the Iranian martyrs of a massive bombing, which targeted pilgrims near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad earlier in the month, have been laid to rest following a funeral procession in southern Iran.

OPEC agrees first oil production cut in 8 yrs: Informed source

Delegates attending the 171st ministerial meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have reached an agreement to slash oil production in a bid to prop up global prices, the first output cut since 2008, an informed source says.

South Korea’s Iran oil imports doubled in Q3


The latest official figures show that South Korea’s imports of crude oil from Iran more than doubled in the third quarter in a yet another indication that the Islamic Republic is rapidly increasing its post-sanctions oil exports. 

Iran ready to respond to US if sanctions renewed: Salehi

Iran is ready to respond if the US violates the landmark nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the group of six countries known as the P5+1 by renewing sanctions against the Islamic Republic, says the top Iranian nuclear official.

Sanctions renewal by US breach of commitments: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the renewal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic by the US is tantamount to the violation of commitments under the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the group of six countries known as the P5+1.

UK to soften Trump over Iran deal: Johnson

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he will try to soften US President-elect Donald Trump’s opposition to the nuclear deal reached between Iran and P5+1 in July 2015.

Leader: Iran to respond if US renews bans

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran would respond if the US proceeded to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) which expires at the end of 2016.


Iran transfers 11 tonnes of heavy water to Oman: AEOI

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country has transferred 11 tonnes of heavy water to Oman as part of its obligations under last years nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries.

Iran fulfilling heavy water obligations under JCPOA: AEOI

Iran has remained committed to its obligations, including those concerning its heavy water stockpiles, under last year’s landmark nuclear agreement signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries, a senior Iranian nuclear official says.

No climate justice without gender justice

The historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change last year is a breakthrough commitment to respect, promote and consider gender equality and women’s empowerment obligations while taking climate change action.

Millions of Muslims marching to Karbala for Arba’een

Millions of Muslims have been marching toward the shrine of the Third Shia Imam, Imam Hossein (PBUH), in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, to mark the 40th day to follow the anniversary of his martyrdom back in the seventh century.

OPEC production still higher than agreed: IEA

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have failed to curb production as agreed two months ago, with their output hitting a new all-time high, a global energy watchdog says.

22nd Press Exhibition opens in Tehran

The 22nd Press Exhibition, country’s most important press event, opened in Tehran on Friday, however, the event will be officially opened by President Hassan Rouhani today.

Iranians rally against US hostile policies

Iranians took to the streets across the country to demonstrate their disapproval of US hostile policies on the anniversary of the takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran 37 years ago.

Rouhani outlines economic achievements

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the country’s export of crude oil in the past month surpassed two million barrels per day (mbd), pointing to a range of options Iran has today for choosing the customers or the foreign currency for selling its oil.

11 Iranian universities on world’s top 1,000 list

11 Iranian educational institutions are ranked among the best global universities by the U.S. News & World Report, a multi-platform publisher of news and information providing authoritative rankings of best colleges, best graduate schools and best hospitals.


Breaking News:US ‘dismayed’ by Czech release of two Lebanese wanted

The US State Department said on Thursday that is was "dismayed" by the Czech Republics release of two Lebanese citizens wanted by the US for suspected arms trafficking.
The release comes after five Czechs who had been missing and presumed kidnapped in Lebanon for five months arrived home on Thursday.