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We are in Iran for cooperation, not to sign memorandums: Russian official

TEHRAN-- The Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mamonov, said that Russian working groups are in Iran for cooperation not just to sign memorandums.
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We are in Iran for cooperation, not to sign memorandums: Russian official

TEHRAN-- The Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mamonov, said that Russian working groups are in Iran for cooperation not just to sign memorandums.

Mirror of the sky: Visit Hoz-e Sultan in central Iranian plateau

TEHRAN – Salt lakes sometimes appear like giant expanses of mirror, making it hard to differentiate between the sky and the ground. Hoz-e Sultan, a lonely salt lake in the heart of Iran, is one of those.
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Mirror of the sky: Visit Hoz-e Sultan in central Iranian plateau

TEHRAN – Salt lakes sometimes appear like giant expanses of mirror, making it hard to differentiate between the sky and the ground. Hoz-e Sultan, a lonely salt lake in the heart of Iran, is one of those.

CHHTO hosts woodturning exhibit 

TEHRAN - A collection of woodworks crafted by art students has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.
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CHHTO hosts woodturning exhibit 

TEHRAN - A collection of woodworks crafted by art students has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.

Iran confiscates 800 tons of narcotics in 3 months

TEHRAN – Deputy Police Chief Ayoub Soleimani said on Sunday the total amount of illicit drugs confiscated across the country over the past three months have reached 800 tons.
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Iran confiscates 800 tons of narcotics in 3 months

TEHRAN – Deputy Police Chief Ayoub Soleimani said on Sunday the total amount of illicit drugs confiscated across the country over the past three months have reached 800 tons.

Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture

TEHRAN – The centuries-old Vank Cathedral (locally called Kelisa-ye Vank) is widely referred to as an everlasting masterpiece of architecture.
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Vank Cathedral: A gorgeous fusion of Islamic, Armenian architecture

TEHRAN – The centuries-old Vank Cathedral (locally called Kelisa-ye Vank) is widely referred to as an everlasting masterpiece of architecture.

Stepping into Fahraj mosque, one of the oldest Islamic structures in Iran

TEHRAN –Standing tall in Iran’s Yazd province, Jameh Mosque of Fahraj, which dates over 1400 years, is of great significance as one of the oldest extant mosques in Iran. It represents an important evolutionary stage in mosque construction from very modes
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Stepping into Fahraj mosque, one of the oldest Islamic structures in Iran

TEHRAN –Standing tall in Iran’s Yazd province, Jameh Mosque of Fahraj, which dates over 1400 years, is of great significance as one of the oldest extant mosques in Iran. It represents an important evolutionary stage in mosque construction from very modest materials to wooden roofs on arcades, finally to full scale vaulting with permanent materials.

Researchers design application for diagnosing bow-leggedness

TEHRAN- Researchers at Kermanshah University of Technology have designed an application for diagnosing bow-leggedness, ISNA reported on Saturday.
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Researchers design application for diagnosing bow-leggedness

TEHRAN- Researchers at Kermanshah University of Technology have designed an application for diagnosing bow-leggedness, ISNA reported on Saturday.

Plans underway for turning hospitals into bigger networks

TEHRAN- The health ministry has devised a new scheme for turning hospitals into bigger networks, announced the ministry’s director of hospitals management and clinical services development department, adding that details will be finalized by the end of the
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Plans underway for turning hospitals into bigger networks

TEHRAN- The health ministry has devised a new scheme for turning hospitals into bigger networks, announced the ministry’s director of hospitals management and clinical services development department, adding that details will be finalized by the end of the current [Iranian calendar] month (July 22). 

‘Only half of Iranians have good health literacy’

TEHRAN – Only 50 percent of Iranians have good health literacy, the secretary of the 7th Symposium and the 4th National Self-care and Patient Training Festival announced, Mehr reported on Sunday.
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‘Only half of Iranians have good health literacy’

TEHRAN – Only 50 percent of Iranians have good health literacy, the secretary of the 7th Symposium and the 4th National Self-care and Patient Training Festival announced, Mehr reported on Sunday.

No more passport stamps for foreign nationals visiting Iran

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued an order for the waiver of physical stamping on travelers’ passports upon entering or leaving the country. 
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No more passport stamps for foreign nationals visiting Iran

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued an order for the waiver of physical stamping on travelers’ passports upon entering or leaving the country. 

Space technology companies, startups to gather at Tehran exhibit

TEHRAN -- Iranian knowledge-based companies and startups active in the field of space technology will gather during a space products exhibition, which will be held form July 7 to 9 in Tehran.
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Space technology companies, startups to gather at Tehran exhibit

TEHRAN -- Iranian knowledge-based companies and startups active in the field of space technology will gather during a space products exhibition, which will be held form July 7 to 9 in Tehran.

