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Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.

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Stop the Waste: Donate Leftover Food

A total of 15,000 tons of leftover food is thrown out every day in the capital city of Tehran, said the managing director of social services at Tehran Municipality.
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IAF Plans ‘$130 Art Sale’

The Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art will soon hold a ‘$130 Art Sale’ in mid-September at the Iranian Artists’ Forum (IAF) in Tehran.
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Rain and Hail in Tabriz

Heavy rainfall and hail in Tabriz in the last hot days of spring shocked and surprised local citizens. Some of the hailstones were as...
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“Let’s Adorn Footbridges with Flowers”

Suicide has become a new concern in many modern cities, as more people are resorting to killing themselves to end the misery of their lives. Psychologists and sociologists look at suicide from different angles, but none deny the costs it imposes on the mental and psychological security of city-dwellers.
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Environmental Issues Top JICA To-Do List

Addressing environmental problems is one of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s top priorities in Iran, according to the agency’s chief representative in Tehran.
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Architecture booms as Iran opens its doors to the world

Iran is "on the verge of a new era for architecture" according to local architects, as change sweeps through the Islamic republic following the lifting of...
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Antiquities of Iraqi Origin Seized in Tehran Subway

More than 10 ancient relics, worth nearly $1m, were recently seized by the Police in one of Tehran’s subway stations from a man who seemed to have transferred them from Iraq to Iran.

Famous Artworks to Embellish Tehran for Second Year

Copies of famous works of art, including many by prominent Western and Iranian artists, will appear next week on billboards and tableaus across the capital city of Tehran.

Artists Renovate Urban Spaces

The Tehran Beautification Organization is hosting the annual Baharestan event, showcasing some of Tehran's urban arts in springtime.

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