Nowruz Is Here: Iran Celebrates Beginning of Persian New Year

People in Iran and a number of other countries are celebrating the beginning of the New Persian Year, historically known as Nowruz.

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Iran’s First Woman Chopper Pilot Praised by Veteran Captains

Samira Shabani is the first helicopter pilot in Iran, with two years' experience of flying aircraft. She believes flying a chopper is more difficult than flying a plane.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

New Solar Cells Developed to Be Installed on Handbags

Researchers at Amir Kabir University of Technology in Tehran have managed to design laser-based polymeric solar cells that can be installed on handbags.

Iran Urges End of Bloodshed on 4th Anniversary of Yemen War

On the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s invasion of Yemen, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the blatant aggression on the country’s territory and called for an end to the war and bloodshed there as soon as possible.

Historical Village of Fahraj: A Gem in Heart of Iran Deserts

Fahraj, located 30 kilometres east of Yazd in central Iran, is an ancient village in the heart of Iranian deserts dating back to pre-Islamic times.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Shalmash Cascades

There is a cluster of waterfalls called "Shalmash" near a village with the same name on the outskirts of the city of Sardasht in Iran’s West Azarbaijan province.

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s ‘Provocative’ Comments in Lebanon

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the “provocative, meddlesome, and undiplomatic” comments made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Lebanon are indicative of Washington’s excessive outrage over the Lebanese nation’s unity and solidarity.

Beauty of Persian Gulf More Tangible at Parsian Coast

Each year, from late December to mid-April, tourists arriving in Iran’s southern waters face an amazing scene: the green plants of the shoreline, which can be best seen at a coast called Parsian.

Iran Increases IQ of 70 Million Children Using Iodized Salt

The Iranian government has managed to increase the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of an estimated 70 million children since about 30 years ago by adding iodine to the salt they consumed, a senior academic says.

All Forces Mobilized as Floods Wreak Havoc on Northern Iran

Iranian armed forces and civil bodies have been deployed in northern Iran as flash floods seriously affected people of Golestan and Mazandaran provinces, leaving behind casualties and making thousands displaced.

Oldsters Thrilled to See Their Portraits Painted on Village’s Walls

An Iranian artist in the north of the country has started to turn the frontage of village houses into beautiful portraits of old men and women.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

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