Azerbaijan, Iran launch new infrastructure project with online technology

TEHRAN -- Azerbaijan and Iran have launched a new transportation-related infrastructure project known as “e-TIR,” which envisages the full electronic transit operations at the Astara border crossing between the two Caspian region neighbors, Caspian News r
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Azerbaijan, Iran launch new infrastructure project with online technology

TEHRAN -- Azerbaijan and Iran have launched a new transportation-related infrastructure project known as “e-TIR,” which envisages the full electronic transit operations at the Astara border crossing between the two Caspian region neighbors, Caspian News reported on Friday.

Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

TEHRAN – Some 4,000 to 5,000 of people residing in the country’s capital lose their lives per year due to air pollution, according to statistics published by the ministry of health.
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Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

TEHRAN – Some 4,000 to 5,000 of people residing in the country’s capital lose their lives per year due to air pollution, according to statistics published by the ministry of health.

25% of population live in rundown areas, informal settlements

TEHRAN – There are 1.3 million hectares of rundown areas and informal settlements across Iran which accommodate over 25 percent of the total population of the country, Kaveh Haji Ali-Akbari, head of the renovation of rundown areas organization affiliated t
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25% of population live in rundown areas, informal settlements

TEHRAN – There are 1.3 million hectares of rundown areas and informal settlements across Iran which accommodate over 25 percent of the total population of the country, Kaveh Haji Ali-Akbari, head of the renovation of rundown areas organization affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

Relief foundation plans to provide 200,000 jobs for the deprived

TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation plans to create 200,000 jobs in order to facilitate income generation for the deprived, as soon as the required budget is provided, Hojjatollah Abdolmaleki, deputy director of the Foundation has said.
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Relief foundation plans to provide 200,000 jobs for the deprived

TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation plans to create 200,000 jobs in order to facilitate income generation for the deprived, as soon as the required budget is provided, Hojjatollah Abdolmaleki, deputy director of the Foundation has said.

30 hotels being built in East Azarbaijan province

TEHRAN – A total of 30 hotels and apartment hotels are under construction by the private sector across East Azarbaijan to develop the hospitality industry in the northwestern Iranian province.
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30 hotels being built in East Azarbaijan province

TEHRAN – A total of 30 hotels and apartment hotels are under construction by the private sector across East Azarbaijan to develop the hospitality industry in the northwestern Iranian province.

Visit Portuguese Castle of Hormuz

TEHRAN – The crumbling Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, built in the early 16th century, is one of the last surviving monuments of the colonial rule in the Persian Gulf. It is now a tourism attraction where you can soak up the silence while traveling thr
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Visit Portuguese Castle of Hormuz

TEHRAN – The crumbling Portuguese Castle of Hormuz Island, built in the early 16th century, is one of the last surviving monuments of the colonial rule in the Persian Gulf. It is now a tourism attraction where you can soak up the silence while traveling through time. For visitors it seems to be easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of Portuguese military forces five centuries ago!

Mental health screening scheme to be launched at schools

TEHRAN – A scheme to determine the prevalence and incidence of psychiatric disorders in students will be implemented at schools across the country by the next school year (starting on September 23), director for education department at the Ministry of Educa
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Mental health screening scheme to be launched at schools

TEHRAN – A scheme to determine the prevalence and incidence of psychiatric disorders in students will be implemented at schools across the country by the next school year (starting on September 23), director for education department at the Ministry of Education has said.

2 billion tons of soil erodes annually in Iran: expert

TEHRAN – Iran loses 2 billion tons of soil per year as a result of land use changes, rainfed agriculture, and overgrazing, Hossein Akhani, environmental and botanical expert has announced.
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2 billion tons of soil erodes annually in Iran: expert

TEHRAN – Iran loses 2 billion tons of soil per year as a result of land use changes, rainfed agriculture, and overgrazing, Hossein Akhani, environmental and botanical expert has announced.

Scientific co-op, knowledge exchange essential for promoting peace, welfare for all: minister

TEHRAN—In the today’s world where challenges a country is facing becomes other countries’ problems in no time, scientific cooperation and knowledge exchange for sustainable development are essential for promoting peace and welfare for all, the cooperati
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Scientific co-op, knowledge exchange essential for promoting peace, welfare for all: minister

TEHRAN—In the today’s world where challenges a country is facing becomes other countries’ problems in no time, scientific cooperation and knowledge exchange for sustainable development are essential for promoting peace and welfare for all, the cooperation, labor and social welfare minister has said.

Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd

TEHRAN – Following their visits to Shiraz, a group of Hungarian tour operators and travel associates toured Yazd, holding talks with local officials and fellows of the central Iranian province, which its historical capital of the same name is a UNESCO Worl
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Hungarian tour operators visit Yazd

TEHRAN – Following their visits to Shiraz, a group of Hungarian tour operators and travel associates toured Yazd, holding talks with local officials and fellows of the central Iranian province, which its historical capital of the same name is a UNESCO World Heritage.

Smoking causes 30% of cancer deaths in Iran: expert

TEHRAN -- About 30% of cancer-related deaths in Iran are caused by smoking cigarettes, the vice president of Ahvaz’s Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences for health affairs announced, ISNA reported on Thursday.
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Smoking causes 30% of cancer deaths in Iran: expert

TEHRAN -- About 30% of cancer-related deaths in Iran are caused by smoking cigarettes, the vice president of Ahvaz’s Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences for health affairs announced, ISNA reported on Thursday.

Iran, Iraq ink MOU to expand tourism ties  

TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq have recently agreed in principle to further develop ties in the arenas of tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage and handicrafts, CHTN reported. 
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Iran, Iraq ink MOU to expand tourism ties  

TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq have recently agreed in principle to further develop ties in the arenas of tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage and handicrafts, CHTN reported. 

Spain conference addresses “Iran, Cradle of Civilization"

TEHRAN – Spain’s Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) on Wednesday hosted a well-attended conference devoted to ancient Iranian arts and history.
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Spain conference addresses “Iran, Cradle of Civilization"

TEHRAN – Spain’s Archeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) on Wednesday hosted a well-attended conference devoted to ancient Iranian arts and history.

Tabriz to host major exhibits of tourism, handicrafts

TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Tabriz, which was once an influential adherent of the Silk Road corridor and a gateway to Europe, is to play host to major exhibits of tourism and handicrafts, IRNA reported.
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Tabriz to host major exhibits of tourism, handicrafts

TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Tabriz, which was once an influential adherent of the Silk Road corridor and a gateway to Europe, is to play host to major exhibits of tourism and handicrafts, IRNA reported.

Azerbaijan calls for stronger ties with Iranian labor unions 

TEHRAN — Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev has called for cementing ties with Iranian labor unions.
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Azerbaijan calls for stronger ties with Iranian labor unions 

TEHRAN — Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev has called for cementing ties with Iranian labor unions.

Interior Ministry, Sharif University, Traffic Police, Cycling Federation to promote clean transportation 

TEHRAN — The Municipalities and Village Administrators Organization, affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, along with Traffic Police, Sharif University of Technology, and Cycling Federation of Iran have agreed to cooperate on promoting clean transportatio
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Interior Ministry, Sharif University, Traffic Police, Cycling Federation to promote clean transportation 

TEHRAN — The Municipalities and Village Administrators Organization, affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, along with Traffic Police, Sharif University of Technology, and Cycling Federation of Iran have agreed to cooperate on promoting clean transportation, IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Half of corals survived bleaching in Chabahar Port

TEHRAN — Based on the latest field operation carried out by Chabahar Oceanography Center in southeastern Chabahar Port, half of the coals which have turned completely white survived the bleaching event, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday. 
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Half of corals survived bleaching in Chabahar Port

TEHRAN — Based on the latest field operation carried out by Chabahar Oceanography Center in southeastern Chabahar Port, half of the coals which have turned completely white survived the bleaching event, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday. 

Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report

Highlighting the ongoing decline of biodiversity and resilience in natural forests in the Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its newest comprehensive report regarding the future of forest in Asia-Pacific
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Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report

Highlighting the ongoing decline of biodiversity and resilience in natural forests in the Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its newest comprehensive report regarding the future of forest in Asia-Pacific region has asked country members to take firm measures to reverse this trend. 

Alborz province sinks 29cm annually, NCC warns

TEHRAN – Iran’s National Cartographic Center (NCC) has warned that northcentral Alborz province, adjacent to Tehran, is suffering from land subsidence by an annual rate of 29 centimeters, which must be tackled before incurring great loss, IRNA reported o
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Alborz province sinks 29cm annually, NCC warns

TEHRAN – Iran’s National Cartographic Center (NCC) has warned that northcentral Alborz province, adjacent to Tehran, is suffering from land subsidence by an annual rate of 29 centimeters, which must be tackled before incurring great loss, IRNA reported on Tuesday.