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  Last Update:  03 March 2015 07:34  GMT                                      Volume. 12220

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Zarif slams double-standards toward anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says anti-Semitism and racism are rightly condemned but disrespects to the sanctities of Islam...

MP proposes paying subsidies to farmer around Lake Urmia to stop farming

Political Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonr suggests paying subsidies to farmers around Lake Urmia to encourage them stop planting crops...

Netanyahu is a ‘vagabond’ whose words are worthless: Velayati

Political Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Velayati, director of the Strategic Research Center at the Expediency Council, has stated that Netanyahu is a “vagabond” whose...

There’s no reason for not lifting sanctions: Rouhani

Political Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that there is no reason that why sanctions against Iran should not be lifted. He made the...

Municipality plans to cut air pollution in Tehran by 50% in 4 years

Political Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN -- Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says that the municipality under his leadership is considering measures to reduce air pollution in Tehran by...

Iran-Brazil Joint Chamber of Commerce to open Tehran office

Economic Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN - The Iran-Brazil Joint Chamber of Commerce will open an office in Tehran in the first month of the next Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 20. The...

Iran to sign 2nd gas export deal with Iraq soon: official

Economic Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Iran is set to sign an agreement with Iraq in the next Iranian calendar year to supply natural gas to the Iraqi southern city of Basra, according to...

Italian artist finishes first at Kish sculpture symposium

Art Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Italian sculptor Alessio Ranaldi won first prize at the 1st Kish International Sculpture Symposium, the organizers announced on Monday. Earlier in...


“The Ah with a Sheen” appeals to Russian translator

Art Desk - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Russian scholar Alexander Androshkin plans to translate Iranian writer Mohammad-Kazem Mazinani’s acclaimed novel “The Ah with a Sheen” into Russian. He...


Sirous Taherian takes charge of Iran water polo team

Sport Desk - Sunday, 01 March 2015

Sirous Taherian has been named head coach of Iran water polo national team on Sunday. The Iranian swimming federation had already negotiated with Montenegro...

We can avoid relegation, says Sardar Azmoun

Sport Desk - Sunday, 01 March 2015

Iranian international striker Sardar Azmoun hopes he can help his new team Rostov to avoid relegation. “I accepted moving to Rostov to work under Kurban Berdyev...

Iraq begins assault on ISIL strongholds north of Baghdad

By staff & agencies - Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia volunteer, have attacked the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (IISIL) terrorist...

Iran and 5+1 resume talks

TehranTimes - Monday, 02 March 2015

TEHRAN – Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) resumed nuclear talks...