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Iran to Set Up Offshore Bank in Kish Island: Report
Iran plans to open an offshore bank in the southern island of Kish “within a month” in a bid to facilitate its trade transactions and process international payments, a report said.
Tehran Hosts International Handicrafts Exhibition
The 26th National Exhibition and Fifth International Exhibition of Handicrafts took place from May 25-29 in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Complex (Mosalla). The...
Tayyebnia and Seif Positive about Growth Rates and Inflation
IFP: Economic Minister Ali Tayyebnia and Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif both addressed the 26th Annual Conference on Monetary and...
Gov’t Spokesman Congratulates Farhadi and Hosseini on Cannes Awards
Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Mohammad Baqer Nobakht referred to the recent awards given to Iranian artists in Cannes Film Festival as a source of pride for the Iranian nation, and extended his congratulations on the international success.
Shahrdari Tabriz Named Best Cycling Team in Asia
Iranian Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Continental cycling team Shahrdari Tabriz has been named the top team in Asia, thanks to superb performances at the recently concluded 31st Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan).
Iranian Police Seize Huge Haul of Drugs in Southeastern Province
Iranian anti-narcotics police have managed to seize 910 kilograms of opium in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the provincial police chief said on Saturday.
India Clears Part of Iran Oil Dues ahead of Modi’s Visit
According to a report carried by the Business Standard, Indian refiners cleared part of their $6.5 billion debt to Iran in euros through Turkey's...
New Zealand FM Calls for Closer Tehran-Wellington Ties
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully stressed the need for promotion of bilateral relations between the Oceanian country and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Iranian Women Do Not Give Up Easily”: Tech Girl Roxanne Varza
31-year-old Roxanne Varza placed 6th in Business Insider’s Top 30 Women under 30 in Tech back in 2013. She is trilingual, and holds degrees...
Iranian Zoologist Discovers Unexpected Species of Rare Intertidal Spiders
In a recent study by Iranian Alireza Zamani, Russian Yuri M. Marusik and American James W. Berry, arachnologists, a new species of intertidal spider...
USA Torpedoing JCPOA Would Reaffirm Iran’s Distrust
Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, a former member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, discussed the future of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, particularly given certain moves by non-Iranian sides, which have raised mistrust between Iran and the West.
Environmental Pollutants Conference Kicks Off in Tehran
The first international conference on environmental pollutants sampling and monitoring kicked off in Tehran on Sunday May 1.
Park Guen-hye Hopes for New Chapter Between Seoul and Tehran
South Korea’s president arrives in Tehran today on a three-day visit aimed at boosting mutual ties, becoming the first South Korean president to visit...
Iran Rolls Out Red Carpet for World-Class Auteurs
The 34th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) hosts acclaimed film directors from around the world. Well-known Hong Kong director Andrew Lau and Russian director Alexander Sokurov are among the attendees of the 34th FIFF, which began in Tehran on April 20. This is the second year in which the festival's international section has been held independently from its domestic counterpart. 50 countries are set to participate in the festival.
Soil Erosion Costs Iran $56bn Annually: Official
Soil erosion in Iran is so intense that it is costing the country $56 billion every year, says Mohammad Darvish, an official at the Department of Environment. On average, soil erosion in Iran is three times greater than other Asian countries, and it is one of the highest in the world, Darvish tells the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview.
Netherlands Consultants Assist in Saving Energy and Environment
Farhad Sharif, the deputy of international affairs, met Marten C. van den Berg, the vice minister for foreign trade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Susanna Terstal, the ambassador. 11 April 2016 ICCIMA – A group of Dutch companies came to Iran Chamber of Commerce to meet their Iranian counterparts for collaborations in the fields of agriculture, energy, oil and healthcare services. They were accompanied by the vice minister for foreign trade of the Netherlands.
Iranian Inventor Makes Robot for Deep Wells
Morteza Shirmohammadi is a young inventor who has received several top awards, registering 22 inventions. The 35-year-old inventor has invented a robot for forge welding and pipe cutting. Now, Shirmohammadi is involved in research to generate renewable energy. In an interview with Iran Daily, Shirmohammadi spoke about his inventions. Excerpts follow:
German Companies Seek Bilateral Agricultural Ties
German Minister of Food and agriculture Christian Schmidt came to Iran chamber of commerce to discuss about bilateral works and joint cooperation potentials with Iranian private sector.
Art project spotlights children of war
Iranian graphic designer Majid Abbasi Farahani initiated an art project to draw world attention to children as the main victims of wars and regional conflicts.
Meeting the Italian Artist who Writes Slogans on the Walls
These days, the street artist Luva Massironi - one of the pupils of the well-known visual artist Rammellzee, is a visiting guest at the 8thFadjr International Festival of Visual Arts.
German FM to visit Tehran on Feb 2: source
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is to visit Tehran on February 2, an informed source told IRNA here on Saturday.
Iran: All sanctions to be annulled today
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says “all oppressive sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic will be annulled today.”
Why Saudis Need to Rethink Their Policies
It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia is in deep social and political troubles, both internally and externally. For the past decades, the family has been leading an absolutely pre-medieval society to become a rich and glamorous petroleum-smelling society with sky-scrapers and fancy cars. Yet, the structure and norms of the society remain unchanged.
14 reasons why Saudi Arabia is a failed Mideast power
Saudi Arabia started 2016 shamefully by carrying out its largest mass execution since 1980, putting 47 men to death on Jan. 2. Among them were at least four prominent Shia activists, including a leader of the kingdom's Shia minority, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The killings have spurred a new round of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two regional powers.
US must not be allowed to talk of Iraq disintegration: Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US must not be allowed to speak of disintegrating Iraq.