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First graders celebrate new school year with “blossoms festival”

TEHRAN – Iranian students celebrated their first year of attending school joining “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival” held on Sunday in elementary schools nationwide. Yesterday, the schools hosted numerous little students glowing in colorful uniforms walking hand in hand with their parents down the streets to join classrooms for …

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750,000 Iranians suffering from dementia

TEHRAN – Some 750,000 people are diagnosed with dementia nationwide, Masoomeh Salehi, head of the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Association has announced. Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to …

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War tourism to be expanded in Khorramshahr

TEHRAN – War tourism, a kind of recreational travel to active or former war zones for purposes of sightseeing or historical study, is intended to be expanded in the city of Khorramshahr, a symbol of resistance during the 1980–1988 war against Iraqi invaders. “20 spots have been identified in this …

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UNWTO picks new affiliate members from Iran

TEHRAN – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently elected five affiliate members from Iran. Aras Free Economic Zone, Abbasabad Lands Rehabilitation Company, Tochal Complex, Mana-Seyr-Pardis Iranian travel agency, along with the Qeshm Free Zone Organization, have joined the UN World Tourism Organization, ISNA reported on Wednesday. The decisions were …

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Iran maintains visa waiver program for Omani nationals

TEHRAN – The cabinet of ministers on Wednesday approved to maintain a visa waiver program for Omani nationals which had been ratified last September for a one-year period. “The government took the decision in light of the friendly atmosphere in relations between the two nations and also in line with …

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Iran, Austria seek to expand tourism ties

TEHRAN – Iranian and Austrian officials on Wednesday discussed ways to expand tourism ties through promoting sustainable ecotourism and holding a joint symposium in this regard. “Iran and Austria can expand cooperation on exchanging tourists and professors, as the sector cannot be put under [U.S.-led] sanctions,” said Alexander Rieger, deputy …

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