6 June 2015 14:24
Iranian Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar announced plans to develop halal tourism in Iran and increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the country.
"Our current tourism revenues stand at $7.5bln which should increase to $30bln and Iran will be the world's halal tourism hub in future," Soltanifar told reporters in Tehran...
4 June 2015 16:33
The survey by the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control (BCDPC) covers 1,736 primary and middle schools in the capital city.
Some 16.3 percent of middle school students smoke. Among the school staff, 33.7 percent of male employees are smokers, compared to 0.2 percent of female staff.
More than 30 percent of schools have cigarette vendors within 100 meters of campus,...
3 June 2015 9:40
A new study has recently revealed that some birds use a kind of false alarm to protect their nests from possible dangers by predators.
Birds are shameless eavesdroppers, listening and reacting to the calls of other species. If one bird spots danger and raises an alarm, other species will flee, too.
Now, new research indicates that some birds exploit this tendency in...
27 May 2015 10:02
Tehran hosted the 32nd International Quran Competition From May 15 to 23, 2015.
Memorization and recitation of verses from the holy Quran are viewed as an art-form, with the annual event attracting more and more enthusiasts.
The event brought together participants from almost all Islamic countries, providing a unique opportunity for people from different races across the continents to assemble in a...
25 May 2015 17:24
The lives of Nobel prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife were claimed by a car crash in New Jersey.
The Princeton University mathematician and his wife, Alicia, were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey on Saturday, according to the US police.
Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township on the New Jersey Turnpike when...
13 May 2015 10:41
One reason why dieting is hard is that people make plans to change what they eat based on what they think, rather than how they feel, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that people in the study generally...
12 May 2015 15:31
International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants Underway in Tehran
The ۱۳th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants is underway in Iranian capital, Tehran, from May ۱۱ to ۱۵.
7 May 2015 16:40
The set of Muhammad (PBUH) directed by Majid Majidi ©IRNA
The 39th edition of Montreal World Film Festival will open with Muhammad (PBUH), directed by the Iranian filmmaker, Majid Majidi.
Majidi and a number of his cast and crew members will also attend the world premiere of his latest film in Canada.
The Canadian festival’s president, Serge Losique, has described Majidi’s epic...
29 April 2015 10:58
In the fourth day of the 33rd Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), the press conference of the film “Mountain Queen” was held with its director, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, from Kyrgyzstan and Hossein Eidizadeh, Iranian Film critic, in attendance.
According to the public relations office of the 33rd FIFF, the Kyrgyz director said that he had enjoyed watching the Iranian film 'Closer', saying...
26 April 2015 13:30
The international section of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival has been inaugurated in Tehran.
This year, the festival was split into two sections in order to promote international participation, said the festival director, Alireza Rezadad, during an opening ceremony held in the Iranian capital on Saturday.
This is the first time in the festival history that the international films have been given...
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