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Health Tourism: Iran Able to Make $7bn Out of Mud

Seyed Ali Riyaz, an Iranian dentist, believes that the Islamic Republic has a great potential to attract health tourists and cab make as much...

Health up for Sale in Beauty Salons

Jam-e Jam newspaper reports on the boom of health and beauty services in unlicensed beauty salons in Iran – words translated by IFP.   The extreme...

Plant-based motor oil introduced in Iran

An Iranian company has unveiled the country’s first generation of biodegradable engine oils.

Iran’s Forests Grow despite Global Shrinkage: World Bank

Despite the fact that forests across the globe are shrinking at a rate of 0.09% annually, Iran’s forests expanded 0.98% on average per year over the past 15 years, according to a report by the World Bank entitled “World Development Indicators: Rural Environment and Land Use”.

Tehran from Above – Aerial Photos of the Capital

IFP: Tehran, the sprawling metropolitan capital city, has all the facilities and infrastructure you would expect in a major industrial, commercial and economic hub....

3 Iranian Police Killed in Clashes with Armed Drug Dealers

In an attack carried out by armed drug smugglers on a checkpoint in Iran’s southeastern border city of Khash in Sistan and Balouchestan Province, three law enforcement officers were killed, the provincial police chief announced on Wednesday.

Mountain Hiking in Iran is Both Attractive and Cheap: Mountaineer

“Many people are fond of Iran’s mountains, but still there are many others who don’t know how they can get there. They don’t even know that a journey to Iran’s mountains is much cheaper than many other countries.”

Ebtekar Speaks of “Planet” and “Peace” at the Environment, Religion and Culture Seminar

As reported by Ana News and translated by IFP, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President and Head of the Environmental Protection Organization, attended a seminar about the interconnection between religions, cultures and the environment on Apr 26. Here are her own remarks on what she saw there, as well as the two speeches she gave to the delegates.

Winter Is Coming for Iran’s Bakhtiari Nomads

Bakhtiari tribes spend the six coldest months of the year in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, then, after climbing the cold and snowy heights...

Taxi-library in northern city promotes book-reading

A taxi-driver in the northern city of Rasht has accommodated his car with books in a bid to encourage his passengers to read while travelling in his taxi.

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