Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Society and Culture

Iran tourism: Gerdabben lake freezing

Following a sharp drop in temperature in Iran’s Charmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Gerdabben lake in the provincial capital, Shahrekord, froze, creating a spectacular and beautiful scenery.

Tehran citizens experience extremely polluted air for roughly 2 weeks

The Iranian capital Tehran has been choked by heavy smog for roughly two weeks now.

Deadly quake hits Iranian city of Khoy, northwestern Iran

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale has jolted the city of Khoy in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province and surrounding areas.

Iran’s desert city of Zahedan gets rare snowfall

Rare snowfall blankets the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan, which has typically a hot desert climate and long summers.

Omid, single surviving West Siberian crane, no longer alone

Omid (Hope), the only remaining Siberian crane that keeps returning to Iran every winter, will no be longer alone, as officials transfer a mate from Belgium to the Fereydounkenar wetlands, Omid’s favorite residence for the cold season in northern Iran.

People watch street performances in Tehran on sideline of intl. theatre festival

On the sixth day of the 41st edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival, marking the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, four street performances went on stage in the City Theatre of Tehran and elsewhere in the Iranian capital on Thursday.

Heavy smug blankets Tehran’s Milad Tower

A clip captured by Iran’s ISNA News Agency shows that a thick smug blanketing landmark Milad Tower in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Iranian karateka seeks asylum in Switzerland

An Iranian karateka has applied for asylum in Switzerland after participating in competitions in France.

Official: Brain drain in Iran escalating into general immigration

The rate of migration by Iranians has increased 1.5 times in recent years. That’s according to the head of the immigration observatory of Iran.

Panther sighted in Damavand area of Iran

The environment department in Damavand County, north of the Iranian capital Tehran, has confirmed the rare sighting of a panther in the area.

People celebrate snowfall with snowman festival in Iran’s Hamedan

People in Iran’s northwestern province of Hamedan join a snowman festival as heavy downpours cover the region in white.

Official: ‘Iran burning mazut in 14 power plants’ as major cities suffer from air pollution

A Health Ministry officials says 14 Iranian power plans currently burn mazut, a low-quality fuel oil that negatively affects the quality of air.

Iran tourism: Akhlamad Frozen Waterfall in Khorasan Razavi

The Akhlamad tourist resort is in the city of Chenaran, some 80 kilometers northwest of the Iranian city of Mashhad.

200 people injured, 500 homes damaged as magnitude 5.4 quake jolts NW Iran

Officials say at least 200 people have been injured and around 500 homes sustained damage in a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck an area near the city of Khoy in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

Iran records nearly 21k deaths caused by air pollution annually: Official

An Iranian health official says the country registers 20,800 fatalities caused by air pollution in 27 cities every year, a figure that accounts for 12.6 percent of the total death toll.

Heavy snow blankets Tehran 

Heavy snowfalls on Sunday caught urban service authorities unawares and icy roads slowed the traffic across the Iranian capital.

Iran tourism: East Azarbaijan’s beautiful nature

Azarbaijan-e-Sharghi (East Azarbaijan) Province of Iran was called Azarbaijan-e-Khavari before the 1979 Islamic revolution. Both Khavari and Sharghi are Persian words for East or Eastern.

Picturesque foggy forests in northern Iran

The proximity to the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountain range are considered to be the main reasons for the survival of the forests in the northern part of Iran.

Iran tourism: Karaftu Cave, a major historical sight in Kurdistan Province

Karaftu Cave is a mysterious and wonderful cave in Iran that is located 67 kilometers off the city of Divandarreh in Iran's Kurdistan Province.

Armenian-Iranians celebrate Christmas, Baptism of Jesus

Armenian-Iranians, who follow the Christian faith, have participated in celebrations to mark Christmas and the Baptism of Jesus.

Watch popular cheetah cub Pirouz preparing to sleep in good health

A new video emerges of highly popular Iranian cheetah cub Pirouz preparing to sleep at night, soothing fresh concerns over the eight-month-old’s health conditions.

Iranian MP warns of “water war” within next 10 years

The vice chairman of the Iranian parliament’s agriculture, water, natural resources and environment commission has issued a stark warning about the consequences of the drying up of underground water resources in the country.

Official: Iran burns mazut as alternative fuel in 14 thermal power stations

A senior environmental official says Iran burns highly-polluting mazut as alternative fuel in 14 out of 16 thermal power stations across the country, but that is not the root cause of severe air pollution in metropolis like Tehran.

Iran’s capital gets fresh snowfall amid air pollution

Residents of Tehran woke up to fresh snowfall on Thursday as the Iranian capital continues to grapple with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

Renowned Iranian actress, Alidousti, released from prison

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti who was recently jailed for “supporting counter-revolutionary groups”, has been released on bail.

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